The Left-Wing Newsrag ‘The Guardian’ publishes a piece in which the sensitive, enlightened, progressive author describes her heartbreaking heartache at the levels of intolerance and racism displayed by Thomas the Tank Engine.
In the episode “Tickled Pink”, poor vain James, is ordered by Topham Hat to get a new coat of paint. But while James has only had an undercoat of pink slathered on, Topham Hatt interrupts and demands that James go pick up Hatt’s granddaughter and deliver her and her friends to a birthday party right now.
James is mortified that he has to travel while pink and proceeds to hide from all the other trains along the way. When he’s caught, the other trains – including Thomas – viciously laugh and mock him.
But once James gets back on the rails and picks up Granddaughter Hatt and her friends, all seemingly ends well because the girls love pink.
And then she really loses it. [To get the full effect, imagine Kathy Bates shrieking the next passage at James Caan in Misery.)
Well guess what? It’s not OK. You think a little boy watching Thomas is going to file away the lesson that pink is OK for boys? No, what kids remember is that James was laughed at, cruelly, over and over again, because he looked different and was clad in a “girly” pink color.
The author also thinks that the way diesel trains on Thomas the Tank Engine spew black smoke is clearly racist.
Meanwhile, the Palestinians (who are, of course, supported by The Guardian, the author of the piece, and all “good” leftists,) have children’s shows that openly advocate Jew-killing.
A young girl on Al-Aqsa TV’s “Tomorrow’s Pioneers” told a child host that she wants to grow up to be a policeman so she “can shoot Jews,” according to a translation of the May 2 episode by Palestinian Media Watch.
The host then excitedly asked: “All of them?”
“Yes,” the young girl replied, to which the child host responded, “good.”
Mark Morford was the “journalist” who offered, in 2008, that Obama was “The Lightworker.”
“Many spiritually advanced people I know identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment.”
Much to the GOP’s bitter revulsion, it turns out a calm, intellectual black man really can run an entire country – certainly far better than an inarticulate Texas bumbler, and even in the face of what is easily the most obstructionist, hateful, acidic and often downright racist Congress in modern memory. Quite an achievement, really.
And all he has to do to reach this assessment is ignore all of the scandals, ignore the president’s pattern of childish behavior, ignore the people who have died because of the incompetence of the VA, proclaim Obamacare a success despite none of its promises being fulfilled, ignore that Obama’s foreign policy has allowed an even-m0re-radical-than Al Qaeda terrorist group to take power over vast swaths of the Middle East, ignore the soaring debt, ignore that income for working class families is down, ignore the collapsing border situation, and ignore the rapidly rising food and energy prices the Government isn’t talking about.
If you put all that aside, Obama’s presidency rises to the level of almost mediocre.
Republicans in the Senate blocked a measure that would have undone the Hobby Lobby ruling and forced businesses to provide free abortificant drugs to female employees.
And the lefties threw epic hissy-fits when denied their Free Stuff From the Government; like two year olds in the toy aisle at Wal-Mart, but with less dignity and more f-words.
Why should anyone be forced to pay for someone else’s contraceptives? Because things liberals want (free contraception, marijuana) become mandatory Government entitlements. Things liberals hate (guns, tobacco) become illegal. That’s the way it works in a Democracy. There are no “rights,” just opinions enforced by power.
An increasingly vocal and open group of prominent British Academics is claiming that paedophilia is a perfectly normal and natural thing.
“Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.”
The presentation in question was presented at an academic conference at Cambridge University in the UK, where other topics included: “Liberating the paedophile: a discursive analysis,” and “Danger and difference: the stakes of hebephilia.”
And — like every other horror of the current ear — this has its roots in the sexual liberation movement of the 1970′s.
With the Pill, the legalisation of homosexuality and shrinking taboos against premarital sex, the Seventies was an era of quite sudden sexual emancipation. Many liberals, of course, saw through PIE’s cynical rhetoric of “child lib”. But to others on the Left, sex by or with children was just another repressive boundary to be swept away – and some of the most important backing came from academia. [Emphasis added]
Hey, “Love is Love,” right?
IMHO, things are pretty messed up when it’s okay to openly discuss normalizing pedophilia in an academic setting; but you can get fired for expressing the wrong opinion on gay marriage.
