Saturday, June 25, 2016

This Week in Social Justice Warrior-Dom

A fond look back at all the things that had ultra P.C.-jihadists OUTRAGED ... before they forget all about them in just a few days.

By: Jimbo X

Media, special interest groups struggle to find self-benefiting angle to the worst mass shooting incident in modern U.S. history

For years, the liberal, secular-progressivist, pro-globalization, multiculturalism-uber-alles evangelists have strived to build a base around an eclectic mix of interests groups and minorities, who despite often sharing completely incompatible core beliefs, they theoretically assumed could be assembled as a "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" supergroup determined to take down that most villainous scourge, the white, heterosexual, cisgender, able-bodied male power structure (bonus points if they are Protestant and conservative-leaning, of course.) Like some sort of rainbow-hued Allied Powers, the regressive left did all they could to unite feminists, LGBT folks, Hispanics, the African-American community and - especially in the wake of 9\11 - Muslim-Americans as their ideological infantry for a figurative D-Day against the old, Caucasian guard. They were the future, their political adversaries were the past, and by golly, hand-in-hand this quirky coalition of minority identitarians were destined to unseat all of those racist, xenophobic and intolerant honkies and make America the great country it never could have been with old Whitey in command of the vessel. 

And then, the absolute worst modern mass shooting in U.S history transpired the morning of June 12. Forty-nine people - the overwhelming majority of them Hispanic and virtually all of them homosexual - were viciously gunned down by a carbine-toting attention-whore (he apparently checked his Facebook stream during the rampage to see how much publicity his early morning carnage was garnering) who, much to the dismay of leftist ideologues the world over - was also a pretty big fan of Allah. 

As expected, the American media is having a field day with the Orlando massacre, which has provided the cable news outlets with a twisty-turny, subplot-laden melodrama that puts anything Shonda Rhimes has typed up to shame. Was the shooter secretly gay? How complicit was his wife in the rampage? How much did his father know, exactly? It's even got a horrifically ironic plot twist that seems like it could've been lifted from an old Tales From the Crypt comic - since the shooter donated blood days before the massacre, there is a very strong chance that one of the 50-plus survivors from the rampage wound up getting an emergency transfusion containing the plasma of the very man who tried to murder them

Alas, the horrific incident has put the illiberal masses in a tough bind - one of their designated-protected-status special interests groups is undoubtedly responsible for mass murdering one of their OTHER designated-protected-status special interests groups, and there is virtually NO rational way to pin the blame on their "shared" ideological foe, the Republican, Christian, vagina-loving white man (indeed, the shooter himself appears to have fostered a pretty big disdain for the same group - not only was he a registered Democrat, he allegedly told black hostages that "they had suffered enough" and that he was actively targeting the lighter-skinned patrons of the night club.)

It's a tragic event that completely shatters the left's illusory idea of a coalesced, multicultural movement, and it certainly destroys their notion that the artificially forged "mass resistance" is one bound to the ideals of diversity, tolerance and ESPECIALLY non-violence. So, naturally, the agenda-driven faux-news sites and shameless advocacy groups did what they always do when something "problematic" arises - they simply ignored reality and started blaming it on the cis-het-white-male patriarchy anyway, stating that their impact on culture as a whole - while not directly inspiring the rampage, per se - is still pervasive enough to deflect blame from "their side" of the aisle. 

Perhaps Amanda Marcotte's Salon screed "Overcompensation Nation" is the perfect place to start. Per Mrs. Marcotte, the real root cause of the Orlando massacre wasn't the bigoted, intolerant Islamic religion, but rather, the white-male manufactured and marketed "toxic masculinity," which she describes thus:

Which, of course, doesn't sound anything at all like Muslim culture, which is so tolerant of women that Pakistani senators DON'T threaten to rape activists on live TV broadcasts and the Qatar government DOESN'T arrest rape victims for committing "adultery." And of course, countries like Iran, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are SO welcoming of homosexuals that they DON'T have laws on their books mandating gay people be executed for engaging in man-on-man loving in their own private quarters. And certainly, Islamic countries DON'T routinely post among the world's highest homicide rates and Islamic extremists AREN'T responsible for a near totality of the planet's religiously-motivated murders. You would NEVER hear about Muslim radicals murdering 2,000 people over the course of a few days in Nigeria, or plotting to toss gay people off rooftops in London, or recording themselves skinning dissidents alive and throwing their still-living, muscle-tissue-exposed bodies off cliffs. And even if they were, Marcotte theorizes, such horrendous acts ain't SHIT compared to the horrendous things white, Christian radicals are doing ... like refusing to leave empty wildlife refuges out in the middle of nowhere, picketing abortion clinics and protesting the funerals of dead gay people, which I think we can all agree is INCONTESTABLY a worse transgression than actually being responsible for those funerals in the first place. 

