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The Language Police Versus the Real Police

Posted by V the K at 5:44 pm - May 24, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

In the uber-leftist utopia of Seattle Washington (a city whose gay Democrat mayor is having to step down after a scandal involving him paying for sex with underage boys) , Police have been instructed to no longer use the term “suspect,” but must describe those suspected of committing crimes as “members of the community.” Because surely this change of words will help end crime and social inequality.

When Seattle police officers write use of force reports they no longer call a suspect a suspect.

“Community member” is the new term. Several officers say the term is offensive, explaining their work with violent suspects.

Sources point to the suspect who shot three officers last month after a downtown Seattle armed robbery. When officers involved in that incident were writing their use of force reports they were required to refer to the shooter, Damarius Butts, as a “community member,” not a suspect, police sources said.

Also, inmates in the city’s jails may no longer be referred to as “inmates,” but the politically correct mandated term is “students.” Because the delicate feelings of violent criminals are just, oh so precious.

Trump on terrorist Losers

After expressing solidarity with the Manchester bombing victims, he said:

So many young, beautiful, innocent people, living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life. I won’t call them monsters, because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them, from now on, losers, because that’s what they are, they’re losers. And we’ll have more of them. But they’re losers, just remember that.

This is what I’ve spent these last few days talking about in my trip overseas. Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed. We cannot stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people. And, in today’s attack, it was mostly innocent children. The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out from our society forever. This wicked ideology must be obliterated, and I mean completely obliterated.

Emphasis in President Trump’s delivery. I find this interesting on several levels.

First, calling them “losers” is a Trumpism. He’s spent his life focused on the issue of winning vs. losing in business, and he speaks colloquially and from his heart. Translators (into other languages) may have to footnote the expression or come up with some local idiom that would strike us as odd (if we heard it translated back).

Second, it’s an Americanism. Trump is a throwback to a time when most Americans were focused on winning vs. losing. As General Patton said in a bygone era, “Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time.” This was before the Left programmed us to look down on winners and give everyone a participation trophy.

Third, it’s true. These terrorists are losers. They can’t think of anything better to do with the wonderful gift of life, than to try to ruin it for others. In addition to being evil, vicious, nihilistic, malicious, etc., they’re indescribably stupid. As such, only the stupidest of women should want to have sexual intercourse with them. They lack evolutionary fitness.

Fourth, it’s something new. I mean, I’ve called these Islamist terrorists “losers” before – but to hear the President of the United States do it, seems new. (If President Obama did it, please let me know in the comments. A search for “obama calls terrorists losers” turns up only Trump doing it.) It expresses a (rightful) depth of contempt for the terrorists that Obama probably never had. I also doubt that Obama ever talked about “completely obliterating” them.

Fifth, it’s strangely persuasive. Killing terrorists in wars, policing and effective border control all do have a place in the War on Terror. But, to really end terrorism, we will need to thrust a moral and social frame upon the terrorists that makes them seem “obviously” contemptible, or even ridiculous. So that, even to an America-hating leftist or a Muslim who may feel oppressed, being a suicide bomber no longer carries any status or moral authority or cachet. “Ugh, what a bunch of losers” is such a frame – and has the virtue, again, of being true.

Sixth and not least: Trump is saying it in the Middle East, to the faces of Palestinians (and earlier, Saudis). Kudos, Mr. President!

Seventh, the Usual Suspects hate it – you know, Whoopi Goldberg, The View, the leftie newspapers saying it makes light of things and doesn’t show enough seriousness – so you know that Trump must be on the right track.

UPDATE: Scott Adams seems to agree.

What kinds of people join the Losers [terrorists]? Mostly young males. And you know what brand young males do not want on them? Right: Losers.

If you call them monsters, they like it. If you call them ISIS or ISIL they put it on a flag and wave it around. If you call them non-Muslim, it just rolls off their backs because they have Korans and stuff. Almost any other “brand” you can imagine is either inert or beneficial to Loser recruitment.

