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31 March, 2017
Must not defend Christian beliefs
Even when public funds are being used to preach Muslim beliefs
A Christian student was suspended from Florida's Rollins College
last week after allegedly threatening his Middle Eastern humanities
professor, who is Muslim.
But sophomore Marshall Polston denies threatening Professor Areej Zufari
and claims he is being unjustly treated after confronting her over her
'anti-Christian' teachings and support for a 'homophobic' student.
Polston accuses Zufari of claiming Jesus’ crucifixion was a hoax during
class, and failing to challenge a Muslim student who said homosexuals
should be decapitated under Sharia law.
Polston claims that he never threatened Zufari and that he simply
disagreed with her teachings, which included claims that Jesus'
crucifixion never happened.
Zufari and Polston, a 20-year-old international affairs major, have
reportedly been clashing since the beginning of the semester in January.
According to an email the professor wrote to the school in February, she
says Polston disrupted the first two classes with 'antagonizing
interjections, contradicting me and monopolizing class time'. 'His
attitude is contemptuous,' she said.
As a Christian, Polston said that Zufari's unorthodox lectures were unsettling.
In an interview with the Central Florida Post, Polston said that Zufari
claimed Jesus' crucifixion was a hoax and that his disciples didn't
believe he is 'God'.
'It was very off-putting and flat out odd,' he said. 'I've traveled the
Middle East, lectured at the Salahaddin University, and immersed myself
in Muslim culture for many years. Honestly, it reminded me of some of
the more radical groups I researched when abroad.'
'Whether religious or not, I believe even those with limited knowledge
of Christianity can agree that according to the text, Jesus was
crucified and his followers did believe he was divine … that he was
"God". Regardless, to assert the contrary as academic fact is not
supported by the evidence,' he added to The College Fix.
Paris bans 'sexist' fashion adverts from billboards
Adverts considered 'sexist' have today been banned from billboards
across Paris after feminists raised an outcry over so-called 'porno
The Paris city council voted for the ban today and the city's Mayor Anne
Hidalgo said Paris was 'leading the way' in the fight against sexism.
Among those ads which are expected to be banned are those from Yves
Saint Laurent's latest campaign, which have been accused of 'degrading'
models and even 'inciting rape'.
One image shows a reclining woman in a fur coat and fishnet tights
opening her legs while another shows a model in a leotard and roller
skate stilettos bending over a stool.
The French fashion house's campaign, featuring painfully thin models, had sparked outrage with calls for it to be banned.
The Local reported that from now on advertisers in Paris will have to
'ensure that no advertising of a sexist of discriminatory nature can be
broadcast on the municipal display network'.
The French company JC Decaux, which manages the billboards, will be
given discretion to decide what posters have over-stepped the mark.
30 March, 2017
Must not laugh at cultural appropriation by blacks
As an African American, Maxine Waters would have naturally "nappy"
hair. So seeing her with a lush "white" hairdo must have been a
sight. But you are NOT allowed to mention that. Cultural
appropriation is fine if minorities do it
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday he "didn't hear a word" Rep.
Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said during recent comments on the House floor
because he was focused on "the James Brown wig."
African-Americans "fight against this president, and we point out how
dangerous he is for this society and for this country, we're fighting
for the democracy," Waters declared.
O'Reilly appeared to be amused in a split-screen image of Waters, saying
afterward he didn't hear a word of the Waters clip because he was
distracted by "the James Brown wig." "I didn't hear a word
[Waters] said. I was looking at the James Brown wig. If we have a
picture of James, it's the same wig."
O'Reilly later apologized for his comments, calling the remark about the James Brown wig "dumb."
"As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for
being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on Fox &
Friends calling her 'old school," said O'Reilly in a statement.
"Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize."
Must not use a watermelon as a hat
A police officer has come under fire and accused of racism after he
posted a picture on Facebook with his face superimposed - on a
PC Ifor Williams posted the 'funny dad pic' - featuring him with a
watermelon 'helmet' and slices of the juicy gourd for glasses - on his
But Equality campaigners have condemned the decorated city beat officer -
who patrols an area with a high black population - for promoting a
Watermelon images were deemed offensive in the 19th century where black
people were characterised as lazy and work-shy, who would sit around
eating the 'fruit'.
Pc Williams, who was last year awarded the Queen's Police Medal, patrols the high black population St Paul's area of Bristol.
Equality campaigner and poet Lawrence Hoo was angered by the image when
PC Williams contacted him via Snapchat with a friend request.
Mr Hoo, 48, said: 'I do find this incredibly offensive and insensitive. I don't think this is something you can accidentally do.
29 March, 2017
Backlash over ‘racist’ theme of new Sydney bar
A NEW Sydney bar and restaurant has come under fire for its “sexy
pre-war Shanghai” theme as social media users flood the business’
Facebook page with accusations of racism and cultural appropriation.
Suey Sins, a new bar and restaurant in Surry Hills, only opened its
doors for business this morning but has already received a barrage of
criticism over its name, traditional qipaos as staff uniforms, and
The critics claimed the venue was glamorising the dark reality of
Chinese culture during the British colonial era and “continuing negative
colonial ideologies”, and “racist fetishisation of a marginalised women
[sic] for a dollar”.
“Mind explaining the brilliant idea of blending “sins” and “chop suey”
to come up with the name?” one person asked. “Mind explaining this
incredibly obvious perpetuation of the longstanding stereotype of Asian
women as exotic sex toys?”
Another social media user wrote: “The creepy concept of this bar makes
my skin crawl. “The gross cultural appropriation is abhorrent and they
also refer to “geisha chicks” in at least one of their posts while
dressing their white staff in qipao as though Asian cultures are all the
In a press release, venue owner Eli West said the bar was named after “a
famous Shanghai call girl ... a quintessential icon of the ‘Shanghai
“I have spent most of my life travelling in Indonesia, and have some
Chinese heritage and I like to think I may be related to a character
very similar to Suey Sin,” Ms West wrote.
“I love the idea of this seductive, alluring woman who had old world
charm and poise but also knew exactly what she wanted and how to get it.
I see a bit of that in myself and the young women who will drink here.”
News.com.au understands Suey Sin was a Chinese woman working in the film
industry — and not as a call girl or pre-war — in Los Angeles in the
The venue also features a collage of Chinese-American actress Anna May
Wong who, during her illustrious career, was passed over for a role
playing a Chinese woman by MGM in 1935 in favour of German actress,
Luise Rainer, according to concreteplayground.com.
Venue management responded to the backlash on their Facebook page but has not yet responded to requests for comment from media.
“We acknowledge and understand that there has been some criticism surround Suey Sins,” the statement read.
“It has never been our intention to offend. We simply sought to create a
venue that focuses on delicious Asian fusion inspired street style food
and creative beverages for all to enjoy.”
College ‘diversity council’ posts FAKE racist flyers
The Leftist fakery never stops
The “Diversity Leadership Council” at Gustavus Adolphus College has
admitted to posting racially offensive posters around campus after the
school’s Bias Response Team received multiple reports on the matter.
The signs, which are now being labeled a social experiment, notified
“all white Americans” to report “any and all illegal aliens to U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement” because “they are criminals.”
Provocatively declaring that “America is a white nation,” the flyers
assert that it is the “civic duty” of white Americans to turn illegal
immigrants in to law enforcement.
Many Gustavus students and alumni reacted angrily to the white
nationalist signage, with some inquiring “what the f*ck” in disbelief,
others calling it “disgusting,” and one succinctly stating “F*ck. That.”
One alumna even posted on Facebook that her cousin had discovered the
signs at Beck Academic Hall and reported it to the school’s Bias
Response Team, remarking that “it isn't much of a surprise something
like this was posted” at that particular building.
But the following day, March 21, that same alumna took to Facebook again
to explain that a friend of hers, who had also filed a complaint with
the school’s Bias Response Team, had received a response from Dean of
Students Jones VanHecke explaining that the offensive flyers were
actually “part of a series of educational ‘invisible theater’ events
taking place this week that have been planned by I Am We Are theater
troupe, the Diversity Leadership Team, and the Bystander Intervention
28 March, 2017
Canada Took Away a Guy's Vanity License Plate Because His Name MIGHT offend
A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man's eponymous
personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is
offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.
Grabher said Friday that he put his last name on the license plate
decades ago as a gift for his late father's birthday, and says the
province's refusal to renew the plate late last year is unfair.
Grabher says the Nova Scotia government is discriminating against his name.
Transport Department spokesman Brian Taylor says while the department
understands Grabher is a surname with German roots, this context isn't
available to the general public who view it.
The personalized plate program introduced in 1989 allows the province to
refuse names when they're deemed offensive, socially unacceptable and
not in good taste.
Cafe slammed on social media for serving up 'racist' burger named
'Uncle Tom' - but owners say they did not know it was offensive
American sensitivities are often little known abroad
A newly opened cafe is at the centre of a racism row over the naming of a
burger. Master Toms, in Brisbane's city centre, only flung open its
doors less than four months ago but it has already found itself
embroiled in accusations of racism, 9News reported.
The cafe has named one of its burgers Uncle Tom, which is also a
derogatory term describing a black person who is considered to be
excessively obedient to a white person. The name first came to
prominence in the novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, in the mid-1800s. The novel,
written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, details the suffering of
Customer Jonathan Butler-White, who noticed the name when he dropped by
the cafe recently, said he felt a 'mix of disappointment and anger'.
