The Coming California Water Crisis

     Even if you live in California and know of the mostly government-created water crisis there, you probably don’t know just how bad it is and likely will become.

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Georgia vs. Critical Race Theory

     Another state is taking up the fight against Critical Race Theory, this time being the state of Georgia. The main operative part of HB 888 reads as follows:

(b) No state agency, local board of education, or public elementary or secondary school administrator, teacher, or other personnel shall compel any individual to affirm, adopt, adhere to, profess, or promote concepts in violation of Title IV and Title VI of the federal

Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972, Code Section 20-2-131, and Code Section 20-2-315, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) That individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin are inherently superior or inferior;

(2) That individuals should be adversely or advantageously treated on the basis of their race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin;

(3) That individuals, by virtue of their race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin bear collective guilt and are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin;

(4) That governing systems or programs which were designed to identify, select, or promote participants on the basis of merit or work ethic are discriminatory or were created by members of a particular race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin to oppress members of another race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin;

(5) That any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin;

(6) That an individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin; and

(7) That the United States is a systemically racist country.

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The Damage Of Puberty Blockers

     Puberty blockers are being increasingly pushed and used on children as a matter of course under the idea that puberty will just be paused for a while, and that the children can then decide to transition via cross-sex hormones if their transgenderism persists. That they can not become the opposite sex is science. But the idea that all that is happening is that puberty is “put on pause” and that they can just start it up again without any consequences… is also a lie, and a potentially far more dangerous one because it is more believable to those who don’t know better. Thankfully there are those who highlight the lies and provide factual information to the contrary.

     It turns out that puberty blockers don’t allow the body to conform to a transgender child’s transgender brain, but actually change the brain chemistry so it becomes “transgender”, or at least makes the child more likely to persist in their beliefs.

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News of the Week (January 16th, 2021)

 

News of the Week for Jan. 16th, 2021


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Firing Line Friday: The Future Of States’ Rights

     In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.

     With the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress pushing to Federalize elections, let us look back when William F. Buckley, Jr. pondered the future of states’ rights, with guest Harry Golden.

     Until next Friday.

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Kendi-ism

     To fight against the mania of “anti-racism”, one needs to understand their pseudo-logic in order to deconstruct it.   The veritable Eve Keneinan does so in this thread.

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Quick Takes – Animals Are People Too: Animal Husbandry Is Rape; Sentient Insects; Non-Human Persons

     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: Doin’ like they do on the Discovery Channel.

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Every civilization and culture that has had domesticated animals has practiced animal husbandry, and had no problem with selectively breeding the tastiest critters or for the tastiest milk.. until now: Oregon wants to ban that and declare that breeding domestic livestock to be rape.

“People wrongly think of the animal-rights movement as a more energetic form of animal-welfare advocacy. It is not. Rather, animal-rights activists intend to eventually outlaw all ownership of animals, a project they recognize as multi-generational.

“Often, activists mask their actual intentions. But a proposed Oregon constitutional amendment, currently in the petition-signing stage, illustrates the extent of animal-rights radicalism.

“The proposed amendment would essentially criminalize many of the practices required to raise and slaughter food animals. First, it would remove current exemptions in the law for ‘good animal husbandry’ practices that protect ranchers and others from being charged with abuse for injuring an animal.

“…

“And here’s the real kicker. Breeding animals, other than through animal intercourse, would be considered a sexual offense, akin to bestiality:

   Section 6. ORS 167.333 is amended to read:

   (1) A person commits the crime of sexual assault of an animal if the person:

   (a) Touches or contacts, or causes an object or another person to touch or contact, the mouth, anus or sex organs of an animal or animal carcass for the purpose of:

   (A) [a]Arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of [a person] either party; or

   (B) Breeding domestic, livestock, and equine animals as defined in ORS 167.310; or

   (b) Causes an animal or animal carcass to touch or contact the mouth, anus or sex organs of a person for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of [a person] either party

“This provision would make artificial insemination of a cow a sexual offense because it involves touching that cow’s sex organs with the sperm-containing syringe! It would also prohibit the acts necessary to obtain bull sperm for that purpose.”

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Washington Governor Seeks To Punish Politicians Who Express Thoughtcrime

     Want to get elected and do some good in one of the three branches of government?   Better learn to shut up and only say what you are allowed to say when it comes to elections, if Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has any say to it.

