The story of Lisa Smith, an Irish woman who converted to Islam and joined Islamic State, has served as a timely reminder of the rot of political correctness running through the various institutions of the Irish state, including the defense forces.
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.
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Eva Kiryakos should have stood her ground. If Kenney had any decency he’d stand up for her.
She has not said anything untruthful. Unpalatable to politically correct cowards, bigots and racists perhaps, but none of it can be disputed.
A perverse regime of political correctness that made the fear of being called “racist” the ultimate crime is cited by “authorities” to explain why they willfully turned a blind eye to rape gang predation of children in Great Britain.
This same sick & twisted political correctness is at work in the vile lynch mob that has stalked Eva Kiryakos.
So why isn’t Kenney defending her?
Here we go again. Another woman in Britain is facing a police investigation – and potentially, a jail sentence – because she wrote things online about sex, gender and a person who changed gender.
So far, so familiar, but this tale has a significant feature. The woman is a journalist. A British police force is investigating a journalist over words that she published.
Ward, a popular Quebec comedian, is appealing a Quebec Human Rights Tribunal ruling that his performances included discriminatory comments about a young disabled singer, Jeremy Gabriel. The tribunal ordered Ward to pay $35,000 in moral and punitive damages to Gabriel and $7,000 to his mother.
The Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, confirmed on Facebook its decision to exclude Zach Poitras, who is white, because of his hairstyle. Poitras, denied a spot at the Snowflake Comedy Club and another evening of “engaged humour,” declined comment on the situation.
A modern classic…
Alleging potential racial discrimination, the review, published Friday, said, “We must acknowledge the possibility of conscious or unconscious bias against young black males in London – whether the term ‘gang’ is now heavily racially loaded and that this perception that a gang is often comprised of young black males, and ergo that young black males are often in a gang, either directly or unconsciously influences the enforcement focus of the police and subsequent actions of the justice service.”
In a blog post for Psychology Today, psychiatrist Grant Hilary Brenner wrote about the corrosive habits people develop in how they relate to themselves, and others. Some labels, for instance, come from toxic places.
Brenner identified six words we shouldn’t use, because they are “accompanied by feelings of moral judgment, hatred and utter rejection.”
Mary Curnock Cook, who was chief executive of Ucas until last year, said the fact that boys are falling behind in education is a national scandal – yet it is such an “unfashionable” topic to discuss that it has become “normalised”.
The pearl clutchers who see the dark side of everything are out watching our choices of Christmas lights this season. There can be no humor in things they disagree with. If they don’t like your hobbies, watch out, they will try to get them banned. That’s what happened when Professor Bec saw shotgun shell Christmas lights.
A high school in northwestern England is banning students from wearing expensive coats in an effort to be more “inclusive” of those who come from low-income backgrounds.
Children in Holland, Belgium and Germany grew up with the figure of Saint Nicholas instead of the US’s Santa Claus. And instead of being helped by elves and reindeer to deliver toys to children like Santa, Saint Nicholas was helped by ‘Black Pete’ and came ‘by steamboat from Spain.’
A set of 20 alternating green and red shotgun-shaped shell lights goes for the price of $9.98. But unlike Walmart’s tough stance on the sale of guns and real ammunition, background checks aren’t required to purchase these, and it didn’t state whether or not the buyer must be 21 or older.
In today’s day and age, you can get in a lot of trouble for stating basic facts.