#BLM

Six F-1 drivers take a stand against hypocrisy

Before the Austrian F-1 GP, Max Verstappen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat, Carlo Sainz, Charles Leclerc and Kimi Raikkonen chose to stand while 14 other drivers took the knee in support of BLM.

Good to see that some sports stars aren’t prepared to be shamed into political stunts especially one driven (no pun intended) by one of the biggest hypocrites in the paddock, who drives for a manufacturer with a history of slavery.

As we pointed out last week, Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo perfectly summed up the fear of being cancelled for not speaking up.

Here’s betting all 14 kneelers haven’t even read the reprehensible Marxist manifesto of #BLM movement they knelt for.

We can’t wait for the follow up woke cause surrounding climate change as they whiz 5mpg race cars around tracks they flew into by helicopter after landing by private jet after spending coronavirus lockdown on a 300ft super yacht.

Americans should be more afraid of Doctors than the Police

Americans should be far more petrified of their surgeons than of the police. Of the 50,000,000 engagements by police each year in America, only 0.002% result in deaths at the hands of cops. Americans are 254x more likely to die from medical errors than from rogue law enforcement officers.

Civilian assaults of police officers total c.48,000 per annum. Note c.9,700 or those involve deadly weapons (guns, knives, swords, axe, motor vehicles, shovels, bats, pipes). 13,700 officers that receive injuries require medical treatment.

Note that of the 990 people killed by police per annum, 250 are black, a majority of them armed. Therefore blacks have a 0.00064% chance of death at the hands of the police. In other words, 99.9994% chance of not being killed by law enforcement. So the narrative that they are all trigger happy lunatics is patently false.

2,600 blacks are killed by other blacks according to FBI data. That is a 0.0064% chance. Or 99.994% chance of dying at the hands of another black perpetrator. Blacks are 55x more likely to be murdered by another black than a white perpetrator. These are just facts.

A great movie worth streaming is ‘Uncle Tom‘ which beats down the narrative portrayed in the media of the black minority.

AOC admits why Dems picked Joe Biden

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Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) in response to Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s tweet that the ‘Democrats support “riots”, “vandals” and “anarchists“‘ by tweeting it being exactly why they “nominated…Joe Biden.”

She has yet to respond to Cruz’ follow up tweet here.

Trump flips the bird at the self-loathing left

Just brilliant. Instead of cowering to the mob with political correctness, Trump announces he is building a national garden full of statues celebrating American heroes. Love really will “Trump” hate.

Liberal heads must be exploding. Basically the message to these self-loathing lefties pulling down monuments – I’m going to build a bigger memorial which unites America by displaying the country’s exceptionalism.

The softest part of any true patriotic American is a pride in its achievements, devotion to country and flag.

No doubt the left will criticize the people chosen to be erected on the basis of identity politics which in a sense shows that they really do like monuments after all.

Trump – master of the troll.

Are we witnessing sporting suicide?

People used to be able to watch sports in order to be able escape financial stress, relationship pressure, horrible bosses or politics for a couple of hours. Now politics comes as standard and is being actively shoved straight in paying customers’ faces.

The NBA has just announced it will paint “Black Lives Matter” on the courtside.

Retired NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley explained why he thought it is a bad idea for the NBA to do it based on the divisive manifesto of BLM.

This follows on from the NFL’s pandering to identity politics and promotion of segregation by introducing a “black national anthem” before Week 1 games.

As one astute reader posted this with respect to the NFL post we wrote today,

If this causes a loss of attendance will the excuse be that those missing were therefore racist? And how does that help pay the bills? What will be the steps taken to address shortfalls in revenue ? Presumably reductions in salaries and jobs to those whose livelihood depends on the attendance?

This is a very emotive issue and no one is denying that it is not an important one but enforcing dictats onto paying customers is never a good idea – asking for help to change is better than demanding change and alienating a section of society who for the most part were already onside -you cannot force their cooperation – you will just make reasonable people unreasonable.

We think the NBA and NFL are making extremely poor decisions. As corporations they have that right but since when has treating customers with contempt been a good strategy?? Gillette anyone?

We wrote a piece on the divisive nature of sports being ruined by political activism a few weeks back.

If we were advising the Redskins response to Nike

Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins gear and won’t resume sales until the NFL team changes its name.

Nike, alongside FedEx and PepsiCo have been put under pressure by activist investors. We can absolutely guarantee that the ultimate customers of money managers – individuals – want decent and sustainable returns, not woke virtue signaling.

Given investment houses often preach about the importance of accurate numbers, due diligence and shareholder returns, why not accept that over 90% of Native Americans have no issue with the name? Have Native Americans come out on mass demanding the name change?

