The Church of Woke


Twin_Moose
+3
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Having just read the article it sounds like teachers are prepared to instruct kids on how to be racist.

Using the public time and dime to accomplish it as well, aren't we the suckers?
 
Mowich
+4
#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Using the public time and dime to accomplish it as well, aren't we the suckers?

Scholars Strike! The Nation Reels!

Keen observers of the English language will have noticed the appearance of a new acronym. From the lips of CBC announcers, the keyboards of woke reporters and the throats of protestors comes a two-syllable word that defines a collective of the oppressed: BIPOC, short for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. Just as Canadians have learned to speak of a herd of Yukon caribou, a school of Labrador cod, and a two-four of Labatt’s beer, we now have a BIPOC of victims.

I am a little skeptical of the usefulness of this term. Take, for example, the POC part of the acronym, People of Colour. Do any of us know people who have no colour? Are the majority of Canadians suddenly to be referred to as People Living with an Invisibility? Or have we, overnight, been turned into a population of trans-Canucks – transparent Canadians? There is clearly more work to be done here.

And what are we to make of this acronym as a descriptor of the downtrodden? It is interesting to note that despite the hellish conditions for minorities in this country with genocides on every hand, when scarcely a day goes by without a Royal Commission denouncing the systemic racism which infects Canadians even in the cradle, that our borders see a daily influx of the non-transparent asking to live among us. Nor, strangely do we see a migration of the Indigenous, fleeing the nightmare that is life in the land of the maple, seeking a better life abroad in a country that has never known racism, such as North Korea. Or Cuba. Or Venezuela. But we historians take language as we find it, and this week we find the word BIPOC being uttered by the Provost and Vice-President, Academic of an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. Now, I don’t know about you, but when a spokesbeing from the 54th-best university in Canada speaks, I’m going to listen. The Vice-President, Academic begins with a truism: she is opposed to racism against BIPOC.

Who isn’t? But the Vice-President, Academic and her institution are willing to go further than this: she speaks of a Scholar Strike.

Apparently across our fair Dominion, September 9 to 10 was given over to bringing attention to systemic racial injustice, a subject which apparently has been given insufficient notice in the news of late. Quite what that action is to be, remains unspecified but rest easy knowing that there is a President’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion working hard on it.

The notion of a Scholar’s Strike is an interesting one. If it follows the usual pattern of strikes, those participating will not be doing their usual work. So according to the logic of the Vice-President, Academic, not teaching, not researching, not passing on knowledge and skills to those who have come to learn will be a Good Thing. Far better to ignore the sonnets of Shakespeare, to down tools in the search for a cure for MS, to refuse to instruct the youth of Calgary in computer engineering and instead flap lips for two days while ululating the latest conventional pities. Because that’s the way racism is ended.

Wouldn’t it be better for our nation if our scholars chose to highlight an injustice by, instead of posturing for two days on the taxpayers’ dime, vowing to work harder? To research more deeply, teach more eloquently, and study longer? It’s crazy but it just might help.

