California and the Outing of Thought Criminals

     Those with real institutional power and privilege are not afraid of being punished for telling lies. Those with real institutional power and privilege are not afraid of retribution from the baying mobs for expressing “incorrect” ideas. Clearly, those with real institutional power and privilege in California want to out the thought criminals who dare to contribute to the free expression of doubleplusungood ideas when it comes to candidates and ballot measures…

     The California Legislative counsel’s digest describes AB 249, in part:

“The act also requires advertisements, as defined, to include prescribed disclosure statements, including, among others, a requirement that the disclosure statements include the names of the persons who made the 2 highest cumulative contributions, as defined, to the committee paying for the advertisement.

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“The bill would define ‘top contributors’ for purposes of these provisions as the persons from whom the committee paying for the advertisement received its 3 highest cumulative contributions, as specified.”

     The retort will obviously be that only nefarious people with nefarious machinations would have something to hide.

     This, however, is a view of those with real institutional power and privilege who can say what they want with full impunity throughout broader scope of society.

     Who else might not want their name known?

     Those who justifiably fear not only retribution from neighbors and bosses, but from the various minions of the vindictive Left who are more than willing to target and destroy anyone and everyone who dares utter a dissenting voice, via “doxxing” and even more truly nefarious means and machinations.

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Pippi Longstocking, Thought Criminal

     Under the guise of making room for more books, the libraries of Swedish municipality of Botkyrka have purged themselves of politically incorrect older editions of the Pippi Longstocking book “Pippi in the South Sea”. Specifically because:

“The new edition of the children’s book doesn’t feature the phrase ‘king of the Negroes’ or ‘Negro King’, which was used in the original in reference to Pippi’s father. The new book substitutes the phrase with ‘king of the South Seas’ or ‘South Sea king.'”

     Yes, Sweden is effectively re-writing classic children’s literature to be politically correct. This is reminiscent of attempts to censor “Tintin in the Congo”, or attempts to censor “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.

     If a certain word is offensive, or a story line has negative racial overtones, then use it as an opportunity to enlighten and teach, not as an excuse to censor and distort.

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News of the Week (July 23rd, 2017)

 

News of the Week for July 23rd, 2017


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White (Milk) Supremacy

     The association of milk with colonialism, oppression, and White supremacy has been a long running trope among the insane and woke (apologies for the redundancy) Left, to the point of their denial of evolution.

     Ironic, then, that San Fransisco schools have apparently embraced the White supremacy of oh-so-White milk by… banning chocolate milk!

“Students from elementary through high school grades will no longer be able to enjoy this cafeteria staple in the coming school year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

“Chocolate milk will officially be banned in elementary and middle grades in the fall followed by high school in the spring as school officials seek to dictate what is considered healthy for students.

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“Los Angeles Unified School District eliminated chocolate milk for six years, but after a study of 21-schools last year, the district reversed its decision in order to ‘increase milk consumption and reduce waste,’ according to the Chronicle.”

     In other words, plain and oh-so-White milk is good, while the “brown” milk is seemed bad, according to the Progressive idjits in San Fransisco. Woodrow Wilson would be so proud.

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Quick Takes – Queering Engineering; Transgendering Airports; Feminizing Crosswalks

     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: Up the cis-hetero-patriarchy and stuff!!1!

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Because the Left already believes biological sciences are cis-hetero-normative patriarchal evil, the objective reality of engineering and the physical sciences are, to them, obviously an insidious plot too.

“Having all but ruined humanities education, the Social Justice Warriors now turn to the STEM fields. Purdue University has hired Donna Riley as its new head of its School of Engineering Education.”

     This isn’t about better engineering or discovering anything in the physical sciences. This is all just a tool to “decenter” Western Civilization. For example:

“In order to decenter the male hegemony of the Western civilization, Riley discussed examples of thermodynamic inventions done by non-Western and non-male inventors. Also, some of the assignments required students to make interracial and intercultural connections in thermodynamics.”

