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Category: Political Correctness

Jul 15 2021

Universal Sued Over Okay Sign

Never let the tip of your index finger touch the tip of your thumb while your other fingers are extended. Someone might think you are making the okay sign, which until recently signified approval, but like so much else has recently been declared racist by the thought police. In the ultrawoke world of baseball, it will get you banned for life from Wrigley Field. In the ultrawoke world of NBCUniversal, it will get you fired and the company sued:

Two families are suing Universal Orlando after an actor dressed as the “Despicable Me” character Gru flashed a white power symbol while posing for photos with biracial children.

The lawsuit filed on the behalf of two girls, who were 5 and 6 years old at the time of the photos, alleges that they suffered humiliation and mental anguish from the separate episodes at the theme park in Orlando, news station WKMG reported.

In the unlikely event that the kids suffered any mental anguish, this was caused by their greedy parents and other moonbats lying to them that they had been oppressed.

The looters are seeking $30,000 in damages. The guy who made the okay sign — almost certainly accidentally — has of course been fired.

Here’s what passes as racist oppression circa 2021:

Liberals deeming the okay sign to be a thought crime is not totally arbitrary. It is the result of a 4chan hoax, launched to prove that they could be duped into believing absolutely anything to be racist. The joke — which as usual is on moonbats — is that the sign used by all sorts of people for as long as anyone remembers actually forms a “WP” for “white power.” There is no fool like the willful fool.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jul 12 2021

Open Thread

American high schools have physically imprisoned young people, stripped them of civil liberties and fed them a diet of p.c. pap. - Camille Paglia
Jun 25 2021

Brandeis University Issues Newspeak Dictionary Update

Just because a term was acceptable an hour ago does not mean that using it now would not result in immediate cancelation on grounds of intolerance and insensitivity. If you don’t want to become marginalized on behalf of the “marginalized,” you can’t wait for the Inner Party to issue an official new edition of the Newspeak Dictionary. Updates come from all corners of the liberal establishment, and they must be incorporated immediately. Here’s a major one from Brandeis University:

“Policeman,” “congressman” and even the gender-neutral descriptor “freshman” have been deemed “oppressive” at Massachusetts’ Brandeis University, a small, elite private school in Waltham, because they are “gender exclusive.”

As academia descends into a maelstrom of moonbattery, even referring to the act of walking becomes thoughtcrime. The term “walk-in” is forbidden as part of the war on ableism, as are the expressions “crazy” and “lame.”

Brandeis’ Prevention, Advocacy, and Resource Center lays down the law in its “Oppressive Language List”:

PARC recognizes that language is a powerful tool that can be used to perpetrate and perpetuate oppression. As a community, we can strive to remove language that may hurt those who have experienced violence from our everyday use. These recommendations for more-neutral language are brought forth by students who have been subject to violence or who have worked with others who are healing from violence…

By “oppression” and “violence,” they mean anything a pampered crybully chooses to find offensive.

Terms denounced as un-PC include the pronouns “he” and “she,” because transsexuals don’t like them.

Remember when we were forbidden to say “Negro” for no particular reason, and race hustler Jesse Jackson demanded we say “African-American” instead? Now we are not allowed to say that either. We must say “Black” and yes, it must be capitalized.

“People of color” is no longer acceptable. Instead, must say “BIPOC,” defined as “Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.” Blacks need to be singled out for special reverence because they “are disproportionately impacted by violence in the US.” PARC doesn’t mention that the violence is inflicted by other blacks or that it is so prevalent because their fellow moonbats have hamstrung the police.

Terms like “Long time no see” and “No can do” are nixed because they allegedly oppress “indigenous people and Asians.” The word “picnic” oppresses sacred blacks I mean Blacks.

You can’t even say “trigger warning” because the word “trigger” might trigger hoplophobic liberals by reminding them of guns.

With each passing day, progressives move closer to abolishing all language other than grunts of assent or self-abasement.

Memorize the whole list if you don’t want to sabotage your next job interview by inadvertently sinning against moonbattery, which is the official religion not only of academia but also of the human resources profession.

On a tip from Jack D.

Jun 25 2021

Anat Kimchi and the Tragedy of Utopian Thinking

University of Maryland criminal justice doctoral candidate Anat Kimchi passionately took the side of allegedly oppressed young black men against the legal system that sometimes punishes them when they break the law. Then she traveled to Chicago, the politics of which produced Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, Louis Farrakhan, and Lori Lightfoot. There, she was stabbed in the back by a derelict described as a “slim Black male with long dreadlocks” and said to be in his 30s.