fcpp.org/2020/09/10/scholars-strike-the-nation-reels/
 
Walter
+3
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Scholars Strike! The Nation Reels!
Keen observers of the English language will have noticed the appearance of a new acronym. From the lips of CBC announcers, the keyboards of woke reporters and the throats of protestors comes a two-syllable word that defines a collective of the oppressed: BIPOC, short for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. Just as Canadians have learned to speak of a herd of Yukon caribou, a school of Labrador cod, and a two-four of Labatt’s beer, we now have a BIPOC of victims.
I am a little skeptical of the usefulness of this term. Take, for example, the POC part of the acronym, People of Colour. Do any of us know people who have no colour? Are the majority of Canadians suddenly to be referred to as People Living with an Invisibility? Or have we, overnight, been turned into a population of trans-Canucks – transparent Canadians? There is clearly more work to be done here.
And what are we to make of this acronym as a descriptor of the downtrodden? It is interesting to note that despite the hellish conditions for minorities in this country with genocides on every hand, when scarcely a day goes by without a Royal Commission denouncing the systemic racism which infects Canadians even in the cradle, that our borders see a daily influx of the non-transparent asking to live among us. Nor, strangely do we see a migration of the Indigenous, fleeing the nightmare that is life in the land of the maple, seeking a better life abroad in a country that has never known racism, such as North Korea. Or Cuba. Or Venezuela. But we historians take language as we find it, and this week we find the word BIPOC being uttered by the Provost and Vice-President, Academic of an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. Now, I don’t know about you, but when a spokesbeing from the 54th-best university in Canada speaks, I’m going to listen. The Vice-President, Academic begins with a truism: she is opposed to racism against BIPOC.
Who isn’t? But the Vice-President, Academic and her institution are willing to go further than this: she speaks of a Scholar Strike.
Apparently across our fair Dominion, September 9 to 10 was given over to bringing attention to systemic racial injustice, a subject which apparently has been given insufficient notice in the news of late. Quite what that action is to be, remains unspecified but rest easy knowing that there is a President’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion working hard on it.
The notion of a Scholar’s Strike is an interesting one. If it follows the usual pattern of strikes, those participating will not be doing their usual work. So according to the logic of the Vice-President, Academic, not teaching, not researching, not passing on knowledge and skills to those who have come to learn will be a Good Thing. Far better to ignore the sonnets of Shakespeare, to down tools in the search for a cure for MS, to refuse to instruct the youth of Calgary in computer engineering and instead flap lips for two days while ululating the latest conventional pities. Because that’s the way racism is ended.
Wouldn’t it be better for our nation if our scholars chose to highlight an injustice by, instead of posturing for two days on the taxpayers’ dime, vowing to work harder? To research more deeply, teach more eloquently, and study longer? It’s crazy but it just might help.
fcpp.org/2020/09/10/scholars-strike-the-nation-reels/

The left be tone deaf.
 
petros
+3
#34
Correct me if I'm wrong but arent the transparent supposed to be really mean and violent? Are they being poked in the ribs? How long before they grab the stick and beat sense into the people of the spectrum with their own stick?
Last edited by petros; Sep 12th, 2020 at 07:30 AM..
 
Walter
+2
#35
The Dialectic of Woke
Why politically correct institutions cave to Communist China

https://freebeacon.com/columns/the-dialectic-of-woke/

Shameful.
 
petros
+4
#36
Defund Disney
 
Walter
+2
#37
Fans Not Woke Enough to Watch the NBA Finals
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politic...finals-n997918

Schadenfreude.
 
Mowich
+3
#38
Socialism’s sneaky verbiage

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Merriam-Webster Dictionary just changed the online definition of “sexual preference,” labeling it an offense term, and the fact the edit was made on the heels of Democrat senators scolding Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett for using the same term in reference to the LGBTQ community does not escape notice. It is hardly coincidental.

The left will do what it can to tear down normalcy and inject chaos into society, even to the point of redefining commonly accepted words and phrases, because that’s a path to Big Government.

That’s a road toward total government control.

That’s a sneaky tool of socialists and collectivists and Marxists and communists to inject their socialist, collectivist, Marxist and communist ways into society at-large.

It goes like this: Challenge norms. Tear down constructs. Create chaos. Then usher in government as the soothing source of stability.

Soon enough — and this is where America currently stands — it’s argued that only government, only government bureaucrats, only select government officials, are the ones who can solve the crisis that comes, are the ones who can bring peace and calm to the chaos in the streets.

“You use the term sexual preference to describe those in the LGBTQ community,” Sen. Mazie Hirono scolded at Barrett, during confirmation hearings. “Let me make clear: ‘sexual preference’ is an offensive, an outdated, term. It is used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not.”

So says the left anyway.

Sen. Cory Booker took similar offense with Barrett. Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, meanwhile, wrote that using of the “archaic phrase” — meaning, sexual preference — “suggests that sexuality is a choice, that gay and bisexual people simply prefer to partner with people of the same sex — a preference that, with enough willpower, can be changed.”

