Category: Political Correctness

Sep 19 2019

Justin Trudeau Blackface Blasphemy

There is only one form of sacrilege against the liberal religion that is regarded as even more unforgivable than a white person uttering the forbidden n-word (regardless of context): blackface blasphemy.

Megyn Kelly suggested that having worn blackface decades ago may not be the worst thing imaginable if no disrespect was intended. This was enough to completely destroy her extravagantly lucrative career.

Let’s hope blackface blasphemy does the same to the insufferable Justin Trudeau — who has committed this capital thought crime no fewer than three times. If anyone deserves the PC Cancel Culture guillotine, Trudeau does.

Unless the double standard often applied to prominent liberals prevents Trudeau from getting hoisted on his own PC petard, his well-known penchant for making a fool of himself could save Canada from doing the same in the October 21 election.

On tips from ABC of the ANC, Kate P, Lyle, and KirklesWorth.

Sep 19 2019

Apparent Terror Ties for Sabotaging Airline Mechanic

We have some follow-up on the sabotaging airline mechanic who was probably allowed to continue plying his trade despite his alarming work history on the grounds that it would be Islamophobic not to let a guy named Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani service airplanes. Big surprise: looks like he has terrorist ties.

Via the Miami Herald:

An American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard at Miami International Airport was denied bond by a federal judge on Wednesday after prosecutors suggested he may have links to a Middle East terrorist organization.

Among the reasons Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley regards Alani as a potential terrorist,

FBI … agents found a “disturbing” ISIS video in which a person was being shot in the head, and that he sent the video to someone with an Arabic message asking “Allah” to take revenge against non-Muslims.

Alani also lied about a trip to Iraq, told a coworker that his brother was a member of ISIS, and has been sending money to Iraq. It’s okay to notice stuff like this once he has already been caught sabotaging an airplane; otherwise, it would be Islamophobic.

One of these days, political correctness is going to get a whole lot of people killed.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, Jester, and Lyle.

Sep 18 2019

Royal National Lifeboat Institution Blows Donations Abroad

Give generously, but give wisely. Your money might not be going where you thought it would. For example, people who give to Britain’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution probably don’t expect their donations to purchase frivolities in Africa, even while the RNLI slashes jobs at home in the UK.

From Daily Mail:

Donations are being spent on swimsuits for devout Muslim women in Tanzania and on funding creches in Bangladesh which the RNLI claims helps to prevent drownings overseas.

The swimsuits consist of Islamocompliant burkinis. The creches supposedly prevent Bangladeshi children from playing in the water, where they might drown.

Most donors probably expect the organization to prevent drownings by more conventional means — and much closer to home. After all, the N stands for “National.”

[T]he charity’s £189,000-a-year chief executive Mark Dowie warned last week that it is ‘facing some major challenges’ after making a loss of £6.3 million last year, and announcing 135 job cuts.

£189,000 comes to $236,035. Not bad pay, considering he does not seem to be managing the outfit very efficiently. Maybe they should make that 136 job cuts and save themselves a small fortune.

[T]he charity intends to increase its annual spend on foreign projects by £400,000 this year. Its overseas spending has now soared from £1.13 million to £3.3 million over the past five years.

So much for “charity starts at home.” I think we’ve found the source of the problem:

The RNLI, founded in 1824, has been accused of becoming obsessed with political correctness in recent years, leading to resignations among volunteers.

For example,

It has a ‘national team of health, safety and environment advisers’, and a ‘diversity leadership group’ tasked with promoting the ‘International Day Against Homophobia’.

The oikophobia inherent in moonbattery means that money lavished upon alien cultures far, far away counts for more PC Brownie points.

As usual, the moonbattery crosses the line from do-gooder flakiness to causing active harm:

In 2016, the charity announced it was providing training to Greek, German, Dutch and Swedish organisations to help save migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece.

“Saving” in this context effectively means “helping to invade.”

Never trust your money to moonbats.

On a tip from Steve T.

Sep 05 2019

NY Times Shows That Plants Are People Too

When animals have been accorded full human rights and militant veganism is imposed by force of law, will utopia have been achieved? No. There is always one more freedom that must be crushed before we can all be happy forevermore. Once meat and leather are criminal offenses, progressives will move on to plant products. The New York Times has already begun to lay the groundwork:

Monica Gagliano says that she has received Yoda-like advice from trees and shrubbery. She recalls being rocked like a baby by the spirit of a fern. She has ridden on the back of an invisible bear conjured by an osha root. She once accidentally bent space and time while playing the ocarina, an ancient wind instrument, in a redwood forest. “Oryngham,” she says, means “thank you” in plant language. These interactions have taken place in dreams, visions, songs and telekinetic interactions, sometimes with the help of shamans or ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic vine that grows in the Amazon.

