Category Archives: “H8”

Fixing it Matters

Muslim man shoots up gay nightclub, claiming he did it in the name of ISIS and Allah.  But we don’t know the motive.  It must be Christian hatred and the NRA.

White cop shoots black man.  Has to be white racism.  Clearly there is no other explanation than systemic white racism.

#BlackLivesMatter.  #WhitePrivilege.

Over and over we find that the people peddling these hashtags have rushed their narrative to the media before the facts all come out — because they know what gets out there first sticks, and people have a natural instinct to root for the underdog. Saul Alinsky knew this and advised how to best do it to your advantage.  “Rules for Radicals” *is* the Bible for the American Leftist Activist.

We saw old younger pictures of an angelic-looking Michael Brown rather than the big thuggish bully he had grown to be.  The one who had just robbed a convenience store and assaulted the Indian manager, and who tried to wrestle a gun from a cop who had just advised him not to walk down the middle of the street.  Trayvon Martin was just a young innocent teen, shot for being black by a “White Hispanic”, not because he was bashing Zimmerman’s head into the ground in a potentially lethal fashion. And “White Hispanic” was a term they came up with out of whole cloth when it turned out the initial reports that Zimmerman was white turned out to be far more complex and in fact was actually raised with black other children.

I look at situations, not skin color.  They look at skin color regardless of the situation.

Now … is a police officer (white or black) more likely to fear for his life when confronting a black suspect than a white suspect?  Quite possibly, even probably.  Is this bad?  Yes it is.  Is it rational?

Yes it is.

Both of those things are true.  This is tragic.

So what do we, as a society, do about it?

Here’s what we DON’T do:  Blame white people.  Which is exactly what the terms, not accidentally chosen, “white privilege” and “black lives matter” do. The people peddling them claim it doesn’t, but the rest of their rhetoric and actions make it clear that this is exactly what they intend.

“Black Lives Matter” implies that white people don’t think that black lives matter – that the problem lies simply with white people seeing black skin and thinking somehow the person inside matters less.  It is insulting to white people. Even if it were true, insulting people is not the way to bring them to your side.  And the reality of the reaction being referenced is far more complex than that (which we’ll get to in a minute).  The suggestion is inherently racist.  The whole thing is divisive.  Divisiveness will not solve the problem.

The same goes, even more so, for “white privilege”.  White people are not privileged.  Black people are treated unfairly as individuals.  White people are being treated the way all people should be treated.  It’s nothing special. But black people *are* treated with more suspicion in our society.  And there are deep psychological reasons for this that have far more to do with culture than skin color.  And it is culture that is the underlying problem.

Consider this … why aren’t white people leery of Indian, Asian, Brazilian, or Polynesian Americans?  Why are even black people more leery of black strangers than strangers of other races (see Juan Williams et. al)?

It is the association with violent crime.  Violent crime is far more prevelant in the black population.  It wasn’t always this way.  It is something that developed during the latter half of the last century.  But it’s real.

Now the other side will argue that it’s not, it’s just a disproportionate number are picked up because they’re watched more carefully.  And the numbers may skew slightly higher for that reason, I will acknowledge.  But it’s not responsible for all of it, or even most of it.

The fact of the matter is, if race is what it’s about, black lives apparently matter far less to black people than they do to white people — most black people who are killed are killed by other black people, typically gang on gang.  This is a cultural issue.  And in the modern, Western Civilization worldview (before it was bastardized by Marxist shills) culture is not dependent on race.  There may be correlation.  But race is not the cause.  It is this correlation which must be broken to solve the problem.  This cannot be done by denying the correlation.

The Marxist shills, however, are interested in keeping us divided, for they want to build coalitions of aggrieved people to overthrow the order of Liberty.  This is called (by them … most of us hadn’t heard of it until 2008) “Community Organizing”.  They don’t really want it fixed, so they deny the correlation and insist everyone do the same. They use it to push their cause de jour.

They want the black American community to feel aggrieved, and to feel that they are powerless to change their lot outside of demanding concessions from “white” America.   It is also in the shills’ interest to keep white America aggravated to help justify the narrative that whites hate blacks and live to keep them down and protect their “privilege”.

The truth is, the rest of America would love for black America to be just as “privileged” as it is.  That is, it would love for black Americans to be treated the way all people should be treated.

