Progressive Logic: How Racial Exclusion Begets Diversity

     In the name of creating a “multicultural playgroup” at a public park in Australia, White Australians have been expelled and excluded therefrom, as White 4th generation Australian mother Tara Coverdale found out.

“When she arrived, her red-haired son raced off to play while she looked around for her friend.

“That was when a staff member approached and asked if it was her first day. Coverdale thought how nice that she was so attentive.

“‘I’m sorry you can’t come here. It’s a multicultural playgroup.’

“But then the woman said: ‘Can I ask what your cultural background is?’

“Taken aback, Coverdale, who has blonde hair and freckles, said: ‘I’m Australian’.

“Immediately, the woman said: ‘I’m sorry, you can’t come here. It’s for multicultural families and people who speak languages other than English at home.’

“Coverdale stood her ground: ‘I said “I’m not leaving”. My kids were playing. My older son was having such a good time with his buddy, and I thought, “Why should I leave?”‘”

“But then the centre ‘facilitator’, aka manager, Jo Fletcher, confronted her: ‘Can I just ask what your cultural background is.'”

“When Coverdale said she was fourth-generation Australian, Fletcher said: ‘I’m sorry you can’t come here. It’s a multicultural playgroup.’

“‘We’re in a pretty progressive area,’ says Coverdale. ‘It’s very accepting of all people. But I feel like I’m excluded.'”

     How do Progressives deal with this seeming hypocrisy and square this circle?

     The concept of “equity” and seen through the lens of “social justice”.

No dogs and White Australians allowed.

     White people are deemed to have power and privilege because the Left considers Western Civilization to be created for the sole purpose of creating intersectional systems of oppression. Whiteness, particularly of the Anglospheric vein, is a mystical miasma of malfeasance the pervades all aspects of society. Since it is so dominating and oppressive, “diversity” is not possible while this “Whiteness” is around, and any “multicultural” space is crackerfied into an undiverse “White space” which would be its very presence be oppressive and unicultural.

     Thus, by excluding White people—especially those Whites who are native to the oppressive dominate culture—the “oppression” caused by the mere existence of such a wicked race allows for “multiculturalism” and “diversity”. This is so even if the “diverse” group is a strict monoculture of its own for the simple reason that the miasma of “Whiteness” perpetually lingers.

     This is why “equity” is pushed the way it is: It allows for the designated oppressor groups to be relegated to a less than equal presence or influence, down to and including absolute exclusion. If you let actual White people in, then their aura of “Whiteness” will commit cultural genocide by the mere existence of White people.

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News of the Week (April 16th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for April 16th, 2017


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The Climate Inquisition vs. The Heresy of Science

     The following was obtained as a note attacked to a comfy chair that was recently delivered…

Pictured: Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, and Rep. Bobby Scott

NOBODY expects the Climate Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise…surprise and fear…fear and surprise…. Our two weapons are fear and surprise…and ruthless efficiency…. Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency…and an almost fanatical devotion to Gaia…. Our four…no… Amongst our weapons…. Amongst our weaponry…are such elements as fear, surprise….

It has been divinely revealed to Gaia’s Holy Inquisition that climate “scientists” former Arizona State University climatologist Dr. Craig D. Idso, James Cook University marine geology and paleontology professor Robert M. Carter, and University of Virginia environmental scientist Dr. Fred Singer, are accused of heresy on three counts — heresy by thought, heresy by word, heresy by deed, and heresy by action — four counts.

The evidence is clear, and these “scientists” why deny the holy word of St. Michael Mann of the Hockey Stick, in their heretical work “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming“.

We expect that the professors of true climate justice destroy such heretical works—obviously not by burning because that would be a climate sin in the eyes of Gaia—but by turning the books into hamster mulch for use by all hamsters everywhere (except for those hamsters…).

These heretics shall be punished if they don not repent… though we plan on punishing them anyways…

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Birds, Tomatoes, and Sharks, Oh My

     The “Sharknado” movies, which involve sharks being airborne and transported inland by adverse whether events, have been seen as ridiculous with no bearing on reality. This is similar to the 1978 movie “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”.

     The opening credits to “Attack of the Killer tomatoes” began with the following screen scroll:

“In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock made a motion picutre entitled ‘The Birds,’ a film which depicted a savage attack upon human beings by flocks of the winged creatures.

“People laughed.

“In the fall of 1974, 7 million black birds invaded the town Hopkinsville, Kentucky, resisting the best efforts of mankind to dislodge them.

“No one is laughing now.”

     While no one has been killed by an uprising of tomatoes (that we are aware of), the idea of sharks being carried by a weather event inland is no longer the realm of fantasy.

“Northeastern Australia is still dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, which swept across the Queensland coast on Tuesday, causing widespread damage with winds up to 185 kph (114 mph).