At this point, you might think Monica Gagliano is a neo-hippy screwball with mental and substance abuse issues. Wrong. She is a scientist — the kind whose whimsical fantasies are approvingly indulged at length by the flagship publication of the liberal establishment.

Currently at the University of Sydney in Australia, she has published a number of studies that support the view that plants are, to some extent, intelligent. Her experiments suggest that they can learn behaviors and remember them. Her work also suggests that plants can “hear” running water and even produce clicking noises, perhaps to communicate.

If past developments are any guide, it won’t take long for moonbats to get from here to shrieking, “Plants Are People Too” as they sabotage the salad bar.

Plants have directly shaped her experiments and career path. In 2012, she says, an oak tree assured her that a risky grant application — proposing research on sound communication in plants — would be successful. “You are here to tell our stories,” the tree told her.

If that can be reported with a straight face in The Paper of Record, moonbattery knows no limits.

Intelligent plants fit into the broader progressive war on human exceptionalism:

Language, for example, doesn’t seem to be limited to humans. Prairie dogs use adjectives (lots of them) and Alston’s singing mice, a species found in Central America, chirp “politely.” Ravens have demonstrated advanced planning, another blow to human exceptionalism, by bartering for food and selecting the best tools for future use.

Liberal dogma decrees that we are no better than animals. Soon it will decree that we are no better than plants.

Plants share nutrients and recognize kin. They communicate with each other. They can count. They can feel you touching them.

Mow your lawn while it is still legal.

Dr Gagliano isn’t alone:

“I’m really interested in the notion of plants as teachers, what we can learn from them as models,” said Robin Wall Kimmerer, an author, botanist and SUNY professor, and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. “And that comes from my work with indigenous knowledge, because that is a fundamental assumption of indigenous environmental philosophy.”

We won’t be splitting any atoms or putting men on the moon with “indigenous environmental philosophy.” Yet that is the direction that social engineers have decided on.

The plants speak to Dr Kimmerer too.

The problem with talking about these experiences, Dr. Kimmerer said, is that they “are grounded in a cultural context that is so different from Western science that they are easily dismissed.”

When political correctness totally absorbs science, the goal won’t be to find answers that are true. It will be to find answers that defy Eurocentric patriarchal white male know-it-alls who won’t let go of 2 + 2 = 4.

On a tip from Steve T.

Sep 02 2019

Lesson Not Learned From Diversity Bridge

Remember Diversity Bridge, which collapsed at Florida International University in March 2018, killing six people? No doubt there are women including Women of Color who could build a bridge that doesn’t collapse, but as noted at Taki’s Magazine at the time,

[T]hese days we live in a world in which “diversity” is the goal, rather than competence.

Irrational priorities are bound to have consequences.

As also noted at Taki’s Magazine,

[I]n the months prior to the bridge collapse, FIU was awarded millions of federal dollars to “diversify” its STEM classes.

Have we learned anything from the lethal collapse of Diversity Bridge? Not at the University of Technology Sydney:

A culture that rejects merit in favor of political correctness can expect to fail in every possible way.

On a tip from Kate P. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

Aug 31 2019

PC Song “Melting Pot” by Multiracial Pop Group Banned

Not even George Orwell could have foreseen the level of totalitarian repression that political correctness has wrought in the UK. “Melting Pot,” a 1969 hit song celebrating diversity by the multiracial pop group Blue Mink, has literally been banned from the airwaves by the British government’s Office of Communications for not keeping up with the evolving conception of racism. The song is officially “racist” and “offensive”; therefore, it is forbidden.

The thought police object to the phrases “curly Latin kinkies,” “yellow Chinkies,” and “Red Indian boy.” The liberal intent of the song is irrelevant.

As political correctness evolves, it becomes easier to find thoughtcrime in everything. In time, every last statue and pop song will be purged.

The objective is the eradication of our culture, from the top to the bottom. When we have no culture, we won’t know who we are. So we will let the social engineers tell us. That’s when utopia is achieved.

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

Aug 26 2019

To Say There Are Two Genders Is “Incendiary”

Even stating a fundamental scientific fact is regarded as “incendiary” if it conflicts with progressive dogma. Via Breitbart:

MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing ripped into Louisiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Ralph Abraham — who happens to be a medical doctor — over his claim in a TV ad that there are only two genders.

