And when I say evil, I mean this type of evil
On a Twitter, on a Reddit forum, I stumbled over this horrifying story: Donna Hylton, a woman who spent time in prison for participating in the kidnapping, rape, murder, and ransoming of a gay man, spoke at the Women’s March as an advocate for women of color.
What did this woman do? From Psychology Today, this:
Vigliarole believed the three girls were prostitutes who were going to have sex with him. Instead, they picked him up on March 8 in Elmhurst, Queens, at Maria’s home, and drugged him to make him drowsy. Then they drove him to Selma’s apartment in Harlem. The apartment had already been prepared for an extended torture session: The closet door had been cut, a pot put in it for use as a toilet, the windows boarded.
For the next 15 to 20 days (police aren’t sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured. (Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita’s chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole’s rear: “He was a homo anyway.” How did she know? “When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.”)
The three girls took turns watching the man. It was Donna who delivered a ransom note and tape to a friend of Vigliarole’s, who was able to get a partial license plate number of the car she was driving. He notified the police, who traced the plate to a rental car facility. On April 6 the suspects were arrested, and detectives spent 36 hours straight interviewing the seven men and women. “We had to keep going back and forth and catch them in lies,” said Spurling. “It was a never-ending circle of lies.”
Spurling himself interviewed Donna: “I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him. Actually, I thought the judge’s sentence was lenient. Once a jailbird, always a jailbird.”
But there was another moment, on our second day together, when she slipped verbally, and said in an almost irritable way, “He [the victim] was going to die anyway, so . . .” and then she caught herself. I just looked at her. All her previous protestations that when arrested she’d had no idea Vigliarole was dead were clearly lies.
But, still she is a victim
Of course, to the Left it does not matter what she did. It only matters that she is a devoted Marxist, and hey, what is a murder when compared to the “struggle” right? After all, she is a victim Prepare for your obligatory moral relativism from the left
The principles behind the Women’s March, things like equal rights and ending violence against women, don’t just matter to women. Women aren’t the only people capable of speaking on the subject, but Hylton brings something very interesting to the table. As Hylton very clearly explains on her website, she’s a women’s rights activist and criminal justice reform advocate. She is a woman. She is black. She was also the victim of abuse as a child and spent a long time in prison after committing a heinous crime.
Hylton’s life experiences are relevant to her causes. A white guy who’s never been to prison might be able to give a great talk about violence against women and inequality, but there’s an understandable draw to hearing about violence and discrimination against women from someone who’s experienced both. There’s an understandable draw to hearing about what happens to black women in the criminal justice system from a black woman who’s been through the criminal justice system. Hylton’s background doesn’t make her positions are any more valid, but even if her conclusions based on her life experiences are dead wrong, her perspective is colored by a very unique and very germane set of life experiences. Her views are worth hearing.
The reasoning in the blog post is dangerous for numerous reasons. Attacking something as huge and diverse as feminism in general or some imagined “Women’s Movement” represented by a single march because of the background of one person involved is the sort of thing that only succeeds with the stupidest among us. To say that such a movement is embracing someone simply by having her speak is misleading.
The point here is that no one who organized, or who is glorifying the “Women’s March” should have welcomed a murderer and kidnapper. The point is that Leftists accuse Trump, and Republicans of being sexist, Homophobic, and so on. They cast these allegations around without a second thought. Yet, they welcome a truly horrible person to join their movement. A person that not only did evil deeds, but actually uses her just punishment to scream about being a victim. In short, the truth is this. No movement can control all of those who attend their events, but they CAN control who they elevate in that movement. They can control who they give prominent positions to.
So, yes, this does say a lot about the Left, and Feminists which are part of the Left. In short, it illustrates that the Left does not value decency, or truth. All that matters to them is a person’s position on issues. To them, Donna Hylton is moral because she holds far left ideals. It does not matter that she took part in awful crimes. Hylton is embraced. Embraced while women who are pro-life, are shunned. Welcomed while any woman who voted for Trump is mocked and demonized. Hylton is praised while women who dare embrace Conservatism, in any way, are raked through the mud.
Stacy McCain ofers this excellent take
All who claim that feminism is about “equality” are either fools are liars. Feminists themselves have made clear that there is no limit to their demands. Give feminists everything they demand today, and tomorrow they will return with a new list of demands. Feminists are totalitarians with a remorseless appetite for power. Feminists are cruel and dishonest, and will tell any lie necessary to achieve their wicked purposes.
