As I mentioned in an earlier post I watched some of the NBA finals. Thanks to Obama, Black Lives Matter, people of color only spaces at universities, people of color only dormitories at universities, and toxic racialists who seem to be everywhere, I am now seeing things through the prism of skin color.
During game 1 a huge white Golden State player set a legal, non moving pick. It was perfect. Feet solidly beneath him well before the black offensive player arrived at the spot. Black guy bumps the white guy, black guy falls down. Foul on white guy, natch. Oh, black referee, I almost forgot.
There was a Nissan commercial dissing girls on Barbie bikes. Girl on black Boys bike is the big thing while mom imitates a man in her black Nissan and leather jacket. Really? Barbie girls look on disapprovingly. What happened to toxic masculinity? I swear I can't keep up.
In the first "This and That" post I mentioned that the inspiration for the format came from Steven Hayward's "Loose Ends" series. He has another series, The Week in Pictures. He publishes it every Saturday and many of the offerings are very, very funny. Here are a couple from today's post for your consideration.
Well, I know I said a couple but I couldn't resist this.
I have mentioned before my search for "moderate" Muslims condemning the mayhem practiced in their name and that I have had very little success finding them. I did post a photo of Muslims demonstrating outside Trump Tower in New York. Unfortunately they were protesting us.
I got to thinking about the possibility that the reason "moderate" Muslims were not holding Not in My Name rallies after any of their coreligionists' atrocities is because such demonstrations are not part of their culture.
Turns out I was wrong. Again.
Wither that "vast majority" of Muslims who are "moderates"?
For my legion of fans north of the border, this one is for you.
"Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender
pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive
gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made
to take anti-bias training." (Emphasis added)
This appears to be a law that says if a girl identifies as a boy and you insist on acknowledging reality by referring to her as "her" after being informed (not sure how) that she prefers to be referred to as "he", you may be subject to prosecution. Prosecution.
Some years back I had a conversation with an especially eminent member of my legion of Canadian fans about the advisability of labeling anything a hate crime. Aside from being awfully close to criminalizing thoughts, the practical problem is who is controlling what gets named a hate crime. This episode is a very clear example of the potential for catastrophe. Lunatics running the asylum. See cartoon above regarding transgender access to what, in any sane universe, would still be called the lady's room.