Black conservative Larry Elder has started a “Robe Rage” series on FB wagers he calls out hypocrisy on the left. Today he rips Spike Lee.
If principles were so high on Dr Fauci’s agenda, why didn’t he resign and publicly out Trump for all his wicked ways at the time he felt silenced? Was he enjoying the limelight of being in a position of power and privilege too much to do so?
Vice wrote that Fauci feels “liberated” now he works for President Biden.
“I can tell you I take no pleasure at all being in a situation of contradicting the president so it was really something that you didn’t feel that you could actually say something...”
“The president [Trump] has listened to what I have said and to what the other people on the task force have said…when I have made recommendations he has taken them. He has never countered or overridden me…”
Which is it? The second comment hardly sounds like someone muzzled by a crazed tyrant.
Don’t forget that Fauci was originally against masks as a preventive and then for them when it was politically expedient to do so. So inconsistency is a hallmark.
Now that Trump has gone, is Fauci jumping on the “trash Trump at any opportunity” cancel culture bandwagon because he’s now got a new master who welcomes criticism of his predecessor and allowed him to keep his job? Sounds like it.
Was Fauci worried that Trump might win the election and resigning early would have left him with egg on his face? Or did he just hedge his bets like he has done with so much of his advice?
Vice’s article says way more about who is really telling fibs. But of course, we can’t expect any journalistic integrity from the left wing media to call him out on his conflicting remarks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can’t make this up.
A few weeks ago it was San Diego schools accusing white teachers of being racist. Then a teacher at a Cupertino school was indoctrinating 8yos in a maths class – of all the subjects to conduct it – about deconstructing their own race and accepting their privilege.
Now Cherokee Middle School in Springfield, Missouri made teachers undergo a diversity training program that forced educators to locate themselves on an “oppression matrix” and watch a video of “George Floyd’s last words.”
The diversity trainers, Jeremy Sullivan and Myki Williamson (LinkedIn profile here), both white, asked teachers to acknowledge they were on stolen land and “the dark history and violence against Native and Indigenous People” at the start of proceedings.
The trainers then provided teachers a hand out on the aforementioned “oppression matrix,” which defines white heterosexual males as the “privileged social group” and women, minorities, transgender, and LGBT people as “oppressed social groups.”
Teachers identified at the top of the totem pole were told they are responsible for the “racism, sexism, transgender oppression, heterosexism, [and] classism” against minorities who are less fortunate.
Then the concepts of overt and covert white supremacy were introduced. A document claimed that “lynching, hate crimes, KKK, neo-Nazis, [and] burning crosses” are “socially unacceptable” forms of white supremacy, while “education funding from property tax, colorblindness, calling the police on black people, BIPOC as Halloween costumes, not believing experiences of BIPOC, tone policing, [and] white silence” are “socially acceptable” forms of white supremacy.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, white teachers were forced to actively vocalize confessions about their role in white supremacy as a form of “affirmative consent.” To remain (white) silent was a form of “white supremacy.”
One has to wonder whether those teachers who have been happy to indoctrinate kids with their political biases are now regretting that now the system is now coming for them.
What a disaster to know that kids are being brainwashed by teachers who are now forced to sit through Marxist re-education seminars. School boards should be sacked for allowing such training courses to be tolerated. Alas, activism in the classroom has replaced education.
So much for a platform of unity. Conform or be cancelled, bigots!
The poison of identity politics. By the tenets of the teachings, a white heterosexual homeless man is more privileged than a transgender POC earning $150,000pa.
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.
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.
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.
So wonderful to see the true colours of the left.
Recall WaPo opinion writer, Jennifer Rubin, demanded that Walter Reed Hospital be defunded after Trump convalesced there.
What makes her think her opinion is valid in any context about the outgoing administration given the chronic Trump Derangement Syndrome she suffers from? The self-belief in her comments are worthy of addition to the DSM-VI.
This was her other tweet highlighting the utter impartiality in her own mind.
Journalism has been dead for the last 4 years. It will be a rotting corpse for the next 4.
We await all the mainstream media puff pieces on all the America Last policies that Biden will introduce – Rejoin Paris, re-sign a deal with Iran, path the citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants, $15min wages etc – as good for the country.
While the mainstream media released starving lions every time a Trump administration official was interviewed, just look at the fluffy miniature poodles set upon VP-elect Kamala Harris in this catch up.
Surely America has been waiting to know more about Harris’ sneakers than what she will do with her vote in the hung Senate!