Now you’ll know……
H/T: Blazing Cat Fur
What’s taking place on US campuses is nothing more than classic cultural marxism.
It’s an all out assault on established American cultural institutions that defines what country is. To understand the dynamic taking place, we have to turn to Bill Whittle who explains what exactly is “Political Correctness”. It’s the bulwark protecting, “The Narrative”, by which cultural marxists attack the civil society from a multitude of directions.
Each attack seems independent of the other, supposed racial issues, pseudo gender issues, supposed homosexual rights, feminism, social justice etc etc. and the list goes on, but they’re all related.
Portrait of Elihu Yale by Enoch Seeman, circa 1717
Today’s Yale Daily News carries an account headlined, “Race teach-in draws large crowd.”
The “teach-in” (1960s retread phrase), we learn, was organized by “Yale’s four cultural centers.”
For half a nano-second I wondered what they could possibly be. The British Art Center? The Dramat? Hah. Yale’s four cultural centers are as follows: the Afro-American Cultural Center, the Native American Cultural Center, the Asian American Cultural Center and La Casa Cultural.
“Culture” as victim-politics, in other words; and victim-politics as cultural assault. Hence, Yale’s four cultural centers are, namely, four barracks of disaffection with “Yale” as a whole — with Western culture as a whole — where victim-groups form, assemble and drill for the next assault on that, our, culture. One wonders what ground is left to conquer.
As readers know, the use of language as a mechanism of thought control is a subject of abiding interest and alarm in my own work, including in The Death of the Grown-Up and American Betrayal, where the origins of what we inadequately and opaquely call “PC” are examined (example here). Controlling language is the basis of controlling thought, which is the basis of the totalitarian assault on our constitutional liberties, starting with the First Amendment. Freedom of thought, certainly freedom of speech, has perished where it was once thought to be inculcated in liberal arts education.
Lux et veritas? No, ideology uber alles.
To accept, let alone teach, that there exists a set “language with which to analyze these issues” — i.e., a language of re-education that turns pathologies and illnesses into “issues” of supposed urgency and import — is to hijack the mental processes and steer them in the direction of group hysteria. Aggrievement is met with appeasement; appeasement leads to humiliation. The frenzy of the Cultural Revolution springs to mind; this time around, maybe, as the Four Cultural Center Revolution.
And yet they twirl and swirl in a maddening dirvish towards their own destruction.
If the wave of migrants keeps coming, in 10-15 years, Swedes will be a minority in their own country. That there is, in fact, an exchange of populations going on, should be clear in any sober assessment.
Sweden is fast approaching a complete collapse. More and more municipalities are raising the alarm that if the migrants keep coming at this pace, the government can no longer guarantee normal service to its citizens. In addition, ominous statements from government officials have left Swedes in fear of what tomorrow may bring. If the migrant wave keeps coming, in 10-15 years, Swedes will be a minority in their own country.
At a press conference October 9, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that Sweden is in a state of crisis. However, when asked to clarify what he meant by this, Löfven was unable to produce a single coherent sentence.
Three ministers appeared by the Prime Minister’s side at the hastily summoned press conference, which came on the heels of an extraordinary government meeting. The purpose of the press conference seems to have been to convey two messages:
During the question period after the ministers’ speeches, journalist Tomas Ramberg of EkotPublic Radio asked: “You say that Sweden is preparing for a crisis situation, what do you mean by those dramatic words?”
Stefan Löfven’s reply was incomprehensible:
“Yes, well first of all we, we are in the middle of what I mean seriously when I’m saying, when I express a, a big thank you to all the people doing such a great job, because it is a humanitarian effort, it’s just as the Minister for Justice and Migration just said. What we are actually doing is that we are saving lives when people who come from bombs, from, from killing, from oppression, their lives are shattered. We, we help them and that is a, that is a great humanitarian effort, and of course now that we can see the number of people who need it, that are seeking protection, then it is one of the greatest humanitarian efforts. And that we are facing a crisis situation, that is in part why I, we are outlining today that we are also preparing for a situation where we may need to house people in tents, because we stand up with the humanitarian refugee policy, right of asylum, but we can now also see that we cannot close our eyes to the fact that there are more coming than ever in such a short time, and we need to provide a roof over their heads. Then it is — other things may be required.”