The left has dutifully responded with unhinged, deranged hysteria over the 5-4 Supreme Court Decision that Hobby Lobby was not require to provide abortion-inducing drugs to its female employees. Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, celebrity nincompoop Seth Rogan, George Takei, Michael Moore, Lena Dunham, Sandra Fluke, — all the Thought Leaders on the left agree — that the Supreme Court has just outlawed contraception, is allowing companies to “deny women access to health care.” As though companies that don’t buy women groceries are denying them access to food.
And then there is this take — I am not making this up — from this NY Daily News columnist on the effects of the Hobby Lobby decision.
Noncompliant females will be stripped of their burqas and stoned to death.
Like the Facebook friend who claimed that because of the Hobby Lobby decision, stores could refuse to sell groceries to unwed single mothers. Idiocy.
Hillary Clinton knows she’s lying when she claims that this decision denies women access to contraceptives. So does Elizabeth Warren. So does Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
But they also know that the Democrat base are low-information voters who get their news from The Daily Show and from the Morning Zoo Crews on FM radio will believe it when they hear that Hobby Lobby is going to force women into Burqas and stone them to death. Democrat strategists know Obama won by convincing low-information voters that Mitt Romney was going to outlaw tampons. And that’s why they pull this kind of stuff. And get away with it because they own the media and know they will not be fact-checked, or ridiculed for making preposterous assertions. And that’s why the Democrat Politician-Celebrity-Media Axis of Evil is promoting the lie.
They ring the bell (“War on Women”) and their LIV’s drool (vote Democrat).
Remember how Ronald Reagan rounded up all the gay people and put them in concentration camps?
Michael Stipe does, apparently.
“In the early Eighties, as a 22-year-old queer man living during the Reagan-Bush administration, I was afraid to get tested for HIV for fear of quarantine, the threat of internment camps and having my basic civil rights stripped away,” he said.
The deranged paranoia of the gay left is something to behold; as are the politicians who enable it for political gain. And notice how Rolling Stone and the LOGO network act like his paranoia was completely reasonable and justified his choice not to take basic measures to protect his health and the health of others.
A very progressive woman traveled to Haiti to prove she was “down with the struggle,” and ended up getting raped by Haitian man who was unimpressed by her pleas for comradeship against the capitalist oppressors.
“I pleaded with him to honor my commitment to Haiti, to him as a brother in the mutual struggle for an end to our common oppression, but to no avail. He didn’t care.”
She probably doesn’t want to hear this, but if a woman wants to deter a rapist, a loaded Glock is probably going to be more effective than left-wing rhetorical pablum.
Then, after it was over, she blamed … not the savage who raped her ... but the White Male Patriarchy.
Women are not the source of their oppression; oppressive policies and the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage are,” she explained.
That’s a novel defense. “I didn’t rape you, it was the as-yet unaddressed white patriarchy which still dominates the global stage.” Would this defense work for murder? Aaron Hernandez’s defense team would very much like to know.
I have heard it said that liberalism is a mental disorder, and I am not sure that’s true. But it does seem like mentally disordered people tend to become liberals.
The left in general does not care for beauty pageants because they make unattractive women feel bad. But Miss Nevada’s answer to a question about rape really set off the feminist left, who claimed her answer promoted “Rape Culture.”
The lefties absolutely, positively hate the idea that women should defend themselves. They recommend… I am not making this up … state imposed indoctrination of all men to deprogram them from being the rapists the feminist left claims all men are.
I imagine it would work kind of like what that one guy in Clockwork Orange went through.
Update: A supposedly grown-up woman editor at Cosmo responded to the notion of women defending themselves using the same adjective six-year-old children use to describe lima beans: “Icky.”
Leftist Progessives are simultaneously the biggest libertines and the most obnoxious prudes in the world.
On the one hand, the left stands for unlimited promiscuous sex without consequences: Abortion on demand, government-mandated free contraceptives, slut walks, access to Pron in public libraries, and… of course… facilitating the ability of minors to have as much sex as they want without parental knowledge.
On the other hand, left-wing Political Correctness demands that the Captain of the Navy’s Blue Angels have his career destroyed because some of the men under his command made some lewd comments about women and some Family-Guy caliber Ghey Jokes. A reprimand, I can understand, if the remarks were directed at a fellow serviceman while on-duty, but… Seriously?
So, basically, on the left, one is encouraged to pursue sexual gratification without any responsibility or consequences. But on the other hand, joking about sex, or acknowledging… in the immortal words of Bernie Mac … that “man is a sexual being’… that can destroy your career.
Honestly, those people are nuts.
Or maybe I’m the one who’s nuts for thinking that standards of discretion and privacy should be consistent with one’s sexual mores.