Loser is different. No one joins the Loser movement. Try at home, with your family or friends, to concoct a more effective brand poisoning than Loser. You probably can’t.

UPDATE: Just to give credit where it’s due: in 2015, there was a push from the Obama administration to refer to the ISIS as “Daesh”. That, too, was a brand-poisoning exercise. Maybe not a great one. In Arabic, the letters are an acronym of ISIS’ name and evoke the Arabic words for “one who crushes and tramples” others, and “one who sows discord”. Perhaps our words “sociopath” or “fascist” are dynamic equivalents? Daesh is derogatory enough to make ISIS want to cut your tongue out. So, it’s a good shot. But 1) it evokes nothing in English, 2) it doesn’t get to the heart of the matter: these jihadists are losers.

That awkward moment when Lou Reed is doubleplusungood crimethinkful

Old and busted: Lou Reed is so cool. He did a song about trannies that makes the squares uptight!

New hotness: Lou Reed is so bigoted. He did a song about trannies that makes us SJWs uptight!

A student group at the University of Guelph in Canada has apologized for including the Lou Reed song “Walk on the Wild Side” on a playlist at a campus event…

The Guelph Central Student Association wrote “We now know the lyrics to this song are hurtful to our friends in the trans community and we’d like to unreservedly apologize for this error in judgement.”…

In a further statement a spokesperson said: “The lyrics, ‘and then he was a she,’ devalues the experiences and identities of trans folks.

Huh? How?

Joss, Joss: Sorry but you’re a moron

From Breitbart, Joss Whedon Film Imagines World Without ‘Beacon of Hope’ Planned Parenthood

The 3-minute film shows tears, frustration, and desperation in its imaginary world without Planned Parenthood, where scholarships are lost and projects interrupted all because the abortion giant isn’t present to erase the consequences of people’s sexual decisions…

As if people wouldn’t quickly move to a mix of adoption, privately-funded abortion, privately-funded birth control, non-vaginal sex, abstinence and/or condoms.

And I say that as a supporter of first-semester abortion rights. Even I can recognize when abortion advocates are dishonest.

“Planned Parenthood is a beacon of hope, and anyone trying to shut it down is committing an act of evil. It’s not just inhumane — it’s inhuman.

No, Joss. What’s evil, inhumane and inhuman (you can picture his face and voice cracking on that one) is:

  1. Late-term abortion.
  2. Forcing your fellow citizens to fund it.
  3. Painting murderers as heroes.
  4. Assuming that anything YOU like, has to be funded by taxpayers (rather than yourself).

But we know Joss has problems:

On Mother’s Day, he tweeted his gratitude for his mother’s death 25 years earlier so she wouldn’t have to live in a world where Donald Trump was president…

…and his other tweets gleefully picture graphic violence happening to Republicans.

UPDATE – Unrelated? I almost blogged on this yesterday: Man rompers. Hipsters in baby clothes.

seven male models in ridiculous one piece baby suits known as rompers

Joss Whedon has nothing to do with this, so I can’t imagine why my subconscious connects it to him. But it does.

The Venezuela Diet

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Via HotAir, where John Sexton notes:

There’s nothing funny about the situation in Venezuela, but there is something funny about the socialists who cheered for the country and are just beginning to realize it might be an authoritarian hellhole.

Lefties, once again doing the hate speech

As V the K recently noted, “If real hate crimes were happening, the left wouldn’t have to fake them.”

The latest entry in the database is St. Olaf’s College. Some students got racist notes on their windshields. It hurt their feelers. Which was a campus-wide crisis. Because, you know, windshield notes and people’s feelings are SO much more important than exams or people’s medical problems or the homeless or people who have to dodge bombs in war-torn Syria.

Except for one thing: It was fake news. One of the victims confessed to being the perpetrator, in a supposed “strategy to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate.”

I say “supposed”, because this kind of thing keeps happening and I think these left-wing perpetrators do have racial hatreds (or anti-gay, anti-Jewish or whatever) in their hearts. By becoming Social Justice Warriors who “raise awareness” doing these crimes, they get to act out their true feelings.

