Sunday, January 29, 2006

More Leftist racism

Every now and again Leftists let slip out what they really think of their clients. Who said this about America's slave era?

"Plantations were terrible places where people were forced into doing certain jobs. But at least they were doing jobs."

A qualified defence of slavery and an "insensitive" comment on the present-day unemployability of many blacks? Of course. But it was said by Democrat strategist and Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Elaine Kamarck .

More here

Racist police chief

The world's most politically-correct police chief has done it again: Sir Ian Blair wondered out loud why the murder of two little girls by a sex-maniac and his girlfriend became such big news in Britain. Could it be that the sex-murder of two little girls was intrinsically newsworthy or that it took a lot of public assistance before the culprits were tracked down? Could it be the horror of a woman assisting with the crime? No way! It was "racism" according to Blair. So the victims were black? No. They were white. It was the fact that they were white that made it big news, according to Blair. If they were black, people would have ignored it, apparently. So the murder of whites is unusual and blacks get murdered all the time? No. There are nearly five times as many whites as blacks murdered in Britain every year.

In other words, Blair is looking for racism under every bed. He sees it everywhere and uses it to explain things that are more obviously explained in other ways. Just on the law of averages alone, it would have been more likely that the most publicly noted kiling would be of a white, because there are so many more whites killed. And in any case, it is not true that only the killing of whites gets a lot of publicity. The killing of Victoria Climbie by her relatives also got a lot of publicity and that little girl was black. Clearly, it is the police chief himself who is race-obsessed, not ordinary Britons. More details here

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Leftism is now badly betraying Jews

The long-entrenched Leftist loyalties of most Jews are badly letting them down now that the Left and the Islamic extremists are cosying up to one-another. Both the Left and the Islamofascists hate America so their alliance is understandable. And the Jew-hatred of the Islamists is increasingly being emulated as "anti-Zionism" among Leftists. But where does that leave mainstream Left-leaning Jews? In denial. They are completely tongue-tied on the matter. As we read:

"Amid pledges from Iran to "wipe Israel off the map" and to hold a conference examining whether the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews is a "myth," America's Holocaust Museum is under fire for its silence about Arab assistance to the Nazis during World War II, and about the intensifying hatred of Jews in the Arab Middle East today. Leading the charge is Holocaust Museum Watch, a national organization formed 18 months ago to spur the museum toward meaningful acknowledgment of Arab anti-Semitism....

But while calls for destroying the Jewish state have been the mainstay of the Arab Middle East for decades, critics say, the Holocaust Museum has not issued any "institutional scream," or even included exhibits or materials about Arab anti-Semitism in the museum's facilities. It has also declined repeated requests to hold conferences or events addressing the issue...

"It's unbelievable," the rabbi of the National Synagogue, Shmuel Herzfeld, told the Sun yesterday. "They won't talk about Egypt, about Syria, about Saudi Arabia - it's like the big elephant in the room."


A lot of German Jews in the 1930s just sat tight and hoped for the best while Hitler rose to power too. When will these kneejerk Leftists ever learn that denial just allows the problem to get worse? But Leftists always have been good at denying reality. They have to be. Reality is so uncomfortable for them. Tyler Cowen explains how painful it is for people to switch sides politically (it means you have admit to being wrong) but when being wrong leads to megadeaths (as it did under Hitler and as it will if Iran gets nukes and attacks Israel) it is gross indeed to persist in your folly. Being modern-day Neville Chamberlains is not clever.


Yes. I DO know that those Jews who DID try to escape Hitler did not have an easy time of it. The failure of the rest of the world to accept Jewish refugees at that time does to a degree make the whole world complicit with the Holocaust. That any modern-day Jews are complicit with the threatened holocaust on Israel staggers me, however.

Free film

"Brainwashing 101" is a provocative look at how universities use tools such as "speech codes" to force political views upon students. The film shines a light on political correctness, academic bias, student censorship--even administrative cover-ups of death threats--at three schools: Bucknell University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly).

View it here

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Anti-Christian fantasies

Of a recently televised Leftist conference we read:

"At one point, a speaker spoke about the need "to save democracy" from the "Christian Right," to which the audience broke out in applause. An associate professor of comparative studies equated the zeal of the "Christian Right" with that of "suicide bombers."