     Apparently making mistakes is something to be normalized and made acceptable:

“By normalizing mistakes in the process of learning, Riley fostered a classroom environment in which students were comfortable attempting problems (sometimes even on the black board) in class and learning from their mistakes. Another strategy used by her for normalizing mistakes was acknowledging when she herself did not know something.”

     Um, if you make mistakes in engineering, and most of the physical sciences, THINGS BLOW UP, FALL APART, AND/OR KILL PEOPLE. This is not something that ought to ever be considered “normal”.

     But hey, human life means nothing compared to stopping this horror of “allow[ing] implicit bias to seep in and saturate everything we do, because that which is male, straight, white, able-bodied, monied, is not left behind in the practice of science and engineering – it is just so normative that lots of us don’t notice.”

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Transgendering of Time Lords

     The character of the Doctor from the British Science Fiction series “Doctor Who” is an iconic one. One of the more interesting aspects of this character is that the Doctor isn’t just limited to one pigeonholed interpretation. Beginning fifty years ago, the actor was replaced with another one with the in-show explanation that the Doctor, as a Time Lord, can regenerate his body. This allows many different aspects of the character to be seen, but even then there is, or at least ought to be, a unifying aspect. The Doctor was always a grandfatherly, or at least a paternal or older brother, character; and even when they introduced romantic aspects it always came across as more protective and platonic than sexual (slash fiction and Tumblrina shipping aside). Now, the BBC, in all of its wonderful wokeness, has decided that the next person to play the Doctor in Doctor Who will be a woman:

“British actress Jodie Whittaker was announced Sunday as the next star of the long-running science fiction series ‘Doctor Who’ — the first woman to take a role that has been played by a dozen men over six decades.

“Whittaker, best known for playing the mother of a murdered boy in detective drama ‘Broadchurch,’ will replace Scottish actor Peter Capaldi at the end of the year, the BBC said.

“Whittaker is the 13th official incarnation of the Doctor, a galaxy-hopping Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels in the Tardis, a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth.”

     Aside from the fact that this numbering as the (unlucky?) 13th Doctor excluded counting the War Doctor and also other in-cannon aspects (The Watcher, The Valeyard, &c.), it isn’t out of cannon at this point for a Time Lord (or Time Lady) to take on any aspect they wish. For example, Romana almost chose to regenerate in a rather non-human body during the run of Tom Baker as the Doctor.

     This, perhaps, is why having a female Doctor is not, per se, necessarily a bad thing. However, considering the previous time they regenerated a male Time Lord into a female Time Lady, The Master, the writers eventually turned this new female Master into… a good and decent companion of the Doctor—completely ruining character—prospects for a decent show with Jodie Whittaker in the lead role is a slim one.

     To make it clear, Whittaker can’t ruin Doctor Who because the show’s writers (and choices for horrible companions) have already done that.

     How so?

     Take, for example, an episode from this past season involved the Doctor with a bisexual female companion with masculine name going back to the Victorian era and whining about how it was all oppressive despite including the BBC’s apparent minimum quote for non-White actors in roles that no one aside from the villain, who was straight White cis-gendered male that spouted how non-Whites were inferior and was literally using poor people as fuel before being gleefully killed off, treated any differently because of their race.

     Doctor Who has degenerated into a woke social justice morality play.

     Unsurprisingly, Doctor Who is the perfect vehicle to corrupt to push the transgender myth that a man can really become a woman, or a woman a man, even on a biological level of changing one’s biological sex to conform with their fantasy! After all, when the regenerates, the Doctor becomes a new man, or now a new woman, complete with all biological indications. The Doctor is an alien (half-alien if you accept the 8th Doctor’s TV movie and the Big Finish radio dramas), and his regeneration is science fiction, just like a “trans-woman” being no different than a biological woman is even more fantastical science fiction.

     This is not some brave choice by the BBC. A brave choice would have been to higher yet another White male. However, a writer for Doctor Who came right out and declared that Doctor Who has always existed to be woke and socially just and stuff:

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The Normalization of Involuntary Euthanasia

     It has long become clear, that the claim that legalized euthanasia would only be used with the consent of terminally ill adults in full control of their faculties and in severe pain would be allowed to “die with dignity”, is and always has been a total steaming load of cow patties.

