Let the Universities Die

Let the Universities Die, by Jim Goad. This trend is further advanced in the US, but it is well underway in Australia.

American colleges no longer teach people how to think; they command people what to think, with the constant looming Sword of Damocles hanging over the head of anyone foolish enough to express a dissident thought.

American colleges are no longer institutions of higher learning. It would be more apt to refer to them as state-sanctioned seminaries for the secular religion of Cultural Marxism. Instead of strolling out of college with nimbler minds, students now stumble out into the real world with their brains scrubbed clean of the ability to hatch a single independent thought.

And as they enter a hostile job market with their useless Master’s Degrees in Postmodern Gender Modalities Among Hamsters, your average hapless college grad is saddled with a life-crippling average debt of nearly $40K to banksters who finance all this brainwashing. Student debt in America is currently close to $1.5 trillion— nearly twice as much as all credit-card debt combined.

If you’re a white male who isn’t bothered about being a white male, the current college climate is intensely hostile. Women currently account for 56% of all enrollments nationwide, and that quotient is expected to rise. As a recent article in The Atlantic put it, “at most college campuses the attitude is that men are the problem.”

The larger problem is that modern higher education is so marinated in leftist propaganda, what passes for “education” is often mistaken for reality. A study from last year found that at Ivy League schools such as Columbia and Princeton, liberal professors outnumbered conservatives by a factor of 30 to 1. According to psychology professor Jonathan Haidt, social justice is now the new religious fundamentalism, and if one dare question the sanctity of the modern sacred cows, one risks ostracism at the very least…or possibly expulsion…or even, as has been amply demonstrated over the past year when anyone to the right of Trotsky attempts to speak on an American campus, you are likely to be shouted down or physically attacked. …

While piously posing as staunchly anti-racist—whatever the hell that means, because it can’t be quantified—students are instead encouraged to channel all of their latent racial hatred toward the very idea of white people. …

So let the colleges die. Let the teachers — almost to the last gender-fluid one of them an Armchair Marxist who fetishizes the “working class” from afar — learn what it’s really like to earn a living. …

For about a thousand bucks, you can buy a cheap laptop and an internet connection for a year. And if you’re remotely intelligent and inquisitive and motivated, you can find all the knowledge the world has to offer online. We need more autodidacts and fewer casualties of collegiate indoctrination.

Social media threat: People learned to survive disease, we can handle Twitter

Social media threat: People learned to survive disease, we can handle Twitter, by Glenn Reynolds.

I’ve been reading James C. Scott’s Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, and one of the interesting aspects to the earliest civilizations is how fragile they were. A bunch of people and their animals would crowd together in a city, and diseases that weren’t much of a threat when everybody was spread out hunting and gathering would suddenly spread like wildfire and depopulate the town almost overnight.

As Scott writes, an early city was more like a refugee resettlement camp than a modern urban area. He observes that “the pioneers who created this historically novel ecology could not possibly have known the disease vectors they were inadvertently unleashing.”

Then I ran across this observation on Twitter: “The Internet is rewiring brains and social relations. Could it be producing a civilizational nervous breakdown?” And I saw another article noting that depression in teens skyrocketed between 2010 and 2015, as smartphones took over. It made me wonder if we’re in the same boat as the neolithic cities, only for what you might call viruses of the mind: Toxic ideas that spread like wildfire.

Let’s All Savor The Democrats’ Pervgate Pain

Let’s All Savor The Democrats’ Pervgate Pain, by Kurt Schlicter.

Some say that it’s so, so very wrong to take so much pleasure at a scandal in which the heroes of the Democrat Party are all being exposed as handsy, tonguey creeps. …

Liberals have always been a bunch of lying posers pretending to be allies of women, and some of us always knew it was a scam. To see the truth so gloriously revealed, and to watch their humiliating back-pedaling and equivocation, is wonderful. …

Here’s the thing everyone sees clearly now. The Democrats never actually believed all that stuff they shovel about women. It was a pose, a scam, a grift run on the suckers. And now, thanks to the likes of Al Franken being unable to interact successfully with women who are awake, the curtain has been thrown back.