That the historical fountainhead of democracy as we know it today was an intensely Protestant Britain and that the great bulwark of democracy now is the overwhelmingly Christian USA, completely escapes these emptyheads. Such fact-free fantasies are bordering on insanity. And I wonder where all those Christian suicide bombers are? If the speaker had, on the other hand, talked of saving democracy from the atheist Left, he would have had VERY good examples to mention: Soviet Russia, Communist China etc. It must be sad for the Left that they cannot live in the real world.

Offending ordinary people is the Real Aim of Political Correctness

How else can we explain this?

"I moved out of Seattle for many reasons, one being that I was disgusted at how the gay population received enormous preferential treatment... I will give you an example. I worked for the Parks Department for many years. I was told that the City Council has given orders to NOT arrest or charge any of these individuals doing lewd acts, etc., because it would seem like the city were targeting a special group of people. On the other hand, if a straight person or couple was engaged in activities of such nature, they would be fined, arrested, charged".


The old saying, "What's good for the goose is good for the gander" implies that you should be consistent in what you allow. But consistency of principle is a rarity on the Left.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Bratton Tells it Like it is

There is a refreshingly frank interview with L.A. police chief Bratton here. A Canadian journalist is asking how he would fix the spiralling rate of violent crime in Toronto. I am just going to reproduce a few pointed excerpts below:

"Bratton: Tell me, the gang violence that you are experiencing, what is the racial or ethnic background of the gangs?

Journalist: That's a refreshingly blunt question. Some say it may be as high as 80 per cent Jamaican. But no one knows for sure, because people here don't like to talk about that.

Bratton: You need to talk about it. It's all part of the issue. If it's Jamaican gangs that are committing the crimes, well then, go after the Jamaican gangs. And don't be afraid to go after them because they're black. That's the last thing you need to be concerned with.

Journalist: Oh boy, I can see the complaints coming in already. You have to understand the climate here. The major local daily in Toronto, the Toronto Star, says it doesn't believe in "gratuitously" labelling people by ethnic origin.

Bratton: Well, that really helps identify who they are, doesn't it? The next step will be to refuse to allow the police to identify people by their race or ethnic origin. That type of societal consciousness really goes to extremes.

Journalist: I'm sure you heard that Toronto's mayor and our prime minister blame the Boxing Day shooting on you Americans....

Bratton: Mm-hmm, yes. They talked about the problem of guns coming in from the United States. But whose hands are the guns in? You have to look at all sources of the problem. It is a combination of lax gun laws, which certainly contributes to our problem here in the United States, but ultimately the responsibility is on the individual who pulls the trigger....

Journalist: NDP Leader Jack Layton has pointed to "despair" and "poverty" as the root causes of crime.

Bratton: When you put too much emphasis on the idea of poverty being the cause of crime, you're as much as saying that just because you are poor or disadvantaged, you are going to resort to crime to get by. And that's a phenomenally racist and insensitive attitude. The vast majority of people who are poor do not resort to crime".

Germans Ban Wikipedia Site

Access to the German version of Wikipedia has been banned by a German court. But there are of course still ways of gaining access. See here for details. This is of course an intolerable attack on free speech which I am sure all libertarians will do their best to defeat. You can see that the forbidden information which caused the site to be taken down -- the information that the real name of a German/Yugoslav hacker known as "Tron" was in fact Boris Floricic -- cannot be found via a search of the German site but the information IS still freely available on the U.S. site. To do my bit towards spreading the forbidden information, I will repeat the core of it here in my rough German: Hacker Tron heisst im Tatsache Boris Floricic. "Tron" is ein Beiname. Weiter hier. And my comment to the German court concerned: "Heil Hitler"!


A German reader writes as follows:

The info on your site about Tron and the Wikipedia is incorrect. The full name was never banned from the German site but the German Wikipedia association was forbidden to redirect to for a few days. The name is still mentioned on . The German sentence you have in your entry should be "Hacker Tron hei~t mit b_rgerlichem Namen Boris Floricic. Tron ist nur ein Pseudonym."

