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CD19 & Political Correctness – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on May 5, 2020

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/05/walter-e-block/cd19-political-correctness/

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Suppose there were a deadly virus that disproportionately attacked Jewish people, akin to Tay-Sachs disease, but was contagious via the air through sneezing, or via direct human to human touch, or indirectly, via cardboard or metal. What would the proper procedure be to reduce its spread? Would it be to quarantine everyone, given that this sickness affected virtually only members of the Jewish faith? Of course not; it would be to isolate and protect Jews alone.

Suppose there were another virus that disproportionately attacked black people, similar to sickle cell anemia, with the same characteristics. Again, the policy to limit the spread of this disease would be to isolate, for their own benefit, African-Americans and only them.

If this were the case, thank God it is not, there would be cries to the heavens about Anti-Semitism, or anti-black racism. Would our society support the implementation of this partial isolation strategy? Probably not, given the power that the scourge of political correctness now enjoys.

Ditto for a communicable malady that could only or disproportionately afflict women (breast cancer) or men (erectile dis-function). The way to stop this would be again to isolate the victims, not virtually everyone.  Charges of sexism would abound, particularly if females were the ones dis-accommodated by seclusion.

Why does it make sense to approach these issues from the point of microeconomics, focusing, only, on the victims, and not macroeconomics, taking virtually everyone out of circulation? That is because there is more than one way to die, and if the labor force is almost entirely depleted, starvation, death by exposure, will ensue. We want to minimize total unnecessary deaths, not only those that emanate from Covid-19.

These are of course made up examples. But there is a real one out there: the corona virus. It disproportionately attacks the elderly.

The evidence in this regard is stark. In South Korea, for example, the recent death rate on the part of those afflicted with this dread disease aged 80 and over was 10.4%, and for those in their 70s, 5.35%. It was a mere 1.51% for patients 60 to 69, and 0.37% for the 50-somethings. Those 29 and younger registered no deaths whatsoever.

A similar result ensued in China. Eighty-plus: a death rate of 18% of patients; 70-79: 9/8%; 60-69: 4.6%, 50-59: 1.3%, 40-49: .4%, 30-39: .19%, 20-29: .09%, 10-19: .02%, and 0-9, less than .01%. An unknown percentage of fatalities from the corona virus was attributed to patients with weakened immune systems due to heart conditions, diabetes, emphysema, asthma and other such afflictions.

Young people, with a cut off point of 60 years old, are almost guaranteed not to perish if they contract the corona virus at least in small doses, assuming they have no such other medical difficulties. If they are allowed out of isolation, and contract the disease, the better for the overall human race at very little risk to themselves, herd immunity and all that.

But no. This antidote will be summarily dismissed by the forces of political correctness on the ground of, wait for it, ageism! It would appear that the social justice warriors place a higher value on their “principles” than on life itself.

The sooner the rest of us awake from our doldrums, and become willing to engage in a bit of medically required age discrimination, the soon the threat of this horrid infectious will be wrestled to the ground.

I abstract from the normative question of whether compulsory quarantines are required, or justified, and focus, only, on the positive question of which is the policy most likely to reduce deaths, other things equal. If this phenomenon afflicted farmyard animals, the rancher would certainly implement this strategy.

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China, Kora, Spain, Italy

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Swedish Women Experience Mass Rape By Immigrant Invaders – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. on October 3, 2019

Sweden Has Been Destroyed By Diversity and Political Correctness.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/10/01/swedish-women-experience-mass-rape-by-immigrant-invaders/

The mass rape of German Women in the aftermath of WW II is now the plight of Swedish women

Remember: the same Swedish authorities who do not want to hear rape charges against immigrant invaders made by white Swedish women are the authorities who launched accusations of rape against Julian Assange for consensual relations with two eager groupies.

Paul Craig Roberts

The Chairman of Sweden’s automobile production Company, Volvo, says that immigrant crime imported into Sweden by the Swedish government is so high that Volvo might have to move out of Sweden in order to conduct its business.

His factual acknowledgement of the crime that the treasonous Swedish government, a collection of some of the most evil and stupid people on earth, has committed against Sweden could lead to the indictment of the Swedish Chairman of Volvo as a “racist.”