Today’s latest is a media leftie: Eight women say CBS’s Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls.

Intellectuals and Society

Intellectuals and Society, by Thomas Sowell. Some excerpts. This is quite a good explanation of how the culture of climate research went astray.

Even the most rigorous scientist is not objective as a person or impartial in scientific pursuits. Scientists studying the growth of cancer cells in human beings are clearly not impartial as between the life of those cancers and the lives of human beings. Cancers are not studied just to acquire academic information but precisely in order to learn how best to destroy existing cancers and, if possible, prevent new cancers from coming into existence, in order to reduce human suffering and prolong human life.

There could hardly be any activity more partial. What makes this activity scientific is that it uses methods devised to get at the truth, not to support one belief or another. On the contrary, scientific methods which have evolved to put competing beliefs to the test of facts, implicitly recognize how ill-advised it would be to rely on personal objectivity or impartiality among scientists.

Although J.A. Schumpeter said, “The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie,” he also said that what makes a field scientific are “rules of procedure” which can “crush out ideologically conditioned error” from an analysis. Such rules of procedure are an implicit recognition of the unreliability of personal objectivity or impartiality.

A scientist who filtered out facts contrary to some preferred theory of cancer would [should?] be regarded as a disgrace and discredited, while an engineer who filtered out certain facts in building a bridge could be prosecuted for criminal negligence if that bridge collapsed as a result, with people on it. But those intellectuals whose work has been analogized as “social engineering” face no such liability —  in most cases, no liability at all —  if their filtering out of known facts leads to social disasters.

That so many intellectuals could use the unattainability of personal objectivity and impartiality as a reason to justify their own filtering of facts— and make their argument seem plausible— shows again that they have much intellect and much verbal virtuosity, even if they do not always have much wisdom.

Ultimately, the issue is not, as so often misstated, a question of being “fair” to those on “both sides” of an issue. What is far more important is being honest with the reader, who after all has usually not paid to learn about the psyche or ideology of the writer, but to acquire some information about the real world.

Intellectuals who take it upon themselves to filter facts, in the interest of their own vision, are denying to others the right they claim for themselves, to look at the world as it is and reach their own conclusions. Having an opinion, or expressing an opinion, is radically different from blocking information from reaching others who could form their own opinions. …

Truth is an impediment to certain intellectuals:

Truth — empirical facts or compelling logic — is an enemy of dogmas, and one dealt with as an enemy by small but growing numbers of modern intellectuals, demonstrating again the divergence between intellectual standards and the self- serving interests of intellectuals.

It is not simply particular truths that are attacked or evaded but in many cases the very concept of truth itself. The discrediting of truth as a decisive criterion has been attempted systematically by some with deconstruction, or ad hoc by others with assertions of what is “my truth” versus “your truth”— as if truth could be made private property, when its whole significance is in interpersonal communication.

For example, when Robert Reich was challenged on the factual accuracy of his published accounts of various meetings that had been videotaped by others, showing situations radically different from what he had described in his book, his reply was: “I claim no higher truth than my own perceptions.”

If truth is subjective, then its entire purpose becomes meaningless. However, that may seem to some to be a small price to pay in order to preserve a vision on which many intellectuals’ sense of themselves, and of their role in society, depends.

The seeming sophistication of the notion that all reality is “socially constructed” has a superficial plausibility but it ignores the various validation processes which test those constructions. Much of what is said to be socially “constructed” has been in fact socially evolved over the generations and socially validated by experience. Much of what many among the intelligentsia propose to replace it with is in fact constructed that is, created deliberately at a given time and place — and with no validation beyond the consensus of like- minded peers.

If facts, logic, and scientific procedures are all just arbitrary “socially constructed” notions, then all that is left is consensus — more specifically peer consensus, the kind of consensus that matters to adolescents or to many among the intelligentsia.

In other words, throw out truth and what replaces it is “might makes right.”

hat-tip Chris

MSNBC Panelist: White Men ‘Pose the Biggest Threat to Americans’

MSNBC Panelist: White Men ‘Pose the Biggest Threat to Americans’, by Pam Key.