And if you want to be taken seriously then you should probably not comment on the whole issue with "Heil Hitler!". The ban was never a permanent thing and the court has still to decide about the whole issue.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Discrimination against Latinos

Below is an excerpt from an article that implies that the U.S. government discriminates against Hispanics in its hiring decisions. It in fact PROVES that the U.S. government discriminates against Hispanics in its hiring decisions.

"Hispanics are underrepresented at all levels of the U.S. government despite the fact that they constitute the nation's largest and most rapidly growing minority, two Latino defense groups said last week. The organizations - the National Puerto Rican Coalition and the Coalition for Fairness for Hispanics in Government - have urged federal authorities to make "great efforts" to hire more Latinos.... Hispanics, who number more than 40 million in the United States - or slightly more than 13 percent of the population - only comprise 7 percent of federal government employees, according to statistics compiled by the two coalitions.... The Post said that several official reports show that the relatively low numbers of Hispanics in federal positions is a longstanding phenomenon, despite presidential directives, job programs and recruitment drives that have sought to do more to incorporate them into the federal workforce.


But WHY does the U.S. government discriminate against Hispanics in its hiring decisions? That is rather glided over in the article. Surely the U.S. government SHOULD discriminate against job applicants who cannot speak English and who have minimal education? Or else why do so many people spend four years getting college degrees? Not all Hispancs are poorly educated and inarticulate in English but many ARE in that category. It seems to me that the above statistics show that the U.S. government is doing exactly what it should be doing in selecting government employees.

Insensitive News Syndicate

Some readers here might find the Insensitive News Syndicate amusing. They are a satirical site so I am not quite sure whose side they are on but they give me a laugh. One excerpt:

Large Black Man Runs By; Thousands of Whites Terrified

"During an away game against the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks forward Antonio Davis enters the stands, as the thosands of white people in attendance with good seats clutched thier purses and screamed for security...."

Thursday, January 19, 2006

We Reach into College English Classes too

I am delighted to report that this site is helping to educate America's young people in a way that the official education system would never do. A college English student has just sent me a copy of an essay that she handed in as part of her coursework. She was inspired by what she read on this blog. It is some evidence that the mind-control attempted by the Left-dominated U.S. educational system will never completely succeed. I have reproduced the essay here

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Double Standard

I want my home town of Brisbane to be a milk-white city again. It's time for us to come together and rebuild Brisbane -- the city that should be an Anglo-Saxon Brisbane. My city will be a majority Anglo-Saxon city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have Brisbane any other way. It wouldn't be Brisbane.

The above sentences would be shrilly condemned from all sides if people thought I meant them seriously. But some silly spin on what was meant by "chocolate" was about all we got from the Left as a response to the following report:

"Nagin promised that New Orleans will be a "chocolate" city again. Many of the city's black neighborhoods were heavily damaged by Katrina. "It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans - the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," the mayor said. "This city will be a majority African-American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."

Is anybody going to sanction Nagin for making me feel "uncomfortable" about visiting New Orleans?

Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Incorrect Colonel

After I read the following, I decided to eat at KFC tonight:

"Pamela Anderson is leading a charge to remove a bust of KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders from the state Capitol. The actress called the Kentucky native's likeness "a monument to cruelty" to chickens in a statement issued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the animal rights group. The statement did little to ruffle feathers in Gov. Ernie Fletcher's office. "Colonel Sanders was one of Kentucky's most distinguished citizens, a great entrepreneur and a fine charitable man of faith"


Human beings are omnivores. We have evolved to eat both meat and plant products. If the PETAnuts want to risk their health with an abnormal diet, that is their privilege -- but trying to force their weird value system on the rest of us is sheer arrogance and insolence.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Scottish Dress Wins!

I reported here On Dec. 24th. that an arrogant school principal had banned a young guy with Scottish origins from wearing the kilt at a school dance. I remarked at the time that Muslim garb would no doubt have been OK. We now read:

"It appears a great kilt debate in southeast Missouri has come to a close. After being told to change out of a kilt at a school dance this fall, Jackson High School senior Nathan Warmack received an apology during a school board meeting Monday night. It came with a promise from the district's superintendent to train staff in properly interpreting the school's dress code".


Now he is going to wear Highland dress to the Prom! He will be the cynosure of all eyes. As a wearer of Highland dress myself on occasions, I know what an unfair advantage it gives one.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

This image is offensive?