'I think it's concerning but I don't think it's surprising,' he said. 'I did leave straight away.'
Mr Butler-White then made his feelings known to the cafe through social
media who told him they were 'completely unaware' of the name's
Master Tom's manager Eduardo Cantarelli vowed to change the burger's name and update the menu.
'We really want to change that because that's not good for us, it's not good for the business,' Mr Cantarelli said.
27 March, 2017
Internet censorship, Hollywood style
You would think the First Amendment is a bulletproof defense against
censorship of the Internet. But then you are not reckoning with the
awesome political power of the Screen Actors Guild.
The union representing Hollywood stars and role players somehow
persuaded California lawmakers to enact a law that would bar the popular
IMDb website from revealing the ages of actors. It’s a law that sounds
crazy even by California standards, yet Governor Jerry Brown signed it
You’ve probably heard of the entertainment-focused IMDb. Owned by
Amazon.com, it was founded by a British computer programmer and movie
buff in 1990, when the Internet was in diapers. Today, it’s among the
world’s most popular websites, with over 250 million visitors every
The basic IMDb service is free. Its content, like that of Wikipedia, is
crowdsourced. Members love to post information about their favorite
movies, directors, stars, and — this is the important fact — the actors’
Many stars aren’t happy about that. It’s not just vanity, they say;
Hollywood is rife with ageism, and older actors don’t want directors to
think they’ve passed their sell-by dates.
But you can’t ban the whole Internet from publishing someone’s age. Or
can you? California legislators figured out a way around that by framing
their law as a defense against age discrimination. They wrote a
publishing restriction that applies only to “a commercial online
entertainment employment service provider,” allowing paying members to
demand that his or her age be deleted from that site.
IMDb filed suit against the law in federal court, and in February, US
District Court Judge Vince Chhabria issued an injunction against it
until the case can be heard.
Vietnamese sandwich shop slammed online for being 'homophobic' after
telling customers they should eat spicy foods 'unless you are a poof'
"Poof" or "poofter" is common British & Australian & NZ slang
for a male homosexual. It is contemptuous but is not as
aggressive a condemnation as the American "faggot". Jokes about
homosexual eating and drinking habits were common in my far-off youth.
It was for instance said that they only drink cocktails because they
would choke on beer. No-one actually believed that. It was
just a joke. The condemned words below were undoubtedly of that ilk
The owners of a Vietnamese sandwich shop tried spicing up their menu but
wound up getting roasted online for using 'homophobic' terms.
The Bun Mee Kiwi outlet in New Zealand's Auckland opened doors last week
with a menu that urges customers to order spicy foods - 'unless you are
The message has been slammed on social media and by gay pride groups for
being in bad taste, but the owners insist they never meant to offend
'This is highly offensive…For someone like myself who has been called a
poof during childhood and adulthood, this is really not on' OUTline
spokesperson Trevor Easton told NZHerald.
But the owners, who only gave their names as Mark and Saffron, said the
term has a different meaning in their Pacific Islands culture.
'We have many gay friends and it is not a homophobic slur where we come
from in the Pacific Islands,' they said. 'If we have offended anyone, we
26 March, 2017
Arty farties want abstract painting destroyed
It's a rather horrible-looking thing so I hope they succeed
Despite initially receiving semi-positive notices, mainly from white
critics, a Dana Schutz painting in the Whitney Biennial generated
controversy this weekend. This past Saturday, the artist Parker Bright
held a protest in front of the work, which is titled Open Casket and
depicts an abstracted version of the famed photograph of Emmett Till’s
Bright wore a grey T-shirt, with “BLACK DEATH SPECTACLE” written in
Sharpie on the back of it, and reportedly said, “She has nothing to say
to the black community about black trauma.”
Writers, curators, and artists took note of the protest online and
responded. Now, the artist and writer Hannah Black has issued an open
letter addressed to the Whitney Biennial’s curators, Christopher Y. Lew
and Mia Locks. Repeating the refrain “the painting must go,” she urges
the curators to destroy the work so as to make sure that the it can’t be
sold or seen in the future.
Calls for Australian anti-immigration Senator to be CENSORED
Left-wing columnists and Muslim political activists have joined forces
to call for Pauline Hanson to be censored in the wake of the London
The One Nation leader posted a Facebook video on Thursday renewing her call for a ban on Muslim migration to Australia.
'People are feeling sorry for people over there and I've seen the
hashtag #prayforlondon,' she said from Parliament House in Canberra.
'Well look, I have my own hashtag and you won't need to be praying for
this place or that place, because it's #pray4amuslimban.'
While some Muslim activists have condemned the atrocity by a lone
terrorist, which has so far left four people dead, columnist Clementine
Ford preferred to mock Senator Pauline. '#Pray4PaulineHansonToF***Off,'
Muslim psychologist Hanan Dover, who is campaigning to ban Somali-born
Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali from touring Australia, called for Senator
Hanson to be censored even though she's an elected member of parliament.
'#PrayForPaulineBan,' she said in a written message on her Facebook
This is the same woman who has represented terror suspects and made anti-gay speeches.
Former Labor staffer Paul Syvret, who now works as a left-wing News Corp
columnist in Brisbane, accused Senator Hanson of encouraging terrorism
with her renewed call to ban Muslim migration. 'Pauline Hanson is
acting as a recruiting agent for extremists with that inflammatory
bulls***,' he said.
His statement was retweeted by Islamophobia Register Australia founder
Mariam Veiszadeh, who makes regular appearances on ABC News 24.
The hijab-wearing lawyer, who is married to New South Wales Liberal
Premier Gladys Berejiklian's media director Ehssan Veiszadeh, was more
measured in her criticism of Senator Hanson.
24 March, 2017
AT&T And Verizon Pull Google Ads Over Hate Speech Controversy
You can bet your bottom dollar that Jihadi videos were the ones that
needed to be deleted. Anything favouring conservative or Christian
thought would have been wiped ages ago
AT&T is the latest high-profile company to pull its advertising from
YouTube and Google as the search and advertising giant struggles to
quell a controversy over online hate speech and its marketing platforms.
Verizon has also suspended some of its Google advertising.
“We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside
YouTube content promoting terrorism and hate,” a spokeswoman for
AT&T said in a statement to BuzzFeed News Wednesday. “Until Google
can ensure this won’t happen again, we are removing our ads from
Google’s non-search platforms.”
In a statement to BuzzFeed News Verizon said: “Once we were notified
that our ads were appearing on non-sanctioned websites, we took
immediate action to suspend this type of ad placement and launched an
Several other brands including McDonald’s, HSBC, and L’Oreal, as well as
the British government, have also recently pulled advertising from
YouTube over concerns that the company is not doing enough to protect
them from having their marketing campaigns tied to abusive and extremist
The sudden departure of advertising partners, first reported by the
Times, followed an investigation that Google had failed to remove
hateful material from YouTube, in what appeared to be a breach of its
Liberal Social Justice Warrior brutally beats woman for “cultural appropriation”
Ms Figueroa is a rather large young woman, which may help explain her
unhappiness. She has been charged with disorderly conduct,
assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
A whiny liberal student is on trial for physically attacking two
basketball players after a basketball game at Hampshire College in
According to Carmen Figueroa, one of the women she attacked was guilty
of “cultural appropriation” for wearing braids while white:
The victims of the alleged assault are members of the
Central Maine Community College women’s basketball team.
Figueroa, 20, approached the players after the game
and demanded that at least one player remove braids from her hair,
according to court records. Figueroa apparently decided the braids
amounted to “cultural appropriation” because a Central Maine player who
had the braids was white.
The white Central Maine player with braided hair opted not remove the braids and tried to leave the building.
In response, police say, Figueroa attacked her by
pulling her braided hair so hard she fell to the ground. Once the
unidentified player was on the ground, Figueroa allegedly kicked her and
stepped on her.
A second Central Maine [player] tried to intervene,
but Figueroa was having none of it. Figueroa “grabbed her by the head
and threw her to the ground,” according to court documents obtained by
the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Court documents indicate that Figueroa screamed “swears and racial slurs” during her attack.
Figueroa appears to have been a spectator at the basketball game. She’s
not on the roster for the 2016-17 Hampshire College women’s basketball
team, but a college spokesman confirmed that she is enrolled at the
23 March, 2017
Must not find black women unattractive
Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin apologized Monday for a
racially insensitive comment made about black women in an old YouTube
video that emerged on social media over the weekend. A statement was
released through the team, and published by Chris Hine of the Chicago
The video, which was filmed in 2012 when Panarin played in the KHL,
shows Panarin and former teammate Yaroslav Tulyakov asking each other
questions in Russian with subtitles included at the bottom. Midway
through the interview, Tulyakov asks Panarin the question, "What could
you never do?"
Panarin replies, “Have sex with a black woman," according to the
subtitles and multiple Russian-speaking sources from Hine. Those sources
also told him that the players “appeared to be joking and at times
making off-color remarks as they read the questions” and his comment
“appeared to be an attempt at humor.”
The Blackhawks and Panarin apologized on Monday.
Must not note racial differences in sport
Hundreds of students at a Baltimore County school held a peaceful
protest Thursday after a classmate apparently wrote a racial slur on a
baseball field and posted the image to Snapchat.
An Eastern Tech High School student posed with a racial slur on a
baseball field with the caption "Baseball is a white man's sport." The
incident upset many students and parents.
