Category Archives: Batshit Crazy Progressives

CSU tells students to call cops on immigration authorities

University administrators in California are urging students and faculty to contact campus police if government officials ask for information about immigration status.

In response to two memoranda issued Tuesday by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly outlining his department’s enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration, California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White responded with his own memo to the school community Wednesday reiterating his commitment to “sanctuary campus” policies forbidding cooperation with immigration enforcement and deportation efforts.

Students protest prof’s op-ed about Islam’s and LGBT rights

Students at Wake Forest University are protesting a professor’s column arguing that Muslim immigration to the United States should be restricted in the name of gay rights.

Shannon Gilreath, a professor of law and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies wrote the op-ed, Europe’s Islam problem and U.S. immigration Policy, for The Washington Blade on January 19, arguing in it that Islam fundamentally clashes with gay rights.

Michigan State University bans dorm room door whiteboards

This ban will result in students lose out on the opportunity to write more good.

EAST LANSING – Whiteboards will be banished from dorm room doors at Michigan State University beginning this fall because they’ve increasingly become platforms for harassment, according to university officials.

“The functionality of whiteboards used to outweigh the downsides,” said Kat Cooper, spokeswoman for Residential and Hospitality Services.

“That’s not happening anymore.”

College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.’”

The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society.

Berkeley’s heirs are now proud censors indeed

From Guy Benson at Townhall,

Take ten minutes and watch this profoundly creepy conversation between Tucker Carlson and a left-wing fascist named Yvette Felarca, who smirks with pride as she describes the riot she helped foment in order to “protect” her community from the threat of words. Carlson opens the segment by showing another clip of Felarca personally engaging in violence during an anti-fascist rally in California last year, then questions her about her big anti-speech “triumph” at Berkeley earlier this month. She calmly — and almost sociopathically — makes the case that speech she deems to be “fascist” could lead to “genocide,” and “rape,” and therefore must be forcefully suppressed “By Any Means Necessary” (BAMN), which is the name of her radically illiberal organization. More.

She is, of course, a public school teacher. Will possibly turn up writing study guides and curricula.

Reality check: The student mobs are, we will find, Orwell’s Outer Party. They will only ever be useful for oppressing others. Asking whether they believe in freedom of expression is like asking if Tuesday wears a blue hat.

Our first step is surely to clean up our personal acts by ceasing to give private money to universities, forcing the government and big business to do it. Then, when they get sick of paying protection, our private ransom to avoid the violence and oppression may be, like a form of tax break, reduced over the years… .

Until, that is, the dear little radioactive snowflakes are out looking for work …

See also: “What hell is happening in Scandinavia”? Anti-Semitism is now PC

Prof writes about immigration sparking campus fear of rational independent thought breaking out

Immigration Wars

In what seems like the latest installment of the academe edition of the post-Trump culture wars, students and faculty members at the University of Minnesota at Morris are planning a teach-in Monday, following a professor’s harsh criticism of immigrants and refugees on social media. The professor says he wrote about an issue of concern on a private Facebook page and is being punished for being out of step with the politics of his colleagues.

“Illegal immigrants lower the confidence in the rule of law and add people and workers and students we don’t need,” Dan Demetriou, associate professor of philosophy, recently wrote on Facebook, according to screenshots that have been made public. “They on average have IQs lower than natives and low skills. They are harmful to an economy about to automate, especially when it is a welfare state.”

Refugees, meanwhile, are “way worse,” Demetriou wrote, “as most adhere to a religious-political cult with repulsive values at war with the West from its inception. No country who has taken the current crop of refugees has made it work.”

h/t Marvin

But prof, campus riots aren’t even intended to influence the public favourably

Or else she’ll riot!

From Toni Airaksinen at Campus Reform,

Blocking traffic, damaging property, rioting, and other forms of extreme protest behaviours can reduce popular support for social movements, a new study concludes.

The study, Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support For Social Movements, was published in SSRN by Professor Matthew Feinberg of the University of Toronto, who told Campus Reform that he was inspired to investigate protest tactics during his tenure as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, during which time he claimed that he “went to a lot of protests.”

The potential for protests to be counterproductive has important implications for campus activists, he explained, saying, “There is a tradeoff between two of the key aims [in activism]: one is to get attention, and the other is to effect public opinion in favor of your movement.” More.

Reality check: The prof is doubtless a smart guy but he may have missed the point here: The nuclear snowflakes’ purpose is not to get attention but strike fear, not to persuade but to force others to shut up—or shut down. Progressive governments and governments-in-waiting watch their success with keen interest, for recruiting purposes for the outer party.

See also: You mean those college terrorists are not snowflakes? Those kids’ only hope of employment, given their lack of workplace-relevant skills, is as the Orwell’s Outer Party of a permanent progressive government. The surprising part is that there is anyone out there who thinks there is much more to know.