In other words: they’re real hate crimes. We’re just not supposed to notice. As normals, our assigned role is to accept the misplaced blame, let ourselves be scapegoated, feel guilty and submit to the SJWs.

Hey, SJWs: YOU ARE LITERALLY THE ONES DOING THE HATE SPEECH, IN AMERICA TODAY. If you have to do it yourselves, then no, it’s not a real problem.

More details at Legal Insurrection.

Dangerous Faggot

I have unblocked the word “faggot” in our comments section. It was past time, for 2 reasons:

  • South Park “The F Word” made “fag” OK in 2009.
  • Milo – it’s impossible to cover him without mentioning his “Dangerous Faggot” lecture tour.

As to Milo, he has re-launched. (He appears around 58:45 in the video.) Highlights:

  • He has raised $12 million for a new media and book-publishing company that will be dedicated to ending political correctness and “making the lives of journalists, professors, politicians, feminists, Black Lives Matter activists and other professional victims a living hell.”
  • He will be suing Simon & Schuster (presumably for breach of contract?), asking another $10 million.
  • He is still planning MILO’S FREE SPEECH WEEK (no dates on it).

I saw this coming, after the Left’s coordinated attack on him in February. He’s not one to stay down and out.

By the way, Vanity Fair hates him. And if you’re thinking “pedophilia”, Milo had a few words for you back in February: “I do not support pedophilia. Period. It is a vile and disgusting crime, perhaps the very worst.” We at GayPatriot agree.

Antifa: A Terrorist, Criminal Conspiracy as dangerous as the Mafia

Terrorists are people who:

  • won’t fight as part of a regular military; and who
  • mainly attack others who are not part of a regular military (that is, civilians); in order to
  • intimidate people into accepting (or not dissenting from) the terrorists’ political viewpoint.

Guess what? That’s Antifa.

Antifa is also a conspiracy to commit crimes. As one of our fine commentors recently suggested, they may be compared to other criminal conspiracies. Here’s my take.

  • On the one hand, Antifa “only” plans crimes of felony assault and vandalism (that could get out of hand and become manslaughter or murder, semi-accidentally). In that way, they’re a bit less dangerous than the Mafia (which plans specific murders).
  • On the other hand, many of the Mafia’s crimes are intra-Mafia. Not so with Antifa, ALL of whose crimes are directed at the larger society. In that way, they’re more dangerous than the Mafia.

Where is the FBI, on Antifa? Or the Department of Justice?

Protest Culture Was and Is a Commercial Phenomenon

Posted by V the K at 10:15 pm - April 6, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

Pepsi is a product. Barack Obama was a product. #BlackLivesMatter is a product. All things that people have been persuaded to buy or buy into based on slick marketing campaigns and careful image manipulation.

Sometimes marketing strategies work and the country gets run for eight years by a lazy socialist demagogue. Sometimes, they misfire.

Obama was a can of delicious and refreshing Pepsi. His domestic policy never amounted much to other than “fair shot” or “yes we can” and having subordinates in the media push his message out to take to the streets or block traffic as a means of somehow attempting to get politicians to change what they believe and vote the way he wanted them to on issues he cared about. Legislating was never an option. Symbolic gestures of marching across bridges is what sold.

When a Florida teenager was shot in an act of self defense, Obama wasted no time ginning up the masses. When Michael Brown robbed a convenience store in Ferguson Missouri and assaulted a police officer, resulting in his death, members of the Obama administration attended Brown’s funeral. Leaders of the movement that “sprung” up from it were invited to the White House and encouraged to keep the outrage machine at full spin. Franchises awoke in places like Baltimore, Chicago and New York.

And after eight years of screaming about every grievance online or off, what does the Obama inspired protest culture have to show for all of it? A Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial and a Donald Trump presidency.

And from the sidebar of that story, here is a very weird attempt by Sweden to market itself as a destination for transgender refugees. (It’s two — two — two virtue signals in one!)

