Category Archives: Political Correctness

Feminist Heresy?

Recently, noted feminist author, activist, and speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was interviewed on BBC’s Channel 4 about equality and feminism.  During the interview she was asked by anchorwoman Cathy Newman to clarify where transsexuals fit on the feminist spectrum.

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That’s a Man, Baby!

I’m a “live and let live” type of guy.  I don’t care who you sleep with, what you wear, or what affectations you’ve decided to adopt.  I am unconcerned with other people’s sexual proclivities.  As long as you aren’t attempting to bed children, I couldn’t care less about your sex life.  That doesn’t mean that I approve of every behavior a person could adopt — I just don’t care.

If a guy wants to dress up like a woman, I am not interested in preventing him from doing so.  If a woman wants to wear a suit and call herself Charlie, it doesn’t matter to me.  I might think that they’re odd — but once again, it’s none of my business.  I don’t care.

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The Trump Phenomenon

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, United States, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX1KTWTDonald Trump is still dominating the Republican field despite the dire predictions of everyone in politics and the media.  Every time Trump says something politically unconventional, he is attacked by the professional political class.  Currently we see the establishment in an uproar over his comments promising to temporarily stop Muslim migration into the country.  Yes, he did say temporary, and he says it’s only until the nation’s leaders figure out how to address the incredible amount of hatred coming from the Muslim world.  Unsurprisingly, his opinion is shared by a large segment of American society.

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Challenging the Campus Victim Culture

5641956dc46188e85b8b4590Universities throughout the country are erupting in various forms of protest, all fueled by a culture of glorified victimhood.  At Yale, we’ve seen students in an uproar over a professor speaking out for freedom of speech and the free exchange of ideas.  The students interpreted this as a form of oppression and white privilege. (That professor subsequently debased himself with an apology to the mob.)  At the University of Missouri, we’ve watched a movement sparked by racist incidents turn into outright intimidation by attempting to stifle opposing views, and drive student journalists away from recording their campus insurrection.  The campus police have announced that they want students to report incidents of “hateful or hurtful speech” to them.  They do admit that so-called offensive language isn’t illegal, but that the school may choose to take action anyway.  Now the student body president is admitting that he lied when he reported that the KKK was roaming the campus.  Things are getting out of hand very quickly.

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College in the Age of Political Correctness

2015-09-02 13.36.24I’m a middle-aged man who’s pursuing a degree with the intent of becoming a high school civics teacher.  I have repeatedly heard about an oppressive and stifling political correctness that has taken over academia.  This led me to expect a constant battle as I attended classes in my freshman year.  As I start my second year, I’m happy to say that things haven’t been as problematic as I had first thought.  I am treated quite well by (seemingly) very liberal professors whom I had imagined would be antagonistic to my conservative mindset.

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Don’t Mess With The Donald, Baby

donald-trump-8ebff8cb59119daaWhen Donald Trump watched Megyn Kelly’s return to her show on Monday, he decided to take a few shots at her on Twitter.  This caused a bit of blowback from the media, but who else really cares?  It won’t cost The Donald a single vote.  When Kelly decided to spearhead an attack designed to end Donald’s candidacy she became his political foe.  Now she finds herself subject to his Twitter attacks:

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Donald Trump is Doing us a Favor

Donald TrumpThe media and the elite political class are apoplectic over Donald Trump’s statements.  Some are just infuriated that he’s openly speaking about subjects that they don’t want to address, and some are simply too dim-witted to realize that, in the real world, when you hit someone, they’ll hit you back.  Let’s try to look at the situation as dispassionately as possible.

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The Left is Feeding on Itself

640px-Black_Lives_Matter_protestThis week Sen. Bernie Sanders and Gov. Martin O’Malley were both booed off the stage by members of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.  O’Malley made the mistake of saying: “I know, I know… Let me talk a little bit… Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter.”  For members of the professionally aggrieved class of agitating Lefties, that is a big no-no.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Socialist, or a Liberal member of the Democratic party in good standing.  When the new agitators show up and start chanting “Black Lives Matter!”  You’re not allowed to agree that ALL lives matter.  That’s just considered a micro-aggression.  You’re not allowed (by their measurements) to minimize what they’re saying by expressing empathy towards everyone.  It’s insufficient to imply that you’ll be striving to treat everyone the same, if elected.  You’re supposed to show sympathy and support to their race exclusively, and their cause explicitly, or you’re just part of the racist system that’s keeping them down.  Continue reading The Left is Feeding on Itself

Ridiculous Assumption

We have been listening to the political elite of both parties publicly state that we need to “fix” our so-called broken immigration system. We are told that Republicans specifically, and candidates in general, must reach out and pander to the illegal alien population. We are told that we’re racist if we don’t accept the never-ending flow of illegal immigration. Most importantly, the political and media elites say that candidates for higher office will not receive the Hispanic vote unless they offer some sort of amnesty for the illegal migrants. I reject this notion as ill-informed racist nonsense.

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Redefinition of Marriage

I’ve been telling people for years now that the subject of gay marriage was decided the moment Massachusetts decided to legalize it. Any rational reading of the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution tells us that once any single state issued marriage licenses to gay couples, the rest of the states would be required to recognize these contracts as valid. With same-sex marriage legal in 37 states, it was a legal inevitability that the Supreme Court would rule that gay marriages from one state had to be recognized by all the states.

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