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On the Coming Apocalypse

Quickly, some sure signs that the apocalypse is imminent.

Colin Kaepernick jersey sales are now the third highest of all NFL jerseys this year. A hero is born. Funny how, at the beginning of the pre-season this guy was on the verge of being cut from the San Francisco 49ers, a very average quarterback commanding a very above average salary that the team might want to be freed of. If one were cynical you might suspect he engineered this bit of Black Lives Matters controversy to basically make him un-cut-able.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL.com last week. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

It is ironic that he was a child abandoned by his black father, put up for adoption and raised by a white family and makes millions of dollars a year playing football in a league where 65% of the players are black. But he’s being oppressed.

Megan Rapinoe is a lesbian who plays on the US National women’s soccer team. Nothing unusual about that; the higher the level of women’s competition in a large number of sports, it seems the higher the proportion of lesbians. No big deal though, it’s doubtful that despite the huge popularity of the US Women’s team in recent years that anyone beyond a small minority of people knew or cared that she was lesbian. It’s fair to say that practically nobody cared about her sexuality. But she was also being oppressed.

“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.”

I’m curious what country other than the US, Canada or England, could you be an out-of-closet lesbian representing your nation and no one really batting an eye?

But oppression? You don’t know oppression until you are confronted by a man wearing a beard. Yes, beards and mustaches are symbols of the oppressive patriarchy. Men should be forced to shave. From the wonderful mind of the author:

Participating in #Movember is basically an action that screams “Look at me, I am a man, I accept the current patriarchal gender roles and I basically hate women“. It is a tool used by sexist men to keep women and transfolk down and make anyone who doesn’t agree with male supremacy and the Patriarchy shut up and just take being oppressed and hated on the chin. Every single hair on your chin is like a knife in every woman’s heart.

Trying to raise awareness for “men’s health” is frankly, pretty ridiculous. I mean, come on, it’s 2015, I thought we had gotten further than giving already privileged men an ENTIRE month when they already get the entire YEAR. Talking and “raising awareness” about prostate cancer and growing a frickin’ beard to get that conversation going, is incredibly sexist because it literally takes attention away from all the brave women who are dying every day from cancers such as ovarian cancer and breast cancer. We’re supposed to be living in an equal society and yet it’s accepted that men, who have been privileged for thousands of years, get so much attention for being poor “victims” of cancer. It’s so twisted that I can’t even begin to explain it.

We shouldn’t feel sorry for men and we shouldn’t prioritize men’s health. Men rape, men kill and men catcall and in today’s equal society, do we really have time to run around creating campaigns for men with cancer? Would you really care about Hitler if he got cancer? Would you grow a Hitler moustache as a campaign to raise awareness about Hitler’s cancer? No, I guessed not, so why are you doing the same for men?

I can’t tell if this is serious or satire.  If satire, then congratulations to the author, well done.

But assuming it’s legitimate, then yes, women should not do anything for men. Most of all, do not wear bras!

This change in consumer demand is happening against the backdrop of France’s burkini ban and ongoing hurdles facing mothers trying to breastfeed in public. And it’s creating a striking contrast: While many women around the world are policed for their clothing choices, others have the comparative freedom to go bra-free and, in the case of celebrities like Kendall Jenner, flaunt nipple piercings publicly.

That’s raising eyebrows among some feminists. Jean Golden, a professor of sociology at Ryerson University, says the bra-free trend isn’t a substantive feminist issue, or a political movement.

“It is a personal choice, especially for young women, framed by the hyper-sexualized media portrayal of young women’s bodies, including their breasts and nipples,” she says. “It does not address systemic sexism. It could be argued it feeds into it.”

Ah ha! Your bluff is called feminists. Of course next will be a big(ger) push for hairy armpits and unshaven legs.  Kim Kardashian will soon do a spread where we see that an ethnic Armenian woman’s natural state sans Brazilian wax is hair, front to back, full side to side.  Everyone will applaud her naturalism and copy. Did I wake up in 1969?

Nope. It’s 2016 in full bloom because here we have incredulously anger over a movie about a trans-gendered person not having an actual trans-gendered actor cast in the part.  Mark Ruffalo is as leftist a virtue-signaling Hollywood star can get. And yet he’s getting ripped to shreds for not following the social justice warrior playbook where only trans-people can play trans-people. Only gays can play gays. Only visible minorities can understand racism. Only women can understand sexism and straight white men understand nothing except how to inflict violence, colonialism and the patriarchy on the world at large.

Lastly I leave you with this bit of “art”.

The feminist then presents and interesting suggestion: “Go sit down with your blood during one of the first days of bleeding. Meditate on it. Smell it. Feel it. Why is it gross or scary? Look at me. Look me in the eyes and tell me why,” she demands.

Ah jeez.

The apocalypse cometh. Prepare yourself. Learn some survival skills, take some self defence classes and hope that the zombie virus hits before the social justice warriors take over.