Saturday on MSNBC, during a discussion on an FBI report on “black identity extremists,” Jamira Burley, the founder of Genynot, said white men posed “the biggest threat to Americans every single day.” …

“It’s been documented and verified that they are more likely to burn down churches, more likely to commit mass murders and mass shootings and so Jeff Sessions’ reality and his assessment on these people I think is both lacking in facts and both reality.”

Sure, and you’re not a racist virtue signaler who twists the truth by omitting the relevant facts.

hat-tip Charles

Mugged By Reality, Germany’s Climate Consensus Is Collapsing

Mugged By Reality, Germany’s Climate Consensus Is Collapsing, by Benny Peiser.

Germany’s utopian dream of transforming itself into the world’s green powerhouse is collapsing as its political and media establishment is mugged by reality. The country’s climate obsession has turned into one of the country’s biggest political and economic handicaps, making Germany almost ungovernable.

Germany faces a political crisis after a month of four-party exploratory talks about forming a so-called Jamaica coalition collapsed late on Sunday night. For the first time since the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), German parties with a majority in parliament are unwilling to form a Government. Nobody knows what happens next or how this deepening crisis can be solved anytime soon.

The inability to agree on contentious climate and energy policy issues together with disagreement over migration triggered the end of the exploratory coalition talks yesterday evening. …

While the Green Party demanded the immediate shut-down of 10-20 of Germany’s 180 coal power plants, the Liberal Party (FDP) stood by its manifesto promise of a radical reform of the Energiewende, advocating the end to subsidies for renewable energy. …

The Ministry also warned that any attempt to force a radical reduction of CO2 emissions “by 2020 would only be possible by partial de-industrialisation of Germany.”

Climate business as usual is no longer an option for the Liberals. The party fears that a fast exit from coal-fired power generation, as demanded by the Greens, would result in severe social, economic and political problems. …

As a recent editorial of the Wall Street Journal concludes: “No wonder voters are in revolt. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) won a surprising 13% vote share in part on a promise to end the Energiewende immediately. A new study from the RWI Leibniz Institute for Economic Research finds that 61% of Germans wouldn’t want to pay even one eurocent more per kilowatt-hour of electricity to fund more renewables.

hat-tip Charles

Warning over sharia law in push for religious freedom

Warning over sharia law in push for religious freedom, by David Crowe.

Australians are being warned that a rush to legislate religious freedom could open the door to sharia law, as senior conservatives call for “cooler heads to prevail” in the growing dispute over the protections needed when parliament enacts marriage equality. …

The Australian Muslim Women’s Association cautioned against claims of a push for sharia law, calling it a manifestation of a general fear of Islam. It acknowledged “fringe radicals” had called for Australia to adopt sharia but noted there was no general call on behalf of the Muslim community for the establishment of sharia.

Yet.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Hipster racist Lena Dunham embodies the myth of white liberal ‘tolerance’

Hipster racist Lena Dunham embodies the myth of white liberal ‘tolerance’, by Jeremy Hunt.

There are few interactions more entertaining than when a white liberal meets a black conservative. So many of their sweeping generalizations of conservatives being racists just sound plain silly when they are face-to-face with someone who doesn’t match their expected profile.

On countless occasions, I’ve listened in amusement as a white liberal attempts to educate me, a black man, on how my beliefs are really just a tool for white supremacy. Instead of engaging in a dialogue about policy, they just expect me to give them a pat on the back for their “enlightened” views on race.

But I’ve found that for many of them, their baseless claims about conservatives often serve as a smoke screen for their own prejudice. It seems that those who flippantly hurl the accusation of racism to anyone who thinks differently from them tend to be the most likely perpetrators of it.

It’s difficult to find a more prime example than “Girls” creator and outspoken liberal, Lena Dunham. …

Dunham is just one example of how white liberals often claim the moral high ground on issues of race simply because of their political views—but privately care very little for minority struggles. …

It turns out that despite being a figurehead for liberal “tolerance,” Dunham has a troubling track record with people of color. …

“I’d call their strain ‘hipster racism’, which typically uses sarcasm as a cover, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting—‘It’s just a joke. Why are you overreacting?’” Clemmons stated.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific

Suu Kyi blames illegal immigrants for world conflict

Suu Kyi blames illegal immigrants for world conflict, by Amanda Hodge.

Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed ­illegal immigration for instability and conflict in the world in a speech likely to dampen hopes the Nobel laureate will oversee a swift return of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees forced to flee violence in Myanmar.

Ms Suu Kyi told a meeting of European and Asian foreign ministers in the Myanmar capital Naypyitaw yesterday that illegal immigration was partly responsible for the spread of terrorism.

Myanmar’s defacto leader did not specifically mention the ­recent refugee exodus, but her speech reflects popular opinion in Buddhist-majority Myanmar that the country’s Rohingya ­minority are Muslim interlopers responsible for acts of terrorism. …

Ms Suu Kyi told EU and Asian ministers yesterday that the world was experiencing a new ­period of instability and cited ­“illegal immigration’s spread of terrorism and violent extremism, social disharmony and even the threat of nuclear war”.

“Conflicts take away peace from societies, leaving behind underdevelopment and poverty, pushing peoples and even countries away from one another,” she said, calling for policymakers to understand the “constraints and difficulties” others faced in dealing with such problems.

Asia’s Iron Lady doing what our clownish Western leaders don’t do — protecting her own people.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Eric Schmidt

Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Eric Schmidt, by RT.

Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik to make their articles less prominent on the search engine’s news delivery services.

“We are working on detecting and de-ranking those kinds of sites – it’s basically RT and Sputnik,” Schmidt said during a Q & A session at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Saturday, when asked about whether Google facilitates “Russian propaganda.” …

The Alphabet chief, who has been referred to by Hillary Clinton as a “longtime friend,” added that the experience of “the last year” showed that audiences could not be trusted to distinguish fake and real news for themselves.

“We started with the default American view that ‘bad’ speech would be replaced with ‘good’ speech, but the problem found in the last year is that this may not be true in certain situations, especially when you have a well-funded opponent who is trying to actively spread this information,” he told the audience.

Schmidt advised Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign on digital operations, and offered the same services to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2015, according to several emails from campaign chairman John Podesta’s private account, published by WikiLeaks last October. …

Censorship by Google:

Google’s initiative will have a direct impact on “freedom of speech and thought” in the US, believes Prof. Dan Kovalik, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

“It is a form of censorship, and the idea is to lead readers away from RT content. And it will have an impact on the discourse in this country,” Kovalik told RT. “When [you start] censoring anyone, they are going to censor everyone, and I think everyone in the US should be appalled by this and very concerned.” ..

Google is dancing to the tune of the US government as part of the broader campaign to demonize Russia, political commentator and TV host Steve Malzberg told RT.

“This is all about the fact that Russia is right now the enemy. Russia has been made the enemy by the left, the Democrats and, by definition, the media. The media has been nonstop for a year now about ‘evil Russia.’”

Google deranked climate skeptic sites from about 2010.

Google are a private company so they are free to be evil — to censor and misrepresent as they see fit — but it’s still a free country and we are free to take our business elsewhere. I switched to DuckDuckGo as my search engine, and now prefer it (though no search engine is perfect, and I still use Google for an occasional search).

hat-tip Stephen Neil

The Backlash Against European Multiculturalism

The Backlash Against European Multiculturalism, by Joseph Puder.

Multiculturalism, the “religion” of the European Union (EU) elites, enforced by many EU states through “diversity” programs, has begun to lose its luster….

