A transgendered Republican person wants everybody to know shklee is all down with the Republican Party because it stands for “freedom and opportunity.” On the other hand, shklee thinks certain freedoms and opportunities should be limited by the Government. And… just by coincidence… the freedoms shklee wants to curtail are related to shkler’s status as a transgendered. Shklee doesn’t think other people should be permitted to disapprove of shkler or hurt shkler’s feelers in any way.
The issue of LGBT rights is one area in which she finds herself very much at odds with her party. She is “disappointed” in some of the rhetoric used by its leadership. For her, there is an inconsistency between the party’s position on the individual rights of Americans to own guns, and the individual rights of LGBT Americans to live their lives as they choose – something some Republicans do not accept. “If you want to support personal liberty, you really should be consistent and do it in all areas,” she says.
And then, shklee goes on to support the Federal Government forcing states and businesses to let people with penises use the lady’s room if they claim to be ladies, and hates on Mike Pence for daring to defend the personal liberty of Christians who don’t want to be forced to bake cakes for gay weddings. So, what shklee actually supports is “Personal liberty unless it offends somebody or hurts anybody’s feelers.” Especially, if it hurts shkler’s feelers. If your exercise of your personal liberty makes Shker feel uncomfortable, the state ought to step in and make you support shkler.
And this whole “the individual rights of LGBT Americans to live their lives as they choose – something some Republicans do not accept” is also horse crap. The number of Republicans who give a rat’s anything about how LGBT Americans live their private lives is minuscule and probably less than or equal to the number of Democrats who disapprove of Teh LGBT’s (There’s a lot of Blacks and Mohammedans in that coalition who don’t think too highly of Teh Gheys). The thing that bothers a lot of people — not just Republicans — is being forced to celebrate and applaud other people’s lifestyles, as though we were standing at the side of a Birthday Parade for Kim Jong-Un and will be sent to the camps for not applauding enthusiastically enough. Also, there is this thing about reordering all of society and discarding all common sense and reason to cater to the delicate feelings of a teeny-weeny number of people. But what you do in your private life (long as you don’t cause real hurt to somebody) is nobody’s business, and that’s where the vast majority of us have always been.
So if you identify as Republican because you support Republican tax policy and neo-conservative foreign policy, okayfine. But don’t pretend you support individual liberty when you want the state to curtail the personal liberties of people you disagree with.
The University of Michigan Asylum of Higher Learning has jumped on the Trendy “Do-It-Yourself-Gender-Identification” Bandwagon and, as a matter of policy, lets students choose their own pronoun to be addressed with (thus objectifying them as a gender, rather than a person), because denial of reality is now seen as the height of enlightenment.
Failure to address a delusional student by their preferred gender or made-up pronoun can be considered a microaggression — one thousand of which can be redeemed for an actual aggression. Disciplinary action can result for failing to indulge the student’s denial of reality.
OK, said University of Michigan student Grant Stobl, if I get to choose my own pronoun, I choose “Your Majesty.”
In an interview with The College Fix, Strobl said that “I have no problem with students asking to be identified a certain way, almost like someone named Richard who would like to be called Dick. It is respectful to make a reasonable effort to refer to students in the way that they prefer.”
However, he added that he does have a problem when the university institutionalizes the use of pronouns that are completely arbitrary and may possibly sanction people for referring to someone different than their preference.
Strobl continued, “So, I henceforth shall be referred to as: His Majesty, Grant Strobl. I encourage all U-M students to go onto Wolverine Access, and insert the identity of their dreams.”
It is no less delusional for a student to insist that he is a hereditary monarch than it is for a person with a penis to insist that he’s a woman.
Angelo Codevilla on why, regardless of who wins in November, America as a Constitutional Republic is over.
Over the past half century, the Reagan years notwithstanding, our ruling class’s changing preferences and habits have transformed public and private life in America. As John Marini shows in his essay, “Donald Trump and the American Crisis,” this has resulted in citizens morphing into either this class’s “stakeholders” or its subjects. And, as Publius Decius Mus argues, “America and the West” now are so firmly “on a trajectory toward something very bad” that it is no longer reasonable to hope that “all human outcomes are still possible,” by which he means restoration of the public and private practices that made the American republic. In fact, the 2016 election is sealing the United States’s transition from that republic to some kind of empire.