Her death went almost entirely unreported, probably because the media is controlled by people possessed of the same ideology that she presumably took to the grave with her. As noted earlier, they hold that crimes committed by nonwhites should be ignored.

An update on the oppressed victim of systemic racism who killed Anat Kimchi:

The possibly homeless man who fatally stabbed a Maryland woman in the Loop over the weekend has viciously attacked at least two other women in the Loop this month, according to CPD reports and a community alert from Area Three detectives. One of the other victims was beaten so badly, fire department personnel initially believed she had been shot in the head.

Yet, despite apparently knowing who the offender is and publicly stating that investigators have good images of the man, police did not release a single photo of the suspect to help the public identify him.

No doubt releasing a photo would be racist. That was why the Austin American-Statesman refused to release the description of a mass shooter who was still at large earlier this month; it might have been “harmful in perpetuating stereotypes.”

If only authorities were more interested in eradicating crime than in eradicating whiteness, Anat Kimchi might now be safe back in Maryland, wallowing contentedly in clueless moonbattery. But at least her tragic death might serve as what they used to call a “teachable moment.”

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Jun 25 2021

Open Thread

Jun 04 2021

Profiles in Cowardice: Bob Brenly

Before the disgusting spectacle of athletes kneeling in obeisance to black supremacist terrorists who were engaged in widespread political violence forced me to swear off baseball, I was a fan of Bob Brenly. He is a likable guy who managed the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series championship in 2001 and more recently has done a great job as color man for the team’s TV broadcasts. Unfortunately, he turns out to suffer from the same deficiency that has killed the MLB in the eyes of former fans: a gelatinous spine.

On Tuesday, Brenly made a tepid joke about the du-rag worn by Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman. Via Breitbart:

“Pretty sure that’s the same du-rag that Tom Seaver used to wear when he pitched for the Mets,” Brenly joked.

Uh oh. Stroman is a sacred Person of Color, and therefore must not be poked fun at in even the mildest way, according to the official religion of professional sports, wokism. Stroman denounced Brenly on Twitter for his “racist undertones.”

Now comes the horrifying part. Instead of showing some courage and serving as an inspiration to others, Brenly dropped to his knees and whimpered the following:

“During last night’s game, I made a poor attempt at humor that was insensitive and wrong … I apologize to Marcus Stroman and have reached out directly to share those thoughts. I have had several conversations with the D-backs, and we agree that seeking sensitivity training is an important step so I can continue to learn from my mistakes in order to be better in the future.”

At age 67, Brenly has had a long and distinguished career. The worst that could have happened if he had stood up to the bullies is that this career would be over. His self-respect, and the respect of fans, would still be intact. It does take extra guts to be the first guy to show courage on a sinking ship of cowards, but people have done braver things than say, “It was just a harmless joke and I’m not going to grovel over it, much less subject myself to humiliating indoctrination.”

He could have been the Tanner Cross of baseball. Instead, he is just another simpering, hand-wringing coward of the kind that has made America’s precipitous decline from greatness possible.

Prior to his managing days, Brenly played for the San Francisco Giants, who have now incorporated rainbow colors into their uniform to promote homosexuality. That’s how bad it gets when no one pushes back.

Imagine trying to make Murderers’ Row wear LGBT hats.

On tips from Wiggins and Mr. Freemarket.

Apr 20 2021

Amnesty International Accused of Unwokeness

You might think nothing could be woker than Amnesty International, an organization that draws virtual signaling donations from liberal elitists by advancing leftist politics in the name of “human rights.” Yet we read this from the Guardian, flagship publication of Britain’s liberal establishment:

Amnesty International has a culture of white privilege with incidents of overt racism including senior staff using the N-word and micro-aggressive behaviour such as the touching of black colleagues’ hair, according to an internal review into its secretariat.

By now we know enough to treat assertions that the forbidden N-word has been uttered with skepticism. But who can deny microaggressions, which include all behavior that sacred BIPOCs choose to be offended by?

It came as eight current and former employees of Amnesty International UK (AIUK) described their own experiences of racial discrimination and issued a statement calling on senior figures to stand down.

One of the whistleblowers, Katherine Odukoya, said: “We joined Amnesty hoping to campaign against human rights abuses but were instead let down through realising that the organisation actually helped perpetuate them.”

Yes, touching the hair of a Person of Color qualifies as a human rights abuse. Senior figures’ heads must roll.

Rather than attempt to defend their organization, representatives of AIUK crawl on their knees, coughing up abject apologies. Given the current climate, this does not indicate that they did anything wrong. To respond in any other way to accusations of political incorrectness would be politically incorrect.

