Cultural Marxism

Says the man who bought a waterfront property

Says the man who hung out with his mate who owns an airline, train and cruise line on the back of a gas guzzling motor launch.

Perhaps Obama should have mentioned President Biden’s new climate czar who has his own private jet, 12 cars, 6 houses and 2 yachts?

We don’t begrudge the wealth to obtain such items but we don’t think it lends well to sanctimoniously lecturing soccer mums, who drop their kids off at practice in second-hand SUVs, about their irresponsible behaviour. Or bashing the lawnmower man whose gas guzzler taxes on his work pick-up truck go to subsidize the Tesla of his customer who pays him to keep his garden tidy.

All the while the Paris Accord is a protection racket for China which can pollute to its heart’s desire. EU countries can burn wood chips which have a higher carbon footprint than brown coal yet get to count it as a zero emission renewable as a replanted tree which will take 100 years to grow will compensate even though we’re all supposed to die within 12 years?!?

How ironic that America’s carbon emissions fell under Trump. Just shows that you don’t have to join a club of group thinkers to get better results than them. Alas, in today’s world empty tokenism is a thing.

The rank hypocrisy. Watch the hips not the lips.

Peloton finds itself in the crosshairs of racism

Who knew that a stationary exercise bike company with online exercise classes could be…wait for it…racist.

In the woke world we live in today, corporates have been busy letting people know what they can’t buy for fear of being cancelled. Now we have customers dictating who they must create products for.

NBC’s David Kaufman wrote,

Like many people in quarantine, every day I find some time to hide from my children and hop on to my Peloton, the stationary exercise bike with built-in internet-enabled spin classes that has become a must-have for some people during this time away from, well, everything…

…But the more I use my Peloton bicycle, the more I don’t feel so good about the company behind it. Because just as their now-infamous holiday-season ad last year convinced many people that the company had an unacknowledged gender problem, their video and music programming suggests to me — as an African American — that they also have an unrecognized race problem…

…It’s not that Peloton the company is actively racist or has even failed at being #woke; a quick spin through Peloton’s app or blog reveals that the brand is intentionally including racially conscious content throughout their marketing materials.

The problem is more subtle. With each bike priced at over $2,200 (their treadmills start at over $4,200) plus $39 per month more for those streaming classes, Peloton users are typically demi-1-percenters, with cash to spare and homes spacious enough to house those speedy racers. And, in fact, Peloton CEO and co-founder John Foley said those users were his target demographic in a 2016 CNBC interview: “These are people who have children, live in suburbs, have nice homes, they have the money and space but don’t necessarily have time.

So a gym equipment company that specifically targets the premium segment is now in trouble for having customers that are “disproportionately white.

Surely if Peloton saw a market opportunity to sell exercise bikes to low wage essential workers it probably would.

Now that President Biden has one in the White House (which is creating cybersecurity issues) perhaps he can introduce a Peloton Equality Act to ensure essential workers can exercise after he’s paid for their student fees.

As an aside, our gym HIIT circuit class has a young Asian man do the video workout examples. The disproportionately white female class has not thought twice about him. Maybe Jetts Gym should be cancelled for not having a minority female conduct the video even the instructors are mostly young women. Smack them for ageism too.

Australia Day – feel free to have your own minute’s silence

It is that time of the year again. Australia Day. Time for the woke brigade to shame any Aussies thinking of firing up the BBQ and sinking a few beers with friends and family. If some people don’t want to celebrate it, then they’re free not to. But what is the point of making people feel guilty for something they didn’t do to people they never knew 150 years before many were born?

Our local member in the House of Reps, Zali Steggall OAM, has called for a minute’s silence on Australia Day. By all means, if she feels that way, she should go right ahead and make her personal statement. Just quit the vacuous virtue signaling.

We’ll dismiss it with the same out-of-touch “Roadmap to Zero” program she has running in Warringah. You know, the climate change virtue signaling page where well over 98.5% of households in the electorate haven’t even bothered to sign up, despite her insistence that the gas guzzling SUV drivers of Mosman elected her to put a stop to climate change.

When are we going to drop this shaming every year? Why is Cricket Australia (CA) now buying into woke antics, especially that of a foreigners violent Marxist group? Can anyone in CA management point to any data or conclusive studies which prove the lives of indigenous Australians will improve by dropping the name or the date? Surely all 365 days of the year should be deemed invasion day if January 26th is considered so reprehensible.

Cricket Australia’s Mel Jones said, “We’ve got five Indigenous players playing those games and a lot of Indigenous fans that come to the cricket, we just want to make this space as safe and inclusive as possible.”

