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The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

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Post by Libertarian666 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:12 am

Of course I don't want anyone to be injured, but other than that, I hope they keep up this insanity forever.

People are starting to wake up to exactly how crazy they are.
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Post by dualstow » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:53 am

Gosh, I hope so. It’s eerily like China’s Cultural Revolution.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:30 am

voice-of-a-generation actress Lena Dunham
Of all the hateful, slanderous things said about millennials...
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Post by Michellebell » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:18 pm

Libertarian666 wrote:Of course I don't want anyone to be injured, but other than that, I hope they keep up this insanity forever.

People are starting to wake up to exactly how crazy they are.

Yes you just can't make this stuff up. So much more funny than comedy shows these days.
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Post by Libertarian666 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:17 am

Michellebell wrote:
Libertarian666 wrote:Of course I don't want anyone to be injured, but other than that, I hope they keep up this insanity forever.

People are starting to wake up to exactly how crazy they are.

Yes you just can't make this stuff up. So much more funny than comedy shows these days.
Well, that's pretty easy, since most comedy shows have turned into PSAs for TDS. :D
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Post by Mountaineer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:47 pm

Libertarian666 wrote:
Michellebell wrote:
Libertarian666 wrote:Of course I don't want anyone to be injured, but other than that, I hope they keep up this insanity forever.

People are starting to wake up to exactly how crazy they are.

Yes you just can't make this stuff up. So much more funny than comedy shows these days.
Well, that's pretty easy, since most comedy shows have turned into PSAs for TDS. :D
Love those TLAs. ;)
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:11 am

Upon obtaining an email sent out to the speakers, the university stated that the conference was called off because the presenters who had been selected to speak at the conference did not “reflect the diverse St. Kate's community of today nor the world of tomorrow we are committed to creating.”

According to the author of the email, the cancellation was not due to “the quality of [the speaker’s] presentation material or credentials.” Rather, the organizers of this event insisted on “modeling the ideal state today in everything we do.”

The blind process used to pick the speakers was based solely on the themes of the conference—“Explore your purpose, Ignite your passion, and Inspire excellence.” This was designed to eliminate over-representing certain industries over others.

Apparently, this process yielded results that “led to a racial and ethnic blind outcome."

This suggests that most, if not all the scheduled speakers ended up being white. Consequently, the speakers were determined to be an unacceptable representation of the “ideal state” envisioned by conference organizers.

This event was an opportunity for 30 qualified women with diverse upbringings and areas of expertise to advance their careers and that of others by meeting new contacts and networking. If not for the color of their skin—which became an issue only after the blind selection process—they would have gotten the chance to do so.

Unfortunately, this is not uncommon in Minnesota.

As the Star Tribune reported last August, the “Loft Literary Center’s conference on writing for children and young adults” was also canceled after complaints that 21 of 22 speakers were white. This was not an intentional outcome and only occurred because many of the “writers of color” could not make it during MEA weekend.

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10621
One hopes that St. Catherines is unsuccessful in creating this racist world they're so nobly striving for.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:48 am

There's an app for that now.

http://rentaminority.com/
Rent-A-Minority is a revolutionary new service designed for those oh-shit moments where you've realized your award show, corporate brochure, conference panel is entirely composed of white men. For, like, the fifth year in a row. Suddenly you're being called out on Twitter and you need to look not-racist and not-misogynist fast.
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Post by Libertarian666 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:03 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:There's an app for that now.

http://rentaminority.com/
Rent-A-Minority is a revolutionary new service designed for those oh-shit moments where you've realized your award show, corporate brochure, conference panel is entirely composed of white men. For, like, the fifth year in a row. Suddenly you're being called out on Twitter and you need to look not-racist and not-misogynist fast.
;D
The only surprising thing about that is that it appears to be a spoof.
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Post by dualstow » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:42 pm

Antifa, your friendly neighborhood traffic cops 👮
https://www.dailywire.com/news/36856/an ... nk-berrien
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:00 pm

(not)Oddly, I can't tell if the video will be taken down because of self-incriminating, or left up for all to see, proudly. IIRC Portland has long ceded control to Antifa. Sad! 8)
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Post by dualstow » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:07 pm

Astronaut Scott Kelly attacked for quoting Winston Churchill
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-45789819

(He later buckled and apologized, to avoid the Internet mob I guess).

more:
https://youtu.be/CChtFZl5NR0
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:30 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... apist.html
Somali man whose deportation from the UK was stopped by plane passengers gang raped a 16-year-old girl in London and his accomplice went on to fight for ISIS

A Somalian whose deportation from Britain was dramatically halted after airline passengers staged a mutiny demanding his release can be exposed today as a convicted gang rapist who was being kicked out of the country because of his sickening crime.