The graphic 32-page booklet – published by the non-profit RFSL group, the Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights – contains a series of cartoons depicting people of differing skin tones having solo sex, three-way sex, gay sex and one picture of a wheelchair-bound man having sex with a transexual man.

Homosexual Is a Dirty Word

Posted by V the K at 9:32 am - March 17, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

The Speech Police at Emerson College in Boston ($59,728 per year)  have decided the word “homosexual” is offensive.

“Use gay or lesbian when describing people who are attracted to members of the same sex,” school officials instruct in the guide. “Avoid the use of homosexual and homosexual relationship.”

I am assuming the word “Queer” still flies there, which makes this whole exercise akin to banning the word “African-American” but “rhymes-with-bigger” is still okay.

I wonder if ‘Sodomites’ is still okay. How about “Butt Pirate?”

You Just Can’t Expect Brown Foreigners to Share Western Values, Apparently

A Canuckistanian politician wants three questions asked as part of the vetting process for admitting migrants into America’s Hat.

“Are men and woman equal, and entitled to equal protection under the law?

Is it ever OK to coerce or use violence against an individual or a group who disagrees with your views?

Do you recognize that to have a good life in Canada you will need to work hard to provide for yourself and your family, and that you can’t expect to have things you want given to you?

She’s being attacked as “Islamophobic.”

USDA Threatens to Shut Down Farm for Opposing Gay Marriage

Under an Obama Era Rule,  Federal Inspectors can shut down an operation for wrongthink.

In 2015, following the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that purported to redefine marriage for the entire country, various employees shared articles and information related to the decision. Don participated by sharing an article that expressed the traditional Christian view that God designed marriage as a union between a man and a woman and set forth reasons for that position.

When a USDA public health veterinarian, the on-site inspector, saw the article in the breakroom, well, he had a cow. He removed the article and reported it to his USDA supervisor. The pair stampeded into Don’s office and threatened to remove USDA inspectors—effectively shutting down the facility—if Don returned the article to the breakroom, stating the article was offensive and harassing under expanded agency rules.

This ban on Don’s speech appears to have been grounded on the USDA’s “Anti-Harassment Policy Statement” issued in July 2015, which prohibits written or oral communications that USDA officials consider “disrespectful” or “insult[ing]” on the basis of sexual orientation.

This is part of the reason the left has gone nanners. For eight years under Obama, they had unfettered ability to punish people for not agreeing with their progressive, politically correct ideology using every agency of Government. They got used to being bullies. They got to like being bullies. They thought they would get to bully their opponents forever once Hillary cemented the Progressive Authoritarian Government Obama had begun. One more left-wing Justice on the Supreme Court and it was all theirs.

But now, there’s a slim chance that the people they straight-up bullied for eight years might just have their rights restored.

BTW: The five leftists on the Supreme Court have just decided that a jury’s verdict can be nullified if one of the jurors is politically incorrect. So, I guess this means, if a white guy is convicted of rape, but his defense attorneys can prove that one of the jurors was a man-hating, racist black lesbian… they can overturn that verdict. Right?

It’s Never About Fixing the Problem, It’s About the Language

Posted by V the K at 6:11 pm - March 9, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

Near the end of this very detailed article on the national epidemic of opioid addiction is this telling little detail.

The director of a Midwestern state’s mental health programs emailed a chart called “‘Watch What You Call Me’: The Changing Language of Addiction and Mental Illness,” compiled by the Boston University doctor Richard Saltz. It is a document so Orwellian that one’s first reaction is to suspect it is a parody, or some kind of “fake news” dreamed up on a cynical website. We are not supposed to say “drug abuse”; use “substance use disorder” instead. To say that an addict’s urine sample is “clean” is to use “words that wound”; better to say he had a “negative drug test.” “Binge drinking” is out—“heavy alcohol use” is what you should say. Bizarrely, “attempted suicide” is deemed unacceptable; we need to call it an “unsuccessful suicide.” These terms are periphrastic and antiscientific. Imprecision is their goal. Some of them (like the concept of a “successful suicide”) are downright insane. This habit of euphemism and propaganda is not merely widespread. It is official. In January 2017, less than two weeks before the end of the last presidential administration, drug office head Michael Botticelli issued a memo called “Changing the Language of Addiction,” a similarly fussy list of officially approved euphemisms.

