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Modern slavery: In case you wondered what Cool will want to legalize next

From the late Alex Tizon at Atlantic:

My Family’s Slave: She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.

No other word but slave encompassed the life she lived. Her days began before everyone else woke and ended after we went to bed. She prepared three meals a day, cleaned the house, waited on my parents, and took care of my four siblings and me. My parents never paid her, and they scolded her constantly. She wasn’t kept in leg irons, but she might as well have been. So many nights, on my way to the bathroom, I’d spot her sleeping in a corner, slumped against a mound of laundry, her fingers clutching a garment she was in the middle of folding.

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Reality check: How dare we disrespect another culture by thinking that Lola’s exploitation was wrong?

African-American slavery? No, that’s different, for progressives. That’s an official Bad because its designation produces billions for their victimhood industry. Otherwise, who’d care? And we are already told in 2017 that Islamic slavery is different.

See also: Why female genital mutilation continues in the West The silence is easy to understand. Feminists are only concerned about women’s issues when they spell out ABORTION. Mutilating little girls is neutral as to that. And aborting a child because she is a girl is positive. So is honour killing. They are merely “cultural” mutilations and deaths.

Remember that when anyone praises a woman for being a “feminist.” They are praising her for promoting and celebrating the deaths of children, period, end stop.

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What traditional media have become – which Trump did not cause but merely reveals

From Derek Hunter at Townhall:

On the matter of advancing theories lacking proof, there isn’t a liberal publication that not only functions under the assumption Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to “steal” the election from Hillary Clinton, but prints stories and editorials alleging it on a regular basis.

It’s been almost a year and there is still zero evidence of this conspiracy, yet the Washington Post, New York Times, and every other left-wing birdcage liner has a team of reporters opining in their pages and on cable news about how this myth is fact.

Even Democratic members of Congress, who’d sacrifice their grandchildren to find a crumb of proof, have admitted there is none. It had to kill Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Maxine Waters to admit it, but they did. Journalists can’t. More.

Reality check: Let’s revisit why “journalists” need to believe it. They need to believe it because, if it is not true, they face the doom of finding out how to be relevant in a world in which they are interpreters, not gatekeepers. On the other hand, QuikkieCrap is hiring…

See also: Trump Derangement Syndrome: Better if American Revolution never happened! In real life, government-directed, tax-funded “Culture” has been a key reason Canada has never achieved any culture comparable to our resources. U.S. progressives, faced with continuously declining interest in their stuff, would love a system of praised and protected mediocrity like ours.

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Trudeau the new Mr. Dithers in dilly-dally over Mali

In 2005, the year Justin Trudeau married Sophie Gregoire, then Liberal prime minister Paul Martin was tagged with a label by an influential international magazine that he could not shake.

The Economist called him Mr. Dithers, and it stuck like glue.

The prestigious magazine looked at Martin’s first 14 months in office, and slammed him for being indecisive, too slow in tabling a promised foreign-policy review, and just “not up to the job” — a far cry, it said, from the tough, deficit-cutter who earned world envy as finance minister under Jean Chretien.

Today, the same put-down could be said of Justin Trudeau.

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Rex Murphy: It’s official. Donald Trump has finally driven the ladies of ‘The View’ mad

Call it a blessing, call it a curse, but whatever Donald Trump says, whatever he does, begets an instant blizzard, a full on raging storm of comment and interpretation, enjoined with the mysterious power to transform yesterday’s wisdom into today’s nonsense. He has the peculiar gift of turning both his opponents and a great swathe of the American press into acrobats, flipping “with the greatest of ease” from one settled, unarguable position to its exact reverse in the thumb-time it takes to hit the Twitter feed.

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When professors stifle freedom of thought

From Denyse O`Leary (O’Leary for News) at MercatorNet:

Duke theology professor Paul Griffiths created a firestorm recently by criticizing time-consuming racial equity meetings that, in his view, detracted from research, teaching, and study:

It’ll be, I predict with confidence, intellectually flaccid: there’ll be bromides, clichés, and amen-corner rah-rahs in plenty. When (if) it gets beyond that, its illiberal roots and totalitarian tendencies will show.

He was promptly accused, in response, of “racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry.” Yet in the entire correspondence, which he recently published, he says nothing that could reasonably be construed that way. It also came out that he had been subject to a kangaroo court for months over his objections to the meetings. Dr Griffiths resigned yesterday. A recent graduate wrote in response to the news:

In a discussion about the racist incidents with some other Div School students, I said that perhaps the way we were responding to the incidents was hurting rather than helping, because after every incident the black students would make public announcements about how hurt and afraid and rejected they felt, and then everyone would hatch plans to re-educate the whole university on issues of racism. I suggested that instead perhaps we should respond to the perpetrators like we would a bully, with strength and confidence and even defiance, to show them they didn’t have power over anyone. You would have thought I had suggested we start a chapter of the KKK. They made it clear I was a horrible person in denial of the harsh realities of racism for suggesting such a thing, and I learned to keep my mouth shut.

This is a clear example but not the only one. Rule by authoritarian mobs with a vested interest in promoting intergroup conflict is morphing into our future as a society.

See also: The war on intellectual freedom How political correctness morphed into a monster.

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The war on freedom is rotting our intellectual life In a world governed by naturalism, power is its own justification. That is the single hardest thing for opponents of rampant political correctness to grasp.