When you tire of politics, there is always horror:
The Florida mental health counselor accused of murdering her lesbian lover’s two-year-old daughter earlier this week wrote a note claiming a sermon inspired the killing, it has been revealed.
Kimberly Lucas, 40, is accused of drowning her former girlfriend Jacquelyn Jamason’s two-year-old daughter Elliana and attempting to kill her 10-year-old son Ethan.
Lucas wrote in the note that a sermon by Metropolitan Community Church Pastor Lea Brown ‘really, really touched” her the day before the revenge killing carried out in response to Jamason ending their relationship.
Both of the women were mental health counselors. Ponder that.
Feminists are blaming the Men’s Rights Movement for the murders committed by psycho whackjob Elliot Rodger in San Diego; primarily on the basis that wedging Rodger into the “War on Women” narrative is useful to the feminist left’s agenda; and admitting that he was a deranged sociopath is not. A typical, albeit mild, response is from the Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey.
Rodger’s misogynistic rhetoric seems undeniably influenced by the manosphere, and his manifesto has kicked off a loud debate about how modern society treats women, online and off. If there was ever a time to take a closer look at online misogyny, it’s now.
I am reminded of a Biblical passage relating to motes and beams. The fact is that before there was a Man’s Movement, there was a women’s movement. And the Women’s Movement has produced some extremely hate-filled feminist rhetoric that is widely embraced by the progressive left.
- “I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” – Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor
- “To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.” -– Valerie Solanas
- “I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” — Andrea Dworkin
- “Rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear” — Susan Brownmiller
- “The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt men.” — Sharon Stone
- “The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.” — Sally Miller Gearhart
- “All men are rapists and that’s all they are” — Marilyn French
And there is more. Much, much more. It’s not limited to a few websites at the back of the internet; deranged feminist misandry permeates academia, politics, and pop culture. Entire cable networks like Lifetime and Oxygen are devoted to spreading the message that men are terrible. Womyn’s studies programs exist at every major university. A feminist professor or politician can express the idea that the world would be better off without men and be praised as a visionary, but let a man say the same thing about women and he’s branded a hater and bigot.
Is it a surprise that after decades of feminist man-bashing that some men would start to push back?
Progressive leftists want there to be two sets of rules; one set that lets them silence and stigmatize those whom they disagree with, and another to let them express their hatred in any vile terms they choose.
This is rich in iron(y):
Secretary of State John Kerry escalated his criticism of Edward Snowden, calling him a “coward” and a “traitor,” and saying that the NSA document leaker should return to the United States from Russia and “make his case.”
“Edward Snowden is a coward, he is a traitor and he has betrayed his country,” Kerry said in an interview on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” with Chuck Todd. “And if he wants to come home tomorrow to face the music, he can do so.”
The point in itself may have merit; we can discuss. But for fun, let’s remember some points about Kerry. The following conclusions have been either proven, or at least well-indicated as likely, by eyewitness testimony and other evidence: (more…)
And if you call her a nutjob, you’re “Anti-Woman”
Watching that, I can’t stop thinking of this old Mad TV sketch.
Award-Winning Progressive Documentary Film-Maker Michael Moore knows who to blame for the killing spree in Santa Barbara.
We are a nation founded in violence, grew our borders through violence, and allow men in power to use violence around the world to further our so-called American (corporate) “interests.” The gun, not the eagle, is our true national symbol.
So the onus is on us, all of us. We won’t pass the necessary laws, but more importantly we won’t consider why this happens here all the time. When the NRA says, “Guns don’t kill people — people kill people,” they’ve got it half-right. Except I would amend it to this: “Guns don’t kill people — Americans kill people.”
That’s right, it were America what killed them people.
Shame on you, America… go to your room. You’re on Time Out.
The Left is making an intensive effort to change mentally-ill spree killer Elliot Rodger into a caricature that will better enable the agenda of disarming law-abiding citizens and demonizing White Males. Whatever the real Elliot Rodger was, the Narrative has decided that he is a misogynistic right-winger representing the White Patriarchal Rape Culture.
Just like the left created the myth of that nice, 12-year-old Honor Student, Trayvon Martin, an innocent who was brutally gunned down by a trigger-happy White Supremacist on his way home after buying some Skittles to further… well, essentially to further the same agenda.
Mythologies require archetypes, not real, actual people. It is highly inconvenient to the left that Mr. Rodger subscribed to a left-wing YouTube Channel and that three of his victims were men. Also, three of his victims, apparently, were killed with knives. But the Truth will not serve to advance the Left’s Agenda. Hence, all power to The Narrative.
