Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, one university president has a different attitude. I’m going to quote his email in its entirety because it deserves it:
This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable.
I’m not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them “feel bad” about themselves, is a “hater,” a “bigot,” an “oppressor,” and a “victimizer.”
I have a message for this young man and all others who care to listen. That feeling of discomfort you have after listening to a sermon is called a conscience! An altar call is supposed to make you feel bad! It is supposed to make you feel guilty! The goal of many a good sermon is to get you to confess your sins—not coddle you in your selfishness. The primary objective of the Church and the Christian faith is your confession, not your self-actualization!
So here’s my advice:
If you want the chaplain to tell you you’re a victim rather than tell you that you need virtue, this may not be the university you’re looking for. If you want to complain about a sermon that makes you feel less than loving for not showing love, this might be the wrong place.
If you’re more interested in playing the “hater” card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don’t want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.
At OKWU, we teach you to be selfless rather than self-centered. We are more interested in you practicing personal forgiveness than political revenge. We want you to model interpersonal reconciliation rather than foment personal conflict. We believe the content of your character is more important than the color of your skin. We don’t believe that you have been victimized every time you feel guilty and we don’t issue “trigger warnings” before altar calls.
Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place”, but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn’t about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that’s wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that’s wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up!
This is not a day care. This is a university!
At least they are honest I suppose, they do not care about human life, only about spreading Communism
And understand our president just loves this garbage. This is nothing but anti-police rabble. The cop who shot Laquan MacDonald has been rightfully charged with murder, yet they still act in this despicable manner? They do not want anything but to turn our system upside down
From the perpetually offended Military Religious Freedom Foundation…
Via Army Times:
A religious-freedom advocacy group has filed its second grievance in as many weeks with the Army, again demanding that imagery featuring a red crucifix be removed from Army signage — and this time, insisting the aviation unit involved change its logo and its nickname.
The logo of Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Rucker, Alabama, contains “blatantly unconstitutional Christian Crusader imagery” and should be discontinued immediately, Military Religious Freedom Foundation president and founder Mikey Weinstein wrote Monday in an email addressed to Maj. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of Fort Rucker and the Army Aviation Center of Excellence.
Weinstein, an Air Force Academy graduate whose MRFF claims more than 40,000 active-duty clients across the military, also demanded the unit cease using the name “Crusaders,” which he called “incredibly offensive and unconstitutional.”
Weinstein provided a copy of the letter to Army Times along with two images of the logo in question, one on what appears to be a certificate of participation after a recent exercise and another of the logo apparently gracing a sign outside a building at Fort Rucker.
“This has just been brought to our attention,” Fort Rucker spokeswoman Lisa Eichhorn told Army Times on Tuesday. “We’re working the issue.”
No details on the logo’s use, nor how long the unit has used the name or the imagery, were immediately available.
Weinstein’s letter to Lundy asks the general to launch “an aggressive investigation and insure visible and appropriate punishment for any and all individuals (including yourself) who are either directly or indirectly responsible for this unconstitutional injustice.”
Wanna guess what two words I have for these bottom feeders?
If I had my Thanksgiving wish
Because having a useless, self-serving “climate change” conference will surely doom ISIS.
Too bad too many of the West’s leaders are afraid to grasp reality
Last month, French President Francois Hollande ridiculed the idea that the massive numbers of Muslim migrants entering his country were any kind of threat.
“Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare,” the left-wing politician huffed.
And then the pudgy little Socialist had to be rapidly evacuated from France’s national soccer stadium after one of those refugees blew himself up trying to reach Monsieur le Président, and Merkel’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Minister Steinmeier had urged rejecting “barriers, fences” when it came to the Muslim migrants, but it was a barrier and the security in front of it that kept one of his beloved refugees from reaching him.
The ordinary people who didn’t have and don’t have the security measures that protect Hollande and Steinemeier died in Paris, blown up and gunned down where they sat, lay and stood.
Hollande’s rhetoric is familiar. You can hear it from Obama. You can catch it on the news. We have nothing to worry about. At least not until the bombs start going off. There will be a multi-layered vetting process. The same system that let in all the terrorists before won’t let us down now.
At least not until it does.
Everything’s fine until the bombs go off. Then we’re told not to worry about it because there’s no way it could possibly happen again. Not with this new hashtag our brightest brains have cooked up. And then we can let 10,000 potential terrorists into the country while ignoring all the “falsifiers” warning of an “invasion.”
