No, I do not care if you are Gay, or if you are transgender

Years ago, I met a woman at a party, her name was Misty, and she was a Lesbian. How did I become aware of her sexual preference for women? Well, she told me, and I think everyone that would stand still that she was into women. I remember her face as she introduced herself to me. “I am Misty, and I am a Lesbian”, she said, beaming. “Hi”, I replied, “I am Doug and I do not care if you are a Lesbian!” The look on her face was priceless. She was stunned that her orientation might be, well of no real concern for other people. In short she was so wrapped up in her Lesbianism, that everything revolved around that. 

Here is a hint, for everyone. No one really wants to hear about your sexual orientation/religion/favorite sports team/race or you favorite charity constantly. People like that get old pretty quick frankly. So you might want to put a sock in it every once in a while, just saying. What brought this up was a story out of Jasper Indiana. There one high school student has had enough of the identity-obsesssed types 

The unidentified 16-year-old posted “Straight Pride” posters at Jasper High School last week, and the hilarious notices are not going over so well with school officials, the Dubois County Herald reports.

“Celebrate being straight at JHS by not annoying the heck out of everyone about your sexual orientation!” read the flyers, posted in the school’s hallways after classes last Thursday.  “It’s easy! Just come to the JHS, then you go about your day without telling everyone about how ‘different’ and ‘special’ you are!”

The straight pride posters were “brought to you by all the students that are sick of hearing about your LGBT pride,” they continued.

“Nobody cares about what you think you are,” the posters read. “If you want equality, stop shoving your ideas down our throats! We have nothing against your sexual orientation. We just don’t care!”

EXACTLY!! We do not care, your sex life is your business, have at it. You being gay, or trans, or pan-sexual, or whatever matters not to the vast majority of people. Of course school officials are wetting themselves to avoid causing an outbreak of Offendeditis

Greater Jasper Superintendent Tracy Lorey promised parents the notices do not represent the attitude of most students and staff at the school.

Oh stop, I would bet that is the very sincere feelings of most students, and parents, and likely most Gay people as well. The student who put up the posters wrote this to clarify their stance

“By saying that certain individuals are shoving ideas down other people’s throats, I did not mean that they should not have the right to practice their own freedom of speech. What was being referenced was the idea that whenever an individual decides not to support the ideas of another individual, they face being attacked, ostracized, and detested. What was being referenced was the fact that individuals who do not support progressive ideology are forced to accept or remain censored,” the student wrote.

“Reactionaries … simply want to be able to retain the right to not accept your views. I support the social ideology of equality for all people protected under the Constitution, but I also recognize the fact that my peers have the right to object to other people’s ideas without their ideas being censored even if it is seen as hate speech.”

“People simply want to let you know that they have the right to object to your ideas. People can love you and disagree with you at the same time,” the student wrote.

BRAVO!!!

Rise of the new “tolerant” Fascists: Does this emoji make me look racist?

The newest “trigger” for the modern day Brown Shirts is, it seems, something called “Cultural Appropriation”. This appropriation, and the Leftist freak out that follows, occurs when someone dares cook a dish or style their hair in a way that is deemed to belong to a certain race or color. Some examples include anyone who is not Black cooking greens, or fried chicken, or other Southern dishes. This is idiotic of course, because Southern is not a color, and Southerners of all races have been eating such foods for generations. It is also asinine because no Southerner in their right mind gets offended if a Yankee decides to make cornbread, collards and fried pork chops. Why the Hell would we get offended, if anything such an act would be a compliment. Further, why should we be putting up barriers between ethnicities and cultures? Is this not the polar opposite of being color blind? 

Today, however, being color-blind is no longer a value the Left espouses. In fact, the opposite is true. Now, being a person who judges people based on shared ideals and values rather than race are smeared as racists. It is the politics of division the Left champions now. It has even gotten so bad that, as actress, Ellen Pompeo found out that White people using “Black” emojis are attacked for RAAAAACISM!

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo has been criticized by woke social justice warriors after using black emojis on Twitter, with some users accusing her of overstepping her bounds as “a privileged white woman”.

It all started after the actress praised the A&E network for changing the title of its documentary about the Ku Klux Klan from “Generation KKK” to “Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America.” Pompeo thanked the network for “caring enough to make changes” adding black clapping and thumbs-up emojis.

