Tweens and Sharia Law

     Public schools have increasingly become vectors for teaching Islamic doctrine—not just about Islam, but proactively proselytizing the faith… despite the entire “separation of church and state” thing (but apparently not the separation of Mosque and State)…

     Now, middle school students are being taught Sharia law in a not-so-balanced way:

“The worksheet, assigned to seventh-graders at Highland Hills Middle School, presents a passage written by a fictional 20-year-old Saudi woman named Ahlima, who feels ‘very fortunate’ to live under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. She writes about how she will soon become a man’s second wife and explains her modest dress: ‘I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.’

“‘That document by itself, it’s almost propaganda,’ […] ‘If you read that, you would think everything’s wonderful in that world.'”

     Just how “very fortunate” was this woman who was beheaded in the middle of a Saudi Arabian street?

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Germany Goes Clockwork Orange

     Shot:

” A TERRORIST sympathiser was among known criminals hired as security guards in Cologne on New Year’s Eve to prevent a repeat of the previous year’s outbreak of sexual assaults by migrant mobs.

“…

“The astonishing lapse is highlighted in an internal police report presented to the North Rhine-Westphalia state parliament Internal State Minister Ralf Jaeger.

“The heavily redacted report revealed: ‘Three security guards were flagged in the list of security personnel for New Year’s Eve, two of whom are criminal biker gang members wanted by arrest warrants and one man who is said to be part of an Islamic terrorist environment.'”

     Chaser:

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News of the Week (January 22nd, 2017)

 

News of the Week for January 2222, 2017


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Obama, Just Go Away

     A bit over eight years ago, a majority of American voters were entranced by an allegedly post-racial, and factually post-male, Barack Obama. Eight years later, America thoroughly rejected everything Obama stood for and the Democrat Party that prostituted themselves for him… well, prostituted themselves more vigorously than usual.

     Today, we finally say GTFO to Obama. Frankly, few sane people care if he’ll continue to delude himself with visions of his own glamour, of if he’ll more openly act like the petulant man-child that he is.

     To put it bluntly, Barack Obama, don’t go away mad… JUST GO AWAY.

Seriously, GET OUT!

With that out of the way… time to celebrate!

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Quick Takes – The War on “Man”: The Word “Man”; The Comments of “Man”; The Existence of “Man”

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: Man, oh Man (but not in that way you cis-het perv)!

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Despite the fact that the word “man” was gender-neutral in Old English, with the word “woman” being a continuation of “female person” while “male person” lost any distinction, the war on the word “man” continues in all depths of pure DERP:

“Instead of ‘man and wife’ use spouses or partners. Switch out ‘man made’ with artificial, handmade or manufactured. Don’t use the verb ‘to man,’ as in to work something, instead use to operate or to staff. Throw out workmanlike and replace it with skillful.

“The memo goes on to list a variety of occupations that typically include the word ‘man’ in them and offers replacements: business person instead of businessman, firefighter instead of fireman, ancestors instead of forefathers, and so on.”

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Salon, the Alt-Right, and Conservatism

     The pseudo-amateur webzine Salon tries to wrap around the entire Conservatives vs. Alt-Right question, and invariably gets it wrong, in large part by projecting it’s own ideological framework. They blame the rise of the Alt-Right on conservatives being too ideological and failing due to too high of an ideological purity standard:

“What drives these continual metamorphoses of perception is that for the past 50 years, conservatives have been running on economic and fiscal platforms that are literally impossible to enact. While they have had some opportunities to enact their policy preferences regarding gun rights, taxes and foreign policy, the larger goals favored by the American right have never come to fruition.”

     Salon, as does the Alt-Right, conflates policy positions by various and sundry conservatives (and pseudo-conservatives, with the ideological basis for conservatism. Conservatism, at its root in the Anglospheric vein, is not an invented ideology that mandates certain specific policies be enacted; it is the broader basis from which good policies arise.

     Indeed, there is much diversity in actual policy proposals. The “Flat Tax” vs. “Fair Tax” debate is one of them. Neither is, strictly speaking, axiomatic “conservative” position. What makes the proposals conservative is that they are derived from the same moral and belief system that the government shouldn’t pick winners and losers, but rather have as little impact on people’s lives within the bounds that society is conducive towards that freedom.

     This is not to say that there aren’t calls for conservative litmus tests, but such calls are not so much a question of insuring purity according to some per-conceived ideology, but it standing against those politicians who actively help the Left fundamentally transform America, or at the very least do not advance against said transformation when a solid opportunity arises to change things for the better.