Accusers shriek that someone used the “P-word.” What P stands for is unclear, considering how many words have been deleted from the Newspeak Dictionary. Given the British context, I’m guessing they mean “Paki,” which is short for “Pakistani colonist” and apparently now forbidden.

The internal review at Amnesty’s international secretariat was “commissioned following the Black Lives Matter movement.” That means if there are any white people to be found, they will be found guilty.

Alleged violations of wokeness include:

• Systemic bias including the capability of black staff being questioned consistently and without justification, and minority ethnic staff feeling disempowered and sidelined on projects.

This is why blacks must always be put in charge of projects, regardless of who is most qualified. Otherwise, they will feel disempowered and sidelined.

• A lack of awareness or sensitivity to religious practices resulting in problematic comments and behaviour.

The religion in question must be Islam, the only religion championed by moonbats. Raising your eyebrow if someone drops to the floor to praise Allah in the middle of a meeting would qualify as human rights abuse.

Amnesty International had encouraged these accusations by proclaiming itself guilty of whiteness:

In June last year the international board of Amnesty International sent an email to staff addressing the Black Lives Matter movement and racism. Citing the killing of George Floyd, it said racism was encoded into the “very organisational model” of the human rights body, which had been shaped by the “colonial power dynamics and borders” that were “fresh” at the time of its founding in 1961.

A violent Criminal of Color with Covid and a heart condition dying of a massive fentanyl overdose presents an ideal opportunity for any organization created by white people to denounce itself for “colonial power dynamics.”

Perfect political correctness is an ideal that can never be achieved so long as white people still exist. Any organization largely comprised of white people must be canceled.

On a tip from Steve T.

Apr 08 2021

Lena Dunham, Please Put On Your Clothes

Wondering what motor-mouthed moonbat Lena Dunham has been up to lately? Two things: packing on pounds and posing for photographs with nowhere near enough clothes on.

The New York Post reports:

Lena Dunham has become one of the most vocal advocates of body positivity. From her role on “Girls” to her very own Instagram page, Dunham has put herself on display all while challenging naysayers and harsh critics. So when she announced the launch of a new plus-size clothing line, the connection was clear. Take a look at the body-positive photos that drew her to her new venture.

Dunham’s fellow progressives may want to click the link and get an eyeful. Others are forewarned that what has been seen cannot be unseen.

Body positivity is as pernicious as any other aspect of political correctness. You are not your weight. Like psychosexual dysfunction, obesity is a health problem to be confronted, not an identity to be seized upon. Obesity is a major risk factor for a long list of serious and even deadly ailments, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. It also makes you more likely to die from ChiCom virus.

On a tip from Henry.

Mar 28 2021

Caturday Thought Crime Dwarfs Less Serious Crises

Don’t get distracted by the country being under full-scale invasion, the maniacs in charge debasing the currency by wasting $trillions we don’t have, or a senile corruptocrat canceling the Constitution by executive decree. We have serious problems regarding the way some people name their cats:

Can any apology, no matter how abject, really suffice?

Let’s hope this lady can claim Woman of Color status; that way, she may be able to salvage her career, even after letting humor slip through.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Mar 22 2021

What Was Your Woke Breaking Point?

Only two months into the Biden’s Handlers Administration, and already the moonbattery is so insufferable that we have a self-described liberal asking, “What was your woke breaking point?

You could spend all day reading the replies. A couple of samples:

The replies defending leftist violence and woke cancel culture can be even more enlightening. For example,

The battle lines between right and wrong, sane and insane, wholesome and depraved could not be drawn more starkly.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC. Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Mar 21 2021

De Blasio Wants Police to Scare the Politically Incorrect

Meanwhile, as New York City disintegrates into anarchy, Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing his part to exploit the racially irrelevant shootings in Atlanta by deploying speech police:

Bill de Blasio said the NYPD could visit those accused of racism or discrimination, “even if something is not a criminal case.” The exchange happened near the end of the “media availability” event when a Washington Post reporter questioned de Blasio about his response to reports of racism, specifically toward Asian Americans over the course of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The idea that “white supremacists” are targeting Asians is the liberal establishment media’s false narrative du jour. In reality, if there has been a rise in violence against Asians, it was caused not by Trump saying “China virus,” but by the collapse of law and order in the face of Black Lives Matter. That’s why most of the perpetrators are black.

Never mind reality. Let’s return to the pseudo-world fabricated by Democrat politicians with help from the media. Yaps de Blasio:

“And my message to all New Yorkers and particularly to Asian American New Yorkers at this point, is please report what you see. We need it. We need to know what’s happening. We need to know if you’ve been treated wrongly. If you’ve been a victim of discrimination, if you have been a victim of a hate crime, if you’ve been a victim of violence based on who you are, we need to know about [it] immediately.”

