Posted tagged ‘Political correctness’

Socialism, Media Mischief and PC Nonsense: Some Short Videos

July 28, 2017

 

Students Love Socialism But Can’t Define It. 

At campusreform.org.

When I watched this it reminded me of how I thought when I was in high school. Thank God I didn’t go to college or my shallow thinking about socialism would have been pounded into my brain for the rest of my life. I started working right out of high school. Working in the real world helped me figured out the economic reality about socialism. Socialism sounds good but it doesn’t work.

 

Dream Machine On The Greg Gutfeld Show 7/15/17

Doris and Matthew Melton, members of the band Dream Machine, talk with Greg Gutfeld about how they were dropped from their record label for not being PC. Doris is from Bosnia. She has a deep appreciation for the freedoms we enjoy in America. We need this kind of common sense thinking in Washington D.C.

 

John McEnroe On Serena Williams: A Media Meltdown.

By Christina Hoff Summers, The Factual Feminist, at American Enterprise Institute.

I was going to post something about this when it happened a few weeks ago. This is an example of fake news trying to create Mt. Everest out of a mole hill (not even a mole hill, out of nothing). The Factual Feminist does a better job of addressing this issue than I could have done.

 

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Fake Headlines

February 3, 2017

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The headline of a news story is supposed to summarize what the news story is about. It is also supposed to make the reader curious to read the rest of the story. Unfortunately fake headlines have a different purpose. Fake headlines try to portray an ideological message, without the reader reading the rest of the article.

Headlines can and are used as propaganda.

Two days ago, Milo Yiannopoulous went to UC Berkeley to give a speech. Protesters forced him to cancel. Here are a few headlines from media outlets about the incident.

Protesters Force UC Berkeley To Cancel Far-Right Speaker’s Speech, at reuters.com.

Speech by Right-Wing Commentator Milo Yiannopoulous At Berkeley Canceled After Protest, at fox5sandiego.com.

Violent Protesters Block Berkeley Talk By Breitbart Editor, abcnews.go.com

Berkeley Cancels Milo Yiannopoulous Speech, And Donald Trump Tweets Outrage, nytimes.com.

The Real Headline.

First Amendment Rioters Bully Gay Conservative Commentator To Cancel His Speech At UC Berkeley.

Does this headline portray a different story?

The protesters wanted to exercise their free speech rights. The protest turned into a riot. The commentator was bullied into canceling the speech out of fear for his safety. The speaker was a Gay man. He was also an ideological conservative/libertarian.

I Have Some Questions

Was the original protest, which I have no problem with as long as it was peaceful, infiltrated by paid for professional rioters?

Were these rioters dressed in the black hooded sweatshirts part of the original protest?

Why weren’t the protesters confined to the place on campus that is designated as a free speech zone?

Do they have a free speech zone at Berkeley like other universities have?

Why didn’t any of the stories mention that Milo was gay?

Doesn’t being gay mean you are part of an identity group and can never be criticized?

Or does being a conservative and not politically correct trump your status as a gay person?

 

This is all very confusing. Will the left please write down the order of importance of the identity groups they’ve made up. I’m having a hard time knowing which group is more equal.

I know one thing for sure. If you don’t have a progressive left ideology, you are not considered a member of one of their identity groups. It is all about ideology, nothing else.

 

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Social Justice Warriors Feel The Micro (Macro) Aggression Of Steven Crowder

April 29, 2016

At an event at UMass College called, “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far”, Steven Crowder was called on to give his opening statement after the speakers were shouted down by Social Justice Warriors.

Enjoy!

 

From the video: “…your head pops off the pillow in the morning with “oh, how can I be a professional victim today”. Let me go in and screw with their act just because your parents didn’t tell you your opinion wasn’t worth that much. Look..there confused. Why? Because I’m not your gender studies professor who has to cater to your trigger warning, micro-aggression, safe space Bull S*#t….”

