Showing posts with label sensitivity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sensitivity. Show all posts

December 29, 2017


3 things to like about 2017

fromReason: There were a few silver linings for liberty lovers this past year.
Regulation Nation    Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromMedium: The common notion in the media is that now the work field will shift and women will be promoted everywhere because men are the worst people in the world.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromRarePolitics: Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been busy seeing to it that the government is kept out of our private electronic communications.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromWashingtonExaminer: The report about the harsh media coverage was included in Pew’s year-ending report titled "17 Striking Findings From 2017."
Media Bias On Parade

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A federal court has just handed down an insulting decision by claiming that a cop shooting at a fleeing minivan full of children does not violate their rights.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

fromReason: Nobody calls himself a censor anymore in the 21st century. We've got better words for it.
Indoctrination and Censorship

November 29, 2017


Supreme court cellphone case puts free speech – not just privacy – at risk 

from Guardian: Carpenter v United States has rightly prompted concerns over surveillance. But it could also have drastic implications for personal freedom in the digital age.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

This awful SCOTUS decision helped create today's civil asset forfeiture racket

from Reason: Bennis v. Michigan should be overruled.
Police State America   Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Teachers attend 'LGGBDTTTIQQAAP' sensitivity training (WTF?)

from PJMedia: The alphabet soup of PC gender nitwittery in Canada.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Nervous about traffic stops? I am. You should be too 

from Rutherford Institute: We’ve all been there before. You’re driving along and you see a pair of flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror. Whether or not you’ve done anything wrong, you get a sinking feeling in your stomach.
Police State America 

The real reason the media pushes “sexual liberation”

from The Daily Bell: When you pursue personal liberation, individual freedom, your life will only improve, right up until your last moments on this Earth. When you pursue so-called sexual liberation, your prospects of happiness decay day by day.
The Pursuit of Happiness

State courts say early-morning pot raids were gratuitous and illegal

from Reason: These cases show how blithely drug warriors resort to terrifying and potentially deadly tactics in response to "crimes" that violate no one's rights, even when safer alternatives are readily available.
Police State America   The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Deirdre Reilly: Chalk It Up To Lifelong Coddling

More 'poor baby' accommodations.    Good thing today’s college students aren’t frequenting America’s suburban driveways or playground blacktops. Fanciful chalk drawings and scribbles are routinely found there — the handiwork, in most American towns, of the happy-go-lucky pre-K set. But words or scribblings in colorful chalk are too much to  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Campus Lunacy

Inmates running the asylum.  The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation   ... MORE

7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand

A guide to the real world.      Millennials. They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our politicians, doctors, scientists, chefs, television producers, fashion designers, manufacturers, and, one would hope, the new proponents of liberty. But are they ready for it?   ... MORE

Individualism & Capitalism vs. Marxian Gender & Race Conflict: Trigger Words And College Safe Spaces

by Richard Ebeling.   The media has been full of stories recently about the new sensitivity on college and university campuses concerning the avoidance in courses or assignments of the use of “trigger words” or phrases that may have a “hurtful” affect on students when thoughtlessly used in the teaching environment. Student and other groups    ... MORE

John Cleese: Political Correctness Is Killing Comedy

Oversensitivity will be the death of free expression.    Monty Python member John Cleese has become the latest comedy legend to wade into the shark-infested waters that is the debate over political correctness in comedy. In a video for commentary website Big Think, Cleese warns that oversensitivity from political correctness is hurting comedy and   ... MORE

BHO's Gun Control Policies Serve Same Function As Tears

by Jacob Sullum.    Intentions over results. HouseAnnouncing his gun-related "executive actions" yesterday, President Obama predictably substituted emotion for logic while engaging in a familiar bait and switch. He recited a litany of horrific, headline-grabbing mass shootings while proposing policies that would have done nothing to prevent   ... MORE

Deana Chadwell: To Be, Or Not To Be Offended

NY's transgender nitwittery.   New York City is proposing a $250,000 fine for using the wrong pronoun in reference to a transgendered person. Really?! How would you know which pronoun to use? Why would a he that used to be a she be upset if one slipped up and used the feminine pronoun? Accidents happen, especially where confusion abounds.     ... MORE

To End Campus Tantrums, Treat Young People Like Adults

by Maria Thielman.     The idea that a young person is someone to be protected, shielded, and treated delicately at all costs is part of what’s behind universities letting students force their professors out (as Yale just did) because they “hurt our feelings,” and part of why people don’t know how to debate anymore and just engage in shouting matches.   ... MORE

A. Barton Hinkle: Crybaby Nation

Hysteria over hurt feelings and safe spaces.   When did America get taken over by a bunch of crybabies? The question seems a little judgy, but look around. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting people—from all parts of the political spectrum, it's important to note—yelping about their hurt feelings. That's not hyperbole: A recent viral video   ... MORE

This Is What A Social Justice Warrior Looks Like

by David French.      Pitching a fit as a path toward power. The video below has been making the rounds on the internet. It shows a young woman screaming in the face of Yale professor Nicholas Christakis about the alleged plight of minority students. Why the hysterical shrieking? Because the professor’s wife (a Yale lecturer) had the audacity   ... MORE

How Helicoptered Kids Become Hypersensitive Students

by Lenore Skenazy.     Creating the scaredy cat generation. This is the article everyone’s talking about: “The Coddling of the American Mind,” by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, on the cover of this month’s Atlantic. It discusses the idea taking root on college campuses that students cannot be exposed to ideas, words, or phrases that     ... MORE

Political Correctness Makes College Students Mentally Ill

by Daniel Greenfield.      The biggest emotional bully wins. First, complaints of emotional distress are way up. Nearly all of the campus mental-health directors surveyed in 2013 by the American College Counseling Association reported that the number of students with severe psychological problems was rising at their schools. The rate of   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Academic Fascism

Boogeymen everywhere.   George Orwell said, "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell's statement, he need only step upon most college campuses. Faculty leaders of the University of California consider certain statements racism and feel they should not be used in   ... MORE

Susan Stamper Brown: Let's Ditch Political Correctness

It is just tyranny with happy face.        Political correctness is a contradiction of reality and distortion of morality that necessitates relentless government intervention devised by those who seek to control our lives. These self-appointed Speech Sheriffs warn us that words spoken outside the imaginary perimeters they've set are judgmental,    ... MORE