The thing is that the majority demanding the change haven’t bothered to consult the very people who don’t appear to be bothered by it. Another typical woke liberal talking point to post to social media feeds to make themselves feel morally superior despite the fact that the majority don’t represent the very people they claim to.

What woeful governance practices to cave in to activists, who often don’t meet the very guidelines they demand of others.

Perhaps the Washington Redskins should return serve on Nike and demand that using a name from Greek mythology is cultural appropriation and not inclusive of the trans community. It should also request Nike stop making products that use cotton because of its links to slavery.

Furthermore, the use of synthetic materials that rely on the fossil fuels industry must be banned to show its commitment to combatting climate change.

The Redskins management should also demand that Nike force any staff member, executive, supplier, contractor or sports figure they sponsor not use Mercedes for its former links to slavery.

The cancel culture must apply across the board.

#PushBack. The corporate world has no place lecturing anyone on morals.

Alyssa Milano is a gift that keeps giving

Actress Alyssa Milano can’t stop outdoing herself in the hypocrisy stakes.

This time she took to demanding the Washington Redskins ditch the name because of offence it causes Native communities.

Never mind that Milano lent her name to “Touch by Alyssa Milano” which includes photos of her wearing Washington Redskins shirts.

If only she knew that a in May 2016, the heavily left-leaning WaPo released a poll targeted at self-identified Native Americans which produced the same results as the Annenberg poll of 2004. That is over 90% of the respondents were “not bothered” by the Redskins name.

For more links to Milano’s hypocrisy, please see the following link.

Happy Friday.

Harvard graduate who threatened to stab people missed lecture on personal responsibility

Harvard graduate Claira Janover has lost her job at Deloitte after she went on a TikTok rant saying she’d stab people who said “all lives matter” and watch them bleed out.

Who knew?

She made a follow up video complaining that horrible Trump supporters cost her that job.

Welcome to 2020 where personal responsibility doesn’t exist. Saying stupid things (even if in jest) with the hope of boosting social media following in the attempts to appeal to being woke to win approval is somehow acceptable.

Harvard could never have given her the lesson she has given herself. Self-entitlement 101 could be a course they need to build into the ethics curriculum.

Nursing school dean fired for saying “Everyone’s life matters”

Welcome to 2020.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell Dean of Nursing Leslie Neal-Boylan has been fired for sending this email:

“Dear SSON Community,

I am writing to express my concern and condemnation of the recent (and past) acts of violence against people of color. Recent events recall a tragic history of racism and bias that continue to thrive in this country. I despair for our future as a nation if we do not stand up against violence against anyone. BLACK LIVES MATTER, but also, EVERYONE’S LIFE MATTERS. No one should have to live in fear that they will be targeted for how they look or what they believe.”

After a student going by the Twitter handle, @psychohighrep complained,

“An upsetting statement made by the Dean of Nursing at UMass Lowell, including the statement ‘all lives matter’ was uncalled for and shows the narrow-minded people in lead positions. A sad day to be a nursing student at UML. Dean Leslie Neal-Boylan your words will not be forgotten.

The university responded with:

Haley – Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The university hears you and we believe black lives matter. See the letter the chancellor sent out Monday.

Then a university spokesperson wrote,

The university ended the employment of Dr. Neal-Boylan on June 19 after 10 months in her role as dean of the Solomont School of Nursing. As with all such decisions, it was made in the best interest of the university and its students.

Neal-Boylan wrote to university Provost Julie Nash,

It is important to point out that no one ever gave me an opportunity to share my views of how the college and school were interacting nor explain myself regarding the BLM email. My meeting with you, [Dean] Shortie [McKinney], and Lauren Turner was clearly not intended to give me an opportunity to defend my actions. I was condemned without trial.

So much for the “visionary leader” that Neal-Boylan was portrayed as when she took on the role.

This is the sinister world we find ourselves in. Speech is compelled.  In another time this would be ruled constructive dismissal. Now it is par for the course. It is a warning – our free speech is under threat, even when as innocuous as Dr Neal-Boylan’s comments.

Yet a Cambridge professor keeps her job for saying #WhiteLivesDontMatter

Clearly #AllLivesDontMatter. Tertiary educations are truly hijacked by the left.

Where is BLM?

Where is #BlackLivesMatter? Six children have been killed just in the last week to gun violence in Chicago. BLM has been silent. Don’t all black lives matter?

On South Michigan Ave near 116th St, a shrine has been erected in memory of Chicago children killed by gunfire. 100s are inscribed in stones.

We posted a video of Nestride Yumga who pointed out the movement’s hypocrisy here.

Truly tragic. Where is the mainstream media reporting on this?