U.K. Sentencing Council: Six Years in Jail for Wrongthink

     Not content to sentence babies to death, aiding and abetting rapists, and protecting Jihadi beliefs, the British have yet again confirmed that the elite want to turn the U.K. into a full Orwellian nightmare: The Sentencing Council for England and Wales wants to throw people who express thoughtcrime in jail (or “gaol” as they say) for up to six years:

“The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has drafted new guidelines proposing prison sentences of between 26 weeks and six years for social media posts deemed hostile toward a race, religion or sexual identity.

“The proposals have been made in relation to the Public Order Act, which prohibits all activities ‘intended or likely to stir up hatred’ against minority groups, including transgender people. Many of the examples in the document reference social media use.

“Those ‘in a position of trust, authority or influence’ abusing their position to stir up hatred are facing the harshest sentences. The suggested punishment will also be more severe if the offender has a particularly large online following or if he or she is associated with any groups promoting hatred based on race or religion.

“Three types of offences are considered the most serious. The first of these, understandably, are ‘cases where activity is encouraged which threatens or endangers life.’ However, more surprisingly, the other two categories are ‘cases involving widespread dissemination of material and/or a strong likelihood that many would be influenced.'”

     Considering that British police can punish people even if they haven’t actually committed a crime, and that they already go after such innocuous acts as making a joke involving the Nazis and pugs, any voice that doesn’t wholly support “rightthink” will be a voice that is imprisoned.

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California Proposal to Officially Celebrate Communist Holiday in Schools

     The first of May, often referred to as “International Workers Day”, and better known as “May Day” (or alternatively, Victims of Communism Day), was proposed to be an official paid holiday in California schools, if AB 3042 passes:

“SEC. 2. Section 37220.8 is added to the Education Code, to read:

“37220.8. (a) Notwithstanding paragraphs (3) and (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 37220, a school district, county office of education, or charter school may combine ‘Lincoln Day,’ as described in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 37220, and ‘Washington Day,’ as described in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 37220, into a single school holiday, known as ‘Presidents’ Day,’ and close its school, or schools, as applicable, on the third Monday in February to observe ‘Presidents’ Day,’ if the school district, county office of education, or charter school also designates May 1 as “International Workers’ Day” and closes its school, or schools, as applicable, on the Monday or Friday of the week in which May 1 occurs to observe ‘International Workers’ Day.’

“(b) Schools that observe ‘Presidents’ Day’ pursuant to subdivision (a) shall, on the day that school is in session prior to the day on which they are closed for that purpose, hold exercises in memory of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

“(c) Schools that observe ‘International Workers’ Day’ pursuant to subdivision (a) shall, on the day that school is in session prior to the day on which they are closed for that purpose, hold exercises commemorating and directing attention to the history of labor movements in the United States.”

     Not only would this make May Day an official holiday, but one where the students will be purposefully indoctrinated to normalize this Communist and Socialist celebration. As for the labor movement, we already celebrate Labor Day.

     The bill failed with 27 votes against verses 22 votes for. This may seem like good news, but 29 members of the Assembly didn’t vote. While some may just not have been available for the vote, it is likely that while they could not be seen as voting for it or considered the vote to be premature, they also didn’t want to come out as being against the idea, and are likely just biding their time.

     Instead of propagandizing impressionable students with fables of violent socialists, Communists, and even anarchist “labor movements”, we should be telling the truth about Communism and all the millions upon millions upon millions of innocents murdered in its name.

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Humpty Dumpty Constitution

     Once upon a time, words meant something, and it meant something that we, for the most part, could all agree on. But more and more people want to play Humpty Dumpty and play the “master” by imposing their view of what ought to be said by declaring that what has been said in fact does so, even if the text itself is explicitly contradicted.

     How many people believe that Constitution should stand for, not what it actually says, but what it “means in current times”?

     A majority of Americans.

“A majority of Americans (55%) now say the U.S. Supreme Court should base its rulings on what the Constitution ‘means in current times,’ while 41% say rulings should be based on what it ‘meant as originally written,’ according to a recent Pew Research Center report on American democratic values.”

     The desire to play Humpty Dumpty has been a long-standing tactic of the Left.

     The obvious problem with this is that almost every person who believes that “U.S. Supreme Court should base its rulings on what the Constitution ‘means in current times,'” won’t have a say as to what, exactly the “Constitution ‘means in current times'”, or indeed what any word means at all, and those of that 55% will likely not like what the Constitution is made to mean in the hands of those with actual social and political institutional power, and certainly won’t like it when the other side is the one exercising that power.

     We, as a civilization, or any civilization for that matter, can not exist with two different definitions and meanings to the same set of explicitly written words. Either one side shall triumph over the other or be ended by the other, and the current meaning will be whatever the victor declares it to be, thus rendering the entire point of a commonly understood framework that applies equally to everyone a moot point.

     To a large extent this is a major distinction between conservatism (in the Anglospheric vein) and Progressives and their fellow-goers: Either we have an overarching understand and rule of law that all are subservient to and none can lord over, or we have those with actual institutional privilege and actual institutional power wield that power in, if we are lucky, an arbitrary and capricious way, or, if we are unlucky, in a very targeted and methodical manner. If those who are of the type that prefer the latter, the best we could hope for is a relatively non-bloody rectification of names.

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News of the Week (May 20th, 2018)

 

News of the Week for May 20th, 2018


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Ebola Outbreak in the Congo? Vox Blames Donald Trump

     Leave it to Vox.com to somehow connect an Ebola outbreak in the Congo to, and figure out a way to start blaming… Donald Trump.

