Thunderpig’s Mirror

Archive for the ‘Political Correctness’ Category

More Excerpts of Barack Obama’s pastor in the Pulpit

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 15, 2008

First, be warned that his Pastor uses profanity and blasphemous speech during his church services.

Where are the lefties now on their holy doctrine of “separation of church and state”? (Cricket, Cricket)

Here is a passage from Obama’s book, The Dreams of My Father, where he praises the racist ideology of his Spiritual Adviser:

“It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That’s the world! On which hope sits!”

And so it went, a meditation on a fallen world. While the boys next to me doodled on their church bulletin, Reverend Wright spoke of Sharpsville and Hiroshima, the callousness of policy makers in the White House and in the State House. As the sermon unfolded, though, the stories of strife became more prosaic, the pain more immediate. The reverend spoke of the hardship that the congregation would face tomorrow…

Source: The Corner

Advertisements

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Corruption, Democrats, Political Correctness, Progressives, racism | Leave a Comment »

Are You A Global Warming Traitor?

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 17, 2007

At the Live Earth concert in New Jersey last month, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. denounced climate-change skeptics as “corporate toadies” for “villainous” enemies of America and the human race. “This is treason,” he shouted, “and we need to start treating them now as traitors.”

Some environmentalists and commentators have suggested that global-warming “denial” be made a crime, much as Holocaust denial is in some countries. Others have proposed that climate-change dissidents be prosecuted in Nuremberg-style trials. The Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen has suggested that television meteorologists
be stripped of their American Meteorological Society certification if they dare to question predictions of catastrophic global warming.

Read the rest at Al Fin.

Commentary

So much for building consensus! Progressives and Watermelon Environmentalists seem to share the need to sanction, imprison, exile, or kill their opponents with their cousins the Socialists, Communists, Fascists, and other totalitarian political philosophies.

Posted in CAGW, Political Correctness | 2 Comments »

Qur’an Defiler Faces Felonies, Local Ron Paul Supporter Desecrates Flag, Assualts Deputy

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 30, 2007

From Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs:

I’ve received an email from Stanislav Shmulevich, who has been arrested in New York for putting a Koran in a toilet at Pace University. And his case is even more outrageous than we first reported.

First, Shmulevich was arrested and jailed for 24 hours. Second, he’s not facing misdemeanor charges—he’s being charged with two felonies, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment.

Felonies. For putting a book in a toilet.

Third, his income is on a borderline that disqualifies him for a public defender, so he stands to suffer incredible financial hardship as well.

Fourth, his name and photograph were published in several newspapers in New York, and he and his mother were ambushed outside the court by reporters. In a case like this, clearly with the potential to enrage radical Muslims, this is so irresponsible of the media that it borders on criminal.

Do we still live in a country that values free speech? This case is pretty good evidence that we do not. Mr. Shmulevich is caught in a Kafkaesque nightmare right out of the Soviet Union, and it’s all happening at the demand of the Muslim Student Association and the Council on American Islamic Relations.

If that isn’t bad enough, some more:

Muslim activists had called on Pace University to crack down on hate crimes after the incidents. As a result, the university said it would offer sensitivity training to its students.

The school was accused by Muslim students of not taking the incident seriously enough at first. Pace classified the first desecration of the holy book as an act of vandalism, but university officials later reversed themselves and referred the incident to the New York Police Department’s hate crimes unit.

Newsday

For more on the charges, Allah Pundit outlines the NYS Penal Code of the charges.

These people are demanding, and receiving special rights above and beyond those given to other people. This type of thing about special rights and privileges is going on across this country, so watch out for a form of Sharia Law to come to a neighborhood near you!

There is a local brouhaha over an idiot Ron Paul supporter who scuffled with, and assaulted, law enforcement over a misdemeanor citation, committing a felony to avoid a misdemeanor. If that isn’t the very definition of idiot, I don’t know what is.

Here are a couple of the blogs covering the local incident:

If a member of law enforcement is alerted to an American flag flying upside down at a residence, I think it would be perfectly reasonable for them to pay a courtesy visit to see if the residents are truly in distress rather than violently barge in to someone’s private home and manhandle them into submission and captivity. That would be the American thing to do.

The arrogance of government and police power is staggering.

It saddens me to hear responses on the AC-T bulletin board calling for greater uses of force and violence against peaceful protests, greater restrictions on the speech of authentic patriots, greater losses of individual liberties to the reach and powers of an authoritarian state, and a greater inversion of the sovereignty of the individual in favor of the brute force of government control.

Tim Peck: Another Thug With A Badge

What is becoming of our democracy these days: No fly lists, indefinite detentions, torture facilities, and police state tactics?

