On Sunday evening, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier posted a six-tweet thread on ‘extreme multiculturalism’ that has set off a political maelstrom in Canada, a country that seems no longer accustomed to hearing the truth from its political leaders.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I have a bad case of revisionist-history/apology fatigue. I am pretty much done.
Just like that, with the snap of a finger, a moral panic washed over the chattering classes. Someone said something about diversity and multiculturalism. And it was something that didn’t entirely fall within the officially sanctioned boundaries of how we’re supposed to talk about those issues.
Sound the alarm! Man the ramparts! Wrongthink brigade, attack!
OTTAWA – Outspoken Conservative MP and failed leadership contender Maxime Bernier is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of fostering a “cult of diversity” that he believes will destroy the country.
In a six-tweet thread posted Sunday evening, the Quebec MP says that more diversity will “divide us into little tribes” and bring “distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence.”
He described this as “cultural balkanization.” Balkanization refers to the geopolitical splitting apart of a state into smaller regions with tension between them.
The Left has been playing identity politics for years, yet there’s evidence in 2018 that it isn’t necessarily working with Democrat voters.
FiveThirtyEight has been collecting data on the 811 non-incumbent candidates running in Democrat primaries, and has come to some interesting conclusions. For starters, “being a person of color doesn’t actively help a candidate win a Democratic primary,” three of the outlet’s reporters wrote.
While major Internet platforms are busy silencing Alex Jones of Infowars.com, prestigious colleges are rejecting applicants who connect on social media with him and others with opinions not considered mainstream. We are not talking about applicants who are retweeting alleged hate speech, alleged “Fake News”, or alleged hoaxes. We are talking about just following a Twitter feed of someone whose views are frowned upon by members of an admissions committee.
While one of my legal clients (a 17 year old teen) was being interviewed by one of the most competitive colleges in the country he was asked why he was following Alex Jones on Twitter. My client, a teenager expected to talk about his stellar grades, top test scores, amazing extracurricular activities and volunteer work, but the interviewer focused on who he was connecting with online. My client had never “liked” or re-tweeted any of Mr. Jones’ content. His alleged “transgression” was that he followed Mr. Jones on Twitter. That was it.
Subsequently, the student’s parents engaged me about this troubling situation. Immediately, I performed a digital background check on the admissions interviewer and found her to be a Bernie Sanders follower. Interestingly, Mr. Jones’ is not a big fan of Mr. Sanders. To each his own; however, political discrimination has no place during the college admissions process and I told the college’s admissions director that the situation must be properly resolved immediately. The college didn’t want any negative publicity about this matter so it quickly resolved the situation to my client’s satisfaction.
This example demonstrates why teens need to not just audit their digital profiles and lock down their social media accounts during the college application process, they must also ensure that their web surfing history is not collected by an admissions committee because innocent digital activity is being used to reject students from their dream colleges. A teen’s web search history may include topics such as politics, religion, health status, creed, etc. According to The New York Times, some colleges are trying to buy these data points from the organizations that provide the SAT or ACT who obtain this data directly from student test takers.
No sniping allowed over ‘PC’ ads:
They focus on inclusivity and are supposed to promote a feeling of camaraderie – but soldiers who dare to criticise the Army’s latest recruitment adverts could find themselves feeling rather isolated.
Senior officers are threatening to punish anyone caught making derogatory comments on social media about the £1.6 million ‘This is Belonging’ campaign.
Anti-white racism is endemic among liberals. For liberals, it is permissible to show disdain for white people in a way that would be totally, totally unacceptable to show for blacks, Hispanics, or people of other “colors” of the liberal rainbow.
This is clearer than ever now that we have been exposed to the ravings of The New York Times’ latest hire, editorial writer Sarah Jeong.
Read this entire thread. This was not a “one off”.
I decided to wait until now to talk about Sarah Jeong because I didn’t want to be part of the “outrage mob” on either side.
— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) August 3, 2018
Professors and political activists from across the Southeast recently gathered to discuss “whiteness” and social justice leadership at a conference in Jacksonville, Florida.
The “All Y’all Social Justice Series” included presentations on “shattering the glass ceiling of whiteness” and exploring ways to gain “emotional resilience for the social justice leader.”
The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Barack Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building.
Ezra Klein’s Monday article in Vox addressed race in politics, comparing the election of Barack Obama with the election of Donald Trump. It was longer and more nuanced than most of what is published there, but still missed the major point.
The changes in the way race plays into national politics are not a reaction to Obama. They are a reaction to the world progressives built and are still building, a world that has seen the Left’s default position go from aspiring toward color-blindness to one of grievance-nursing along every possible intersectional axis. The political world that gave us Trump is different than the one that gave us Obama, but the difference is of the Left’s own making.
Rob Shimshock of Campus Unmasked investigates a conference where K-12 teachers learned how to talk about social justice concepts to kids.
President Trump was forced to pull the nomination of Ryan Bounds for a federal circuit judgeship on the Ninth Circuit because of the judge’s writings decades ago against so-called “multiculturalism” while a student at Stanford. GOP senators Tim Scott and Marco Rubio objected to the nominee’s writings.
MONTREAL – Robert Lepage’s latest theatre project, a re-telling of Canada’s history through “the prism of relations between whites and natives,” has sparked criticism because there are no Indigenous actors in the cast.
In defending the play Kanata, the Quebec director and the director of Paris’s Théâtre du Soleil, where it is scheduled to premiere in December, have invoked their extensive consultations with Indigenous artists during its creation. But now even some of those consulted are distancing themselves.
What tribe are consultants?
Conservative party spokesman Cory Hann says the ad was axed because the situation at the border is not about any one group of people
OTTAWA — The Conservative party pulled an attack ad from its Twitter feed Tuesday that depicted a black man carrying a suitcase walking over a tweet from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
What cowardly idiots. Letting the Liberals dictate the state of play once again.