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The cancel culture mob could come looking for you too !!

Due process goes out the window when it comes to cancel culture. By the time all the facts come to light, it is too late

You know it is getting bad when even Mr. Bean is calling you out. In an interview earlier this month, Rowan Atkinson equated cancel culture with a “medieval mob, roaming the streets looking for someone to burn.”

It is an apt comparison.]

In 2015, British journalist Jon Ronson wrote a great book called “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,” where he explored public shaming on the internet and interviewed people who had been on the receiving end of the online mob. No one could have predicted how online public shaming would mutate into the ubiquitous and toxic cancel culture that has become so powerful today.

A medieval mob, roaming the streets looking for someone to burn

ROWAN ATKINSON

Cancel culture doesn’t just come for celebrities and politicians. It pursues regular everyday folk, too. As an employment lawyer, I have seen my fair share of unjust terminations. One aspect of cancel culture I find particularly troubling is how the mob goes after people’s jobs. This is no trite matter. It is one thing to call someone out and shame them on online. But to attack a person’s ability to put food on the table is a line that shouldn’t be crossed. It doesn’t take much pressure from the cancel culture mob to cancel someone’s employment contract. Employers, especially large companies, are terrified of bad press and the thought of trending on Twitter for the wrong reasons is the stuff of nightmares.

A few angry emails and an unsightly mention in a BuzzFeed article may be all it takes to get you cancelled at work. Forget about an investigation or proper human resources protocols — there isn’t time for that. One of cancel culture’s greatest strengths is its speed. With social media and the 24/7 news cycle, the process of cancelling a human can take mere hours.

In any other scenario where a complaint is made against an employee, there would usually be a proper investigation process undertaken by the employer that could take weeks, maybe months. The employee would be permitted to present a defence and the full context would be examined. Termination for cause, which is the capital offence of employment law, would be a last-resort option.

 

justice_statue.jpg?quality=90&strip=all& A statue of justice is seen outside Vancouver’s law courts. Due process goes out the window in cases of cancel culture, writes Kathryn Marshall. PHOTO BY MARK VAN MANEN/POSTMEDIA NEWS

Due process goes out the window when it comes to cancel culture. By the time all the facts come to light, it is too late. The damage has been done and the mob is onto its next victim.

If companies would just keep their nerve instead of panicking and hitting the fire button, they could avoid potential liability from unjustly fired employees. The cancel culture mob usually loses interest after a few days, but the lawsuits from terminated employees linger.

A friend once asked me, isn’t cancel culture just the product of a free market, like consumer activism? The answer is no. Cancel culture is about power and control. It is a highly effective tool that gives a self-appointed and often small mob the power to control who has and doesn’t have a platform or voice. What it takes to be cancelled is completely fluid and changes almost daily. Cancel culture is the antithesis of free speech and the enemy of due process and fairness.

Cancel culture is the antithesis of free speech and the enemy of due process and fairness

 

The goal isn’t just to humiliate or to shame. And it certainly isn’t to elicit an apology. The objective is to literally remove a person from every semblance of their life — personal and professional. To destroy that person’s career, influence, respect and render them so radioactive that no company, person or employer will ever want to touch them with a 10-foot pole. In other words, cancelled.

There are always stories of a cancel culture victim months later, where some reporter has dredged up all the facts and evidence and tells the full story in the proper context. You read it and think — that was really unfair. And then you go about your day, while that person has to live the rest of their life with this humiliation plastered all over the internet.

Are there some people and groups out there who deserve to be deplatformed? Of course — this has always been the case.

But do the vast majority of people who have made a mistake or said or done the wrong thing at some point in their life deserve due process and a second chance?

Yes.

Cancel culture is a toxic practice that we should cancel.

Kathryn Marshall is a Toronto lawyer

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/kathryn-marshall-the-cancel-culture-mob-could-come-looking-for-you-too?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR30aJ-pke0iPjJYyfoPkDvPrmYOgAfec3Eq-V6U14qyKHTIVcKk5rlMc2A#Echobox=1611677833

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31 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

18,000 companies, and rising,  have moved from the Leftist State of California. TAX TAX TAX has its limits.