Electing either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump cannot change that trajectory. Because each candidate represents constituencies hostile to republicanism, each in its own way, these individuals are not what this election is about. This election is about whether the Democratic Party, the ruling class’s enforcer, will impose its tastes more strongly and arbitrarily than ever, or whether constituencies opposed to that rule will get some ill-defined chance to strike back. Regardless of the election’s outcome, the republic established by America’s Founders is probably gone. But since the Democratic Party’s constituencies differ radically from their opponents’, and since the character of imperial governance depends inherently on the emperor, the election’s result will make a big difference in our lives.
“[PC Culture is] a way of marginalizing normal people.” – Norm MacDonald.
Back after the Orlando Disco Massacre, the Idiot Left was distributing this meme; being this stupid should hurt like a constant burning migraine, but unfortunately, it apparently feels like bliss.
When Mohammedan Democrat Omar Marteen committed mass murder at a gay disco in Orlando, Florida, the Obama Administration professed to have no clue about his motives. The media were fed a line that he literally had nothing to do with ISIS, and only declared himself a jihadist when he was on the phone to police. He had no prior links to ISIS, and they even floated the idea that he was an oppressed gay man who for some reason decided to shoot up a gay disco for reasons having nothing to do with Islam or terror.
And those who have believed every other lie the Obama Administration and its media surrogates have told them embraced this lie too.
Months after the fact, it comes out, in the form of one those Friday night document drops the regime uses when they wasnt to bury a story, that Omar Mateen had been heavily invested in ISIS propaganda for a long time.
The bulk of the evidence supporting the conclusion that Mateen was motivated by his support for ISIS wasn’t revealed until last week when Orlando authorities finally made Mateen’s phone conversations with police public in transcript form. From the Wall Street Journal:
Yo, the airstrike that killed Abu Wahid a few weeks ago—That’s what triggered it, okay?” he told the police negotiator, an apparent reference in the transcript to the Islamic State commander.
Abu Wahib, whose real name is Shaker Wahib al-Fahdawi, was known as one of the group’s more Internet-savvy leaders, often appearing in propaganda videos.
Only an “avid consumer” of Islamic State propaganda would know when Abu Wahib was killed, said Seamus Hughes, the deputy director of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.
“This isn’t somebody who decided that night he was going to wrap his personal grievances around ISIS,” Mr. Hughes said.
Obama and the Democrat-Media Complex put out what they wanted to be true (“Nothing to do with Islam or terror, it was all about teh gunnz”) and the people who wanted to believe the Narrative — though it defied all reason and common sense — lapped it up.
I’m gonna quote a lot of it because the page it’s on is an Ad-Block nightmare.
“My message today … is to Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s manager,” she said. “You know, I’m 61 years old. I’ve been out of the closet for 40 years. And Mr. Mook is a gay person, just like me. …
“And it’s really flooring the hell out of me that he’s supporting a woman that took money from [Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Emirates], from these countries that would take him and his friends or his lover or his partner and throw them off a building and kill them,” she said.
DeplorableCorgiGirl, also known as @DebraMax on Twitter, donned a Trump for President 2016 shirt in the video. She explained that she lived through the worst of the aids epidemic and believes threats and acts of terrorism from radical Islamists that support Clinton present a far scarier situation.
“It’s not funny going into a gay club and having some terrorist from these Muslim countries coming to kill us,” she continued, referencing the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. “And you should be ashamed of yourself for campaigning for that bitch. Unbelievable.
“And for me, this is a worse time now, worrying about ISIS killing us,” Deb said. “You don’t even know the time of AIDS, that was a bad time that I never thought in my life I would see another time that I would fear for me and my other gay friends. …
“But to know that you are a gay man, like us, and you’re her campaign manager,” she said. “How disgraceful, that you are out there in the public supporting somebody that is going to come here and will kill you for being a gay man.
“You are a disgrace, Robby Mook.”
