Category Archives: Political Correctness

The Neocons vs. Rand Paul’s Reading List

The Neocons clearly have Rand Paul in their cross hairs.

Now they are going after him for his suggested reading list.

Here is the initial Weekly Standard article.

The Washinton Free Beacon, which apparently specializes in neocon thought enforcement, ran this Weekly Standard inspired hit piece.

Tom Woods has replied to the Free Beacon piece here, in the sarcastic way that he has perfected.

The neoconservatives over at the Free Beacon, a thought-monitoring website in the mold of ThinkProgress on the left, took time out of their customary schedule of spreading Islamic radicalism around the world to criticize Rand Paul for recommending a few books on foreign policy whose conclusions are not “USA! USA!” and “they hate us for our awesomeness.”

I hope to have more to say on this issue later, but I wanted to get a quick post up now.

The PC Enforcers Claim Another Scalp

This time it’s Scientific (sic) American doing the scalping. What have we come to when a scientific magazine feels obligated to enforce Cultural Marxist PC social “science” doctrine?

Here’s John Derbyshire’s take at VDARE.

Here is a Washington Post story on the matter.

Curtis Brainard, the blog’s editor, needs to grow a pair of nads and stand up to the PC jihadists. Hey Curtis, see what I just did there? I suggested that standing up to (intellectual) bullies is a masculine action that is generally aided by the presence of a couple of testosterone producing organs. I just spoke crimethink. I must be purged.

Another Liberal Has Been Naughty (Plagiarism)

Left-wing academic superstar, Slovoj Zizek, has been caught plagiarizing, but the best part of the story is what he plagiarized and how he was caught. Read the story here, and that the story made Newsweek is an indication of how big Zizek is in certain circles. He was caught by Steve Sailer and some sleuthing blog commenters plagiarizing a book review from American Renaissance of Kevin McDonald’s Culture of Critique. It just doesn’t get any more sweetly ironic than that.

Here is an article that contains Zizek’s explanation, and it contains some interesting commentary on the nature of academic publishing as well.

His explanation is plausible, but my first thought when I read his explanation was the same as the authors. I suspected he has others doing substantial parts of his writing for him, although he vehemently denies that here.

Then I read a little of his work. It is so obnoxiously obtuse that I suspect it would be difficult for someone else to reproduce.

Pro-Life Controversy: Whole Foods Bravely Stands Neutral

In a polity as left-wing as the US is today, a neutral position on contraceptives can be risky. In theory neutrality should appease all sides, but Antifa views the world as “with us or against us”.

Whole Foods, whose higher prices exclude many with families and thus the more conservative customers, has bravely chosen to continue selling pro-life Eden Foods, which have been banned at similar health food stores for opposing the funding of contraceptives in Obamacare, for its employees. Forbes reports:

Whole Foods has no plans to discontinue Eden Foods products, telling Forbes: “When reviewing products for our shelves, our primary consideration is whether a product’s ingredients meet our Quality Standards.”

“We recognize and respect that customers have their own personal criteria for buying or not buying a product, and it’s every shoppers’ right to vote with their dollars on that basis,” said spokesperson Michael Silverman. “We hope that if people have feedback for Eden Foods, they share it with them directly.”

The war on Eden Foods is reminiscent of the Maurice’s BBQ sauce war that saw Maurice’s empire of BBQ sauce crushed, and his Piggy Parks nearly so. Maurice insisted on including a Confederate Battle flag on his sauce jars. For those few descended from historic Southerners, the flag is not a symbol of hate but rather of the South. And it’s a reminder of the persecution and hardship we ourselves have suffered as well as of a brave past attempt at taking a stand. Because we’re the only ones who still honestly study the history, still read primary sources, our view of the war is different from the myth-makers in the rest of the country, who view the war as serving an ideological function, not as true history.

Time and again Antifa crushes all opposition. Perhaps finally that trend is changing. I personally shop at Whole Foods frequently, though I only buy certain well-priced items, for the most part. Whole Foods’s brave stance of true tolerance makes me look on it more favourably.

Pro-Abort in Action

This video has been making the rounds. I’m not sure that I agree that graphic pictures of aborted babies is really the best way to win hearts and minds and make political headway. But that said, just how out of touch and ensconced inside a leftist Cultural Marxist bubble do you have to be to think that calling a pro-life activists a misogynist and accusing him of privilege is actually a persuasive arguing technique? Her Burger King uniform suggests she is a working woman, but surely she is attending college somewhere, because only a clueless mush brain routinely bathed in such Cultural Marxist PC nonsense could actually think that a normal guy is going to care if you accuse him of privilege. What did she expect? “Oh my! I didn’t realize I was guilty of privilege. Thanks for informing me. I’ll go on and take these pictures down now.”

