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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.

Mar 06 2021

Biden Says Indians Are Taking Over USA

Joe Biden famously warned that in Delaware, “You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” As titular POTUS, he continues to sound the alarm regarding encroachments from southern Asia:

Biden on Thursday made one of his most head-turning comments since being sworn in when he told an Indian American aerospace engineer that immigrants from the subcontinent are “taking over” the US.

“It’s amazing. Indian-descent Americans are taking over the country — you, my vice president, my speechwriter,” Biden told Swati Mohan, NASA’s guidance and controls operations lead for the Mars Perseverance rover landing.

He wasn’t complaining; in the context of Biden’s ideology, Indians taking over America would be a good thing, because they are not Caucasian. However, when anyone other than Biden makes a remark like this, there is hell to pay. His cognitive decline defends him from criticism almost as effectively as Obama’s parentage.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Feb 27 2021

Bomb Back Better

Given the ostentatious worship of black and brown people by the Biden’s Handlers Administration, why are we still bombing them in the Middle East? Because the nauseating PC posturing is a complete load of crap, as Paul Joseph Watson can’t help noticing:

On a tip from Jester.

Feb 23 2021

Jeep Commanded to Change Name of Cherokee

Looks like Jeep could be forced to make a name change:

Jeep has sold SUVs under the Cherokee name for decades, with the Jeep Grand Cherokee currently the brand’s bestselling model and the Jeep Cherokee its third bestseller. The original Jeep Cherokee was first introduced in 1974.

Like most things that have been around long enough to have become traditional, the Cherokee brand has been targeted for erasure.

“[I]t’s time for both corporations and team sports to retire the use of Native American names, images and mascots from their products, team jerseys and sports in general,” Chuck Hoskin Jr., principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, told Car and Driver.

It is clearly not an insult to have vehicles and sports teams named after you. But apparently some are willing to dispense with this honor in exchange for the thrilling opportunity to boss others around.

The Washington Redskins are now the “Washington Football Team.” The Cleveland Indians banished Chief Wahoo and will be changing their name. In Atlanta, the Tomahawk Chop is on the chopping block. Even the Indian maiden on the packaging of Land O’Lakes butter has been canceled.

Soon there will be nothing left to remind us of Indians. People will hardly know of their existence. An important aspect of American heritage will have been obliterated.

We’ll see how long it takes Jeep to cave to the demand — unless a donation of some kind can make it go away.

On a tip from Lyle.

Feb 22 2021

Big Tech Robotic Moonbat Overlords Censor Chess Videos

Thanks to our reliance on social media, Big Tech’s robotic moonbat overlords determine what we can say to each other. This is bad news for people who are into chess.

Croatian chess player Antonio Radic (aka Agadmator) had his popular chess videos blocked by Google’s YouTube due to unspecified “harmful and dangerous” content.

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon suspect Radic’s discussion of ‘black vs. white’ with a grandmaster accidentally triggered YouTube’s AI filters.

Running simulations with software trained to detect hate speech, they found more than 80 percent of chess videos flagged for hate speech lacked any—but did include terms like ‘black,’ ‘white,’ ‘attack’ and ‘threat.’

They must have a liberal definition of hate speech. My guess would be that closer to 100% of chess videos lack any hate speech. But as the definition of hate speech expands, it incorporates ever more harmless conversation.

As has been previously determined, chess itself is racist because white goes first.

On a tip from Lyle.

Feb 18 2021

Wokeness Is Job Qualification for Chemistry Instructor

Political correctness is now the primary qualification for any job — even chemistry instructor:

Portland Community College is hiring a “culturally responsive” chemistry instructor who has the “ability” to develop a “culturally responsive curriculum.”

According to the job posting, the position is meant to “diversify the college’s faculty and advance our efforts towards achieving equitable student success.”

Equitable student success would mean the same outcome for all students, all variation in their aptitude and effort having been leveled in the name of moonbattery. Literally, it would mean giving all students the same grade. Since C is supposed to be average, give everyone a C and your job as an instructor is finished. Any knowledge of chemistry that the teacher might be able to impart to students is superfluous.

But applicants do have to hold the correct politics if they want to get the job:

[T]he ideal candidate is supposed to understand “structural privileges/inequalities and how they impact educational practices; empowers learners to analyze and overcome the effect of institutional bias/inequality.”