     So what are the accusations?

“Just one day after DRC’s Ebola outbreak was declared, the head of global health security on the White House’s National Security Council, Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, left the Trump administration amid a reorganization by National Security Adviser John Bolton, the Huffington Post reported this week. That means the top White House official who would lead a pandemic response is gone.

“The health security team Ziemer was leading has also been dismantled. (According to National Security Council press office, Ziemer’s team has been “assigned to two different offices that have a direct relationship to their mission sets.”)”

Pictured: Inside of the Trump White House, presumably according to Vox.com

     Of course, the biggest sin in the eyes of Vox.com, and the Left more broadly, is that the Trump administration requested that $252 Million in unspent Ebola Funding (which was appropriated in 2015) be rescinded in the 2018 budget.

     Who knew that Trump was a fan of Ebola-chan?

Pictured: A typical Trump voter, presumably according to Vox.com

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Quick Takes – Academic Feels: Emotion As Knowledge; Feminist Science; Feminist Geography

     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: The Left Believe Women Can’t Think

     First, a little bit of mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Apparently the stereotypical “emotional woman” is no longer a stereotype, but rather a “way of knowing” that will battle the very tool of White Supremacy: Logic and reason.

“A professor at the University of New Mexico (UNM) has called for professors to value ’emotion as knowledge’ to fight white supremacy and promote social justice.

“Writing in the journal Whiteness and Education, UNM Research Assistant Professor Hope Kitts argues that ‘valuing emotion as knowledge’ is a key way professors can promote social justice, especially if and when students are made to feel ‘uncomfortable.’

“Making students uncomfortable is a key strategy during the process of ‘interrogating whiteness’ and ‘deconstructing hegemonic white identity,’ she writes, asserting that the approach could be carried out in any class, regardless of subject matter.”

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British Doctor Accidentally Decapitates Baby

     Demonstrating the high quality of healthcare provided by the U.K.’s National Healthcare Service, a doctor accidentally decapitated an unborn baby, even as the pregnant woman, who was denied any pain medication, was telling her to stop.

“It was alleged that tragedy hit when the 41-year-old doctor called for the patient to push while herself applying traction to the baby’s legs.

“The movement caused the infant’s legs, arms and torso to become detached leaving the head still in his mother’s womb.

“…

“A medical practitioners tribunal in Manchester heard the doctor allegedly continued with a vaginal delivery despite the patient’s cervix being ‘no more than four centimetres dilated’.”

Death, Rx

     The most callous moment, though, was when they reattached the head for the baby’s mother to hold.

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Amazon Rights

     Amazon how has rights according to a court. Oh, this doesn’t have to do with the company or to the female warriors of Greek mythology, but with the South American river filled with parasites, disease, piranhas, and disease.

     The Supreme Court of Columbia has decided that running water through a geological feature is the same as a human being when it comes to human rights. This is yet another example of lunatics and twig-worshiping Gaia lovers who push “nature rights“. The Amazon joins the Ganges, Yamuna, and Whanganui rivers in gaining “rights”.

     Some of these lunatics compare a river with human slaves:

“Transforming nature from being treated as property under the law, to be considered as rights-bearing — and thus in possession of legally enforceable rights — is the focus of the growing Rights of Nature movement.

“Throughout history, women, indigenous peoples, and slaves have been treated as property under the law, without legal rights. Legal systems around the world today treat nature as property, and thus right-less. Under these systems, environmental laws regulate human use of nature, resulting in the decline of species and ecosystems worldwide, and the acceleration of climate change.”

     This is tantamount to declaring that merely rowing down a river is tantamount to rape.

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California To Demand People Sacrifice and Suffer For The God Of Global Warming

     Some people like solar panels on their homes because it’s free electricity, and are promised that any excess energy will be used as a credit against nighttime demands for electricity. Indeed, there is an allure of being disconnected from any grid and being energy self-sufficient. But for new housing tracts, this means adding tens of thousands of dollars upfront for marginal gains later. But this sacrifice to appease the God of Global Warming is deemed sufficient enough to not only offset “carbon” in the atmosphere, but also to assuage the guilt of the rich as the poor suffer in hell-holes in neo-Feudal California.

“For seven years, a handful of homebuilders offered solar as an optional item to buyers willing to pay extra to go green.

“Now, California is on the verge of making solar standard on virtually every new home built in the Golden State.”

     Unsurprisingly, this easily passed.

     What makes this worse is that it requires all homes to utilize electricity over the more, ironically enough, economically friendly use of natural gas for such usage as heating, cooking, &c.

“In addition to widespread adoption of solar power, the new provisions include a push to increase battery storage and increase reliance on electricity over natural gas. Among the highlights:

  • “The new solar mandate would apply to all houses, condos and apartment buildings up to three stories tall that obtain building permits after Jan. 1, 2020.
  • “Exceptions or alternatives will be allowed when homes are shaded by trees or buildings or when the home’s roofs are too small to accommodate solar panels.
  • “Solar arrays can be smaller because homes won’t have to achieve true net-zero status.
  • “Builders installing batteries like the Tesla Powerwall would get ‘compliance credits,’ allowing them to further reduce the size of the solar system.
  • “Provisions will encourage more electric use or even all-electric homes to reduce natural gas consumption. State officials say improved technology is making electric water heaters increasingly cost-effective.”

     But are these exceptions enough?

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News of the Week (May 13th, 2018)

 

News of the Week for May 13th, 2018


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