The Women’s March on Washington was a vivid expression of how Democrats have harnessed this hate movement for partisan purposes:
Donna Hylton, a woman who spent time in prison for participating in the kidnapping, rape, murder, and ransoming of a gay man, spoke at the Women’s March as an advocate for women of color.
That a criminal psychopath was a leader of this feminist rally — and no one in the liberal media even mentioned her record of hateful violence — tells you a lot about the feminist movement and its ideology. Donna Hylton is not an isolated example, but is altogether typical of the kind of mentally deranged sadists that this movement attracts.
This is what happens when values cease to matter
The University of Washington-Bothell is starting to train librarians to spot, and interrupt the dreaded “Microaggression”. I wonder if the librarians will be issued Brown shirts at the conclusion of their re-education?
The University of Washington-Bothell is offering its librarians social justice training to “interrupt acts of oppression,” such as when a male coworker speaks condescendingly to a female.
According to the UW library website, the Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice Team offers six different workshops for librarians, including “Interrupting Microaggressions,” “Intersectionality,” and “Privilege.”
During the “Interrupting Microaggressions” workshop, librarians are taught how to “interrupt oppressive situations,” and are provided with a scenario worksheet so that they can practice responses.
One scenario given to workshop attendees describes a female coworker asking for help from a male coworker when she realizes the male coworker is talking in a condescending manner.
“You’re having trouble with creating a report in Alma and a male colleague happens to walk by you at that time,” the scenario begins. “You ask him if he knows how to use this particular function in Alma. He says ‘Why, yes.’ Then he proceeds to slowly explain how to create the report in Alma. The way he is speaking immediately begins to feel condescending to you.”
Well, I am aghast. A woman asks a man for help, and he gladly offers help? My God what a barbaric act! I have to say folks, being a man is getting tougher. We have to be more “sensitive”which to the Left means less masculine, less competitive, because competition leads to bad things apparently, and we must also stop being so attracted to women because objectification or something. So now, if a woman asks us for help, we must offer said help, but recognize that helping might be considered a microaggression. And while tip-toeing that minefield of leftist inanity, we must be never take note if the woman is attractive, because that might be another microaggression. Maybe we should just avoid such a scenario by playing dumb and not helping. Of course that would make us a sexist, microaggressing pig, so we are pretty much screwed either way.
Then there is privilege. Librarians must also be on the lookout for that too. What is privilege, allow your Marxist re-educators to explain comrade!
A separate library training, called “Privilege,” which defines the concept as “a set of unearned benefits possessed by people who fit into specific social groups based on particular aspects of identity,” though it assures workshop attendees that privilege is not a reason to feel guilty.
So, after brow beating the “privileged” they say “Don’t feel bad, It is not your fault all White males are privileged oppressors!”
“No one is trying to make you feel bad. In fact it’s the exact opposite!” a workshop handoutexclaims. “The goal is to get you thinking about how who you are influences what you do and don’t experience so you can better support others who face inequalities that you don’t.”
Good Freaking grief! Remember when librarians just helped you find books, checked out your books, and said SHHHH? Ah, the good old days when policing everyone else’s behavior was not part of everyone’s job description?
This post is destined for the Good Freaking Grief Hall of Fame
Dean Hutton is a South African artist whose most notorious project involves walking around in a custom-printed black and white suit and absorbing the responses from strangers.
And what does
he, she, whatever the Hell it is wear to absorb responses? WARNING, eye bleach might be required
Hey, I warned you it was not going to be pretty didn’t I? Anyway, Dean Hutton is clearly Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs
Hutton first wore the Fuck White People suit at Gay Pride:
It was a test for me. If I can do it in a community in which I have almost de facto access to, can I do it in other spaces, where I don’t necessarily have de facto access except for the colour of my skin? You know, like, if I can’t do it at Gay Pride, then I can’t be making a whole fucking suit that says that. And, it’s still mostly an experiment, but it feels like it’s something I can do, and the reactions I am getting from it says that it is something that I should be doing.
