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Category: Political Correctness

May 21 2020

Open Thread

Secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That's the kiss-ass generation we're in right now. We're really in a pussy generation. Everybody's walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist. - Clint Eastwood
Apr 17 2020

Land O’Lakes Indian Maiden Is Canceled

Day in, day out, during good times or bad, COVID-19 or no COVID-19, progressives progressively chip away at American culture in the name of sensitivity, with the goal of obliterating it completely so that they can impose a contrived degenerate culture in its place. No Americana is safe — not even Mia, the iconic Indian maiden who has been featured on Land O’Lakes butter packaging since 1928.

Just as Phoenix’s Squaw Peak was officially renamed on behalf of political correctness, Mia has been disappeared down the memory hole:

[A company] statement didn’t mention a reason for why the maiden was removed from the packaging, and the website does not include any trace of the character.

According to the statement,

The new packaging features farmers: the foundation of the cooperative’s membership, history and connection to communities across the country. This packaging reflects the foundation and heart of our company culture and connects consumers to the farmer-owners whose milk is used to produce the great products they know and love.

The farmers must be hiding in the trees, or underwater holding their breath:

Creepy. Like those old Soviet photos from which Stalin had fellow commies who had been canceled removed.

Though the suits aren’t saying so, this is undoubtedly another example of caving to PC crybullies:

Native people have called the imagery racist, and that it goes “hand-in-hand with with human and sex trafficking of our women and girls … by depicting Native women as sex objects,” according to North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo, D-Fargo, who is a registered member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

Land O’Lakes had tried to compromise by emphasizing “a head-and-shoulders view of the Indian maiden, who was no longer obviously kneeling.” By you can’t compromise with the thought police, who never stop screeching about racism until they have gotten their way.

Sadly, militantly aggrieved Indians are erasing themselves from American heritage in exchange for the cheap transitory pleasure of pushing weaklings around.

On the positive side, banishing Mia to the memory hole protects the public not only from racism but also from sexism.

On tips from Stormfax and Frances J.

Apr 13 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Fat Shames

Why not call it the Wuhan coronavirus, even if the thought police deem that name politically incorrect? As Spectator USA reveals, the virus itself is politically incorrect.

It is transphobic for instigating limits on nonessential surgeries, forcing transsexuals to wait before having themselves surgically deformed into frightful parodies of the opposite sex.

It is homophobic for being more likely to kill those with unhealthy lifestyles, including heavy-smoking and HIV-spreading gays.

It is misogynist for forcing women to spend time at home with their families.

It is xenophobic for causing illegal aliens to self-deport rather than risk infection at detention centers.

Furthermore, it engages in body shaming by discriminating against the overweight. Obesity can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

[T]he CDC reported 78 percent of coronavirus patients in intensive care units had underlying health conditions that prominently included diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Another link between obesity and COVID-19 mortality is high blood pressure.

Stand by for more political incorrectness:

You don’t catch diabetes from a handshake. To acknowledge personal lifestyle choices and cultural differences is the ultimate blasphemy of progressive doctrine. Imagine if, instead of spending millions of the rapidly-depleting state budget on a ‘COVID-19 racial disparity task force’, as kooky Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this week, she frankly told the public it all comes down to personal lifestyle choices — eat well and exercise and you’ll probably survive the next one.

This attitude constitutes fat shaming. A Procter & Gamble ad may help to push such thoughtcrime out of your head:

On a tip from R F.

Apr 12 2020

Even Bill Maher Has Had Enough of Coronavirus Moonbattery

We have reached the point where Bill Maher — the guy who essentially sided with Osama bin Laden after 9/11 out of sheer anti-Americanism — is less of a moonbat than the editors of science journals. Here Maher explains in terms that even the intellectual elite might be able to comprehend why it is not racist to acknowledge that the Wuhan coronavirus came from China, or even that China is to blame for it:

The Overton window has shifted so far in the direction of unmitigated moonbattery that Maher almost qualifies as a countermoonbat now. Too bad he had to sneak in that characteristic anti-American dig at the end.

Political correctness jumped the shark when it compelled people to use a euphemism for the Wuhan virus on orders from ChiComs’ tool, the WHO.

On tips from Scott D, Rapinhoe, Dragon’s Lair, Mr. Freemarket, and Stormfax.

Apr 10 2020

Journal Nature Subordinates Reality to Cultural Marxism

We have come to a pretty pass when a prestigious journal like Nature kowtows to political correctness at the expense of objective truth and therefore its own credibility. Groveling self-accusation is an integral feature of totalitarian leftism, as students of Chinese communism can attest. Nature shows how it’s done:

When the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in February that the disease caused by the new coronavirus would be called COVID‑19, the name was quickly adopted by organizations involved in communicating public-health information. As well as naming the illness, the WHO was implicitly sending a reminder to those who had erroneously been associating the virus with Wuhan and with China in their news coverage— including Nature. That we did so was an error on our part, for which we take responsibility and apologize.

According to this premiere scientific journal, it is an error to associate with Wuhan or China a virus that originated in Wuhan and that spread due to the gross irresponsibility of China’s communist government.

Obviously, this is not an error in the sense of being factually untrue. It is an error because it violates Cultural Marxism, according to which no non-Caucasian can be associated with anything bad.

Similarly, the mainstream media referred to it as the Wuhan/China/Chinese virus, until the memo circulated that this is now a thoughtcrime. This designation provided an opportunity to shift the narrative from “It’s all Trump’s fault because he put an imaginary gag order on Fauci” to “It’s all Trump’s fault because he’s a racist for calling it the ‘Chinese virus.’”

When it comes to its political motivation, Nature is at least more transparent than the ChiComs:

[A] minority of politicians are sticking with the outdated script. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly associated the virus with China. Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro — the son of President Jair Bolsonaro — has called it “China’s fault”. Politicians elsewhere, including in the United Kingdom, are also saying that China bears responsibility.