It worked for France. It’ll work for us.
Vetting for Syrian migrants works as well in the real world as it does for left-wing politicians.
Please go read it all. And understand something folks, our Democratic Party is perfectly willing to trade some terror attacks for what they think will be a perpetual Democratic majority. Yes, I know, that sound horrible, but consider that our intelligence people are telling us we CANNOT properly background check these “Syrian” refugees, many of which are NOT even Syrian. We KNOW that ISIS will infiltrate these refugees. Yet our leader is calling us racists for simply wanting to offer the most basic protection of our nation? The Left is not that stupid. They are willing to risk terror attacks in pursuit of perpetual power. And, when that first attack happens, most likely in a “gun-free zone” they can use that to attack who? Yes, the NRA and gun owners. They will blame the guns, but not themselves for their foolishness. God help us
The number of “Millenials” who favor restrictions of “offensive speech” is tragic, but not surprising
A survey released last week by the Pew Research Center finds that while a majority of Americans consider uncensored free speech to be “very important,” the sentiment is significantly weaker among Millennials than among older generations.
The poll examined 38 countries in total, asking respondents to rate the importance of things like free speech, religious liberty, and freedom of the press. On all three measures, American citizens expressed stronger levels of support than the global median.
Whereas 56 percent of global respondents said it was “very important that people can say what they want without state/government censorship,” for instance, the figure was 71 percent for Americans. Similarly, 67 percent of Americans rated a free press as very important, compared to 55 percent globally, and 69 percent said the same for unrestricted Internet access compared to a global median of just 50 percent.
Support among Americans was nearly as strong, at 67 percent, on the question of whether governments should censor “statements that are offensive to minority groups,” though it was much lower in other regions, such as the EU, where median support for the statement was only 49 percent.
Yet despite those apparently encouraging results, Pew identified some sobering insights when theyexamined the results in greater detail Friday, particularly with respect to the attitudes of U.S. Millennials toward offensive speech.
Although a majority of Americans in every age bracket still supported freedom of expression even for sentiments that could be considered offensive, Millennials were far less likely to evince that view than their Gen X, Boomer, or Silent Generation predecessors.
A shocking 40 percent of Millennials surveyed by Pew reported that they favor government restrictions on offensive iterations, compared to just 27 percent of Gen Xers, 24 percent of Boomers, and 12 percent of Silents.
Again, not surprising given our
education indoctrination system, and given how our media and culture increasingly elevates feelings over liberty. We are largely a society engrossed in peoples feelings, and hearing the “right thing” rather than hearing the truth. Increasingly people want to hear what they want to hear, regardless of whether or not it is the truth. Now every time someone says anything deemed “offensive” the media wrings its hands as if some great calamity has befallen us all. This trend must be reversed my friends, or we are finished
The Youngstown State rock was defaced this weekend and police are investigating the source of the pro-ISIS messages, WBNS Channel 10 reports.
University spokeswoman Shannon Tirone says staff discovered the messages when they arrived on campus Monday morning. The messages on the rock outside of the Kilcawley Center read: “We are coming,” ”France Deserves Destruction” and “YSU supports ISIS.”
Tirone says employees painted over the messages with white paint and some students plan to re-paint the rock with an American flag.
At this time it is not believed to be a credible threat to the school or to the area, but it is disturbing to say the least.
It is, I think, worth nothing that this message in support of terrorism and wishing destruction on a group of people has not received any national attention. I invite you to ponder with me what may have happened on this university campus if the message spray-painted on this rock were anti-Muslim instead of anti-France.
Likely just a sick stunt, but consider the message “We are coming”. Given all the retired and active duty US military, CHL holders (over 12 million), many with significant training, and law enforcement here in America, the “we” referenced on that rock would not last very long.
1-It’s blatantly obvious to even the most casual observer that Her Majesty’s best shot is a 1992 reprise.
I’ve long suspected that DJT is just an incendiary mercenary. I also suspect that Her Majesty has sufficient dirt (irrespective of what she gave away via Chappaquaiddick) to bend pretty much anyone among the elite to Her Royal Will.
2-The September détente between DJT and the GOP always looked like a convenience; DJT gets his ratings, and the GOP liquidates some smaller players.
3-The question moves to when DJT has his Ross Perot ephiphany. The reason will be some sort of kerfuffle with the GOP. Given that, how many of his anti-elite supporters are willing to play the Perot game again? I’ve said that I’ll vote Trump as a heckler veto of Jeb, because #NoMasBush. Short of that, though, He Of The Ridiculous Hairstyle can pound sand.
