Socialists Don’t Really Believe What They Say (Continued)

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.”

Robinson has not commented publicly.

Dumbest Thing You’ve Heard All Day

If you thought you were having a crazy day, this will probably top whatever you’ve got.

New York City Mayor “Sandanista Bill” de Blasio has a unique approach to battling crime, even among other radicals.

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Despite What Some Would Say, The Olympics Actually Show The Best Of The United States

The Olympics ended three days ago.  It was a different event this year. It had been delayed by a year due to the covid pandemic and spectators were not allowed to attend this year, for the same reason.

One other reason that the Tokyo Olympics were controversial even before the Games started was because of announced and planned protests by athletes. Most vocal was the US Women’s Soccer Team and US Women’s Hammer Thrower Gwen Berry, who placed third at the US Olympic trials and said that she was “pissed” that the national anthem was played while she and other athletes were on the podium at the Olympic trials because she is not going to represent her country, but to represent all the people that it has oppressed.

While several athletes decided that the Olympics was the place to protest and call out the bad things of the country they were representing, there was another side.  A side that showed exactly why the United States can be proud and show that no matter what your demographic identity, you could be proud of your country and what it actually represents.

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Corporate Hypocrisy

Some companies with ‘Woke’, politically correct leaders are increasingly jumping into the world of politics.

Such is the case with Coca-Cola, a Georgia company who came out strongly against Georgia’s election integrity laws, saying they suppressed voting rights.

Yet Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Beijing Olympics in China where more than a million people have been forcibly relocated to work camps.

So the conclusion we can draw is that, to Coca-Cola, having to provide a picture ID to vote is of more concern than forcing minorities from their homes and shipping them off to camps to work for the government.

New Zealand Announces Transgender Olympian

New Zealand just announced their upcoming Olympic team and, for the first time will have a transgender athlete. In this particular case, a member of the women’s weightlifting team will be transgender.

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The Danger Of Cartoons And Fairy Tales

This year we have been able to address some of the critical issues facing the country. Disney has put a warning label on the Muppets because of ‘offensive content’ and restricted the Muppets to adult accounts on its streaming service, for example. And we were able to get Pepe Le Pew banned for sexual harassment.

Yet, there is much work left to be done and fortunately, we have the cartoon and fairy tale police on the job.  Disney Land in California has been especially hard hit because of lockdowns there over the last year. As they began to reopen, a ride featuring Snow White has come under fire because part of the ride shows a clip from the movie where Prince Charming kisses Snow White while she is asleep, and so therefore unable to give consent to being kissed.  (Of course, she would never come out of the coma unless Prince Charming did kiss her…oh, the tough choices we have)!

Yet, the woke/politically correct fairy tale police are slacking a bit. They have not yet even addressed the problem about her name: Sleeping Beauty. Who is to say she is a “beauty” and, after all, isn’t that body shaming? And it could ruin the self-esteem of all the other fairy tale characters.

With a world-wide pandemic, a struggling economy, Iran promising to build nuclear weapons and China threatening anyone within earshot, it’s good to know that at least we are making progress in eliminating the bad influences of cartoons, puppets and fairy tales.

And with all those bad children’s characters and influences gone, we can be proud that our rates of violent crime and sexual assaults have fallen since those terrible things were on TV and read as bedtime stories,   ….oh, um, wait….

Police Accountability and Reasoned Discourse

Late yesterday, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd.

By now, we probably have all seen the video footage of Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground by putting his knee on his neck. For anyone who has, it was hard not to conclude that then police officer Chauvin used excessive force and murdered George Floyd.

Yesterday, the system worked and held that police officer accountable for his actions. Though it should have been pretty clear to any objective observer what happened, every person has a right to a trial and to make their case. Chauvin did that and the justice system held him to account.

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The Intellectual Dishonesty of Rob Manfred and MLB

There has been much controversy about an election law recently passed in the state of Georgia. The law’s provisions include such things as a requirement for a photo ID to vote in person, tightening validation provisions around mail-in ballots, and a provision that most of us would not think of but which forbids passing out food and drinks to people standing in line to vote.

Liberal politicians have screamed charges of racism and voter suppression. Corporations such as Delta Airlines have joined in and Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that they are moving this year’s All-Star game out of Atlanta because of the outrage. Yesterday, Manfred announced that the game would be held in Denver, presumably because Colorado was much less ‘racist’ than Georgia in how it handled election. Yet, the actual reality is quite interesting, as is the intellectual integrity of Manfred and MLB.

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Dumbest Thing You’ve Heard All Day…Or Maybe Ever

On Tuesday, CNN reporter Devan Cole made a statement that may be one of the dumbest things you have heard lately…or ever.

In a ‘news story’ about transgender teens in sports, Cole said “​It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth.” Really. Not only did a person actually say that, but someone who supposedly has a college degree but somehow missed the whole part about the birds and the bees and the X and Y chromosomes.

May we just say that however many pennies he draws in salary each year, is roughly 100 percent more than his abilities are worth. And we should add that CNN has now lost what little credibility they had left.