Tag: Liberty

The state of Modern Educayshun

(Hat-tip to Powerline) Some of you may have heard about how an oppressed minority student at the University of Missouri started a hunger strike and some perpetually outraged Party members held protests because some guy in a truck supposedly yelled a racial slur one time. As we all know, cis-gendered, homophobic, privileged, white (spit), imperialistic, men are responsible for the world’s problems and taxpayer dollars need to go towards creating safe spaces for adult Party members on campus. Asking oppressed Party members to back up their opinions requires thinking and might hurt their delicate psyches. Don’t be a thoughtcriminal comrade, comply with progressive ideals and demands!

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Without further ado, here’s the videos that you’ve all been waiting to see. Enjoy!

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Guilty until proven innocent in California

Feminists have achieved another victory in the People’s Republic of California. Senate Bill 358 was just signed by Governor Moonbeam Brown, under which “Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps…

One of the most interesting parts to note about this bill is that employers accused of discrimination will have to prove themselves innocent, which is the complete opposite of how the U.S. Justice System is supposed to work. Men are no longer innocent until proven guilty under this legislation.

The bill by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Santa Barbara Democrat, expands California’s existing equal pay law and goes further than federal law by placing the burden on the employer to prove a man’s higher pay is based on factors other than gender.

No longer is it the burden on the accuser or prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that one is guilty. The burden of proof is now on the accused. Let’s look at more of what is in this news article.

“‘The stratification and the pay disparities in California and in America, probably in the world, are something that really eats away at our whole society,’ Brown said…

Has Governor Brown looked into why there are “pay disparities” in the workplace? Is it really that businesses simply pay women less for doing the same work as men? Why would so many business waste their time hiring men if this was true? Capitalists are evil and money-grubbing in the eyes of progressives right? I suppose that doesn’t apply if we’re talking about the Patriarchy. Damned male privilege.

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Could it be that the oft cited 77% statistic doesn’t actually control for applicable factors at the same time? Could it be that comparing all men to all women isn’t a great way to look at the pay data? Should we enforce equality concerning death in the workplace? Should women be forced to do jobs that they don’t want to do? Why not enforce gender equality in child custody cases also? Women won’t have to take as much time off from work if they don’t get to keep the kids as often.

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It’s also interesting that progressives never really talk about liberty or freedom that often. They’re more likely to use the words equality or fairness. I think that this shows where the priorities of progressives lie. It’s not about allowing individual citizens to make their own choices, but rather, a guaranteed equality of results. If the government has to use significant force to do what progressives believe should be done, so be it. Let’s look at what Ezra Klein had to say about liberty in her article: “Yes Means Yes” is a terrible law, and I completely support it.

Every discussion of the Yes Means Yes law needs to begin with a simple number: A 2007 study by the Department of Justice found that one in five women is the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault while in college.

One. In. Five.

The Campus Sexual Assault Study has been cited by many (including President Obama) as a fine piece of research. It actually uses the number 13.7%, not 20%. It only took data from two colleges in the United States. In a future post I’ll delve into why this publication is extremely flawed in detail, but the War on Women narrative is Ms. Klein’s reason for ignoring the U.S. Justice System

“‘No Means No’ has created a world where women are afraid. To work, “Yes Means Yes” needs to create a world where men are afraid.”

Justice doesn’t matter, just fear and Ms. Klein’s idea of what is right in society. I think that Ms. Klein is taking lessons from the wrong justice system.

Critics worry that colleges will fill with cases in which campus boards convict young men (and, occasionally, young women) of sexual assault for genuinely ambiguous situations. Sadly, that’s necessary for the law’s success.

What business do college administrators have in adjudicating any such matters? Rape is a matter for courts to deal with, not for college administrators to decide that someone needs to be deprived of their liberty. She is just talking about “sexual assault” and not rape though. What does Ms. Klein define as sexual assault? The innocent being punished doesn’t seem to matter to feminists.

Or take another common situation: consent that may or may not have been delivered by someone who may or may not have been too drunk to deliver it.

What if they’re both drunk? Is no one able to give consent? Did they rape each other? Why would the onus be on just the man?