“…

“But the discovery of a huge dead bull shark in floodwaters near Ayr, just south of Townsville, is likely to give some residents pause.”

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An Obvious Suggestion for Green Groups Wanting to Reduce CO2 Emissions

     Ever get the feeling that some environmental groups are willfully oblivious to solutions to the environmental problems they claim?

“Idjits…”

     Ask a silly question, and get a facepalm inducing answer demonstrated.

“The sponsors of an environmental conference flew roughly 50 college students to Washington, D.C., Tuesday to discuss ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to prevent global warming.

“…Bloomberg Government and the environmental group Defend Our Future hosted ‘The Next Generation of Climate Conversations: A Town Hall Discussion’ conference

“…

“Bringing the students to D.C. was the equivalent of cutting down about 620 trees in terms of CO2 emissions”.

     Pro-tip: If you want to reduce CO2 emissions, you can start by not flying in people to brainstorm when you can just telecommute…

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Quick Takes – Censorship: By Red Tape; By Newspeak; By Show Trial

     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: ‘Tis a pity you dared to say that…

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Campaign finance rules do not give “power to the people”, it takes power away from them.

“Collective political action requires grassroots fundraising. You cannot have one without the other. We know this is true because every successful political movement has had both. Practically, raising money from individuals in small amounts has a much higher per-dollar cost than raising massive amounts of money from a few wealthy donors, and building a lasting grassroots infrastructure to achieve political goals—as every successful movement has before—is an expensive proposition for all the reasons above.

“For those elites with access to unlimited money to hire the best, most skilled fundraisers, communicators, and marketers, this isn’t hard. But when individuals who aren’t rich, famous, or powerful attempt to start and build organizations to promote their own ideas and values, their efforts and message is often met with derision, or worse.”

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California and the Censoring of Doubleplusungood Political Internet Speech

     A bill was introduced this year to the California Assembly, AB 1104, bans “false” or “deceptive” statements on the internet having to do with any candidate or ballot measure. The relevant text of the proposed measure:

“Section 18320.5 is added to the Elections Code, to read:

“18320.5. It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and willingly make, publish or circulate on an Internet Web site, or cause to be made, published, or circulated in any writing posted on an Internet Web site, a false or deceptive statement designed to influence the vote on either of the following:

“(a) Any issue submitted to voters at an election.

“(b) Any candidate for election to public office.”

     The prohibition is not limited just to anyone who makes or publishes such alleged falsities, but also anyone who “circulate[s]” such statements. This means that a retweet a tweet on Twitter or a share on Facebook could be illegal. Further, the prohibition extends to people who “cause” the above to happen. While the legislative analyst claims that this is totes OK, citing an allegedly similar measure from Colorado, it is so vaguely worded as to potentially apply to anyone.

     Most disconcerting, though, is the obvious answer to the question of who decides what is false or deceptive? Considering that the hard Left control California at the state level and in many counties therein, there is a clear temptation to selectively attack political opponents who hold doubleplusungood positions or give voice to their incorrect crimethink.

     For example, if there was a ballot measure concerning “global warming”, could anyone who questions the “settled science” be prosecuted? ‘Twould be easy to come to a “consensus” for “green” measures when the state actively prosecutes dissenting opinion.

     The bill analysis also sites “Russian” influences and the 2016 election as justification for silencing utterances deemed false by Minitrue…

     Remember, this is the state where people have been charged with the crime of committing politically incorrect doubleplusungood journalism

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Macro-insanity of Microinequities

     More and more people, sadly enough, have become familiar the term “microaggressions“, which are “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership”. A new concept has now arisen to ellipse that: Microinequities.

“Two universities are offering faculty guides advising professors to ‘challenge the gender binary’ and avoid ‘microinequities’ in the interest of making classrooms gender inclusive.

“…

“To combat the threat of being non-inclusive, professors are told to steer clear of ‘microinequities,’ which are defined as ‘small unconscious behaviors…that certain groups experience repeatedly.'”

     Though the change at first seems small, it is indeed a quantum leap of totalitarian proportions.

     The term “microaggression” assumes aggression is part and parcel of the act. Since those with “kyriarchical” traits (e.g. White, straight, “cis”, &c.) are assumed to exercise the privilege and power of an innately oppressive society that is built upon oppression of those with anti-kyriarchical traits, all politically incorrect statements and acts are considered “aggressions” because they are considered perpetuations of said kyriarchical oppression by sheer un-virtue of it being said by those with kyriarchical traits.

     The shift from “aggression” to “inequity” eschews the possibility of fighting aggression, let alone not aggressing, by the “kyriarchs”, nor is there any infinitely divided possibility that actual equality of outcome is desired, while demonstrating that the end goal of this creeping academic totalitarianism is a “rebalancing” to achieve a so-called “equality of power” by enforcing unequivocal inequality.