Republicans seem to look at this with a sense of glee.... and they shouldn't. These people are moving to your town and bringing their failed ideologies with them. 

At the same time, Democrats can't seem to fathom that their own ilk are unwilling to pay for what they have already said they (think) they want. 

It spreads like any other disease, look at Covid.... this just takes takes longer. 

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9 hours ago, Jaydee said:

The cancel culture mob could come looking for you, too

I know a woman in Los Angeles who faced the mob.

When Me Too was going into overdrive she made a social media post that merely said something to the effect of "I am not the subject of this rumour, the accused has never behaved inappropriately towards me or anyone else in my presence."

And then she had literally thousands of threatening message accusing her of trying to silence rape victims which wasn't even the accusation in the first place.

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YES...the MOB is truly in control of the LEFT !!

“ San Francisco to strip Abraham Lincoln, George Washington from school names”

The long-revered presidents are among a number of American historical figures whose names will be removed from 44 San Francisco school sites

Former U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington have officially been “cancelled” from San Francisco public schools.

The two long-revered presidents are among a number of American historical figures whose names will be removed from 44 San Francisco school sites.

The city’s school board voted 6-1 in favour of the controversial move, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Lincoln, who abolished slavery, shared a legacy similar to Canada’s Sir John A. Macdonald over his treatment of Indigenous people.

Washington was a slave owner who eventually freed his slaves.

The decision to strip schools of names honouring racist and abusive historical figures came after a months-long debate in the community.

Those opposed to the move called it a knee-jerk reaction with no consultation from historians, while others believe naming schools after known oppressors is offensive.

“It’s a message to our families, our students and our community,” board member Mark Sanchez told the Chronicle. “It’s not just symbolic. It’s a moral message ?????

 

It would cost approximately US$440,000 to replace school signs, the Courthouse News reported. Factoring other expenses, the cost could balloon to at least $1 million, according to the Chronicle.

San Francisco’s mayor, London Breed, opposed the plan back in October, calling it “offensive” for the board to be discussing the renaming of schools during the pandemic when parents and children are struggling with at-home learning

 

https://torontosun.com/news/world/san-francisco-to-strip-abraham-lincoln-george-washington-from-school-names

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Personally I can’t stand rap....but.....A new rap song about cancel culture just hit #1 on Itunes 

 

 

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I think it's crazy how these people screaming "facts" but they fake woke
Hate their neighbor 'cause he wears a mask or he stays home
Has a daughter but his favorite artist said he slays hoes
Picks her up from school, music slaps on the way home
Censorship's an issue 'cause they choose what they erase
There's a difference between hate speech and speech that you hate
I think Black Lives Matter was the stupidest name
When the system's screwing everyone exactly the same
I just wanna spend Thanksgiving Day with food and my family
Without being accused of celebrating native casualties
We got so divided as black and white and political
Republicans are bigots, libtards if you're liberal
There's riots in our streets and it's just getting worse
Y'all screaming defund the police, y'all are genius for sure
They're underfunded already, they're way too busy to work
Order food and call the cops, see what reaches you first

Segregation ended, that's a lie in itself
That was a strategy to make us think that we're trying to help
They knew that racism was hot if they designed it to sell
We buy up every single box and divide us ourselves

They so fake woke, facts don't care about feelings
They know they won't tell me what to believe in
They so fake woke, same old, safe zones
They so fake woke, facts don't care about your feelings

Use violence to get peace and wonder why it isn't working
That's like sleeping with a football team to try and be a virgin
Politicians are for sale and someone always makes the purchase
But you and I cannot afford it, our democracy is worthless

 

Full lyrics >>>    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tommacdonald/fakewoke.html

 

 

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Cancel culture will eventually devour itself.

I'm certainly not a Bernie fan, but I'm willing to bet the farm that he isn't a racist or white supremacist. It's a fad, give it some time... the election results have real lessons for those who pay attention and real consequences for those who don't.

In an environment that needs over the top rhetoric to garner attention, look at the quotes below and then ask yourself.... how much more "over the top" can this get without collapsing on itself:

 “privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege” symbolized by Sanders’s choice of a relatively casual Burton snowboarding jacket and repurposed wool mittens.A wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens."