     Of course, Salon blames this ideological purity quest on conservatives losing due to their being increasingly ideologically narrow and limited in acceptability:

“Instead of adjusting their policy views to more closely track the public’s wants and needs, the conservative elite’s impulse has been to blame ‘the Republican Establishment,’ relying on the patently false pretense that the GOP’s structures of power in Washington are dominated by centrists like Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

“Conservative leaders tell their followers that these mythical Republican moderates are the true reason the federal budget hasn’t been slashed and burned. But the truth of the matter is that Republican voters, as Donald Trump proved irrefutably in this year’s GOP primaries, don’t particularly care for warmed-over bromides from Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged.’

“This downward purity spiral has made it difficult for Republicans to pursue their national policy goals. It has also virtually wrecked several conservative-dominated states like Kansas and Louisiana, where dramatic tax and spending cuts have yielded dire economic busts instead of booms. It’s has also meant that GOP nominees have won the national popular vote only once in the last seven presidential elections.”

     This, of course, is a silly line of reasoning. The Left did not achieve what they did by eschewing ideological goals, but by moving stepwise and “boiling the frog“. Conservatives do not have the luxury of the method, in large part because many of the politicians who claim to “conservative” tend to support moving America to the Left or at least seem not to interested in stopping it. It is this betrayal, perceived or real, that drives many conservatives to demand that politicians explicitly state “true conservative” positions and even to demand they push them when not elect orally feasible. While it has been damaging for conservatives, such effect is due to the circumstances rather than some deep-seated ideology of absolute purity.

     It is not because of an ideological drive to mould America into some desired form or function—for that is the modus operandi of both the Left and of libertarians —that drives conservatives, but a reaction to betrayal and weakness. It is a difference between intelligent design of society and the state via ideologically driven policy by the sundry Left and/or libertarians (as well as the Alt-Right), and an evolutionary approach whereby a free and virtuous society will lead to good policy, with policy goals being the perceived good policy thence derived.

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Abortion Wrongthink Verboten

     Funny how those who claim to support a “woman’s right to choose” are the ones who are most ardent on silencing voices that don’t wholeheartedly agree…

     In a Canadian school, a teacher was fired for stating he personally did not support abortion, even though it was protected by the law.

“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.

“For example, he told them, many people might roll through a stop sign on a deserted country road, deeming it morally acceptable, even if unlawful.

“In other words, he said, in a pluralistic democracy, there’s often “a difference between people’s private morality and the law.

“‘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.’

“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.”

     Punishing any wrongthink concerning abortion goes even further in France, where a commercial from Project Rachel, a “compassionate pro-life project that aids women overcome the grief and guilt some experience from having had an abortion” was banned.

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Obama Awards Himself A Participation Trophy

     With even the Nobel committee regretting giving Obama an award, Obama, after eight long years of proving to the world just what he truly is, has now had to settle for a participation trophy… which he has awarded himself:

“The president was also honored at a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a short drive from the White House.

“…

“Prior to his remarks, Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented Obama with the Medal of Distinguished Public Service as a token of appreciation for his service as commander in chief.”

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News of the Week (January 15th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for January 15th, 2017


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The Resistance: Because Once Again Dissent Is Considered Patriotic

     When George W. Bush was President, dissent was the highest for of Patriotism. After Barack Obama was elected, dissent quickly became not only treasonous, but also racist. Now that the President will soon again be affiliated with the doubleplusungood Republicans, not only is dissent patriotic again, but outright “resistance” is praised by all the Leftist virtue signalers out there.

“Even though the election was over a month ago, and Hillary Clinton will never be president, the lib/prog sense of outragey outrage has not subsided. In fact, it’s even greater now than it was originally. So much so that there’s been some loose talk on the left of ‘resistance’ ( *snort* ) and even “revolution” ( *guffaw* ), which raises some obvious questions about how they intend to pull off an armed revolution. After all, the military is in the hands of those the liberals consider to be their enemies. Also, U.S. armed forces tend to skew conservative, so a military intervention or coup would be a non-starter. And then there’s the pesky fact that the overwhelming majority of private gun owners undoubtedly voted for Trump.

“So, obviously, the progressive plan for ‘resistance’ (excuse me, #TheResistance) has not been well thought out. I think it consists mainly of Keith Olbermann shouting at the wall from his basement redoubt at GQ Magazine.”

     This insanity not only validates those who reluctently voted for Trump, but helps bring many of the #NeverTrump crowd over to at least be willing to work with Trump. As the veritable David Burge noted:

     Or, to put it in a more blunt, and meme-friendly way:

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