The folly of Egalitarianism

The Left and their obsession with equality, or at least what the define is equality are hard for me, or any other sane person to grasp. I mean, how can we not shake our heads at this foolishness

Amid growing calls for greater gender inclusivity on campus, Yale College administrators are moving to replace the term “freshman” with the gender-neutral term “first-year.”

How sad. An institute of higher learning does not have more serious matters to deal with? Who are they going to help with this action? No one. And, no, I do not think that appeasing any person who is offended by the word freshman will be of any help to anyone. Coddling bullies and miscreants gains society or in this case a university anything worthwhile. You only encourage more malcontents to feel more entitled.

Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, who is leading the conversation about the potential change, told the News that while administrators are committed to the shift, there is no fixed timeline or specific plan for its implementation. However, Lizarríbar said she hopes that the language change will be implemented “before the next academic year.”

I wonder how a person so interested in protecting students from the English language by censoring certain words ever rose to any position of authority. It is a sad day when a country founded on individualism, and liberty begins to reward inane ideas as worthy of praise in any way.

“I think there comes a time when you want to make sure that the way you’re calling things reflects the values that you have,” Lizarríbar said. “If we really are serious about inclusivity and diversity, we need to look at everything. It’s not written in stone that it has to be ‘freshman.’ … We do have some agency in what we call things.”

Values? Yes, I would agree this is all about values. And clearly the values of Lizarribar do not reflect the values of reasoned, well-adjusted people. Again, we are seeing a person push to censor the English language to protect their “values”. So, I suppose we can now add the English language to the growing list the Left is trying to erase. Individualism, thought, freedom of speech, gender, national borders, private property, freedoms of religion and association, the right of self-defense, the rule of law, and respect for law enforcement and on and on the list goes.

Of course some will scoff and say “this is a trifling matter, why raise an alarm about it?” Why? Well, because values matter. Because one day this nation will be unrecognizable if the Left is left unchallenged. The fact is our language, culture, borders, liberties and founding principles do matter. And when they cease to matter, well, then it is too late.

Awww, poor snowflakes have the sads when their own intolerance bites them

They cannot stand the taste of their own bigotry

Three students at the University of Puget Sound are appealing their suspension for creating a public shame list called “Bigots of Puget Sound.”

The list, which was discovered in November, accused 22 students and faculty members of being racist, misogynistic, sexist, or transphobic, reports KING 5.

They claim innocence, but their real issue is they never ever expected to be held to their own standards of political correctness

UPS released a statement on Nov. 11 denouncing the list as “deeply disturbing and offensive” and promised to investigate the incident.

“As a community, we place a high value on freedom of speech,” the statement affirmed. “That freedom requires balance and does not extend to speech that violates our harassment policy, our integrity principle, and other policies that affirm the values of our community.”

Ah, the very same “balanced” freedom that these little Stalinists helped create is not so great when they are held to the same standards they insist on.

A university investigation found surveillance footage of Akilah Blakey, Andres Chavez, and Lydia Gebrehiwot that allegedly shows them with the bigot list, resulting in all three students being suspended from campus until 2019 for harassment and disrespectful behavior.

The students still will not admit to creating the list, although they have defended it as a legitimate form of activism and are planning to appeal their punishment.

Ah, but “activism” they cry! Activism, to the Left gives them license to commit character assassination, and to paint anyone who does not bow to them as racist, misogynistic, sexist, or transphobic. The Left, you see has standards, and those standards are only to be applied to, well, any group the Left wishes to persecute. Of course, the Left will never use a term like persecution for their tactics. It is “social justice” or “activism”.

“I think the list itself it’s absolutely a form of activism,” Blakey said. “If the institution isn’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing to protect all of its students, well, something is going to happen if there is no other avenues to express all of the hate that’s going on campus. What do they expect?”

Yes, of course, the snowflakes are the victims here, because “hate”. And, again, don’t you dare say what these three miscreants did was hate, remember it was activism

According to Blakey, the list wasn’t about the individuals named, but rather about the campus climate as a whole, which makes students of color feel marginalized.