I am in total agreement with Smitty on this. I have never trusted Trumps intentions to do anything but serve his own ego, and interests. Time will tell if my fear is justified
Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier lords over a city where snotty white liberals have denied the entire population the right to bear arms in any practical sense, in which it is almost impossible to get a concealed carry permit.
Now to the irony, the anti self-defense chief is telling DC residents this
Now she’s finally admitting to residents that police won’t be there for them in a terror attack. D.C. residents are on their own, and if you can’t fight, you’re screwed.
Confronted with the rash of school and workplace “soft-target” shooting scenarios that now include possible terrorist acts like those in Paris, police departments are no longer preaching the passive approach of calling 911. Active shooters like the terrorists in Paris call for more active responses, including running away, hiding or actually attacking the attacker, says Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. Anderson Cooper reports on the new advice departments are giving civilians, and the new ways they are training their officers to respond to these active shooters on the next edition of 60 Minutes on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
“Your options are run, hide, or fight,” says Lanier. “If you’re in a position to try and take the gunman down, to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there,” she tells Cooper.
In recent years, mentally ill gunmen and now terrorists have killed victims indiscriminately, their aim to kill as many as possible, rather than taking hostages. These events call for more active approaches, she says. “That’s kind of counterintuitive to what cops always tell people, right? We always tell people, ‘Don’t…don’t take action. Call 911. Don’t intervene in the robbery’…we’ve never told people, ‘Take action.’ It’s a different…scenario.”
Wait… Lanier refused to admit that citizens need guns to have a chance of surviving the confrontation she’s encouraging, didn’t she?
She apparently wants you to charge an AK-wielding ISIS member with a stapler, not a Glock.
There you are folks, this is how deep the Lefts foolishness runs. They tell you the best way to survive a terror attack, then deny you the best tool to have in such a dire situation
Enjoy your Sunday
As I digest another college football Saturday, and another ugly win for my Gators, hey 10-1 is 10-1, and the pork shoulder I smoked yesterday (my first attempt at smoking a shoulder for multiple hours using only a rub), yes it was good, esspecially the burnt ends, here are some links to get you through this Sunday
Pirates Cove has the Sunday Blogless Pin Up Post up, it is always a must read
Is your college student child a weirdo, whiner, or just a pain in the Ass! The Other McCain asks
Adrienne says ENOUGH!
Allen West exposes the lies about those “well-vetted” Syrian refugees
Blazing Cat Fur: Yes, most of the Black Lives matter rabble are simply self-entitled brats
Fire Andrea Mitchell: Wanna guess what was found in Brussels terror raid?
Doug Toss: Move along, this has nothing to do with Islam
Theo has great political cartoons
Nice Deb checks in with her great Saturday Matinee post
Reaganite Republican: Did you ever wonder why
Fritz: Women CAN fish in bikinis
Last Tradition appreciates Eva Marcille
By Other Means has a feature on breasts
Bookworm Room has some thought-provoking going on
Lonely Conservative: Marxifornia strikes again
Political Clown Parade has zen
Politically Incorrect Conservative: Infreakingsane!
GoodStuffs has, well some good stuff
90 Miles has one cute girl
Big Fur Hat- The Obama Paradox
Double Trouble- Funny cards
Feral Irishman: Femme fatale
Bearing Arms self-defense rocks
Moonbattery: Another hate hoax
Animal Magnetism: Gee ya think?
Bluebird of Bitterness: Happy birthday NRA!
Maggies Notebook: WEASELS!
Michelle Malkin: College whiners
Mike McDaniel-Advice to college presidents
As Darleen Click notes, no!
In related matters, don’t you dare be caught White-While-Eating-Foreign …
But, food is appropriated when people from the dominant culture – in the case of the US, white folks – start to fetishize or commercialize it, and when they hoard access to that particular food.When a dominant culture reduces another community to it’s cuisine, subsumes histories and stories into menu items – when people think culture can seemingly be understood with a bite of food, that’s where it gets problematic.
It’s also harmful when the dominant culture controls the economic and material resources to produce that food for their own consumption and profit.
There are some people who just did not receive enough beatings as a child.
