I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I would be treated with respect, and that the journalist, George Eaton, was sincere in wanting to talk to me about my intellectual life. Not for the first time I am forced to acknowledge what a mistake it is to address young leftists as though they were responsible human beings. Here is my brief response to an unscrupulous collection of out of context remarks, some of them merely words designed to accuse me of thought-crimes, and to persuade the government that I am not fit to be chairman of the commission recently entrusted to me.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer traded heated barbs in the House of Commons Wednesday on the scourge of white supremacy.
Trudeau called on the Conservative leader to denounce white supremacists by name after a Tory senator’s remarks about racism. Scheer accused the prime minister of using “typical Liberal smear tactics” to avoid talking about the SNC-Lavalin affair.
A simple “F&ck Off Justin you’re a lowlife race baiter” would do.
This week, “journalist, activist and humanitarian” Shaun King will give a keynote speech at the annual Innocence Network conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of the event, whose attendees work to prevent and undo wrongful convictions, is “The Presumption of Innocence.”
I’ve covered many flabbergasting things over the course of 25 years as a columnist, author, blogger and documentary host, but this one takes the cake.
A professor of constitutional law at the University of Southern California who had the California Department of Motor Vehicles reject his request for a license plate with his favorite soccer team’s slogan, “Come on you whites,” abbreviated “COY-W,” is suing the DMV.
…One might expect an event with a successful Supreme Court advocate to be welcomed at an elite law school. But before the event had even taken place, more than 20 student organizations publicly condemned the event and speaker.
The problem? Waggoner’s orthodox Christian beliefs and a commitment to religious liberty. Parroting Southern Poverty Law Center talking points, protesters claimed she worked for a “homophobic, transphobic hate group.” Never mind that Alliance Defending Freedom has won nine Supreme Court cases in the past seven years.
Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who pretended to be black before being unmasked as white, has reached a settlement in a welfare fraud case brought by the state of Washington.
An attorney for Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, confirmed that she accepted a diversion agreement on March 25, under which she will pay undisclosed restitution and complete 120 hours of community service.
The onetime president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter was charged with theft by welfare fraud, perjury and false verification for public assistance.
On the same day Phillips won a 7-2 decision in the U.S. Supreme Court, June 26, that he did not have to bake and design a cake for a same-sex wedding, a lawyer asked Masterpiece Cakeshop to bake a gender transition cake that was pink on the inside and blue on the outside.
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which had previously targeted Phillips for fines regarding the same-sex wedding cake, again found probable cause that state law required him to bake and design the gender-transition cake.
A controversial cartoon of Serena Williams which was accused of being racist and presenting her as “ape-like” has been found by Australia’s media watchdog to be acceptable.
The cartoon, which appeared in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper, depicted a heated exchange between Williams and an umpire during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the final of last year’s US Open.
The Australian Press Council issued a ruling on the cartoon after receiving complaints from readers who found it offensive and sexist and believed it presented a prejudicial racial stereotype of African-American people.
I’m not supposed to say this. After all. I’m white. And male. And conservative.
So, by default, I’m part of the problem. Guilty. Of something.
Even though the Jussie Smollett story was a total hoax, we are to believe that it revealed the real problem in America. Angry white supremacists are destroying the country. Voting for Trump is akin to membership in the KKK. War has been declared against the African-American community.
Nothing can threaten that narrative.
If you have a problem with the work because it doesn’t encompass every sort of experience, then you must have a problem with every work of art.
Students at Washington University in St. Louis have erased the “vagina” part of The Vagina Monologues — instead calling it The [Blank] Monologues — in order to be inclusive of other genitals.
“In adapting this show to become more gender inclusive, this year’s audience members, regardless of how they identified, were able to more strongly connect with the impactful monologues,” stated a piece in the college newspaper, The Student Life. “Thirty performers spoke 20 different pieces, all centering around sexuality, sexual violence, body image and more.”
We’ve already forgotten about Ralph Northam running around in blackface 35 years ago, so now this is what we’re supposed to get upset about: the John Wayne Playboy interview from 1971.
It is the mandated truth in academia that, before the Age of Discovery and the subsequent colonization by Europe of most of the world, non-Western peoples and civilizations were utopias, at least as compared to the subsequent era of colonization, with post-colonial problems blamed uniform ally on colonialism which is considered an unalloyed evil.
Liam Neeson was branded a racist who should be banned from the Oscars after speaking for the first time about his extreme reaction when he learned a loved one had allegedly been raped while he was overseas.
During an interview with the Independent to promote his new film Cold Pursuit, the actor, 66, described how he walked the streets looking for a ‘black b*****d’ to kill in a misguided attempt at revenge.
He was subsequently branded a ‘racist’ on Twitter who ‘should be banned from the Oscars.’
Gotta luv it when the left eats its own.