“I don’t know many poor, or working class, or female, or struggling-to-be-taken-seriously folk who would show up at the inauguration of our 46th president dressed like Bernie.”

“This,” she told her students about the images from that day, “is white supremacy, this is white privilege. It can be hard to pinpoint, but when we see, it, we know it.”

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Seems that because of the turnout numbers in the last U.S. Election, some states are working hard to restrict voters.

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-2021

Overview of Restrictive Bills

Thus far this year, 28 states have introduced, prefiled, or carried over 106 bills to restrict voting access. These proposals primarily seek to: (1) limit mail voting access; (2) impose stricter voter ID requirements; (3) limit successful pro-voter registration policies; and (4) enable more aggressive voter roll purges. These bills are an unmistakable response to the unfounded and dangerous lies about fraud that followed the 2020 election.

Pennsylvania leads the nation in proposed voter suppression legislation in 2021, with 14 restrictive policy proposals. New Hampshire comes in second (11 bills), followed by Missouri (9 bills), and Mississippi, New Jersey, and Texas (8 bills each). Georgia lawmakers reportedly plan to introduce bills to require an excuse to cast an absentee ballot, mandate photo ID when returning an absentee ballot, and ban ballot drop boxes, among other harsh restrictions.

1. Restrictions on Mail Voting

More than a third of restrictive bills introduced this year seek to limit mail voting. Legislators are taking aim at mail voting at every stage, with proposals to circumscribe who can vote by mail, make it harder to obtain mail ballots, and impose hurdles to complete and cast mail ballots.

Limiting who can vote by mail: Five bills in three states footnote1_sjbo7r01 would make the "excuse" requirement more stringent for absentee voting or eliminate “no excuse” mail voting. The Missouri bill, for example, would eliminate Covid-19 concerns as an excuse (MO SB 282), while three different proposals in Pennsylvania seek to eliminate no-excuse mail voting, a policy just adopted in 2019.

Making it harder to obtain ballots: Arizona (HB 2370) and Pennsylvania have introduced bills that would eliminate the permanent early voter list. Two bills in Arizona (AZ SB 1069, AZ HB 2560) and one in New Jersey (NJ AB 4626) would make it easier for officials to remove voters from the permanent absentee list. In addition, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington are considering bills to limit who can send absentee ballot applications to voters without an affirmative request. A New York bill (NY SB 1805) would restrict who can submit absentee ballot applications on another voter’s behalf.

Barriers to completing or casting ballots:

  • Restrictions on assistance to voters: A single Arizona bill would further restrict who can assist voters in collecting and delivering mail ballots (existing policy already limits such assistance to family and household members), add a voter ID requirement for turning in mail ballots in person, and require all mail ballots to be notarized (AZ HB 2369). Legislators in Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, and Maryland have proposed bills to strictly limit who can assist in returning a voter’s ballot, while a South Carolina bill would impose a photo ID requirement for anyone returning another person’s absentee ballot (SC HB 3525).
  • Witness signatures: Four states footnote2_l8yk5z22 have introduced legislation to make it harder to satisfy existing witness requirements. Arizona’s bill would also require all mail ballots to be notarized. South Carolina’s bill would require a witness to include their driver’s license or state voter registration number, and Virginia’s bill would ask witnesses to print their name and provide their residential address. The Alaska proposal states that if a court invalidates the witness signature requirement because of a state of emergency, the requirement goes back into effect after the emergency declaration expires (AK SB 39).
  • Limitations on absentee ballot return options: A Virginia bill would prohibit absentee ballots from being returned to any location except the office of the general registrar, thus precluding the use of ballot drop boxes (VA SB 1459).