The American system of higher education has become fundamentally anti-intellectual. Universities offer ridiculous courses on Lada Gaga and Tupac Shakur, entire majors are devoted to useless nonsense like Gender Studies, faculty demands that persons be jailed for holding unpopular opinions, student mobs keep politically incorrect speakers off-campus. Too add to the anti-intellectual atmosphere of the contemporary American campus, there is now a demand that teaching materials contain warning labels advising of politically offensive content.
“Trigger warnings” are the latest crusade on campus, reports the NYT. Students at prominent colleges and universities have been campaigning to force professors to warn students of potentially disturbing or offensive content in the course materials they assign. That could include everything from a violent movie to the anti-Semitic Merchant of Venice. The NYT:
Short Version: If you’re going to be bullied anyway, you might as well kick back and enjoy it. Also, don’t report it when you’re bullied; bullies hate that.
Bloody Brilliant: Sean L’s comment that this code of conduct was inspired by Obama’s approach to foreign policy.
The (needless to say) left-wing president of Western Washington University has put his finger on the biggest problem in higher education. And it isn’t ridiculously overpriced and ultimately worthless degrees, it’s… too many white people.
A school-wide questionnaire at Western Washington University (WWU) asked the community “How do we make sure that in future years ‘we are not as white as we are today?’”
The question, released through the communications and marketing department’s daily newsletterWestern Today, comes on the heels of admonishments given in multiple convocation addresses by WWU President Bruce Shepard for the university’s “failure” to be less white.
“Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as university,” Shepard said in the 2012 speech.
So, here’s a picture of Bruce Shepard. Suffice it to say, Malik Shabazz he ain’t.
They’re still claiming that any opposition to leftism could only be motivated by racism. Here, Rep. Steve Israel (D) says it back-hand style:
Candy: Do you think your Republican colleagues are racist?
Israel: Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism.
They’re still demanding that their failures be subsidized and bailed out. Here, a “green” solar company sues the government for only having dished it $250 million of taxpayer money, instead of millions more.
They’re still using highly questionable statistics to demagogue the issue of equal pay for men and women.
They’re still fighting their ‘war’ on Fox News, and failing – sometimes with hilarious results. The video shows Greta van Susteren cornering an aggressive Democrat into admitting that he lied about his resume.
They’re still racially divisive with amazing double standards. Here, a Democrat belittles her African-American GOP colleague for being only “half” black. Which, remember, happens to be what President Obama is.
They still have amazing double standards on the issues of Islam, free speech and women’s rights. Last week, leftists hit a triple (the wrong positions on all three) when Brandeis snubbed Ayaan Hirsi Ali after considering her for an honorary degree.
They’re still screeching “McCarthyism!” to deflect attention from their misconduct, as Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) did last week, when questions arose over his own staff’s collusion with the dangerously out-of-control IRS.
UPDATE: At least there’s hope for Wisconsin:
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a good run lately. He signed a major tax relief package into law, his controversial budget reforms have put the state back in the black…A new poll from Wisconsin Public Radio suggests that voters are appreciative of the governor’s accomplishments. Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by 16 points in the survey (56/40), with Walker’s approval rating soaring to just shy of 60 percent — an all-time high in the series. (President Obama’s job approval is underwater at 48/50 in the poll). Walker’s lead is fueled by a 19-point advantage among independents…
Nancy Pelosi’s constituents have turned on Silicon Valley in a big way. As reported here earlier, there’s this big movement against companies like Google and Facebook providing buses to transport their employees from their homes in the city to their Company Cult Compounds. Today, the sophisticated progressives of San Francisco raised the intellectual level of their debate by puking on a bus; not by getting motion sickness during a long bus ride, but actually climbing on top of a bus for the purpose of puking on its windshield.
As a form of protest, it’s still better than what they did to Brendan Eich.
So, I’m reading that story and I’m thinking, “The left condemns people for living in the city and taking mass transportation to get to their jobs, for causing “gentrification. But, they also condemn people who live in the suburbs and commute to work for causing ‘urban sprawl.’”
You can’t win an argument with deranged people.
Also, someone in SFO has been flipping over SMART cars. Or maybe it was just windy last night.
Speaking of Silicon Valley, watching the first episode of Mike Judge’s new HBO series would not be a waste of half an hour.
(The increasingly deranged and irrelevant Roger Ebert hated it, so there’s that.)