Tag: Social Justice Warriors

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A rabid pack of faculty and students at the University of South Carolina — a small minority, in non-STEM departments — derailed a $150K headhunter effort to find the new president in April when the search board presented a slate that had no women and one black man. Only one of the four had previous experience in the position, Lt Gen Caslen (Ret) who, until recently when he retired,was a beloved commandant of West Point, rated #1 public school in the country by two publications.

There are three camps: blacks want a black, women want a woman, and faculty want a fellow PhD. They all feared he would militarize the university, claimed his values weren’t the school’s, and denigrated his military experience, West Point leadership, his MBA, and his MS in Engineering. They said he wasn’t good enough. Seems genitalia and color are the real qualifications. This despite the university claiming it doesn’t discriminate. The Trustees knuckled under and refused to vote for any of the four. An interim was chosen.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Oberlin College Hit With Maximum Punitive Damages

 

The civil judgement against Oberlin College for its SJW mau-mauing of Gibson’s Bakery just tripled from $11 million to $33 million. Thursday, the jury assessed the maximum punitive damages of $22 million against the school. Legal Insurrection has been all over this:

Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory (it’s not an absolute cap, but probably will apply here). That brings the total damages to $33 million. We will have the breakdown soon. The jury also awarded attorney’s fees, to be determined by the judge.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: No Escape

 

And everyone was saying, “It’s a conversation.” But it is not a conversation. It’s a one-sided….belief? And there was no room for discussion. It was just arguments; trolling; bullying.

Where was this stated? Can you guess what it was about? A political discussion board? YouTube comments? r/pol? It was said by a yarn dyer regarding a controversy over knitting on Instagram.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Outrage Politics

 

“We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” – C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Isn’t it strange how C.S. Lewis’s description of hell so closely matches the outrage politics of today? Or maybe it isn’t.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Social Justice Left Keeps Trying to Out-Stupid Each Other and All of Them Are Winning

 

Dang, I thought this was easily the stupidest story I was going to read today: A feminist rabbi just wrote a book about how gender inequality and “rape culture” came about because God slut-shamed Eve in the Garden of Eden, or something.

I want you to think about this. Here is a young, beautiful, intelligent, naked woman living in a state of Grace. She’s hungry, so she does the most natural thing in the world and eats a piece of fruit. For following her instincts, trusting herself, and nourishing her body, she is punished. Her punishment? She will never again feel safe in her nakedness. She will never again love her body. She will never again know her body as a place of sacred sovereignty….

The founding myth of Judeo-Christian religion, the story of Eve, granted generations of men permission to violate women. It teaches us that women are liars and sinners. Even if “She” is telling the truth, she deserved it. God told her not to eat that apple, or wear that skirt, or go out after dark, or be pretty, or desirous, or in that bar or on that street or in that car or born a girl.

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If you are wondering how Johnny can graduate from high school without being able to add two plus two correctly, it may have something to do with having teachers like this in the system. Just when I think there must one area that is safe from the social justice warriors, I continue to be disappointed. […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Bullies

 

“When someone calls you a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe because you happen to disagree with them about tax policy or same-sex marriage or abortion, that’s bullying. When someone slanders you because you happen to disagree with them about global warming or the government shutdown, that’s bullying. When someone labels you a bad human being because they disagree with you, they are bullying you. They are attacking your character without justification. That’s nasty. In fact, it makes them nasty.” – Ben Shapiro

I am not sure who coined the expression “cry bully” conflating crybaby and bully. The term is an apt description for many of today’s Social Justice Warriors. It fits.

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As JcTPatriot and Mrs. Ink have both mentioned, the NFL decided to go full Social Justice Warrior this weekend and use the playing field as a bully pulpit for protests against, umm, something. Follow up question: Given these actions, what are the odds of a vote for a tax-payer funded stadium succeeding anywhere in the […]

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I have heard Glenn Reynolds discuss the idea that you get more of what you subsidize, and less of what you tax. Well, one thing we can almost agree on is that we have too much “social justice” I want to move beyond progressive taxation… to oppressive taxation. Is there a good way to tax […]

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For those who may not recall, the term “a thousand points of light” was (according to Wikipedia) used by George Bush in his speech accepting the presidential nomination at the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans. Written for Bush by Peggy Noonan and Craig R. Smith, the address likened America’s clubs and volunteer organizations […]

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This is the first I’ve heard of “Movember”, where men stop shaving to raise awareness of men’s health issues. I guess that could explain why my boss is growing facial hair! So, the usual suspects are attacking this as sexist, etc, etc. I happened upon an article from Heat Street about it. Here is an […]

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Not even Ralph Nader can stand the current generation of sissified man-boys, and he is their grandfather. “You see it on campuses—what is it called, trigger warnings? It’s gotten absurd. I mean, you repress people, you engage in anger, and what you do is turn people into skins that are blistered by moonbeams. Young men […]

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This was posted in a closed Facebook Group and is being quoted by permission and with edits.  Why have the Social Justice Warriors become so shrill and over-the-top? Why do they keep lecturing about how right they are and how bad we are? Why are they coming unglued when, if they had had a bit […]

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Trump-Profile“Is ‘right-wing progressivism’ too much of an oxymoron?” one member recently asked. “Because that’s kind of how I see the Trump movement.” In response, another member said “In this case it is. There are quite a fair number of Trump supporters who are in that situation reluctantly, who are in no way progressives. Give credit to these people, they honestly see Hillary as worse, and putting them down for taking that view won’t persuade them otherwise.” Reluctant supporters strike me as quite different, though, from enthusiastic supporters. It’s not hard to argue that Trump is a “right wing” progressive. But Trump also strikes so many people as anti-progressive. Why is this?

“Progress” as such, beyond the bare minimum necessary to sustain a Christian worldview (the Christian story inevitably gives history some direction), is not something I really believe in. Sure, I call technological improvements “advancements” or “progress,” because that’s what everybody calls them. But the vision of history progressing toward some secular goal is not one I believe in. The idea that it’s the proper function of the State to promote this “progress” is one I believe in even less.

I don’t think Trump is an ideologue, but I think his very deep intuition is that the State, if run successfully, should be an instrument of “progress.” Not social-justice-warrior “progress,” but “real progress,” “successful progress,” “patriotic progress,” “American progress.” I don’t think Trump is capable of questioning this intuition, just as many of us have other intuitions we cannot, or do not, question.

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Do you ever wonder if the incessant media/elite focus on “social justice” — hissy fits over transgender bathrooms, accusations that anything and everything is racist — primarily serves to keep their ill-educated, resentful base preoccupied from questioning why the people who claim to care so much about income inequality have proven to be really good […]

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As the 2013 holiday season rolled around, I became thoroughly disgusted with the non-stop attempts by the Left to co-opt the holiday table discussion with their talking points. This Papa Possum satire was written as a proper response. Feel free to recite it at your holiday table. Preview Open

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I just read this piece at Powerline: Ten Princeton students have signed a letter to the university’s president requesting a civil conversation about the recent events and controversies there. I find it heartening to see university students take a public stand for reasoned discourse and [what I consider to be] good sense. Preview Open

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Scientists have discovered what they are calling “the most important planet outside our solar system.” Notice how the scientists are asserting their Heliocentric privilege and otherizing the new planet as less important than the planets inside our solar system. Known as GJ 1132b, it is the closest rocky exoplanet to have ever been found, and astronomers say it […]

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