Category Archives: “social activism”

Don Lemon: ‘Biggest Terror Threat Is White Men on the Right’

On Tuesday night, CNN’s Don Lemon urged people to stop demonizing “any one group or any one ethnicity” and, in the very same breath, stigmatized “white men … radicalized to the right” as “the biggest terror threat in this country.” So, conservative white men are not “any one group or any one ethnicity”? Oh, right, according to “intersectionality,” we’re not people!

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Colleges Are Rejecting Applicants Who Follow Controversial People On Twitter

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.

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Jewish Self-Estrangement Is Perennial

I could revive the dead, but I have more difficulty reviving the living.” — Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

In a recent article for PJ Media, I expressed my skepticism regarding the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, or the injunction to “repair the world.” It is a noble behest, deriving as I speculated from the 7th Noahide Law traditionally enjoining the “sons of Noah” to ensure justice and restore harmony in the world. But, as I suggested, it has a dark side, too. Since the publication of the article, I have received ample commentary, most of it sympathetic but some of it rather clueless and even wilfully perverse. I thought I might take this opportunity to answer my detractors.

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Police walk without uniforms at London Pride parade

In April, Pride London Festival announced officers would be barred from the parade, unless they chose to ditch the uniforms and marked cruisers. The decision was made in order to ensure members of the Indigenous community and people of colour would feel at ease during the parade.

People who don’t feel ‘at ease’ around the police are usually criminals.

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It’s too easy to form a mob today. Where are our protections from online mob ‘justice?’

Mobs are as old as settled humanity. From the Roman mob, to the Blues and Greens of Constantinople, to the London mobs that provided the “riot” part of the 18th century British governance model (“aristocracy tempered by rioting” in one famous description). and on to the present day, mobs have formed and left wreckage behind.

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Poll: How Do Fans Feel About The NFL’s Kneeling Ban? Good. ‘Big Fans’? Even Better.

Amid more player and pundit backlash over the NFL’s new “no kneeling” policy, Survey Monkey asked Americans how they felt about the league’s attempt to put the divisive National Anthem protests behind them. What they learned is that the league has the support of the majority of Americans — and the more die-hard the NFL fan, the more pro-kneeling ban they are.

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70 Berlin nightclubs to protest AfD march

“The Berlin club culture is everything that Nazis are not. And everything they hate,” the clubs wrote in a joint message that called the AfD “suit-and-tie-Nazis” and PEGIDA “German bratwursts.” “We are progressive, queer, feminist, anti-racist, inclusive, colorful, and we have unicorns. On our dance floors, people from all backgrounds unite, with diverse desires, changing identities and good taste.”

“We cannot dance to this state of things,” they wrote. “Our party will crash their march.”

Don’t you love it when SJWs take themselves way too seriously?

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Alberta “Conservatives” Walk Out During Abortion Vote

Walking out isn’t leadership. It’s cowardice:

Alberta’s abortion clinic bill has moved one step closer to being passed following a debate that saw Opposition United Conservatives walk out of the chamber en masse five more times to avoid casting a vote.

At one point, the votes on amendments came quickly, with UCP members leaving their seats, exiting the chamber, returning and sitting down, then popping up minutes later to walk out again.

Five amendments put forward by Independent Derek Fildebrandt were defeated by the NDP and the opposition parties, moving the bill to third and final reading.

The bill calls for putting a legal buffer zone in place around abortion clinics to prevent staff and patients from being harassed by anti-abortion protesters.

UCP Leader Jason Kenney, who is against abortion, has said the bill is a political game by Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP to stir up divisive social issues, and has said his caucus will not participate.

By not participating, Kenney has allowed an abortion bill to go through. How does that wash with his moral objections?

 

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New York Judge Rules Bar Can Throw Out Trump Supporter for Wearing MAGA Hat

A New York Judge has now succumbed levels of incomprehensible discrimination against Trump supporters by issuing a court ruling that bar owners are able to throw out voters of the 45th President of the United States of America based upon them wearing “MAGA” or “Make America Great Again” hats inside the facility.

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4Chan Is Circulating Another Starbucks Ad Welcoming All Homeless People To “Stay And Lounge”

From the geniuses that brought us the “Free cup of coffee exclusively for people of color” coupon, comes an even greater turnaround. Starbucks is quickly going from a racist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamaphobic, whatever-else-phobic, into a well-respected coffee shop that caters to those of any other race but white.

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Colin Kaepernick receives a humanitarian prize — but no NFL job offers

He can’t get an NFL team to hire him, but former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick — whose “take a knee” protest against racism sparked a nationwide movement — was awarded another major human rights prize Saturday, this time from Amnesty International.

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