Amen! I do have a question, does this mean I can become offended when a Yankee, or a Feminist, or some other non-Southerner eats fried chicken, collards, cornbread, peach cobbler, or BBQ? Maybe I too am a victim of “cultural appropriation”? Or maybe I just have a life, so I do not have to obsess over pretending to be a victim? Yes, option two sounds right. Besides, I would love to watch a feminist or two, wearing aprons, in a kitchen, try cooking some Southern food. Can you imagine how offended they would be? And, that would make them happy, because Feminists are only happy when they feel aggrieved, victimized, offended, and outraged!
You might think, reading this blog, that I will one day run out of outrageously outrageous things the Loony Left gets butt hurt over, but, of course, you would be wrong!
Take what William Jacobson found for example. Yoga, now, is cultural appropriation, and must be stopped!
Now they’ve gone too far. Someone tell me this is a hoax, and we’ve all been had.
But, I fear this report from The Ottawa Sun is not a joke.
Student leaders have pulled the mat out from 60 University of Ottawa students, ending a free on-campus yoga class over fears the teachings could be seen as a form of “cultural appropriation.”
Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering free weekly yoga instruction to students since 2008, says she was shocked when told in September the program would be suspended, and saddened when she learned of the reasoning.
Staff at the Centre for Students with Disabilities believe that “while yoga is a really great idea and accessible and great for students … there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice,” according to an email from the centre….
The centre goes on to say, “Yoga has been under a lot of controversy lately due to how it is being practiced,” and which cultures those practices “are being taken from.”
The centre official argues since many of those cultures “have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy … we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves while practising yoga.”…
Acting student federation president Romeo Ahimakin …. said the student federation put the yoga session on hiatus while they consult with students “to make it better, more accessible and more inclusive to certain groups of people that feel left out in yoga-like spaces. … We are trying to have those sessions done in a way in which students are aware of where the spiritual and cultural aspects come from, so that these sessions are done in a respectful manner.”
Scharf offered a compromise, suggesting she change the name from yoga to “mindful stretching,” since that would reflect the content of the program and would “literally change nothing about the course.”….
According to email correspondence between Scharf and the centre, student leaders debated rebranding the program, but stumbled over how the French translation for “mindful stretching” would appear on a promotional poster, and eventually decided to suspend the program.
So, is this story parody? I mean at first glance a reasonable person would say, “Come on man! Not even Lefties would go this far!” But then, you might think of all the other moronic things the Left has flamed up over and you realize it is no longer even possible to parody the Left.
Again, the face of leftism exposed for all to see its hideous and deranged nature
Students at Occidental College who have occupied an administration building this week have demanded that campus safety officers stop wearing bulletproof vests.
The demand is one of fourteen presented to the administration by the students, who call themselves “Oxy United for Black Liberation.” Other demands include the resignation of university president Jonathan Veitch, the creation of a Black Studies program, and hiring “physicians of color” to deal with injuries “associated with issues of identity.”
The demand for campus safety officers to stop wearing bulletproof vests is a strange one. The full demand is: “Immediate demilitarization of Campus Safety. Includes, but is not limited to: removal of bulletproof vest from uniform, exclusion of military and external police rhetoric from all documents and daily discourse, increased transparency and positive direct connection to the student body.”
Once again, this demand is akin to the Black Lives Matter thugs war on cops
The effect of removing bulletproof vests would simply be to make public safety officers more vulnerable to attack. It is also unclear how a campus police would exclude “police rhetoric” from internal communications, under student supervision.
The demands appear to be shaped by the ideology of the Black Lives Matter movement, which began last year in response to alleged incidents of police violence against black people, including the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown as he attacked a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Black Lives Matter has demanded radical changes in policing across the country–often, according to both federal and local officials, to the detriment of public safety in urban communities.
The students have given the university until Friday to consider their demands. Meanwhile, they plan to continue occupying the three-story administration building.
Once more, the demands that police make themselves easier targets is pretty simple to understand. The BLM thugs do not want anyone to get in the way, including law enforcement. Their goal is to destroy individual officers moral, and to destroy local police departments eventually. The end game? A National Police Force. See more centralization of power is part of the Marxists agenda. And, to be certain, BLM is aligned with Marxism. Wanna take a guess what they would attempt to do with such centralized power?
Reading these cretins list of demands reveals the typical calls for racial indoctrination, and leftist theology, including of course lots of “re-education” But one demand is especially puzzling and reveals how racial identity is being used by the left
13-Hire much-needed physicians of color at Emmons Wellness Center to treat physical and emotional trauma associated with issues of identity.
