The protests over social justice have, for some time now, turned to riots that have little or nothing to do with equality. We see that more and more. Rioters have attacked federal buildings, random businesses, police stations and police officers and looted in the very underprivileged neighborhoods that they were supposedly trying to support. This weekend, they found a new target: Bibles.
A video posted to Twitter on Saturday shows rioters in Portland holding Black Lives Matter signs tossing Bibles into a fire. Bystanders stood and watched as the flames burned the stack of the books.
There was a time that ‘radicals’ protested against book burning. Of course, when they are the ones choosing to burn the books, it’s different apparently. And one can’t help but notice which book they deemed most offensive and chose to burn.
Last month, a New York Times editorial page editor was forced to resign because (gasp) he actually ran an editorial from a conservative US Senator, Tom Cotton.
In the latest incident, staff editor and writer Bari Weiss announced her resignation earlier this week, decrying the newspaper’s workplace culture as “hostile” toward staffers who hold anything other than far left ideologies. Continue reading “New York Times Against Free Speech (Again)”
Colin Kaepernick this weekend called Independence Day a “celebration of white supremacy” and ‘rejects’ it. Ok, so…I guess no hot dogs and apple pie for Kaepernick then? Continue reading “Colin Kaepernick Doesn’t Like July 4–How Surprising”
Minneapolis City Council advanced a plan to abolish the police force. Yet three Council Members spent $63,000 on private security over the past three weeks. Council members are receiving special protection while residents are left high and dry.
It’s hard to talk about issues in the context of very emotional times. And the death of George Floyd, caught on video, has certainly highlighted a long-standing issue and raised strong feelings in the country.
However, one underlying theme has become concerning. It is a difficult to talk about and deal with issues of tolerance of dissent, more so when it may involve topics and opinions that many may find repulsive. But an intelligent society can’t survive if it allows itself to be driven solely by passions of the moment, even if the roots of those passions are justified. Continue reading “On Censorship and Intolerance”
In the news today comes a story about NBC trying to silence its competition.
NBC was proud of itself yesterday, and reported that it had gotten Google to ban ads from the conservative media outlet The Federalist, and one other media outlet for what NBC claimed was ‘hate speech’. Continue reading “Killing Two Birds With One Stone-Censorship And Eliminating Competition”
It is the height of hypocrisy when we vigorously oppose racism in one form but don’t oppose it in all forms. But in our world, seemingly dominated as it is by political partisanship and personal self-interest, there is one time when it’s acceptable, when making racial comments is overlooked. And that’s when you are attacking conservatives. Continue reading “When Racism Seems To Be Acceptable”
We should be concerned, very concerned.
We should be concerned that no one seems to speak up in outrage at certain things. But only certain things. When we see outrage and heinous acts, such as what happened to George Floyd, we somehow seem to assume we have to turn a blind eye to anything that is done (or claims to be done) in response to that. Why is that? Why do we have to check our brains? By doing so, we implicitly say that these things are OK. I offer that is wrong. Wrong and is just as outrageous and to not say so implies hypocrisy at its height. Here is the example that spun me up:
In Seattle, far-left radicals have declared an autonomous country and have taken up arms to enforce it (apparently, the gun free zone declarations there don’t really work anymore, but I digress)
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Continue reading “We Have Gone Too Far in What We Tolerate”
ESPN Basketball writer Chris Palmer (twitter @ChrisPalmerNBA) has a good reason to protest these days, as do many of us. He doesn’t have a good reason to be a hypocritical moron, or to incite criminal violence. Continue reading “ESPN Writer Says To “Burn it all down” And Then Changes Mind”
That seems to be the motto of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Though Michigan has eased a few restrictions, late last week Gov. Whitmer extended the state’s lock down guidelines through at least the middle of next month. During the announcement, she also reminded people against any non-essential travel.
Roughly 150 miles away, a dock owner was preparing for the holiday weekend and for residents to get outdoors on their boats, which had recently been allowed. As you can imagine, he was working feverishly as the combination of a long weekend and an easing of some of the lock down restrictions had many people ready to get out on their boats. And that included one gentleman who, when told that he would have to wait until the dock owner got to him because of the many people ahead of him, became irate.
The boat owner, Marc Mallory, pulled his ace card. “I am the husband of the Governor”, he told the dock master and insisted that his boat be ready to go when he wanted it.
It seems that either Gov. Whitmer and her family think of boating as ‘essential travel’ or she’s a hypocrite. You may decide for yourself.
The Majority Leader of the Michigan Senate, Mike Shirkey, posted on social media about the incident but deleted his post after he got a call from the Governor’s office, assuring him that the incident did not actually happen.
Yet, Governor Whitmer later held a press conference and said that the incident did happen but that her husband was making a joke. And then she went on to ask for compassion and understanding.
Understanding that her family thought her rules were for everyone but them?