The slow economic growth in most EU countries has put the squeeze on the native population. They are now compelled to compete for limited jobs and resources with migrants and refugees. …

France and Germany, along with other Western European and Scandinavian EU members, have pushed the multiculturalist line. The pattern throughout central Europe however, is in the reverse, with the parties of the left losing ground to anti-immigration, Eurosceptic, and anti-multiculturalist parties. Poland and Hungary too, have elected parties that are vehemently opposed to immigration from Muslim countries as well as multiculturalism. …

Native European citizens, leaders, and intellectuals from the entire political spectrum are now demanding that their governments seek the assimilation of Muslim migrants into European culture. The concern is not only over the newly arrived millions that flooded Europe as the result of Middle East conflicts, but also the children and grandchildren of Muslim immigrants who have lived in Europe for a long time. …

The anti-immigrant parties in central Europe and beyond reflect a rising tide of European citizens who reject multiculturalism, and the immigration of non-Europeans. There is a feeling among these European natives that they are losing their culture and their country.

It is now just a matter of time before Western European political and social elites face the rage of their people.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

The West’s unstoppable march toward ‘yes’

The West’s unstoppable march toward ‘yes’, by Bella d’Abrera.

The second stream which explains why the public voted for same-sex marriage, is the long-term denigration of religion and the morality that goes with it, in particular, the Christian faith. This has been taking place since the seventeenth century, when the founders of modern Western thought freed science and philosophy from religion, which they perceived to be based on blind faith, and laid the groundwork for the secular State.

The results of this philosophical revolution have come about slowly and gradually, over the course of the centuries. In the 1860s, Karl Marx famously criticized religion for being the ‘opium of the masses’, which he proposed was being used against the working classes by their oppressors. In his Communist Manifesto, Marx focussed on marriage, proclaiming that the ‘abolition’ of marriage and the family, central Christian ideas, were necessary if society was going to be transformed.

Since then, society has been well and truly transformed as Marx hoped it would. Christianity has become increasingly marginalised in our society, its disappearance accelerated during the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, when it became very unfashionable.

As Christianity has rescinded, the State has taken over the traditional role once occupied by the church, and having naturally set aside the traditional moral element of marriage, is now involved in tying this special bond between two people; couples no longer need the church to get married.

With a little help from cultural Marxists.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Freedom to discriminate

Freedom to discriminate, by Nicola Wright.

What would a truly free market look like without discrimination laws? If a business was to advertise that they do not serve or hire black people, for instance, the public outcry and sanctions would probably mean they would quickly change their stance, or go out of business. Additionally, businesses that do not discriminate make more money than businesses that do through access to a greater pool of customers and job applicants.

When customers take their business elsewhere, this naturally leads to fairer outcomes than would arise were the graceless hand of government to step in with fines and lawsuits. Society in this day and age does not tolerate blatant racism and bigotry, so why do we need to look to the government to enforce a ‘code of conduct’ on us all? Government have not exactly been a glowing example of moral superiority to date, so we ought not to continue to look to them for validation and correction of societal ills.

The grown-up thing to do if refused service for your same-sex wedding would be to take your business to the 99.5 per cent of other providers who would be only too willing to serve you. Let’s give same-sex couples the benefit of the doubt; if confronted by such a situation perhaps most of them will take this option. But as the saying goes ‘there’s one in every crowd.’

With or without freedom of conscience protections, we all know what will happen to the first business in Australia that refuses service to a same-sex couple with retribution on their minds. Some people will call these conscientious objectors brave and principled, others will call them hateful bigots, but no matter what you think of these people, their punishment will be swift. They will be headline news across the country, they will be publicly denigrated, ostracised and suffer a trial by social media that will likely destroy their business. Surely this is punishment enough, without the iron fist of the law coming down on their heads as well?

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Roy Moore’s Lying Accuser Admits He Didn’t Ever Touch Her

Roy Moore’s Lying Accuser Admits He Didn’t Ever Touch Her, by William Farrow.

Liberals have been attacking Judge Roy Moore relentlessly after a fishy story surfaced alleging that he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl decades and decades ago when the now-76 year old man was in his early 30s. …

After the publicity began to die down and Harley Hannah, Moore’s accuser, … finally admitted the truth during an interview on MSNBC.

“It was like a bad dream,” she told host Dan Fitzpatrick. “I don’t really remember what happened but my mind filled in the gaps.”

“So you don’t actually know what happened?” Fitzpatrick pressed.

“I don’t remember everything that happened, but I know it,” Hannah replied.

