MoveOn.org which was founded to protect a Democrat politician from the consequences of sexual misconduct tweeted this yesterday—1998 was unavailable for comment.
The Daily Signal reports that students at the University of Wisconsin have protested a statue of Abraham Lincoln because he was a slave owner.
Jefferson Davis was unavailable for comment.
Dystopic has an essay over at Declination about mean words and fake jokes in the context of “the First Amendment and … boobs” and the faux rage of SJWs.
Such Leftists want us to assume that they are acting in good faith, and then treat us as if we are acting in bad faith. This gives them a sort of social arbitrage in open debate, a sort of home field advantage, if you will, that the Rightist must overcome. And given the reach of the modern media, that advantage has become quite substantial. It’s time to deprive them of it. Assume no good faith. If you believe a Leftist is truly acting in good faith; if you don’t get the sense that he is lying and attempting to reframe everything to his advantage, then all is good. But be on your guard. The Leftist who avoids this tactic is becoming an endangered breed.
Read the whole thing.
I’ll add that its not unusual for people on opposing sides to wind up hating one another. As it says in Proverbs 29:27,
A dishonest man detests the righteous,
and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.
Which side are you on? Are you sure?
Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo which escaped into the wild and caused a brouhaha on the Interwebz. The reason given was that the employee had violated the company’s “Code of Conduct.”
When an employee and a company’s Code of Conduct are at odds, one of them has to go. Time will tell whether Google has made a wise choice.
A Social Justice website has a post up pondering on whether men should be allowed to vote.
However one can’t be sure if withdrawing the white man’s vote could be considered a “wrong”. Furthermore, the point here that has to be made is that banning white men from voting temporarily will help them understand systemic injustice and help them become better, more empathetic allies to the social justice cause.
None of the men pictured below were available for comment.
Andrew Cline has a post over at NRO that reviews how Castro’s Cuba was a worked example of the kind of utopia Social Justice Warriors want.
For many romantic leftists, socialism is a glorious utopia that one day will magically separate itself from the strong men who somehow always manage to clamber to the top of the People’s Ladder. If only the enlightened thinkers on the Harvard Bookstore’s e-mail list could be put in charge!
Others are not so naïve. They understand that socialism is systematic oppression — but they see this as a feature, not a bug. To them, as it was for Castro, who wandered his way to Marxism, socialism offers a system in which the social and political orders are overturned and the leftists at long last can be on top. With the levers of power finally in their grasp, the redistribution — and the retribution — can begin.
Read the whole thing and find out how cowbells fit in.