After attacking Donald Trump and - for some inexplicable reason - the guys on Duck Dynasty for wearing beards, Marcotte goes on to blame the culture of "toxic masculinity" for ALL of America's gun violence, stating "this persistent pressure to constantly be proving manhood and warding off anything considered feminine or emasculating is the main reason why we have so many damn shootings in the United States ... the common theme is toxic masculinity, a desire on the part of the shooter to show off how much power and control he has, to take male dominance to the level of exerting control over life and death itself."

Alas, as to how this culture of "toxic masculinity" explains away the 1,000-plus homicides committed by women in the U.S. In 2014 - a disproportionate amount involving child victims, no less - uhh, well, umm ... oh shit, look, a bunch of white private school kids may have tried to lynch one of their black classmates! Whew, that was a close one ... for a minute there, I thought I was actually going to have to address REAL data instead of imaginary constructs!

But what if you want to find a different religion to peg the blame on? Well, The New York Times gave us not just one, but two meandering screeds blaming Christianity for promoting "a harmful atmosphere for gays." In the wake of the Orlando massacre, it is Christians - not Muslims - who ought to "repent for the ways they've helped create a culture that devalues LGBT people made in the image of God," writes blogger Julie Rodgers. Mercer University professor David P. Gushee does her one better, stating "even polite half-acceptance leaves LGBT people in a demeaning second-class position," which in turns makes it easier for non-Christians to demonize homosexuals. Interestingly, the Times - whose majority shareholder just so happens to be Mexico's wealthiest businessman - didn't dedicate too much ink to all of the homophobia ingrained in the Hispanic church, such as Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento, Calif., overseen by Roger Jimenez, who said "the tragedy is that more of them didn't die" shortly after the shooting. Nor was that much said about Jose de Jesus Manzo Corona, a Ministry of Development and Social Integration official in Jalisco, Mexico, who tweeted "too bad it was 50, not 100" just hours after news of the shooting broke. Considering how one of the most popular crowd chants in Mexican soccer is to call the other team's players "male prostitutes," maybe the Latinos ought to be taken to task for all the toxic anti-gay rancor in their communities, too?

But of course, the ultimate display of self-serving identity politicking came in the form of - surprise, surprise - a Black Lives Matter protester, who reckoned a June 13 community vigil at the University of Missouri mourning the lives of those lost in the shooting was a most opportune time to complain about white peopleI wish this many people came out to our racial demonstrations and our Black Lives Matter movements," the bespectacled "mourner" declared. "I don’t want to stand up here and be angry, because this isn’t for me, this isn’t for you, it’s for the people that we lost, and the people that we lose tomorrow, and the people that lost yesterday. But I thought I’d take a moment to list out some facts that many of you probably don’t know because you’re white."

So what's the big takeaway from all of this? Well, it's a cynical outlook, I know, but maybe - just maybe - nobody really gives a damn about the people who died in Orlando, other than the fact it gives them another talking point to promote their ideological propaganda. I'm sure the London vigils that transformed into voguing contests were well-meaning, but isn't using the brutal murders of 49 people you never personally knew as an on-ramp to celebrate your own identity politics - whether it's to promote LGBT pride, further an anti-gay agenda, support new gun controls measures or rally for less restrictive gun laws - kind of a callous, exploitative thing to do? 

I'd be a little skeptical of all those outraged tears, folks: after all, to some people "tragedy" is nothing more than the most desirable form of publicity there is. 

More fun with guns!