More here. H/T: Ingrid Carlqvist
And now a harpoon into the side of the cultural relativism.
“There was certainly no awareness that there could be rape within a marriage,” said Dr. Karen Harrison of Hull University who co-author the study with Dr. Aisha Gill of the University of Roehampton. Over two-years they held focus groups and spoke to women, charities, the police and religious leaders.
by LIAM DEACON 21 Sep 2015
The report also states that South Asian women are not finding justice for crimes committed against them because of “cultural norms” and “honour”, which results in crimes going unreported.
“Rape for women was if their father-in-law or brother-in-law or someone in the extended family was the perpetrator. Nor had the Imams we spoke too ever heard of marital rape; they weren’t aware it was against British law,” Harrison told The Guardian.
Statistically, rates of sexual crime suffered by South Asian women in the UK are low. However, the research found this to be highly unlikely, as many Asian women live under fear and intimidation – or “modesty,” as come call it.
The news comes shortly after a glowing reference by a UK Imam for a rapist who is said to have taken advantage of young girls. As reported by Breitbart London, letters of reference were written on rapist Adbul Fulat’s behalf by an imam, family members and friends were presented to Leeds Crown Court.
The new research was carried out across England and Wales, and the findings included that a lack of awareness about what constitutes criminal behaviour was endemic among first generation immigrant families from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.
These jackasses have learned absolutely nothing from human history.
They celebrate the abandonment of the nation states (that gave birth to the highest level of economic, and societal advancements through national identity) for the regressive existence of tribalism and clans which still plagues the rest of the (always) still developing 3rd world.
NOTE: This is pure marxist clap trap.
But the phenomenon of “invented traditions” shows that future coexistence is quite possible. Again, poets and artists will be needed to provide a new understanding, a kind of founding myth, for the multicultural societies now emerging that will be sufficiently strong to bind together the different experiences.
New myths will be needed to convince Europe’s masses of the desirability of mass migration – and to abandon their nation-states for a multicultural ideology. But restrictions may be needed, DW’s Kersten Knipp writes.
If you want to bring together people who do not know each other or have nothing to do with each other, you must come up with something. After all, most people want to live in manageable groups. The family, the village, the province: Anything that goes beyond this is pretty remote for them.
That’s something German politicians in the second half of the 19th century had to learn as they set out to unite the German principalities into a single country, the German Reich. Most of their countrymen, they discovered, had little understanding of the idea of a united Germany.
But there was a desire for this unity. And the poets also did their duty. They created uplifting verses and stanzas intended to give the people a feeling for the new German unity. August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben in 1841 wrote the “Song of the Germans,” whose third verse is the text of the German national anthem to this day.
Authors like Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano created catchy and evocative Lieder, or folk songs. And all-German events like the Frankfurt Marksmen’s Festival of 1862 reminded the visitors of their real purpose: “We want to be a single nation of brothers” stood in giant letters over the entrance.
More here. H/T: Fjordman
Not anything to do with the jihad directly, but it’s all tied together with a thin red line. If not for marxism and the cultural marxist evolution/revolution that flowed from it after class consciousness and maxist economics was deemed a thorough bust, we would not be having many of the problems that we are currently facing.
This is but a by-product of the long-term marxist agenda to deconstruct, radically change the U.S. into something unrecognizable.
Saul Alinksy’s Rules For Radicals:
13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
The media plays along with it because they’re in on the fix, as well as the academy and the anti-American Democrat party, the original party of slavery, racism and segregation.
Around 4,500 people took part in the Florida Southern Pride Ride in Ocala, which was organized in protest of the removal of the Confederacy symbol from public buildings in the southern states
By ELAINE O’FLYNN FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 08:14 GMT, 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 23:05 GMT, 13 July 2015
Thousands of supporters of the Confederate flag have risen up – creating an eight-mile convoy of cars, motorbikes and pick-ups all displaying the controversial symbol.
Horns blared and flags fluttered from the 1,500 vehicles taking part in the Florida Southern Pride Ride on Sunday.
Protesters against the parade fired at least six gunshots towards the convoy but no one was injured, reported wftv.
Read more: H/T: Buck
NOTE: The Left wants to erase history, better that way in trying to control the future.
There is nothing more loathsome than for someone to fan the flames of racial discord in order to ride the waves of political correctness (cultural marxism). Turning a character who personified all that is good in American society into someone who’s nothing more than a caricature of what the racist left wants people to believe symbolizes ”the true America”, is sad as it is sick.