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Then there’s the true nightmare scenario: completely false accusations of rape by someone who did offer consent, but now wants to take it back. I don’t want to say these kinds of false accusations never happen, because they do happen, and they’re awful. But they happen very, very rarely.

Of course, the author offers no proof to back up her assertions. She’s made it apparent that she doesn’t care how many innocent citizens are imprisoned.

Colleges have settled into an equilibrium where too little counts as sexual assault, where the ambiguity of consent gives rapists loopholes in which to hide, and forces women to spend their lives afraid.

The author doesn’t take the time to describe what “sexual assault” is herself. I notice that she only once used the word “rape” in her article, and even then, it was in reference to false accusations. I wonder why? No need for progressives to think of liberty or freedom, the State and Party™ will determine what is best for individual citizens. It’s getting close to the world of Next Tuesday™ in California.

Yahoo! Finance-California governor OKs expansive new equal pay protections

Vox-“Yes Means Yes” is a terrible law, and I completely support it

CNS News-New York Times Reveals Stupidity of ‘Yes means Yes’ Sexual Assault Policies

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Dear Leader and Her Empress are angry

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Dear Leader and Shillary Hillary are angry about gun violence in the United States. The most recent crime to be politicized by progs nationwide was the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR. The man responsible for the killings singled out the Christians for death. When walking up to his victims, he reportedly told his victims the following after they responded to a question about being Christian: “Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second…” Of course, we can’t jump to conclusions even though Rula Jebreal argued on CNN that: And in the realm of possibility, in a country that is very armed, that somebody, that will be carrying [a] weapon will go to a mosque tomorrow, or after tomorrow, and will start shooting people, and then these people will have blood on their hands, all of them. Carson, Trump, and Ted Cruz.

I suppose that Hillary and the President won’t talk about the religious angle of the shooting. They’ll talk about “common sense” gun controls laws. But of course, Dear Leader hasn’t actually said during his speeches what such legislation would look like. He just complains that Congress isn’t doing what he wants it to and that the majority of citizens want “common sense” gun control laws.

Let’s hear Dear Leader Obama discuss his thoughts on the shooting:


Let’s break down some of what the President had to say about this matter:

It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America,

What about the carnage inflicted by Americans with cars every year? Over 30,000 people die from motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. every year. With more strict car control laws, I’m sure that the Federal Government could end death by automobile also. Next, we’ll have crime control like in Baltimore, MD.

Somebody somewhere will comment and say, ‘Obama politicized this issue,'” and “This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic.

At least this part of his speech is honest. Is the President going to politicize the gunman’s hate for Christians? Silly thought, only Muslims and persecuted LGBT party members receive such consideration from progressives.

The notion that gun laws don’t work, or just will make it harder for law-abiding citizens, and criminals will still get their guns – it’s not borne out by the evidence,” and “We know that other countries in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings.

Of course, Dear Leader doesn’t take the time to cite any evidence. I wonder how citizens of Chicago feel about this? In 1997 Australia enacted the National Firearms Agreement in response to the Port Aurthur massacre. There were actually “mass shootings” in Australia prior to  In the years immediately following the extremely tight (though not complete ban) gun control laws, violent crime didn’t go down. Perhaps the reasons for crime are more complex than simply allowing citizens to carry guns?

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For some more data from Australia, let’s look to a publication by the Australian Institute of Criminology entitled: No. 61 Violent Crime in Australia:Interpreting the Trend.

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Let’s take a look at some of what is written in this document:

Because of the large proportion of violent crime that is unreported (that is, what criminologists call the “dark figure of crime”), the dramatic increases observed in violent crime as measured by the police may be directly related to improved effectiveness and efficiency with which the police record crime. In other words, the police may be recording more crimes of violence because they are recording crimes that in previous times would not have been recorded. Increases in police records of violent crime might reflect the shrinking of the dark figure of crime rather than an increase in underlying violence in the community.

So with better technology and better enforcement crimes are simply being reported more often? Seems reasonable enough.

