A response to the threat of Islamization and the loss of cultural identity is brewing among the young people of Europe. The “identitarian movement” began in France in 2002. Subtitles in the video above explain the viewpoint of the German youth who are increasingly concerned about losing their ethnic identities, because of far-left ideology with its suicidal political correctness.
Beginning as early as 2001, according to my research, perhaps even before, this quote by writer/illustrator Joan Walsh Anglund began to be falsely attributed to Maya Angelou:
A bird doesn’t sing because he has an answer–he sings because he has a song.
Barack Obama himself famously and falsely attributed Ms. Anglund’s words to Maya Angelou.
A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
The above quote was posted on Maya Angelou’s facebook page without attribution on November 23, 2013. That same year, she was interviewed and she repeated the quote, without attribution, as if those were her own words. An op-ed in the New York Times was too cute by half to claim that this was not a case of plagiarism:
… it doesn’t seem that Ms. Angelou, who died last year, claimed the words as her own.
“It doesn’t seem?” Well, I beg to differ. Things are not always as some would wish them to seem to be.
Posted in Biographies and Selected Persons, Corruption, Ideology, Media bias, Open Threads, Racism, Scandals
Tagged forever stamp, Joan Walsh Anglund, Maya Angelou, open thread, plagiarism, political correctness, U.S. Postal Service
In our last two posts we examined how political correctness can pressure individuals to self-censor their speech, whether in person or on the Internet, out of fear of ridicule, ostracism, or actual punishment by the enforcers of politically correct “right think”. This tendency to not speak out has been dubbed the spiral of silence. We looked at the cases of two police officers who lost their jobs, in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO, because of comments they had made.
After Ferguson, once again we’re hearing cries for a “conversation about race.” A truly productive conversation is not going to happen in the current atmosphere, in light of the spiral of silence. Why not? Because political correctness poisons the well. Any comment perceived to be politically incorrect, in this context, will immediately result in accusations of racism. How, then, can there be any real dialogue?
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Open Threads, Racism
Tagged conversation on race, Enforcers of Right Think, Ferguson, Kevin Jackson, Michael Brown, microaggression, microinvalidation, Neo-Inquisition, nonconscious bias, open thread, Orwellian, political correctness, racism, Spiral of Silence, white privilege
In our last post, we learned that researchers have found that people tend to self-censor their speech, both in person and on social media, if they believe that their opinions are unpopular or in the minority. Researchers call this phenomenon the spiral of silence. The tendency to self-censor is one that others, particularly progressives, use to political advantage, when they seek to punish or destroy those with whom they disagree. Depending upon how politically incorrect their points of view are perceived to be by others, speakers quickly learn to self-censor their speech lest they find themselves singled out, investigated, and punished by the enforcers of right think. Let’s look at some recent examples of this type of punishment that goes far beyond ridicule or ostracism.
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Media bias, Open Threads, Racism, Radical Groups
Tagged academic freedom, anti-Semitism, Armageddon, Baher Azmy, Barack Obama, boycott, Chicago Public Library, Chick-fil-A, CNN, Constitution, Dan Page, Darren Wilson, Don Lemon, doxing, Ferguson, free speech, freedom of religion, Jay Nixon, Jon Belmar, KKK, Malik Shabazz, Matthew Pappert, Michael Brown, Nation of Islam, New Black Panthers, New World Order, Oath Keepers, open thread, Paula Deen, political correctness, Ron Johnson, Self-Censorship, Spiral of Silence, Steven Salaita, Twitter, You Tube
Nowadays, everything is political and everything is tainted with politics. Nothing much that happens these days is an accident or a coincidence.
A previous post explained how many fields of scientific study are being systematically corrupted by political correctness, which infects anthropology, paleontology, psychology, sociology, archaeology, history, meteorology and of course political science, among others. The issue of man-caused climate change is among the most obvious of examples where political correctness rears its ugly head. Why is this important to recognize?
Let’s speculate a little about how politically corrupted science can further efforts to “fundamentally transform” our free Republic.
Posted in Corruption, Environment, Foreign Policy, Global warming, Government Policies, Ideology, Immigration, Media bias, National Policy, Open Threads, War
Tagged Agenda 21, Barack Obama, BCFS, Climate Change, climate denier, climate exiles, climate justice, climate refugees, EJF, Fundamental Transformation, Global warming, Kevin Dinnin, oligarchy, political correctness, Sudhir Chella Rajan, Sujatha Byravan, sustainable development, United Nations