Thursday, April 28, 2022
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
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.
For a eulogy of Ted Kennedy for the rest of us, go to The Funeral Guy .
Entertaining. Sophomoric, maybe. But it is satirical commentary by two Washington Post political commentators, Dana Milbank and Chris Cill...
Does this remind anyone else of last night's debate?