In addition to restrictions targeting voters, other bills have proposed limits on ballot counting:

  • More burdensome signature matching requirements. In South Carolina, where a federal court had enjoined signature matching before the November 2020 election, proposed legislation would affirmatively impose a signature matching requirement for absentee ballots. Likewise, in Pennsylvania — where the state supreme court ruled that ballots could not be rejected based solely based on mismatched signatures — a proposal would require rejection of absentee ballots on that basis unless the perceived mismatch is cured within six days of notification.
  • Increased poll watcher access. At least two states, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, have introduced legislation to increase poll watcher access to absentee ballot processing and canvassing activities. New Hampshire’s bill would require that members of the general public be permitted to observe “without obstruction.”
  • Ballot receipt & postmark deadlines. Three states have introduced bills that would require that mail ballots be received earlier in order to be counted. A Kansas bill would eliminate the secretary of state’s discretion to count ballots received later than three days after election day (KS SB 35). In response to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision permitting the counting of timely-postmarked ballots received within three days of election day, one proposal would require all ballots not received by election day to be rejected and seeks to prohibit modification of that rule by court order. In Iowa, where absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day before election day, a new bill would require voters to mail their ballots at least ten days before election day (IA SF 115).

2. Stricter Voter ID

Legislators in 10 states have introduced 18 bills to impose new or more stringent voter ID requirements for in-person voting (either for early voting or election day).

  • In six states that do not require voters to present ID at the polls, legislators have introduced bills to impose that requirement. footnote3_zos6h163
  • Three bills in Missouri and New Hampshire would institute stricter voter ID requirements for early in-person voting.
  • Two states with existing voter ID requirements, Mississippi and New Hampshire, are considering bills to eliminate the use of certain forms of ID. The Mississippi bill would prohibit the use of out-of-state drivers’ licenses, while the New Hampshire bill would prevent the use of student IDs (NH HB 429, MS HB 543).
  • New Hampshire has also introduced a bill that would require voters to include a photocopy of their photo ID with their absentee ballot applications and their completed mail ballot (NH SB 54).

3. Limiting Voter Registration Access

  • Mississippi and New York legislators have both introduced bills requiring voters to produce proof of citizenship in order to register to vote (MS SB 2254; NY SB 1853). Meanwhile, Texas introduced a bill stripping voter registration authority from county clerks and requiring the secretary of state to send voter registration information to the Department of Public Safety for citizenship verification (TX HB 1026).
  • Seven bills have been introduced to rollback or limit opportunities for election day registration, with legislators in four states introducing bills to eliminate election day registration entirely. footnote4_3574pzg4
  • Alaska legislators have introduced bills to roll back automatic voter registration by eliminating opt-out registration from the state’s permanent fund dividend application system (AK SB 39, AK HB 23).

4. More Aggressive Voter Purge Practices

Six states have introduced 13 different bills that would expand voter roll purges or adopt flawed practices that would risk improper purges. For example, three bills in Mississippi would require a comparison of the voter rolls against other databases to identify noncitizens, and would require removal from the rolls of voters who fail to respond to a notice within 30 days with proof of citizenship (MS HB 4, MS SB 2588, MS SB 2577). A New Hampshire bill (NH SB 31) would permit election administrators to remove voters from the rolls based on data provided by other states, a practice that federal courts have found violates the National Voter Registration Act.

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Mail in votes and absentee ballots should be heavily restricted, heavily verified, only issued on request and only issued to the verified individual making the request. Mass mailed ballots is the very definition of absurd. 

There were lots of comparisons in the media (and elsewhere) to deployed military ballots.... in my experience, those assertions were self serving, invalid, deliberately manipulative and totally bogus.

Elections need to be... and more importantly need to be seen as being above reproach and representative of the will of the people. Anything that detracts from that perception is a path YOU DON'T WANT TO WALK.... even if you think you might maybe want to perhaps possibly do it.

Vote in person or expect to have your request for an absentee ballot properly vetted in accordance with the law. Just like those deployed military members I heard so much BS about.

 

 

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The Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is headed toward a verdict that could come as soon as Saturday after the defense presented its case and senators questioned both sides on the charges and their arguments.

With most Republicans appearing to hold firm against convicting Trump, the defense spent barely three hours of the 16 hours they were allotted to disparage the House impeachment managers’ case as “constitutional cancel culture” aimed at silencing both the former president and his millions of supporters.

“Let’s be clear, this trial is about far more than President Trump. It is about silencing and banning speech the majority does not agree with,” attorney Bruce Castor said. 

It is about canceling 75 million Trump voters and criminalizing political viewpoints.”