“And in Louisiana the Republican candidate for governor, Ralph Abrahama, is out with a new TV ad this week making incendiary comments about gender,” Jansing told her viewers before running a clip from the ad in which Abrahama says, “As a doctor I can assure you there are only two genders.”

In contrast, to produce some random number of imaginary genders and demand that people regard them as real is not incendiary; it is woke.

It is unincendiary to believe in any number of genders other than the real number. Standing by objective reality in opposition to moonbat doctrine is intolerant, and therefore cannot be tolerated.

Meanwhile, every cell in your body carries DNA that indisputably marks it with your gender, which is one or the other of two, just as 2 + 2 = 4, regardless of what the demented tyrants on MSNBC self-righteously shriek.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Aug 22 2019

Using Medical Technology to Impose PC Attitudes

1984 isn’t the only fictional work to serve as an instruction manual for progressives. A Clockwork Orange has also been influential. Remember the part where pharmaceuticals are used to condition Alex to be horrified by violence? Liberal social engineers take it further. They want to utilize medical technology to reengineer us into believing in the leftist narrative on race and other social issues.

An Italian psychologist has proposed modifying people’s unconscious prejudices and stereotypes by subjecting parts of the brain to electric and magnetic impulses.

Maddalena Marini believes that the barrage of Cultural Marxist propaganda we are subjected to every day of our lives has produced only limited results that may not permanently override the natural tendency to generalize based on observation.

Marini says that these stereotypes are so instilled in the human mind that “the only way to change them is to change the biological mechanisms of the brain responsible for generating and controlling these stereotypes.”

To accomplish this, Marini proposes the use of “non-invasive brain stimulation techniques,” which “modulate the mechanisms through which the brain regulates our behavior” by introducing transcranial electric or magnetic currents.

Activity in certain areas of the brain is associated with thoughts that progressives want to eradicate. Marini specifically refers to “the prejudice that leads to associating acts of terrorism with being of Arab origin” as a thought process to be ablated. That’s only the beginning:

Scientific research “has shown that our mind contains stereotypes and prejudices that are linked to the different social characteristics of individuals, such as, for example, ethnicity, skin color, weight, gender, age, sexual, political, or religious orientation, disability and physical or mental illness,” she asserts.

If electric current fails to blast all of this out of our heads, authorities might have to go in with a scalpel.

Maybe A Clockwork Orange wasn’t the inspiration for this after all. Marini might have been inspired by One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, where R.P. McMurphy gets lobotomized into a zombie so that he will stop being problematic.

Our progressive future would have given even Stalin nightmares.

On a tip from Jester.

Aug 15 2019

Acknowledging Quality Writing Is Now Racist

Yet again we see that political correctness is the enemy of excellence. American University strives to impose racial equity by no longer discriminating in favor of quality writing:

Earlier this year, American University invited an outside professor to teach its faculty how to pursue “antiracist ends” through writing assessments.

The idea is that writing should no longer be graded based on its quality, because that would be discriminatory.

The training has now moved in-house, according to a faculty workshop taking place Thursday morning.

Neisha-Anne Green of the Academic Support and Access Center and Marnie Twigg of the Writing Studies Program will lead the session, titled “How to Incorporate Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Your Classroom.”

Faculty will be instructed on how not to accidently indulge in racism by applying objective standards of value when grading. An obedient antiracist judges everything strictly by race, so the quality of writing is irrelevant. The important thing is to combat “white language supremacy,” which often manifests itself as proper grammar, correct spelling, coherent structure, and other implements of racist oppression.

Eradicating writing standards will help solve the problem of illiterate students of politically preferred pigmentation not having the smarts to compete with students who were accepted on their own merits rather than on an Affirmative Action basis.

Individuals have excellence as their goal. Moonbats have a world where no one rises above the lowest common denominator.

On a tip from Steve T.

Jul 30 2019

Peace Corps Denounced for White Saviorism

As liberalism marches ever deeper into the fever swamps of the lunatic left, nothing can remain politically correct indefinitely. Even the Peace Corps — formerly a sacred haven for maladjusted starry-eyed moonbats — now stands denounced as representing white saviorism.

From The Hill:

As a former Peace Corps teacher in Malawi, I believe that saviorism is real, pervasive and toxic. The longstanding power imbalance between the Global North and South, including bastions of white privilege in the former and atrocities of colonialism in the latter, makes the white variety of saviorism especially pernicious.

That paragraph is why I will never turn my hand to parody. How could you possibly parody a mentality that already takes self-parody to extremes of deleterious foolishness that only a moonbat could imagine?