NOTE: This is exactly what the hard left has been doing for the past 4 decades, tearing America apart for their own agenda. Saul Alinsky’s Rules for radicals should be required reading by every freedom loving American to discern what is exactly against us.
By Philip Sherwell, New York
1:41AM BST 11 Jul 2015
For fans of Harper Lee, there is a new literary sensation. Atticus Finch, the beloved champion of racial justice in her best-selling novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is portrayed in her eagerly-anticipated new book as a racist bigot, according to the first US reviews.
The damning depiction in Go Set a Watchmen will be as shocking for Mockingbird fans as the revelation earlier this year that a second novel by the reclusive author was to be published after the discovery of a long-lost manuscript.
In Lee’s 1960 masterpiece, Atticus Finch was a small-town Alabama lawyer who defended a black man wrongly accused of rape by a white woman, and in the process took on the prejudice and hatred of the Deep South in the 1930s.
Those courtroom heroics, captured by Gregory Peck in the Hollywood adaptation of the film two years later, turned him a principled, almost idealised role model for generations of American readers.
Some named their children Atticus in his honour; others were inspired by his character to law school to fight for civil liberties.
But in Go Set a Watchman, set 20 years later, the narrator Scout, his now adult daughter, is horrified when she returns to find her father spewing racist tirades and attending protest meetings by local whites fighting federal de-segregation.
He delivers observations such as: “The Negroes down here are still in their childhood as a people.” And he asks his daughter: “Do you want Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theatres? Do you want them in our world?
NOTE: It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that she had a ghost writer involved, by the name Bill Ayers.
NICE GOING DANIEL!
Obama has nothing to say about this…….
But plenty to say about this…..
When Obama condemned Christianity for the Crusades, only a thousand years too late, in attendance was the Foreign Minister of Sudan; a country that practices slavery and genocide. Obama could have taken time out from his rigorous denunciation of the Middle Ages to speak truth to the emissary of a Muslim Brotherhood regime whose leader is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. But our moral liberals spend too much time romanticizing actual slaver cultures.
It’s a lot easier for Obama to get in his million dollar Cadillac with its 5-inch thick bulletproof windows, a ride Boss Hogg could only envy, and chase down a couple of good ole boys than it is to condemn a culture that committed genocide in our own time, not in 1099, and that keeps slaves today, not in 1815.
Even while the Duke boys were being chased through Georgia, Obama appeared at an Iftar dinner; an event at which Muslims emulate Mohammed, who had more slaves than Robert E. Lee. There are no slaves in Arlington House today, but in the heartlands of Islam, from Saudi mansions to ISIS dungeons, there are still slaves, laboring, beaten, bought, sold, raped and disposed of in Mohammed’s name.
Slavery does not exist under the Confederate flag eagerly being pulled down. It does exist under the black and green flags of Islam rising over mosques in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and America today.
In our incredibly tolerant culture, it has become politically incorrect to watch the General Lee jump a fence or a barn, but paying tribute to the culture that sent the slaves here and that still practices slavery is the culturally sensitive thing to do. In 2015, slavery is no longer freedom, but it certainly is tolerance.
Cultural marxism has won.
The left’s final ripping apart of Western morals and norms along with its institutions have been completed, the final collapse of society is only a matter of time.
by ROBERT WILDE 27 Jun 2015
Marlow sized up the extraordinary events that took place over the last couple of days on the show, saying:
The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage contradicted everything in the Bible, contradicted traditions established over 2000 years. This opens the door to widespread anti-Christian bigotry.
You have to look at the ulterior motives of people. You have to look at the patterns. For immigration, for example, why is the left so interested in legalizing 30 million people? Is it because they just loved putting more people on the government dole to give them handouts? Are they doing it to simply increase government debt? No of course not, they’re building a voter base.
Why is it that the Republican establishment is so interested in amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform? Because of procuring cheap labor.
You see, there’s something in it for them. It’s not out of the goodness of their hearts.
GOP rationale is not that we are a nation of immigrants and we’re going to preserve that by taking the least qualified immigrants possible, people that broke our laws, and allow them to become citizens here.
You need to look at ulterior motives about everything. The left is not just about same-sex-marriage as an end. They never have been. It is about undermining the church and about undermining conservative institutions.
