Only in an age prior to the existence of political correctness.
Casablanca June 9 1943
Like I’ve said for what seems for ages, in a normal world, Daniel Greenfield would be a syndicated columnist at the NYT or Washington Post with a few Pulitzer prizes under his belt. But that’s just me.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
Superheroes have never been more culturally dominant than they are in the age of the billion dollar Marvel or DC blockbuster and have never been less relevant.
The emotional momentum of the idealism of Superman creators Siegel and Shuster, Batman creator Bob Kane being viciously beaten up as a boy and fantasizing about vigilante justice have died out leaving behind a lifeless cast of familiar characters owned by movie studios going through the same routines, dying and being reinvented just long to become the same thing all over again.
If someone actually set out to reinvent the superhero, to make him relevant to the world we live in today and to give him the emotional investment of classic comics, he would have to be shut out of the marketplace in self-defense. And that’s exactly what happened to Bosch Fawstin over The Infidel.
Frank Miller’s Holy Terror was one of the few anti-Jihad comics and DC refused to allow Batman to appear in it. But Holy Terror was a muddled work. Fawstin’s Pigman summons up Miller in his prime.
The Infidel #3 (featuring Pigman) is Fawstin’s Dark Knight Returns. It’s where his ambitious complex story comes into its own as Killian Duke, an ex-Muslim comic creator, faces a legal battle against a CAIR-like group and violent attacks by Muslims determined to silence him, including by his own brother.
Black Pete no more!
Next week the Dutch Postal Authority PostNL will issue a series of 5 stamps on the occasion of the Sinterklaas holiday. Black Pete will show up on a stamp as Purple Pete. However, PostNL denies that this has anything to do with the United Nations Commission investigation on whether Black Pete is an expression of racism.
An outrage in need of justice.
The dismissal of human rights activist and humanitarian, Chris Knowles, by the Leeds city council (UK) from his government position without any rights to due process, is present day reminder of what can happen to anyone who runs afoul of present day political correctness. The lesson to be learned here is, oppose sharia, and you’ll be cast into the outer darkness by the boobs & dolts of the British politically correct ‘elite’.
NOTE: Here is some historical background on the meaning of star chamber justice.
In August 2012 human rights activist Chris Knowles was dismissed from his post with Leeds City Council’s Governor Support Service. This took place without due process, without the presentation of evidence, and without the right to reply. Contrary to the most basic principles of justice he was not even given the right to appeal the decision.
Students of English history may recall that the court of Star Chamber (1) was used in a similar manner to silence dissenters and critics of arbitrary royal power. Star Chamber justice now seems to be the modus operandi of public sector agencies in the UK. Tyranny is now able to flourish in the dark areas of vague meaning, fine print, and contradictory policies. If institutions are effectively controlled by shadowy and unaccountable elites do they operate in the public interest or in the interests of hidden agendas?
Dissent is once again being silenced in modern politically correct Britain using methods just as arbitrary as those of the 17th century. If you disagree with the rulers then you risk losing your livelihood, being ostracized and socially marginalized, and even losing your liberty. The level of fear created by the application of arbitrary measures reminiscent of the Star Chamber has made free speech effectively impossible in the UK. Arbitrary justice exercised in secret is the tool of tyrants.
Communism failed in the Soviet Union because it was an ideology that pretended that the world worked in a way that it did not. Those who offered common sense reality-based solutions were branded enemies of that system. Consequently Soviet Communism collapsed due to its inherent arrogance.
Under the Cultural Marxist system of political correctness that now appears to predominate in the public sector a similar situation prevails. Dissenters are rigorously persecuted. When failure is institutionalized in this way, common sense policy making becomes impossible. This is not in the public interest and it is not the mark of good governance.
Sweden is a place where whacko bizarre ideas are created and then disseminated throughout the rest of the world, and they should be seen and ridiculed as such. There is nothing remotely ‘racist’ in the character, they are seeing things that are simply just not there.
NOTE: The Swedes’ heads would be spinning if they had Finnish children’s card game, ”Musta Pekka” (Black Pete) to contend with.
“We wanted to do the exact opposite and we are very sorry if some have felt offended or felt that we were reinforcing a racist image,” said the film’s director and author of the book, Stina Wirsén, to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (DN).
“We don’t want to fight it at all, and therefore we’ve taken down the posters which have caused the reactions.”
The film, Little Pink and Brokiga (Liten skär och alla små brokiga), based on a book of the same name, is set to hit Swedish cinemas on September 22nd.
But one particular character in the poster – Hjärtat – has roused the public’s attention with her black face, braided hair, white eyes and oversized, full white lips.
And many are not amused by the character’s appearance.
“Showing a picture like this is like saying the N-word,” argues history of ideas scholar Mikela Lundahl of the Gothenburg University to Sveriges Radio (SR).
Islamic civilization takes direct hit.
It’s what I’ve been saying all along. Keep repeating it enough and eventually it will begin to sink in and become the prevailing thought.
Posted: 05 February 2012 1059 hrs
French Interior Minister Claude Gueant. (AFP/File – Patrick Kovarik)
PARIS: French Interior Minister Claude Gueant, who also holds the immigration portfolio, caused political uproar by claiming that not all civilisations are equal, with some more advanced than others.
“Contrary to what the left’s relativist ideology says, for us all civilisations are not of equal value,” Gueant on Saturday told a conference in the French parliament building, but closed to the media.
“Those which defend humanity seem to us to be more advanced than those that do not,” he argued in his speech at a meeting organised by a right-wing students group.
“Those which defend liberty, equality and fraternity, seem to us superior to those which accept tyranny, the subservience of women, social and ethnic hatred,” he went on his speech, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.
He stressed the need to “protect our civilisation.”
The interior minister’s comments provoked a torrent of criticism from the opposition and on the Internet, less than three months a head of a French presidential election.
The left denounced his speech as an attempt by President Nicolas Sarkozy to woo the far-right National Front voters ahead of the presidential election.
I reported earlier about a Swedish cartoonist whose cartoon was published in a paper alluding to the ancient African tradition of cannibalism, and the cry of outrage that ensued from it. I maintained then as I do now, the cartoon was based on actual fact, not fiction nor stereotype, the practice still exists (widely enough) to be talked about, drawn about and roundly condemned, and PC politics be damned.
NOTE: VLAD promises me a short video highlighting the factual present day reality of it in Africa. It’s to be taken from the 7 part video from Liberia, about the vicious war that consumed the country. Literally.
UPDATE: Here it is:
The U.S. Department of States recently reported 9000 children missing in Uganda over the last four years. Traffickers transport children both inside Uganda and to other countries for use in ritual sacrifices.
In 2008, police arrested a witchdoctor couple and a real estate mogul, Godfrey Kajubi, for trafficking 12 year old Joseph for ritual sacrifice. According to the police, Kajubi promised the witchdoctor couple $4021 in exchange for the heads of four children, which he planned to use for ritual. Kajubi paid $127 for Joseph’s head, and told the couple that he would pay the rest of the promised amount when the couple brought him three more human heads.
Talk about a knee-jerk reaction. The way the Left thinks, everything has to do with race. It couldn’t have been just about ‘people’, they have to conclude in the only way their brain is hardwired, “a black man surrounded by material goods, must be contemplating theft. Who’s the real racists here? KGS
NOTE: A TT video was used in the body of this article.
He reads his speech in German, in that Rudi Carrell cadence that causes hard sayings to come across softly.
In this place, the applause was rather reserved. Perhaps some in the room remember those times when Germans soared to the rank of Master Race.