I said I was taking a break for a week, but like a good car wreck on the highway, I just cannot help myself with this SJW stuff, so I emerged from the wilds of Jersey to bring this edition of the culture wars insanity.
HOW IS THIS FOR CHANGE?
Preston Mitchum works at Georgetown Law’s Center for Health and Gender Equity, or CHANGE. This writer loves how these people come up with names of organizations to form cute acronyms. Unfortunately, a more technically correct acronym would be: CFHAGE, but that doesn’t sound so good. But that isn’t even the problem with Mr. Mitchum.
Says the “distinguished scholar:”
If you are black/brown and your activism and advocacy is heavily supported by white people, you’re likely doing it wrong….Yes, ALL white people are racist. Yes, ALL men are sexist. Yes, ALL cis people are transphobic. We have to unpack that. That’s the work!
How’s that for a blanket statement? The social justice warrior- the ultimate in open-mindedness! Yup…
SPEAKING OF BLACK ACTIVISM
Two pastors from DC’s African Methodist Episcopal Church are taking on Coca-Cola by filing a lawsuit which claims that the company is killing black people at rates approaching Holocaust numbers. Never ones to disappoint when it comes to cute phrases, says one, “…we’re losing more black people to sweets than the streets.” And neither Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson came up with that sound bite…
So what bug got under the collars of these pastors? Studies show that blacks consume more carbonated and sweet beverages than whites. Somehow, that translates into Coca-Cola engaging in a racist advertising campaign. No word yet on whether they will go after the tobacco industry given the fact that blacks have a tendency to smoke menthol cigarettes. First Coca-Cola; next Frito-Lay.
CHECK SOME MORE PRIVILEGE AT THE DOOR
Dan Williams is apparently an aspiring journalist, blogger, or SJW at the University of Iowa. As part of his education, he has come upon yet another privilege to go along with now-mundane white, male, cis, or able-bodied privileges. Writes Mr. Williams in “The Daily Iowan,” the college’s newspaper:
There are many kinds of privilege besides white privilege: cognitive privilege, for example…We now know that intelligence is not something we have significant control over but is something we are born with. We are living in a society in which success is increasingly linked to one’s intelligence.
To summarize, being smart is now considered a “privilege.” But notice his statement about intelligence being something we are born with. That would seem to negate all those lectures about intelligence not being genetic, or something we are born with. These people confuse me.
TAKE THAT, YOU WHITE MALES!
“Affinity” magazine is an online feminist/social justice website that ostensibly allows anyone to publish any idea no matter how stupid it is. To wit, one such writer suggested that white males be denied the right to vote for a proscribed period of time. The reason…well their own words say it best:
…the point here that has to be made is that banning white men from voting temporarily will help them understand systemic injustice and help them become better, more empathetic allies to the social justice cause.. this proposal may further their understanding of minority needs and improve relations between different genders and races, which is the ultimate goal: equality.
That’s one way to teach equality- ban white males from voting. That’ll show them for writing such silly things like the Constitution.
ADD DEMOCRATS TO THE THINGS ROSIE O’DONNELL NOW HATES
In reaction to news that the Democratic Party is turning a blind eye to pro-life Democrats running for office, Rosie O’Donnell took to social media to declare: “WOMEN SHOULD FORM OUR OWN PARTY IF DEMS DO THIS.” And yes, she used all capitals to let us know this walrus of a human was serious.
So besides Republicans, Donald Trump and exercise on the list of things O’Donnell hates, add Democrats.
WELL, AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION…
In Portland, Oregon there are schools named Lynch Meadows, Lynch View and Lynch Wood and for good reason: they were all built on land given the Centennial School District by a donor named Lynch.
In a fit of absurdity, Superintendent Paul Coakley has decided that the name “Lynch” might trigger some bad memories in the minds of youth who have no recollections of lynchings and is renaming the schools. Of course, this ignores the fact that the donating family named Lynch were not racist, nor did they own slaves, nor did they lynch anybody. In fact, they sound like rather nice people who did the nice thing of donating land upon which to build nice schools.
No word on whether Byron White Elementary or Hugo Black High School will follow suit.
BECAUSE NOTHING SAYS “WELCOME TO AMERICA” LIKE A FREE ABORTION
The loons that occupy the legislature in Oregon recently introduced H.B. 3391- the “Reproductive Health Equity Act.” The bill would add $10.2 million to their version of Medicaid to pay for reproductive health services for women. Of course, to the Left “reproductive health” equals abortion. The additional funds would pay for services for women normally deemed ineligible “but for their immigration status.” About $500,000 of the total cost is specifically earmarked for abortion.
The bill was crafted with the assistance of- gee! guess who?- Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice groups. The bill would also require private insurers to pay for abortions for customers of private insurance free of charge.
So if you are an illegal immigrant and you find yourself wanting an abortion, head on up to Oregon because if this bill ever passes and is signed into law, the legal taxpayers of Oregon have your back and will pay for the abortion. Welcome to America; leave your fetus in the trash.
Well, see you next week for another episode of the wild and wacky world of the social justice warrior and their efforts to transform society and culture into their perverted version of Utopia.