Yes, Dean is deeply deluded, a classic example of what I am diagnosing as Identity Obsession Disorder. Dean is so wrapped up in his “identity” that he has lost his grip on reality. It is sad to see, it really is, and it is a growing trend with leftists. This is what happens when people are told that everything they are, and everything they experience is completely dependent on their “identity”. That identity can be gender, or race, or their sexual preferences. The idea is to so focus the individual on their identity that they lose all sense of individualism, sacrificing who they are in favor of becoming a member of a group. And, those that reject groupthink are savaged by the Left as “not genuine”. Women cannot really be women unless they completely embrace Leftism. Blacks who dare to be Conservatives are ostracized as sell outs or Uncle Toms. Again, you are must be a member of your “group”and reject individualism or you must face the consequences. Thinking for oneself, is simply not allowed.
The Left hates Individualism, it is the polar opposite of the Collectivism that defines the Left. When people think as individuals, rather than a member of an “identity” they tend to move away from Leftism. This cannot be tolerated if Leftism is to succeed in its aim for a utopian society where all rights are non-existent without the direct approval of the State. That same State, of course may restrict, or forbid the exercise of any “right” or liberty based on the pursuit of the common good. A common good, of course, defined by the State.
Over the years, I have come to see that everything the Left does is designed to erode, and eventually eradicate Individualism. Groupthink and identity Obsession Syndrome plays into that. There is the indoctrination that takes place in our schools, and through much of the media. There is the incredible peer pressure that urges conformity, and threatens dissent. Why do so many stay silent? Fear of some sort of reprisal from the Collectivists. Do you want your college professor to give you a better grade? Then shut up! Do you want to make it in Hollywood? Then shut up! Do you want to get that promotion, or keep your job in the media? Then shut up! Or, better yet, say what the Collectivists want to hear. After all, you don’t want to betray your race/gender/sexual orientation/religion do you?
Poor bastards like Dean Hutton are not the problem, they are symptoms, and in many cases the victims of the evil intentions of the Collectivists
Beware the “Trigger Warning Zombies”
A teacher at a posh private school in British Columbia was fired last month after making an innocuous comment about abortion to his Grade 12 law class.
Some topics are not to even be broached, lest a Leftist take offense, and well….
The 44-year-old teacher, who has asked that he not be identified to protect what’s left of his career, was teaching “the criminal law unit, a lesson on vice, ethics, morality and the law” to his small class in the Vancouver-area school in late November.
“I was working my way through examples of how some people’s sense of personal ethics was more liberal than the letter of the law,” he said in an email.
“I find abortion to be wrong,” he said, as another illustration of this gap, “but the law is often different from our personal opinions.”
That was it, the teacher said. “It was just a quick exemplar, nothing more. And we moved on.”
No, you, and any normal person moved on sir. But, a young Stalinsit starter kit took grave offense, and well……….
A little later, the class had a five-minute break, and when it resumed, several students didn’t return, among them a popular young woman who had gone to an administrator to complain that what the teacher said had “triggered” her such that she felt “unsafe” and that, in any case, he had no right to an opinion on the subject of abortion because he was a man.
Ah, he “triggered” her. By simply using his personal opinion to make a very valid point about the law and personal feelings. How dare he! ESpecially in a school indoctrinated by QMUNITY, an organization for LGBTQQ2S. What exactly are LGBTQQ2S you ask………
Before classes even started last fall, teachers underwent serious “gender training” given by QMUNITY, an organization for LGBTQQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning and two-spirit) people. Teachers were told in no uncertain terms, for instance, that “no one is 100-per-cent male or female” and that everyone is somewhere on the “gender spectrum.”
Good Freaking Grief! No wonder this teacher felt the wrath of the spoiled brat
Immediately after the student complained to the administrator, the teenager came, with a teacher at her side as support, to confront him in a public area of the school.
She pressed for an apology, but the teacher resisted, because, he said, it would set a dangerous precedent for a teacher to be reamed out in the presence of a colleague.
“When I didn’t show contrition,” he said, “I was summoned upstairs and grilled by two administrators who told me my job was on the line.”
I wonder, how many more years until teachers like this are jailed for their crimes against Leftism
Now panicking — he has a family to support and had just recently returned to teaching after several years in business with a relative — he apologized profusely and promised to apologize the next day to the offended student.
Instead, the school had an administrator take over the class for a day, whereupon, he was told, they would all discuss what went wrong in his absence. He would be invited back to “hear the grievances and offer an apology. It was clear I must do this successfully or I would be terminated.”
He repeatedly asked what he’d done wrong or if there was an allegation of misconduct.
