Cancel Culture


Dixie Cup
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#91  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

And more news from the stunted morons on the left. They have called for a boycott of Goya foods because the CEO had the f*cking audacity to say nice things about Trump.
Go read up on the all the charitable stuff Goya foods does and then tell me the left hasn't become completely unhinged. Christ, during the pandemic alone they donated 200,000 lbs of food and 20,000 masks, so far. They also delivered over 18,000 meals to students and their families in NYC.
But yeah, they and their 4000 employees clearly need to be punished because the CEO said nice things about Trump.


Apparently stupidity is infectious....just sayin'
 
petros
+5
#92
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

And more news from the stunted morons on the left. They have called for a boycott of Goya foods because the CEO had the f*cking audacity to say nice things about Trump.
Go read up on the all the charitable stuff Goya foods does and then tell me the left hasn't become completely unhinged. Christ, during the pandemic alone they donated 200,000 lbs of food and 20,000 masks, so far. They also delivered over 18,000 meals to students and their families in NYC.
But yeah, they and their 4000 employees clearly need to be punished because the CEO said nice things about Trump.

Go Go Goya!
 
Jinentonix
+5
#93
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Go Go Goya!

Yep. I'll be buying Goya products from now on when there isn't a Canadian produced option.
 
Walter
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#94
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Yep. I'll be buying Goya products from now on when there isn't a Canadian produced option.

My brothers in south TX have their pantries full of Goya products and there really is no alternative if you want good Latino food in the US.
 
Twin_Moose
+5
#95
Protesters continue pressuring city of Regina to remove John A. Macdonald statue

A new Canadian as the spokesperson lecturing Canadian's on historic racism

Quote:

Alok Udagama said she attended Sunday's rally because she felt it was the right thing to do.

"Unfortunately the city council and the mayor don't seem to understand that John A. Macdonald is actually a man that committed genocide against the Indigenous peoples," Udagama said.

"The history has been whitewashed… and what the Indigenous people and people of colour are trying to do is make sure that the truth is out there."

With some impressive support behind them /sarcasm fricken laughable, but we all know they will probably win the argument

Quote:

"I feel like a lot of people are waking up from this, almost like, coma to what's been happening… it's crucial that we do this right now, during this climate."

The group's petition to remove the statue has about 2,500 signatures online and about 190 signatures on a physical copy.

.8% 0nline support with .03% of Regina's population of outright support to remove the statue unreal.
 
pgs
+6
#96
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Protesters continue pressuring city of Regina to remove John A. Macdonald statue

A new Canadian as the spokesperson lecturing Canadian's on historic racism



With some impressive support behind them /sarcasm fricken laughable, but we all know they will probably win the argument



.8% 0nline support with .03% of Regina's population of outright support to remove the statue unreal.

Well old John A. must have been a shitty soldier , all that genocide he practiced and he wasn’t able to eradicate the natives from any area of Canada .
 
Jinentonix
+4
#97
Quote:

Udagama and others in attendance suggested Macdonald's statue should be moved to the legislature building or a museum, where his involvement in the creation of the Indian Act and the residential school system can be discussed alongside his political significance in Canada.

What, you can't discuss that when it sits on public land? It has to sit in a museum before it can promote discussion? Man, what a stunned twat.
 
Walter
+3
#98
AOC's Goya Boycott is Having a Massive Effect Across the Country
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politic...ountry-n637480

Beautiful.
Last edited by Walter; 3 weeks ago at 06:41 AM..
 
Twin_Moose
+5
#99
The Buycott is more popular than the Boycott
 
captain morgan
+3
#100
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

The Buycott is more popular than the Boycott


How fast would this end if the various levels of gvt withheld the optional cultural funding to this group that was at the center of the world's least successful attempt at genocide?

Laughable at best
 
Girth
+3
#101
New York Times Columnist Bari Weiss quits newspaper over atmosphere of Bullying and Cancel Culture.


https://www.bariweiss.com/resignation-letter

Dear A.G.,

It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.

I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming.