See, it was not about the 22 people they labeled as horrible people. Not at all, it was simply a way for the snowflakes to throw a tantrum because they are maladjusted, hateful, and intolerant, ah I mean “activists”.

Frankly, I hope these three will take some time to think, and take a long look in a mirror. Perhaps, just perhaps they can actually grow into people who can use critical thinking rather than blind emotionalism and hatred for anyone different than them. In short, I hope these three can actually realize they are the bigots they accuse “others” of being. Then perhaps, they can do a bit of “activism” in their own lives

Stallions are now sexists?

Good Freaking Grief How long until no sports team can have any mascot, or name? 

Via Breitbart:

A school district in Kentucky has canceled the school’s “Stallions” mascot after a petition from the community argued that the mascot was “inappropriate and sexist.”

The petition, which garnered just over 200 signatures, was successful in its efforts to have the Fayette County school district changed the new Frederick Douglass High School’s mascot from the “Stallions” to something more appropriate for female sports teams.

This is inappropriate and sexist when you consider the definition from “Your Dictionary” …”The definition of a stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated, used for breeding or is slang for a powerful and virile man who has a lot of lovers” and from Wikipedia…”because of their instincts as herd animals, they may be prone to aggressive behavior

Why does anyone take such idiocy seriously? We are allowing miscreants to sap every bit of fun from our culture

Of course the students will be allowed to pick a new mascot, like, maybe a gender-neutral horse. Yes, really, because gender is bad or something

Superintendent Manny Caulk announced on Tuesday that the high school would get rid of the stallion mascot in favor of a more gender-neutral horse mascot, which he believes will be more appropriate as a symbol for the several female sports teams that Frederick Douglass High School will field.

Selective Outrage Syndrome anyone?

Oh that Prince Charles, and his ears just beg to be mocked. Recently the Prince developed outrage over what he calls “anti-immigrant” sentiments

LONDON — The heir to Britain’s throne spoke out Thursday, saying the wave of anti-immigrant populism sweeping the world has “deeply disturbing echoes” of the Nazis’ persecution of Jews in the 1930s.

Prince Charles, the queen’s eldest son, said his parents’ generation “fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and an inhuman attempt to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe.

“That nearly 70 years later we should still be seeing such evil persecution is to me beyond all belief,” he added. “We owe it to those who suffered and died so horribly not to repeat the horrors of the past.”

Wait, what? Did he actually say we are seeing the same type of evil persecutions the Nazis committed? So, there are concentration camps in Europe? People are being gassed? Of course not, but Chuckles is a Leftist, and he must therefore go way overboard with the emotionalistic rhetoric because #Caring

Surely raw, unworthy hatred for immigrants is a terrible thing. But much of what is going on across the Atlantic, and here, is that people are increasingly tired of immigration laws being rendered meaningless.They are also tired of any hint of national pride being demonized as extreme, or Nazi-like. The fact is much of the issue is with immigration without assimilation. Immigrants who do not care to even try becoming an American, German, Italian etc. is unhealthy for the nation they move to. Immigration without assimilation is a death sentence for the nation accepting such immigrants. Yet, prince Charles fails to see this basic truth. He shows no outrage for immigrants who refuse to integrate themselves into their new home.

He also shows no outrage at the many acts of terror, rapes, sexual assaults, and intimidation many Muslim “refugees” are committing against the Swedes, Germans, French, etc. Where is his outrage at the way far too many European women are being treated by these Muslim refugees? Where is his outrage at what Muslim refugees think about Islamizing Germany?

A translator at refugee camps in Germany has claimed Muslim migrants hate Christians and want to Islamize the country.

The woman, 39, from Eritrea, came to Germany as a refugee herself in 1991, before volunteering at asylum centers to “give something back.”

But the Arabic speaker said what she discovered when working with migrants over the last five years shocked her.

During her time at a number of centers across the country, she said she discovered Muslim refugees preaching “pure hatred” of Christians.

Muslim children were told by their parents not to play with Christian kids.

And she herself was told it was a sin for her to help feed and defend Christians.