“The answer I got back was that I was recognized as an outstanding teacher, but student ‘safety’ was the school’s primary concern.”
It was exactly the horror show he’d imagined: His boss sat among a crowd of students, ran through a list of what had gone wrong and “what I needed to do to change.” While most students appeared to be on his side, the offended girl was still furious.
He apologized specifically to her, but then made what was apparently a fatal error: He said he liked her, that she was a bright and engaging student, and said he’d told her father just that at a recent parent-teacher night.
She stormed out of the class in tears, and he was again castigated by his superiors, this time for having been “too personal” in his apologia.
This is the danger of placating students, or anyone frankly, with deep emotional issues, which this girl clearly has. Instead of dismissing the girls baseless complaint, the school railroaded the teacher for, well, nothing.
The Left is evil, period. Everything leftism touches is ruined and destroyed. Cuba, scarred by Marxism, or maybe Castroism is a better term, is a great example of how destitute of morality, decency, and sanity Marxism is. The Left talks glowingly of democracy, free elections, and of course justice. “Power to the people” is a common chant regurgitated by Leftists. But, everything the Left does takes power from the people, preferring to place all power in the State. And, more power placed in the State tramples individual liberty, self-reliance, and the human spirit itself. As I said, Marxism, and all its bastard spawn ideologies, Chavezism, Catsroism, Maoism, Stalinism, Leninism, Leftism, etc destroy everything good and noble in the world.
The death of Fidel Castro has laid bare exactly how much contempt the Left has for individual liberty. Leftism, of course is based on Collectivism, and nothing is more disdainful to the Left than Individualism. The Left does not believe in natural rights, it believes in an all-powerful state that dictates what rights, if any, individuals shall possess. Again, consider some of the comments about Castro and his life the Left has issued
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Castro as a remarkable leader
“While a controversial figure, both Mr Castro’s supporters and detractors recognised his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante’,” Mr Trudeau said in the statement.
He “loved” the Cuban people? He loved them so much he let them starve while he became rich
“While his people suffered, Fidel Castro lived in comfort — keeping everything, including his eight children, his many mistresses, even his wife, a secret,” wrote Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, Castro’s longtime bodyguard.
Sanchez’s book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro: My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Líder Maximo,” describes his former boss’ hidden life of political ruthlessness, mistresses and greed.
Castro, who died Friday night at 90, made a personal fortune offering safe haven to drug traffickers, bedded a bevy of women over the decades, and once threatened his own brother, Raul, with execution when the brother lapsed into alcoholism in the ’90s, Sanchez’s book reveals.
He loved them?
But while he made good on some of his promises to educate and care for his people — building free schools and hospitals with the help of his Soviet sponsors — Castro’s legacy was also one of repression and hypocrisy.
Deep poverty persisted — teen prostitution, crumbling houses, food rations. Political opponents were executed by the thousands by firing squad, or sentenced to decades of hard labor.
Dear Moral Idiots of the Left, that is NOT love. that is evil.
Jill Stein tweeted this nonsensical babble
The Mustachioed Douchebag himself tweeted this
So, he is comparing Reagan, Nixon, Trump, and Elvis to Castro? Tell me Geraldo, did those men do these types of things?
He also was a ruthless dictator, the Maximum Leader who reneged on his promise of free elections, executed thousands of opponents, imprisoned tens of thousands, installed a Communist regime and made his island a pawn in the Cold War. His alliance with the Soviet Union brought the world to the brink of nuclear war in 1962.
He created a repressive state that rigidly controlled the arts, the press, the airwaves. An efficient secret police force was aided by neighborhood spies and pro-government mobs that attacked those who dared to call for democratic change. Cultural enemies were vulnerable, too; well into the 1970s, Castro was imprisoning gays and long-haired young people in work camps.
Nuance Geraldo? Many other Leftists, and moral idiots, but I repeat myself have climbed aboard the glorification of Castro bandwagon. Je$$e Jack$on of course praised Fidel of course
Jimmy Carter, naturally being both a moral and actual idiot was crestfallen
This man was a monster, yet the “tolerant” Left praises his atrocities as if they were good things. The Left excuses the trampling of human rights. This might be puzzling to some, but frankly, this is simply the real face behind the mask the Left wears. The Left praises Castro not in spite of his evil deeds, but rather because of them!