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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Wokeism Today: Marijuana is Racist
In an obvious fit of woke delusional lunacy, the state of Washington has eliminated the word marijuana from the state codes on the grounds that the word marijuana is somehow racist. I am not making this up. here is one of many news articles.
I grew up in the 60s. I heard the word marijuana many times. Never, never, never did the use of the word imply black or brown people. In implied, well, a plant known as marijuana that got folks high. What a shocker.
The sponsor of the bill, a Democrat, naturally, contended that the word marijuana was used to lock up many black and brown people. Crazy. The word wasn't used to lock people up. It was the sale and use of a controlled substance and getting caught that got them locked up. Not the word. I knew plenty of white folks who got locked up as well. (As an aside, I support legalization whether it is called marijuana or it is called cannabis. The word does not matter.)
Just when you think the woke folk can't get any crazier, something else comes along.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
I received a call from a friend of mine yesterday. The subject of wokeism came up. He thinks he's against it, but asked me to define it. I gave him a definition which in hindsight was inadequate. Searching the web, I think I found one on Wokeism.org with which I am comfortable:
Wokeism is a Marxist inspired movement that started off with well-intentioned people that wanted to stop racism and social injustice. It has now morphed into a cult that seeks to silence all of those that disagree. At first, using social humiliation, but now graduating to violence through Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots.
Wokeism demands equity not equality. It seeks to destroy all norms, to redefine words, and destroy objective science in order to create a Marxist Utopia. Instead of reducing racism, this new anti-racism is just racism by a different name.
Wokeism.org is dedicated to stopping wokeism. If you are interested in this topic, check it out.
Monday, April 25, 2022
Campaign Against the Mental Disorder that is Wokeism.
Our country, our culture, the entire Western world needs a campaign against wokeism. As far as I can tell, wokeism is a mental disease affecting the left, and business in the Western world.
To be clear, racism is wrong. Discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex or national origin is wrong (and supposedly illegal in the United States).
But discrimination is okay in the minds of the Woke. Here is a case in point: the Canadian University of Waterloo has advertised for an assistant professor with a research background in climate change science. But, the position is limited as follows:
As such, this opportunity is open only to individuals who self-identify as women, transgender, non-binary, or two-spirit.
How insane does one have to be that sort of limitation is acceptable in a society that prides itself on nondiscrimination? Apparently the Woke have a blind spot that makes it acceptable to discriminate against deserving people merely because they are white and sexually normal.
Yes, normal. A normal person accepts and embraces their biological sex. That is normal. Gender dysphoria is a recognized mental disorder. Mental disorders are not normal.
It is time to campaign against wokeism. It is a mental abnormality ruining our Western culture.
Monday, November 07, 2016
Opposition to Voter ID is Racist?
That could not be more false, unless it refers to keeping illegal immigrants who are African-American or Hispanic.
The truth is that the Democrats oppose voter ID laws using purely racist arguments.
They argue that poor African-Americans and Hispanics don't know how to get free state-issued IDs. Really. That is the argument. The underlying assumption is the purely racist assumption that poor African Americans and Hispanics are disproportionately incapable of acquiring state-issued IDs. Democrats cannot and do not argue that government racists refuse to issue the free IDs. Democrats default to an inherently racist argument about competence.
Poor African Americans and Hispanics are fully competent members of our society. They know how to get IDs. They have them to drive, to buy cigarettes, to apply for benefits, and for every other need.
I don't understand why so many large numbers of African Americans and Hispanics still vote Democrat which is the past and present racist party.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Family Law Horror Stories
Here is a case in which the court of appeals affirmed a trial court that had ordered a man to continue to pay $1,000 per month in (ex-)spousal support. Three months after the divorce, the man had filed for chapter 13 bankruptcy and had a monthly $890 obligation to the bankruptcy trustee. Four months after the divorce, he applied for and was awarded SSI disability receiving $1,242 per month, his only source of income.
somehow the court thought it was acceptable to force him to continue to pay $1000 per month to his ex-wife from his $352 monthly net income remaining after paying the bankruptcy trustee. A significant factor was the man's subsequent marriage to a woman who was employed and paid all their household expenses from her income. The court apparently assumed that either the new wife must make up the shortfall or the 100% disabled ex-husband should get a job.
The court sends a very clear message: If you get divorced and must pay alimony, don't get married (and don't be supported by someone).
The case is Cox. v. Cox, 2015-Ohio-1660.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Upper Arlington City Schools Mislead on Common Core
The Upper Arlington City School District has a fine reputation in the past for educating students. If these standards are such a great idea for our schools, why does my school district run from the name "Common Core" and pretend that they are merely following a new set of "state standards"? Check out the Upper Arlington City Schools web site. You will search in vain for the correct name for these standards, "Common Core."
I can only conclude that the web site is a deliberate attempt to mislead the public. The District knows that Common Core is controversial, so the District has adopted a technically correct euphemism for Common Core in Ohio. The standards are widely known as "Common Core" in Ohio and nationally. As the public learns about Common Core, states are beginning to opt out, e.g., Indiana. Parents, students and teachers are protesting. The District runs from the Common Core name to keep the public uninformed about the reality of the District's adoption of Common Core.
As a voter, my message will be a clear "vote no" at the next education levy campaign by the Upper Arlington City School District.
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