The people coming up with these rules are by and large not affected personally by the opioid epidemic except to the degree that they draw a paycheck from the Government response to it.  They have the luxury of lecturing non-drug addicts on the politically correct language so as not to hurt the delicate feelings of someone who just “recycled” her own urine to get another high off the drugs she had unprotected sex with a dealer to procure.

Political Correctness Eliminates Another Tiny Quantum of Joy

Posted by V the K at 1:25 pm - February 23, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

The Miserable, Bitter Virtue Signalers Win Another Battle in Their War Against Civil Society.

Police officers in a Massachusetts town are no longer allowed to give kids high fives as they enter their elementary school because it reportedly makes illegal immigrants and minority students feel uncomfortable.

These Social Justice Wankers have an awful lot in common with Saudi Arabia’s Morality Police, do they not? “People behaving in an unapproved fashion? Punish them at once!”

I Really Hope This Is True

Posted by V the K at 8:16 am - January 24, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

“The world is changing. America is changing. Europe is changing. It started last year with Brexit, yesterday there was Trump and today the freedom-loving parties gathered in Koblenz are making a stand. The genie will not go back into the bottle again, whether you like it or not. The people of the West are awakening. They are throwing off the yoke of political correctness.” –
Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV)

Political Correctness is like a set of blinders that make it impossible to see the world as it really is, that prevent us from being able to discuss any topic with total honesty. It is impossible to solve any problem without first getting to the truth of it. And, I’m sorry leftists, truth is not a subjective thing. Being obese really does have negative health consequences, and it’s not “body-shaming” to point this out. It’s not a “Rape Culture*” just because the law does not let a woman retroactively withdraw consent after giving it.  The use of logic, reason, and facts to explain how the world works is reality, not “mansplaining.”

* If you want to know what a real Rape Culture looks like, this is what a real rape culture looks like.

The 2016 Election in Three Memes

Last Tuesday, Obama gave his “farewell” address, which prompted all sorts of ridiculous, weepy posts from Obama supporters about how “classy” he was and how much they would miss him, and how his administration was “scandal-free.” Needless to say, these folks will remain clueless as to why Trump won in November as long as they put Obama on a pedestal. Most of us don’t remember the last eight years with any fondness at all. Instead, we remember a thin-skinned, spiteful, petty man who always had his mind set on one thing, and that was advancing his own power and his party’s grip on power.

Back in October 2013, I wrote a post where I called Obama’s administration the Dawn Davenport Presidency, and it has remained as true in the intervening years as it was then. At the time, I used the website meme creator to create a meme which I considered using to illustrate that post, but I didn’t post it at the time. Now that there are only five days remaining in Obama’s second term, I am bringing it back, because it provides one explanation for what happened with the voters in 2016.

Of course, this election was also about Hillary Clinton.

In the past week, there has been a lot of buzz about Meryl Streep’s harangue at the Golden Globe Awards. Over the summer, though, Streep also attracted attention for two things, her film about Florence Foster Jenkins, and her deranged appearance during her speech at the Democrat National Convention in August. The Jenkins film was what interested me, though, because it seemed to offer a perfect metaphor for Clinton’s political career. Florence Foster Jenkins was famous for having a tin ear and little talent in her chosen field. She benefited largely from her husband’s connections.