She told German Catholic website Kath.net: “They want Germany to be Islamized. They despise our country and our values.”

I suppose this is not worthy of the selective outrage of Prince Charles. He is willingly blind to behavior that is far worse than being “anti-immigrant”

The Toronto Star titled their account of the story:  “Ontario facing ‘epidemic of Islamophobia’ survey finds”. The article did not discuss possible reasons for the attitude of Ontarians, which just may be based on real occurrences with real victims. Some examples: i) Sweden has now become the rape capital of the world; ii) a thousand women were sexually assaulted in Germany as the migrant rape crisis worsens; iii) the 70,000 crimes committed or attempted by migrants in Germany, iv) the declaration by the Islamic State that they have infiltrated the refugees and will continue to do so.

There were also the stories the media covered up, about Muslim “refugees” threatening a Minnesota community with rape, and the incident involving the sexual harassment of teen girls by refugee men at a high school in New Brunswick.

Not all Muslim migrants are criminals. Among them are decent human beings who have gone through hellish experiences, and they need help. But Western media and authorities are also providing cover for jihadists and Muslim migrant criminals, at the expense of innocents who elected them in trust.

It is reprehensible that the entirely warranted caution and fears about Muslim migrant violence that are expressed by hardworking, taxpaying citizens of Canada (and in other Western nations) are brushed aside and deemed “islamophobic”. Authorities are failing their citizenry.

Indeed the hearts of decent people break for most of the refugees. But allowing massive numbers of unvetted people into your nation is no solution. And when a significant number of those people do not share your national culture and values, it is a very destructive thing. It is a vital role of governments to decide who enters their nation, and who can stay and become a citizen. Indeed one of America’s great blessings has been immigrants. But those immigrants must WANT to come here to learn our language, laws, and embrace our culture. E Pluribus Unum means out of many, one. Many different ethnicities, races, religions, etc have come here and have assimilated. That is healthy and wonderful. But, there is danger in simply saying OK, everyone come in

President-Elect Donald Trump is right: Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali refugee who went on a Palestinian-inspired jihad-rampage with a car and a knife, wounding 11 people at Ohio State University last Monday, “should not have been in our country.”

Artan is but one of an unknown number of Muslim refugees who have been allowed into the country through a deliberately flawed screening system that was established by the Obama administration.

Earlier this year, Amman’s refugee resettlement center coordinator at the American Embassy in Jordan, Gina Kassem, admitted that at least 600 refugees had been interviewed each day, hastily, since the center opened in 2015.  Moreover, to achieve the goal set by Obama to increase the flow of refugees to the U.S., the center has not been excluding anyone or “look[ing] for families with certain education background, language skills or other socio-economic factors [or] cut family sizes.”  It is safe to assume that similar actions have been taken by U.S. refugee resettlement coordinators elsewhere.

Where is your outrage Prince Charles? Or are Western lives expendable in your quest for “equality”?

Even if the interviews took longer, how could any U.S. agency involved with the screening of refugees requesting to resettle here check the background of Artan and his family, who reportedly claimed to be a Somalis, who had spent seven years in Pakistan?  Why were the teenage Artan, his mother, and his siblings allowed into the U.S.?  Islamic terrorist activities make both Somalia and Pakistan high-risk countries, and all applicants for immigration to the U.S. should have gone through most rigorous screening.

While White House press secretary Josh Earnest kept reassuring reporters: “This vetting of refugee applicants involves collecting biometric info, doing in-person interviews, doing background checks, running their info through a variety of national security and international databases,” it became clear that it is enough to be “a Muslim refugee” to fit into Obama’s plan to resettle the U.S. with Muslims.

And, truth be told, it seems that Christian refugees are not as likely to be admitted, why?

But the numbers tell a different story: The United States has accepted 10,801 Syrian refugees, of whom 56 are Christian. Not 56 percent; 56 total, out of 10,801. That is to say, one-half of 1 percent.

Somewhere between a half million and a million Syrian Christians have fled Syria, and the United States has accepted 56. Why?