Furthermore, the increase that did occur between the 1951-70 period and the 1971-88 period is most likely explained by the changing demography of the Australian population. The proportion of the population accounted for by young males was at an historically low ebb during the middle part of the century and the resurgence in the strength of this sector is the most conservative explanation for the observed change in the homicide rate.

People commit crimes, not guns. People can commit crimes with blunt objects, knives, vehicles, or make bombs with common chemicals. Crime occurred before the advent of handguns, shotguns, and “assault rifles”. One needs to look at why people are committing crimes, not just say that they did so because they had guns.

A number of criminologists have argued that it is police productivity and not real increases in violence that explain increases in police recorded violence. For example, and most recently, O’Brien (1996) examined the differences between police records and victimisation survey findings in the United States. As in Australia, it is only the police figures that are suggesting increasing levels of violence, both the homicide rate and victimisation survey findings suggest the level of violence has not changed over the last 20 years.

As stated earlier in the publication, changes in data collection and police enforcement can also affect crime statistics.

Compared with other similar western countries such as New Zealand and Canada, Australia’s homicide rate is moderate, suggesting the prominent role of socio-cultural factors rather than any particular or peculiar aspect of Australia’s policy, practice or population.

Progressives would apparently disagree with this statement. According to them, we could stop murder if we could just pass some laws.

Australia’s homicide rate increased by a third between the 1951-70 period and the 1971-88 period. Similarly, between 1955 and 1971 the proportion of Australia’s male population that was aged 18 to 24 increased by a third. It is interesting to note that throughout the 20th century the proportion of Australia’s population accounted for by this sector has been steady or falling slightly.

I’m OK with blaming rises in crime on baby boomers.

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Gartner and Parker’s analysis is important in illustrating that violence is not the result of a single cause or even a single category of causes. Rather, the rate of violence, as reflected in the homicide rate, is an expression of multiple factors and complex interactions. The pressure to conceptualise violence as the result of simple or singular phenomena needs to be resisted. Some of the relevant factors may be changing in such a way as to reduce violence while others are pushing in the opposite direction.

Someone needs to inform the President of this. I would think that a college educated man would’ve heard that “correlation doesn’t prove causation” at some point. That’s not important when you need to politicize something before you have any facts though.

This brief consideration of trends in violent crime in Australia has emphasised the complexity of the task and the inadequacy of the data. The limitations discussed point to the need for cautiousness in interpreting the rates. Certainly, and most importantly, the popular understanding that violence in this country has increased dramatically and consistently in recent years is unfounded.

Really, someone needs to inform Mothers Demand Action about this. I guess that reason and logic aren’t as important as emotion though.

Back to what the President has to say though.

I would ask that news organizations put facts forward, have news organizations tally up the number of Americans who have been killed through terrorist attacks over the last decade and the number of Americans who have been killed by gun violence; and post those side by side on your news reports. This won’t be information coming from me it will be coming from you.

Why would the President care to present his own data or evidence on this matter? He’ll get the media to do it for him. I’m sure that MSNBS will be more than happy to comply.

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If you think this is a problem, then you should expect your elected officials to reflect your views. And I would particularly ask America’s gun owners who are using those guns properly, safely, to hunt, for sport, for protecting their families, to think about whether your views are properly being represented by organizations that suggested speaking for you.

Considering that the Democratic Party did horrible in the 2014 election, I think that it’s safe to say that the Republican gains in Congress were a refutation of the policies Obama has instituted and wants to enforce upon the American people. I’m still wondering what “modest” gun control would look like to the President?

Let’s hear Hillary discuss her thoughts:

 

Actually, is there even any point in discussing what Hillary “thinks” about gun control? She’ll just change her opinions to match public opinion or korrect progressive thinking as deemed by focus group studies.

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Washington Post-Oregon shooter said to have singled out Christians for killing in ‘horrific act of cowardice’

CBS News-Obama on Oregon shooting: “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough”

NDTV-Oregon State Had Recently Tightened Gun Laws

The University of Melbourne-The Australian Firearms Buybackand Its Effect on Gun Deaths

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Clock boy is more important than Chris Mintz who actually saved some lives during the Oregon shooting.

