"Oho!" said the pot to the kettle;
"You are dirty and ugly and black!
Sure no one would think you were metal,
Except when you're given a crack."
"Not so! not so!" kettle said to the pot;
"'Tis your own dirty image you see;
For I am so clean – without blemish or blot –
That your blackness is mirrored in me."
200,000 to 1,000,000 slaughtered after surrender
If you keep lecturing them that “race is a social construct” but that “racism” is everywhere, not only will they blindly swallow such self-contradictory idiocy, they’ll call you stupid for not dutifully playing along.
Such self-replicating slogans are not eternal truths, because the truth is required to be logically consistent. They are more like Zen koans—self-contradictory and designed to free you from logic’s oppressive shackles. They are the theoretical version of one hand clapping.
And so it goes with another meme that has become disturbingly prevalent of late—this warped, crippled idea that there’s some innate schism between “free speech” and “hate speech” and that the terms are mutually exclusive.
“Hate Speech” is Not the Same as “Free Speech” blares the idiotic headline from Daily Kos, blithely trouncing upon the very meaning of the word “free.”
We have alleged First Amendment specialists falsely claiming that “hate speech” is “unprotected by the Constitution,” even though the words “hate” and “hatred” are nowhere to be found in that document.
And thus it is absolutely no coincidence that the first proponents of curbing “hate speech” came from totalitarian communist regimes in the wake of WWII.
“The states where criticism of totalitarian ideology was prohibited were the ones that internationalized hate-speech laws,” writes Jacob Mchangama in a fascinating overview called “The Sordid Origin of Hate-Speech Laws”:
The [UN] voting record reveals the startling fact that the internationalization of hate-speech prohibitions in human rights law owes its existence to a number of states where both criticisms of the prevalent totalitarian ideology as well as advocacy for democracy were strictly prohibited.
and what am I? CHOPPED LIVER? for years I've BASHED the Pud and this is what I get!!!!
"Why is my experience so invisible to the feminist community?...I longed for one stray whistle to be aimed in my direction. Just once, I wanted a man to leer at me across a room, obviously imagining all the things he could do to my body. I fantasized about men following me across campus, calling, “Hey, sexy! Why don’t you come over here for a minute, baby?”"
Clearly we have a lot more work to do, and justice will never see the light of day until disabled women are leered at publicly, at which point they can file false rape accusations against their tormentors.
A 28-year-old Dutch man named Mark Jongeneel claims the police paid a visit to his office and told him: “You tweet too much. We have orders to ask you to watch your tone. Your tweets may seem seditious.”
Among Jongeneel’s “seditious” tweets include the following horrifying statements:
The College of #Sliedrecht comes with a proposal to take 250 refugees over the next two years. What a bad idea!….Should we let this happen?!
Last October Dutch police reportedly knocked on the doors of twenty anti-immigration critics in the town of Leeuwarden. Similar incidents have allegedly been occurring all over The Netherlands. A national police spokesman claimed that his force had been instructed to comb Twitter and Facebook for comments that go “too far.”
"clearly a narcissist, racist, homophobe, misogynist and warmonger"
his capacity for enraging all the right people is his most attractive feature
my first suspect is the staffing firm............some of their margins are obscene but they do take risks
second i'd think only market conditions could drive that kind of stupidity
so what happened?
" stopping large companies from killing competition"
no one enthusiastic about laissez faire could argue with that but then you get trapped in the old class war stuff
the Post WWI and Post WWII environments were extra ordinary in that industrial competition was severely damaged - it was a windfall for us
RENT SEEKING, or changing rules of the game to support complexity and thus advantage large scale over small scale is the sin used by large corporations to gain market share
yeoman farmers and shop keepers would be the ideal type of middle class to have but to some extent it is impossible to artificially try to create the conditions under which they could thrive again ............
deciding 'how much is enough' for anyone is zero sum gaming and certainly anti laissez faire
scale may be inevitable from the maturation of how to best do business ............. in that scenario the goobermit should re-write corporate law to enslave them to share holders regardless of how few shares they have...............corporations were created by goobermit (the states) and public policy shouldn't have any barrier to forcing their re-structuring ................. but I never hear of this idea so I imagine there is something I don't know about keeping it from happening...................................
the burning would be too large a carbon footprint for our fragile biosphere to survive
ocean levels rose 52 feet in 500 years (Current Biology magazine)
Og, chief of the M clade gene pool assured his kin that by electing him the sea levels would recede
However the M clade was wiped out in Europe alone while surviving with the N clade elsewhere in the world
we need a thermostat in the lobby of the UN to control global warming/cooling
i doubt Islam survived the Atlantic voyage for long
generally Obama's comments should be interpreted not as a hisory lesson but as political propaganda that is in support of the ongoing narrative that all cultures and material achievements of ethnicities are morally and measurably equivalent ............. a full face political lie
the history is generally solid - it would help if Obama gave that context
some of the math might be an issue but its hard not to extrapolate
it would be interesting if the kings and princes who enslaved them inland through raids and sold them on the coast were muslims whereas the typical slave was animistic