I was honored to be part of that effort, led by James Bennet. I am proud of my work as a writer and as an editor. Among those I helped bring to our pages: the Venezuelan dissident Wuilly Arteaga; the Iranian chess champion Dorsa Derakhshani; and the Hong Kong Christian democrat Derek Lam. Also: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Masih Alinejad, Zaina Arafat, Elna Baker, Rachael Denhollander, Matti Friedman, Nick Gillespie, Heather Heying, Randall Kennedy, Julius Krein, Monica Lewinsky, Glenn Loury, Jesse Singal, Ali Soufan, Chloe Valdary, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Wesley Yang, and many others.

But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.

Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.

My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.

There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.

I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behavior to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.

Part of me wishes I could say that my experience was unique. But the truth is that intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at The Times. Why edit something challenging to our readers, or write something bold only to go through the numbing process of making it ideologically kosher, when we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world? And so self-censorship has become the norm.

What rules that remain at The Times are applied with extreme selectivity. If a person’s ideology is in keeping with the new orthodoxy, they and their work remain unscrutinized. Everyone else lives in fear of the digital thunderdome. Online venom is excused so long as it is directed at the proper targets.

Op-eds that would have easily been published just two years ago would now get an editor or a writer in serious trouble, if not fired. If a piece is perceived as likely to inspire backlash internally or on social media, the editor or writer avoids pitching it. If she feels strongly enough to suggest it, she is quickly steered to safer ground. And if, every now and then, she succeeds in getting a piece published that does not explicitly promote progressive causes, it happens only after every line is carefully massaged, negotiated and caveated.

It took the paper two days and two jobs to say that the Tom Cotton op-ed “fell short of our standards.” We attached an editor’s note on a travel story about Jaffa shortly after it was published because it “failed to touch on important aspects of Jaffa’s makeup and its history.” But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati.

The paper of record is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people. This is a galaxy in which, to choose just a few recent examples, the Soviet space program is lauded for its “diversity”; the doxxing of teenagers in the name of justice is condoned; and the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.

Even now, I am confident that most people at The Times do not hold these views. Yet they are cowed by those who do. Why? Perhaps because they believe the ultimate goal is righteous. Perhaps because they believe that they will be granted protection if they nod along as the coin of our realm—language—is degraded in service to an ever-shifting laundry list of right causes. Perhaps because there are millions of unemployed people in this country and they feel lucky to have a job in a contracting industry.

Or perhaps it is because they know that, nowadays, standing up for principle at the paper does not win plaudits. It puts a target on your back. Too wise to post on Slack, they write to me privately about the “new McCarthyism” that has taken root at the paper of record.

All this bodes ill, especially for independent-minded young writers and editors paying close attention to what they’ll have to do to advance in their careers. Rule One: Speak your mind at your own peril. Rule Two: Never risk commissioning a story that goes against the narrative. Rule Three: Never believe an editor or publisher who urges you to go against the grain. Eventually, the publisher will cave to the mob, the editor will get fired or reassigned, and you’ll be hung out to dry.

For these young writers and editors, there is one consolation. As places like The Times and other once-great journalistic institutions betray their standards and lose sight of their principles, Americans still hunger for news that is accurate, opinions that are vital, and debate that is sincere. I hear from these people every day. “An independent press is not a liberal ideal or a progressive ideal or a democratic ideal. It’s an American ideal,” you said a few years ago. I couldn’t agree more. America is a great country that deserves a great newspaper.

None of this means that some of the most talented journalists in the world don’t still labor for this newspaper. They do, which is what makes the illiberal environment especially heartbreaking. I will be, as ever, a dedicated reader of their work. But I can no longer do the work that you brought me here to do—the work that Adolph Ochs described in that famous 1896 statement: “to make of the columns of The New York Times a forum for the consideration of all questions of public importance, and to that end to invite intelligent discussion from all shades of opinion.”

Ochs’s idea is one of the best I’ve encountered. And I’ve always comforted myself with the notion that the best ideas win out. But ideas cannot win on their own. They need a voice. They need a hearing. Above all, they must be backed by people willing to live by them.

