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WokeScolds Want Books Next? And Just Say NO *Open Thread*

June 9, 2020

Right off the bat, I have to tell you this personal note first – typing is still hard for me, but I have to share these two articles with you in light of all the insanity rocking our nation.  Between this shoulder thing and one-handed packing for an end-of-month-move, I can’t promise that I can keep this up for now, but yeah – these two just need to be shared.

And they  follow along with KenoshaMarge’s excellent post on Monday about the mob rule that seems to be overtaking not just cities, but corporate support decisions like Amazon, PetSmart, Netflix, and others to support Black Lives Matter financially. Yeah, no – peace out. I don’t support an organization that claims they want to dismantle White Capitalism, have been infiltrated by the Communist Party and are extolling those platforms, like defunding police, and are anti-American. Yep, nope – I’m out. And how idiotic for these corporations to support an organization that  has already said it wants to destroy them. Good God.

Political Cartoons by Lisa BensonAnd if you think they are not a dangerous organization, check out this Daily Mail article about how they are working to develop armies “to defend our communities Black Panther style armed patrols…” Yeah – you read that right. Just what I have been saying – they are not a Civil Rights group – they are the reincarnation of the original Black Panthers/Weather Underground. We underestimate and embrace this organization at our peril.

On THAT note, let’s get to the first article I want to share with you. It’s an opinion piece by Stephen Kruiser of PJMedia:

Well, Ray Bradbury warned us, didn’t he? Or he tried to, anyway.

As this once great land descends even further into this “check your privilege” wokescold madness, the lawless not only want to govern your actions but your thoughts as well. What so many are hailing as a transformative moment in American history is really a dystopian thought-policing nightmare.

A recurring theme in history is that the thought fascists like to tightly control what the people it seeks to oppress read. Propaganda doesn’t work well if the masses can read whatever they want. Social justice warriors have been coming after books for a while now, most often Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which Ernest Hemingway said was the launching point of modern American literature. A censored version of it was released in 2011 and even The New York Times found it problematic.

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Just when you think that there couldn’t be anything more annoying than watching idiots kneel all about the place comes a post on NPR.org titled “Your Bookshelf May Be Part of the Problem.”

NPR =National PUBLIC Radio, and it gets hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars every year along with Public Broadcasting. It’s a big chunk of your change. So bear that in mind as you read this bit of their post linked above:

If you are white, take a moment to examine your bookshelf. What do you see? What books and authors have you allowed to influence your worldview, and how you process the issues of racism and prejudice toward the disenfranchised? Have you considered that, if you identify as white and read only the work of white authors, you are in some ways listening to an extension of your own voice on repeat? While the details and depth of experience may differ, white voices have dominated what has been considered canon for eons. That means non-white readers have had to process stories and historical events through a white author’s lens. The problem goes deeper than that, anyway, considering that even now 76% of publishing professionals — the people you might call the gatekeepers — are white. […]

(Click here to read the rest.)

Political Cartoons by Tom StiglichSigh. Seriously. That was my response to reading the above. Yes, me and my white privilege – I have all kinds of books on my bookshelf (or did before I packed them up and gave a bunch to my niece!). From fiction to non-fiction, gardening books to books about the NY Yankees – I don’t know what that says about me, but I could give a damn what the Wokescolds have to say. Kruiser doesn’t care, either. The rest of his piece is good and if you have the time, give it a read.

Speaking of all those WokeScolds, Kurt Schlichter has some sage advice for all the “normal” people. It’s something Nancy Reagan suggested so many years ago: Just Say No. Well, Schlichter said more than that. Here’s more from his recent column:

For way too long, too many conservatives and other normal people have failed to deploy our most potent weapon in the defense of free thought and expression – the utter refusal to go along with the demands of the carnivorous left. As has been said before by me and others, we need to introduce these spoiled brats to the concept of “no.”

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1. Never apologize. You have nothing to be ashamed of and even if you did, apologizing to these creeps only chums the water for the feeding frenzy. Drew Brees apologized and he looks craven, while the giddy horde is walking around with his head on a stick. If he had said, “Hey, a lot of people were upset about what I think about kneeling. Well, that’s what I think and you are free to say what you think, but no, I’m not apologizing,” they would have moved to a softer target.

2. Reject their demands. Tell them “no.” They will be baffled, since their mommies and daddies – most likely acting through the immigrant nanny who actually raised them – probably never told them “no.” LEGO is allegedly taking sets featuring cops and the White House off the market at the demand of these lunatics. It could have said, “Some people feel they can tell us what toys we can sell and what toys your kids can buy. We say that you get to make that decision. No, we’re going to keep doing what we please.” LEGO blocks would have become the most popular toy in America instead of a symbol of craven submission.

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4. Laugh at them. No, scary Tom Cotton is not putting you SJWs in the most perilous of perils by suggesting we use the Army against domestic rioters. Words are not making you unsafe. You clowns. You babies. You’re a joke. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Boy, no kidding! Just Say No is taking on new meaning now, and it’s about damn time. We do NOT have to let these children tell us what to do, like the recently pushed out New York Times editor, James Bennet, whose crime was to permit an editorial by a – GASP – Republican US Senator supporting bringing in the troops to quell riots. Yep, the kids got all pissed off, threw a tantrum, and now that editor is gone.

Yea, I ain’t putting up with that childish BS.

How about you?

This is an Open Thread.