The best way for that to happen is … assimilation.  Like the Italians.  Like the Irish.  Like Asian Americans, and a lot of American Indians, and Indian (dot!) Americans, and Hispanic Americans.  You can keep cultural elements as a part of your identity, but to join our culture, you can’t insist on a separate one.  You have to join it.  Melting pot. Remember?

This problem cannot be solved overnight.  And white people cannot solve it for black people by turning a blind eye or tolerating bad behavior so as not to appear “racist”.  Everybody black, white, whatever — must hold themselves to the same basic standards.  No races elevated or denegrated.

I always find it fascinating that the people who scream the loudest about racism make absolutely *everything* about race.  There’s nothing more racist than that.

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Ahem, “Man” Enough

man enough for hillary

Err … no

Yeah, a whole bunch of us who are supposedly (because of our political alignment) too macho (“not man enough”, in their view) to vote for a woman voted for McCain because of Palin, in spite of our disdain McCain. So it fails in its intention right there. They’re beating a dead horse. Fighting an SJW battle that was legitimately won long ago. Just setting it up so if she loses it will be because “patriarchy”. Yawn.

Next, we’re looking at a guy with perfectly quaffed hair combined with what I believe they call “ironic facial hair” in the “lumber sexual” style, who has covered himself in tattoos … I’m guessing because he realizes he’s not “man enough” on the merits of his personality so he compensates with cliche “tough guy” visual social signals. He probably arranges flowers. (Not that there’s anything WRONG with that.)

assume genderLast, but certainly not least, we have the arrow in “Her” pointing to … er … him? In this day and age of not “assuming” anybody’s gender where it would be downright hateful and bigoted for a woman to tell him to get the hell out of the women’s room where he’s just walked in on her — probably gives us an indication on where Hillary stands on peeing (pun intended).

And we don’t even need to go to the syphilis poster connection.  Our idiocracy is certainly infected with something.

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A Succinct Illustration of the Multi-Use Bathroom Issue

Q: Why can’t trans people use the rest room marked with the gender they identify with?

A: Trans people using the ladies room is really not my primary concern. It’s what it opens the door to.

Q: But trans people aren’t any more likely to be predators than cis-straight ones.  So again, why keep them out?

A: I’m not arguing that. It’s actually the straight, as you say, ‘cis’ ones I’m more concerned about.

Q: What kind of straight ‘cis’ man is going to go in the ladies room just because nobody will stop them?

A: Exactly the kind you don’t want in there.

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On Bathrooms

I remember a Grateful Dead concert I attended a couple of decades ago… the line for the ladies’ room was ridiculous.  None of the men thought anything of letting ladies in line for the men’s room, and nobody was bothered.

When I lived in the dorms in college, girlfriends routinely stayed, especially on weekends, on our all-boys floor.  There was a code, too.  Even if the boyfriend was still in bed, if one of us knew a woman was in the bathroom, showering or otherwise disposed, he would post guard outside the door and shoo guys to the other bathrooms on the floor until she was done.

In a reversal of roles, I occasionally stayed with a girlfriend I once had in a women’s dorm.  A similar protocol was followed.  People were warned, I was discreet… I took my shower and left quickly.  It was no big deal.  It was a little deal. These were clearly special exceptions with real, if unwritten protocols. But it was obviously not an uncommon occurrence.  An exception was being made essentially by request of one of the residents who invited me to stay, and those to whom it would matter were made aware of this very temporary situation.

At a hotel in Eureka Springs, AR where cross-dresser events are held frequently enough that I’ve seen two of them during the last 10 trips I’ve taken down there, they put up signs outside of the restrooms welcoming the cross-dressers to the ladies room or the men’s room, essentially informing people that there might be a man in a dress in the ladies’ room or in the men’s room on a particular floor.  There are still exclusive ladies’ rooms elsewhere that can be used.

The point here being that bathroom rules are best left to the communites the bathrooms serve and not to federal, or even state agencies.  This way they can be modified and molded to accomodate anomalous situations to suit the needs of those present. And typically everyone is cool with that.  The only reason the states of Mississippi and North Carolina took this issue up in the first place is the Federal government is increasingly inserting itself into these situations — top down, not bottom up, like it should be.  It’s a blocking move.  Not ideal, but I understand the need.