I could understand a debate about whether or not same-sex couples should be able to get married if I thought that would be the end of it. But it’s not.
NOTE: I gave been saying all along that it won’t end there. The real aim/goal for so called ”homosexual marriage” advocates has been multiple partner ”marriages”, and that will be only for starters.
Brainwashed by cultural marxism.
h/t: Kurt L Vangsness
If you are shocked by this story, don’t be. Dolezal had a sort of racial psychosis that you can see in lesser degrees all throughout modern America, particularly in the modern civil rights movement.
At the Justice Department, I encountered a white Italian who racially identified as a Sioux. This person adopted the appearance of a native American and racially identified as Indian. Pictures of Sitting Bull adorned the office. If there was any Sioux blood, it was a tiny fraction. But identification with a racial minority group has its privileges, especially at the Civil Rights Division at the DOJ. This wasn’t the only example.
So when I heard the outlandish story of Rachel Dolezal, it wasn’t so outlandish to me. The racial left is today built around racial division, race hatred, and racial guilt. It is full of people who see the world through an angry racial lens.
The civil rights movement once held the moral high ground by treating people without regard to skin color.
More Christians targeted by the HomoMafia.
Starnes: Leftists target businesses that are Christian
The owners of an Oregon bakery learned Friday that there is a severe price to pay for following their Christian faith.
A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make them a wedding cake.
As a result – Aaron and Melissa Klein could lose everything they own — including their home.
The Oregonian reports the recommended penalty is not final and could be raised or lowered by State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian.
The controversy started in 2013 when Aaron Klein declined to provide a cake for a lesbian wedding. Later that year, the women filed a complaint against Klein and his wife, Melissa.
“The facts of this case clearly demonstrate that the Kleins unlawfully discriminated against the Complainants,” read a statement by the BOLI to the Oregonian. “Under Oregon law, businesses cannot discriminate or refuse service based on sexual orientation, just as they cannot turn customers away because of race, sex, disability, age or religion. Our agency is committed to fair and thorough enforcement of Oregon civil rights laws, including the Equality Act of 2007.”
The irony being, pursuing ‘dialogue’ is exactly the same ruse used by the Iranians and N.Koreans with great success in pursuing their goal of multiple nuke weapons and delivery capability.
Nearly half of Sweden’s municipalities are failing to keep up a dialogue with mosques and religious associations about violent extremism, Swedish Radio News reports.
Swedish Radio’s P4 Sörmland station spoke with several imams in the towns of Eskilstuna, Nyköping and Flen who said they have not been contacted by their respective municipalities regarding collaborations against violent extremism.
Mona Sahlin – the national coordinator against violent extremism – said that while half of municipalities are failing in this respect, the other half have established initiatives where religious communities and civil society do play important roles.
Sahlin told Swedish Radio News that she will demand that the failing municipalities improve their efforts.
“This is a major aspect of reality that the municipalities are clueless about. They must have a strategy in place to combat extremism, they must appoint responsible individuals, and they must familiarise themselves with their own communities,” Sahlin told Swedish Radio News.
NOTE: Soon enough it’ll be the Muslims stamping out the last vestiges of Christianity, Judaism and leftist inspired hedonism in Sweden, unhampered with ‘multi-culturalism’ as were the former owners.
Enforced conformity, how Marxist.
Same governmental intrusion led to the Pilgrims fleeing the Church of England, now it comes in the form of identity driven politics and multiculturalism.
Durham Free School made headlines in January after pupils at the school were branded bigots after one child made a throwaway remark regarding terrorism when asked whether he knew what a Muslim was. In their report, the inspectors concluded: “Leaders are failing to prepare students for life in modern Britain. Some students hold discriminatory views of other people who have different faiths, values or beliefs from themselves.”
But teachers at the school argued that it was being unfairly targeted as a Christian faith school. Petrina Douglas, a parent governor, said “It feels like the school has been made a scapegoat. Durham is primarily white British so knowledge of other cultures is not as prevalent. But I don’t think the children are bigoted.”
The free school, which educates 94 pupils aged between 11 and 14 was praised by former Education Secretary Michael Gove when it opened in September 2013. But since then it has been verbally attacked in the House of Commons, with Pat Glass, the Labour MP for North West Durham, telling her colleagues that “the school had become a haven for every crap teacher in the North East.” She has since apologised for her “unparliamentary language”.
