#virtuesignalling

Yelp to list businesses accused of racism

For those who don’t know, Yelp is a site that collects ratings about all manner of services – from restaurants, plumbers, electricians to hair salons. One can even search exclusively for black-owned businesses.

Yelp has now decided to add a function which alerts consumers of businesses accused of ‘racism.’

It wrote:

At Yelp, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero tolerance policy to racism….Communities have always turned to Yelp in reaction to current events at the local level. As the nation reckons with issues of systemic racism, we’ve seen in the last few months that there is a clear need to warn consumers about businesses associated with egregious, racially-charged actions to help people make more informed spending decisions….Now, when a business gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or symbols, Yelp will place a new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert on their Yelp page to inform users, along with a link to a news article where they can learn more about the incident.

What if Yelp incorrectly accuses a corporation/business of racism based on a false claim?

Remember what happened to Oberlin College?

The whole issue started when a student from Oberlin College was caught shoplifting two bottles of wine from Gibson’s Bakery while trying to buy another with fake ID. Allyn Gibson, son of the owner chased down the shoplifter but was attacked by his accomplices. The perpetrators claimed racial profiling by the store.

Oberlin College’s Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo, joined in student protests calling Gibsons a “racist establishment.” It was then that Oberlein ended all business with the bakery (which had been an ongoing supplier to the college since 1885). Flyers were printed and the store attacked.

Several faculty staff joined the protestors who tried to shut down Gibsons despite the college president Carmen Twillie Ambar suggesting they were on private time and only representing their First Amendment rights, not representing the school.

After a police investigation turned over nothing to suggest racism on any level, Oberlin resumed its contract with Gibson’s but refused to publicly retract the accusations.

Gibson sued for defamation and won US$25 million. The three perpetrators admitted they’d made it all up and that the shop owner had a right to charge them for their crime. 

We will have no sympathy if Yelp falls into this woke trap and gets sued for falsely accusing innocent businesses.

Oh, the sanctimony squad strikes again

Oh, the sanctimony. 88 faculty colleagues at Notre Dame co-signed a letter requesting Judge Amy Coney Barrett halt her confirmation process and step aside til after the election.

It would have helped if among those 88 erudite academics, that one might be from the law faculty. Alas, among those who signed the letter criticizing Barrett, 4 were gender studies professors, 4 were peace studies professors, 9 specialized in English and another 7 were librarians. None from the Notre Dame Law School.

This follows a pattern we have reported on before where left leaning academics/activists pass off high numbers of co-signatories as a sort of validation process. Closer analysis reveals how often the very people who would make these letters credible are often conspicuously absent.

We list some of them here:

1) Remember 11,000 cosignatories to a non-peer reviewed paper on climate change that included Mickey Mouse and Albus Dumbledore?

2) Or the Feb 2020 Safe Climate Declaration which hosted 100 speakers of which less than 5% were climate scientists. Most were from academia, media and high schools.

3) Or the 268 cosignatories of an open letter in support of Extinction Rebellion (XR). Perhaps the most hilarious signatory to the letter was Matthew Flinders. Our esteemed explorer seemed to have navigated his way back to life after 200 years.

4) Or the the sanctimonious video made by the World Mental Health Coalition (WMHC) where all members co-signed the case for Trump’s lack of mental capacity. Sounds impressive using “world”, doesn’t it? Given the World Psychiatric Association represents 200,000 members worldwide, WHMC’s 37 members seems rather pathetic by comparison. Be sure to read how they were prepared to ditch their Hippocratic oath to smear Trump.

5) The liberal artists who caved so soon after signing a letter condemning cancel culture.

Brilliant Bee on ACB

Babylon Bee at its best. As ACB bats off ridiculous questions from Democrats with no notes at will, the Bee’s satire is a winner.

The main truth to come out of the Senate hearings is that the Democrats, true to form, are left to attack her faith and values because they have no leg to stand on re her credentials.

We thought Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) question to ACB about whether she denounces white supremacy despite having adopted two black kids took some beating. What an idiot.

Merriam Webster dictionary updates use of word ‘sexual preference’ after Democrat Senators disparage ACB

You have to hand it to the Stalinists running the Merriam-Webster dictionary. As soon as Democrat Senators Mazie Hirono and Cory Booker disparaged Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for using the term ‘sexual preference‘ as an “offensive” term it updated its online definition accordingly.

Senator Hirono remarked, “You use the term sexual preference to describe those in the LGBTQ community…Let me make clear: ‘sexual preference’ is an offensive, an outdated term. It is used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not.

Naturally, ACB said she never used the term in a pejorative manner.