That’s because China does bear responsibility, not only for spawning the disease as it has others (e.g., SARS) with its horrific wet markets, but for the disease not being contained in its early stages. No reasonable person denies this. Nature’s editors bear responsibility for subordinating objective reality to political ideology.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 09 2020

The M*A*S*H Character Who Cannot Be Named

The work of revising the Newspeak Dictionary will not be complete until the range of permissible vocabulary has been constricted to no words at all. Only then will it be impossible for language to beget thoughtcrime. Even names have to be erased. An obvious example is the name of an original character in the liberal sitcom M*A*S*H.

Someone needs to clean up the Monster M*A*S*H Wiki:

Oliver Harmon “Spearchucker” Jones was a surgeon who appears in the MASH novel by Richard Hooker, the MASH movie and also in the M*A*S*H television series.

Spearchucker appeared in the first five episodes of the TV show, played by former pro football player Timothy Brown. He “was one of the original Swampmen, along with Trapper, Hawkeye, and Frank Burns.”

That was in 1972. Even back then, a character named “Spearchucker” couldn’t last. Now, his name is unspeakable.

Timothy Brown has sadly passed away at age 82. His alma mater Ball State gives him a nice obituary, cleansed of the name “Spearchucker.”

M*A*S*H fans are advised to collect the early episodes on DVD. Those with Spearchucker in them are likely to go the way of the Dukes of Hazard.

On a tip from Jim Lahey.

Apr 07 2020

Educrats List Acceptable Names for Chinese Virus

First, before we find a cure for the Wuhan coronavirus, we have to establish politically acceptable names for it, lest we be accused of being racist against the Chinese who inflicted it on the rest of the world with their bat-eating and irresponsible government. Academia rises to this challenge:

Michigan State University is advising its students use only “acceptable” terminology when speaking about the Chinese virus, insisting that the Wuhan coronavirus must be referred to as the “novel coronavirus” or “COVID-19.”

“SARS CoV-2” is also deemed acceptable by the thought police.

Proclaims the university:

“No other names are acceptable.”

By controlling what words we use, they can control our thoughts, just like in 1984. That’s the idea, anyway.

Other schools that have officially denounced acknowledging that the virus came from China include University of Texas at Austin, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the University of California.

These sentiments echo propaganda touted by the Chinese Communist Party, imploring Americans to be careful about their words when speaking about the Chinese coronavirus.

The liberal media establishment also echoes this propaganda.

Chinese are not Caucasian and therefore can do no wrong according to the dogma of Cultural Marxism. To associate anything bad with them is racist.

Joe Biden’s handlers ought to write one of the approved names for the Wuhan coronavirus on his sleeve, so that he doesn’t make a fool of himself by calling it the “Kona virus” again — assuming Biden still remembers how to read.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Apr 02 2020

Coronavirus Is Killing Wokeness

Moonbattery is largely a symptom of overabundance. Only a society rich and secure enough to raise whole generations of squishy-soft spoilt brats will have any use for political correctness. People don’t invent imaginary problems (racism, white privilege, transphobia, global warming, etc) unless there is a shortage of real problems.

The Wuhan coronavirus has put an abrupt end to widespread faith in the security of our prosperity. Consequently, the virus is killing wokeness.

Felix Rex is onto something in the video below, even if he temporarily veers off into a call for socialized medicine, which we didn’t have the money for even before the coronavirus crisis.

On a tip from Ellen O.

Mar 22 2020

How Chinese Come Up With New Diseases

Some think the Wuhan virus is a bioweapon that the ChiComs accidentally allowed to escape from the laboratory. But the Chinese are able to contract and then spread exotic new diseases without designing them on purpose. They can do it with their dietary habits.

For example:

Another example:

One more — wokking the dog:

But let’s not criticize any aspect of Chinese culture. They are not Caucasians, so it would be racist, according to the media.

On tips from Sean C and R F. Hat tip: Bare Naked Islam.

Mar 22 2020

Kung Flu Fighting

The Wuhan virus, like everything else that happens, has been seized upon to weaponize victimhood in the name of moonbattery. The only cure is some un-PC humor:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Mar 15 2020

The Difference Between Racism and a Sense of Humor

If only militant moonbats would develop a sense of humor, this guy’s message might become obvious to them:

On a tip from ScrewyPuppy.

Feb 01 2020

If You See a Pattern, Close Your Eyes

An aspect of intelligence that is crucial for survival is pattern recognition. Without it, we would be less able to learn, to make predictions, and to avoid danger. But in the Age of Political Correctness, this essential asset has become a liability. Failing to remain oblivious to certain obvious patterns might get you shunned by the herd.

All people are the same in their capabilities, motivation, and inclinations. Disparities are caused by discrimination — i.e., thoughtcrime. Those who disagree are thought criminals.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Jan 25 2020

Bat Soup, Moonbattery, and Deadly Disease

As noted previously (e.g., here, here, here, here, here, here, and here), progressive social engineers want us to eat bugs instead of proper food, for various ideological reasons that would seem reasonable only to a deranged moonbat. Eating weird stuff is perfectly normal, we are told. Other cultures do it; not being like other cultures is ethnocentric and therefore bad (except when they choose to denounce you for cultural appropriation).

However, there could be reasons why our highly successful culture evolved the way it did, with the tastes that have prevailed for generations. For example, we don’t eat bats. Eating bats caused Ebola. Looks like it might also have caused the deadly coronavirus coming out of China:

If not eating bats makes you a racist, let them call you a racist.

On tips from Kate P and KirklesWorth.

Jan 24 2020

Open Thread

I couldn't care less about politically correct. - Charlie Daniels

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