Sincerely,

Bari
 
petros
+3
#102
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Protesters continue pressuring city of Regina to remove John A. Macdonald statue
A new Canadian as the spokesperson lecturing Canadian's on historic racism
With some impressive support behind them /sarcasm fricken laughable, but we all know they will probably win the argument
.8% 0nline support with .03% of Regina's population of outright support to remove the statue unreal.

Change the plaque under that statue to reflect his bad points and while at add all the shitty things by Walter Dieter to his statue across the square. He wasn't perfect.
 
Mowich
+4
#103
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Protesters continue pressuring city of Regina to remove John A. Macdonald statue

A new Canadian as the spokesperson lecturing Canadian's on historic racism



With some impressive support behind them /sarcasm fricken laughable, but we all know they will probably win the argument



.8% 0nline support with .03% of Regina's population of outright support to remove the statue unreal.


"I feel like a lot of people are waking up from this, almost like, coma to what's been happening… it's crucial that we do this right now, during this climate."
Good frickin' grief, if you can't articulate an argument better than this sorry attempt best you just shut up.
 
petros
+5
#104
That's what happens when you start popping out kids like a Pez dispenser in Grade 9.
 
captain morgan
+6
#105
It's sad that there is such a body of people that can't move forward in life without this crutch to act as the excuse for all their problems.
 
Girth
#106
The Edmonton Eskimos are going to change their name. The new name will be unveiled by early next week. It's expected to be the "Edmonton Empire."
 
Girth
+1
#107
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

It's sad that there is such a body of people that can't move forward in life without this crutch to act as the excuse for all their problems.

Good luck being successful in life, with the narrative that all people of European ancestry are "colonizers" and carry "privilege" and owe them one. When your leaders are teaching you that 75% of Canadians are evil, good luck not becoming a drug addict, somewhere down the road.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#108
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

It's sad that there is such a body of people that can't move forward in life without this crutch to act as the excuse for all their problems.

Good thing White people don't have that problem, enit?
 
Dixie Cup
+4
#109
The whole "cancel culture" is revolting! Even statues that represent someone with integrity are being destroyed so the bottom line is that most of the rioters are simply rioting for rioting sake and have no idea why they're doing what they're doing. Nothing better to do I suspect.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#110
Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

The whole "cancel culture" is revolting! Even statues that represent someone with integrity are being destroyed so the bottom line is that most of the rioters are simply rioting for rioting sake and have no idea why they're doing what they're doing. Nothing better to do I suspect.

OK, thanks.
 
captain morgan
+4
#111
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Good luck being successful in life, with the narrative that all people of European ancestry are "colonizers" and carry "privilege" and owe them one. When your leaders are teaching you that 75% of Canadians are evil, good luck not becoming a drug addict, somewhere down the road.

An individual develops an addiction as a result of the choices they make themselves.


Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Good thing White people don't have that problem, enit?

Well, we are all just so glad that you were among the few dozen to have ever, in recorded history, to have overcome the enslavement by the Egyptians to construct their pyramids, abuses heaped upon your shoulders by the Roman tyrants, persevered the terror by Genghis Khan and his murderous Huns let alone being held in bondage and enslaved from your home in Africa by the ethically corrupt and the follow-up colonization by multiple dastardly races.

Despite the aforementioned, you were able to overcome and succeed on your own terms, by your own definition

My hat is off to you sir
 
Tecumsehsbones
#112
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

An individual develops an addiction as a result of the choices they make themselves.
Well, we are all just so glad that you were among the few dozen to have ever, in recorded history, to have overcome the enslavement by the Egyptians to construct their pyramids, abuses heaped upon your shoulders by the Roman tyrants, persevered the terror by Genghis Khan and his murderous Huns let alone being held in bondage and enslaved from your home in Africa by the ethically corrupt and the follow-up colonization by multiple dastardly races.
Despite the aforementioned, you were able to overcome and succeed on your own terms, by your own definition
My hat is off to you sir

My favorite excuse. "Somebody on a different continent millennia ago did something bad, so it's OK!"