It is our fault that there are Social Justice Warriors because, as Crowder said, we haven’t told them their opinion isn’t worth that much.

 

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Political Correctness Produces Pusillanimous People

February 24, 2016

Pusillanimous means exactly what you think it means. Decades of political correctness has produced people who can’t handle anything that challenges their vision of the world, makes them feel uncomfortable, or offends them. What the standard is for these “offenses” isn’t defined. I guess each person is the arbiter of whether he is offended. They don’t know how to compete in the arena of ideas, because they have been protected since birth from anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. People like me have no problem throwing down with someone who wants to challenge our thinking, because we have been battling the Marxist socialist ideas of the political, academic, cultural, and media class ever since we can remember.

Whoever has protected these people from conflict has created emotional cripples. I think the push back against political correctness is just beginning. Trump is popular because of his political incorrectness. We should not be afraid of being politically incorrect. Put another way we should not be afraid of stating the truth.

Here are two videos from Prager University. One shows the insanity of political correctness. The other talks about how I was raised.

A PROGRESSIVES GUIDE TO POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

STICKS AND STONES

 

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Must Reads For The Week 1/9/16

January 9, 2016

GOVERNMENT COUNTERFEITING, ALTHOUGH LEGAL, IS STILL THEFT

Keynesian Economics 101, (In Four Simple Lessons), at zerohedge.com. Print and spend money to stimulate the economy.

The Government Must Stop Printing Phoney Money, by Richard Ebeling, at epictimes.com. This is an in-depth article about the Government electronically printing counterfeit money. Trying to take away the States monopoly on money printing through the political process is a daunting task. Put your thinking cap on for this one.

The Rise Of Independent (non-state) Crypto-Currencies, by Charles Hugh Smith, at oftwominds.com. This is how the States money printing monopoly will be taken down. When I first heard of Bitcoin, my first thought was Bitcoin, or some other crypto-currency, could lead to money being restored as a product of the free market. The States monopoly of money printing could be broken just like the taxi cartels monopoly was broken by an app on a phone (Uber).

Are We Headed For Another Bust?, by Frank Shostak, at mises.org. The Feds intervention in the free market by its policy of below market interest rates and electronically printing counterfeit money will eventually be corrected by economic forces that are always in play. The bust is correcting the Fed induced boom.

GRAB YOUR GUNS!

The Constitution, The President, And Guns, by Andrew P. Nepolitano, at creators.com. The opposition party hasn’t stood up to the power grabs by our President over the last 7 years. Why would anyone think the Presidents last year in office won’t be like the last 7 years on steroids?

Obama’s Gun Control Order: Dictatorial And It Won’t Work, by John Lott, at nationalreview.com. I’d have more respect for the President if he would just come out and say he wants to repeal the second amendment.

Chart Of The Day: More Guns Less Gun Violence Between 1993 And 2013, by Mark J. Perry, at carpediemblog. Data shows that gun violence has gone down as firearm ownership has increased. Causation or correlation?

Showman And Chief, by Thomas Sowell, at jewishworldreview.com. Thomas Sowell looks at the political theater of the Presidents press conference concerning gun control.

President Obama Tears Up While Discussing His Action To Curb Gun Violence. If you read the article by Thomas Sowell above: you have to ask yourself if the tears are real or just part of the show?

Just remember the Presidents standard operating proceedure: “You Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste“.

JUST FOR LAUGHS

Hillary Can’t Explain The Difference Between Democrats And Socialists.

Let me see if I can help. A Democrat is a socialist who won’t admit it. She said she’s a “progressive” Democrat. A progressive Democrat, or a progressive Republican, is socialist central planner.

Dexter Manley Has Some Thoughts About Black Quarterbacks.

A couple of observations.  1) Watch the white guy in the video. He knows this is funny but he tries to hide his laughter by putting his head down. 2) Dexter Manley apologized for saying this. Are we so worried about offending people that we can’t even make jokes about ourselves or laugh at jokes like these. Isn’t it about time to drive a stake through the heart of political correctness?