“In a surprise announcement Thursday, the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he’s drafting legislation to make it a crime for elected officials and candidates for public office to make false statements about election outcomes with the goal of inciting lawlessness. Inslee said such a law could withstand free speech challenges and is necessary to guard against ongoing attacks on democracy.”

     Yes, this is an attack on democracy and the 1st Amendment.

     How can we say we are a democracy if certain viewpoints are prohibited from even being discussed amongst our elected representatives?

     How is prohibiting anyone from expressing their opinion on anything not an attack on the 1st Amendment?

     Yes, there is a Constitutional right of everyone, including politicians, to say things that other believe to be false.

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Indiana vs. Critical Race Theory

     Yet another state is taking measures to crush the cancer that is Critical Race Theory: Indiana.   A pair of bills have been introduced that goes further than many other states that have introduced legislation to deal with this poison.

     House Bill 1040 introduces what is now become model wording for anti-CRT legislation when it comes to schools.

Chapter 3. Prohibited Curriculum and Practices

Sec. 1. (a) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Indiana to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race or sex in the form of bias, stereotyping, scapegoating, classification, or categorical assignment of traits, morals, values, or characteristics based solely on race or sex. School corporations and qualified schools are prohibited from engaging in race based or sex based discriminatory acts by using methods described in subsection (b),which result in treating individuals differently on the basis of race or sex or in the creation of a hostile environment.

(b) A school corporation or qualified school may not include or promote the following concepts as part of a course, or allow teachers or other employees of the school corporation or qualified school to use supplemental instructional materials that include or promote the following concepts:

(1) One (1) race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.

(2) An individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, is inherently privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously.

(3) An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of the individual’s race or sex.

(4) Members of one (1) race or sex cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race or sex.

(5) An individual’s moral character is determined by the individual’s race or sex.

(6) An individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex,bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.

(7) An individual should feel discomfort, guilt, or anguish or another form of psychological distress solely because of the individual’s race or sex.

(8) Meritocracy or traits such as hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or designed by a particular race or sex to oppress members of another race or sex.

(9) Indiana or the United States was founded as a racist or sexist state or nation and is fundamentally or irredeemably racist or sexist.

     Senate Bill 167 goes further and strikes at the hearth of this woke vampire: The pedagogy under which teachers themselves are taught how to teach.

Chapter 13. Dignity and Nondiscrimination in Postsecondary Education

Sec. 1. (a) A teacher preparation program (as defined in IC 20-28-3-1) shall not include or promote the following concepts as part of a course of instruction or in a curriculum or instructional program, or allow faculty or other employees of the teacher preparation program, acting in their official capacity, to use supplemental instructional materials that include or promote the following concepts:

(1) Any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation is inherently superior or inferior to another sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(2) That an individual, by virtue of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.

(3) That an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of the individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(4) That members of any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation should not attempt to treat others without respect to sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(5) That an individual’s moral character is necessarily determined by the individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(6) That an individual, by virtue of the individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(7) That any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish responsibility, or any other form of psychological distress on account of the individual’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(8) That meritocracy or traits such as hard work ethic are racist or sexist, or were created by members of a particular sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation to oppress members of another sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(b) An administrator, or any other employee of any state agency (as defined in IC 4-13-1.4-2), or a teacher preparation program may not require an employee of the teacher preparation program to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of racial or sex stereotyping or blame on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

(c) Nothing in this chapter may be construed so as to exclude the teaching of historical injustices committed by or against any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, or political affiliation.

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The Word “Equity” Has Become Toxic

     The school board in Bozeman, Montana passed a policy to “eliminate achievement gaps and meet the individual needs of all students” which explicitly had the term “equity” removed because of its connection to Critical Race Theory…

“Trustee Lisa Weaver said the policy was succinct and clear without using “extraneous words that have become divisive” and she was grateful for the work that had been done on it since it was originally introduced.

“‘The people who are supporting the removal of the equity language are not supporting racism,’ Weaver said.

“In mid-June, the policy went through first reading and board discussion without much fanfare. At the June 28 board meeting, the policy revisions were tabled after dozens of people raised concerns with the word equity and what they said were connections to critical race theory.”

     Increasingly parents have noticed that “equity” is a euphemism for racialist indoctrination.

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