This is not a far-fetched supposition.  My column, which is read internationally, brings me emails from Swedish women who say that if they report their rape by dark-skinned “immigrants” unleashed on the Swedish population by a treasonous government, they risk being prosecuted, because a protest against an immigrant is regarded as a hate crime.  Throughout the Western World, third world immigrants have power over the ethnic populations that “host” them.  The entirety of the Western World is ceasing to exist as countries dissolve into preferential treatment for invaders.

Volvo Chairman says company might have to move out of Sweden as crime is so high.

https://www.rt.com/news/463964-volvo-high-crime-rate-sweden/

Notice that political correctness has found its way into RT’s report, which does not mention that migrant invaders are the source of the exploding crime rate. RT has to comply with Washington’s orders or be banned from reporting in America.

Watch the 9 minute video here on the extreme lengths to which political correctness has been taken in Sweden:  https://youtu.be/iERLyAxddVE

Information on the migrant invader crime wave:  https://sputniknews.com/europe/201805081064240083-sweden-rape-migrants/

https://sputniknews.com/europe/20180119/1060879137.html

Swedes are so brainwashed by multiculturalism they are unable to come to grips with the problem: https://sputniknews.com/europe/20180206/1061402260.html

Swedish police officer speaks the truth about migrant invader crime and is—you guessed it—investigated by the police.  https://sputniknews.com/europe/20180215/1061687084.html

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Life in the Marxist Age – American Free Press

Posted by M. C. on August 4, 2019

http://americanfreepress.net/life-in-the-marxist-age/

By Donald Jeffries

Portland State University philosophy professor Peter Boghossian recently attempted to expose how ludicrous political correctness has become. Unfortunately for him, his attempt succeeded all too well—and now he may be out of a job.

Over the course of a few years, Boghossian and two academics produced 20 hoax essays, collectively called “the Grievance Studies” experiment, that were written to be as ridiculous as possible and designed to appeal to small special interest groups made up of mostly far-left scholars.

Seven of Boghossian’s bogus studies were accepted for publication by social science journals, including a feminist rewrite of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. The journal Gender, Place, and Culture bit on a piece claiming to study “canine rape culture.”

In that study, Boghossian and his colleagues charged that, “dog parks are rape-condoning spaces and a place of rampant canine rape culture and systemic oppression against ‘the oppressed dog’ through which human attitudes to both problems can be measured.” Boghossian’s team even claimed to have “tactfully inspected the genitals of slightly fewer than 10,000 dogs whilst interrogating owners as to their sexuality.”

In another eagerly accepted article, the hoaxers demanded that the world of bodybuilding recognize “fat bodybuilding, as a fat-inclusive politicized performance.”

For his efforts, which once brought to light should have caused academia to engage in some self-analysis, Portland State University moved to fire Boghossian.

“I truly hope the administration puts its institutional weight behind the pursuit of truth, but I’ve been given no indication that’s what they intend to do,” Boghossian said.

All of the journals involved are part of the dubious field of “grievance studies.” Some in the mainstream media attempted to rationalize and defend academia’s attachment to the most extreme, and in these cases totally fabricated, areas of identity politics that focus on gender and race.

A group of 11 Portland State professors and one graduate student published an anonymous letter in the student newspaper Vanguard, which featured a menacing image of Boghossian equipped with a Pinocchio nose. They charged Boghossian’s team with repeated “fraudulent behavior violating acceptable norms of research in any discipline” and castigated the beleaguered professor for inviting James Damore, who was fired by Google for exercising his right to free speech, to an event at the university.

“Boghossian has not only indicated his less-than-collegial attitude through his hoaxes,” they charged, “but has actively targeted faculty at other institutions. None of us wish to contend with threats of death and assault from online trolls.”

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Some in the academic world displayed a degree of rationality. Yascha Mounk, a Harvard lecturer in government, condemned what he viewed as unfair attempts to undermine the hoaxers.

“Even if all of the charges laid at the feet of Boghossian [and the two other authors] were true, they would have demonstrated a very worrying fact,” Mounk wrote. “Some of the leading journals in areas like gender studies have failed to distinguish between real scholarship and intellectually vacuous as well as morally troubling [expletive deleted].”