Of course, Orlando wasn't the only hot spot for hot lead over the last fortnight. Grab your N.R.A. hat, fellas, it's time to take aim at a whole bunch of other recent firearm-related tomfoolery that's been happening en masse these days:

And no matter if you are pro-gun control or anti-gun control, there's at least one news story out there that ought to please you and your agenda-furthering ways. A proud pro-gunner? Then you should be pleased as punch that a CBS reporter who cooked up some documents for a piece meant to show how easy it is to get a semi-automatic weapon is now looking at potential felony federal charges for making a straw purchase. Not a fan of the gun lobby? Then don't be too sad - proving once and for all that concealed weapon carry is the solution to all of our mass violence problems, an Ohio gun shop owner was shot and killed by a student June 19, whose gun accidentally went off during - get ready for the cruel, cruel irony - a concealed weapons permit training class

I am woman, hear me roar (and also, commit unspeakable crimes)

Here at The Internet Is In America, we wholeheartedly believe that men and women are equals in every conceivable way ... well, except for when it comes to athletics - we all know that's a recipe for disaster. One area we are particularly interested in leveling the playing field is in the domain of savage, cruel and inhumane violence. Long thought to be the bastion of the XY-chromosome set, the fairer sex is certainly making great strides in bringing a little perverse parity to ghastly crime these days; as such, we consider it both a pleasure and an honor to highlight the remarkable, trailblazing work of all the homicidal ladies listed below: 

So that settles it: judging from how good they are at murdering their children, parents, friends and perfect strangers, women can't be considered anything short of men's equals in every category. I mean, sure, 85 percent of all female marines can't pass the same physical fitness exams that a statistically insignificant 97 percent of their male counterparts do, but when it comes to committing cold-blooded murder and ghastly abuse of minors? Sorry boys, anything we can do, they can clearly do better

London bans "unrealistic body images" in local advertisements

In 2015, advertisements for Protein World, a dietary supplement manufacturer, were defaced in London subway stations. The ad, which featured a hot chick in a bikini, was criticized as "body shaming" by many irked passers-by, almost all of whom were probably envious that they lacked the will, self-control and discipline to stick to a regimented diet. Well, thanks to London's still kind of newish mayor Sadiq Khan - whom just so happens to be a Muslim - future mass transit enthusiasts won't be offended by such displays ever again. On June 13, Khan implemented a citywide ban on advertisements "promoting unrealistic expectations surrounding their bodies." Transport for London, the official agency that oversees the city's subway systems, lent Khan their support, releasing a statement declaring that they would no longer permit adverts that "could reasonably be seen as likely to conform to an unrealistic or unhealthy body shape, or as likely to create body-confidence issues, particularly among young people." Of course, one has to wonder if the ads are really promoting "unrealistic" beauty standards when, as evidenced by the existence of the poster board models themselves, they quite clearly are attainable. Furthermore, one has to wonder if the same "this ad shouldn't exist because it makes me feel bad that I haven't made something out of myself" rationale should be applicable to ads for luxury products, like designer clothing, ritzy watches and sports cars - I mean, doesn't Khan know how bad those ads make people without money feel about themselves? Alas, others have floated up the downright asinine assertion that Khan - as an aside, were you aware he is a practitioner of Islam? - made the unilateral call to ax the ads because his faith doesn't look to kindly upon ogling at the female form. Clearly, this was an preposterous claim totally invalidated by an anti-Brexit pit stop Khan made in Manchester, in which all of the female attendees of said speech were burka-clad and not-at-all-suspiciously clustered towards the back of the throng, which as a sheer coincidence, appears to have been about 99 percent brown-ish men


Seeing as how African-Americans make up three-quarters of the NBA and nearly seventh-tenths of all NFL players, we here at IIIA sometimes worry that the nation's black populace sometimes get unfairly stereotyped as world-class athletes. Indeed, Lebron James and Khalil Mack are indeed some impressive physical specimens, but as surprising as this may be, not all black men in the United States are professional athletes. In fact, there are actually more black men who AREN'T pro sports stars than there are those who make millions of dollars playing big time ball, and - shocking, I know - some of them even, gasp, do illegal things, some of which are serious enough to warrant lengthy prison sentences. To help call attention to this completely aberrational and justly under-reported statistical quirk, it may be worthwhile to examine a small sample of some of the more recent (and most certainly unusual) instances of African-Americans doing something that is completely anathema to our accepted cultural narrative concerning the U.S. black experience - that is, committing insanely violent crimes

And in news that may indeed eerily portend a lot of mayhem later this summer, the Twitter account of top Black Lives Matter organizer DeRay McKesson was hacked June 10, revealing a "leaked" back-and-forth IM conversation with fellow BLM big wig Johnetta Elzie, who discussed, among other things, plans to cause so much havoc at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions that martial law will be declared and Obama will get a third term of office. Now, this is the kind of stuff that's next to impossible to confirm 100 percent, but if there's even a granule of truth to what's been leaked (including insinuations that Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been actively coordinating "mass civil disobedience" strategies with BLM leaders), well, folks ... this might just be the eeriest calm before one of the biggest shit storms in American history. 