Quick, Somebody Call the Police! Buchanan’s Column has been Hijacked by an Imposter!

Buchanan’s latest column is cringe worthy. It’s supposedly a defense of Richard Nixon against the charge of racism. While everything in the column is technically correct, it’s PC pandering. It is a common trick of PC phobic “conservatives” to claim that Republicans supported Civil Rights and Southern Democrats opposed it. Yes, because Southern Democrats were the more conservative element at the time. And all those white Southern Democrats became Republicans as the parties somewhat switched roles. Buchanan is better than this. I’m really disappointed.

Wrestling and MMA Phenom Ben Askren Knows What It’s all About

From BloodyElbow.com:

“When I’m thinking of sports, when I’m thinking of a boy growing up and being a man, I’m thinking of three things – honor, integrity, and toughness. And a grown man, faking an injury, rolling around on the field fails all three of those tests. Listen folks, if you want your son to grow up to be a man, don’t have him run around on a field kicking a ball, get him wrestling.”

Anne Coulter Gives as Good as She Gets

Anne Coulter has a follow-up to her much criticized soccer column. Dang! She sure knows how to give it back as good as she gets it. This is great stuff.

The massive and hysterical response to my jovial sports piece proves how right I was. Nothing explains the uniform, Borg-like caterwauling, but that soccer is a game for beret-wearers. Most of the articles attacking me are verbless strings of obscenities, their subject matter identified only in the title.

See more here…

Liberal Cognitive Dissonance on Hobby Lobby Decision

Here is a prime example of liberal cognitive dissonance: atheist Darwinian liberals decry the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision on birth control. Ummm geniuses … isn’t reproduction kind of a Darwinian imperative? I’ve got news for you. Creationists Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are kicking your rear in the Darwinian race. This counts as both cognitive dissonance and sweet irony. Another absurdity is people claiming that contraception is an essential part of health care. No it isn’t, because reproducing your species is not a disease. Contraception is a modern convenience. Whether it’s a good or bad one is for a different post.

“Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet”

Here is my Facebook post for today. So far it has 3 likes and 3 positive comments:

As I recall, the jingle went “baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevolet,” but you could replace each element with, for example, “football, hamburgers, pecan pie and Ford,” and it would still ring just as true. However, if you said “soccer, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet” you would sound like a fool. Ergo, soccer is un-American and should be shunned by all true patriots.

Georgia SCV Approves Aggressive Heritage Measures

Below is a Georgia SCV press release:

(Atlanta – June 30, 2014) This month the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their 117th Annual Reunion in Columbus and approved the most aggressive heritage platform since the Georgia flag fight more than a decade ago. Coming off several months of increases in membership and finances following the announcement of the Division’s new specialty license plate in Georgia which was featured on every major news outlet in the nation in February, the Sons had the largest attendance in recent history at this year’s reunion. With a membership in Georgia of more than 3,000 men, the Georgia Division is the largest state organisation in the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the oldest national heritage organisation in America.

One of the measures adopted at this year’s annual meeting was a new slate of monuments to be erected across the state during the final year of the Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the War. For the last several years, the Sons of Confederate Veterans have been actively restoring the original monuments erected in memory of the Confederate soldier around the turn of the twentieth century from one end of the state to another. Now, as restoration of those original monuments continues, new monument projects have been planned as well. Newly elected Georgia Division Commander, Ray McBerry, said, “The new monuments are intended as a reminder to the world that the Southern people have still not forgotten their heroes who withstood a formidable invader even though 150 years have passed and as a promise that they will still be remembered by our people after another 150 years have passed.”

The officers, both elected and appointed, to serve on the Division’s Executive Council met briefly following the Reunion to outline plans to actively engage both supporters and opponents of Southern heritage in Georgia. Topping the list was a plan to bring the idea of a youth summer camp to Georgia, citing the success of the national camp hosted by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in one or more states each year. The new proposal will create an annual Southern heritage youth camp to be permanently hosted by the Georgia Division in addition to those hosted by the national headquarters. Other projects that are sure to be popular among Southern heritage enthusiasts include a continuation of the “Flags Across Georgia” project which has produced a number of large Confederate flags along some of Georgia’s most traveled highways and an online grave registry which will catalogue the grave of every Confederate veteran no matter where they are buried.

Finally, the boldest decision announced by the Executive Council is the decision to change the name and scope of the Heritage Defense Committee to the Heritage Action Committee. Bolstered by victories in the last twelve months against both individuals and corporations who have attempted to remove Confederate flags or desecrate graves and monuments, the Georgia Sons of Confederate Veterans are now publicly announcing their intention to take the heritage fight to schools, corporations, and government officials which discriminate against Georgians for their display or celebration of Southern heritage, citing both freedom of speech and state and federal laws which not only protect Confederate monuments but also require that the flags and memorials to Confederate soldiers be afforded the same protection under the law as those to any other American veterans.