"We felt like we had to make a difference and if it wasn't us it would be nobody," senior Ashlyn Woods said.
Woods and other students held a peaceful protest Friday morning in the
school lobby, but it turned into an all-day discussion about race
relations with most of the student body taking part.
22 March, 2017
NY liberals push internet speech ban
Speech is only free so long as it’s inoffensive. That’s the basic
premise behind a new bill being pushed through the New York state House
The bill is being called “the right to be forgotten
act” but would be more aptly named “you can only write things on the
internet that the government give you permission to write.” The bill
“requires search engines, indexers, publishers and any other persons or
entities which make available, on or through the internet or other
widely used computer-based network, program or service, information
about an individual to remove such information, upon the request of the
individual, within thirty days of such request.”
In other words, if someone is offended by something said about them on
the internet, this bill would give them the “right” to appeal to have it
removed. If a court determines that the speech in question is
“inaccurate,” “irrelevant,” “inadequate,” or “excessive,” it must be
removed within 30 days or the author of the speech/search engine will be
fined $250 per day.
This is far different from someone reporting a comment for harassment on
Facebook. This is politicians attempting to give the courts the ability
to destroy the First Amendment and fine people for exercising their
God-given right to free speech.
No whites allowed: Politically correct computer game under fire
"Manveer" is a Punjabi (Indian) name
One of the most controversial individuals who worked at BioWare on "Mass
Effect: Andromeda" was Manveer Heir, a game designer on the project. He
had mentioned recently on his Twitter profile that "Mass Effect:
Andromeda" was one of his past projects, but now we have confirmation
that Manveer Heir is no longer working at BioWare.
The significance of this news is that a lot of gamers had mentioned that
they wouldn’t be purchasing Mass Effect: Andromeda due to Manveer’s
tweets, as he made it blatantly known that he did not like white people.
His Twitter feed is filled with many crude, insensitive and racist
remarks about Caucasians.
Heir’s persistently racist tweets ended up spawning a petition, with some gamers asking for BioWare to fire him for racism.
Things continually escalated as the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda
drew near, with the 10-hour free trial and the revelation of the game’s
poor quality and the fact that fair-skinned whites couldn’t be made in
the character creator also made people quite angry.
The lead game designer, Ian Soon Frazier, commented on Twitter that they
would investigate possibly patching in the ability to make fair-skinned
whites and light-skinned Asians in "Mass Effect: Andromeda", leading
many people to believe that Manveer Heir may have had something to do
At the same time, there were also reports that BioWare may have been
filling their ranks with “diversity hires”, which is why the quality of
the animation, character models and facial rigging was so low compared
to previous games, as revealed by Nick Monroe on Twitter.
21 March, 2017
Milk is Now Racist! Didn't You Know?!
You know the old saying, “Milk does a body good?” Well, it does, and you’re a racist.
Samantha Diaz, a writer for California State University-Long Beach’s
(CSULB) newspaper “D49er,” wrote an article this past Monday asking the
question, “Milk, new symbol of hate?”
In case you're not familiar with Diaz's article/argument, here you go:
The federal endorsement of milk in American diets contributes to the
problem by uncritically pushing people to drink milk, despite the
potential detriment it has on non-white people’s health.
Diaz references a study that states that 75 percent of African-Americans
are lactose intolerant. Therefore, touting the health benefits of milk
ignores non-white people, and is intrinsically racist.
“It may not surprise you that the United States was founded on racism,”
Diaz added, by way of explanation. “That every institution we uphold has
racist roots that are sometimes difficult to catch and even harder to
Diaz goes on to argue that white nationalists and neo-nazis are using milk as a form of white supremacy.
Intolerance on the left
Republicans are often accused of racism, bigotry and intolerance. But
believing we have a right to define and defend our borders is not
racism. Believing that marriage is a religious institution reserved for
one man and one woman is not bigotry. Fighting to save lives of unborn
children is not intolerance.
The left feels if you express your religious beliefs, you're a bigot.
But if you force a business to abandon its religion and cater to your
desires, you are just exercising your civil rights. If you pray outside
an abortion clinic, you are intolerant. If you block traffic, burn
buildings or beat people you are just a frustrated protester.
The left and the Democrats have shown they are as bigoted, racist, and
intolerant as anyone on the right or in the Republican Party. I don’t
know if this will ever change. The country is more divided politically
and racially than it has been in 50 years. President Obama was supposed
to be the great uniter, but turned out to be the great igniter. It is
not people on the right expressing a desire to blow up the White House
with Obama in it. It is not white people asking for black cops to be
killed. And it is not Republicans blocking traffic, destroying property
and beating innocent people because their candidate lost nor have they
ever acted this way.
20 March, 2017
Must not joke that Mexicans are poorly educated and earn low wages
Truth is no defense, of course
Two Snohomish County fire commissioners had a private conversation last
week during which they made jokes about hiring Mexicans as cheap labor.
Meador and Chan apologized repeatedly. They said they wished the union
had approached them personally before going public. Chan said the
board’s swift response made him feel like someone who got caught
"picking your nose in the grocery store."
On the March 7 recording, Chan joked about whether it would be cheaper
to hire Mexican immigrants to work for the fire district, which has been
short on paramedics.
Meador said, "I don’t want those immigrants. They can’t do the job."
The comments occurred during a break. The board’s secretary had turned
the audio system back on, before the meeting reconvened, so the system
could warm up, Reading said. The audio system picks up more sound than
the desktop microphones, he said.
In an interview Friday afternoon, Meador said he is not anti-Mexican or
anti-immigrant. "It was a joking thing," he said. "… I have Mexican
Chan is a Democrat who supported Bernie Sanders and Meador is an
independent and they like to rib each other, Chan said. Chan on Friday
brought up President Donald Trump several times and said that Trump’s
comments about Mexicans have been "much more worse"
Google lets antisemitic videos stay on YouTube
Google is failing to remove virulent antisemitic content from its
YouTube video platform in an apparent breach of its own guidelines and
Havas, one of the world’s biggest advertising agencies, pulled hundreds
of UK clients out of Google’s advertising network yesterday after
revelations in The Times that taxpayers and big brands were unwittingly
funding extremists through adverts. Dozens of other brands have also
withdrawn their business.
The full scale of Google’s failure to tackle hate speech can be revealed
today, with fresh analysis showing that more than 200 antisemitic
videos are hosted on YouTube.
In some cases, the offensive videos were uploaded years ago and have
attracted hundreds of thousands of views. Some even hosted advertising,
suggesting antisemites may be profiting
19 March, 2017
Must not say blacks are black?
Most of them are actually brown, I suppose
British rocker Morrissey has been accused of racial insensitivity over a T-shirt set to go on sale during his upcoming tour.
The controversial T-shirt is emblazoned with a picture of
African-American writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin's face.
Above the image of Baldwin are lyrics from Morrissey's former band The
Smiths' song Unloveable, which read, "I wear black on the outside
because black is how I feel on the inside."
Although Morrissey has previously written about his love for Baldwin in
his 2013 autobiography, social media users were quick to object to the
T-shirt due to the combination of the words and image.
Hunter Felt, a journalist at The Guardian, wrote on Twitter, "Morrissey
jumping in on the extremely hot "racist people co-opting black activists
for their own purposes" trend."
Meanwhile editors at Britain's FACT magazine published an article
headlined, "Morrissey is selling racist t-shirts because he is a f**king
Must not mention support for Trump
Actress and University of Kentucky basketball fan Ashley Judd
seemed shocked to discover that a basketball arena is not a safe space.
At least, not safe from an old man who asked for a photo.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, the actress described how she was
"frankly scared" by an "older man with white hair" who asked to take her
picture and then told her he was a Trump supporter.
She never described him as threatening or even said he had raised his voice.
In fact, he was apparently docile enough that she was expecting to swap
stories with him about his hometown, where she had shot a film.
But once he had said he liked Trump, she said it became clear to her that "his affect was angry."
And she observed, "I feel very sad that this happened, and frankly scared."
The incident apparently occurred at the SEC tournament game in Nashville on Saturday
17 March, 2017
Hoop earrings are ethnic. Who knew?
A resident assistant at Pitzer College sent out an email to the entire
school about how upset she was seeing white girls in hoop earrings
because it’s culturally offensive to "[t]he black and brown bodies who
typically wear hooped earrings."
According to an article in The Claremont Independent, the whole thing
started when a group of Latino students spray painted "White Girl, take
off your hoops!" on a dormitory wall that’s devoted to free speech.
Then, after one white girl said she was confused by the message, one of
the spray-painters – a resident assistant named Alegria Martinez —
felt the need to fire off a school-wide email expressing her
""[T]he art was created by myself and a few other WOC [women of color]
after being tired and annoyed with the reoccuring [sic] theme of white
women appropriating styles … that belong to the black and brown folks
who created the culture," Martinez wrote.
Martinez explained that "[t]he black and brown bodies who
typically wear hooped earrings, (and other accessories like winged
eyeliner, gold name plate necklaces, etc) are typically viewed as
ghetto, and are not taken seriously by others in their daily lives," and
that she sees "winged eyeliner, lined lips, and big hoop earrings … as
symbols [and] as an everyday act of resistance, especially here at the
(Yep — "winged eyeliner" and "lined lips" are apparently forbidden for
white girls, too; I guess I’d better run to the bathroom and wash off my
culturally appropriative face!)