“It doesn’t sound like you have much of an idea what Judge Moore actually did to you,” the interviewer responded as Hannah broke down in tears.

There you have it. Nothing to see here. She lied, plain and simple. This is all the proof you, the American people, need to know that Moore was just the victim of a smear campaign.

So it appears that the whole story was probably bogus after all, a leftist lie to win a crucial special election. It almost worked. Expect more of this sort of thing in the future, while the left control the media and believe their ends justify the means.

hat-tip Charles

Drug problem greatly exacerbated by the restructuring of the economy in recent decade

Drug problem greatly exacerbated by the restructuring of the economy in recent decade, by Karl Denninger. Everyone has events sometime in their lives that encourage a bit of self medication. But public policy has been ensuring those events are occurring more often to some classes of people, lately:

Maybe the event doesn’t pass because they’re not rocket scientists (after all, the bell curve is real and thus so is intelligence and mental capacity) and we sent all the jobs that are both rewarding and accessible to those folks that aren’t on the far right of the curve to China and India, and of those remaining we looked the other way while millions of illegal, unskilled laborers flooded our nation.

In other words we cheered on the screwing of a large part of the population of this country — and then we express shock, outrage and revulsion when they turn to the bottle — whether it’s got booze, prescription drugs or heroin in it. …

We already screwed anyone with under a roughly 120 IQ out of the ability to raise a family on one income without the government grossly subsidizing them, especially in high-tax parts of the country. Why did we allow that “high tax and cost of living” crap to develop in the first place? …

Some suggestions:

You want lasting change with regard to drug abuse and outcomes? Look to Portugal, which legalized basically everything. Drug abuse rates fell like a stone.

But if you want to actually take care of the underlying problem that leads to drug abuse of all sorts then you need to address the fraud all over our economy and those who intentionally exploit everyone and everything they can, starting with people like Zuckerberg and the so-called “multinationals” such as Apple that not only avoid taxes on income they really do earn here (the fruits of their operations) but firms that do things like cost-shift call centers and then claim the activity is “there” (when it really isn’t; it’s for the benefit of people here.)

The fact of the matter is that a couple of ordinary intelligence must be able to feed, house and clothe both themselves and a couple of kids on one income, not two, and make it work — in essentially all areas of the country — without taking handouts. If you do that then the reason for a huge percentage of those who currently use drugs to do so disappears.

But for that to happen the scams have to disappear across the board, and utterly nobody is talking about doing it.

Report: Schools Must Teach Britain Is an ‘Immigration Nation’ with no Indigenous Population to Fight Islamophobia

Report: Schools Must Teach Britain Is an ‘Immigration Nation’ with no Indigenous Population to Fight Islamophobia, by Virginia Hale.

The government should empower NGOs and race activists to police the media to ensure ethnic minorities are not portrayed in a bad light, and the school curriculum must be changed so that every child is taught Britain has no native population, according to a new report on Islamophobia.

In Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All, “race relations” think tank the Runnymede Trust alleges that “anti-Muslim racism” is responsible for all inequalities between Muslims and other groups in Britain “across a range of outcomes, from health, housing and environment to education, employment and criminal justice”.

Cannot think of any other possible causes? Ever wondered why Pakistan and Arabia are not like Britain? Bring on the PC censorship:

Lamenting that Muslims are subject to “demonisation” and “racial stereotyping” in Britain, one of the report’s 10 main recommendations is that the press and media be overhauled to ensure that news coverage is produced so as not to fuel negative perceptions of minority ethnic or religious groups.

A press regulator should “investigate the prevalence of Islamophobia, racism and hatred espoused in the press”, which would not only look at the accuracy of coverage, but also examine whether “individual stories have wider negative effects on whole ethnic groups, and on wider social attitudes”, according to the report.

Always the left work by force, telling everyone else how to behave and using the power of government to enforce their wishes. Never by voluntary action motivated by pointing out truths. Now they are positively encouraging discrimination on the basis of race, religion, etc:

As well as urging the press and wider media establish ethnic diversity quota targets for their journalists, editors, and senior management, the Trust writes that politicians must show “greater accountability for the impact on race relations of negative media coverage … of minority ethnic and religious groups.” …

The latest PC myths (two big lies in one sentence, and a third in the next):

Our Migration Story states that the UK is a nation of constant migrations with no indigenous population, whose “wealth and power” came only as the result of “the exploitation of the world’s resources and its people”.