Officials escorting Yaqub Ahmed on a flight from Heathrow to Turkey were forced to abandon his deportation when around a dozen holidaymakers who felt sorry for him angrily intervened shortly before take-off.
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Post by dualstow » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:52 pm

The article doesn't say what happens next. Rebooking?
"The Daily Mail can now report..."
Were his escorts not allowed to announce that he was a convicted rapist?
I know, they shouldn't have to, but still.
Crazy.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:44 pm

"Ahmed is now believed to be in an immigration detention centre while officials try to place him on another flight out of the UK, but this process could take months particularly if his lawyers use his temporary reprieve as an opportunity to appeal against his deportation."
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Post by dualstow » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:39 pm

Ah, ok. Missed that.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:44 pm

Ohio U LGTBQ+7RI student receives death threat letter, makes speech at Student Senate.

beat

Just a hoax, ya'll! Xir wrote them xirself! Xir was just lying for the attention and spotlight, opportunity to grandstand, chance to vent xir rage1, and receive hugs. Athens was pretty left-wing back in saner days, when I attended, so this is not surprising.

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Ayers also addressed the writer of the note directly, saying she hoped that person was in the room. She called that person weak, cowardly and worthless.

“You may find me revolting and worthy of a threat on my life, but in reality, it is your beliefs that are repulsive,” Ayers said. “You need to get this through your head, you f---ing a--hole: I am proud to be who I am, and nothing you could say or do will ever change that.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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Post by dualstow » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:43 pm

🙄

How about this one, kriegs
the trolling trio wondered, they write, if a journal might even "publish a feminist rewrite of a chapter from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf." Yup. "
I originally read about these amazing hoax publications in the WSJ, but there’s someinfo here.

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Sokal ... uge/244714
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Post by dualstow » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm

Re: the above, I can’t resist a few vignettes from the wsj:
One of the trio’s hoax papers, published in April by the journal Fat Studies, claimed bodybuilding is “fat-exclusionary” and proposed “a new classification . . . termed fat bodybuilding, as a fat-inclusive politicized performance.” Editor Esther Rothblum said the paper had gone through peer review
One hoax paper, submitted to Hypatia, proposed a teaching method centered on “experiential reparations.” It suggested that professors rate students’ levels of oppression based on race, gender, class and other identity categories. Students deemed “privileged” would be kept from commenting in class, interrupted when they did speak, and “invited” to “sit on the floor” or “to wear (light) chains around their shoulders, wrists or ankles for the duration of the course.”
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Post by Libertarian666 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:54 pm

dualstow wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Re: the above, I can’t resist a few vignettes from the wsj:
One of the trio’s hoax papers, published in April by the journal Fat Studies, claimed bodybuilding is “fat-exclusionary” and proposed “a new classification . . . termed fat bodybuilding, as a fat-inclusive politicized performance.” Editor Esther Rothblum said the paper had gone through peer review
One hoax paper, submitted to Hypatia, proposed a teaching method centered on “experiential reparations.” It suggested that professors rate students’ levels of oppression based on race, gender, class and other identity categories. Students deemed “privileged” would be kept from commenting in class, interrupted when they did speak, and “invited” to “sit on the floor” or “to wear (light) chains around their shoulders, wrists or ankles for the duration of the course.”
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I read somewhere that the latter hoax paper was criticized by the journal it was sent to for being insufficiently harsh on those students.
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Post by dualstow » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:11 pm

Well that's perfect!
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Post by I Shrugged » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:40 pm

This is an oldie but goodie (2014):

Woman enters a restaurant and shrieks at non-vegan diners, imploring them to consider the feelings of her chicken, Snow.
I heard this played on the radio the other day, so I looked it up. What I'd like to know is, how does she feel about abortion?? Would not that be interesting?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMwjK9W7btA
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Post by Mountaineer » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:00 am

Linked is an interesting and disturbing article. Let's hope the left just "eats itself" and not everyone.

https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/americas ... i=66953632

An excerpt:
Six years ago I wrote a book about Barack Obama in which I predicted that modern American liberalism, under pressures both fiscal and philosophical, would either go out of business or be forced to radicalize. If it chose the latter, I predicted, it could radicalize along two lines: towards socialism or towards an increasingly post-modern form of leadership. Today it is doing both. As we saw in Bernie Sanders’ campaign, the youngest generation of liberals is embracing socialism openly—something that would have been unheard of during the Cold War. At the same time, identity politics is on the ascendant, with its quasi-Nietzschean faith in race, sex, and power as the keys to being and meaning. In the #MeToo movement, for example—as we saw recently in Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle—the credo is, “Believe the woman.” In other words, truth will emerge not from an adversarial process weighing evidence and testimony before the bar of reason, but from yielding to the will of the more politically correct. “Her truth” is stronger than any objective or disinterested truth.

In the Claremont Review of Books, we have described our current political scene as a cold civil war. A cold civil war is better than a hot civil war, but it is not a good situation for a country to be in. Underlying our cold civil war is the fact that America is torn increasingly between two rival constitutions, two cultures, two ways of life.
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