What if it’s not actually a crime, but just some statement that could be construed as insensitive? Call the cops anyway, says de Blasio:

“One of the things officers are trained to do is to give warnings. If someone has done something wrong, but not rising to a criminal level, it’s perfectly appropriate for an NYPD officer to talk to them to say that was not appropriate. … I assure you if an NYPD officer calls you or shows up at your door to ask about something that you did, that makes people think twice. And we need that.”

That is, we need the police to intimidate people over accusations of political incorrectness.

De Blasio boasts that his administration has been creating “a new policy to widen the definition of what would qualify as hate crimes.” It is already illegal to say “illegal alien” in New York City. Soon the cops may do more than put a scare in you if a neighbor rats you out for calling COVID-19 the China virus.

Asians make more money than whites in this country. They are systematically discriminated against through Affirmative Action. Keeping them in the Democrat cultural Marxist coalition won’t be easy. That’s why the media/Democrats reacted to the Atlanta shootings with such a hysterical barrage of lies.

Of course, authoritarians like de Blasio will also welcome any opportunity to restrict free speech.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Mar 19 2021

Physics Term “Quantum Supremacy” Struck From Newspeak Dictionary

The cancer started in social science departments, where no one was learning anything useful anyway. Unfortunately, social justice ideology has metastasized to every corner of academe — even real science:

In an op-ed, titled, “Physicists Need to Be More Careful with How They Name Things” for the Scientific American, St. Anselm College physics professor Ian Durham, University of Bristol math professor Karoline Wiesner, and freelance journalist Daniel Garisto call for doing away with the physics term “quantum supremacy” in an anti-racist measure.

The concept of white supremacy is so horrific to moonbats that the word “supremacy” must be banned by association. Revise your copy of the Newspeak Dictionary accordingly.

The popular term, coined in 2012 by quantum physicist John Preskill, refers to quantum computers outperforming classical ones. It has nothing to do with racism, which the authors of the op-ed even acknowledge, but say that it is “uncomfortably reminiscent” of “white supremacy.”

Everything in academia is about political correctness; that is to say, it is about hatred of white men.

The authors add that while abolishing the term “quantum supremacy” would not in itself diversify science, it is a small step toward making the scientific community “less white and male.”

It doesn’t matter what discoveries are made or even whether they are made. All that matters is that if there are any discoveries, they are made by members of approved identity groups.

The corrupted liberal arts have established supremacy over the sciences.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 18 2021

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features Cross-Dressing Mixed Race Guy

Horny teenagers of all ages used to look forward to the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But like every other nook and cranny of American culture, this has been infiltrated, subverted, and ruined by left-wing social engineers.

“Progress” must always progress. That means the moonbats at SI have to keep upping the ante on wokeness. The current state of the art in political correctness entails featuring a guy who calls himself Leyna Bloom. In addition to being transsexual, he is not only nonwhite but mixed race:

The New York Times crows triumphantly that he is the first transgender woman of color to appear in the swimsuit issue.

What historic first will next year’s swimsuit issue offer? I’m guessing a transgender person of color who happens to be otherly abled due to conspicuous birth defects.

If anyone still buys this, it won’t be to look at the pictures, but to virtue signal political correctness. Nothing is for sheer enjoyment in a country under the thumb of a totalitarian ideology.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket. Hat tip: Not the Bee.

Mar 13 2021

Kew Gardens Labels Racist Plants

Warning labels are needed not only on racist movies like Dumbo and racist TV shows like The Muppet Show. They are also needed for racist plants:

Kew Gardens has vowed to show visitors how plants on display played a part in British colonialism and the slave trade.

The famous botanic gardens in London will change display boards for plants such as sugar cane – previously harvested by slaves – to highlight their ‘imperial legacy’.

Kew director Richard Deverell said the gardens – a major attraction for UK and overseas visitors before the pandemic – would ‘move quickly to decolonise’ collections.

To “decolonize” means to purge of all traces of Western Civilization, which leftists consider to be politically unclean.

Summit News pushes back:

This is yet another capitulation to woke mobs who are trying to subvert the United Kingdom and make its population ashamed of their heritage and birthright, despite the fact that Britain was the first major country in the world to end slavery.

Brits like William Wilberforce literally risked their lives to travel to the colonies and free slaves.

However, there is no point arguing history with a placard on a plant. The only point is that whichever way you turn, you will be confronted by wokeness.

Under totalitarianism, absolutely everything is engulfed by the oligarchy’s chosen ideology. Even botany.

On a tip from Occam’s Stubble.

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