"We wonder, why should white girls be able to take part in this culture
(wearing hoop earrings just being one case of it) and be seen as
cute/aesthetic/ethnic," Martinez continued. "White people have actually
exploited the culture and made it into fashion."
Founder of world-renowned cocktail festival is slammed for putting on a blackface to perform in a Zulu parade at Mardi Gras
The founder of a world-renowned New Orleans cocktail festival has come
under fire after a photo showed her in blackface and Zulu Krewe regalia
for Mardi Gras.
The photo on Ann Tuennerman's Facebook page was captured by her husband,
Paul Tuennerman, as he made a video recording at the Zulu den.
It was captioned: 'As he said, "Throw a little blackface on and you lose all your Media Skills."
Criticism soon erupted on Facebook.
'It is 2017,' said one critical post. 'No reason for adults or anyone to still be putting on blackface, even if tradition.'
Some were upset at the comment - deeming it racially offensive - but not
so much at the blackface get-up. Others were upset at both.
According to NOLA.com, New Orleans bartender Mark Schettler said on
Facebook: 'The comment suggests that by performing blackness Ann loses
her ability to intelligently and effectively engage media. Which is
16 March, 2017
Australia: Must not have Bible verses on beer cartons
Coopers is facing a boycott and backlash after teaming up with a Bible
group who used the beers in a bizarre debate on marriage equality.
The South Australian brewery has released a commemorative range of light
beers with Bible verses on its cartons to mark the 200th anniversary of
the Bible Society.
But Coopers says the brewery has nothing to do with a bizarre video debating marriage equality by the Bible group.
'We want you to know that Coopers did not give permission for our
Premium Light beer to feature in, or "sponsor" the Bible Society's
"Keeping it Light" video,' the brewery said in a statement.
The video featured Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and gay politician Tim
Wilson debate marriage equality, while drinking and cheersing Coopers
A spokesperson for the Bible Society told Daily Mail Australia: 'Coopers
has definitely not paid any money or donated any money towards the
video. It was produced solely by Bible Society Australia.'
Coopers had not gone so far to distance itself from the video in an earlier statement.
'With regards to the "Keeping it Light" video from the Bible Society
featuring Andrew Hastie and Tim Wilson, this is a light hearted but
balanced debate about an important topic within Australia,' the earlier
'Coopers isn't trying to push religious messages or change your beliefs
by celebrating 200 years of charitable work undertaken by the Bible
Society, in fact, over the years we have produced a number of different
celebratory cans to recognise the historical achievements of a vast
array of different organisations.'
In a second statement, Coopers put further distance between the brewery and the video.
Coopers is releasing a range of light beer in partnership with the
charity. The cartons will have Bible verses written on them, and the
cans will feature the Bible Society logo.
Coopers said the brewery respected community beliefs. 'We aren't
trying to push a religious message, we see these commemorative cans as a
celebration of the Bible Society's 200 years of charitable work in
Australia,' the company said in a statement.
Google: we won’t remove video that attacks Jews
But just attack Muslims and see how far you get
Google has refused to remove a video from YouTube that one of the
company’s executives admitted was "antisemitic, deeply offensive and
MPs criticised the technology company, which owns YouTube, yesterday
after it claimed that a video entitled "Jews admit organising white
genocide" did not breach its rules on hate speech.
The clip, posted in 2015, was highlighted by the home affairs select
committee at the opening of the parliamentary inquiry into hate crime on
social media. Executives from Facebook and Twitter also appeared before
the committee and faced criticism.
The YouTube video features David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader,
saying: "The Zionists have already ethnically cleansed the Palestinians,
why not do the same thing to Europeans and Americans?
15 March, 2017
Liberal Media Reliably Leap Into Action, Condemn Carson for Immigrant-Slave Comparison
On his first day on the job, newly sworn in Secretary of Housing and
Urban Development Ben Carson made the awful mistake of comparing
immigrants and slaves.
The liberal media (the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed,
Hollywood Reporter and others) reliably leaped into action to cover the
remarks with their usual glee. There immediately followed a scrum of
condemnation from movie stars such as Samuel L. Jackson and the NAACP.
Even the Anne Frank Center got into action calling the remarks "as
offensive a remark as it gets."
The thing is, though, that the comparison, as inapt and inept as it
certainly is, is often made by immigrant advocacy groups, supporters of
open borders, and even black progressives from time to time. Doing so is
frequently a conscious effort to hitch the "illegal immigration is
benign" wagon onto the civil rights train.
Example: Maria Hinojosa, a National Public Radio host who wears her
alien advocacy on her sleeve in the same uncritical way that Jorge Ramos
of Univision does, made the comparison when making the unverified and
unverifiable claim in regard to aliens in Flint, Mich., during the
tainted water crisis there. Her guest for the day, Melissa Harris-Perry,
carried the stupid analogy even further by comparing immigration laws
with "fugitive slave laws".
That CNN unwittingly exposes its own hypocrisy is no surprise; they are a network with neither shame nor historical memory.
But where were the howls of outrage from Hollywood stars over Hinojosa and Harris-Perry's conversations? There were none.
All things considered, the silence in the face of these other gaffes is
suspicious. Is it because Carson is a Black Republican, and
African-Americans aren't allowed by the progressive thought police to be
conservative? Is that why only his remarks get singled out when so many
others have made the same kind of inappropriate comparisons? I can't
help but wonder.
UK: Conservative Club Says College is Intolerant of Free Speech, Is Promptly Banned
Nothing says "hey, we're totally open to all ideas" like banning one's critics.
At Lincoln University, they are very tolerant of all viewpoints and
encourage free speech... until you cross them. A conservative student
group discovered this when it pointed out Lincoln University was ranked
as "very intolerant" about free speech.
Well, the university wasn't going to sit by and let that go
unchallenged. Immediately, the school disproved/proved the validity of
this group's accusation by... drumroll please... censoring the group's
The Telegraph reports:
Lincoln University’s Conservative Society has been censored by its
student union after it posted an image online showing that the
university had been ranked "very intolerant" on free speech in a recent
In response, the Students’ Union swiftly suspended the society’s social
media accounts, on the grounds that highlighting the university’s
ranking had brought it into disrepute.
The move has been widely derided in social media
14 March, 2017
Must not suggest that some groups are less civilized than others
Rep. King tweeted: "Wilders understands that culture and demographics
are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's
Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa who has a history of
making inflammatory statements viewed by many as insensitive or outright
racist, was roundly criticized on Sunday for his apparent endorsement
of white nationalism.
Mr. King made the remark on Twitter when he shared a story by the Voice
of Europe website about the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders,
who wants to end Muslim immigration and ban the Quran and who has called
Moroccan immigrants "scum."
Critics said that Mr. King echoed the principles of white nationalism,
the belief that national identity is linked to the white race and its
superiority to other races. Self-proclaimed white nationalists emerged
as a small but vocal group during the candidacy of Donald J. Trump,
celebrating his promises to crack down on illegal immigration and ban
Muslims from entering the United States, as well as heralding his
presidential victory as a chance to preserve white culture.
David Duke, the white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klansman who called
Mr. Trump "by far the best candidate" during the campaign, celebrated
Mr. King’s comments.
But many people quickly condemned Mr. King. "You, Congressman, are
simply a bigot," one person replied. Another person wrote, "You know
that you were ‘somebody else’s baby’ too, right? Or do you not
understand how this works?"
Facebook, Twitter Censor Jihad Watch
Those who rely on the Big Lie can't bear the truth being told
By: Robert Spencer
The facts at hand presumably speak for themselves, but a trifle more vulgarly, I suspect, than facts usually do.
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 2, 2017: 16,683
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 2, 2017: 1,051
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 6, 2017: 12,882
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 7, 2017: 1,880
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 7, 2017: 23,783
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 7, 2017: 1,718
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 8, 2017: 18,926
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 8, 2017: 1,091
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 9, 2017: 11,914
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 9, 2017: 974
And then the very next day:
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 10, 2017: 2,923
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 10, 2017: 295
The dropoff has continued:
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 20, 2017: 3,408
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 20, 2017: 416
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, February 27, 2017: 2,369
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, February 27, 2017: 329
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, March 2, 2017: 1,645
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, March 2, 2017: 206
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Facebook, March 6, 2017: 1,948
Referrals to Jihad Watch from Twitter, March 6, 2017: 261
Did thousands of people who used to click on Jihad Watch articles from
Facebook and Twitter suddenly on February 10 lose interest? Of course
not. This is what happened: Facebook and Twitter are censoring Jihad
Watch as "hate speech," in accord with assurances they recently gave to
the European Union that they would stop tolerating such speech.
Now, I do not accept and will never accept the idea that reporting on
jihad activity and Sharia oppression constitutes "hate speech," but that
is, of course, the longstanding claim of the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation (OIC) and Muslim groups in the West, and has been
uncritically adopted by the Left, with which Facebook and Twitter are so
In reality, what constitutes "hate speech" is a subjective judgment. The
label itself is a tool in the hands of the powerful, enabling them to
control the discourse and silence dissenters to their agenda. That is
ultimately what this is about: the purveyors of the Big Lie always have
to shut down those who tell the truth, because they are aware that their
whole enterprise rests on a lie and is deeply threatened by the truth.
They can only put their lie across by constant repetition and relentless
persecution of those who tell the truth. The truth-tellers, in
contrast, need not resort to censorship against the liars, for they are
confident that the truth, if given a fair hearing, will be obvious and
The good news in all this is that despite this choking-off of referrals
from Facebook and Twitter, Jihad Watch's overall readership is growing.