Bonus Round-If you want to get a good laugh, watch this:

Bernie Sanders, Jerry Seinfeld, and gun control

Alright everybody, I’ll just be posting up a few pictures to share with all of your friends and family with. As is usual, your progressive friends will find them to be the most enjoyable. Have fun!

What’s a progressive to do when choosing between Bernie Sanders and Billary Shillary Hillary Clinton?

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What was Jerry Seinfeld thinking when he dared to insult our very sensitive, lighthearted, progressive, and understanding college students? How dare Mr. Seinfeld level any criticism against being politically correct!

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Most likely, you’ve heard about the murders in Charleston by now. But of course, Dear Leader has used this as an opportunity to clamor for more gun control legislation, without specifying what such legislation would actually contain or differ from current law. Remember, tragedies such as the murders in a church in Charleston don’t occur in otheradvanced countries“. Remember fellow progressives, the police are racist, prejudiced, and out to get you yet only the military and police should be trusted with guns

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Did you support National Gun Violence Awareness Day?

Greetings comrades! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here and I figured I would talk about those typical greedy capitalists and their desires for gun ownership. Every good prole knows that only police and military personnel should have weapons, not private citizens. Even then, only national police should be trusted with weapons, not local yokels like those losers in Baltimore or Ferguson. Because if anything will improve the performance of an organization like the Ferguson Police Department, surely it will be a nationalization of local police forces. It’ll be as good as the Affordable Care Act was for healthcare prices in the United States, or forced collectivization in Ukraine.

Remember folks, only a national police force and the military can be trusted with guns. Anyone who thinks that they have the “right” to bear arms is an enemy of the State and People of the U.S.S.A and should be re-educated. Just ask any typical leftist Hollywood star that lives in a gated community with armed guards and they’ll tell you, guns are bad in the hands of ordinary citizens. Be like your betters and make sure that you wear prison orange every June 2nd.

I know that I’m a few days late on posting this, but don’t forget to spread these Party approved messages with all of your fellow proles. Enjoy!

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SIGH-Some people just don’t understand permissible speech

Some of you may have recently heard about how some art critics from the Religion of Peace™ walked up to an art exhibit which blasphemously depicted the glorious Prophet Mohammad and were shot for their criticism. Obviously, it’s Pamela Geller’s fault that people died. In accordance with current media dogma, Pamela is at fault for daring to insult the Religion of Peace™ and slandering the Prophet. Why doesn’t she understand free speech must be state and Party approved? Why does Pamela go on antagonizing Muslims? Doesn’t she know that some psychopaths art critics might be offended by her irresponsible actions?

For anyone who still doesn’t understand the groupthink and doublethink, Communist News Network (CNN) Comrade Camerota explains in detail why Pamela’s horrendous actions should not have been performed. Perhaps it is time for the evil, imperialist, cis-gendered, racist, bigoted, and capitalist Pamela Geller to be report to the nearest Kommissar for re-education.

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Obviously, the rights dhimmis have under Islam are to submit and surrender.

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Thoughts on the vacuous Patricia Arquette

Who else didn’t watch the Oscars? I’m sure that many people were excited to watch a bunch of rich people give each other awards and explain why they’re so great; some people just like that kind of stuff. As for the rest of us, we eventually heard about how there were some bad jokes at The Oscars along with a bunch of rich leftist actors acting as if they’ve studied the “causes” that they claim to champion. One of the best speeches to get a good laugh at was the very wealthy Patricia Arquette demanding the following of society: It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America. She’s so smart, she’s even calling for another amendment to the Constitution. I suppose that Arquette has never heard of the Equal Pay Act. Isn’t just touching to hear rich leftists decry inequality? It’s as great as hearing someone like Warren Buffett demand higher taxes when he could always just donate his money.

Let’s not forget that Patricia Aqruette received here award for that amazing film Boyhood. Who else has seen the Red Letter Media review for that amazing piece of cinema history? All of the great stars, like Lena Dunham praised Arquette for her speech. You know, the same Lena Dunham that makes up fake rape stories about being raped by a Republican just because it seemed like a good fit for her stupid book. Don’t forget, facts don’t matter with the rich, progressive leftist. Now to tear apart Patricia Arquette’s narrative about the gender wage gap.

