1. The Zenith Of The Great Stupid? At least for stupid apologies: the Women’s March—you know, the groups that gave us Pussy Hats?—-actually tweeted this:
Deeply! I guess this means that Women’s March loyalists are expected to berate any merchant whose register come up with a charge that offends. We have offensive numbers now! Is there any point where recruits into Progressive Crazytown stop, listen to what their compatriots are saying (advocating, doing…) and realize, “Oh my God! These people I’ve been taking seriously are lunatics!”
2. In related news, a poll shows President Biden in negative territory in the approval polls of all but six states. I guessed four out of the five: I missed New Jersey, guessing New York instead. The rest, too easy for a quiz, are California, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, and Hawaii. (D.C. is still not a state.) What can any state like about a Presidential performance as miserable as Biden’s so far? What is there to approve of? All I can think of is that they like the fact that he isn’t Donald Trump. Is that enough to approve of someone?
3. Do they also approve of totalitarians like this guy? Frances Collins, who will soon retire as the National Institutes of Health director, doesn’t like people expressing opinions he disagrees with, and thinks something needs to be done about it because it’s interring with scientists dictating to the public. ““What’s happening…is a very bright, blazing warning sign that we are, as a culture, in a dangerous place, that we have decided that those figures who are highly visible, who are saying things we don’t like, have to be taken down,” Collins said in an interview. “And even more troubling, that that seems to be working. It’s not a fringe activity anymore. Truth is supposed to be truth,” Collins told the Washington Post, “and the fact that your truth would be so heavily modified by your social circle or where you get your news tells you we’re in real trouble….Conspiracies are winning here. Truth is losing. That’s a really serious indictment of the way in which our society seems to be traveling…somebody’s Facebook post carries as much weight as a statement from the director of the CDC about what is the truth of a public health crisis.”
Collins told the Washington Post that he wants to identify those who are purposefully spreading false information online and “bring them to justice.” He really said this. He isn’t just a powerful Biden bureaucrat, he had is job under Trump too. Go ahead, tell me there’s no “deep state.” This guy is part of a deep Soviet state.
But the Post approves. See how little the proles trust Big Brother?, it points out. Why, “Some 6 in 10 Americans say they either believe the government is exaggerating the number of deaths from the virus or aren’t sure.’
(The government is exaggerating the number of deaths from the virus, and has been all along.)
What Collins is literally saying is the what he believes is true is the Real Truth, and everyone who disagrees must be punished.
4. I am torn regarding whether my response to such a missive would be “This is none of your fucking business” or “Bite me!” Chancellor Lewis Ferebee of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) the Thanksgiving holiday sent a message titled “Sharing My Gratitude” posted to the DCPS website before Thanksgiving asking parents to “decolonize” Thanksgiving. He wrote in part,
Thanksgiving is a day that can be difficult for many to celebrate as we reflect on the history of the holiday and the horrors inflicted on our indigenous populations. If you celebrate, our Equity team has shared resources for how you can consider decolonizing your Thanksgiving.
Gee, why would parents not trust public schools to avoid indoctrinating students with ant-American and anti-white propaganda? After all, truth is truth!
Here’s a “truth” if your kids are taught in a school system run by someone like Ferebee, listen to the wise advice of the Amityville Horror house, and…
5. Now I wish I had my five dollars back...During a trip to Safeway, I was so impressed with the Salvation Army Santa’s joyous bell-ringing, shouting and dancing that I put some money in his red pot. Then I read about how the organization has gone full Critical Race Theory.
The Salvation Army’s guidebook “Let’s Talk About Racism “acknowledges with regret, that Salvationists have sometimes shared in the sins of racism and conformed to economic, organizational and social pressures that perpetuate racism.” The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission has created a “Study Guide on Racism” stating that whites are responsible for “unconscious bias,” explaining, “The subtle nature of racism is such that people who are not consciously racist easily function with the privileges, empowerment and benefits of the dominant ethnicity, thus unintentionally perpetuating injustice.” The organization presents a glossary of terms for members’ reference, like ” anti-racist,” “colonizer,” “domestic terrorism,” “fascism,” “inclusion,” “institutional racism,” “micro aggressions,” “systemic racism,” and “whiteness” to advance the lesson that “structural racism . . . is the overarching system of racial bias across institutions and society. These systems give privileges to White people resulting in disadvantages to (blacks).” The guide explicitly rejects Martin Luther King Jr.’s advocacy of “colorblindness,” saying,
“While this might sound helpful, it actually ignores the God-given differences we all possess, as well as the beautiful cultures of our Black and Brown brothers and sisters. Instead of trying to be colorblind, try seeing the beauty in our differences, and welcome them into your homes churches and workplaces. Being colorblind also ignores the discrimination our Black and Brown brothers and sisters face and does not allow us to address racism properly.”
Well, that’s the last cent the racist Salvation Army gets from me. Let the Santas get their money from Black Lives Matter from now on.