For more information about the Sons of Confederate Veterans, please call 404.271.8473 or email via the Contact page at www.GeorgiaSCV.org

Free the Big Gulp!

The courts have restored sanity. You can once again drink Big Gulps in NYC. I know some people question the wisdom of going to the mat for the right of people to drink unhealthy amounts of Coke, but I don’t think that people in NYC recognized what a laughing stock this ban made them to the rest of the country. The ban was the height of nanny state liberalism to normal Americans in Flyover Country.

The court largely ignored the merits of the ban in the 20-page ruling, but determined that the city’s Board of Health engaged in policy-making, and not simply health regulations, when it imposed the restrictions on restaurants, delis, movie theaters, stadiums and street cart vendors.

“The Board of Health engaged in law-making beyond its regulatory authority,” the opinion reads. “… It is clear that the Board of Health wrote the Portion Cap Rule without benefit of legislative guidance.”

Read more…

You don’t say.

It Looks Like Anne Coulter has been Reading CHT

Because she doesn’t like soccer either.

I’ve held off on writing about soccer for a decade — or about the length of the average soccer game — so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay.

Read more here http://www.humanevents.com/2014/06/25/americas-favorite-national-pastime-hating-soccer/

She even makes the soccer/metric connection.

Presbyterian “Church” (USA) Recognizes Same Sex “Marriages”

This is absurd and disgusting. The Bible could not be more clear in its denunciation of homosexual acts. Even if you believe that homosexual inclinations may be hard wired in some people, the Biblical prohibition against homosexual acts remains crystal clear. Since it can be assumed that married gay couples will engage in homosexual acts, then condoning gay marriage is flagrantly condoning sin. There is no way around this, so the PC USA is either declaring that they know better than God and/or they don’t really believe God wrote those laws. Either way, they are in essences declaring that they are no longer a Christian denomination. They are like the Unitarians, a group with Christians roots but that has strayed into being something else besides Christian. I have some sympathy for conservative Christians who remain in liberalizing mainline denominations in an effort to reform them, but if you’re in the PC USA, it’s time to get out.

Keep in mind that this is the mainline PC USA. The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and several other break off groups remain orthodox, and shouldn’t be confused with the PC USA.

As the linked article notes, the PC USA has already lost many congregations in protest to earlier acts, which partially explains their continued liberal drift.

Fascinating Interview of Aleksandr Dugin by Vladimir Pozner

I’m not entirely sure what to make of controversial Russian philosopher Aleksandr Dugin. What I am pretty sure of is that this interview refutes the claim that Russia is substantively less free than America.

Can anybody imagine Steve Sailer getting interviewed by Katie Couric?  Donald Livingston by Dan Rather?

National Review is Now Publishing Jason Richwine

File this under the credit where credit is due file. And the where have I been lately file.

Jason Richwine is my Facebook friend. Recently he posted an article he had written that appeared at NRO. I was surprised. Today he posted another one. I was even more surprised, so I did a little exploring. Turns out, this isn’t a new development. He has actually been actively publishing stuff there since last year. I’m surprised by this given the way NRO threw Derb under the bus, but NRO deserves credit for risking the heat publishing Richwine could draw.

PoMoCons vs. Porchers?

Apparently they’re has been a longstanding rift between postmodern conservatives (PoMoCons or PoMos) and Front Porch Republic types (Porchers). Who knew? The occasion for the increased discussion of this rift is the fact the Peter Lawler is moving his Postmodern Conservative blog from First Things to NRO.

See Rod Dreher here.

Caleb Stegall has a lot of links here.

Peter Lawler here.

This is at FPR.

I think that all of us in what you might call the alternative conservative (meaning outside mainstream conservatism) community have some things in common and mutual enemies, the left and stale mainstream conservatism, but I think the description of the Porchers that is being tossed around describes something much more radical than the reality. The Porchers, at least as represented by FPR, are, as far as I can tell, a bunch of PC phobes. How can you talk about localism and community and “place” without talking about immigration? Doesn’t an influx of non-natives have a pretty big impact on place? Here is the comment I left at Dreher’s post.

The description here of the Front Porch folks actually sounds an aweful lot like paleocons to me, but I think that may be giving the Porchers more credit than they deserve. My impression of the Porchers is that they are pretty PC squemish. How can you talk about localism, organic community, corporatism, etc. and not address immigration? The Porchers want to be faux radicals but they strike me as scared to be thought of as wrongthinkers. In other words, they’re harmless.