You’ve probably heard numerous feminist/leftist/socialists mention something about women earning 77% of what men do in the United States. It turns out that when you do things like control for various factors such as: job occupation, time on the job, number of hours worked, and many other important details that leftists will just gloss over.  Perhaps if elementary school teachers weren’t 91% women they might get paid for a full year of work. If you’re a feminist such as the socialists at Salon though, doing more research into the topic isn’t important. Just scream racism, bigotry, misogyny and whatever other word you like to smear your opponent. Remember, if you don’t see things the way a leftist does your opinion can’t be tolerated by tolerant liberals. It’s OK for feminists to pretend to (or actually) hate men though.

You’ve probably had enough of me rambling on now, let’s get to the heart of the matter and see how much the gender wage gap holds up to scrutiny. Enjoy!

As always, facts are for losers. Just use some anecdotes, it’s even better than real evidence!

If you’re interested in hearing the intellectual giant that is Patrica Arquette, here’s the Oscar speech:

Here’s the backstage speech:

I just can’t get enough of the feminist version of “equality.” Can you?

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Inane thoughts on liberty from Pope Francis

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Pope Francis made some interesting remarks about free speech on a flight to the Philippines a few days ago. The pontiff has stated that people’s faith should not be insulted and that they should not be provoked in such a manner. Pope Francis quipped that “If my good friend Doctor Gasparri speaks badly of my mother, he can expect to get punched” and “You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others. There is a limit.” I simply can’t agree with the sentiment Pope Francis holds. A society isn’t really free if not able to criticize, satirize, or insult organized religions, Islam or otherwise. The pontiff’s not the only one who shares such feelings towards Charlie Hebdo though, depending upon which leftist you ask Charlie Hebdo had it coming for taunting “religious fanatics” and that the material deriding the Pope, Roman Catholic Church, Jews, and various political leaders was minimal compared to insults against Islam and Mohammed. A simple Google image search shows other distasteful depictions of various groups and individuals, though other such depictions aren’t what got twelve people killed in recent attacks. Some of my questions for Pope Francis would be: what does count as acceptable criticism, what is the limit and why can’t I make fun of someone’s faith?

It’s not like the Middle East and North Africa aren’t filled with Jew-bashing cartoons or satire, but one until recently obscure French magazine calls for a bunch of killing I guess. Charlie Hebdo protests and killings have continued in earnest in Pakistan, Niger, and Algeria over further depictions of Mohammed and Islam. It’s pretty clear that Charlie Hebdo meant to make offensive criticisms of Islam, but they seem to treat everyone else in a disrespectful manner also. I guess for some leftists it makes sense to compare a lawsuit by Jerry Falwell against Larry Flint (in which the Supreme Court ruled against Falwell) to twelve people getting shot and killed. That’s moral equivalency for you, I guess.

As you can tell by some of the leftist articles I’ve linked to, much of the blame for the attacks in Paris is the fault of Western imperialism, capitalism, zionism, oppresion and other -ism’s that only the U.S. and Western Europe have engaged in. Some people act as if: the Umayyad Caliphate didn’t conquer an empire spanning from Persia, to North Africa, to Anatolia, to Iberia, that the Ottomans didn’t forge an empire of the same scale that bordered Austria, or that General Tikka Khan and the Pakistani Army butchered hundreds of thousands of their own people. Any talk of atrocities committed by a majority Muslim army is simply a conspiracy theory. Only evil white people, Sikhs, or Indians commit atrocities or use propaganda.

As you can see, I’ve posted up more of Charlie Hebdo, though not many depictions of Muslims this time since some will always decry how Charlie Hebdo only “minimally” castigates other religions. What do those of you reading this think, that Charlie Hebdo had it coming, they’re hypocritical, or is everything they’ve done free speech?

BBC-Paris attacks: Pope says freedom of speech has limits

Huffington Post-Je Suis Larry Flint?

Red State-Pope Francis On Free Speech: Terrorism Works Like Hell

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