No, this is not from The Onion, or any other parody site folks, this outbreak of racial Obsession Syndrome actually happened over, yes emojis!

One user, who has since set her account private, wrote: “It’s not fair to see a privileged white woman use [people of color] emojis just because you can.”

“It comes off as really obnoxious,” she added.

Obnoxious you say? As obnoxious as attacking someone because they do not segregate their emojis? REALLY! But, this miscreant was not alone in her outrageously outrageous outrage! Pompeo, being a reasonable person offered up this tweet

Of course, she was answered with more “tolerance”

This sparked further tweets directed at the actress accusing her of racism. After she said that it’s “sad to see racism is still alive and well on all sides,” people attacked her suggesting reverse-racism is real. One person wrote: “reverse racism isn’t real. White people don’t experience racism”.

To which Pompeo replied saying “I’ve been called a white B**** and countless other things 50000 times today what would you call it?”

Despite this, the people continued ganging up on the actress, saying “you literally said reverse racism exist JUST APOLOGIZE AND LOG OFF stop embarrassing and contradicting yourself”.

See? Tolerance! This is what the Left’s incessant message of identity politics, and grievance mongering has wrought. People so consumed with bigotry and bitterness that they attack people based on nothing more being the wrong color. I feel badly for Pompeo, she seems like a nice person, but being nice, nor being a Liberal are of any use when you transgress against the new Brown Shirts! Not at all. You must walk the line, or else! Of course, there is a positive here. The more the unhinged Left acts out the more Americans will reject such despicable attitudes and bigotry which permeate the Left.

The Left’s war on masculinity

Why, you ask, would masculinity be targeted by the Left. Two reasons. First, men have always fought wars, and traditionally, men are the protectors. Anything traditional has been under assault by the Left for decades now. Don’t believe me, look at what the Left is campaigning against right now. Traditional gender roles, the traditional family, men acting like, well, men. Hunting, prayer, competitive sports, ambition, the list goes on and on. Pretty much anything traditional in American culture is in the crosshairs of the Left.

Secondly, and most importantly it is for the same reason the Left targets firearms. They want compliance, not resistance, and men will stand, and fight, and lead others in defense of Individualism, and the Left loathes that. So, it comes as no shock that the political correctors are targeting masculinity as “toxic” Dave Blount sounds the alarm

Despite decades of politically correct indoctrination, men are still somewhat male. No worries, moonbats. Academia has been working hard to correct this:

For example, a class at Dartmouth College this semester, “The Orlando Syllabus,” identifies so-called toxic masculinity as playing a role in the mass murder spree at a Florida club during the summer. …

Other instances of combating toxic masculinity on campus can be found at both the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Duke University, which launched programs specifically designed for male students to delve into “violent masculinity” and “healthier masculinity” and discuss issues like gender fluidity.

At a mandatory freshmen orientation training at Gettysburg College in August, male students had to watch a documentary which stated in part that the “three most destructive words” a boy can hear growing up is “be a man.” …

The “Thrive” club, part of the Claremont colleges consortium which meets as a “safe space” to talk about mental health, advertises that “masculinity can be extremely toxic to our mental health, both to the people who are pressured to perform it and the people who are inevitably influenced by it.” …

Last year, Vanderbilt University hosted “Healthy Masculinities Week,” led in part by Jackson Katz, the first man to minor in women studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Katz has denounced men for having muscular physiques; he also dislikes “hyper-masculinized sporting culture.”

In short, Katz has serious issues, and wants everyone else to reshape themselves to accommodate his shortcomings and eccentricities. Katz, you see is special, and rather than admitting he has issues, he demands thateveryone else must change to appease his screwed up emotions.

Liberals and their history-free history

My Great-Great-Grandfather Allan Dean McWhorter fought Yankees with the 4th South Carolina Cavalry during the War of Northern Aggression. He was a “guest” at Point Lookout Prison Camp in Maryland, where conditions were horrific, with over 3,500 prisoners dying in the over crowded Hell hole in less than two years. So, I suppose Grandaddy Mac, as my Grandfather called him was lucky to get out alive. Anyway, I thought of my ancestor, one of many who fought for the Confederacy when I read this today

A South Carolina college is hosting a Confederate history event—but has banned the Confederate flag from being displayed.

