The language from the hate rally organizers is Orwellian…
…Rachel Epstein, executive director of the United Jewish People’s Order, which was involved in organizing the counter-protest, said the point of the whole event was “saying there is no place for hate in our city.”
“It was really about love and about unity,” she said.
“Violence, in my view, is just out of the question,” said Bernie Farber, chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, which was also involved in the event.
“We have to be better than that,” he said. “I think the police are absolutely correct to look into it.”
In an opinion piece for NBC News, writer Chris Mohny explains to his fellow white people why it’s “literally impossible, by definition, to be racist against white people.”
The piece, titled “Are White People Jokes Racist? Let A Fellow White Explain,” is in part a defense of The New York Times’ decision to hire writer Sarah Jeong despite her history of posting racially-charged tweets, including ones touting that “it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men” and decrying “Dumbass f***ing white people” for “marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.”
From Timothy Meads at Townhall,
Around two dozen hate-mongering, white nationalists traveled to Washington, DC today in an attempt to gain relevance, media attention, and spout nonsensical theories at some event they called a “Unite the Right 2” rally. In turn, hundreds of far-left Antifa freaks counteracted the protest by haranguing President Trump, police, and the free press with threats of violence and uprising. By all accounts, it seems like this was the biggest waste of time for all involved and attended by people whose day would be better off spent cleaning their parents’ basement or taking a shower. More.
Reality check: Exactly. It was nothing in itself. But in the minds of progressives, it is a brave stand against a monstrous army of orcs.
All the better that nothing really happened. They took no risks and lost nothing but wherever they win power again, they can justify harsh measures against anyone who opposes them, given their earlier “sufferings.” Legacy media, knowing that the internet dooms them, play along. They need these types of legends too, to pull out of a drawer and build up later.
As for “the right,” they won’t win because most conservative-leaning voters are not interested in their wares.
See also: Humanities enrolment in free fall
Around two dozen hate-mongering, white nationalists traveled to Washington, DC today in an attempt to gain relevance, media attention, and spout nonsensical theories at some event they called a “Unite the Right 2” rally. In turn, hundreds of far-left Antifa freaks counteracted the protest by haranguing President Trump, police, and the free press with threats of violence and uprising.
It has been a baking hot summer in the UK. So hot that nothing – not even a piece about a soft-drinks company – can be published without wild hyperbole and the crow-barring-in of politics. Writing in Wednesday’s Guardian, one Ellie Mae O’Hagan wrote about the recent market successes of Fever Tree, the producer of alcoholic mixers, among other things. O’Hagan was particularly exercised about the question of what Fever Tree’s recent share price increases told us about ‘late capitalism’.
No one was ever made less poor by Che’s revolutions. Only less alive.
The terrorist Ernesto “Che” Guevara met his karmic end, executed without a trial in a muddy hut by CIA-trained Bolivian operatives, in 1967. Since that moment, however, his life has been endlessly romanticized by the Left—a trend that doesn’t seem to be abating.
His life isn’t only idealized by Communists or Cuban tyrants, but by old-fashioned American liberals who have a longstanding practice of whitewashing socialist history.
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.
Candace Owens credited “leftist media” with “inciting violence and hate,” offering her comments during a Tuesday interview with Breitbart News’s Curt Schilling.
Owens said Antifa agitators were “inspired” to target her and Charlie Kirk with harassment by a HuffPost article deriding the duo as “racist.”
A fascinating new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:
In a new study, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers found that self-identified liberals were more likely to notice when candidates deviated from the party line. Liberals also tended to take longer to react to inconsistent positions from Democrats. And in the majority of instances, they evaluated those inconsistent positions as “bad.”
‘Male Feminist’ Professor Michael Kimmel Accused of Sexual Harassment
…As a society we have collectively chosen to substitute an older, substantive, authority centered learning system for more of a namby-pamby “student-centered,” no-fault, no-fail learning system. One that is naively top-heavy on empowerment of students but horribly lacking in student responsibility and consequences. And when it comes to discipline, today’s younger principals increasingly act more like “executive guidance counsellors,” mollycoddling aspiring student thugs and miscreants with meaningless inspirational “talks” rather than consequences.
Bill Maher is not the only left-wing plutocrat rooting for a stock market crash and a recession, even a depression. He’s just doing it more noisily, as he always does, to attract attention. Nevertheless, there’s an epidemic of this malign wish fulfillment out there, overt and covert.
Anything to get Trump, even if all of us — well, not quite all, folks like Maher can weather just about anything– have to suffer.
The charge of racism is tossed around by progressives like it’s an Olympic event and they’re going for the gold. There isn’t much that isn’t call racist these days by the left; support the idea of border security? Racist. Support the idea of borders? Racist. Exhale? Racist. In fact, the only thing leftists won’t label as racist is racism by leftists.