Yes. It is a type of apple pie. It had to come: Even Mom's apple pies can be offensive. The British blogger who found this out says that he was told to remove the above image from a site because: "it might cause offense/discomfort/upset to people with eating disorders/difficulties/distress/issues"

I will leave comments on such lunacy to readers.

More here

"Emotive" Words Banned for Australian Government Employees

The latest trick seems to be to label plain speech as "emotive" (Shock! Horror!). We read:

"Federal public servants will be told not to use emotive terms such as "eavesdropping", "propaganda" and "racial tensions" on government websites. The Thesaurus of Australian Government Subjects is aimed at providing public servants with a "broader vocabulary" of alternative and emotionless terms. Suggestions in the 175-page document, to be released this month, include:

* Surveillance should be used instead of "eavesdropping".
* Propaganda should instead be "communication" or "advertising".
* Racial tensions should be limited to "race relations".


Perhaps I have an excessively vivid imagination but I can imagine some quite pleasant race relations -- relations that certainly do not equate with racial tensions. And what government would not prefer to have its propaganda viewed as "communication" anyway? And I have always wondered about dropping eaves. They sound rather too heavy to drop.

U.S. Sailors now to become Girl Guides

To "swear like a drunken sailor" is an old simile. Sailors have always sworn and used crude language. I you were cooped up in an iron box for months on end you probably would too. But no more! We read:

"The U.S. Naval Academy has ordered a court-martial for a faculty member who made a "crude" remark in the presence of female midshipmen, even though an investigating officer recommended only administrative action. The three criminal charges against Lt. Bryan D. Black come as the Annapolis school's superintendent, Vice Adm. Rodney P. Rempt, has announced a "zero-tolerance" campaign to rid the campus of sexual harassment. Lt. Black says he is being unfairly prosecuted as a "poster child" for Adm. Rempt's campaign. The academy filed criminal charges days after the school's board of visitors criticized Adm. Rempt after a Defense Department sexual harassment task force scolded the school....

The incident occurred last August during an oceanographic cruise in the Chesapeake Bay. Lt. Black served as safety officer on what is called a yard patrol craft. The charging document states that Lt. Black made "a crude remark" in the presence of a female midshipman, Samantha Foxton, about how a battleship sexually arouses him. He suggested how it might arouse her."


If America wants a navy with Girl Guide types as sailors, I guess it is going to get one. I can think of better selection criteria however -- ones that sought men on the basis of their ability to handle the rigors of war, for instance.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

"Coconut" Incorrect

I must confess that this one gave me a bit of a laugh. Apparently "coconut" is now a term of abuse. I live and learn. My enlightenment came from the uproar (see here) about an American black calling a Caribbean black a "dumb coconut who probably don't have a green card." I may have got it wrong and it was not the coconut part that was offensive but who knows for sure about these things? I think it is clear however that we should all be careful not to call ANYBODY a coconut from now on.

I am a bit careless about keeping my hair at any given length so when I suddenly conclude that it is too long and get it cut back to a good old-fashioned "short back and sides", it tends to come as a bit of a shock to people who know me and people who don't like the result not uncommonly tell me that I look like a coconut! That bothers me not the slightest, of course. They are probably right. But from now on I will sadly have to tell them to watch their words.


Aha! Now I get it: A coconut is brown on the outside and white on the inside

Sunday, January 01, 2006

A Harmless Joke Attacked Again

Press excerpt:

"The CEO of MPC Computers apologized to Boston College defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka on Thursday for making fun of his name during a banquet before the Eagles' bowl game against Boise State. At a banquet Monday night before the MPC Computers Bowl between the Eagles and Boise State, Mike Adkins read a list of the top 10 things Boise and Boston have in common, including, "No one in either city can properly pronounce Mathias Kiwanuka." Adkins mispronounced Kiwanuka's name in the punchline and some Boston College players said later they found the joke insulting and disrespectful".


The unpronounceable one was black, of course. People as old as I am sometimes make jokes about my name (it is the same name as that of a famous "crooner" of yesteryear) but I treat that as the harmless banter that it is. But you mustn't say anything jocular about black people of course. You must treat them like children, not as equals -- or so it seems.