British imperialism is to blame for the existence of racism today, according to the website, which highlights hundreds of stories of intolerance, racism, and oppression in the UK’s history and was created to counter “the resurgence of increasingly narrow, nationalistic, expressions of national identity”, according to its creators.

It’s now PC to believe that Britain has no indigenous population? Then where did most of my ancestors come from? Are we being erased? We must have come from somewhere, mustn’t we?

Just who is being racist here? This is the latest saga in the left’s theme since WWII: “Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, and white countries for everybody.”

This sort of leftist dissembling, justified by a philosophy of “our ends justify the means”, has been tried before and failed. It always causes great harm, then fails.

Prof Alan Smithers, of Buckingham University, a specialist adviser to the Commons Education Committee, said: “This seems to be aimed more at indoctrination than education. It is dangerous because a cohesive society depends on an authentic shared view of history.”

Author and Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul added: “This absurd supposition of Africans inhabiting Britain before the English only goes to show how our once esteemed centres of learning, Oxford and Cambridge, have been insidiously eroded by a dangerous dogma that, very like IS today, wrought misery and havoc in Russia, China and the Eastern bloc, where for all practical purposes it has failed.

No fury like a same-sex voter scorned

No fury like a same-sex voter scorned, by Andrew Burrell.

The angry, foul-mouthed phone calls to Liberal MP Andrew Hastie’s electorate office started soon after the results of the same-sex marriage survey were declared last Wednesday.

Then came a deluge of abusive emails, tweets and Facebook messages from victorious same-sex marriage advocates that have shocked the usually unflappable Mr Hastie and his staff — some of whom voted Yes in the survey.

Many are furious over Mr Hastie’s controversial decision — flagged months ago — to abstain from voting on the issue in parliament even though his own electorate of Canning, south of Perth, returned a 60 per vote in favour of same-sex marriage. For this he has repeatedly been labelled a “homophobe” and a “coward”. …

One of the politically correct delusions is that the left are more compassionate and that their opponents are haters who indulge in hate speech. Reality is quite different of course:

One anonymous correspondent emailed Mr Hastie’s office: “Listen you f..king maggot. You are there to carry out the wishes of your electorate & not to enforce your own homophobic & bigoted views. Don’t be a c… Vote for it in parliament.”

Even a reporter from a local newspaper expressed her fury with the MP.

“F..k you Hastie,” wrote Rachel Fenner, using her maiden name of Steward, as she shared a story on Facebook by her paper, the Mandurah Coastal Times, about the MP’s decision to abstain from voting. …

In a separate comment on Mr Hastie’s Facebook page, Fenner said of the deeply religious MP: “Thank you for letting your imaginary friend and a book of fables written 2000 years ago dictate your actions instead of the people you were voted in to represent.”

Nick Kapirnas also joined the debate on Mr Hastie’s Facebook page. “You are a useless piece of shit Hastie,” he wrote. “You don’t deserve to be in your seat.”

Facebook user Tyron Gore chipped in with: “Hastie is an arrogant bigoted fool who needs to ­either do the right thing and represent the majority in his electorate or resign as a coward and a failure of a man and politician.” …

Are the Labor MPs who represent the Muslim seats in SW Sydney, which voted “no”, getting the same ire for not representing their electorate’s views in the upcoming vote, in which they will of course vote yes? Of course not.

Mr Hastie declined to comment yesterday. But he has told friends it has been the most brutal week he has experienced since he entered parliament at a by-election in 2015. A spokesman said the MP respected the outcome of the survey, which is why abstaining was the most appropriate action. …

“Andrew Hastie needs to look deep within his psyche. He’d rather kill another man than kiss them,” wrote Facebook user Alan Gordon.

We may need more men like that again sometime.