Apparently many people who used to come to the site from Facebook and
Twitter are finding different avenues. That is very important in
general: free people must not accept this censorship, which is a
desperate lashing-out of a discredited and weakening political and media
elite against an inexorably growing populist revolution. If Facebook
and Twitter shut out the truth, then we have to, in large numbers, shut
out Facebook and Twitter.
That is certainly what I am going to do: while each Jihad Watch post
automatically goes up on Facebook and Twitter (for as long as that will
last), I will never personally go to either one again.
And despite the ever-decreasing platform for those who dissent from the
socialist, globalist, internationalist agenda of these sinister and
authoritarian elites, there is every reason to be confident. They have
all the money and all the power and all the platforms, and even so,
Brexit was voted in, Trump was elected, and much, much more is to come.
There is, after all, one weapon they do not have on their side, and that
is why, for all their intermediate success, they are doomed to failure:
that weapon is, of course, the truth.
13 March, 2017
The suing of Katie Hopkins is a scandal
People of England, be careful what you tweet. Make a mistake, say
something you shouldn’t, get too heated, and you could find yourself
dragged to court, punished for committing libel, and out of pocket by
thousands of pounds. This is what happened today, in the scandalous case
of Guardianista kale fan Jack Monroe dragging Daily Mail columnist
Katie Hopkins to the libel courts over something she tweeted. Tweeted.
It’s a dark day for free speech when you can find yourself in the dock
for a goddamn tweet; when even the largely thoughtless thumb-tapping of
one’s feelings into the ether can become a matter of law. Liberty online
has been dealt a low blow.
Monroe took Hopkins to court over two tweets she wrote in May 2015.
Hopkins, known for her provocative style, asked Monroe if she had
‘scrawled on any [war] memorials recently’. Monroe has never scrawled on
a war memorial or suggested that doing so is a good or acceptable
thing. Hopkins had mixed her up with Laurie Penny, a New Statesman
columnist, who did once say that the daubing of the words ‘Fuck Tory
scum’ on the women’s war memorial in London during an anti-austerity
protest was an acceptable part of political protest.
It’s understandable Hopkins confused Monroe and Penny: both are drab
writers obsessed with their own identities and given to blathering about
being genderqueer or trans, of which the press has its fill these days.
Hopkins realised her mistake and deleted the tweet, though she followed
it up with one asking what’s the difference between Monroe and Penny.
The End? Of course not. This is England, where libel acts as a permanent
invitation to punish those who say wrong or bad things about you.
And so Monroe sued. Over. A. Tweet. Someone needs to get a life, pronto.
Incredibly – or not, given how skewed and authoritarian the libel laws
are – she won. Today the court ordered Hopkins to pay £24,000 in
damages. If we take the first offending tweet, about war memorials,
which was 20 words long, this works out at around £1,200 per word. That
If I found myself facing such a financial thrashing for speech, I’d ask
if the stocks were available as an alternative form of punishment.
Getting pelted with tomatoes would have less severe personal
consequences than losing tens of thousands of pounds. Of course both
serve the same purpose, both that old public pelting and the still
existing libel law: they reprimand severely those who speak out of turn
or say untrue things.
The Twitterati is celebrating the court judgement because they hate
Hopkins. The fools. It doesn’t matter what you think of Hopkins – you
should be concerned that England has some of the worst libel laws in the
world and that they have now been deployed to punish someone for making
a mistake in a tweet. Monroe says the tweets caused harm to her
reputation, and I guess we have to accept that, because otherwise she
might sue us too.
The single judge who ruled on this case – so much for our ‘liberalised’
libel laws – decreed that the tweets caused Monroe ‘real and substantial
distress’ and ‘harm to her reputation’. But that we have laws that
allow for this, which elevate one individual’s reputation over other
people’s freedom of speech, is alarming. Monroe joins Saudi plutocrats,
Russian oligarchs and other unpleasant characters in using England’s
libel laws to sue someone they claim wronged them with words. Shame on
her. (Can I say that? Hope so.)
Yes, Hopkins was wrong. But so what? She deleted her wrongness. That
should have been the end of it. If I sued every time someone said
something incorrect and harmful about me, I’d never be out of the
courts. If someone lies about you, you should speak up; you shouldn’t
use archaic, censorious laws to make them pay. In the US, where it’s
rightfully very difficult for public figures to sue for libel, the
landmark Supreme Court ruling New York Times vs Sullivan recognised the
importance of free speech for wrong statements: ‘Erroneous statement is
inevitable in free debate, and… it must be protected if the freedoms of
expression are to have the “breathing space” that they need to survive.’
The chilling effect of today’s ruling will be dire. Twitter in England
is in essence no longer a free space. Watch what you say. Censor
yourself. That this situation has been brought about by so-called
liberals goes to show that while they might not approve of desecrating
war memorials, they’re okay with desecrating what liberalism means.
UK cellphone service provider GiffGaff is banning people from its forum if they criticize Islam
Enlarged version here
12 March, 2017
Air Force: Words Like 'Boy' and 'Girl' Could Be Offensive
The Air Force fears that words like boy, girl, colonial and blacklist
might offend people, according to an email sent to Airmen at Joint Base
San Antonio. An outraged Airman sent me a copy of the email as evidence
the military is still infected with Obama-era political correctness. The
email included an attachment that listed a number of words and phrases
that might be construed as offensive.
Now, to be fair there were some legitimately offensive and racially
charged words and phrases on the list. But also included on the list
were the words boy and girl. The email was written by a senior Air Force
leader and was sent to an untold number of personnel at Lackland Air
Force Base. Airmen were advised to study a list of words and phrases
that “may be construed offensive.” Here’s a partial list of the dubious
words and phrases deemed troublesome by the Air Force:
Sounds Greek to me
Blondes have more fun
Too many chiefs, not enough Indians
“Please be cognizant that such conduct is 100 percent zero tolerance in
or outside of the work climate,” the email read. “Let’s capitalize on
our richly diverse climate, and help others seek assistance if they are
struggling with compliance.” Based on my interpretation of the email,
it’s pretty clear that Airmen have been advised not to use those words
in any sort of context — on or off base. So I reached out to the public
affairs office at Lackland to find out why they had a problem with the
words boy and girl. Was it true that the Air Force had banned those
“The Air Force has no list of prohibited terms,” a public affairs
spokesperson told me. “It was sent out by an individual simply reminding
Airmen to be respectful to others.” Apparently, the words “100 percent
zero tolerance” don’t have the same meaning in Air Force vernacular.
This is a case of the Air Force getting caught red-handed trying to
advance a politically correct agenda. And now that I’ve got a copy of
the evidence, it is attempting to whitewash the situation. It’s time for
Defense Secretary James Mattis to root out political correctness in the
Armed Forces. We must never again allow the greatest fighting force on
the planet to be used as a social engineering petri dish.
The Airmen I know are brave men and women who are devoted to their
calling to protect our great nation. I sincerely doubt they give two
hoots about political correctness. That being said, there could be one
or two folks in the military who contracted microaggressions that were
triggered by someone uttering the words “boy” or “girl.” Perhaps those
individuals might consider seeking treatment for their affliction inside
a designated safe space at a nearby public university instead of Joint
Base San Antonio.
Hate Crime Hoax: Michigan Snowflake Scratched Own Face with 'Safe Space' Safety Pin
Yet another one
A 21-year-old woman from Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty to making a
false report after she fabricated a fake hate crime following the
election of President Trump.
Halley Bass originally told the police that a strange man had pricked
her face with a pin in downtown Ann Arbor on Nov. 15., but in reality,
she had scratched herself with her own "safe space" safety pin after
"becoming upset" in her women's literature class at the University of
"I was suffering from depression at the time," Bass told Judge Elizabeth
Pollard Hines. "I made a superficial scratch on my face. It was visible
and I was embarrassed about what I'd done. So I made up a story and
told a friend that a stranger had done it while I was walking. I was
encouraged to report it to the police. I made the mistake of doing
Enter Ann Arbor police Detective Robin Lee and Special Agent Sean Nicol
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who questioned Bass at the Ann
Arbor Police Department on November 17.
Bass told them that she was targeted for wearing a "solidarity pin" (a
show of opposition to President Trump and a signal to other liberals
that she is a "safe space"). The idea was started by the losing side of
Great Britain's "Brexit" vote and adopted by American snowflakes after
Trump's election victory.
She said her safety pin "was to show, yeah, solidarity with the people
like we show your fear and we want to help you get through it."
Bass described the suspect as an approximately 45-year-old white male,
with stubble on his face, wearing a black baseball hat pulled low over
his face, a gray hoodie with the hood down and sweat pants. She has now
admitted to making up the suspect.
Bass posted about the attack on Facebook the same day she reported the attack to the police, according to the report.
Bass later told detectives she wrote the post to convey "that all people
are equal and deserve to have their voice heard and not feel
Detective pointed out her post had a dozen shares and more than 100
likes. "It blew up a little bit more than I meant to," she said about
Bass was called into police headquarters for a second interview after
detectives scoured surveillance footage from restaurants and other
businesses near the site of the alleged attack and found nothing.
Bass eventually confessed that she had cut her own face after getting out of her Woman's Literature class.
Bass and her attorney have requested that she be sentenced through the
15th District's mental health court. Which sounds about right.