Excuse me? What physical injury requires a doctor of a specific race? What physical injury would be caused by ones race? Please explain how people of color are physically different than White people are.
A teacher banning little boys from playing with Legos, to promote, wait for it, gender equality
Legos introduce young boys to the joy of building things with their hands, and help them develop the skills this requires. Consequently a social engineer bans them:
A kindergarten teacher in Bainbridge Island, Washington, has banned boys from playing with Legos as part of the fight for gender equality.
The Bainbridge Island Review reports Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School kindergarten teacher Karen Keller intentionally excludes boys from playing with Lego building blocks. Allegedly, this is in [an] attempt to help girls.
That is how liberals help people — by holding down other people. When they manage to impose utopia, it will be like the grass on a well-manicured golf course, each blade cut down to the height of the shortest.
As would be obvious in any civilization that has ever existed, boys are more drawn toward and more suited for building things. This is due to inherent biological differences, including differences in spatial skills.
In order to remedy this disparity, Keller originally tried to entice girls to play with Legos by offering them in girly colors, pink and purple. When the girls were not interested in playing with the toys — but the boys were — Keller decided to ban boys from playing with the Legos entirely.
She doesn’t tell the boys about the ban…
Keller told the Bainbridge Island Review, “I always tell the boys, ‘You’re going to have a turn’ — and I’m like, ‘Yeah, when hell freezes over’ in my head.
Another Leftist trying to change nature. Let kids be kids for goodness sake. Leftism truly is an ideology for abusers
They do not seek justice, of reconciliation. They seek control, and power, and ultimately, the abject destruction of law, order, and liberty. Anyone who dares stand up to these Marxist bullies will be targeted for destruction. If you do not believe me, ask one Emily Faz. H/T Moonbattery
Woe be to those who offer resistance to the oppressed:
Emily Faz, a senior at [Georgia Southern University], shared a November 14 Washington Times article on Monday that reported on how some Mizzou protesters and Black Lives Matter activists were upset that the Paris attacks were stealing the media spotlight.
Faz wrote above the link, “I swear if I see this B.S. at Southern I will make you regret even knowing what a movement or a hashtag is, and you’ll walk away with your tail tucked.”
Nice to see they still make Southern belles with a bit of starch.
She continued on to say, “The whole black lives matter movement is misguided and out of hand. Maybe no one likes or takes y’all seriously because no one can see past your egotistical bullsh**. Some people might just look past it, but fair warning I am not one. All lives matter, that has always been the case, and you [are] part of the problem if you think [otherwise].”
Now she’s done it. To say that all lives matter, not only black lives, is regarded as a serious thought crime:
The GSU NAACP staged a “Black Out, Walk Out” on Tuesday in response to Faz’s post and issued demands to the school. Those demands included hiring more black professors and expanding the African Studies program. … Some of these student activists called for Faz to be expelled and the school president, Jean Bartels, issued a statement on the matter and acknowledged the numerous calls for disciplinary action to be taken against the offending co-ed. Bartels appeared to conclude Faz’s post was protected by the First Amendment and could not result in punishment. However, the young student appears to have lost her job at the local Wild Wing Cafe franchise over the controversy, according to Everything Georgia. Some activists had urged supporters to call the restaurant about Faz prior to her dismissal.
They must have called Wild Wings Café at (912) 681-9453.
Zero dissent is tolerated. Those who dare disagree are punished.
Please understand that thugs are thugs. Their methods may differ, but their mentality of entitlement is the same. Their morality is not the same as ours, their sense of “tolerance” does not exist. In the case of Black Live Matter, and I am talking of the leaders driving it, their means, to them are unimportant. Only the ends matters to them.
Found an update on COED the restaurant, which received many calls demanding that Emily be fired, says she has not been terminated. Here is their message
I would hope that everyone understands that whatever her job status, the thugs on her campus demanding she be expelled, and that demanded she be fired are still exactly what I called them, bullies!
Via College Fix:
Add another tally mark under the hate-crime hoax scorecard.
A student at the Michigan-based Delta College was arrested recently after posting on Yik Yak “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning,” MLive reports.
EDB“The message triggered an investigation and police security response that led to the arrest of a Delta College student living in SVSU housing,” the news outlet added. “Emmanuel D. Bowden, 21, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism.”
“The message triggered an investigation and police security response that led to the arrest of a Delta College student living in SVSU housing,” the news outlet added. “Emmanuel D. Bowden, 21, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism.”
Again, if there is so much racism out there, why do they have to fake it?