Now let’s be clear. Transgender men want access to the ladies’ room for purposes of validation.  They see themselves as women, and they want everyone else to see them as women.  Access to the ladies’ room is validation of that delusion. (Frankly, most men wouldn’t give a hoot if a lady needed to use the men’s room. Chivalry is not dead.) But the vast majority of people do not share their delusion. So the activist advocates of the LGBT turned to the state to enforce the validation they desire.

Not only is this wrong, it sends us down a zero-friction slope into a giant can of worms. Because this means one thing, in the end.  That there be no such thing as a men’s room or a ladies’ room.  Because of 0.3% of the population’s desire for validation of what amounts to a delusion.  It may be a very deeply felt delusion, but a delusion it remains.

If we pass laws that specifically dictate that males must be allowed to use the ladies’ room, and females must be allowed to use the men’s room, there effectively are no more men’s or ladies’ rooms. The concept becomes meaningless at this point.  It won’t just address the trans-gendered, especially because of the additional concept of “gender fluidity” and the proliferation of gender pronouns.  “I’m feeling a bit diefeminine today.  I think I’ll use the ladies’ room.”  And there won’t be a thing you can do to stop me.  Even if I’m not “gender fluid”, you have no way of knowing and you dare not question me under PC rules.  So … meaningless.  I don’t know that Curt Shilling meant that the caricature of a sexual deviant he tweeted out was necessarily meant to paint all transgenders in that light.  The alternate point can easily be made that you can’t keep that guy out, either.  You’ve lost any standing to distinguish who can and can’t go in there.  What used to be a safe space to do things private things at your most vulnerable – vanishes.

This is what another sector of the hard core progressive movement wants anyway. They basically want to deny differences between men and women, and they’ll use transgenderism to drive that wedge that busts it all apart. Thus we end up with unisex bathrooms.   And incidentally there goes the trans-validation once the distinction evaporates.

Now unisex bathrooms are extremely common.  Pretty much every house has at least one.  Lots of businesses, some small restaurants and bars and gas stations have what we call “one holers” where anybody goes in there and does their thing in private.

The concept of men’s and ladies’ rooms comes about when we expand the facilities, for the sake of capacity, scale, and efficiency, to handle multiple people at once.

The sensibilities of decent society laid out by The Gods of the Copy Book Headings dictated if it were going to be thus, we would sort ourselves according to gender.  And by that I mean, if you got junk, use the men’s room.  If you don’t got junk, use the ladies’ room*.

Now, when it comes to our kids, especially in schools – I and most people on the planet am for adhering strictly to the junk/no junk rule. The only way I would budge on that is if all stalls were private, and even urinals are in private stalls.  In other words, except for the sinks, towels, and trash cans — basically a wall of private bathrooms.

Ultimately I don’t see anything wrong with men’s rooms and ladies’ rooms, and I see no reason for 99.5% of the population to be pushed around due to the delusions of the other half-percent. I think they can hold that concept in their heads.  “I feel like a woman, but I got junk, so I’ll go in here so as not to disturb other women.”  That person gets my thumbs up.  You go for it. Wear that dress, or whatever, with pride.

lgbtvsrace

Perhaps the most ludicrous meme I’ve seen to date.

I saw a story posted yesterday with a headline saying that the NC Trans Suicide Hotline’s calls doubled after the (vile!) NC “Bathroom Law” was passed.  (I didn’t know there was a special trans suicide hotline.  Can non-trans people use it?  Just wondering.)  The first line of the article read “Being denied basic human rights, like bathroom access — has life-threatening consequences.”

This is where we are, folks. This is what they do. Nobody is denying anybody “bathroom access”. They’re just saying, for public bathrooms, if you have a d*ck, use this one.

After reading “Rules for Radicals” I would be unphased to find that there was a concerted effort to call the “trans” suicide hotline just for the headline – and I’m not being facetious. That’s exactly the kind of thing they do. Matter of fact, if it’s a “trans” suicide hotline, they could just make the numbers up for the headline.  They are the source. (And it would probably be “H8” if you asked to see their phone records.) Again, this is what Alinskyites do. It’s in the book. Which has been around for 45 years.

