Political Correctness

Liberal artists cave to the cancel culture days after co-signing a letter condemning it

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Remember those brave maverick left-leaning artists who co-signed JK Rowling’s letter to decry the cancel culture we wrote about yesterday?

Several days later, several have withdrawn their support after surrendering to the threat of being cancelled themselves.

Author Jennifer Finney Boylan tweeted, “I did not know who else had signed that letter…I thought I was endorsing a well-meaning, if vague, message against internet shaming. I did know Chomsky, Steinem, and Atwood were in, and I thought, good company.

Historian Kerri Greenidge also tweeted, “I do not endorse this @Harpers letter. I am in contact with Harpers about a retraction.

So let us get this right. The very people who co-signed a letter highlighting the anxiety of cancel culture over the anxiety that they might be cancelled for being anxious about cancel culture due to guilt-by-association just proved the point way better than JK Rowling’s letter ever could.

So much for free speech. Cancel culture is alive and well.

You’ll never guess who the BLM fundraising arm has as its vice-chair…

As the kneeling for Black Lives Matter continues at sporting events across the globe, why not let one of the BLM founders, Alicia Garza, enrich our understanding of the Marxist group some more.  Garza has repeatedly talked about how convicted cop killer and wanted domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, is one of her main inspirations. Shakur assassinated a New Jersey state trooper and now lives in exile in Cuba. She was also involved in bombings and several executions of cops in New Jersey, New York and San Francisco.

It gets worse.

Susan Rosenberg, the vice-chair for the left-wing Thousand Currents group, which handles the administration of the donations made to Black Lives Matter, is a convicted terrorist who was sentenced to 58 years for weapons and explosives charges while a member of the May 19th Communist Organization. She spent 16 years in prison before President Bill Clinton commuted her sentence on his last day. Among other things, Rosenberg was suspected of helping Shakur escape from prison in 1979.

Why does the mainstream media keep portraying the BLM organization as a clean, wholesome and noble organization with good intentions when it has such reprehensible beliefs and practices utter hypocrisy when it comes to ALL black lives?

Trudeau before the ethics commissioner again?

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau looks like he will be under fire again from the ethics commissioner for the third time since being in office. This time for members of his family raking in large speaking fees from the WE Charity which the government has been providing some funding to for certain programs.

WE Charity had made the claim that it had “never paid an honorarium” to the PM’s mother, Margaret Trudeau.

CBC reported,

The PM’s mother and brother have both been paid to appear at WE Charity events. Margaret Trudeau collected $250,000 in speaking fees at 28 events, while Alexandre received about $32,000 for speaking at 8.

It noted,

Prime Minister Trudeau and his government have been under fire since announcing on June 25 they were awarding a $19.5 million sole-source contract to WE Charity to administer the Canada Student Service Grant, a $912 million program offering grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to post-secondary students in return for supervised volunteer hours.”

Nothing to see here. Maybe Trudeau’s family forget to mention the payments to him at the dinner table.

NYPD Blues – 411% surge in cops quitting the force

It seems that NYPD officers are quitting in force after Mayor Bill DeBlasio said he’d cut $1 billion off its budget.

Yesterday the NYPD claimed that 179 cops filed for retirement between June 29 and Monday, a 411% increase over the 35 who quit during the same time period in 2019.

One NYPD cop said, “There’s just droves and droves of people retiring. But there’s no surprise here, who the hell wants to stay on this job?…Why would you want to stay on this job when people don’t appreciate what you do?”

Between June 29 and July 5, NYC saw 74 shooting incidents with 101 victims versus 26 shootings with 33 victims during that time last year. Meanwhile, 18 people were murdered in NYC last week — 6 more than the same period last year.

Defund the police? Seems like De Blasio will have to Defend the NYPD soon before he has a crimewave on his hands.

Democratic politician pens his own hate crime hoax in Oregon

You have to love it when the very systemic racism we’re told is so rife in America caused a Democratic political candidate, Jonathan Lopez, to pen and post a letter to himself and take his claim of a hate crime to the police because he couldn’t find it in reality.

His letter said,

Don’t waste your time trying to become anything in this county…we will make sure you never win and your family suffers along with all the other f–king Mexicans in the area!

Lopez took to social media to peddle his hate hoax by uploading the letter and claiming he “holds no resentment for whomever wrote this…just simply heartbroken for the lack of knowledge, education, and respect missing…I pray for you and wish you prosperity in your life.”

Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston expressed his dismay after the conclusion of the investigation with the following comment:

The time spent on this fictitious claim means time lost on other matters, not to mention it needlessly adds to the incredible tension that exists in our nation today…Our investigation has shown that Mr. Lopez wrote the letter himself and made false statements to the police and on social media.”