York Technical College entered into a contract leasing space on campus to the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) for a convention in March 2017, and almost immediately after the information became public knowledge the school fell under intense scrutiny.

According to The Herald, the area NAACP chapter and other local citizens expressed concern that the Confederate flag would be publicly displayed and create controversy, arguing that a public institution should not agree to host any group that promotes the banner.

Oh, but of course the Leftist race baiters at the NAACP would take any opportunity to agitate and divide people instead of trying to fix actual problems facing Black Americans. Face it the NAACP makes bank on RAAAAACISM, even if they have to fabricate it, and their cash cow must be protected.

Local NAACP leaders were also at the conference, and assured the crowd they would be seeking legal counsel.

Member Jacques Days said the NAACP would hold York Tech accountable to its promise of prohibiting Confederate flags, but he also told the crowd there is still a possibility York Tech would not have to actually honor the contract, though he did not specify how that might be accomplished.

Days emphasized that the NAACP’s goal is to completely stop the convention from happening, citing the Confederate flag’s status as a symbol of “divisive history” and “division, racism, and hatred.”

See? History-free history! Stalin would be very proud. Again the Left shows itself to be an ideology of intellectual cowardice and an ideology of lies, and liars. Face it, if the bottom feeders at the NAACP were so sure history was on their side, they would welcome this event. Instead they seek, again, to erase history rather than to discuss or debate it. And, if the NAACP cared, truly cared about black people, they would be fighting to correct the obscene out of wedlock birth rate, the high violent crime rate, Black on Black murder, gangs, and other pertinent issues. That they are fighting to censor or silence historical events tells you every last thing you need to know about the NAACP

Safe Spaces not so safe for freedom of the press

By now, it is bloody obvious that the Left is anti-liberty. The latest example? Will Gu explains

The process of stifling free press begins right as a journalist walks through the doors into the safe space. While I was initially welcomed when I asked if I could record the event and take notes, further questioning revealed I was trying to cover the event for a student-run publication. Even then, the event facilitators extended their warm welcome, until it was brought to light that this student-run publication was The Claremont Independent, a conservative-leaning paper. No more warm welcome and no more recording allowed, but I was still permitted to take notes.

The death blow of free press in this “safe space” struck later, when I started to take notes on my laptop just as the event began. As I finished typing my second line of notes, I was informed that note-taking would only be permitted if it was approved by all participants of the event—if even one participant objected to my note-taking, I would not be allowed to take notes. Unsurprisingly, after a blindfold vote, at least one person voted against note-taking, and I was told to stop taking notes. I was told that taking notes made participants uncomfortable, and that I should respect the AARC as a “safe space.”

In a subsequent meeting with the director of AARC, I was told the AARC functions primarily as a “safe space” where participants should feel comfortable, and that people’s fears and concerns of an Independent journalist taking notes should be respected in this safe space, adding that the AARC does not want its views advertised to an audience the Independent could reach.

OK, a “safe space” it is. I wonder how “safe” these spaces really are for those with any views anywhere to the right of Lennin? About as safe as a man wearing honey soaked clothes in bear country

Despite making it clear that speech at this event should make all participants comfortable, attacks on capitalism and “capitalist violence,” the “heteropatriarchal” society, and traits of the “model minority” (like working hard and obeying the law) were left unchecked, without the slightest consideration of whether I, with differing political views, would feel comfortable listening to endless assaults to values which I hold dear. Yet with free press dead, who dares challenge this hypocrisy?

In the college campus “safe space,” with no freedom of the press, there is no check on the lack of ideological diversity, no way for “safe spaces” to promote their messages through an objective third party, and no way for the public to know about and effectively help pressure and protest against the hypocritical “inclusiveness” of safe spaces.

That is the point of course isn’t it? The Left’s model for debate, and discussion is for those on the Left to share their views openly, and for everyone else, even a Liberal who might disagree, even slightly, to simply shut up! There is no diversity on the Left. There is no respect for open minds, or diverse views. The Left’s ideal “safe space” is only safe from dissenting views and voices.

Go read the whole thing

Erasing Dixie, one symbol at a time

Alexandria, Virginia has begun an advance campaign of Cultural Cleanisng of all things Confederate because, it seems hey prefer Stalin’s approach of erasing history. Perhaps they should actually study that history? Here a few quotes, that will be ignored because the narrative of a war fought for the singular purpose of  freeing slaves must be protected. Read the quotes, then allow me to share the shameful actions of Politically Corrections in Alexandria

In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country.