 

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On Diversity, Segregation, Cultural Appropriation and Multi-Culturalism

On the one hand you have the supposed forces of diversity; take for example the female German politician who neglected to report her own rape at the hands of three Arab migrants because she was afraid of the racial backlash against Arabs that reporting her crime might provoke. Only after there were subsequent attacks was her friend able to convince her to come forward to the police with her own story. She certainly signaled her virtues to the world – it was more important for her to avoid potentially negative characterizations of a specific race than protect other women from the same fate. It’s as though had she come forward she would be the bad person, not her attackers. Multi-culturalism practiced as a doctrine for being a good quiet victim. It’s not the victim blaming feminists so decry, but it’s close; it’s simply on the hierarchy of grievances and victim-hood, Muslims rank higher than women.

But then you have the forces of segregation; Black Lives Matter, Idle No More, etc. Ever wonder what it is exactly that these people want? As a Canadian this ridiculousness is particularly insulting; we are not a country with anywhere near the history of racism that the US has, so why is this abomination being imported from that country? Sure, we have done some bad things as a nation to First Nations, interning Japanese and refusing Jewish refugees during WWII and such, no Western nation has a flawless record on that front. No serious person would argue that we are a country free of racism, sexism, homophobia et al, but you cannot convince the majority that racism against blacks or other identifiable groups is either “systemic” or endemic in Canada, or in Toronto particularly.

One idea that gets pounded is the idea that white people, because of their “privilege” cannot understand the condition and lives of black people or any other visible minority in our country. That is intellectually absurd. By extension then how could a black person understand the life of say, a Chinese immigrant? How could the straight Chinese immigrant understand the life of gay Chinese immigrant? How could that gay Chinese immigrant understand the life of that trans-gendered Aboriginal wo/man? How could that trans-gendered Aboriginal wo/man understand the life of a paraplegic lesbian Muslim from Pakistan? How can I understand my neighbor? He has a teenage daughter and lives 25m north of where I live, his perspective on life must be different than mine… and on and on.

At some point if you carry that argument to its logical conclusion you could argue that it is impossible for any of us to understand each other, because we are individuals. We all develop as persons with our own experiences that colour who and what we are and determine our cognitive biases. For a society to function successfully we have to accept that others will be able to, for the most part, understand us and our concerns. So when you say that that is impossible then what these people argue for is segregation; the ability to exist under a separate set of laws and conditions. There doesn’t have to be physical separation of groups to have segregation, all it requires is that there are different rules for different people. And when you provide different rules for one group then every group wants its own rules. Including whites who then turn to a Donald Trump in the US and argue, hey it’s our turn for special treatment.

Perhaps it’s not all that different from the German politician who didn’t want to report her Arab rapists – she believed that they, because of their identity, should be allowed to operate under a set of different expectations for allowable behavior. This is what progressive white guilt has created; a society that every day seems more and more hell-bent on dividing into little identity groups, white, black, straight, gay, woman, single, married, native, migrant, Muslim, Christian, atheist, kids, no kids… nothing approaching a nation or unifying culture.

Unifying culture? What a quaint idea. Here’s Justin Timberlake, a pop star that does “black” dance moves and emulates Michael Jackson wherever and whenever possible. He tweets in support of a blatantly racist speech made by a black actor at the BET awards and gets hit with a request to stop appropriating black culture. What? Should we whites then volley back with blacks should stop appropriating “white” culture in the form pianos, keyboards, guitars, brass horns… recording equipment? Turntables? Records? CDs? Where is this headed?

You’d think the left would applaud cultural appropriation. Isn’t cultural appropriation is just another word for multi-culturalism, which as we’ve discussed, is a key goal of the left… but it also is simultaneously a tool of oppression by the white Patriarchy? What? Is this an example of “intersectionality” or whatever they call this crap when they teach it in universities? I can’t keep up.

Two hundred years from now we can only hope people will look back on this time in history and laugh at what utter morons we all were.

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Wynne Bag the Orville Redenbacher of Racist Popcorn

What does she mean by “systemic” racism?

Definition of systemic;

sys·tem·ic

səˈstemik/sys·tem·ic

/səˈstemik/

adjective: systemic

  1. of or relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part.

“the disease is localized rather than systemic”

  1. Physiology

denoting the part of the circulatory system concerned with the transportation of oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the body in general, especially as distinct from the pulmonary part concerned with the transportation of oxygen from and carbon dioxide to the lungs.

The use of the word systemic then is meant to imply that it’s pervasive, it’s throughout. And of course the one protester wants to correct Ms. Wynne that it’s systemic black racism. Let’s be clear – there is no such thing in Canada, no such thing in Ontario, no such thing in Toronto. We may have pockets where racial biases exist today, but the implication that racism is pervasive in our country, province and largest, most diverse city is not just a lie, it’s essentially throwing all of us who attempt to conduct ourselves in as much of an non-racist fashion as possible under the bus, not to mention the Toronto police and every other police department in the province that for the most part goes out of its way to conduct outreach to minority communities.

So this is a leader? A leader doesn’t essentially accuse the majority of people in her province of being racist when confronted by a group of nonsensical, noisy, outrage addicts. Here’s what a real leader would have done; invite the “leaders” of this protest into her office for a chat, without cameras (I doubt they would have come then – it’s all about the publicity for them) and tell them, politely, to grow the f*ck up and stop slandering my province and my police. Then kick them out with a smile and a wave for the cameras and ignore them from then on. These people, starved of oxygen, will only flame out. But Wynne has just fanned the flames.

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