And now here in our beloved, Asheville?

Uptown Ruler: Police State In Our Own Backyard

Since this area is eat up with Lefty Progressive Blogs, I guess I’ll be the only one pointing out the common sense approach to this whole thing:

Had Mr. Kuhn accepted his citation, the thing would not have spun out of control. He very likely would have gotten the charges dropped before court.

Commentary

This whole narcissistic society of “ME First!” “MY Rights Trump Everyone else’s” and “I’M Offended” are some of the worst things to come from the Baby Boomers and the Hippies of the 60s.
At least these idiots and most of their supporters are in Asheville, and out of my community. My neighbors all fly the flag, and show It proper respect.
One of them summed it up pretty well for me, and I’ll share it with you:

“Don’t forget, Bob. These people DO live in Asheville, where pragmatic reality does not apply.” –John W July 28, 2007

Posted in Idiot Ron Paul Supporters, jihad, Political Correctness, Progressives | 4 Comments »

Leftist Intolerance at Universities

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 1, 2007

The University experience has become more about enforcing ideological purity than about teaching students to think clearly and independently.

Source: Al Fin

As a frequent visitor on College Campi, I can attest to that statement. As just one example, I am constantly surprised at the number of students in the pure sciences who are ignorant of the Scientific Method, something I learned in High School. These kids are totally unable to design experiments to test hypotheses.
They are, however, fully versed in “multi-culturalism” (Cultural Marxism). They all “know” that humans cause Global Warming, and a million other useless things.

Posted in Blogs, Political Correctness | Leave a Comment »

The Battle Against 21st Century Communism

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 8, 2007

Fjordman is blogging at the Gates of Vienna again, so go read what he has to say on a series of subjects near and dear to my heart, Defending Liberty and Resisting Oppression:

Perhaps the new frontier of liberty in the 21st century consists of
battling for national sovereignty in legislation, for a nation’s right to decide
how much immigration it wants to accept, if any, and the fight against the
imposition of quotas, hate speech laws, hate crime legislation and other threats
to the individual’s right to free speech and to defense of his own property, the
yardstick against which liberty should always be measured
.

And a Supporting Comment led me to this wonderful observation:

The original strategy to destroy America, employed by the Frankfort School,
came from Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci who realized that in order to
achieve a Socialist victory, cultural institutions would have to be infiltrated
and subverted. Gramsci realized that America, steeped in traditions of freedom
and liberty, would never to succumb to a frontal assault and its workers were
too busy accumulating capital to allow themselves to be used as cannon fodder
for a bloody revolution.
Theodor Adorno
The Frankfort School would patent
the familiar “Critical Theory” which was accurately defined by a student as the
“essentially destructive criticism of all the main elements of Western culture,
including Christianity, capitalism, authority, the family, patriarchy,
hierarchy, morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism,
nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism, convention, and conservatism.” Under
Critical Theory, anything emanating from the west is to be libeled and attacked
over and over again while at the same time, anything emerging from a
“progressive” country or group is to be applauded including the murder of over
100 million people. All blame for societal and economic ills are to be shifted
to the west.
The saturating drumbeat of Critical Theory would lead to
“Cultural Pessimism” which is when a person grows to loathe the society, which
nurtured him and provided him unprecedented levels of success. This describes
the attitude of so many leftists living in comfort and safety yet viewing
America, the society that made their lifestyle possible, with hatred and
contempt. I am amazed by the degree in which both Critical Theory and Cultural
Pessimism has been internalized by all of us.

And the end of the article:

The forth horseman, Brandeis professor Herbert Marcuse, was the pied piper of the sixties as he fostered the development of, as Buchanan points out, “radical youth, feminists, black militants, homosexuals, the alienated, the asocial, Third World revolutionaries, all the angry voices of the persecuted ‘victims’ of the West.” In “Eros and Civilization” Marcuse encouraged sex and drugs and introduced “polymorphous perversity” where all moral and cultural order is rejected. Marcuse coined the slogan “Make love not war” and was a cult figure on College campuses. His book “i” advocates educational dictatorship. He calls for “Repressive Tolerance” which means “intolerance against movements from the right, and toleration of movements from the left.” When the left speaks of tolerance, this is what they mean.

The Frankfurt School would mainstream the dicktat of the Moscow Central Committee laid down in 1943. This declaration, right from the horse’s mouth, illustrates exactly what were up against:

“Members and front organizations must continually embarrass, discredit and degrade our critics. When obstructionists become too irritating, label them as fascist, or Nazi or anti-Semitic…The association will, after enough repetition, become ‘fact’ in the public mind.”