We’re already a long way down that slippery slope of forcing people to validate behavior that runs counter to their moral beliefs.  Let’s at least have a little decency when it comes to taking a whizz.

*If you happen to be a hermaphrodite, you are one of five one-hundredths of a percent of the population. Go wherever you feel comfortable. You’ve got a legitimate exception. We’re not making a separate restroom.  I don’t think many ladies are worried about a 5 in 10,000 chance the person next to them in the restroom is biologically ambiguous.  I would suggest that if you are dressed like a man and project a more masculine presence, don’t freak the ladies out.  You can pee next to me, and I won’t flip out.  Matter of fact, if you think you’re a lady and you got junk, you can go ahead and pee with me, too.  I won’t comment on your fashion choice.  Well unless I think it’s a good choice.

You know, “if you don’t have anything nice to say”… momma taught me well.

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No H8 Here

Just saw a banner at the Stephen’s College walkway/overpass over Broadway. It says “Hate Has No Home Here”.

It just has this hollow, Orwellian ring to it.

It’s almost universally agreed that hate is bad. But “hate” has been NewSpeak’d down to where it covers a broad spectrum of things that are not, in fact, “hate” as people came to know it and understand it and believe it’s bad. So even though nobody thinks that hate is good, this sign is directed at someone, and the message is clear. People with social opinions that run counter to ours are not welcomed here.

You are less than us, we are better than you, keep your mouth shut or better yet stay away altogether.

Which is a lot closer to real hate than, say, a photographer not wanting to provide his or her services to document an event they do not condone when they’d be perfectly willing to take your headshot or a group shot in another context — or perhaps to offer an opinion that maybe cultural issues in certain segments of the population have something to do with attitudes toward responsibility and being law-abiding and the consequences of eschewing those … rather than some sort of systemic oppression you have no hand in.

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Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor….

The main reason I got into political blogging back in, what, 2003 …. was I needed an outlet.  I needed to speak up.  I found myself yelling at NPR on the way to work … (I know, I know, my first mistake was listening to NPR, right?  But you know that’s what all the intuhlektualls taught me to listen to.

At any rate, I just found myself privy to a conversation that absolutely blew me away.  A man and a woman I know, talking.  One says she took her grandson to Chick Fil A … because they had things for him to play with and on.  The man says he doesn’t go to Chick Fil A  The woman is curious, why not?

So he answers her … “when religion and politics get brought into the workplace, I just can’t go there.  In their case, it’s both.”

W.      T.         F.        ???????????

Ok, let’s review.  A few years ago, the late owner of Chick Fil A disclosed his personal convictions on traditional marriage in an interview when he was asked. And, according to his convictions, he donated money to one or more organizations that fought to preserve traditional marriage. Vocal, pro-gay-marriage activists took offense to his position and decided to boycott his business.  Which is all fine and good, they have a right to do that.

If you want to avoid going there because you disagree with the convictions of the owner, that’s your right.

But let’s be clear.  Chick Fil A did not bring religion or politics into their workplace.  The activists brought it to them.  There was not, and is not, any policy or practice within Chick Fil A which discriminates against people on the basis of gender, creed, race, or even sexual preferences.  None.

I can’t really say anything to the person in question for a couple of reasons, and one is that I believe he has a gay person in his immediate family … I don’t want to come off … and I would come off that way to him if I did, I’m sure … as attacking this person’s family member.

But it just blows me away that this is what people, even relatively centrist people, came away with from that whole ordeal.

I guess it shouldn’t.  The media sure spun it that way really hard.

Sticks in my craw.

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The Bludgeon of the Racism Charge

Not two days after CS1950’s victory on the Mizzou campus, the president of the Missouri Student’s Association posted on facebook that there was a sighting of the KKK on campus, and that he was working with the MUPD and the National Guard over it. Which he, the MUPD, and the National Guard all knew wasn’t true. So he had to apologize for spreading misinformation over social media. This probably happened because his community organizer handlers were distracted by the Melissa Click video … and I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that Ms. Click herself was one of his handlers. But apparently someone caught wind of it and got him to walk it back quickly.

payton fb postThis is the same black student association president at a University he claims has systemic racism and previously posted to facebook that had a truck full of white boys yell racial slurs at him. Lack of response to complaints about this was what got the ball rolling to get the President of the University to resign.