“This is de facto discrimination and a gross injustice,” Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, told Fox News. Fox notes another theory: The United States takes refugee referrals from the U.N. refugee camps in Jordan, and there are no Christians there.

Again, one of the most essential duties of government IS to protect its citizens, and to control immigration. It is not an easy job, especially when so many in governments across the West seem incapable of common sense. Again, Prince Charles, where is your outrage for Maria Ladenburger?

The brutal rape and murder of a 19-year-old German woman, Maria Ladenburger, apparently by Afghan migrant who claims to be 17 years old, seems to have been the last nail in the coffin of Merkel’s open-door migrant policy, which she had promised to not to let go even after extreme opposition from within her own party’s leadership.

Ladenburger had been a medical student volunteering at a migrant housing facility. Her murderer had reportedly seen her in the shelter. The incident set off shockwaves not only in the Germany but also across Europe, especially after promises by Germany’s interior ministry to deport as many Afghan citizens as possible after failing to confirm any credible claims for asylum.

In the meanwhile, authorities in Berlin last weekend announced the arrest of an Afghan citizen who was actively involved in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, while living part-time in Germany.

German police a few weeks back also launched an operation against a Salafist group in the country, whose members were brainwashing Muslim youths, mostly in Germany, to get jihadist training and join the Islamic State’s battle against the world in Syria and Iraq.

The Salafist organization had registered itself as a social work entity under the cover of distributing the Quran in markets and public places, and claiming to be bridging the gap between the West and Islam.

One suspect was arrested in Aschaffenburg and another was detained in Mannheim, on the allegation of plotting an Islamically motivated attack on a public place.

This recent shift in strategy is also a lesson that the West has learnt a bit too late, despite having experienced similar assaults not that long ago by the Nazis, Mussolini, Lenin, Stalin as well as terror organizations such as Baader Meinhof, al-Shebaab, ETA, the Red Brigades, Hamas, Al Qaeda, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, to name just a few.

Since the unprecedented terror attacks in France, Belgium and Germany, citizens across the Europe have been living in constant fear. They seem to be sick and tired of the Muslim extremists; children might be in danger on their way to school, and shopping takes place under the protection of soldiers.

Outrage you say Prince Charles? Or is it Selective Outrage?

Remember that Liberal Inclusion does not include you!

The impossibility of parodying the Left grows each day it seems. Even in our wildest dreams, we simply cannot be as KRAZY as they are!

The educratic pontiffs of political correctness have spoken. Inclusiveness now requires excluding Santa Claus:

Officials in a taxpayer-funded suburban Portland school district have banned Santa Claus — and, it seems, any trace of the celebration of Christmas — because “images and artifacts” “like Santa Claus” create insufficiently “inclusive and welcoming spaces.”

The Hillsboro, Oregon school district is the home of the ban on Santa and Christmas, reports Portland NBC affiliate KGW.

Hillsboro school district human resources director Kona Lew-Williams sent a memo to school employees alleging that one or more people “have shared concerns about not feeling welcome at the Administration Center due to the images and artifacts present in our spaces.”

One or more people “have shared concern”? Wanna bet it is one? One loud mouth bully who the school should have told to get the heck over themselves. But, of course you are still free not free to be part of the inclusion

“You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus,” the human resources director pontificates.

And what of being sensitive to those who celebrate Christmas? Should,’ inclusion be, dare I say inclusive? There is good news though. It seems the weasels have retreated once exposed

“We were NOT banning Santa, nor were we going to be the ‘decorations police’ and scold people if they happened to have decorations up that might be too Christmas-y,” Graser said, “unless they were totally over the top.”

See how easily these bullies are thwarted. 

 

So now police protecting people is, wait for it, RAAAAACIST!!

That rumbling sound you hear is George Washington rolling in the ground Dave Blount sums it up

This is what happens when children reach physical if not mental adulthood without ever receiving needed spankings or even hearing the word “no”:

I would argue that this is also a glaring sign of how detached from reality and critical thinking these students are

Protesting students at George Washington University say forcing them to be protected by campus police is akin to an “act of violence” — because police officers support Donald Trump.