“Mr Trump, Madame Secretary, a majority of Americans find neither one of you acceptable as a choice for president. For most Americans, the two of you represent the worst candidates ever put forth by the major political parties. Now, it may be easy to forget this when you are standing in front of a cheering crowd… or, in Mrs. Clinton’s case, a politely applauding group of wealthy hedge fund managers… but out in the real world, most voters loathe both of you…. passionately.
“And this has resulted in a sense of overwhelming despair among American voters, solid majorities of whom report that they now envy the animals in Sarah McLachlan commercials because ‘for them it will be over soon.’ When a pollster asked Americans, ‘If I held a gun to your head and told you had to vote for Trump or Clinton, what would you do?’ nearly a third responded, ‘I would ask you to pull the trigger.’ In fact, this election is viewed by millions of voters as Karmic payback for slavery, the genocide of native populations, and every one of America’s other sins; a choice not between the lesser of two evils, but between the less horrifying of two abominations.
“Now, addressing these wretched voters, the question to both of you is, ‘Why should anyone vote for me even though the mere presence of my name on the ballot can be seen as proof that God has abandoned his creation.’ You have two minutes to respond.”
Struggling to maintain relevance and a donor stream and thus avoid getting real jobs, GLAAD is taking up the banner of normalizing bisexuality.
According to LGBT advocacy group GLAAD, September 19 through 26 is #BiWeek – where activists will make a concerted push toward normalizing bisexuality through panels, social media campaigns and general awareness. The extremely successful process of normalizing gay and lesbian lifestyles was largely accomplished through media, whose power organizations like GLAAD leveraged well. Now, the bisexual community is striving to do the same.
And the biggest bigots when it comes to accepting bisexuality turn out to be… gays and lesbians.
Back in August, Advocate published an article entitled “#27BiStories: When Did You Come Out? What Was the Response Like?” The comments from average bisexual people were telling. “I am sad to say that I have gotten most of the biphobic comments and micro-aggressions from LGBTQ people,” one contributor anonymously stated. “The gay community has always treated me like a pariah. My experience has been that my community frequently negates me or my contribution because I’m ‘not gay enough,’” added another. “The gay community was much less accepting. Cries of ‘Pick a side!’ and ‘poser, faker, whore’ came from lesbians and gay men alike,” a third declared.
Haters gotta hate.
H/T Peter H.
According to Ms. Laura Parson, a “Teaching and Learning, Graduate Student” at the University of North Dakota, the reason more women aren’t pursuing STEM fields is because the scientific method relies too much on facts and logic and not subjective perspectives. I am not making this up.
Syllabi promote the positivist view of knowledge by suggesting that there are correct conclusions that can be drawn with the right tools:
- “A critical thinker considers all available evidence with an open mind and uses appropriate techniques to analyze that evidence and reach a conclusion (Lower level geology).”
- “The main goal is to attain knowledge and comprehension of major concepts and techniques of organic chemistry (Upper level chemistry).”
As these examples show, the STEM syllabi explored in this study demonstrated a view of knowledge that was to be acquired by the student, which promotes a view of knowledge as unchanging. This is further reinforced by the use of adverbs to imply certainty such as “actually” and “in fact” which are used in syllabi to identify information as factual and beyond dispute (Biber, 2006a; 2006b). For example, “draw accurate conclusions from scientific data presented in different formats” (Lower level math). Instead of promoting the idea that knowledge is constructed by the student and dynamic, subject to change as it would in a more feminist view of knowledge, the syllabi reinforce the larger male-dominant view of knowledge as one that students acquire and use make (sic) the correct decision.
See, you may think water boils at 100C, but that’s just what the Patriarchy *wants* you to think, and they reinforce their tyranny by insisting that everyone learn the “fact” that water boils at 100C they exclude feminist perspectives, such as the perspective that “fire can’t melt steel,” from the STEM fields, thus reinforcing them as a preserve of sexism and misogyny.
It’s the intersectionalities, you guys!
Contrary to what the feminist left teaches, masculinity is worthy of respect and emulation.
I’ll never forget when I was in high school in the eighties, and I studied abroad in Germany. Not to knock the German men, but I noticed how scrawny and frail most of the guys were. Even as a 17-year-old girl, I found something inherently unattractive about it.