The posting also requests that those who apply understand the differences “between prejudice, discrimination, and racism and how they operate at the interpersonal, intergroup, and institutional levels.”

Maybe a degree in sociology isn’t such a waste of time after all. You might need one to get a job as a chemistry instructor.

You can see why public schools focus on leftist indoctrination rather than teaching students to read. They are preparing the next generation for the job market.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Feb 10 2021

Aboriginal Politician Oppressed in New Zealand

Here’s some surprising news. New Zealand’s parliament has failed to accommodate a sacred Person of Oppressedness who rejects the colonial oppression of business attire.

Via Breitbart:

A Maori politician who claims a necktie symbolises “a colonial noose” was ejected from New Zealand’s Parliament when he defied custom and entered without one.

The tieless Rawiri Waititi was not allowed to ask questions in the debating chamber.

Waititi, 40, who became an MP for the first time in the election last October, was wearing a taonga, a Maori greenstone pendant instead, Reuters reports.

Waititi says a taonga is a tie in his culture. It would be colonial oppression to expect him to comply with the norms of New Zealand culture.

“It’s not about ties, it’s about cultural identity, mate,” Waititi said as he exited the chamber, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

It is about cultural identity, all right. More specifically, it is about obliterating social cohesion through multicultural madness.

At least he didn’t show up in a loin cloth. Waititi saw fit to culturally appropriate shirt, jacket, cowboy hat, metrosexual eyeglasses, and presumably pants.

But he doesn’t like wearing ties. Does anyone?

On a tip from Henry.

Feb 05 2021

Open Thread

The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department. - Thomas Sowell

Hat tip: Nesa Simon David.

Feb 04 2021

Why the Word “Equity” Should Terrify

If there is a word even scarier than “disinformation” when wielded by liberals, it is “equity.” It gets heavy use by apparatchiks in the Biden Administration. Ben Shapiro explains why it is frightening:

Equity, in the common political parlance, means that each group should receive the same outcome as every other group.

The “chief expositor” of racial equity is Ibram X. Kendi, whom we encountered earlier when he was paid $333/minute by a public school to fill children’s heads with toxic bile, when he denounced Amy Coney Barrett for committing “colonialism” by adopting Haitian children, and when leftist oligarch Jack Dorsey gifted him $10 million to promote racist — i.e., “antiracist” — ideology.

Kendi explains in his massive bestseller, “How to Be an Antiracist”: “A racist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial inequity between racial groups. An antiracist policy is any measure that produces or sustains racial equity between racial groups.” And, says Kendi, “There is no such thing as a nonracist or race-neutral policy.” All policies either forward equity or oppose it. Any policy not explicitly designed to rectify unequal outcome is therefore racist.

“Antiracism” is a truly totalitarian ideology. Nothing is permitted that is not designed to benefit blacks.

Note that individual liberty is a policy that sustains racial inequity. Therefore, it is racist and must be abolished.

This philosophy is both idiotic and perverse. It’s idiotic because all human groupings — literally all of them — will result in differential outcomes. Draw a line down the middle of any room in random fashion and the result will be unequal income distribution, criminal records, educational histories. When culture takes a hand, disparities can be more deeply rooted than random chance.

On the contrary, as a tool to inflict authoritarianism, antiracism is not idiotic at all. It provides a permanent pretext to exert absolute control over every aspect of society.

America was rooted in equality and freedom. Equity requires freedom to be curbed. It’s therefore a national tragedy to watch equality of rights abandoned in favor of equity. If freedom is discarded to achieve equality of outcome, we no longer live in an America defined by the Declaration of Independence.

We live in an America defined by tribalism and leveling — and, in short order, tyranny.

That is the point of antiracism (a.k.a. critical race theory, cultural Marxism, political correctness) and of the Democratic Party.

On a tip from Occam’s Stubble.