 

 

 

 

 

Political Correctness, A Civil Society, And The Rule Of Law

November 10, 2015

In my previous post we talked about how political correctness produces petulant people. Here is an example of what we talked about. In this video a person from the media is taking pictures of the protests at the University of Missouri. The students, and what appear to be adults, don’t like him being there. The interaction between the reporter and the people in the crowd is instructive in understanding the mentality of the crowd. I see two different kinds of people in the crowd. Some are acting like children, and others are acting like union guys on a picket line trying to intimidate a scab laborer.

It’s impossible to reason with ignorant children because there is no starting point on which to agree. And the only way to deal with bullies is to stand up to their intimidation. Unfortunately you can’t educate ignorance if the ignorant don’t want to be educated, and standing up to bullies can ultimately lead to a physical confrontation.

The reporter in the video shows us how difficult it is to educate ignorance and stand up to bullies. I tip my hat to his courage. Here is what he says to an ignorant lady who won’t listen, “Ma’am , ok ma’am, the first amendment, ma’am, ma’am, Don’t yell at me ma’am. The first amendment protects your right to be here, and mine.” Of course she didn’t hear him or wouldn’t listen to what he said.

Then the union like bullies try to intimidate him, and when he doesn’t back down they push a little harder.

Make sure you watch the last 20 seconds of the video to see how an “adult” acts when a different reporter tells her he doesn’t have to move. She says, “You need to get out, you need to get out, you need to get out, you need to get out.” Doesn’t that sound like a child repeating I want my mommy, I want my mommy, I want my mommy. Then she yells to the crowd, “Hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here. I need some muscle over here.” She showed she was childish and a bully.

CIVILIZED SOCIETY AND THE RULE OF LAW.

A civilized society can only function when there are behavioral standards that are accepted by a majority of its members. These standards are not top down rules from government, like the PC crowd wants to impose on people. These behavioral standards (how we treat each others), are passed down from previous generations. These societal norms evolved spontaneously over time because acting a certain way produced more cooperation and less conflict.

The break down of the rule of law is causing what we are seeing happen from Baltimore to the University of Missouri. If the rule of law is defined as “general rules, known in advance, and applying to the rulers as well as the ruled”. Than the breakdown of the rule of law is caused by government making laws that are micro managing, so numerous we can’t possibly know them in advance, and not applying to the rulers, only to the ruled.

As more rules are passed, Government power grows. As this power increases, individuals outside of government, begin to see opportunities to lobby bureaucrats and politicians to achieve their goals.

It’s not just the PC crowd who want to use government to push an agenda. People from crony capitalists, to environmental crazies, are trying to use the power of government law making to force others to comply with their ideas.

What we are seeing is the correction for giving the government too much power. The best possible solutions for most of our problems, or perceived problems, are not found in one size fits all decisions by third party Government bureaucrats and politicians. The best possible solutions to problems are revealed when individuals voluntarily cooperate. We have traveled so far down this road that I fear the correction will have a high cost in strife between people. I hope I’m wrong.

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Political Correctness Produces Petulant People

November 10, 2015

I think political correctness has been tolerated for decades by most people because they saw it as a petty annoyance.  But I think the tide is turning against it. There is always a degree of nonsense that an individual is willing to put up with because the cost of dealing with it isn’t worth the effort. But there is a limit, and each individual decides what his level of tolerance is. Once enough individuals decide they aren’t putting up with it anymore, look out. I think the unapologetic political incorrectness of Donald Trump has bolstered the confidence of many individuals to fight back. The GOP outsiders running for president have all taken shots at the gate keepers of political correctness, aka the main stream media. When individuals on the margin see enough people getting praised and not destroyed for fighting back, they will jump in the fray because the new cost of fighting isn’t as high as it was. When thinking about political correctness everyone should remember these two things 1) nobody has a right to not be offended and 2) another persons free speech stops at your ear. Or as my mother told me, sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. When you shelter children from reality, you produce unrealistic children.