Robert E. Lee

So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interests of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this, as regards Virginia especially, that I would cheerfully have lost all I have lost by the war, and have suffered all I have suffered, to have this object attained.

Robert E. Lee

“I tried in all my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, and for 12 years, I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self-government. We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination, we will have . . . Slavery never was an essential element. It was the only means of bringing other conflicting elements to an earlier culmination. It fired the musket which was already capped and loaded. There are essential differences between the North and the South that will, however this war may end, make them two nations.” 

Jefferson Davis

Any people, anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right, a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which a whole people of an existing government, may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so much of the territory as they inhabit.

Abraham Lincoln

“Let the South go? Where then would we get our revenue?”

Abraham Lincoln

Now, back to Alexandria

As territory is conquered, the region’s history is scrubbed:

In a town that once took considerable pride in its Confederate past, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously Saturday to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway and seek permission from the Virginia General Assembly to move a renowned statue of a Confederate soldier in historic Old Town. …

After a lengthy public hearing, the council agreed to try to relocate the “Appomattox” statue from the busy intersection of Prince and Washington streets, where thousands of motorists pass it each day. The pensive and unarmed south-facing Confederate soldier would be moved to a local history museum on the same corner.

…and from there to the city dump, when no one who might defend Virginia’s heritage is paying attention.

It was just a year ago that the city decided to end its practice of hanging three Confederate flags from traffic light poles at the “Appomattox” statue on Lee’s birthday and on Confederate Memorial Day.

We should all hang our heads in shame a nation that erases its own history is doomed

Sorry, but our “Inclusive” “Tolerant” Leftist Utopia cannot include or tolerate people like you!

Looks as if the Cultural Stalinists were in Austin recently, erasing history and demonizing Southerners

The University of Texas has quietly removed an inscription honoring the Confederacy and Southern pride from the South Mall nearly a year after UT President Gregory L. Fenves said that the inscription “will remain in place.”

Fenves told the American-Statesman this week that he decided this spring that the inscription had to go. The inscription is dedicated to “the men and women of the Confederacy who fought with valor and suffered with fortitude that states rights be maintained” and who were “not dismayed by defeat nor discouraged by misrule.” It makes no mention of slavery.

“It is inappropriate for our goal of diversity and inclusion on campus,” Fenves said.

Once again, the Left tends to redefine words to suit their own purposes. “Fair” to them means taxing people at different rates for example. “Sensitivity” means showing utter scorn and hate for anyone who views issues differently than the Left. “Free speech”? Well that is now defined as only speech the Left approves of. “Racism” means anything a Conservative says, police enforcing laws, and apparently being indifferent to race, and being White. “Rape” means a Feminist changing her mind AFTER having consensual sex it seems, and “inclusive” is now defined as totally exclusionary of some cultures. “Tolerance” is now defined as a complete hatred and intolerance towards anyone who dares think differently.

Take the monument that was removed “cleansed” at the University of Texas. In an inclusive, tolerant environment it would stand forever. People might discuss and debate the meaning of it, but no person genuinely invested in inclusiveness would ever seek to have it removed. 

There is nothing inclusive about removing the monument. In fact nothing could be more abrasive to open dialogue, or to learning history. The Left, however, is simply giddy because they have once again put division in front of true inclusion

“I think it is great news that the university has taken a positive step to make the university more welcoming to African-American students,” said Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas NAACP. “Such inscriptions and displays are psychologically and emotionally harmful to many citizens, and they inhibit the university’s efforts to be widely considered to be a top international institution.”

Ah, more welcoming he says. How so? How is it welcoming, or beneficial to erase part of history? And at an institute oh higher learning no less. How will anyone learn anything by hiding history? As I said earlier, let people debate the War Between the States, it’s meaning, causes, heroes, villains, etc. That is positive, that enriches people’s minds and understandings. But, again, that is not on the Left’s agenda. That open dialogue the Left always encourages? They will never allow such a thing to happen. They will not because it is not a unifying, or breaking down of barriers they seek. Rather they seek to plant the seeds of discontent, resentment, and division because it benefits their end goals.