Tag: SJWs

The conservative case for why Sarah Jeong isn’t racist

After Sarah Jeong was hired by The New York Times, the alt-right attacked her by surfacing controversial years-old tweets and calling for her firing. The mainstream right, while not involved in direct racism against her, did advance the narrative that Jeong’s tweets were “racist” and put pressure on the Times.

”#CancelWhitePeople!”

”Dumbass fucking white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,” the shared tweets said.

’Just think what SJWs would do if a white person said that about black people!!!’ the cliched response goes.

Well, excuse me for being a dumbass fucking white person* sharing his opinion online, but calling Jeong “racist” and calling for her to be fired is an overreaction and isn’t even defensible from a laissez faire conservative perspective. (*Although (((I))) am not actually a fucking white person, according to the alt-right…)

Over the past few years, conservatives have wielded the torch of “free speech” against “political correctness.” It was supposedly one of the reasons Donald Trump won the electoral college vote. He was the only one fearless enough to say that Hispanics are not qualified to judge cases impartially and that “#WhiteGenocide” is happening.

Easily-offended right-wing SJWs tweeting angry attacks at Jeong after her tweets went viral.

Alt-right took Jeong tweets out of context

Trump, you see, expressed actually racist thoughts. Jeong, by contrast, was mostly responding to racism directed at her (directly as an individual and indirectly as a member of a targeted ethnicity) and other minority groups.

The idea of “#WhiteGenocide” is illustrative. It is, as I have written, “the idea that diversity is bad because it increases the population of minority ethnic groups in the United States and thus decreases the percentage of whites.” According to the alt-right narrative, America is a white country and should remain that way. Any change of demographics, due to immigration, intermarriage, or group differences in birth rates, is considered “genocide,” because it, in some small way, changes the demographic characteristics of the country. Demographic change in the country, where the percentage of white children born is now less than half of all children, was a factor in Trump’s election.

Thus, when Jeong tweeted to “@RepDanMode,” a racist account that has since been suspended,

.@RepDanMode White people have stopped breeding. You’ll all go extinct soon. This was my plan all along. 😈

complete with a devil emoji, she was mocking the racist idea of “#WhiteGenocide.”

The idea that she individually—or minorities as a group—could have some kind of conspiratorial plan to decrease the fertility rate of members of the white ethnic group is hilariously stupid. Jeong was responding to something racist Mr. “Mode” said and treating it with the contempt it deserved. If anyone thinks she seriously has a plan to stop white people from breeding, they need to learn what sarcasm is.

See the difference? Arguing for banning immigration on the grounds of race is racist. Arguing against the racist idea that immigration should be banned isn’t racist. Using hyperbolic sarcasm to respond to racism is not the same thing as racism.

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Special Post: Lionel Shriver’s full speech

Editor’s Note: We usually follow a strict editorial line, of freedom of speech. The recent needless controversy regarding Lionel Shriver’s speech on Cultural Appropriation is phenomenal, and we at Bombs and Dollars believe therefore that it is our duty to repost and share the speech for everyone to read and share. (Source:The Telegraph, Photo Courtesy: Google Creative Commons.)


 

I hate to disappoint you folks, but unless we stretch the topic to breaking point this address will not be about “community and belonging.”

In fact, you have to hand it to this festival’s organizers: inviting a renowned iconoclast to speak about “community and belonging” is like expecting a great white shark to balance a beach ball on its nose.

The topic I had submitted instead was “Fiction and Identity Politics,” which may sound on its face equally dreary.

But I’m afraid the bramble of thorny issues that cluster around “Identity Politics” has got all too interesting, particularly for people pursuing the occupation I share with many gathered in this hall: fiction writing.

Taken to their logical conclusion, ideologies recently come into vogue challenge our right to write fiction at all.  Meanwhile, the kind of fiction we are “allowed” to write is in danger of becoming so hedged, so circumscribed, so tippy-toe, that we’d indeed be better off not writing the anodyne drivel to begin with.

Let’s start with a tempest-in-a-teacup at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

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The Quality of SJW Mercy

When Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister of the UK she did not attribute her success to feminism. She was not a feminist. Had she been Prime Minister in the 18th century however, she would very likely be hailed by feminists today as one of their own. Dead men and women tell no tales – or reveal inconvenient political alliances.

This might also be said now about the victims of Orlando.

Their still warm corpses being seized upon by a ravenous swam of SJW politicos eager to erase fifty individual identities. Their identities have been subsumed into the LGBT whole, whether or not they were political activists. The mortal terror they faced at the moment of their death is now the property of LGBT community to be invoked at will by anyone with a political axe to grind. Their suffering represents the terror all LGBT people face every day of their lives. Apparently. No reasonable person can disagree. If you do, if your mind strays beyond the limited visible spectrum of acceptable LGBT thought; if you mourn these people as merely humans and not gay martyrs, you are a homophobe.

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On Ali…it is embarrassing to see the hypocrisy from all sides

It is embarrassing, how within minutes of his death, people who have never watched boxing, knows nothing about Ali, his life and his politics started tweeting aspects of his life, whichever suits their political narrative.

So, here’s my seven tweet rant/primer.

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So, anytime you find someone trying to act grief stricken or sanctimonious about Ali, like they possibly did about Bowie, Prince, or Harambe the gorilla…ask them these questions.

As of me, I never liked Ali…as a person. But he was perhaps the greatest pro-boxer ever. That’s all. No memes or quotes from my side.

Donald Trump has never opposed political correctness

Why is a former Ron Paul aide and self-proclaimed “libertarian” voting for Donald Trump, who wants to shut down the internet?

Eric Dondero, who was a Congressional aide to Rep. Ron Paul from 1997-2003, tweeted that he was a libertarian who was supporting Trump. As I noted, there is one problem with his assertion:

Dondero said he thought Trump was anti-PC:

As I have written before, Trump isn’t anti-political correctness. In fact, he gets offended all the time and tries to suppress speech. He is, as I said, the SJW candidate.

Anyone who wants to sue newspapers for reporting factual news stories and have the FCC fine dissidents is by definition not anti-PC and not pro-free speech.

At the end of the post, I will include a long list of examples of Trump’s politically correct positions, but first, my response:

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Donald Trump: The SJW presidential candidate

Anita Sarkeesian is called an “attention whore.” Zoe Quinn is, according to The Ralph Retort, “the biggest egomaniac we have had the displeasure to meet over the last 12 months.”

Those bloggers must not have met Donald Trump in the past year. Because if there is one person who reflects the thin-skinned, attention-craving, complaint-filled, censorious nature associated with Social Justice Warriors, it is Donald Trump.

Though he is lauded as a tough guy and an anti-PC “alpha male” by his fans, who was it who took up his Twitter sword and called for a magazine editor, National Review‘s Rich Lowry, to be fined for making the oh-so-“offensive” statement that Carly Fiorina “castrated” him in the presidential debate? He, like one of the feminists behind the #LikeAGirl campaign, called for Jonah Goldberg to resign because he tweeted that Donald was “tweeting like a 14 year old girl.” And any time he gets questioned by anyone with even the slightest journalistic integrity, he starts up an angry Twitter storm after he’s away from the cameras.

Someone who thinks that journalists asking questions is beyond the pale or that criticism is equivalent to harassment…

Now his newest game is to post “death threats” sent by random 14-year-olds on Twitter in an attempt to either win sympathy or paint his opponents as evil oppressors or perhaps to even win a speaking slot at the next UN conference.

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