When I had (previous to his false KKK post) suggested to a CS1950 sympathizer that this might have been made up, what I got back was that I was blaming the victim. What was important to him was that I even entertained the allegation. That was an “attack”. It didn’t matter to him if the allegation was true or not. I was “attacking”. And that, in his mind, probably means he sees me as racist now.  It’s a religious axiom of Leftolicism.

It’s that kind of short-circuiting of any critical thought that makes political correctness so dangerous, and so useful to the political left through their community organized network of institutions. We can’t ever solve race problems, because we’re not even allowed to talk about it. When they say they want a dialogue — they’re lying. What they want is a monologue. With them talking, and you required to listen and answer questions “correctly” afterward.

“We demand that the University of Missouri creates and enforces comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum throughout all campus departments and units, mandatory for all students, faculty, staff, and administration. This curriculum must be vetted, maintained, and overseen by a board comprised of students, staff, and faculty of color.”

The more I think about the whole thing, the more I think that this campaign wasn’t really about racism on campus. A couple of complaints about alleged racial slurs and a dubious poo swastika (update: poostika was real.) I doubt that’s enough to draw the kind of organizing firepower that was brought to bear here. It probably was about another sacred cow of the Left … abortion … or, sorry, they would call it “women’s health”. You see, after the Planned Parenthood videos caused such a stir, the University cut ties with Planned Parenthood, no longer providing them an official backup medical facility that PP must legally have to operate. I think this is what got it started. It would almost certainly have pissed off the radical Melissa Click.

This is probably what drew the ire of the community organizing community. If I were to guess at a likely scenario, community organizers involved with Planned Parenthood decided the University must be taught a lesson, and they got Click and other faculty members and the MSA president involved and hatched a campaign which capitalized on the fallout from Ferguson.

Since the PP controversy does cross political lines it was probably too politically dangerous and likely ineffective to go after scalps using that as an issue. So they picked another, more effective bludgeon, the nuclear bomb of issues — racism. Never let a good crisis go to waste. This is how they work. Don’t believe me, read their own bible, Rules for Radicals. This *is* what they do. Remember when we all scratched our heads wondering what the hell a community organizer was back in ’08? If you don’t know, read the book. It is eye-opening. (Also, ask yourself who pays a community organizer? Not the government. Though these groups do manage to get government money and they’re pissed when you take it from them — the government is not the organizer of community organizers.)

Now here’s how this particular campaign worked. Everyone knows racism exists. (It exists in every country, in every culture – and always has). Virtually nobody in America supports racist behavior. Therefore, it is really non-controversial. But they pretend it is – and anyone who dares criticize them is immediately put on “the other” side. You’re a racist if you are not with us. Ironically it is a testament to the high level of intolerance to racism in this country that this tactic works. You will get massive sympathy and support. Since there ARE racists you can probably find some incident to highlight (or you can even make one up since you can shame any one who questions you) and then subject people to criticism for not responding to it at whatever arbitrary level of condemnation or action you want. No matter what they do, you can claim it is not enough — for what could possibly be worse than racism? It’s the third rail. It’s treated as socially worse than murder. That sounds ridiculous to a serious thinker, but political correctness doesn’t use serious thinkers. It uses the desire for unserious thinkers to wrap themselves in the PC Cloak of Immunity against being considered racist by ceding all intellectual ground on the subject to those using it as a weapon – thereby neutralizing any serious thinkers who dare to speak up about any problems with what you’re doing.

They got their scalps and damaged the University’s credibility, ability to recruit (especially the very people they demand the University work harder to recruit). Mission accomplished.

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Community Organizing in Columbia, MO

Back in 1985 or 86, I – a white, straight male – (unless someone wants to categorize me as a WOP, a Kraut, or a Mackerel Snapper) was walking alone on campus on a Friday or Saturday evening.  Carload of girls cruised by.  A few of them leaned out the window as they all yelled “LOSER!!!!” at me for reasons that aren’t clear to me.

I wasn’t exactly the most self-assured young man.  I’m not gonna lie.  It didn’t feel good.  Hurt, really.  But in the end, it was just a bunch of asshollettes in a car who didn’t know a thing about me but what I looked like, or perhaps that I was walking alone on a Saturday night … or both.

Point being, the world has an abundant supply of assholes and asshollettes.

Always has.