Death, Rx

     Now, data has been released to show that not only is the Netherlands executing innocent people without their consent, but is actually obfuscating the number of innocent people they are slaughtering!

“Every five years the Netherlands conducts a study to determine how people die in the Netherlands and whether or not there are concerns with the euthanasia law.

“The data from the 2015 study concerning ending-of-life decisions in the Netherlands was recently published. In 2015 there were 7254 assisted deaths (6672 euthanasia deaths, 150 assisted suicide deaths, 431 termination of life without request) and 18,213 deaths whereby the medical decisions that were intended to bring about the death.

“The 2010 Netherlands study of the euthanasia law was published in the Lancet July 11, 2012.

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“According to the Netherlands 2015 official euthanasia report there were 5561 reported assisted deaths in 2015 and yet the data from the study indicates that there were 7254 assisted deaths in 2015. Therefore, there were 1693 unreported assisted deaths (approximately 23%) in 2015.

“The 431 terminations of life without explicit request, was up from 310 in 2010.

“… In almost every country, terminations of life without explicit request are considered homicide.”

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The Transgender Colonization of Africa

     The Richard Dawkins imitator/supermodel Cara Delevigne has embraced the excuse/current truth of the so-called transgender movement: Homophobia:

“Delevingne enjoys talking about how she is attracted to both men and women, her self-proclaimed ‘sexual fluidity.’ When people get understandably confused and think she might be gay, she responds that she doesn’t think anyone should be “pigeonholed.” Says Delevingne, “A lot of the friends I have who are straight have such an old way of thinking.” Evidently, assuming that you’re gay or bisexual because you want to sleep with members of the same sex is so 2012.”

     Unsurprisingly, she (???) seems focused on thirteen year old girls…

“Delevingne especially wants the young girls she works with to know that it’s okay for them to be gender fluid, too. ‘I know 13- and 15-year-old girls who are like, “I don’t know if I like a boy or a girl yet. I haven’t decided.” And it’s like—[imagine] if I was able to comprehend [that at their age]. I am very happy how sexuality has become easier and freer to talk about, especially for kids.'”

Admit it, you looked if there was an Adam’s Apple, didn’t you?

     Not satisfied with wrecking havoc amongst an already tottering Western Civilization, she (???) now wants to push her madness on Africa:

“And as if it’s not enough that she has helped the western world with her barrier-shattering antics, now we are exporting her to Uganda, where, no doubt, adults are thrilled to have her talking to their daughters about all the exciting different types of people they could start sleeping with.

“Gushing about her experience in Uganda, Delevingne explained, ‘What those girls want is so simple, an education.’ They’re getting one, all right, but not the one they need.”

     Ironic, since there has been such a rabid and insane outcry to “decolonize” Africa from evil “ways of knowing” allegedly imposed by Western Civilization. One might think that zealots that embrace wizards that throw magical lightning bolts would not be antithetical to anti-scientific ideas regarding “gender”, but one must remember that even such “magical” thinking isn’t so nonsensical as to embrace what could only be the creation of a diseased and moribund Western Civilization: Genderfluidity.

     ‘Tis true that many in academia who are steeped in the ideology of straight White cis-het men argue that human civilization was always free of the constraints of “gender” or even sexual dimorphism before the eeevil oppressors came and “colonized their minds”, but one notices that these assertations are only being claimed now with little to no evidence actually provided in the past. Oh, those academic reinventors of history claim that the eeevil oppressors hid the truth to create a false consciousness or false social construct, but by doing so, they out themselves as the ones creating the true false consciousness and true false social construct in an expansive demonstration of gaslighting possible only by their intellectually imbred control of academia.

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News of the Week (July 16th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for July 16th, 2017


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ACLU vs Hyperintelligent Bees

     The so-called American Civil Liberties Union, specifically their New York state affiliate, is challenging the greatest threat to civil liberties EVER: Hyperintellegent bees.

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