After Lopez admitted his crime he tried to downplay it by saying that things had spiraled out of control. Really? Who knew?

Is this why Democrats want to defund the police so they don’t have the resources to catch out hoaxes?

His case will be forwarded to the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office for initiating a false report, a Class A misdemeanor in Oregon.

Welcome to 2020 where the real racists are the very people claiming they’re the victims.

Obama vs Obama

Larry Elder puts together a wonderful montage on Obama vs Obama.

Elder argues that “Commencement Speaker Obama” had a positive view of race relations, and he said race didn’t hold him back when it came to running for president. However, “Political Obama” said racism is “part of our DNA,” and he seemed to treat racial conflict as a way of encouraging black people to vote for the Democratic Party. Which is correct?

BLM Toronto leader calls white skin “sub-human” and white people “genetic defects”

Good to see the Marxist and racist colours of the Black Lives Matter movement come shining through yet again courtesy of the head of the Toronto chapter, Yusra Khogali. To think of all those who blindly fall into line without questioning its sinister manifesto.

Khogali was proud to post on social media that:

White skin is sub-humxn”

“White ppl are a genetic defect of blackness”

“White ppl are recessive genetic defects. This is factual. “

“White ppl need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves…black people through their superior genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to.”

We could go on but we hope readers get the point. These are hardly the words of someone who seeks equality, justice and an end to systemic racism.

Can you imagine if a white person said the same things? Those people would be doxxed, fired, cancelled and arrested for hate crimes. What did the city of Toronto do after she wrote this nonsense? Bestowed her with an exemplary leadership award.

So the next time someone sheepishly takes a knee for the Black Lives Matter organization, at least know what the group is about. Police brutality is a front for the real agenda it espouses which is all about dismantling family values and adopting a Marxist mantra. Even worse, kids are already being indoctrinated in high schools in the NY State area.

Tribalism is the only outcome of all this identity politics and will achieve the exact opposite of what so many liberals demand.

Ilhan Omar bites the very hand that feeds her

You have to hand it to the radical left of the Democrat Party. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said that America’s economic and political systems must be “dismantled.”

What a way to show Americans a sense of deep gratitude for not only rescuing the Somali born asylum seeker from a refugee camp in Kenya but having a system that allowed her to be elected to office of that same country.

Isn’t she just the perfect example to help describe how rife entrenched systemic racism, blatant sexism, white supremacy and Islamophobia are in America as to enable such a story to occur??

The mind boggles. We’re quite sure most Americans want new migrants like Omar to assimilate with their culture rather than her to become a conditional citizen that requires the generous host to accommodate her deluded belief system. As a free citizen she could repudiate those that saved her and move to a country that celebrates all that she desires. Yet she doesn’t.

Hypocrisy writ large. Still it is this type of speech that works in Trump’s favour. Keep up the good work. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

Liberals write open letter condemning cancel culture before it eats them

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has written an open letter co-signed by 150 others criticizing the cancel culture.

It is sort of a sign when liberal artists start to see that the cancel culture is coming for them too.

Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second.

In a touch of irony, the letter criticizes the right for its hand in illiberal thought and cancel culture. Although that was probably done to appease the left reading it. Despite conservative speakers being banned from presenting at universities or the plethora of radical left activists pulling down statues, demanding the name of pancake syrup be changed, renaming skin creams, removing cinematic art and defunding the police, somehow the right has been the problem.

Although the letter comes to an uncomfortable acceptance that the left is the bigger problem as these artists can now see it is their own that is baying for their blood and the right actually defending their free speech. Better late than never.

Still we await the cancel culture coming after the 150 co-signatories anyway.

Halle Berry apologizes for gender appropriation

Now acting is off limits.

Halle Berry has issued an apology to the cancel culture mob for accepting a role to play a transgender character. She will no longer play the part and will now use her cisgender voice to promote better representation. Cringeworthy.

Aren’t actors/actresses chosen for their ability to act as those they are not? Isn’t the point of picking stars to play roles connected to box office takings?

Should Berry apologize for playing a CIA agent in a James Bond flick? Should CIA agents be able to tell their own story? Where was her voice for such vocational appropriation? What about Catwoman?

Maybe a real psychopathic serial killer should have played Hannibal Lector and not Anthony Hopkins because it might have engaged in homicidal appropriation.

Here’s an idea. Perhaps Hollywood should set up a politburo staffed with radical Marxists who will dictate to producers who they can typecast in roles for their movies. Perhaps stories should also be vetted. Historical movies will erase fact and be rewritten. Truth be told we’re already there.

The movie Dunkirk was criticized for not having enough actors of colour or women in it and First Man deleted the scene of Neil Armstrong planting an American flag on the moon, sort of a significant point in history that celebrated American exceptionalism.

Self loathing is just getting so pathetic and boring.