A slew of happenings demonstrating the many, MANY advantages of being "disadvantaged" 

Let's talk about "currency" for a minute. You know, the term isn't just applicable to money matters; indeed, there is a - pardon the pun - wealth of things out there that could be considered forms of de facto capital, like credit and reputation, that allow an individual just as much ability to get things done as good old fashioned moolah. Well, as judging by the recent-ish stories below, it looks like we can add a new cultural commodity to the list of valuable, exchangeable goods - frothy, ideology-driven, self-centered righteous indignation: 

And of course, you can't have an installment of This Week in Social Justice Warrior-Dom without touching upon all of the wacky, "multiculturalism uber alles" shenanigans going on across U.S colleges and universities. Wondering what our future caretakers and governors are learning in the hallowed halls of higher education (and on the taxpayers' doles, no less?) Well, at Wayne State they've dropped a freshmen mathematics course in favor of a diversity workshop, students at Western Washington University are demanding that an "Office of Social Transformation" be established to police students and professors from using "cissexist" and "ableist" language, Yale is contemplating dropping works by white poets from their required reading list, the University of Northern Colorado is using a "bias response team" to go after faculty members who dare promote anything in class other than a "fuck the white man" pro-globalization philosophy, Emory University is proudly pimping the shit out of a black professor's new book that blames all of the failings of inner city blacks on "white rage," and UC-Irvine temporarily suspended its College Republicans club because ... well, just because, it appears. Alas, there is indeed a silver lining here; according to the most recent U.S. News & World Report estimates, about 40 percent of all individuals who attend college never earn a diploma, which means their chances of applying all of that cultural Marxist pseudo-radical commie claptrap in the real world are virtually nil. 

The downside? They still have an unlimited number of chances to keep failing in higher education, and guess who's paying the bill for them to flunk introductory algebra for the 42nd time

United States Department of Justice censors Orlando shooting 911 transcripts for our own good

On June 20, the United States' Department of Justice released an official transcript of one of the phone calls the Orlando massacre gunman made to 911 responders. But, uh, there was just one, slight, insignificant little hitch: the transcripts were heavily, HEAVILY redacted, with such cryptic, indecipherable "quotes" from the shooter as "I pledge allegiance to [omitted], may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted.]" After ferocious (and entirely justified) blowback on social media from irked legislators and taxpayers alike, the FBI eventually released a slightly less redacted version of the 911 transcript, which still contains numerous portions vaguely referred to as "[Arabic]," which yeah, probably means he was screaming "Allahu Akbar" over and over again and Loretta Lynch don't want to publicize it. Interestingly, the DOJ still hasn't posted the transcript for the shooter's second 911 phone call, which FBI officials have gone on record saying it contains juicier tidbits about the shooter's potential links to other Islamofascist terrorists. So, uh, why exactly did the DOJ censor the transcripts so heavily? Per Tampa FBI field officer Ron Hopper, "part of the redacting is meant to not give credence to individuals who have done terrorist attacks in the past ... we're not going to propagate their rhetoric, their violent rhetoric, and we see no value in putting these individuals' names back out there." Of course, the FBI could also just release the 911 audio in full and let the masses decide for themselves what the shooter's motivations may have been, but by golly, if that were to happen, people may accidentally assume that some Muslim people may be prejudiced, homicidally violent ideologues who pose a grave threat to national security. Fifty bullet riddled corpses is one thing, but the notion that someone may have their general anxieties about an ethnic minority even partially affirmed by 911 audio? Yeah, better keep this one under lock and key for the long-term ... 

News anchor fired for saying statistically verified, scientifically irrefutable things about black community sues former employer

On March 30, Pittsburgh-area news anchor Wendy Bell got shit-canned for making "insensitive remarks" on Facebook.  Commenting on the shooting of five black people March 9, Bell stated the following: 

Despite virtually everything Bell said in the post being 100 percent, federal-data-backed factual statements (which were even backed up publicly by our noble Commander in Chief), WTAE got antsy when some social media opportunists with a brazen aversion to indisputable reality started saying the 21-time Emmy Award winner's words were, you guessed it, "racist." Well, Bell decided she wasn't going to take that kind of Orwellian, reverse-populist McCarthyist bullshit and turned around and sued her former employer June 20 for violating her civil rights. "Ms. Bell's posting of concern for the African-American community stung by mass shooting was clearly and obviously not intended to be racially offensive," the suit states. "Had Ms' Bell written the same comments about white criminal suspect or had her race not have been white, [the] defendant would not have fired her, much less disciplined her." 