In a recent YouTube video, Boghossian read out an email from Portland State, which threatened an investigation and sanctions against him.

“I think that they will do everything and anything in their power to get me out,” he stated. “And I think this is the first shot in that.”

Boghossian’s case is merely the latest example of political correctness run amok on college campuses across the country. Earlier this month, it was widely reported that Washington, D.C.’s American University would be hosting a multisession seminar aimed at getting faculty to combat “white language supremacy.” The seminar will also propose “alternative” methods of assessing writing other than quality, such as “labor-based grading contracts.”

While even the most unthreatening and lukewarm “conservative” voices have been denied the opportunity to speak at various universities, some astonishingly anti-white figures have been welcomed.

Christian evangelical Wheaton College, not a typical leftist institution, permitted Emory University philosophy professor George Yancy to speak there in 2017, in the esteemed Billy Graham Center on campus. His speech was filled with expletives and hateful declarations like, “To be white is to be racist.” Stephens College, a women’s college in Columbia, Mo., recently announced that it will “admit and enroll students who were not born female, but who identify and live as women.” All-women Mount Holyoke College canceled plans to change its logo due to protests that it could be perceived as not being inclusive to transgender students.

Boghossian merely demonstrated what is obvious: In today’s America, satire is impossible while a frighteningly authoritarian political correctness rules the day.

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Citizen: “What are you protesting against” Johnny: “What have you got?” The Wild One

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Western Culture Has Died A Politically Correct Death – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. on April 1, 2019

Individuals Are Not Important; Only Category Membership Is

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/03/30/western-culture-has-died-a-politically-correct-death/

Paul Craig Roberts

It is amazing the power that politically correct kooks have acquired over language, art, and literature. It is a sign that the West is culturally dead.

When high museums rename paintings because some emotional weakling declares the name to be offensive, it becomes obvious that the custodians of Western culture have lost their belief in Western culture.

When universities cover up murals because of a claim they are offensive to people whose presence on the campus is miniscule if present at all, you know that learning is no longer the purpose of the university.

When a people are afraid to use the words and terms of their forefathers, you know they have been intimidated to abandon even their own language and ways of speaking.

Western culture today consists of pornography, sexual deviants, whining wimps devastated by mere words, self-hatred, and craven cowards afraid to stand up for themselves against the onslaught of hate directed toward them by political correctness freaks.

The political correctness people are the most alienated and emotionally weak element in the society.  Yet they dominate in the media, entertainment, universities, and art world…

What Your Sons and Daughters Will Learn at University

By Philip Carl Salzman

Universities in the 20th century were dedicated to the advancement of knowledge. Scholarship and research were pursued, and diverse opinions were exchanged and argued in the “marketplace of ideas.”

This is no longer the case. Particularly in the social sciences, humanities, education, social work, and law, a single political ideology has replaced scholarship and research, because the ideology presents fixed answers to all questions. And, although the most important thing in universities today is the diversity of race, gender, sexual practice, ethnicity, economic class, and physical and mental capability, there is no longer diversity of opinion. Only those committed to the ideology are admitted to academic staff or administration.

Universities have been transformed by the near-universal adoption of three interrelated theories: postmodernism, postcolonialism, and social justice. These theories and their implications will be explored here.

There Is No Truth; Nothing Is Good or Bad Read the rest of this entry »

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The Real Purpose of PC – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on December 31, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/12/thomas-dilorenzo/real-purpose-pc/

Today’s college students have been –and are being – trained to be intolerant, totalitarian-minded, communist thugs.”

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When You Just Plum Forget How to Tell When They Are Lying…Plus a Free Bonus

Posted by M. C. on April 17, 2014

It is a safe bet that whenever the lamestream media or a politician is speaking they are lying. Many of the above have developed the fine art of lying to such a degree that one can slip and actually believe what is said. Don’t be embarrassed. It can happen to anyone.

To counter this mental slippage I have included this Lie Recalibration Chart:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/04/no_author/youre-about-to-be-lied-to-when-they-say/

For best results review once a month.

Free Added Bonus: Hypercorrectness Indicators.

http://woodpilereport.com/

For when they do not want to say what they really mean.

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