10 March, 2017
The Brawny Man is now a Brawny Woman
Wrap it up ladies, because we’ve finally accomplished it all: The Brawny Man is being turned into a Brawny Woman.
As part of Georgia-Pacific’s #StrengthHasNoGender initiative, Wal-Mart
will be selling special commemorative “Brawny Woman” 8-packs of paper
towels all March, which just happens to be Women’s History Month. Pick
some up to clean up all your kids’ kitchen messes, ladies! You’re doing
the cleaning, after all, whether you’re on the label or not. And here’s
hoping Wal-Mart has them on sale, since you’re going to need a deal,
given that you’re making just $.79 for every male dollar, and your
income will probably peak when you’re just 39. But it’s the little
Sales of the product—which, by the way, is owned by The Koch
Brothers—will help fund a $75,000 donation Brawny is making to Girls
Inc.’s SMART programming, which is a totally valid program meant to
nurture girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
UK: Stating reality can be wrong
Dame Jenni Murray has sparked a fierce debate with her claim that a sex change can't make someone a real woman
The presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour argued that transgender
women do not have the shared experience of growing up female.
On Twitter, some commenters vehemently disagreed with the remarks while others agreed with the veteran broadcaster.
Twitter user Wadorf Sixpence said: 'Jenni Murray needs to be sacked from Women's Hour immediately.'
Writing in the Sunday Times Magazine, Dame Jenni, 66, said: 'Let me make
something absolutely clear at the outset. I am not transphobic or
She went on to criticise comments made by broadcaster India Willoughby on Women's Hour in December.
Willoughby became the first trans woman to present an all-female TV chat show when she co-hosted Loose Women.
Dame Jenni wrote: 'India held firmly to her belief that she was a "real
woman", ignoring the fact that she had spent all her life before her
transition enjoying the privileged position in our society generally
accorded to a man.'
She adds: 'Your sex, male or female, is what you’re born with and
determines whether you’ll provide the sperm or the eggs in the
Dame Jenni said that she 'firmly' believes that transsexuals 'should be
treated with respect and protected from the bullying and violence'.
9 March, 2017
Students must not sing ribald songs
During their freshman year at university, students have always sung
ribald songs. I never went in for it myself but I heard plenty of
it in my student days. The students concerned were perfectly
normal and remained so. It let off steam without doing any
harm. But the new Puritans of the Left are intent on crushing
it. Oliver Cromwell would approve
Four first-year students at a prestigious Catholic college have been suspended for singing sexist songs about 'nailing' women.
The male students - who had been at Australian National University (ANU)
for just two days - were overheard singing lewd chants that reportedly
included euphemisms for oral sex.
The reputable college in Canberra, which counts former prime ministers
Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke among its alumni and charges fees of about
$16,000, confirmed the boys had been suspended.
ANU's head of college admitted the songs were 'definitely sexist' but insisted they were not 'pro-rape'.
The young men were heard shouting the offensive rhymes inside accommodation at John XXIII College, The Daily Telegraph reported.
A source told the newspaper one of the songs went: 'I wish all the women
were nails in my shed, then I'd grab my hammer and nail 'em in my bed.'
The students were on just their second day of orientation week when they were caught.
They were suspended for the remaining three days of the introductory
week but were allowed to take part in classes the following week.
But college officials say the first-years could yet face further
punishment, which could include being expelled or fined up to $150.
University Language Guide Deems ‘Homosexual’ and ‘Housewife’ to Be Offensive Terms
Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales is instructing its students and
teachers to not use “potentially discriminatory” words like
“homosexual” and “housewife.”
There are a total of 34 no-no words listed on the school’s “Code of
Practice on Using Inclusive Language” list, which aims to promote
“fairness and equality through raising awareness about the effects of
potentially discriminatory vocabulary,” according to an article in The
Other forbidden words include “mankind,” “forefathers,” and “Miss/Mrs.”
The code also suggests some replacements. For example: The guide deems
the words “homosexual” and “heterosexual” to be “laden with the values
of a previous time,” and so it recommends “referring to ‘same-sex’ and
‘other-sex’ relationships” instead.
Other suggested swaps include using “Ms.” instead of “Miss/Mrs.”
(“unless a specific preference has been stated”), “humanity, humankind,
human race, people” instead of “mankind,” “and “shopper, consumer,
homemaker (depends on context)” instead of “housewife.”
Now, to be honest, I really cannot imagine any of my stay-at-home-mom
friends saying that they would would rather be called a “consumer” than a
“housewife,” and I’m pretty sure that some of them would find that
“shopper” label to be downright insulting.
Is “housewife” a bit of an old-timey term, one that suggests you are a
woman who performs traditional wife-y tasks? Yes, it is — but some women
are still proud of that. The label “housewife” denotes that a woman is
doing the things that she does (yes, including shopping) not for
herself, but out of love and care for the family that she built with her
husband — which is, believe it or not, still a badge of honor for some.
8 March, 2017
Australia: Must not promote candies
The advertising consumer watchdog has deemed a Baker's Delight ad
promoting finger buns with lollies [candies] on top was undermining the
promotion of healthy balanced diets.
The ad showed finger buns with lollies on top and scrolls with Vegemite
inside with the wording: 'School lunches? Problem solved.'
But a complaint to the Advertising Standards Bureau slammed the ad
claiming food choices are hard enough, let alone the promotion of
lollies on bread for lunch.
Bakers Delight said the ad was not specifically directed at children,
but rather busy parents looking for an alternative food for their kids.
'It is not our intention to target children with any of these
advertisements, alternatively our copy is specifically designed to be
directed at parents,' its response read.
''School lunches? Problem solved' is intended to target busy parents
during the back to school rush period, to encourage them to consider
Bakers Delight in their purchasing decisions. There is no copy used that
is targeted specifically to children.
The Advertising Standards Board decided the Children's Code to
advertising did not apply to the advertisement because the content was
equally appealing to parents, despite the particular images appealing to
However, the board upheld the complaint pointing out the advertisement
does undermine the promotion of healthy balanced diets through the text.
Bakers Delight accepted the findings of the consumer watchdog and said
they would not be 'undertaking that campaign as a result of your
Germany: Must not suggest that women have nipples
BAYERN MUNICH [basketball team] have been blasted for a “sexist” poster
showing a close up of woman’s breasts with no bra to promote a key
The racy image put out by Bayern’s basketball team ahead of their cruch
Eurocup tie against Spanish side Unicaja Malaga has been criticised for
sexually objectifying women.
7 March, 2017
"Islamophobia" to be outlawed in Canada
Turns out, there are a lot of people concerned about free speech in Canada. And concerned about losing it.
“It’s great to be in a room full of severely normal people,” said
Conservative leadership candidate Dr. Kellie Leitch, drawing cheers.
About 1,200 people showed up to The Rebel’s Rally For Free Speech at
Canada Christian College to protest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s
Liberal government’s M-103 motion being debated in the House of Commons
this week, which many criticism is, in essence, an anti-blasphemy law
seen in many Muslim countries that prevents criticism of Islam.
“We need to fight back against all of this politically correct nonsense,” said Leitch. And they were doing just that.
When it comes to Liberal Erin Mills MP Iqra Khalid’s motion to “condemn
Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious
discrimination,” the crowd’s stance was clear. They don’t want it.
“Justin Trudeau says people who are opposed to M-103 are fringe,” said Leitch. “Justin Trudeau, you are fringe.”
Every speaker brought similar sentiments, whether it be Ezra Levant,
Faith Goldy, PC leadership candidates Leitch, Chris Alexander, Brad
Trost, Pierre Lemieux or Dr. Charles McVety of Canada Christian College.
“This is grassroots,” said Goldy. “If we don’t stand up now historians
will look back and say no one stood up for free speech that our soldiers
laid down their lives for.”
I have said Khalid’s motion should be ripped up for good. Canada needs a
lot of things, but not government deciding who and what is
Islamophobic. Scary a government would even try.
Must not suggest that women do most of the housework
Marks & Spencer has become embroiled in a sexism row over school uniforms that are labelled 'less work for mum'.
Equal-rights campaigners accused the retailer of 'reinforcing
stereotypes' and pointed out that fathers are also responsible for
The labels are on a range of boys' and girls' trousers that promise
'reinforced hems'. Costing less than £15, they boast technology that
ensure hems 'stay up for longer, so that's less work for mum!'
Last night, campaign group Fathers 4 Justice announced plans to lobby M&S to change its 'prehistoric' advertising.
Founder Matt O'Connor said: 'It is disappointing to see this from a flagship retailer.
'There is this mentality among high-street stores that it's only women
who shop for children. It is an insult and we'll follow this with a
'It should say 'mums and dads' or 'parents'. It is like 'Mothercare' – where is 'Fathercare'?
'It really irritates fathers, but also instils children with bad lessons about stereotypes, which is irresponsible.
'It teaches girls 'this is your preserve' and boys 'you have nothing to do with this'. That is harmful.'
Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, said: 'This isn't just sexism – this is M&S sexism.
'We slip into these lazy stereotypes as easily as a pair of their
comfy slippers. It's 2017 and time to recognise that dads can sew, too.'
The labels also sparked discussion on social media, with one Mumsnet
user writing: 'Well I won't be buying uniform from M&S this year!'
However, others sprang to M&S's defence, with one posting: 'Even in
these supposed times of equality, most chores fall down to Mum.
'Even if she doesn't sew the hems herself, she's likely to take them to the tailor to have them adjusted.'
