Category Archives: Batshit Crazy Grievance Mongers

William Watson: Bike lanes are the capitalist patriarchy’s latest ‘tool of oppression’

We used to worry about the Loony Left. These days the problem is Preposterous Progressivism. Do you know what the capitalist patriarchy’s latest “tool of oppression” is? The bike path. On the long list of things to be ideologically scrupulous about, after pronouns, micro-aggression and rape culture, bike paths are moving up fast. According to the piece where I ran across the phrase “tool of oppression,” apparently used straight-facedly, which appeared on a Calgary pop-up journalism site called The Sprawl, progressives are re-thinking bike paths.

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GOLDSTEIN: Horwath steers NDP hard to the left

An indication of what we’re in for from NDP leader Andrea Horwath and her caucus for the next four years was her absurd allegation last week that PC Community Safety Minister Michael Tibollo’s comment he wore a bullet-proof vest during a police ride-along in Jane-Finch was racist.

She was out-lefted by Wynne’s Liberals and appears to be attempting to regain the NDP’s traditional space in the fever swamp. No doubt she’s feeling the heat from yet another election loss and her leadership is in question. She needs to keep her critics at bay so expect more commie nuttiness.

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MALCOLM: Enough with the politically correct policing of the border issue

When is it OK to publish a photo of a migrant?

The Conservative Party of Canada released an ad showing a man walking into Canada at an unofficial border crossing. The man, wearing nice clothes and pulling a new suitcase, is shown walking over Prime Minister Trudeau’s infamous “Canada will welcome you” tweet.

If you look closely — I didn’t even notice at first — the man is Haitian.

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North Carolina ‘Community Advocates’ Call for Fourth of July Boycott

“You know, with so much injustice in the world – African Americans still going through racism, Mexican, Latino people still dealing with unfair immigration laws, and all of that – people are asking ‘what can I do as an individual to make things better?’” said Minister Paul Scott on Instagram.

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Portland, Ore., was a foodie paradise. Then the social-justice warriors ruined it.

Then an anonymous Google spreadsheet began circulating warning about restaurants that served ethnic cuisine: “These white-owned businesses hamper the ability for POC”—people of color—“to run successful businesses of their own . . . by either consuming market share with their attempt at authenticity or by modifying foods to market to white palates.”

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A California church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

“We can no longer tolerate the trauma inflicted on our communities by policing,” Torbett, a white church volunteer, said in front of churchgoers who held photos of African Americans shot dead by law enforcement. The church, she promised, would never call the cops again in nearly every circumstance. Dozens of members had agreed to do the same.

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To Fight Patriarchy, Female Cornell Student Presents Thesis in Her Underwear

A female student at Cornell University stripped down to her underwear—twice—before presenting her senior thesis to professors and other students.

The student was attempting to strike a blow against the patriarchy, repudiating her media arts professor’s advice to dress up for the presentation. Yet I can’t help but wonder: On what planet is this not a violation of Title IX, the federal anti-harassment statute that so many college administrators cite when cracking down on problematic, sexually charged behavior?

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Your Culture is My Underpants

Your culture is my underpants.

I mention this because, earlier this week, a young lady named Keziah Daum tweeted a picture of herself in a Chinese-style prom dress. In the picture, Keziah was standing with her date. She looked absolutely adorable in the pretty dress and her date was obviously wondering how he got so lucky. It was a photo to inspire a smile in anyone who feels pleasure at the sight of youth, beauty, life, love, joy or the harmless delights of just being human.

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Actress Sierra Boggess quits BBC Prom’s ‘West Side Story’ amid complaints of ‘whitewashing’

Broadway star Sierra Boggess has withdrawn from a BBC Proms production of ‘West Side Story’ amid claims of “whitewashing.”

The caucasian American actress was supposed to play the main character of Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman. The musical – based on Shakespeare’s tragedy of Romeo and Juliet – is set to be a centerpiece of this summer’s BBC Prom.

See also – Daily Mail’s Quentin Letts accused of ‘racist attitude’ in theatre review

And… Term of Affection? Ethnic Slur? Theater Union Decides That ‘Gypsy’ Must Go.

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