Last February at ZeroHedge, I saw a great post outlining Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign Policy Catastrophes where a commenter named Elliott Eldrich memorably declared: “Hillary’s greatest ability is her uncanny talent for producing the most wretched results imaginable, and then loudly claiming how amazing her accomplishments are. I believe it’s because she somehow manages to convince herself of this first, which makes selling it to others all the easier. She’s the Florence Foster Jenkins of statecraft.”
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Cindy Brady in the Doghouse

Posted by V the K at 8:56 am - December 12, 2016.
Filed under: Political Correctness

Susan Olson — who  a way, long time ago was a lisping, pig-tailed child actress — got into a Facebook flame war with a Z-list gay actor (Leon Accord-Whiting), and as a result, she’s out of a job. Mainly because of saying stuff like this:

“Hey there little p–sy, let me get my big boy pants on and Reallly take you on!!! What a snake in the grass you are you lying piece of s–t too cowardly to confront me in real life so you do it on Facebook. You are the biggest f—-t ass in the world the biggest p–sy! My D–k is bigger than yours Which ain’t sayin much! What a true piece of s–t you are! Lying f—-t!”

She used to go off on Eve Plumb the same way.

All kidding aside, even though this Leon Acord-Whiting person seems like a complete d-bag, this should serve to remind us there is absolutely no upside to getting into a fight on social media. You would think, a decade into this social media phenomenon, we would all be aware of that. But, apparently, not.

Really, Ms. Olson, a 55 year old woman should know better. You should just know better.

Will PC Ruin the MST3K Reboot?

Posted by V the K at 11:36 am - July 9, 2016.
Filed under: Political Correctness

Probably. The reboot is being driven by Joel Hodgson, who was never as funny as Mike to begin with. Joel always seemed ored and too cool for the room. Mike Nelson had a fresh enthusiasm for the material. I have always preferred Mike to Joel.

If this review of the new host’s debut is any indication, I’m not going to like the new direction.

More importantly, we got a hint of the new voice (Jonah) Ray will presumably provide; Ray’s riffs included jabs at xenophobia, racism, cat-calling, and Internet trolls.

But if the new show is going to be MSJWT3K — forget it. I’ll stick with Rifftrax.

Yes, even though Felicia Day will be attached to the reboot.

Europe will be speaking German

…at some point, I predict. For now, they’re simply abandoning English.

The more that countries leave the EU (except Germany), the larger Germany looms in it.


Different subject (via Instapundit and Betsy Newmark): It seems that al Qaeda has gone politically-correct, or rather, what the Left would consider racially-correct:

Lone wolf jihadists should target white Americans so no one mistakes their terror attacks for hate crimes unrelated to the cause of radical Islam, Al Qaeda writes in the latest edition of its online magazine.

Sadly, we must consider what this portends for future tragic massacres by ISIS / al Qaeda of the U.S. gay community.

  • Will they again target gays? (from their Islamist gay-hatred and/or the tendency of ‘visible’ gays to be white)
  • Or grant us a sort of ‘exemption’? (so that the meaning of their next attack can’t be obscured, as the Gay Left obscured the Islamist nature of Omar Mateen’s attack)

Discuss.

New York City to Fine Businesses for Political Incorrectness

Posted by V the K at 8:21 am - May 19, 2016.
Filed under: Political Correctness

New York City — once again raising the question of why the hell would any sane person want to live there — is fixing to levy six-figure fines against businesses that don’t use the politically correct pronoun when addressing gender appropriators.

 A directive issued by the city’s Commission on Human Rights puts merchants and their employees on notice that fines will be levied against businesses that fail to use a customer’s or client’s preferred gender pronoun in transactions.

The Commission can impose civil penalties up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct.

Does anyone else remember when the left used to claim that political correctness was just a right-wing myth?

“Political correctness” symbolizes speech codes and censorship. It is largely a myth propagated by the conservative right. The belief in a monolithic and fascist politically correct culture that preys on conservatives and conservative ideology is often accompanied by delusions of persecution, as well as paranoia.

A suggestion in the comments is that New Yorkers can avoid any of these fines by addressing each other as “comrade.” Works for me.

Update: In America’s Hat, they want to send people who aren’t onboard with Transgender Political Correctness to prison for a couple of years. You only get six months in jail in Canada for killing a moose out of season, so they are obviously pretty serious about this. Hurting a gender appropriators feelings = four dead moose. Contemplate that for a moment.