The last last paragraph explains nearly the whole of tactics used by the left in their arguments.

Posted in Blogs, Communism, Gates of Vienna, Liberty, Political Correctness | 2 Comments »

What if D-Day Happened in 2007?

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 7, 2007


Only too true…just look at the lopsided reporting, and editorializing about Iraq.

Posted in Political Correctness | Leave a Comment »

Horror in Knoxville: The Legacy Media Remains Silent

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 17, 2007

**Update**
According to a commenter, he was on the story before the Malkin.
If Malkin did use his material without attribution, that is just wrong, even if your web page appears to be of a White Supremacist flavor…and doubly cursed by me for being so.

Check out this Video.

Hat Tip: Al Fin (I heard it first on Quinn & Rose, but could find no links.)

Commentary

I think it is time for bloggers to start paying attention to their regional wire stories, and their local papers and crime blotter reports, and report on the stories that the Legacy Media refuse to report, and that is part of the goal of my Drudge-clone, West Carolina Report. Later this summer, citizen journalists will begin to contribute original news reports, and offer commentary on current events. I have already begun part of that with the guest commentaries of Richard Rivette and John Armor, and I will be expanding to include more commentators and podcasts.

Stay Tuned for the future of news reporting.

Posted in Political Correctness, video | 2 Comments »

CNN Translation Problems

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 10, 2007

I heard this yesterday on The Glenn Beck Program, and am glad someone posted it on Google Video:

Posted in conservative talk, jihad, Political Correctness, video | Leave a Comment »

The History Behind Political Correctness

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 25, 2007

Does anyone know the origins of Political Correctness? Who originally developed it and what was its purpose?

I looked it up. It was developed at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany, which was founded in 1923 and came to be known as the “Frankfurt School.” It was a group of thinkers who pulled together to find a solution to the biggest problem facing the implementers of communism in Russia.

The problem? Why wasn’t communism spreading?

Their answer? Because Western Civilization was in its way.

What was the problem with Western Civilization? Its belief in the individual, that an individual could develop valid ideas. At the root of communism was the theory that all valid ideas come from the effect of the social group of the masses. The individual is nothing.

And they believed that the only way for communism to advance was to help (or force, if necessary) Western Civilization to destroy itself. How to do that? Undermine its foundations by chipping away at the rights of those annoying individuals.

One way to do that? Change their speech and thought patterns by spreading the idea that vocalizing your beliefs is disrespectful to others and must be avoided to make up for past inequities and injustices.

And call it something that sounds positive: “Political Correctness.”

Inspired by the brand new communist technique, Mao, in the 1930s, wrote an article on the “correct” handling of contradictions among the people. “Sensitive training” – sound familiar? – and speech codes were born.

In 1935, after Hitler came to power, the Frankfurt School moved to New York City, where they continued their work by translating Marxism from economic to cultural terms using Sigmund Freud’s psychological conditioning mechanisms to get Americans to buy into Political Correctness. In 1941, they moved to California to spread their wings.

But Political Correctness remains just what it was intended to be: a sophisticated and dangerous form of censorship and oppression, imposed upon the citizenry with the ultimate goal of manipulating, brainwashing and destroying our society.

NewsMax

Hat Tip Survivablog

Just thought I’d put it out there so more people could go to the source article and save it for their own files.

And, totally unrelated, I found the following article on Gates of Vienna from Fjordmann with a different take:

A Christian Background for Political Correctness?

As a non-Christian, I have been complimenting Christianity for contributing immensely to many of the positive aspects of our culture. But precisely because Christianity has so profoundly shaped our culture, isn’t it plausible that it may also, at least indirectly, have contributed to some of the flaws that currently ail us as well?

According to the blogger Conservative Swede, whom I have debated this issue with at some length, Christian ethics is more unfettered in modern liberalism than it is in Christianity itself. The West, and Europe in particular, is sometimes labeled as “post-Christian,” but this is only partly true. We have scrapped the Christian religion, but we have still retained some of the moral restraints associated with it, which have been so mired into our cultural DNA that we probably don’t even think about them as Christian anymore. Yet our humanitarian ideas are secular versions of Christian compassion, and it is Christian or post-Christian compassion that compels us to keep feeding and funding the unsustainable birth rates in other cultures, even actively hostile ones. Likewise, there are elements of Christian thought, such as universalism, that could be seen as the inspiration behind our one-world Multiculturalists.
…………………………..
Now if that don’t get the Secular-Progressives upset, nothing will!

Posted in history, Political Correctness, Politics | Leave a Comment »