Crazy progressives are not good for anyone. Bias makes you stupid, but crazy makes you dangerous. What is causing all of these meltdowns, in which previously respected people and institutions on the left side of the ideological spectrum throw their trustworthiness to the winds? Is it panic? Desperation? The obvious catastrophe that is the Biden administration? The decisive demonstration that the Russian collusion hoax was a Clinton-led conspiracy? The frightening specter of a Trump return? Abortion and affirmative action dishonesty finally facing principled challenges? What?
I don’t know, but the signs are portentous…
- Biden’s National Park Service, which operates Ford’s Theater (where Lincoln was shot) tweeted for no discernible reason,
What the hell? Damn right we put Lincoln on a pedestal, and also in a big chair over-looking the Mall and the Capitol. That’s because the nation owes its existence to Abe, as well as the best expressions of its ideals. Why would the operators of the memorial to Lincoln’s death issue such a weasel-worded invitation to diminish Lincoln’s legacy? Ford’ Theater only exists today because of Lincoln, just like the United States of America. The anti-American wacko segment of the critical race theory cabal is now handling communications for Ford’s Theater, is it?
- The ACLU. Again, the incipient brain rot revealed itself in a tweet quoting Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the anniversary of her death this way:
Yes, the American Civil Liberty Union, supposedly the protector of free speech, censored a Supreme Curt Justice’s words (From her confirmation gearing) because they weren’t woke enough. What she actually said was,
“The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When the government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a full adult human responsible for her own choice.”
Commenting on this insanity, Prof. Turley recommends that the ACLU focus on another of Ginsburg’s quotes: “Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” This could apply to the whole progressive movement, which will only attract the support of wackos by behaving like wackos.
- Scientific American. The once respectable science periodical went woke along with much of the scientific community some times ago, but this is uniquely stupid. From it’s current issue:
“The acronym “JEDI” has become a popular term for branding academic committees and labeling STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) initiatives focused on social justice issues. Used in this context, JEDI stands for ‘justice, equity, diversity and inclusion”…Star Wars has a problematic cultural legacy. The space opera franchise has been critiqued for trafficking in injustices such as sexism, racism and ableism. Think, for example, of the so-called “Slave Leia” costume, infamous for stripping down and chaining up the movie series’ first leading woman as part of an Orientalist subplot. Star Wars arguably conflates “alienness” with “nonwhiteness,” often seeming to rely on racist stereotypes when depicting nonhuman species. The series regularly defaults onto ableist tropes, memorably in its portrayal of Darth Vader, which links the villain’s physical disability with machinic inhumanity and moral deviance, presenting his technology-assisted breathing as a sinister auditory marker of danger and doom. What’s more, the bodies and voices centered in Star Wars have, with few exceptions, historically been those of white men. And while recent films have increased gender and racial diversity, important questions remain regarding how meaningfully such changes represent a departure from the series’ problematic past.”
Scientists wrote that crap.
No wonder so many people won’t get vaccinated.
- The American Federation of Teachers. The San Diego Chapter passed a resolution condemning Israel while denouncing Israel’s “73-year occupation,” (the creation of the Jewish state was in 1948), and accusing the nation of “ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, occupation, apartheid, and war crimes.” What any of this has to do with teaching and the education of our children is a mystery.