Last night M&S said its schoolwear packaging was being changed before the collection hit stores in May.
A spokesman added: 'It was never our intention to offend parents.'
6 March, 2017
Bad words in video games
Horizon Zero Dawn recently received criticism for its portrayal of
different tribes represented in the game and four words used to describe
those people: savages, braves, primal and tribes.
On Feb. 28, a Native American writer called out the game in a Medium
essay for the descriptive words that historically have a degrading
connotation attached. In her essay, Dia Lacina calls out the fact that
terms like savages, primal and braves can “reinforce racist and
colonialist ideas about indigenous people.” Lacina also calls out
reviewers for not picking up on it in their critique of the game and its
appropriation of Native culture.
“Video games have been appropriating from Natives both blatantly and
obliquely for decades,” Lacina wrote. “And as much as we’d like to
hope?—?it’s probably not going to stop anytime soon.”
Games convey a fantasy world, not a real one
Must not suggest that a crime-prone area is crime-prone
MOBILE, AL (WKRG) — The Comic Cowboys are receiving a barrage of
complaints online after their jokes in Fat Tuesday’s Mardi Gras parade
were considered by some to be “racially insensitive.”
The Comic Cowboys, who boastfully go over-the-top with their satirical
jokes every year for Mardi Gras, targeted the city of Prichard in many
of their parade billboard on Fat Tuesday this year.
The one receiving the most scrutiny portrays an Uber ride in Prichard as
a trip in a police vehicle. Prichard, predominantly a black city in
Alabama, has been plagued by violence and crime for decades.
“Do you think it is ok for children to see this? Is it ok to make fun of
someone being shot?,” said one upset person who emailed News 5.
5 March, 2017
"Orientals" is a bad word
He was referring to the Chinese Communists
Rep. Mike Bost said Thursday he regretted invoking a racially
insensitive term and reference to explain why he would not hold
in-person town hall events.
The Illinois Republican's comments were reported by The Southern
Illinoisan, whose editorial board met with him last week. They discussed
his lack of in-person town hall events, and he said such events would
be an unproductive use of his time and used the derogatory term
"Orientals" in the process.
"The amount of time that I have at home is minimal, I need to make sure
that it's productive," Bost told the Illinoisan. "You know the cleansing
that the Orientals used to do where you'd put one person out in front
and 900 people yell at them? That's not what we need. We need to have
meetings with people that are productive."
Bost told CNN in a statement that he regretted his choice of words for
creating a distraction and said there was "no malicious intent." He also
called on people not to disrupt town hall events.
"You people" is wrong
To close out Black History Month, President #Donald Trump met with a
group of African-American leaders at the White House. After speaking to
the group in question, the president is now being accused of using an
insensitive term to describe those in attendance.
According to the report in Buzzfeed, six people who were in the room
have confirmed that Donald Trump referred to the group of
African-American leaders as "you people." "You people are doing an
amazing job," Trump reportedly said, before repeating the term at least
three more times during the meeting.
The comment allegedly "raised eyebrows," and was later described as
"Trump being Trump." One of the leaders who was in the room said Trump's
use of the term was "very insensitive."
3 March, 2017
"Working like a Hebrew slave" is a wrong expression
At the time of events giving rise to this complaint, Complainant worked
as a term Workers’ Compensation Claims Examiner …. Complainant and
[Supervisor S1 had] exchanged emails about Complainant’s work hours and
schedule. During the exchange, Complainant stated that government
employees generally work shorter hours than private sector employees,
and she was “working like a civilian.” In response, S1 stated the
Wow … then I must be a damn fool … cause I’ve been working like a Hebrew
slave the last 9 years and don’t have enough time to take off … at
least somebody got it right.
S1 testified that during the relevant time period, he was aware that
Complainant is Jewish because she requested leave for religious
purposes, but he used the term “Hebrew slave” in his email to her
because this was a “common term that’s used to reflect individuals who
work with little means to produce great things.” He further testified
that he understood that the [term] related to the trials Jewish people
endured while in bondage in Egypt, as recounted in the Bible. The Agency
maintains that S1’s comment was not severe enough to constitute
harassment because he applied the term to himself, instead of to
[Sentence moved:] [I]n evaluating whether the conduct is severe or
pervasive enough to create a hostile work environment, the harasser’s
conduct should be evaluated from the objective viewpoint of a reasonable
person in the victim’s circumstances….
Upon review of this matter, we note that the Commission has found that
under certain circumstances a single or limited number of epithets or
slurs may constitute harassment under Title VII. In this case, S1 made
the comment in an email to Complainant, and S1 knew that Complainant is
Jewish. Although S1 only made such a comment once, the comment packed a
painful, potent punch. Specifically, S1’s comment made light of the long
and painful history of Jewish persecution and genocide.
The fact that S1 may have intended his comment to be a joke or a cliché
does not soften the offense any more here than it would if he had
uttered an equally offensive racial slur. We determine that a reasonable
person in Complainant’s circumstances would find that S1’s comment was
severe enough to create a hostile work environment based on her
religion. Thus, we find that the AJ properly found that Complainant was
subjected to religious harassment….
Our finding that Complainant was subjected to religious harassment,
coupled with Complainant’s testimony that she was negatively impacted by
S1’s conduct, persuades us that the AJ’s award of $10,000 is supported
by substantial evidence…. [We also] find that the AJ’s award of
attorney’s fees in the amount of $10,980 is supported by substantial
There was no finding of any tangible discrimination, or any other
offensive statements, or any real anti-Semitism; the religious
harassment finding (and the $20,000) bill was based solely on this one
I should note that hostile environment harassment claims aren’t always
(or even usually) this easy to win — there are court cases rejecting
harassment claims based on more and worse incidents. But with standards
as vague as “severe,” “pervasive,” “hostile work environment,” and
“reasonable person in Complainant’s circumstances,” the results will
naturally vary. And reasonably cautious employers will thus feel
pressured by the law to restrict a vast range of employee speech, for
fear that the judge in their case will read the standard in the more
Taco Bell apologizes for commercial some viewers called racist
Taco Bell apologized for what many perceived as a racist commercial and
edited out the offending scene where a white man throws a piece of trash
at a black lady who is taking her child for a stroll.
Taco Bell released a statement apologizing for the commercial, saying,
“We had no intention of upsetting anyone with this ad and apologize to
anyone who was offended. We immediately re-edited the commercial and
removed the original version from the air.”
According to AgencySpy, the commercial was accidentally released.
2 March, 2017
European Parliament Votes to Censor Politically Incorrect Speech
Will they censor Nigel Farage? See below
Worried by the rise of nationalist parties that threaten the very
existence of the European Union (EU), the European Parliament (EP) has
quietly amended its internal rules to enable the silencing of “racist”
speech within its hallowed halls.
The rule change, which passed in December, allows the president of the
EP to “interrupt the live broadcasting of” a parliamentary debate “in
the case of defamatory, racist or xenophobic language or behavior by a
member.” Furthermore, it gives the president the power to “delete” said
incident “from the audiovisual record of the proceedings,” consigning it
to the memory hole unless a journalist happens to be present to report
on it. Offenders may be fined up to $9,500.
Conveniently, the rule doesn’t define what constitutes “defamatory,
racist or xenophobic language or behavior,” leaving it to the
president’s discretion, although the EP Bureau, which consists of the
president and 14 vice presidents, must review the decision within four
Popular British comedy killed by PC
IT MIGHT’VE scored a number of television revivals and a hit movie, but
the creator of Absolutely Fabulous is well and truly done with the show
and has finally explained why.
Jennifer Saunders, who built the hit British sitcom from a 1990 sketch
she did with fellow comedian Dawn French, said in an interview with The
Mirror she’s sick of everyone being so “politically correct”.
“We couldn’t get away with anything. You can’t even get away to be a
politically incorrect character, because that is seen as being
politically incorrect [sic],” said Saunders.
The sitcom, which first aired in 1992, had a number of revivals and
specials since its first episode with the final episode airing in 2012.
Last year, the show received a movie revival which took the show’s creator Jennifer Saunders years to write.
Despite the film being a relative commercial success, the movie came
under fire for racism accusations when it was announced Janette Tough, a
caucasian comedian, would be playing a Japanese character.
Comedian Margaret Cho hit out at the movie saying they were using ‘yellowface’.
And, it was criticism like that which encouraged Saunders to finally put the much-loved comedy to bed.
1 March, 2017
Must not joke about ethnic names
Jimmy Kimmel had a few funny zingers throughout his Oscars hosting gig.
There was the bit where he tweeted at Donald Trump, and some ha-ha
moments when he made snacks rain down on the audience. But overall, many
of the late night personality's jokes landed with a thud — especially
because more than a few of them were at the expense of people of color.
Most glaringly was that moment where he lifted the adorable
eight-year-old star of Lion, Sunny Pawar, in the air to recreate The
Lion King. A rich white man lifting up a brown child — one of few to
ever make their way inside the Academy Awards show — in a nod to a movie
set in Africa? Not the best idea, Jimmy.
Perhaps less noticeable but even more offensive was a consistent
narrative throughout the night: Kimmel's tendency to either botch the
non-typical names of the minorities in attendance, or his tendency to
straight up make fun of them.