The left activists have long got their way with a simple proposition: Do as I say or I’ll be rude and obnoxious. I’ll bet they’d fold easily if anyone was consistently rude and obnoxious back again, but that hasn’t happened for decades. If they persist and ramp it up, as they have been doing for the last decade, eventually their opponents will push back — and the left will be the first to say their opponents “started it”.

When truth is systematically disparaged, and a sense of responsibility due to the possibility of an afterlife and a greater context is explicitly denied, life simply becomes a brutish no-holds-barred struggle to get what you want — which is where the left is now. We’ve all heard their battle-cry: “What do we want? <issue of the day> When do we want it? Now!”

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Coalition MP: Turnbull must be sacked or I’ll Quit

Coalition MP: Turnbull must be sacked or I’ll Quit, by Andrew Bolt.

A Coalition MP says he will quit the Turnbull Government next month, plunging it into minority government. The MP said tonight he will stay only if Malcolm Turnbull is replaced as Prime Minister by a leader who can appeal to conservative voters.

“This government has left the party and the values of the party,” said the lower house MP, who does not want to be identified yet.

“It is miles away from what our rank and file say. People tell me Malcolm Turnbull can’t make decisions, he dithers… The final thing they say is that he’s a million miles from our values.” …

The MP said only a change of leader would persuade him to stay, but not if Turnbull was replaced by Liberal deputy leader Julie Bishop, as is increasingly rumored. …

The MP said he will announce his move when Parliament resumes for a week next month. …

A defection will cripple the Turnbull Government. It now holds just 74 of the 148 seats in the House of Representatives, with Barnaby Joyce and John Alexander fighting by-elections after having to quit and renounce their dual citizenship.

Plot to Destroy Trump Hatched in Obama White House – Edward Klein

Plot to Destroy Trump Hatched in Obama White House – Edward Klein, by Greg Hunter. Here’s the clearest and most succinct explanation of what went on with the Russians in the US election:

Klein reveals that this plot started in the Obama White House just weeks after Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Klein explains:

“Susan Rice was invited to come to a dinner party and give the President (Obama) a plan, and her plan was to unmask the names of Donald Trump associates who had been inadvertently picked up by electronic intercepts by the National Security Agency (NSA). The names of these Americans were supposed to remain confidential. She (Susan Rice) suggested they would be unmasked, meaning they would become public, and they would be distributed widely throughout the intelligence community. Inevitably, therefore, she admitted those names would be leaked to the mainstream media (MSM), and the story would begin that there was collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians. This, of course, was always a fairytale because we have had an investigation going on for more than a year and a half, and no one has come up with a scintilla of evidence to prove that. . . . She (Susan Rice) wasn’t doing anything illegal, but clearly she was doing something unethical, to put it mildly, because President Obama and his national security advisor were using the intelligence community as a weapon against their political enemy Donald Trump.

So, will anyone be investigated? Klein says, “I honestly don’t believe that there is going to be an investigation of Barack Obama, the former President. I do think, however . . . that there is a lot of pressure on Jeff Sessions to investigate Hillary Clinton and her connections with the Russians in commissioning that famous, or infamous, “Russian Dossier” that we all know about that accused Donald Trump of all kinds of sexual misconduct and collusion with the Russians, almost all of which has been disproved as disinformation from the Russians. We do know that she (Hillary Clinton) actually authorized the purchase of this dossier and used campaign funds to pay her law firm to actually launder that money and use it to buy this dossier. That’s against the law because you are supposed to acknowledge and say what your campaign funds are used for, and they are supposed to be used only for the campaign.”

Turnbull faces Waterloo at Bennelong

Turnbull faces Waterloo at Bennelong, by Andrew Bolt.

Malcolm Turnbull would never had dreamt that Bennelong — the seat once held by Liberal great John Howard — could become his Waterloo.

But the December 16 by-election looms as a massive challenge to the Prime Minister’s tottering leadership.

Lose this seat and he doesn’t just lose his majority in parliament, guaranteeing next year will become one crisis after another.

It will also terrify his backbenchers, who’ll know few seats will be safe if even Bennelong can fall.