Always will.

I was talking to some people about what just happened on the University of Missouri campus.  And more than one of them seemed to be of the opinion that as long as there’s racism, that means we tolerate it.  I remember a similar discussion on the web about rape recently … when it was pointed out that it was acceptable in some cultures, even sanctioned … to rape women of other religions or cultures especially if they are not living up to those men’s cultural standards for women.  It was pointed out that rape happens here (implying we’re just as bad), — the attitude again was that if it happens here, we must be tolerating it.

Which, of course, is absolutely ridiculous.

One wouldn’t say we tolerate murder.  And yet murder still happens here.

The existence of sociopaths in a society doesn’t mean the society is ill.  The fact that we can identify sociopathic behavior in and of itself means that it is not normal and discouraged.

Now it is alleged that Mizzou’s MSA president … who happens to be black… let’s just stop right there for a minute and let it sink in.  This University … where racism is allegedly pervasive … the Student Association President is black.  Oh.  And gay as well.

But back on topic here.  He alleges that a truck full of white students drove by and shouted racial slurs at him.  I’m not saying it didn’t happen.  See the above personal experience I had.  There are assholes in this world.  But when you get down to the facts here, we don’t know who they were.  We don’t know if they were students.  We don’t even know it really happened, either — again, not saying it didn’t — but that possibility cannot be ignored in any complete assessment of the situation especially considering the numerous fake hate crimes we’ve seen over the years.  Many times perpetrated by activists who don’t feel they’re getting enough attention.

I’ve mentioned before that I read Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to get an insight into how leftist activism works.  And I got it in spades.

What we just saw here was textbook Alinsky.  Which means this was most likely not a spontaneous reaction by students to a facebook post about a racial slur.

The timeline of events shows there was allegedly a swastika drawn with poo in a dorm bathroom which kicked it off around Sep 14. (Earlier in the year a swastika was actually found scrawled on the wall of another dorm in charcoal.  That kid was expelled and arrested for vandalism). Then there was the truckload of racial slurs.  Followed by another allegation that a drunk student yelled a racial slur as he was passing by a Legion of Black Collegians preparing for a homecoming play.  Then during the homecoming parade, a group calling themselves Concerned Students 1950 blocked the President of the University’s car, claiming that Mr. Wolfe “allowed” his driver to “hit” one of the protesters.  Then a student, affiliated with BlackLivesMatter, decided that he’d go on a hunger strike until Wolfe resigned. Then the big coup for the activists was getting a good chunk of the football team to boycott practices and their games in support of the hunger striker.  Which made it national news.  Which was the goal all along.  And that precipitated Wolfe’s resignation … a big scalp which amplified the story.

Poo swastika.  Very Alinsky.  The inventor of the Fart-In.  Not saying this is what the poopstika was, but personally, I think it’s a better explanation than a person using his own poo (or anyone else’s for that matter) to threaten Jews rather than using a sharpie or spray paint.

From an Alinsky interview in Playboy:

“Another idea I had that almost came to fruition was directed at the Rochester Philharmonic, which was the establishment’s — and Kodak’s — cultural jewel. I suggested we pick a night when the music would be relatively quiet and buy 100 seats. The 100 blacks scheduled to attend the concert would then be treated to a preshow banquet in the community consisting of nothing but huge portions of baked beans. Can you imagine the inevitable consequences within the symphony hall? The concert would be over before the first movement — another Freudian slip — and Rochester would be immortalized as the site of the world’s first fart-in.

PLAYBOY: Aren’t such tactics a bit juvenile and frivolous?

ALINSKY: I’d call them absurd rather than juvenile. But isn’t much of life kind of a theater of the absurd? As far as being frivolous is concerned, I say if a tactic works, it’s not frivolous. Let’s take a closer look at this particular tactic and see what purposes it serves — apart from being fun.