And as for why those gravely offended by Bell's comments AREN'T equally offended by the reality of young, black male violence and its scientifically-validated ties to father absenteeism? Apparently, pointing out the existence of a problem in African-American communities is more offensive than completely ignoring its root causes and letting the cycle of misery perpetuate from generation to generation.  

The "rape cultures" we're NOT discussing

So last week, there was furor a plenty over Brock Turner, the Stanford university student-athlete who received a six-month sentence for sexually molesting - but not technically raping - a drunk woman at a social mixer. Surely, the massive outrage had little to do with the circumstantial elements of the incident (what, with Turner pretty much being the poster child for what most neo-neo-liberals would deem "white privilege,") and everything to do with collective outrage over the unspeakable savagery of the crime itself. However, if the universal outrage over "rape culture" indeed revolves around a shared hatred of the despicable crime of rape itself, where were the same people calling for the judge in the Turner case to be publicly flogged when the news broke about Chad Cameron Camp, the 26-year-old Oregonian who allegedly spent half an hour grouping a 13 year old girl on a June 15 American Airlines flight? Furthermore, were was the same white-hot anger when a 19-year-old Yemeni immigrant was given 18 months probation for raping a Swedish 13-year-old (which local authorities, unbelievably, blamed on the nation's "Nordic drinking culture?") And where are the outraged protesters clamoring for justice for 15-year-old Karen Perez, whose brutal rape and strangulation was recorded on camera by her underage boyfriend in Texas? And for the love of Christ, why isn't anyway going on a Cosby-esque, legacy-destroying revisionist purge after police documents confirming that Michael Jackson stockpiled child pornography at the Neverland Ranch were made public? Judging from the tepid response from the miscellaneous SJW camps out there, it looks like the only time rape is worth combating with a public show of force is when it involves a college campus and a ready-made villain who nails all the check boxes - white, male, wealthy, straight, Protestant, conservative and "able-bodied" - necessary to further their pro-diversity, patriarchy-disestablishing Tao. Oh, and if you are the victim of anyone who doesn't fit that description? Sucks to be you - in the eyes of the ultra-progressivists, your horrific abuse only has value if you get assaulted by the "right" kind of rapist. 

Illegal immigrant tries to kill Donald Trump; media remains mum, online detractors praise would-be assassin

Imagine, if you still possess such faculties, the media's reaction if an assassination attempt was made against Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama at a public rally. Go ahead, feel free to select your own cultural pariah boogeyman - a Klansman with a homemade radioactive cannon, a gay-hating preacher who says homosexuals will be cursed with literal flaming buttholes, etc. Empirical wisdom would suggest that such an event would draw heavy scrutiny from the media, if not receive around the clock, updated-every-30-seconds wall-to-wall multi-platform coverage. 

Well, when 19-year-old Brit Michael Sanford - irony of ironies, one of them there "illegal immigrants" the old Trumpster ain't too keen on - attempted to wrestle a handgun away from a security officer at a June 19 pro-Donald rally in Las Vegas, the startling incident barely made a blip on the national radar. According to the Secret Service, Sanford - an autistic fan of Robot Wars - drove all the way from Hoboken, N.J. to murder the presumptive Republican presidential candidate. 

"Don't blame him really, everyone always says they would have killed Hitler if they had the chance," writes a young woman named Syd Monroe, who claims to be "owner at self-employed." Continuing, she states "I wonder had he succeeded what would all of Drumpf's avid anti-gun supportors [sic] done then?"

"Dont' give up on your obsessive-compulsive goals, Michael," writes Rick Mulcahy of Colby College. "Best of luck in future Trump stalkings."

"Finally someone took some initiative to do what many of us are thinking (and don't fucking deny it either!)," writes Azure Adams, who claims to be a clinician at Southwest Behavioral Health. "But 19 year olds are not the best at planning these kinds of things and effectively carrying them out. So next assassin, you are up."

"I hope someone blows that racist fucker's head off," writes James Eastwood. "He is one of one of the only people whose death I would cheer for. I will be throwing a huge party is [sic] Donald Trump does die..."

And to think: the media wants us to believe Trump supporters are the radicals we ought to be deathly afraid of!

...and a few headlines that speak for themselves...

1 comment:

  1. Damn and I thought I put a lot of work into my weekly recaps.


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