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: Hypocritical Hypocrites who Hypocricize.
For those who are old enough, the PMRC (Parents Musical Resource Center) was the ultimate example of censorship and the reign of the thought police. The reason? The small content warning sticker was thought to be just the beginning of something far more sinister. Now-a-days, though, censorship of is all the new hotness among the yutes!
“So, Millennials, I have to ask: What the hell happened to you people? We didn’t want warning labels when we were kids, and you’re demanding them as adults?
“You’re out campaigning to have warning labels put not on Slayer albums but on Finnegan’s Wake and A Prayer for Owen Meany, because you’re afraid that after a lifetime of wearing pedestrian helmets your soft little butts are going to get kicked by a poem? I know, you grew up with drinking water full of estrogen and trips to self-esteem camp, but, for Pete’s sake. I can’t imagine what it is like to be one of you people, but I assume that spending New Year’s Eve on Times Square would capture exactly one-half of the experience.”
It wasn’t the goals of the PMRC that the so-called free speech advocates opposed, just who the targets were…
South Carolina has given “Social Justice Warriors” the vapors by cutting funding for the “Center for Women’s and Gender Studies” which ran classes about how to turn a woman lesbian in 10 days… and:
“allotting the discussed funds toward teaching the provisions and principles of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers, as well as “the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals.
“The move puts South Carolina colleges back in compliance with a 90-year-old state law which requires colleges to teach students a year’s worth of courses on the nation’s founding documents.”
To those who are whining about how this violates the autonomy of a government college, it must be asked: Is forcing draconian Title IX requirements and other such Federal mandates also totes uncool, or does academic “freedom” only apply to the Politically Correct?
Nixon had articles of impeachment drawn against him for the shenanigans of the IRS against political opponents. He was also accused of erasing potentially incriminating evidence against him with the infamous “18 minutes” of erased tape.
Obama seems to try to trump that. Not only has the IRS targeted political opponents, but potentially incriminating e-mails seem to have conveniently been lost:
“The IRS recently informed Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.
“E-mails uncovered by the committee last week showed that, in preparation for her meeting with the Department of Justice, Lerner and one of her advisers transmitted 1.1 million pages of data on nonprofit groups, including confidential taxpayer information, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, potentially in violation of federal law.”
Of course, Nixon was a Republican (a big-government squish, but at least anti-Communist to some degree), which is why the news media attacked him. Obama, in contrast, has the lapdog news media to protect him from that silly rule of law…