First of all, the fart-in would be completely outside the city fathers’ experience. Demonstrations, confrontations and picketings they’d learned to cope with, but never in their wildest dreams could they envision a flatulent blitzkrieg on their sacred symphony orchestra. It would throw them into complete disarray. Second, the action would make a mockery of the law, because although you could be arrested for throwing a stink bomb, there’s no law on the books against natural bodily functions. Can you imagine a guy being tried in court on charges of first-degree farting? The cops would be paralyzed. Third, when the news got around, everybody who heard it would break out laughing, and the Rochester Philharmonic and the establishment it represents would be rendered totally ridiculous. A fourth benefit of the tactic is that it’s psychically as well as physically satisfying to the participants. What oppressed person doesn’t want, literally or figuratively, to shit on his oppressors? Here was the closest chance they’d have. Such tactics aren’t just cute; they can be useful in driving your opponent up the wall. Very often the most ridiculous tactic can prove the most effective.

As for the Wolfe car “hitting” a protester, watch this video from Monday of CS1950 by Mark Schierbecker and imagine how that probably went down.

UPDATE: You don’t have to imagine it, here’s THAT video:

Alinsky #4 – the Decent Human Being Trip-Up Rule

 “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

Arguably, this is what tripped Wolfe up the most.  This combined with not understanding that he was the symbolic target of a coordinated attack.  I seriously doubt he saw this coming until it was too late.

But the timing of all of this seems a little bit like a full-court-press that started in mid September.  The racial slurs.  I do not doubt they happen.  Assholes, remember?  Did they actually happen, conveniently during this short timeframe?  Maybe.  There’s no way it can be proven, though.  And during all of this (Aug 7), the same group protested the Thomas Jefferson statue on campus (Jefferson’s first tombstone is also on campus), calling for its removal.  And after watching the video it is very clear the people were well coordinated and well-trained and/or coached.  With at least two professors (Richard Callahan & Melissa Click — both white) clearly in the organizational forefront.

Alinsky #8

“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

And the timeline was pretty condensed … a couple of months.

Alinsky #7

“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)

Community organizing was behind this.  This is an extension of BlackLivesMatter, which was very organized by the Community Organizing Community.  This was a manufactured crisis.

Wolfe was just a scalp. He was the chosen target.

Alinsky #12

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. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

Of course, the coup de gras was the football players strike, which was likely precipitated by the hunger strike.

Alinsky #1

“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)

The campus chancellor is also stepping down. He was not well-liked by the faculty, especially the more radical ones. And radical ones were involved in this whole operation, there is no doubt — watch that video again … there are two faculty members, one of which was calling for “muscle” in the end to remove the student photojournalism photographer from the venue.  Yeah, Melissa Click’s PhD dissertation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst was about the “commodification of femininity, affluence and whiteness in the Martha Stewart phenomenon.”

If I were looking for an ACORN-ish connection, I think I’d start with Melissa Click.  You know, if I were some sort of investigative journalist interested in the larger story.  Like maybe Sharyl Atkisson?

I know from experience that pressure is high to recruit and retain minority students and faculty — and that this is difficult for various social and economic reasons.  Demand is high.  Response is frustratingly low.  If anything, University campuses, including the University of Missouri, bend over backward to recruit and retain.  American College campuses are the absolute safest places on the planet for minorities, and the University of Missouri is certainly no exception.

But the University’s president, nor its chancellor, can eliminate every anonymous asshole, and — if they happen to be phantom assholes made up by zealous activists, they have zero chance of catching them.

And the only thing we can do about the inevitable assholes, just like the inevitable murderers — is to catch them and punish them as fits the crime.

In the case of the hurler of racial insults, a mere loss of anonymity would probably suffice.  Inappropriate use of free speech may not get you shunned if you hurl insults at a white boy from the country.  But especially on a college campus, the social cost of being a known racial slur-er would be very high.

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Sorry to be so Blunt

But not really.

Sigh:

Feds: Palatine district discriminated against transgender student by barring her from girls’ locker room

In our culture, in pretty much every culture, we separate public toilet facilities and locker rooms especially where multiple people can use the room at the same time — to facilities for males and for females.

Now there are family facilities where a man can take his female children or a woman can take her male children these days – and that’s fine as long as we, as a people get to decide what behavior is acceptable and what is not.

There are two separate facilities in schools.  And apparently some people have a  problem with how we label them because it’s not how a very few people label themselves.   So… to clear this up….

it’s not the men’s room from now on.  It’s the “People With Dicks” Room.  And the ladies room is no longer the ladies room.  It’s the “People Without Dicks” Room.   Clear enough?  That way we’re discriminating specifically on anatomy, the way we intended, not on your “chosen gender identity” (because with “gender fluid”, who the hell knows if you’ll walk into the ladies room a lady and suddenly find yourself in the wrong place because you’ve flipped right then and there?  Oh, the trauma!)

