Category Archives: “Social Justice”

Broken Men of the New Society

Darryl was a difficult patient I had been treating for several years. A stocky man in his forties, he shuffled into each appointment with a walking stick. At first sight, the stick gave him a distinguished quality, but then a trace of his bare belly showed beneath a T-shirt that never quite covered his bulging gut.

Every appointment would begin the same way.

“How are you travelling, Darryl?” I’d ask.

“Yeah, alright,” he’d mumble. “F— insurance pissing me off as usual.”

Why Social-Justice Warriors Think It’s Okay to Be Racist Towards Asians

Come on. Did you really think you’d be accepted? Every word on your banner is spelled correctly.

Asian Americans deal with prejudice, but the dogmas of social justice maintain that they are racially privileged.

It happens all too often to Americans of Asian ancestry. They are walking home on a crowded street, and someone bumps into them and shouts, “Go back to China!” When it happened last year to Michael Luo, a New York Times journalist, he started the hashtag #ThisIs2016, and Asian-Americans shared their stories.

It happened to Jeff Sessions’s granddaughter at his confirmation hearing on January 10. When MTV News writer Ira Madison III saw an Asian-American girl, the child of John Walk and Ruth Sessions Walk, sitting in her grandfather’s lap, his first thought was to write, “Sessions, sir, kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from.” This is 2017, and yet MTV News writers are dehumanizing Asian Americans and playing into common racist tropes.

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

‘Day Without Immigrants’ will shutter businesses, schools

Ernest Yombo would rather students at Latin American Montessori Bilingual school come to class on Thursday, but instead, they will get an unexpected day off.

The D.C. public charter school, where he works as an assistant principal, will be forced to close for the day after more than half of the school’s staff announced their plans to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest.

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%

 

UC San Diego Students Protest Visit by ‘Oppressive and Offensive’ Dalai Lama

Students at the University of California, San Diego are protesting an upcoming visit by the Dalai Lama – claiming the Tibetan leader is “oppressive”.

Chinese students are leading objections to the event, which will see the Dalai Lama give a commencement speech on graduation day.

They have claimed that his presence is offensive because of his campaign to make Tibet more independent – contrary to the Communist government’s position that Tibet is a region of China under their control.

Arguments over Tibetan independence have raged for decades – but this dispute is remarkable because activists are conducting it through the language of social justice.

Welcome to the “Social Justice” University

Universities used to be fonts of knowledge, charged with disseminating the known and seeking new knowledge. But progressives have brought great progress to the university: progressives know all the answers, and that the problem is not to understand the world, but to change it.

Welcome to the “social justice” university. Its orientation is expressed by the School of Social Work, at Ryerson University in Toronto…

White Women’s March Madness

In the epic film Titanic, actress Kathy Bates plays the role of Margaret Molly Brown. Of Irish descent, Molly is depicted as a straight-shooting, no-nonsense, wealthy Texan with a penchant for social climbing. However, the smug, condescending aura, exuded by the elites, never washes over her. After escaping the sinking Titanic in a one-third empty lifeboat, surrounded mostly by married women and a few male staff, Molly is appalled by her fellow survivors’ callousness. Molly wants to rescue nearby male passengers, fighting for their lives in the frigid sea. Her lifeboat is less than 200 feet from the men screaming for help. The crew refuse, stating that the suction of the sinking ship will drag them under; rather than rowing towards the men, they must get away as quickly as possible. Undeterred, Molly persists…

If You Listen to Liberals, Why Not Kidnap and Torture White People?

“White straight men are the Devil in the religion of social justice. All evil flows from them.”Margaret MacLennan

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the four thugs who kidnapped a disabled man, tortured him and made him drink toilet water while they screamed “F*** white people” and “F*** Donald Trump!” That would be horrible under any circumstances, but evil people have always existed. What makes this situation so unique is that these four animals didn’t just inflict this torture on another human being, they live broadcasted it on Facebook.

Obama Says It’s Discrimination to Mandate English at Work But Not Foreign Languages

The administration is cracking down on the “national origin discrimination” in the workplace because the EEOC says the workplace is growing more diverse.

The goal is nothing less than the destruction of Western Civilization.

The silence about campus anti-Semitism

The students’ union at City University recently came under fire for banning the sale of the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Sun. This enraged the journalism department, and students are now embroiled in a highly controversial dispute with the SU.

What very few people have noticed, however, is that another motion, backing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, also passed at the same SU meeting. It’s hard not to think that union officials purposefully hid the BDS motion behind one that would, inevitably, attract more press attention.