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French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign says it has been the victim of a massive hacking operation

French Presidential favourite Emmanuel Macron’s political movement claimed it has been the victim of “massive and co-ordinated hack”.

A large trove of emails from the campaign were posted online. They were among around nine gigabytes of data posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting.

Researchers from a Japanese anti-virus firm claim the centrist politician has been targeted by Russian hackers.

The leaked data was posted late on Friday, just a day and a half days before voters go to the polls to decide who will be France’s next leader.

Twitter – #MacronLeaks

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Deaths exceed births among Christians in pro-choice Europe

From Giulio Meotti at Gatestone

According to it, between 2010 and 2015, the Muslim population increased by more than 150 million people to 1.8 billion.

In Europe, how many Christians have been “lost”? Between 2010 and 2015, “deaths outnumbered births by nearly 6 million during this brief period”.

At this pace, Christianity will vanish in Europe.

In the same time frame, in most European countries — including Britain, Germany, Italy and Russia — Christian deaths outnumbered Christian births. “In Germany alone, for example, there were an estimated 1.4 million more Christian deaths than births between 2010 and 2015, a pattern that is expected to continue across much of Europe in the decades ahead”, Pew discovered. There are clear patterns of demographic trends, church attendance, closures of parishes and the declining number of priests.

These patterns are why Islamic leaders, such as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have been waging a demographic war against Europe. “Have not just three but five children”, Erdogan said to Muslims in the old continent. “You are the future of Europe”. … More.

Reality check:  There is no reason to show the slightest sympathy for people who demand protection for their “culture” but refuse to have children for lifestyle or ideological reasons, kill them in abortions, and sneer at Uncool people who do have children.

If the Muslims simply refrain from those practices, they will inherit Europe, and North America too, simply in the course of nature. And there is no reason to complain about it either if you are “pro-choice.”

As Mark Steyn puts it, the future belongs to those who show up for it.

See also: Mark Steyn on the doomed hillbilly

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Surprise, surprise, social psych tool for measuring racism doesn’t work

From Jesse Singal at New York Mag:

Perhaps no new concept from the world of academic psychology has taken hold of the public imagination more quickly and profoundly in the 21st century than implicit bias — that is, forms of bias which operate beyond the conscious awareness of individuals. That’s in large part due to the blockbuster success of the so-called implicit association test, which purports to offer a quick, easy way to measure how implicitly biased individual people are. When Hillary Clinton famously mentioned implicit bias during her first debate with Donald Trump, many people knew what she was talking about because the IAT has spread the concept so far and wide. It’s not a stretch to say that the IAT is one of the most famous psychological instruments created in recent history, and that it has been the subject of more recent fascination and acclaim than just about anything else to come out of the field of social psychology.

Unfortunately, none of that is true. A pile of scholarly work, some of it published in top psychology journals and most of it ignored by the media, suggests that the IAT falls far short of the quality-control standards normally expected of psychological instruments. The IAT, this research suggests, is a noisy, unreliable measure that correlates far too weakly with any real-world outcomes to be used to predict individuals’ behavior — even the test’s creators have now admitted as such. The history of the test suggests it was released to the public and excitedly publicized long before it had been fully validated in the rigorous, careful way normally demanded by the field of psychology. In fact, there’s a case to be made that Harvard shouldn’t be administering the test in its current form, in light of its shortcomings and its potential to mislead people about their own biases. More.

Look, all the test needs to do is provide shakedown for the race grievance industry. It wouldn’t matter how the results are derived. In a post-fact science world where objectivity is sexist or even an instance of white supremacy, can’t they just make the results up, apply for grants, and call it a day?

See also: New: First Things on March for Science, cites junk DNA as reason not to trust “consensus”

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All sides agree: progressive politics is strangling social sciences

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Clinton, epitome of the grievance culture, blames “self-hating” women for her loss

From Brent Bozell at Townhall:

“Certainly, misogyny played a role,” she declared. “I mean, that just has to be admitted.” She and Kristof mulled over what he called “abundant social science research” that says we admire men for being ambitious and successful but find women “less likable” when they are powerful.

Yes, but:

Clinton complained that when she left the State Department, her approval rating was 64 or 65 percent, but “by the time they finished with me, I was Typhoid Mary.” “They” meant Trump and the conservative media. Never would this woman ever concede that the more the public saw and heard her, the less it liked her. In an added note of self-pity, she added: “Poor Mary. She didn’t deserve it either.” More.

Reality check: If Clinton’s ilk ever leads again, we’re all lost. The assumption is that women are automatically better off with a double x president, no matter what she thinks, say, or does. As if our lives were just the photos in a politically correct textbook or something.

See also: Has everyone forgotten that the Obama campaign decided to desert white working class voters in 2012?

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Student injured in machete attack at university coffee shop

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before committing an attack that injured a female student in central Kentucky, a witness said.

Lexington police Sgt. Jervis Middleton told the Lexington Herald-Leader the assailant at Transylvania University was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student.

Student Tristan Reynolds told the newspaper he saw the man enter the coffee shop.

“A guy came in, banged something, a hatchet or an ax, on the table and said ‘the day of reckoning has come,'” Reynolds said. “He asked somebody what their political affiliation was, they said ‘Republican’ and the guy said ‘you are safe.’ And then I realized what was going on and started getting people out.”

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