Here is an article titled, Yale University Students In Uproar Over Halloween Costumes. The student in the video is acting like a child. And we all know it is impossible to reason with a child. Children want their bottles NOW!

There is also a video of Bill Mahr talking about how political correctness is even ruining Halloween, which he says is the only day, out of 365 days a year, we are allowed to be politically incorrect.

Professor Gives Non PC Greeting To His Classes.

Criminology professor Mike Adams, of UNC Wilmington, takes dead aim at political correctness in this speech given to all his classes. This is music to my ears.

“Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country. I am talking about the growing minority of students who believe they have a right to be free from being offended. If we don’t reverse this dangerous trend in our society there will soon be a majority of young people who will need to walk around in plastic bubble suits to protect them in the event that they come into contact with a dissenting viewpoint. That mentality is unworthy of an American. It’s hardly worthy of a Frenchman.”

“Let’s get something straight right now. You have no right to be unoffended. You have a right to be offended with regularity. It is the price you pay for living in a free society. If you don’t understand that you are confused and dangerously so. In part, I blame your high school teachers for failing to teach you basic civics before you got your diploma. Most of you went to the public high schools, which are a disaster. Don’t tell me that offended you. I went to a public high school.”

“Of course, your high school might not be the problem. It is entirely possible that the main reason why so many of you are confused about free speech is that piece of paper hanging on the wall right over there. Please turn your attention to that ridiculous document that is framed and hanging by the door. In fact, take a few minutes to read it before you leave class today. It is our campus speech code. It specifically says that there is a requirement that everyone must only engage in discourse that is “respectful.” That assertion is as ludicrous as it is illegal. I plan to have that thing ripped down from every classroom on campus before I retire.

“One of my grandfathers served in World War I. My step-grandfather served in World War II. My sixth great grandfather enlisted in the American Revolution when he was only thirteen. These great men did not fight so we could simply relinquish our rights to the enemy within our borders. That enemy is the Marxists who run our public universities. If you are a Marxist and I just offended you, well, that’s tough. I guess they don’t make communists like they used to.

“Unbelievably, a student once complained to the Department chairwoman that my mention of God and a Creator was a violation of Separation of Church and State. Let me be as clear as I possibly can: If any of you actually think that my decision to paraphrase the Declaration of Independence in the course syllabus is unconstitutional then you suffer from severe intellectual hernia.”

“Indeed, it takes hard work to become stupid enough to think the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional. If you agree with the student who made that complaint then you are probably just an anti-religious zealot. Therefore, I am going to ask you to do exactly three things and do them in the exact order that I specify.”

“First, get out of my class. You can fill out the drop slip over at James Hall. Just tell them you don’t believe in true diversity and you want to be surrounded by people who agree with your twisted interpretation of the Constitution simply because they are the kind of people who will protect you from having your beliefs challenged or your feelings hurt.”

“Second, withdraw from the university. If you find that you are actually relieved because you will no longer be in a class where your beliefs might be challenged then you aren’t ready for college. Go get a job building houses so you can work with some illegal aliens who will help you gain a better appreciation of what this country has to offer.”

“Finally, if this doesn’t work then I would simply ask you to get the hell out of the country. The ever-growing thinned-skinned minority you have joined is simply ruining life in this once-great nation. Please move to some place like Cuba where you can enjoy the company of communists and get excellent health care. Just hop on a leaky boat and start paddling your way towards utopia. You will not be missed.”

 

More About Professor Adams.

Professor Adams won a seven year legal battle against his administration when they denied him a promotion based on his Christian views. In this article, UNC’s Mike Adams Is Back, Trolling Abortion Activists Who Suppress Free Speech, he has some fun at the free speech haters expense. If you want to laugh just read the article, it’s a classic.