Category Archives: Culture

Asian Discrimination Anti-Racism Issue of the Week

Asian discrimination,

Joe Biden accused Trump of Asian discrimination when he banned flights from China due to the corona virus. More recently, eight innocent people were murdered in Atlanta. Six of them were Asians. And now hate against Asians is the cause of the month. It’s real alright – check out this thug in mid-day Manhattan.

But Asians are also one of the most successful minorities in America. And if we’re looking for non-violent Asian discrimination Harvard is a good place to start.

But did the Atlanta victims die because they were Asian? So far there’s not proof of it. The shooter says he’s a sex pervert with issues. Sometimes a perv is just a perv.

Don’t Shout Fire in a Crowded Theater Book Burning

Don't shout fire, book burning

Until recently restrictions on free speech seemed pretty straight forward – don’t shout “fire” in a crowded theater. But times have changed. Now you must not offend anyone in the theater either.

Dr. Marty Markay of Johns Hopkins wrote an op-ed in the WSJ explaining why we might reach herd immunity in April. Facebook apparently knows better and flagged the article as “misleading.”

Last summer the NYT booted its opinion page editor for publishing an op-ed by U.S. Senator Tom Cotton. Cotton wanted troops to put down rioting brought on by George Floyd’s death in police custody last summer. Since then armed troops and razor wire have become the preferred approach around our nation’s capitol.

Then there’s the Times treatment of Don McNeil, Amazon’s censorship of Ryan T. Anderson’s When Harry Became Sally, Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, Pepe Le Pew and you know the rest.

There’s not much that’s written or drawn that someone won’t find offensive, so we’re burning it all. But don’t shout “fire.”

Royal Pains in Queen Oprah’s Court

Royal Pains

Royal pains Harry and Meghan showed up at Queen Oprah’s court on CBS Sunday. The free agents, formerly known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, dissed management at their former gig with the Windsor franchise.

Their efforts to market the Sussex Royal brand apparently didn’t sit well with previous owner Queen Elizabeth II. However, they’ve come to the right place. Cashing in is always welcome with American royalty.

According to the WSJ Queen Oprah raked in $7 to $9 million for rights to the interview.

Transgender Equity Order and Inequality in Sports

transgender equality, Women's sports

President Biden signed Executive Order 13988 guaranteeing transgender equality. The order also makes it easier for biological males identifying as female to compete in women’s sports. But the best high school boys routinely outperform the world’s best women in track and field. And that’s not a good look for Title IX.

Dr. Seuss Gets White Trashed on his Birthday

Dr. Seuss, Read Across America Day

Our woke betters took out the white trash again this week. Dr. Seuss Enterprises has decided to stop publishing six of his books due to racial imagery. Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia sounded the alarm over the weekend. The district is discouraging reading Dr. Seuss on “Read Across America Day”. But they insist they did not cancel the good doctor:

 Research in recent years has revealed strong racial undertones in many books written/illustrated by Dr. Seuss. Examples include anti-Japanese American political cartoons and cartoons depicting African-Americans for sale captioned with offensive language.”

Due to this research, as well as what LCPS described as its ongoing focus on “equity and culturally responsive instruction,” schools were advised to refrain from strictly linking Read Across America Day festivities with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, which also lands on March 2.

Loudoun County Public Schools statement

Dr. Seuss research? They’re just following the science.