It reminds us of the scene from 1984 when Winston’s friend Syme says,

A word contains its opposite in itself. Take ‘good,’ for instance. If you have a word like ‘good,’ what need is there for a word like ‘bad’? ‘Ungood’ will do just as well…

…The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak.” 

It wasn’t so long ago that The Guardian‘s editors openly encouraged journalists to amplify language when referencing ‘climate change’.

Double plus good.

NBA Game 5 2020 viewers -70% vs 2019

Rut Roh! It seems that all the political activism on the basketball court has seen NBA Game 5 drawing only 5.7 million viewers, according to TVLine, representing a nearly 70% decline from the 18.22 million viewers who tuned-in for Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals when the Golden State Warriors took on the Toronto Raptors.

No wonder the NBA is promising to keep its woke activities behind closed doors in 2021.

The NBA finally figured out that fans watch sports to distract themselves from politics and financial/marital/work stresses, not have it shoved down their throats.

#GetWokeGoBroke

And Disney is giving money to this bloke?

You have to hand it to Colin Kaepernick. He is now wanting a world without police or prisons.

Remember Disney is giving money to this serial SJW to make a docuseries about social/racial injustice and inequality. You know, a player raised by a white family and for a period earned millions playing NFL would know a lot about that .

Kaeprnick’s production company Ra Vision Media has hired Jemele Hill, a contributor to the left-wing The Atlantic newspaper, as a producer. She had no qualms besmirching all NASCAR fans as racists over the Bubba Wallace noose hoax. So we can be assured of the balance that will permeate across Kaep’s docuseries.

Perhaps all those in favour of such a lifestyle choice without police (Minneapolis City Council just backflipped on this woke policy) should agree to move to a designated area/state where they can fulfill that Utopian dream. They can use CHAZ as a reference.

We reminded CHAZ residents at the time that when they created an “autonomous zone,” they didn’t get to demand a long list of supplies from the orderly capitalist society that they were rebelling against.

Still, over to you Kaep.

Six of Pinocchia’s worst Porky Pies

Britt Hughes brilliantly summarizes six of Senator Kamala Harris’ biggest lies during the VP debate in this video here.

Capitalism wins again. NBA to take wokeness off court in 2021

As ratings have plummeted since these overpaid social justice warriors took to ramming politics down paying fans’ throats, the NBA has decided it will take its woke messages off the court next season.

In what must have been the most predictable outcome imaginable, money has finally spoken. The question is whether the fans will come back?!

As we often say, people who support particular causes are willing participants right up to the point they are mercilessly shamed for not expressing outwardly in a manner the apparatchiks demand.

How soon until NFL, MLB and NHL follow suit? #GetWokeGoBroke

Former White House tenant blames Current tenant for divisiveness

What a surprise that former FLOTUS Michelle Obama decided to go straight for the race card. She blamed Trump and his goons for fanning the flames during the mostly peaceful BLM protests.

So peaceful that VP candidate Kamala Harris went out of her way to sponsor and endorse the Minnesota Freedom Fund to post bail for these peaceful felons, including those charged with sexually assaulting an 8-yo child.

We’re surprised that the peaceful protests only caused $2bn in damages. That is in insurance losses. Not economic losses to those cities which will be multiples of that due to businesses vacating guaranteeing job losses with it.

Of course these mostly peaceful protests Michelle Obama talks about have garnered so much grass roots community support thanks to activities like:

trashing a young Hispanic kid’s birthday party,

harassing neighborhoods in the middle of the night,

threatening diners,

kicking innocent people in the head,

shooting cops or

attacking innocent mothers with kids in cars.

We could go on. Suffice to say that the community at large was right behind peaceful protest and police reform immediately after the death of George Floyd. They didn’t buy into looting, rioting and surrendering civil liberties. That is the point the BLM/Antifa thugs lost support they had on a platter. They squandered the opportunity.

Amazing how the actions of a few cops under the direction of a six-decade Democrat-controlled city are somehow Trump’s fault. Then again everything is his fault, including the divisive actions of the previous tenants at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Never in the history of the presidency, have the former tenants acted so divisively to encourage the landlords to evict the current resident. Talk about fanning the flames. Maybe she needs a quiet chat with her husband over the actions of his administration to illegally spy on the opposition candidate in 2016

Aussie media compilation of vicious lefty tweets wishing Trump harm

There have been so many deranged tweets posted by the left since Trump announced he and FLOTUS had coronavirus that Australian TV programme, Outsiders, took 20 minutes to compile them all. Video here.

Worth watching exactly why these people make the soundest argument as to why they can never be seen as a credible alternative.

We though the Left was the group that was all for compassion, empathy and sympathy? Thank God for Twitter for allowing them a platform to show their derangement.