The Senate trial reconvenes at 10 a.m. Saturday. The rules for the trial allow for two hours of closing arguments and debate on any request from the House prosecutors or the defense to hear from witnesses. Neither side has indicated they plan to call witnesses.

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22 hours ago, Jaydee said:

It is about canceling 75 million Trump voters and criminalizing political viewpoints.”

Trump on acquittal: MAGA 'has only just begun'

“It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree,” Trump said.

“I always have, and always will, be a champion for the unwavering rule of law, the heroes of law enforcement, and the right of Americans to peacefully and honorably debate the issues of the day without malice and without hate,”

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Impressive....I suddenly have a new found respect for this politician !! 


“ Quebec Premier François Legault, took to Facebook this weekend to voice his concerns on the growing problem of cancel culture, woke leftism and “radical militants” in the province.

Legault said, “Freedom of expression is one of the pillars of our democracy. If we compromise on that, we risk having undue censorship spilling out into our political debates and our media.”

 

 

“‘We've been hearing a lot about academic freedom and freedom of expression these days. I am thinking in particular of the history of the University of Ottawa that has shocked quite a few people, myself understood.

A handful of radical activists can be seen trying to censor some words and works. We see a movement coming from the United States and frankly, I don't think it's like us.

What's really disturbing is that more and more people are feeling intimidated. They feel forced to self-censure, lest they get insulted and expose in the public square.

Teachers are being asked to delete works of some of our great writers, such as Anne Hébert, Réjean Ducharme, Dany Laferrière or Pierre Vallières. This is absurd. It goes against the very idea of college.

Besides, it's not limited to campuses. In the fall, I myself experienced it when activists tried to censor my reading suggestions because I recommended a book by Mathieu Bock-C ôté, which focused on the drift of politically correct.

Recently, a university lecturer testified in a newspaper that she had been reported and harassed for using the words ′′ male ′′ and ′′ female "!

This is going too far. Situation is sliping. I think it's time we had a serious talk together.

Using some words can hurt, and the pain of those who feel it must be recognized. On the other hand, their just cause must not be hijacked by radicals who want to censor, muzzle, intimidate and burn our freedom of speech.

Between injury and censorship, we need to draw a line.

While it can be healthy to question certain conceptions or behaviours and to avoid shock or injury, we must not sacrifice our freedom of expression. We need to stand so that intimidated people know they have the right to expose facts and ideas, and we'll be there to defend them.

Same for people who are victims of racism. They should know that hate speech, racist acts or discrimination will not be passed up.

Freedom of expression is one of the pillars of our democracy. If we start compromising on this, we risk seeing the same censorship overflow in our media, in our political debates. We won't mean anything anymore. No one will dare to talk about immigration, for example, if every time we talk about this, we get screamed nonsense. Nobody wants that. Not me, anyway.

This issue started from our universities, and I think that's where we're going to have to fix it first. Higher Education Minister Danielle McCann is looking into this with academia to act fast.

Our universities should be places of respectful debates, uncensored debates, and truth seekers, even when truth can shock or provoke. We're going to do what it takes to help our universities protect our freedom of expression.

But we also have a responsibility in this. We all have a duty to defend our fundamental principles in front of attempted bullying.

If you start self-censoring out of fear of being insulted, or if you don't defend someone who is the victim of it, you play the radical game. I understand it might be scary, but we have to stand, stand firm. The more many of us will refuse to give in to bullying a minority of radicals, the more fear will return.“

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Trudeau would call them out and punish them.

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture.

 

Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

 

The wheel was invented to get man to the beer and vice versa. These two were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

        1.   Liberals.

        2.   Conservatives.

 

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

 

Other men who were less skilled at hunting (called 'vegetarians' which was an early human word meaning 'bad hunter') learned to live off the Conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hairdressing. This was the beginning of the liberal movement.

 

Some of these liberal men evolved into women. Others became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided.

 

Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.

 

Modern Liberals like lite beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: many liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men.

 

Most college professors, social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, film makers in Hollywood , group therapists and community organizers are liberals. Liberals meddled in our national pastime and invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.

 

Conservatives drink real beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are members of the military, big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, airline pilots, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other Conservatives who want to work for a living.