When he met an Asian woman — one of the tourists involved in
the-tour-bus-skit-that-didn't-quite-work — and she told him her name was
"Yulerie," Kimmel looked so dumbfounded that she had to clarify that
it's pronounced Yulerie, which rhymes with "jewelry." After, when Kimmel
asked another one of the tourists their name and they said, "Patrick,"
Kimmel quipped, "Now that's a name." Um, what? So it's acceptable in
front of millions of viewers to tell a woman of color that her name
isn't as good as a more American-sounding man's name? Not cool, Jimmy.
That wasn't it, though. After Muslim actor Mahershala Ali accepted his
award for Best Supporting Actor and thanked his wife for giving birth to
their daughter just four days earlier, Kimmel took the opportunity to
take another jab, this time asking what Ali decided to name his
daughter. After all, it can't be something "normal," like "Amy," he
joked. Yes, joked. To the first ever Black Muslim Oscar winner — who had
just tearfully shared with the world his joy over both the Oscar honor
and being a proud new dad.
Of course, it doesn't seem like Kimmel is the type of guy that would
purposely try to offend people on a major stage like the Academy Awards.
But that's part of the problem: Many people don't stop to think about
how their microaggressions toward people of color can wear them down
over time. In addition to constantly being reminded of their "otherness"
for simply being born with different skin, these men and women have
likely already dealt with a lifetime of unnecessary teasing or
questioning because of their unique names.
Mahershala Ali is now an Oscar-winning actor. A white man teasing a
Black Muslim man about his name on a national televised award show does
not set a great example for the rest of America — especially right now.
And particularly when you kicked off the show with a message about
bringing the country together.
Australia: Must not refer to illegal immigrants as "fleas"
None of the "asylum-seeker" detainees are in fact refugees.
None of them came to Australia directly from their own countries.
So they already had refuge before they departed for Australia
LIBERAL Senator David Fawcett has clarified a statement where he
appeared to describe asylum seekers as “fleas” while quizzing the
Immigration Department over border protection.
The senator made the statement while responding to Employment Minister
Michaelia Cash in a senate estimates hearing at Parliament House today.
Minister Cash had defended the Turnbull Government’s track record on
border protection by saying it was “still trying to clean up” a mess
left by the former Labor government.
Senator Fawcett, a panel member of the estimates hearing, responded:
“I’ll leave it there, I just question the ethics of nitpicking when your
particular group brought the fleas in the first place.”
Senator Ian Macdonald, who made headlines this month by defending the
Life Gold Pass for retired politicians, laughingly said “Nicely put.”
Senator Fawcett has since clarified his comment, saying he was
describing the Labor Party’s dispute of a very small detail of processes
at a time the Immigration Department was under great stress and that
the stress was due to Labor policies at the time.
“If they were nitpicking they were responsible for the cause of the irritation,” he said.
Shadow Immigration Minister Shayne Neumann had called on the senators to
apologise for their comments after they were initially made.
“It is beyond belief that a Turnbull Government senator would ever refer
to vulnerable people seeking asylum as fleas, and even worse, to have
other Coalition senators laugh, cheer and eagerly agree,” Mr Neumann
told News Corp.
“Senators Fawcett and MacDonald should immediately apologise for their
comments and start treating Australia’s humanitarian program with the
respect and seriousness it deserves.”
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The war on "cultural appropriation" is straightforward racism
Is the American national anthem politically incorrect? From the 4th verse:
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
The truth can be offensive to some but it must be said
"HATE SPEECH" is free speech: The U.S. Supreme Court stated the general
rule regarding protected speech in Texas v. Johnson (109 S.Ct. at
2544), when it held: "The government may not prohibit the verbal or
nonverbal expression of an idea merely because society finds the idea
offensive or disagreeable." Federal courts have consistently followed this. Said Virginia federal district judge Claude Hilton: "The
First Amendment does not recognize exceptions for bigotry, racism, and
religious intolerance or ideas or matters some may deem trivial, vulgar
Even some advocacy of violence is protected by the 1st Amendment. In
Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that
speech advocating violent illegal actions to bring about social change
is protected by the First Amendment "except where such advocacy is
directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely
to incite or produce such action."
The double standard: Atheists can put up signs and billboards saying
that Christianity is wrong and that is hunky dory. But if a Christian
says that homosexuality is wrong, that is attacked as "hate speech"
One for the militant atheists to consider: "...it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg" -- Thomas Jefferson
"I think no subject should be off-limits, and I regard the laws in many
Continental countries criminalizing Holocaust denial as philosophically
repugnant and practically useless – in that they confirm to Jew-haters
that the Jews control everything (otherwise why aren’t we allowed to
talk about it?)" -- Mark Steyn
A prophetic comment on Norwegian hate speech laws: As Justice Brandeis
once noted, repressive censorship “breeds hate” and “that hate menaces
stable government,” rather than promoting safety; “the path of safety
lies in the opportunity to discuss freely supposed grievances and
Voltaire's most famous saying was actually a summary of Voltaire's
thinking by one of his biographers rather than something Voltaire said
himself. Nonetheless it is a wholly admirable sentiment: "I disagree
with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it".
I am of a similar mind.
The traditional advice about derogatory speech: "Sticks and stones will
break your bones but names will never hurt you". Apparently people today
are not as emotionally robust as their ancestors were.
The KKK were members of the DEMOCRATIC party. Google "Klanbake" if you doubt it
A phobia is an irrational fear, so the terms "Islamophobic" and
"homophobic" embody a claim that the people so described are mentally
ill. There is no evidence for either claim. Both terms are simply abuse
masquerading as diagnoses and suggest that the person using them is
engaged in propaganda rather than in any form of rational or objective
Leftists often pretend that any mention of race is "racist" -- unless
they mention it, of course. But leaving such irrational propaganda
aside, which statements really are racist? Can statements of fact about
race be "racist"? Such statements are simply either true or false. The
most sweeping possible definition of racism is that a racist statement
is a statement that includes a negative value judgment of some race.
Absent that, a statement is not racist, for all that Leftists might howl
that it is. Facts cannot be racist so nor is the simple statement of
them racist. Here is a statement that cannot therefore be racist by
itself, though it could be false: "Blacks are on average much less
intelligent than whites". If it is false and someone utters it, he
could simply be mistaken or misinformed.
Categorization is a basic human survival skill so racism as the Left
define it (i.e. any awareness of race) is in fact neither right nor
wrong. It is simply human
Whatever your definition of racism, however, a statement that simply
mentions race is not thereby racist -- though one would think otherwise
from American Presidential election campaigns. Is a statement that
mentions dogs, "doggist" or a statement that mentions cats, "cattist"?
If any mention of racial differences is racist then all Leftists are
racist too -- as "affirmative action" is an explicit reference to
Was Abraham Lincoln a racist? "You and we are different races. We
have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any
other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but
this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think
your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while
ours suffer from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If
this be admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be
separated. It is better for both, therefore, to be separated." -- Spoken at the White House to a group of black community leaders, August 14th, 1862
Gimlet-eyed Leftist haters sometimes pounce on the word "white" as
racist. Will the time come when we have to refer to the White House as
the "Full spectrum of light" House?
The spirit of liberty is "the spirit which is not too sure that it is
right." and "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies
there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.
While it lies there it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save
it." -- Judge Learned Hand
Mostly, a gaffe is just truth slipping out
Two lines below of a famous hymn that would be incomprehensible to
Leftists today ("honor"? "right"? "freedom?" Freedom to agree with them
is the only freedom they believe in)
First to fight for right and freedom,
And to keep our honor clean
It is of course the hymn of the USMC -- still today the relentless warriors that they always were.
It seems a pity that the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosopher
Epictetus is now little known. Remember, wrote the Stoic thinker, "that
foul words or blows in themselves are no outrage, but your judgment
that they are so. So when any one makes you angry, know that it is your
own thought that has angered you. Wherefore make it your endeavour not
to let your impressions carry you away."
"Since therefore the knowledge and survey of vice is in this world so
necessary to the constituting of human virtue, and the scanning of error
to the confirmation of truth, how can we more safely, and with less
danger, scout into the regions of sin and falsity than by reading all
manner of tractates, and hearing all manner of reason?" -- English poet
John Milton (1608-1674) in Areopagitica
Hate speech is verbal communication that induces anger due to the listener's inability to offer an intelligent response
Leftists can try to get you fired from your job over something that you
said and that's not an attack on free speech. But if you just criticize
something that they say, then that IS an attack on free speech
"Negro" is a forbidden word -- unless a Democrat uses it
"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper
Why are Leftists always talking about hate? Because it fills their own hearts
Leftists don't have principles. How can they when "there is no such
thing as right and wrong"? All they have is postures, pretend-principles
that can be changed as easily as one changes one's shirt
When you have an argument with a Leftist, you are not really discussing
the facts. You are threatening his self esteem. Which is why the normal
Leftist response to challenge is mere abuse.
naive scholar who searches for a consistent Leftist program will not
find it. What there is consists only in the negation of the present.
The intellectual Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) could have
been speaking of much that goes on today when he said: "The object in
life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding
oneself in the ranks of the insane."
I despair of the ADL. Jews have
enough problems already and yet in the ADL one has a prominent Jewish
organization that does its best to make itself offensive to Christians.
Their Leftism is more important to them than the welfare of Jewry --
which is the exact opposite of what they ostensibly stand for! Jewish
cleverness seems to vanish when politics are involved. Fortunately,
Christians are true to their saviour and have loving hearts. Jewish
dissatisfaction with the myopia of the ADL is outlined here. Note that Foxy was too grand to reply to it.
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