“This equality of power, though, is not just a means towards an equality of outcomes. It is almost axiomatic that through an equality of power amongst all minitudes, that scientifically correct decisions will be made that are of absolute moral purity. That when intelligently designed, such an equality of power will always be not only optimal, but morally absolute. Thus in this set-up, incorrect ideas will be discarded or even go unthought, while power, held in absolute equality, will result in the summoning of a dieu faux Volonté Générale that will reign in total righteousness.”

     Microinequities, thus, are a declaration that the mere existence of the kyriarchical “other” is an unredeemable and unshrivable sin, for which there is but one final solution.

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Intersectional Racism Comes to the Gayborhood

     Owners of some nonprofits are being required to attend mandatory reeducation camps to correct the wrongthink of their “implicit” bias. The targets are the LGBTQ&c. “community”.

     Another case of eeevil bakers, florists, and photographers oppressing Queer couples’ weddings?

     Nope. This time it is the LGBTQ&c. crowd who have been designated as the evil oppressors!

“Bar owners and nonprofits in the Gayborhood must attend training sessions on fair business practices and implicit bias, the city announced Monday.

“The mandates come as part of a report released Monday by the Commission on Human Relations that found widespread reports of racial tension and discrimination in the neighborhood, which often touts its inclusivity.

“‘Racism in the LGBTQ community is a real issue. It’s a real issue in our entire society, not only just in the LGBTQ area or in the Gayborhood,’ Mayor Kenney said. ‘We need to do more to address it here in Philadelphia. We will do whatever else we need to do to see that the recommendations are adopted. And that possibly could include eliminating organizations who won’t change their ways by limiting our participation in their work financially.'”

     In this situation, at least. “Black” is considered to be higher up in the oppression hierarchy than “LGBTQ&c.”

♪ It’s a beautiful day in the Gayborhood! ♬

     But then, this is the natural result of whining about the “Kyriarchy” and “intersectional oppression”, whereby different groups try to gain privilege and power by oppressing other groups by focusing on some “kyriarchical trait” such as “straitness” or “Whiteness”.

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The Greater the Democracy, the Less the People’s Consent

Whither the Republic?

     An interesting, of not accurate, observation was made recently, that despite more and more people being able to democratically participate in electing representatives and officials, there is an increased sense that those same elected officials rule without the consent of the people.

“John Dickinson, writing the Farmer’s Letters before the Revolutionary War, refers to taxes set by Parliament as being ‘free gifts of the people’ to the King. He added, ‘Taxes . . . were always considered as gifts of the people to the crown, to be employed for public uses.’

“Of note is that the Americans were not complaining about the level of taxation. A modest tax without consent was objectionable; a high tax with consent was fine. The moral significance of this is difficult to understate if this consent is real: A government with extremely high taxes under the consent theory is no more objectionable than, say, a person having high car payments to pay because that person chose to buy an expensive car.

“But today just about any American complaining about a tax or policy would retort, ‘But I didn’t choose for the government to do that,’ and think the point obvious. But that retort, and the sense that it’s obvious, is what’s new. That’s the change.

“…

“Consent through one’s representatives was not simply rhetorical lip service, it counted as real consent. This was a critical element in the case for the Revolution.”

     What explains this paradox of increased voting impact combined with a lesser perceived capacity to consent? Numerous factors, but one of the most notable is a change in how we see our representatives and what their role is.

     Previously, people saw elected representatives as stewards of the public good. It was not their job to implement the popular will, treating the government as the lens through which the Volonté Générale was focused into a cohesive and motile will, but rather as custodians to manage the limited functions of government towards beneficent ends.

     Since, then, the voter did not perceive his will to be transferred to the government through the medium of the elected official, the consent given was not of implementing specific programs or remoldings of society, but of an entrustment of governance to a worthy representative. As Edmund Burke noted in his speech to the electors of Bristol:

“Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”

     Therein lies the change.

     Before, consent was broadly given to the selection of the best steward being chosen, by many or by few as the case may be, with the implicit understanding that said steward had a sacred duty to manage and cultivate the natural beauty of a free society, regardless of whether one could personally cast a vote in the matter. It was a question of trust and faithfulness, not of clown-car democracy.

     Now, representatives are treated as personal partisan champions whose task it is to implement the majority’s (or plurality’s) will upon the whole, with no other duty of said representatives than to be warriors to smite the political will of the enemy.

     It is inevitable, then, that when your choice in an election fails, or when your successful choice fails you thereafter, you will feel that you are not represented, that you have no voice, and you have to capacity to even consent!

     To complicate this, the functions of government have multiplied exponentially to the point where no matter who is elected, or what laws are imposed, there will always be some aspect of governance and the law that each and every individual elector disagrees with and that they did not personally consent to. Rather than consent to their own purported power, people end up refusing to consent to a dictatorship over them.

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