Marxists once again using George Orwell’s book ‘1984’, as a training manual.
NOTE: Sweden, when they’re not being busy organizing patriarchal Islam into being a dominant force in the land, they’re skewing history books to be more feminazi compliant.
H/T: Sweden Report
Now, of course historical figures like Marie Curie, Cleopatra, Margaret Thatcher, Amelia Earhart and so on should get their well-deserved time in the spotlight. But since society has been largely male-dominated for millennia, there just so happen to be more males taking leadership positions and generally sticking out from the crowd than women. Consider Jean of Arc, who challenged the norm and got burned at the stake for the trouble. Stuff like that kind of discourages others from making waves.
So, even if every person in the book got the exact same allotted amount of text, the males would still come out ahead. Historical facts are kind of troublesome that way.
Fortunately, this is no issue for a determined politician. So education minister Fridolin summoned representatives from the leading publishers of school books to his office, where he made it clear that future books will be “gender balanced”.
As the primary customer of the publishers, the representatives were bending over backwards to accomodate Fridolin’s bold new vision.
“The gender issue is very important and we want to establish a productive dialogue with the National Agency for Education about this!” quipped Åsa Steholt, CEO of publishing house Gleerup after the meeting. The other participants who spoke to the press afterwards shared the same general sentiment.
“The authorities need to be more involved in the control and development of teaching materials,” said Gustav Fridolin after the meeting.
If homosexuals, transgenders and Muslims are so tolerant, why do they need a pool for themselves?
After talking it over with Vlad, we’ve come up with an excellent description of the pool:
It will be a circular swimming pool of the cultural Marxist variety, with the centerpiece of the facility being a statue of Karl himself in a speedo, the pool will have a singular depth to ensure equality, and instead of water it will have carbon tetrachloride (dry cleaning fluid) so trans-gendered muslims can swim in their burkas, and with a sound track of the village people sung in Arabic (on a continual loop) piped in for the listeners enjoyment.
NOTE: If this was a pool funded with private money, for white straight males only, it could never be built, or, all kinds of minority groups would be screaming for the right to join it.
NOTE II: From the article: ”Members of religious groups who would prefer to change without being seen by others are also welcome in the new zone”.
Question: What do you call a special meeting place for the homosexual community and Muslims? Answer: A halal slaughter house.
Published: 23 Jan 2015 15:59 GMT+01:00
The public swimming pool, which is in the suburb of Sundbyberg, has created new changing rooms with individual cubicles, designed to be used by Stockholm’s gay and transgender community.
The area will also be open to disabled people who would prefer more privacy, or who want to take carers of different genders into the cubicles with them to help them change. Members of religious groups who would prefer to change without being seen by others are also welcome in the new zone.
The swimming pool will retain its other two changing areas for men and women, where gay people can also choose to change if they prefer.
“We did this because we wanted to be inclusive for everyone,” Fredrik Richard, a press spokesman for the local council in Sundbyberg told The Local on Friday.
“People do not always feel comfortable visiting swimming pools and sport places and we hope this will give people more choice. This is the first sports building like this in Sweden and we are pleased we have had a lot of attention from SVT [Sweden’s national public broadcaster] and major newspapers.”
Heh heh heh…….bingo.
The smear campaign against the innocent character has done its work.
“What are we doing?”
Garnier sees nothing in the solution of some colleagues for personnel protection, “No, with security guards the visit is too expensive and moreover a way from the fun anyway. What are we doing, it’s just a fun children’s party with a figure? which is traditionally black. It has nothing to do with discrimination or racism. “
This is the aim of the cultural Marxists, attack the existing societal structures from all angles, giving it the appearance of non-related ”social issues” being addressed. The cultural glue that binds it together must be dissolved and be replaced with their world views and outlooks. Nationalism/patriotism has to go, indigenous cultural identity must yield to other cultures and languages into the disastrous mire of multiculturalism which remains undefined, with each university sociology department giving its own private definition, but with each in agreement demanding a diminished status for the host culture.
People dressed up as black Petes no longer dare to appear in some neighborhoods of Rotterdam and Schiedam. This was said by Rob Garnier of the company Kostuum Verhuur Schiebroek which rents out the clothing for Black Pete. The aggression has started a few years ago