What could be more inclusive than watching cricket over a few beers? Surely CA’s focus should be on winning after the drubbing against India but toxic identity politics is front and centre. Wallabies anyone?

Honestly, can CA identify the fans by name who feel triggered when they voluntarily pay hard-earned coin to watch cricket matches? The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island flags adorn major cricket venues. Every game. Is that not inclusive?

But why can’t those who want to change the date get the facts straight on Australia Day?

Australia Day is celebrated on the 26th January for a very good reason.

The First Fleet arrived in Botany Bay on the 20th of January and an expedition party was sent to Port Jackson on the 22nd of January with the rest of the fleet following on the 26th of January. So the “day” Australia was technically invaded was almost a week prior.

On January 26th, 1949, Australian nationality came into existence when the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 was enacted. That was the day we were first called Australians and allowed to travel with passports as Australians rather than British subjects. Hence Australia Day was officially born and celebrated.

Under the Nationality Act 1920 (Cth), all Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders born after January 1, 1921, gained the status of British subjects. In 1949, therefore, they automatically became Australian citizens under the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948.

So for all the protestors and virtue signaling groups trying to win woke points, perhaps they should spend that minute silence learning the actual dates of what they’re protesting.

Maybe Aussies can strike a deal. Will the activists promise that they’ll stop protesting forever on this issue if the date is changed to one of their choosing? Of course they can’t. Moving the date would embolden the mob to push more grievance politics. Remember that many of the protestors don’t represent the majority of the people they claim to represent. As is usually the case with most protestors.

The overwhelming majority of Aussies are fair minded people aware of their history. The government is so aware that those minority groups are paid 6% of the national budget, twice the level of their representative population. Every year. Shame on Cricket Australia. Stick to the core product and stop telling the fans how they should participate when they part with cold hard cash.

Media fawns over Biden – video montage

https://fb.watch/397ra_VLZt/

While it comes as absolutely no surprise, the media gushed and fawned over President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Take a look at this nauseating video montage welcoming the new White House occupant.

We honestly wonder how the media will cope as they wean themselves off 5 years of complete derangement. Listen to the contrast of how they sent off Trump today.

Can Americans live on a diet of news filtered through rose-tinted glasses?

Petition to change name of Glasgow Prestwick Airport to Joe Biden

A petition has been doing the rounds to change the name of Glasgow Prestwick Airport to ‘Joe Biden’ as former President Trump often uses the terminal due to its close proximity to his golf resort.

Should every city, town or airport that hosts a Trump property nearby change the name of an important landmark? Maybe rename the street of the entrance to Trump’s resort to Joe Biden Blvd? Should balloons shaped in the form of Trump in diapers be flown permanently above the town square just to rub it in his face until he is no longer alive?

As much as the left hate Donald Trump, when will the derangement end?

Yet it isn’t just about him. This isn’t a joke. It’s an extension of cancel culture which seeks to punish those the mob disagrees with.

My Pillow founder, Michael J Lindell, has had several large retail stores stop selling his merchandise because of his support of Trump. Many other brands have caved to the mob for the same reason – cowardice.

Instead of letting individual consumers decide for themselves, weak corporates are kneeling at the altar of wokeness, afraid to be cancelled by a bunch of fringe activists who aren’t likely to be customers anyway. We hope My Pillow sales boom online. Or will USPS, FedEx or UPS refuse to ship his goods down the line?

We were astonished to see a group of companies publicly denounce the Capitol riots. For the love of God, when people saw the despicable act of a few people overestimating their agency, did the names Toyota, GM or Pfizer pop into the heads of anyone as being related in any way? We’re guessing not but why did these corporates self-appoint themselves as moral guardians? Goodyear is hardly a bastion of balance when its HR pushed radical leftist training completely unrelated to the tyre business.

Why didn’t the PGA grow a spine and say that Trump’s course would provide the best golf. Do they honestly believe they’d lose a single fan? Pushing back works as proven by RedBull and Goya.

While the Prestwick Airport stunt might appear like a decent Scottish joke it is nothing more than an extension of cancel culture. For as much as the left scream about equality, compassion and fairness, they seem to want to hound Trump to his grave. Guess what, this will only embolden his supporters who are growing ever more weary of the deliberate suppression of free speech and ability to have a voice.

To the cancel culture, unity only comes from coerced conformity and every time a corporate caves, it emboldens them to go in even harder.

Be careful what you wish for.

But not letting someone earn $1,000 to survive is even more obscene

The Guardian remains true to form as ever – clueless about reality.