You few hermaphrodites out there, go in the one your assignment matches.   If you haven’t been assigned, go ahead and take your pick — but if you’re not wearing something relatively feminine I would suggest the People With Dicks Room where you’ll cause the least consternation.

Life’s not fair.  Deal with it.

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Yup. You, Racist

Saw someone post this on HKB (as Morgan calls facebook, the “Hello Kitty of Bloggin'”) … yet another white person self-flogging in an effort to garner favor from those who constantly demand self-flogging for a fleeting moment of favor.  Until they throw you right back into your race box and demand another round.

It never ends.

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So to sum up, even though some individual whites might not be not racist, it’s a racist system. And I’m going to go ahead and slap a race label on that “white” system.  Also, white people have zero authority on the subject, so they need to shut up. Therefore … we must institute solutions approved by black activists.  White people who agree with the black activists can speak as long as they defer to the black activists in the end. Sit in the back of the bus, if you will. And black people who disagree with the black activists aren’t really black, so they must shut up too.

Because, you know, we can’t judge people by the color of their skin, right?

We know it’s a racist system because neighborhoods are segregated. When white people move out of neighborhoods it’s because they can, because “the system”. When black people move out of neighborhoods it’s because they’re not really black. You know, they’re “acting white”.

Because, you know, race determines behavior, right?

What he’s saying is there’s nothing any white person can do to appease it.  It’s so bad, it’s not even worth talking to “them” about it.  Why is that?  So I’ll always have a club with which to beat them and control them?  Apparently to be truly black, you must at least resent, if not hate – white people.  Because racism.  Irony, identity politics is thy name.
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If you ask me, the racists are the people who make absolutely everything about race.  The people who cannot stop talking about anything without putting it in terms of race.  Those people.

It’s “the system”.  So “tear it down”.  Perpetually.  If it sounds familiar, it’s because the black activists, like the gay activists, and pretty much all of the identity politics activists have all been co-opted by the community organizers, who are at their core revolutionary (or, as they like to put it, “fundamentally transforming”) Marxists.  They’ll use you as long as you serve their purpose, which is tearing “the system” down.

sharptonjacksonWe’ve had 50 years of affirmative action. 50 years of government-mandated, preferential treatment – which intentionally ignores merit and rewards race. Not Asians, Arabs, or Hispanics, for the most part. I guess because they’re all really “white”. Or they act “white”. Like the Uncle Toms.

And what is the result? Blacks and whites still self-segregate, mainly along these cultural lines. If you’re not angry at whites, you’re not really black. If you’re responsible and polite and you try to integrate into American society like pretty much every other ethnic group which has come here has done … you’re not really black. As it turns out, the only things that make you black in the black activists’ mind is anger at white people and a self-destructive victimhood attitude. As ye sow so shall ye reap.

People get treated badly by different people for lots of different stupid reasons.

Yup, there are some real assholes out there who are racist. And they come in every skintone. All over the country. All over the world. You have your Spike Lee’s who stare daggers at mixed couples. How dare they? It counters the hate narrative, which must be preserved. Or your Marion Barry’s who see Asians coming over, working hard, being polite and responsible and doing well and saying “We got to do something about these Asians coming and opening up businesses and dirty shops. They ought to go.”

Or Mary Frances Berry, former chairwoman of the US Commission on Civil Rights “Civil rights laws were not passed to protect the rights of white men and do not apply to them.”

Or you have the backward asshole who sees a black man and assumes he reflects the culture that is projected and “celebrated” as “black” culture when … he’s just an American with dark brown skin.

No, to be an American basically means to believe this:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Pretty much everything else flows from that. There’s no right to be liked no matter how you behave. If we don’t have the right to judge behavior, then there is no basis for any laws at all. Behave like an American, be treated like one. A generation of that attitude will do far more than 50 years of being handed a free victim grudge token to be redeemed by you and your prodigy forever.

It never ends.  So someone must be benefiting from this attitude.  And it’s not regular white and black folk.  It’s the race hustlers.

I know. “Thanks for white-splaining that to me.”

Know what? You’re welcomed.

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