Feb 03 2021

Humane Treatment of Animals Is Racist

A sick ideology can have countless sick applications. Cultural Marxism (a.k.a. political correctness, critical race theory) now teaches us that expecting people to treat animals humanely is … wait for it … racist:

[I]n her recent book The Lives and Deaths of Shelter Animals, Katja Guenther claims that dogs are being killed because of “capitalism, anthroparchy, white supremacy and patriarchy.” She argues that allowing dogs to sleep inside is a privilege reserved for the white and wealthy and that policies against keeping dogs chained up in backyards are intended to oppress people of color by imposing “middle-class norms of animal keeping in which companion animals are considered family and treated accordingly,” which ignore the fact that people of color “are themselves trapped in poverty, may have few options for legitimate income generation and possibly rely on their dogs for … status.”

Unfortunately Guenther’s misguided book is gaining traction. Shelter director Kristen Hassen opines that Guenther “gets it right” in concluding that “racism, classism and the caste system are at the heart of the broken animal sheltering institution.” Arguing that laws to prevent mistreatment of dogs discriminate against “anyone in the US other than white, middle class and upper-class individuals,” Sloane Hawes, Tess Hupe and Kevin Morris of the University of Denver Institute for Human-Animal Connection cite the book in their proposal to relax enforcement of animal protection laws—a proposal that threatens to reverse decades of hard-won progress.

In Guenther’s condescending viewpoint, if sacred Persons of Color abuse animals, it is only because they are helpless victims of racism.

When a Latino man on a bicycle drops a dog “while escaping from mall security officers … after stealing a pair of Wrangler jeans,” she explains this away as the result of his “status as marginalized.” When a woman leaves her dog to die at the pound after she has finished breeding her and selling her puppies to buy drugs, it is the fault of her “status as a poorly educated queer woman of color.”

Even dogfighting is only considered bad because whites are privileged.

“From a class perspective, wealthy people are believed to be too ‘civilized’ to engage in barbaric activities like dogfighting, and it’s no coincidence that the only affluent person who has been publicly shamed for dogfighting in the U.S., Michael Vick, is Black, newly wealthy after growing up in poverty.”

If you are squeamish about watching dogs kill each other for entertainment, you too must be a racist.

Anything is possible, now that progressives have shattered the barrier of absurdity. If honoring Abraham Lincoln is racist, kindness to helpless animals can be racist too.

When people figure out that if everything is racist, nothing is racist, we may finally be able to put political correctness behind us.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Feb 03 2021

Now Acronyms Are a Tool of White Supremacy

It is hard to deny the conspiracy of white supremacy when the tools used to implement it can be found wherever militant wokesters look for them. They have even discovered that acronyms are racist — not any particular acronym, but acronyms in general:

First the San Francisco School Board decided to rename 44 schools because they are named after people with ties to racism or slavery.

Those erased in this purge include some of the greatest figures in American history, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and even Abraham Lincoln. Left-wing Senator and former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein was also erased, for once having failed to show sufficient intolerance toward all things Southern.

Now the Arts Department has taken a bold move by changing its name, “VAPA” because they say, “acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture.”

This must be because everything in existence is a symptom of white supremacy culture. Since it would be racist not to agree that all of reality centers on the imaginary oppression of favored identity groups, frozen rocks floating through the far reaches of outer space are a symptom of white supremacy culture.

VAPA is short for Visual and Performing Arts. Thanks to the thin ChiCom virus pretext, teachers still won’t show up in classrooms in San Francisco, but educrats are nonetheless busily at work on their social engineering projects.

Barks Sam Bass, the director of the department,

“We are prioritizing antiracist arts instruction in our work.”

Somehow I doubt that timeless masterpieces will result from this emphasis.

Bass announced the name change as part of the antiracism push.

From now on, they’ll simply be called SFUSD Arts Department.

You can say VAPA in two syllables. SFUSD Arts Department takes nine syllables. Every time they refer to the department, they have to wade through seven extraneous syllables in order to demonstrate their obeisance to political correctness. This is the same reason shakedown artist Jesse Jackson decreed that we must say “African American” instead of the more precise and not the least offensive “Negro.”

Apparently unbeknownst to Bass, SFUSD is also an acronym. He could more effectively combat racism by making everyone say, “San Francisco Unified School District Arts Department.” Fourteen syllables might be enough to wipe away the stain of white supremacy.

Bass explains why acronyms are racist:

“The use of so many acronyms within the educational field often tends to alienate those who may not speak English to understand the acronym.”

It follows that the English language is racist. Educrats may ban that next.

On tips from TCS III and Bluto. Hat tip: Hot Air.

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