Mashable: Trump time moves more slowly

From Heather Dockray at Mashable,

Remember the mild, scandal-free days of the Obama years, when the biggest breaking news of the day was the holy war against Frappucino cups or the First Lady escaping the White House to go to CVS?

Yeah. Neither can we.

I’ll second that but principally because traditional mainstream media, settling into a post-internet role as PR for progressive government, simply did not treat misdoings as scandals. We needed to go elsewhere for that, and we did.

But that, of course, is not what Dockray means; rather,

“It’s only been 3 weeks?” Meg S., who opposes the Trump administration, asked. “That is a crazy way to feel since so much is happening literally every day. It’s exhausting and it’s crawling by. Maybe it’s because time flies when you’re having fun and time crawls when you’re watching democracy set on fire in real time.”

Dockray then recruits neuroscientist David Eagleman’s work to back up her claims about trauma:

Eagleman’s experiment only examined how time slows down in individual moments of crisis, not daily compounded ones. Chronic trauma isn’t quite the same as individual moments of panic. Still, psychologists witness the same phenomenon when their clients experience depression and anxiety — both of them manifestations of nationwide Trump-related anxiety. More.

Reality check: Eagleman is not the fool Dockray makes him sound like. But in any event, Trump-related anxiety is largely the fate of those who had expected to batten off the corpse of the body politic and must now make a living producing something of value. No wonder time drags for them while they think up some ideas.

Whatever else we can learn, it is instructive how poorly progressives handle the very idea of others making their own decisions, different from the progressive ones. If ever let back into power, they will not lose the opportunity to prevent the rest of us ever having a choice about that again.

See also: Consciousness: Neuroscientist David Eagleman sort of starts to get the picture

and

Darwin’s wastebasket: Time perception, evolutionary psychology, and Donald Trump

Publishers now hiring ‘sensitivity readers’ to ensure political correctness

Resurrection of Censorship J.J Grandville 1832

If you ever worried about what the student snowflakes at American universities would be qualified to do after graduation, this is the perfect job for them.

Publishers are hiring “sensitivity readers” to check book manuscripts to make sure they adhere to politically correct standards.

Behavior of Scientologists and Liberals Eerily Similar

Disconnection in Scientology is described as the organization directing members to sever all ties with family members and friends who dare criticize practices of the Church of Scientology and its dogmas, leaders, and beliefs.  Labeled “suppressive persons,” these enemies of the church are isolated from their social network, labeled in public as hateful, and when the dogmas of Scientology are rejected or criticized, they’re ultimately “disconnected.”  “Suppressive persons” are dehumanized, categorized as evil, hateful, destructive, and the source of history’s most catastrophic events.

Sound familiar?

The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives

Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”.

By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus.

Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”.

Saskatoon Police look to change entrance exam to diversify workforce

The Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) is working to diversify the force to meet and exceed standards set out by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC). But in order to do so they’ll have to change the entrance exam.

Based on the population of Saskatoon the SHRC suggests a workplace should have the following representation in 2016:

Aboriginal People: 14%
Visible Minority Group: 11%
Persons with Disabilities: 12.4%
Women in Underrepresented Occupations: 46%

 

The Vengeance of Edward Said

Contemporary white progressives cater to the most regressive tendencies of the various Others.

Anybody who can get themselves classified as an official Other-American is today repeatedly encouraged to play the race card, the religion card, or the sex card in the most intellectually crude, bigoted manner possible. Open-mindedness is only an obligation for American-Americans.

You can see it in the Establishment’s hunt for ever more Other Others, such as the transgendered and Muslims.

h/t FF

B.C.’s historical plaques trigger SJW

‘Settler, please:’ B.C.’s racist historical signs have got to go, argues archaeologist

A Kamloops archaeologist is making the case that many of B.C.’s historical “stop of interest” plaques, which in most cases extol the achievements of European settlers, need a total rewrite.

“There are so many that don’t explicitly say anything racist, but the implication is that all the land was here for the taking and it’s only ever been prosperity and good times since then,” said Joanne Hammond. The plaques are the responsibility of B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and can be found at points of historical interest throughout the province.

Free speech wins … for now

For now at least, we do have freedom of speech in Canada.

But try booking a conference room to protest the bizarre anti-Islamic blasphemy motion. Organizers of the Emergency Rally for Free Speech found out first-hand Tuesday freedom is not always free – even when you are prepared to pay.

The rally was scheduled for Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at a Toronto hotel and with up to 1,000 people expected, including up to six Conservative Party leadership candidates, organizers were gearing up to send a message as parliament gets set to debate M-103 this week.

Until the phone rang with some strange news.

It seems the hotel got a “threatening” call and decided it didn’t want to have such an event after all. They cancelled the contract.