Book burning used to be considered a sign of fascism and oppression, but recently it has become a necessary virtue signal for “anti-racist” wokeness. So of courseCanada has to join in.
“The ‘flame purification’ ceremony, first reported by Radio Canada, was held in 2019 by the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence, which oversees elementary and secondary schools in southwestern Ontario. Some 30 books, the national broadcaster reported, were burned for ‘educational purposes’ and then the ashes were used as fertilizer to plant a tree.
“‘We bury the ashes of racism, discrimination and stereotypes in the hope that we will grow up in an inclusive country where all can live in prosperity and security,’ says a video prepared for students about the book burning, Radio Canada reported.
“In total, more than 4,700 books were removed from library shelves at 30 schools across the school board, and they have since been destroyed or are in the process of being recycled, Radio Canada reported.”
Australia was first settled by the British to serve as a penal colony. Now it looks like Australia is embracing its heritage. Not happy enough with proposing to abolish online anonymity in this panopticon of a prison, Australia is testing a new quarantine app.
“‘The government of South Australia, one of the country’s six states, developed and is now testing an app as Orwellian as any in the free world to enforce its quarantine rules.
“‘People in South Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The state will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 minutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person. ‘We don’t tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes,’ Premier Steven Marshall explained. “I think every South Australian should feel pretty proud that we are the national pilot for the home-based quarantine app,”’ Friedersdorf added.”
Ironically, South Australia was an Australian state that wasn’t founded as a penal colony, yet has a premier who says people should thank the government for forcing a quarantine app on them. And what happens when the government catches people not adhering to these draconian rules? Fine them, ration their alcohol, and even joke about gassing people do death… unless you are LGBTQ&c. apparently.
Twenty years ago today, America was attacked. Instead of focusing in on America leaving Afghanistan, let us focus in on why we went there to begin with. Never forget the victims who died, and those who fought back.
In the hopes of encouraging a more civil, and illuminating, discourse, here is another episode of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s “Firing Line”.
Before Roe v. Wade, the question of abortion was up to the democratic process in each individual state. With the Supreme Court yet again considering whether abortion is a Federally protected Constitutional right, or if there is no such Constitutional right with regulation of abortion up to the states, let us look back at a pre-Roe debate between William F. Buckley, Jr., Roy Lucas, and John Thomas Noonan to see what the future of the abortion debate might yet bring again.
“The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) has directed its officers to collect the social media information of every civilian they interview, including individuals who are not arrested or accused of a crime, according to records shared with the Guardian.
“Copies of the ‘field interview cards’ that police complete when they question civilians reveal that LAPD officers are instructed to record a civilian’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media accounts, alongside basic biographical information. An internal memo further shows that the police chief, Michel Moore, told employees that it was critical to collect the data for use in ‘investigations, arrests, and prosecutions’, and warned that supervisors would review cards to ensure they were complete.
“The documents, which were obtained by the not-for-profit organization the Brennan Center for Justice, have raised concerns about civil liberties and the potential for mass surveillance of civilians without justification.”
Out of all the types of companies that push Critical Race Theory, the banking industry is probably the largest when it comes to its potential impact on you. Case in point: BankofAmerica.
SCOOP: Bank of America Corp. teaches employees that the United States is a system of "white supremacy," promotes "the abolishment of the police," and instructs workers to "decolonize [their] mind[s]" and become "woke at work."
Earlier this year, Bank of America and the United Way implemented a race reeducation program called United in Action, encouraging employees to participate in a "Racial Equity 21-Day Challenge," built on the principles of critical race theory and intersectionality. pic.twitter.com/lsWk8xwCdT
On day one, Bank of America teaches employees that the United States is a "racialized society" that "use[s] race to establish and justify systems of power, privilege, disenfranchisement, and oppression, which "give[s] privileges to white people." pic.twitter.com/QFaYBB3e2M