I read an article in the New York Times last week that I found both fascinating and disappointing. Although, I must admit, the disappointing part was wholly expected.
It is entitled, “He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?”
“Dan-el Padilla Peralta thinks classicists should knock ancient Greece and Rome off their pedestal — even if that means destroying their discipline.”
It’s just history repeating itself, and is predictable as tomorrows sunrise. I’m talking about the left’s call for civility, this time by Joe Biden.
I say it’s simply history repeating because this happens every time the left retakes control of one or more branches of government. First they mercilessly trash the Republican candidate(s) they ran against and if they defeat the right, they will call for a period of healing and unity – coming together, which may even last a week or two.
Oh, and that unity, by their definition, is that we must do and agree with everything they say … or else.
from the American Spectator:
The Left’s Civility Claptrap
Biden decries the “grim era of demonization” after practicing it.
Joe Biden’s campaigns have rested on the most rancid racial politics. In 2020, he routinely accused his opponent of racism and support for white supremacism, drawing on nothing but his own libelous twisting of Trump’s words after the rioting in Charlottesville. In 2012, Biden had accused Republicans of planning to put blacks “back in chains.” His venom came out also on non-racial matters. He once called opponents of gay marriage the “dregs of society.” In the Senate, he habitually hurled dirty charges, becoming the father of Borking. read more
“Make America Great Again” Listed On Cali College’s “White Supremacy” Pyramid
San Diego City College hosted a white supremacist seminar in early October, distributing flyers claiming that cultural appropriation, “racist mascots,” and “Make America Great Again” are instances of white supremacy.
“Come join us in confronting White Supremacy through students’ performances,” read a promotional flyer for the event, photographed by Campus Reform. “Prior to the performances, guest speakers will set the stage and contextualize what white supremacy is, its areas of activity, and how rampant it is in our society, curriculum, mindsets, and media.” read more
We on the right – I mean the real right – have been insisting that the tearing down of statues and monuments from the Civil War era would not end there. The leftist radicals would inevitably turn their wrath beyond Civil War white racists and direct their hatred to any white American slave owner. As we’ve seen and heard, this naturally extends to whites of the Revolutionary era, who are simultaneously celebrated heroes and damnable slave owners.
And then we wondered – what’s next after that? Could there possibly be a next? Well, wonder no more.
Now, normally, when wacky ideas emanate from the left, they originate in Europe, leapfrog to California and then make their way across the U.S. to negatively affect the rest of us. read more
The faculty at Evergreen State College sent a letter to students Friday saying they stand behind the protesters who have wreaked havoc on the campus this week and plan to pursue disciplinary action against the target of their demonstrations, Prof. Brett Weinstein.
The Washington college of about 4,000 students erupted in protests last week after Weinstein, a biology professor, told student activists he did not agree with their “Day of Absence” plans. The Day of Absence usually consists of students of color leaving the campus for the day, to bring awareness to their presence and issues. This year, however, student activists wanted all white students and faculty to leave for the day. Weinstein, who supported the Day of Absence tradition in the past, called this year’s plan an act of oppression. read more
I still remember the first time I went to Stone Mountain, Georgia. A friend worked at the theme park there, and I was going to visit him. I drove my motorcycle from my apartment in Clarkston, maybe five whole miles, and despite getting a gazillion miles to the gallon, I ran out of gas anyway. I had to hitchhike to the park where my friend and I did the whole gas can thing. Good times. Since then, I have gone back several times.
I recall what a beautiful place it is and was awestruck by the site of the Confederate Mount Rushmore – the Confederate Memorial carved into the side of Stone Mountain. Unless you are a total politically correct weenie and believe it would be a micro-aggression to merely gaze upon it, you really should see it. I did a podcast last summer regarding this very subject, and it’s still relevant today. It’s segment 2 at this link. read more
Today I will discuss 200 photos the ACLU demanded our Military release documenting the horrific acts of torture our service men and women perpetrated on the innocent detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, at places like the infamous Abu Ghraib facility.
I also discuss reparations and one black activist’s want for America to pay up. The good news is that if you happen to be white and guilty about being so, there is an APP just for you.
What is the first thing one thinks of when someone mentions Colorado? First it might be the mountains, although lately the marijuana legalization debate has been front and center. After that one might think of Birkenstock wearing, granola eating liberals. What doesn’t come to mind is race or racism.
Yet there are two outspoken black women who are railing against racism, both in Colorado. Both women took part in an interview on “The Big Something,” an NPR radio series.
One of the women, Stephany Rose , “argued that minorities have been conditioned to accept white supremacy by American society.”
Gee – and here I thought that Obama’s election was supposed to usher in a new post-racial America, but maybe I just misheard it. I guess they meant post-constitutional. read more