The author of this piece, Richard Denniss, forgets that the reason mice die in mousetraps is they fail to understand why the cheese is free.

An extra $1m may not be much to a billionaire but $1,000 to someone who can’t survive without it is way more obscene. And governments that imposed draconian laws on people who could least afford it based on junk science and activist health experts drunk on power, are even more out of line.

There is a precious irony in Denniss’ attack on the billionaires. If he took note of who the biggest mutual beneficiaries of lockdowns were, he would see that many of those same billionaires made the extra millions by hopping into bed with left leaning parties who openly supported the destruction of small businesses executed under the guise of compassion.

Still, it is easier for him to blame conservatives than admit that the ultimate impact lockdowns had on human lives by way of suicide, poverty and unemployment came from policies heavily promoted by the left.

Take your pick

Take your pick.

Senator Chuck Schumer implied the Capitol riots ranked up there with Pearl Harbor. Arnold Schwarzenegger likened it to Kristallnacht. Now ex FBI Director Jim Comey thinks it was a Chernobyl.

If a true disaster hits America, what will it be compared to?

Good to see the media make absolutely no effort to issue an “are you serious?” question to these audacious claims.

As complicit as ever, await all the ‘Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are saviors who make Mother Teresa’s achievements look as impactful as a highway cafe diner waitress pouring free refills’ puff pieces from the media. Reach for the nearest bucket.

The media will preach unity while they simultaneously flip the bird to 74million Americans who they disagree with as the problem dividing America.

We wish the Biden Administration the very best of luck for all the right reasons but we fear his agenda will drive an even larger wedge which will send the country over the abyss when it comes to free, open and inclusive discourse.

Trump was the catalyst. Americans have just reappointed the cause. Buyers remorse.

Californian elementary school brainwashing 8yo kids about power & privilege

It seems that a third-grade teacher at R.I. Meyerholz Elementary School in Cupertino, CA decided to get 8yo kids to deconstruct their own racial identities. Students were taught that the dominant culture was the following:

White, middle class, cisgender, educated, able bodied, Christian, English speakers who created and maintained” this culture in order “to hold power and stay in power.

The documents were leaked, not by someone dripping in white fragility, but an Asian American parent who was disgusted to see kids being taught racism. She rallied other parents at the school to protest to the principal.

The teacher began the lesson on “social identities” during a mathematics class. That gives a whole new meaning to division.

A passage from the assigned text went as follows:

a white, cisgender man, who is able-bodied, heterosexual, considered handsome and speaks English has more privilege than a Black transgender woman.

Christopher Rufo, who obtained the leaked documents wrote,

“The irony is that, despite being 94 percent nonwhite, Meyerholz Elementary is one of the most privileged schools in America. The median household income in Cupertino is $172,000, and nearly 80 percent of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher. At the school, where the majority of families are Asian-American, the students have exceptionally high rates of academic achievement and the school consistently ranks in the top 1 percent of all elementary schools statewide. In short, nobody at Meyerholz is oppressed.”

Should the teacher just view the Asian American parents against intersectional politics as inconvenient minorities who believe in meritocracy? According to Rufo, the parents believe that the school board is overpopulated by critical race theory activists.

One wonders under Biden whether these things will proliferate. So much for unity. Let’s get the brainwashing in as early as possible.

Presumably when the handsome sun bleached blonde, blue eyed white 8yo boy is punched in the nose by a minority student, the teacher will explain to him that this is a part of the healing process to account for his white privilege and atone for things he has no control over.

Black is white. Freedom is slavery. War is peace. Got it?

Another reason I don’t read The Ecommunist (in pictures)

There was a time when I used to enjoy a business trip abroad. That would enable me to hoover every word in The Economist. From cover to cover. It was great reading. And informative. I always knew I would learn something interesting. Punchy journalism that was well researched and entertained both sides of an argument.

Now it is little more than an activist rag. It hates Trump (even before he took office). Every second article seems to be about climate change or another social justice topic du jour. Anti-Brexit. Anti-America First. Anti-coal. Anti-Tory. Pro-China. Pro-Corbyn. Pro 16-yo kids getting voting rights. Pro-globalism. Check out these covers over the last 5 or so years. 

If one thing rings absolutely true, we should never judge a magazine by its cover. Hint: And The Economist has always published excellent covers. 

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The socialist ‘Red Flag‘ magazine should be livid that The Economist has encroached on its turf. From the top of the journalism totem pole towards the bottom in a little over a decade, exacerbated by Trump’s term in office. 

Scottish Police & political correctness

Sad but true.

Thanks SF for the flag