The Peace Corps motto “Make the most of your world” turns out to be a thought crime. It implies that the world belongs to white people, and that there is something wrong with wretched Third World squalor.

These communities struggle not because of a shortage of Westerners but because of a lack of political power.

If we would just provide Uganda with nuclear weapons, we wouldn’t need any Peace Corp.

American do-gooders need “to act less like saviors and more like advocates” of perpetually rotting Third World hellholes. It would be racist, xenophobic, and Eurocentric to think that our ways are better than theirs.

Rep Ted Poe (R-TX) calls Peace Corps volunteers “our angels abroad.” He is a thought criminal, because this “overstatement” is “thick with saviorism.”

Don’t try to help anyone. Just send them your money and let the socialist dictators in charge blow it on palaces as they see fit. Meddling would be saviorist.

On a tip from RF.

Jul 25 2019

Jew-Hater Appointed to Antidiscrimination Commission

Now that 1984 isn’t fiction anymore, it makes perfect sense that the college town of Champaign, Illinois would enhance its diversity by placing a Muslim known for his extreme hatred of Jews on an antidiscrimination commission:

When Deb Feinen, the mayor of Champaign, Illinois, suddenly and unexpectedly decided to replace one of the members of her city’s Human Relations Commission, she cited the importance of “diversity” as the reason. Out went Kenton Elmore, an unquestionably white Commission member; in came Ahmed Taha, an Egyptian immigrant and a prominent figure in the city’s Muslim community.

That is, she discriminated against a white person so as to replace him with someone with a politically preferred identity — who can be counted on to discriminate against Jews:

In 2013, Taha republished a photo on his Facebook page, ostensibly of a brutally killed Egyptian teenage boy, which was accompanied by the text: “O Muslim, O servant of God. There is a Jew behind me, come kill him.”

In March 2014, Taha shared a conspiracy theory by a far-right website claiming that the president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, was secretly Jewish. “Is that true?” Taha asked, “If yes, this is a castastroph [sic].” In October that year, he then posted a video supposedly exposing Joe Biden as a “Zionist” and revealing the “Rothschild Zionism Secret Regime in America.”

Click through for more. Taha likes Jews about as much as Elizabeth Warren likes capitalists, and he has not been quiet about it.

The liberal establishment praises him. Muslims are more alien to American society than Jews, and therefore are preferred to them by Cultural Marxists.

On a tip from Troy H.

Jul 11 2019

Cowardice and the Culture War

Moonbats are winning the Culture War in a rout. It is a total war: a war of absolute extirpation. Daniel Henninger notes how easily leftist radicals were able to banish the Betsy Ross Flag, Chief Wahoo, and “God Bless America.”

Most Americans love their country and do not want to see it erased. So why is this happening? Cowardice is why:

No one has ever thought to go looking inside corporate headquarters for profiles in courage, but the lurch toward timidity in our time by individuals at the top of America’s private and public institutions is something to behold. Pusillanimity has become a plague.

Nike was only too glad to fold to Colin Kaepernick’s demands regarding the Betsy Ross Flag; the controversy helped them sell their overpriced sneakers to woke millennials who think it is cool to hate anything worthy of respect. But the Indians put up meager resistance before caving on Chief Wahoo. Not the Yankees, though. They immediately deep-sixed the tradition of playing Kate Smith’s “God Bless America” — despite tradition being the whole point of the Yankees.

Who cares about baseball mascots and flags on kids’ sneakers? We all should. This is cultural genocide.

It is insidious because with prominent American leadership falling over like empty plastic bottles, the bannings are coming too quickly and too easily. They’re starting to look like a slippery slope to institutionalized suppression.

Starting to look?

Political disagreement is supposed to be about argument. But the proponents of these claims don’t bother to make an argument anymore. Instead, they posit assertions, such as that Kate Smith had to be held “accountable,” or mascots such as Chief Wahoo are “hurtful.”

Even if leftists could win on arguments, it wouldn’t be enough for them, now that the Culture War is becoming a mop-up operation.

They no longer seem content with winning. The left today has a compulsion to force obedience again and again. Thus, You didn’t like Wahoo and Kate Smith? Try this: We’re getting rid of your racist Betsy Ross flag, and you’ll shut your face and take it.

What they want from their opposition isn’t agreement with their ideas but submission—a kind of political lobotomization.

There will be no dissent in utopia. After the Culture War has been lost, we will all pretend to like what social engineers tell us to like. Every time we let liberals take something away from us, utopia looms closer on the horizon.

On a tip from Varla.

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