At the end of the summer, when I gathered with other American students before heading home, I was struck by the muscular stature of the young men, and something about them made me feel a sense of relief, as if I were truly coming home where I was safe. I could finally breathe.
I was reminded of this recently when I went to visit my daughter at UNC Chapel Hill. I couldn’t help but notice how the men had changed since I attended college there years ago. So many looked skinny and soft.
“Where are all the real men? Where are the muscles?” I asked my daughter. Surprisingly, she knew exactly what I was commenting on. “They’re all athletes or they’re basic bros in the gym.”
Don’t get me wrong. I know there have always been scrawny guys among us. Nothing against them. But there is something more to this younger generation that was absent even among the less-developed men of days past. They’re not just smaller (because small guys can still be masculine). They’re girly, more feminized. They exude fragility. They remind me of some of the German guys I met back in the eighties.
Read the rest of it.
Men are less masculine because society no longer respects masculinity as a virtue.
Question: Does the video exist of an SJW behaving in a calm, rational manner? (H/T: Campus Reform)
Alethephobia: Fear of Truth.
It is treated as irrational fear putting the person in an incapacitated state of mobility to a racing anticipation at the mildest. It can be fear of discovery. Fear of hearing anticipated bad news. It is knowledge of the truth being potentially disclosed and disseminated. It transverses other well known and otherwise described phobias but always is rooted in fear of the truth subjectively, objectively, relatively, or as a primary motivator of basis in individual condition.
Our contemporary culture and politics are an illusion built on lies, which are called “Narratives.” Those who promote these Narratives will punish anyone who challenges the narrative.
Is the left correct when they assert that it’s okay to believe in lies and promote lies to achieve the ultimate end of a society they claim will be perfectly just and fair? Can any society based on embracing lies ever be just and fair? Can it even survive? Or is it just that The Truth is the biggest single threat to the Left achieving all of their goals?
So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. – Isaiah 59: 14-15
Charlotte, NC has become America’s latest Riot Zone. Here is why:
Now, according to #BlackLivesMatter, the guy in Charlotte was just “sitting in his car reading a book” when racist cops shoot him for no reason, and he most definitely didn’t have a gun. How can that be plausible when President Obama has told us repeatedly that guns are freely available in minority communities but books are impossible to find?
With regards to the Glenn Reynolds controversy, I honestly don’t see what’s wrong with using your car as a defensive weapon if people are attacking you.
Update: Rush Limbaugh noted something extraordinary about the current spate of rioting; it’s occurring in North Carolina, where the officer involved in the shooting was also black, and not in Oklahoma, where the officer was white and the decision to shoot was far more questionable. Also, almost three quarters of arrested rioters are from outside the state. The obvious conclusion is that NC is being agitated because the polls are so close there, while OK is solidly red and not worth the resources.
What the media are telling you is going on in Mohammedan-Occupied Sweden (CNN).
At a bench on the streets of Stockholm, Imane Asry, Shama Vafaipour and Maryam Dinar touch up their makeup and adjust their artfully wrapped hijabs. In pointy heels, wide-leg trousers and loosely draped neutral tones, these three women who look like they could be models are preparing to take photos for their Instagram accounts. The resulting shots are seen by their hundreds and thousands of followers.
Like any modern-day fashionista, Muslim women are expressing their style and showcasing it to the world through social media. The added twist, however, is doing so in a way that maintains the sense of modesty dictated by Islamic values.
What’s actually going on:
Swedish Police are losing the battle against increasing levels (of) crime and violence in the country as now 55 areas are labeled “No-Go” Zones.
In February Express.co.uk reported the Scandinavian country has seen a huge surge in crime since the start of the migrants crisis in Europe with a rise in sex assaults, drug dealing and children carrying weapons.
Yeah, imagine this screeching at you for the next four to eight years.
Democrats hate “Right to Work,” which means the freedom to choose not to belong to a Democrat/Mafia-Run labor union and still have a job. They hate it when people are allowed to choose for themselves. They hate it more when it deprives their party of money confiscated against the will of working people.
Why does this video seem familiar? Oh, yeah…