The Washington Post published an editorial calling for a name change at George Washington University, because of their outrage over George Washington and the racist connotations of naming anything after him.
I had to look again, but it does appear that the editorial did, in fact, come from a newspaper named the “Washington Post”.
Support and Celebrate Women, But Only Certain Women
Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro announced Thursday that the Navy will be naming a ship after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the second woman in history to serve on the US Supreme Court.
Why is a ship being named after the second woman named to the Supreme Court and not the first woman named to the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor? Could it be that Justice O’Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan? Could it be that liberals just do not believe that conservatives, and certainly Republicans, can be in favor of equal opportunities for women? So we should celebrate the woman appointed by President Bill Clinton, instead, even if she came later.
Bias At NBC Becomes Deliberate Deception
Controversy has swirled around athletes who were born male and decide they want to be female and compete against women. Perhaps nowhere has this been more visible than the case of University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, who compete on the Penn male swim team for three years and is now competing on the women’s team. Thomas was not even close to being ranked in the top 100 collegiate swimmers nationally as a man, yet is now regularly setting records and winning an NCAA Championship in the freestyle.
Because ‘women’s rights’ is not as trendy as ‘transgender rights’, the far left has embraced Thomas’ cause despite the obvious setback for women’s sports after years of hard fought progress under Title IX. And, as NBC taught us last week, if that means you have to bend the truth to support your views, then so be it.
In reporting on the NCAA women’s swimming championships, NBC airbrushed pictures of Thomas in order to appear more feminine. The touch ups removed facial lines, skin discoloration and smoothed out Thomas’ Adams Apple. So….they were trying to make Thomas look less like a man and more like a woman? Which, when it boils down to it, is really a tacit admission that there are too many male hormones for Thomas to be competing as a woman.
Last week Stacy Abrams, a Democratic candidate for the Governor of Georgia, suggested that criticism of her for not wearing a mask when she had been vocal in support of mask mandates was possibly racist…because….well, for no good reason other than apparently she couldn’t come up with a good reason for why what she did was different than what she said.
As seems to be happening more often, we saw a similar accusation coming out of San Francisco this week. Three San Francisco School Board members faced a recall election this week, and all three were removed from office with over 70% of the vote. Board President Gabriella Lopez, one of the ousted member, had a ready explanation: it was the work of “white supremacists”.
So, if Lopez is to be believed, over 70% of the people of San Francisco are racist “white supremacists”, even the people of Chinatown where the vote to recall the three members was heaviest.
Just one more example of the radical left’s “You disagree with me, so you have to be a racist” tantrums that they trot out when they can’t come up with anything else. The sad tragedy is not that their intellectual capabilities are so low that they are not able to come up with a good political argument, it is that they do damage to the real instances where racism has to be confronted because it is becoming the proverbial “boy that cried wolf”.
Liberal activist and Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia Stacy Abrams has been very vocal in her criticism of the current Governor for not requiring masks indoors. “Incompetent and immoral” was how she described not mandating masks.
So it would be no surprise that she would be criticized when a picture of Abrams posing for a picture at a campaign stop at a school, with her being the only one in the picture not wearing a mask. The dozens of students, teachers and administrators were all in masks but Abrams mask less. The obvious “do as I say, not as I do” was pretty clear..
But Abrams hit back, saying any criticism about her not wearing a mask in the picture was “pitiful and predictable”. Of course, one can’t help but ask if it was so predictable, then why was she surprised at the response or, better yet, why did she do the opposite of what she says others should do to start with?
Ah, but she wasn’t finished. Abrams, who is Black, went on to imply that the criticism of her hypocrisy was worse because it was during Black History Month. “It is shameful that our opponents are using a Black History Month event….as the impetus for a false political attack.”
So, tell me again what wearing or not wearing a mask have to do with being Black? Well, we know the answer: nothing. But as so many liberals have taken to doing, if you are in a position that you can’t defend or your arguments just don’t seem to make sense, then yell “racist” or “sexist” or if you are really mad, do both. Just say it enough and the subject will change to the terrible “racist, sexist” people instead of you.
Of course this has nothing at all to do with being Black. It has to do with the fact that Abrams said it was “incompetent and immoral” not to require everyone to wear masks but then she doesn’t wear a mask. It seems pretty simple and straightforward. One cannot help but wonder how competent someone is who is not able to see the obvious problem.
That has long been the default argument by those on the extreme left, by those not able to construct an argument to win in the battle of ideas. If you cannot articulate a good argument for what you believe, you resort to name calling and accusations. That has long been human nature, regardless of context.
As it relates to politics, that narrative, along with the overt bias of the media, showed itself this past week as the media explained the sweeping upset Republican victories in Democratic-leaning Virginia.
In certainly what has to be a funnier moment that make you wonder just what she was thinking, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) attended the Met Gala last night. Tickets for the event were reportedly $30,000 or $250,000 for a table. AOC showed up in a custom-made dress that had a message emblazoned on it saying “Tax the Rich”.
Oh, and for good measure, none of the guests at the crowded indoor event were wearing masks.
Nathan J. Robinson (author of Why You Should Be a Socialist) is editor of the socialist magazine, Current Affairs. According to a letter from former employees posted on Twitter, Robinson fired most of the magazine’s staff on Aug. 8 when they asked for more worker involvement.
The former staffers quoted what they said was internal communication from Robinson that said, “I think I should be on top of the org chart, with everyone else selected by me and reporting to me.” According to the open letter, “Yes, we were fired by the editor-in-chief of a socialist magazine for trying to start a worker co-op.”