Can we adopt that as a defense in criminal law? Save a bunch of money.
 
Girth
+1
#113
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

An individual develops an addiction as a result of the choices they make themselves.


Exactly.

However if Native and Black leaders are teaching their young and impressionable people that "everything is the fault of the White man," and to avoid personal accountability, the chances of making bad choices goes up dramatically.

This will be directly correlated with the number of their people who end up in poverty, incarcerated, uneducated, with substance abuse issues, and poor quality of life.
 
Dixie Cup
+4
#114
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

My favorite excuse. "Somebody on a different continent millennia ago did something bad, so it's OK!"
Can we adopt that as a defense in criminal law? Save a bunch of money.


|It's truly unfortunate that people like you refuse to acknowledge that slavery didn't just take place in America - that was the point. You also refuse to acknowledge that the West has evolved over the past 100 years or so and that we are ALL better for it. You refuse to acknowledge that we are not what we were 100 years ago.

So hell, lets go backwards-lets destroy what we have worked so hard to build, to destroy not only minorities but all white people's ability to succeed in life and return to the days where only "some" people are worthwhile (depending on their political opinions)and those who don't agree can be used as - oh I dunno, slaves?

Sigh... What Tecum do you see under a Biden Administration that would make the world a better place. PLEASE, tell me because what I'm hearing come out of his mouth is not very reassuring that's for sure. And support of this racist, unimaginative, boring, person who is displaying some dementia, is not going to be a good thing. Trump may not be perfect, but he is the better choice of the two.

JMHO
.
 
Girth
+3
#115
Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

|It's truly unfortunate that people like you refuse to acknowledge that slavery didn't just take place in America - that was the point. You also refuse to acknowledge that the West has evolved over the past 100 years or so and that we are ALL better for it. You refuse to acknowledge that we are not what we were 100 years ago.
So hell, lets go backwards-lets destroy what we have worked so hard to build, to destroy not only minorities but all white people's ability to succeed in life and return to the days where only "some" people are worthwhile (depending on their political opinions)and those who don't agree can be used as - oh I dunno, slaves?
Sigh... What Tecum do you see under a Biden Administration that would make the world a better place. PLEASE, tell me because what I'm hearing come out of his mouth is not very reassuring that's for sure. And support of this racist, unimaginative, boring, person who is displaying some dementia, is not going to be a good thing. Trump may not be perfect, but he is the better choice of the two.
JMHO
.

Sadly Native Americans always seem to whine and play the victim card, rather than heal within, and better themselves. With Trudeau and company in the Government, I don't see that changing. The reservations have to learn to be self-sufficient, or the residents need to assimilate into Canadian society, and learn skills to lead a good quality of life.
 
gerryh
#116
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Sadly Native Americans always seem to whine and play the victim card, rather than heal within, and better themselves. With Trudeau and company in the Government, I don't see that changing. The reservations have to learn to be self-sufficient, or the residents need to assimilate into Canadian society, and learn skills to lead a good quality of life.

What the hell does Trudeau have to do with native Americans.
 
Girth
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#117
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

What the hell does Trudeau have to do with native Americans.

Trudeau is a progressive social justice warrior. He will keep apologizing to Aboriginals, and let them continue to get away with blocking pipeline construction, and railways. This kind of thing is counter-productive, and only hurts the Natives ironically.
 
gerryh
#118
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Trudeau is a progressive social justice warrior. He will keep apologizing to Aboriginals, and let them continue to get away with blocking pipeline construction, and railways. This kind of thing is counter-productive, and only hurts the Natives ironically.


Native Americans
 
Girth
#119
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

native americans

גרי הוא ילד רע. הוא מנסה להיות מתנשא. אני אדבר בעברית כשזה יקרה.
 
gerryh
#120
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

גרי הוא ילד רע. הוא מנסה להיות מתנשא. אני אדבר בעברית כשזה יקרה.

No, not being condescending, just not willing to let idiocy from idiots slide by. Dont be fu cking lazy.
 

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