 

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

 

Here ends today's lesson in world history. 

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/william-shakespeare-ditched-by-woke-teachers-over-misogyny-racism

The trouble with this level of lunacy is that it's self limiting. There is only so far you can take it and even now it's hard to stand out in a crowd. Individuals (and groups for that matter) find themselves in the unenviable position of having to out crazy the crazies to even get noticed.... it's not easy to sustain that. 

There comes a point where the motives behind the actions to cancel become more offensive than that which they profess to be offended by. How many educated people would concur with the notion that  "Shakespeare was a tool used to ‘civilize’ Black and brown people," Who even thinks of that.... the notion itself stands (or should) as offensive on its own merits.

William Shakespeare ditched by woke teachers over ‘misogyny, racism’

"Shakespeare was a tool used to ‘civilize’ Black and brown people," a university professor in Arizona says

 

 

 

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The Muppet Show???...good grief.

Disney+ gives ‘The Muppet Show’ an ‘offensive content’ disclaimer before select episodes.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/disney-slaps-the-muppet-show-with-offensive-content-disclaimer

“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together,” the disclaimer states.

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OMG...Figuring out the “right” answer in Math is White Supremacy

 

“ The Oregon Department of Education is encouraging teachers to seek the training, which reportedly argues that mathematical problem solving and the practice of searching for the correct answer is linked to White supremacy. “

 

“How could math be racist, since it's purely objective," Carlson asked Emmons. 

"Objectivity is now considered racist," Emmons explained. "There are several additional problems with this entire program, the first one is the idea that teachers are perpetuating racism in the classroom because they are racist, they are blind to their own biases and they don't have any control over whether or not their bring that racism with them."

The other one is this idea that math is a 'White discipline'  which even a modicum of research would tell you is monumentally absurd," she continued. 

"And the third is this concept of this soft bigotry of lowered expectations that tells people that students of color can't achieve to the given standard and so those standards need to be changed."

Emmons says that children know when they are being pandered and lied to by teachers.

Kids thrive when they are held to account. Any parent can tell you this," Emmons said. "They need that, they need to be able to take care of themselves and to live up to standards." 

Emmons explained that there is no reason to accept the "terms of leftist indoctrination." 

"There's no reason for us to do this, they're not real." 
 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/oregon-education-math-white-supremacy

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9 minutes ago, Wolfhunter said:

I was remarkably tolerant in high school and have the marks to prove it. 

Likewise...I took top honours  in grade 13 Algebra. Top 10 in Calculus.

‘Haven’t use either since LOL

IMO, Math prepares you for dealing with Life as it teaches you how to think logically. If some posts on here tell us anything, it appears some have just scraped by and some have failed miserably.

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Will today’s snowflakes EVER accept history or will they continually try to box everything into their version of reality? As the Dark Knight says....” Why so Serious”  

(Will Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer be next?)

“The lack of LGBTQ+ representation and diversity in the cast angered others.”

Good lord - that wasn’t even represented in pop culture at the time 🤦‍♂️

We better just wipe out all history and start over again to appease the snowflakes who can’t see past their own ideal.

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Misogynistic, sexist and a bit rapey': Calls for iconic movie Grease to be banned

Social media users are calling to ban the iconic 1970s hit film 'Grease', condemning it for being "sexist", "homophobic", and "s-ut-shaming".

A Boxing Day viewing of the film on BBC1 sparked outrage online, with many Twitter users calling the film out-dated.

"Grease is on. It really has a terrible message doesn't it?" one user said.

"Sorry but "Grease" sucks on so many levels. No plot. Nothing interesting happens. And the message is pure misogyny," said another.

The film is a light-hearted romantic musical, centring around a high school love affair between Sandy, played by Olivia Newton-John, and Danny, played by John Travolta.

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/entertainment/movies/misogynistic-sexist-and-a-bit-rapey-calls-for-iconic-movie-grease-to-be-banned/ar-BB1crn1T?fbclid=IwAR1AE50uIzcEJffFHaaC8mRHzLaatsSJJq4cCDn0-pop9c4_aPFQXBFUlgQ

 

 

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Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right.  Here I am, Stuck in the middle........Apparently alone

 

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