So, all police voted from Trump? And because an officer supported Trump they are likely to hurt people? This is what happens when you teach kids that hating people who vote or think differently than they do is acceptable.

The students have demanded campus leaders direct money to several diversity programs to rectify the situation, one of several demands lodged with administrators recently as left-leaning students at the private, Washington D.C.-based university reel from Trump’s election.

Ah yes, these little Stalinist starter kits have “demands”. Let’s have a peek at said demands

“The university must re-channel its resources and money to its fundamental requirement: to protect its students,” the demand letter reads. “This safety must not depend on the University’s police. The Fraternal Order of Police, the largest police union in the United States, has formally endorsed President-Elect Donald Trump. The FOP includes over 10,000 members in Washington D.C., many of which have jurisdiction over GW’s campus. Placing us in these officers’ care is an act of violence, especially for Black students.”

I wonder what would happen if one of these miscreants little snots were to call police and the police said “hey, tough luck. We do not want to victimize you.” Wanna bet the students would be irate that the police did not do their job? Of course, 99% of these officers would respond and help the endangered student no matter of their politics. In other words, the police would be what these students are not. TOLERANT! And speaking of being intolerant bigots, which is what these students are, look at some of their other demands.

The school must always assert itself on the side of students of color

Is this not racist? To assume guilt for students who are “not of color”. Would this not mean no legal resource or any ability for a redress of grievances for White students?

GWU cannot harbor “structural Islamophobia”or interfere with Muslim students’ attire.

In other words Muslims would get special privileges to scream Islamophobia at the drop of a hat, a hat they would most likely be dropping

GWU must “increase the acceptance of Palestinian international students to prevent their genocide at the hands of Israel”

Sure, because Israel, which actually practices honoring freedom of religion and actual tolerance, and which treats women as equals is evil to the Left

Sexual assault claims must always be believed

Oops, there goes innocent until proven guilty, another American value trashed by the Left.

Leftism is an Ideology for the intolerant

And by intolerant, I mean they wish to grind to dust anything they deem offensive, you know, really bad stuff, like hoop skirts

Previous Rule 5 subject Blake Lively Surrenders To Gawker, Agrees To Delete Her Lifestyle And Fashion Site

In an interview with Vogue published today, actress and model Blake Lively revealed that she will be deleting her lifestyle site Preserve on October 9. The site has been decried again andagain for celebrating antebellum fashion and decor, and it seems like the criticism has pushed her to shuttering the site just a year after its launch.

Lively’s announcement has already spurred an article with this gleefulheadline from Gawker (emphasis added): “Blake Lively Finally Deletes Her Antebellum-Obsessed Lifestyle Site Preserve.” Gawker‘s triumphant tone on the news of Preserve‘s demise follows a year-long string of stories skewering Lively for — gasp — praising Southern culture.

Man, you can’t have that. You might start thinking southern folk are human or something, and you might have to grant them the right to think, speak, and maybe even vote. Who knows where that might lead?

Last fall, Lively’s site featured a fall fashion photo spread called “Allure of Antebellum.” Naturally, there was a social media firestorm, saying that the site glorified slavery and oppression.

Alongside photos of a woman dressed in clothes available for purchase on the site ran the following text:

“The term Southern Belle came to fruition during the Antebellum period (prior to the Civil War), acknowledging women with an inherent social distinction who set the standards for style and appearance. These women epitomized Southern hospitality with a cultivation of beauty and grace, but even more with a captivating and magnetic sensibility… While at times depicted as coy, these belles of the ball, in actuality could command attention with the ease of a hummingbird relishing a pastoral bloom.”

Keep in mind folks, nothing Lively is doing praises, or condones slavery, all her site is about is fashion, and lifestyle, not politics, not any endorsement of anything evil, or wrong. Yet this woman has been ravaged by the radical vermin of the Left. I wish I could say something to Blake Lively to stop her deleting this site. As Fritz explains, we MUST not surrender one inch to these Totalitarians

The reason that SJWs keep pushing such ridiculous shit is because it works. Each incremental attack on American culture as it exists is a win for them. We must resist at all costs.

Amen!