This is not a minor point.

This is not just simple bickering over phraseology.

This cuts to the whole larger theme about family definitions, traditional values and, yes, God and God’s ordained will for humanity.

If the left can redefine family and sex and what it means to be male versus female — and even remove the labels of male and female — that means one of the most basic of absolutes is removed from society. That means the idea of God as a sovereign creator, all-knowing, all-powerful, is placed in doubt. That means the wisdom of mankind is elevated — to that equal to and eventually above God.

That means God is unnecessary.

And for America, that means the concept of a country built of Judeo-Christian principles, grounded in the idea of individual rights coming from God, not government — that means that entire concept is degraded. Overturned. Erased.

What follows is a society in turmoil, with those who stand for God-given rights, the Constitution, limited government and traditional values in direct conflict with the social justice warriors, the so-called “tolerant” class, the leftists who buck moral restraints of any kind.

Voilŕ.

Here comes the government to crack down the chaos and instill a sense of order. And since God’s been relegated to the side as unnecessary, it’s a socialist sledge hammer that’s wielded. After all, individuals obviously can’t control themselves, right? Government must do the job for them.

This dickering over phrasing is not happenstance.

Collectivists know the power of the word.

Those who control the language, control the masses.

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/17/socialisms-sneaky-verbiage/
 
Cliffy
#39
Dudeism is as close to woke as it gets.
 
Serryah
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Socialism’s sneaky verbiage

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Merriam-Webster Dictionary just changed the online definition of “sexual preference,” labeling it an offense term, and the fact the edit was made on the heels of Democrat senators scolding Supreme Court justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett for using the same term in reference to the LGBTQ community does not escape notice. It is hardly coincidental.

The left will do what it can to tear down normalcy and inject chaos into society, even to the point of redefining commonly accepted words and phrases, because that’s a path to Big Government.

That’s a road toward total government control.

That’s a sneaky tool of socialists and collectivists and Marxists and communists to inject their socialist, collectivist, Marxist and communist ways into society at-large.

It goes like this: Challenge norms. Tear down constructs. Create chaos. Then usher in government as the soothing source of stability.

Soon enough — and this is where America currently stands — it’s argued that only government, only government bureaucrats, only select government officials, are the ones who can solve the crisis that comes, are the ones who can bring peace and calm to the chaos in the streets.

“You use the term sexual preference to describe those in the LGBTQ community,” Sen. Mazie Hirono scolded at Barrett, during confirmation hearings. “Let me make clear: ‘sexual preference’ is an offensive, an outdated, term. It is used by anti-LGBTQ activists to suggest that sexual orientation is a choice. It is not.”

So says the left anyway.

Sen. Cory Booker took similar offense with Barrett. Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, meanwhile, wrote that using of the “archaic phrase” — meaning, sexual preference — “suggests that sexuality is a choice, that gay and bisexual people simply prefer to partner with people of the same sex — a preference that, with enough willpower, can be changed.”

This is not a minor point.

This is not just simple bickering over phraseology.

This cuts to the whole larger theme about family definitions, traditional values and, yes, God and God’s ordained will for humanity.

If the left can redefine family and sex and what it means to be male versus female — and even remove the labels of male and female — that means one of the most basic of absolutes is removed from society. That means the idea of God as a sovereign creator, all-knowing, all-powerful, is placed in doubt. That means the wisdom of mankind is elevated — to that equal to and eventually above God.

That means God is unnecessary.


And for America, that means the concept of a country built of Judeo-Christian principles, grounded in the idea of individual rights coming from God, not government — that means that entire concept is degraded. Overturned. Erased.

What follows is a society in turmoil, with those who stand for God-given rights, the Constitution, limited government and traditional values in direct conflict with the social justice warriors, the so-called “tolerant” class, the leftists who buck moral restraints of any kind.

Voilŕ.

Here comes the government to crack down the chaos and instill a sense of order. And since God’s been relegated to the side as unnecessary, it’s a socialist sledge hammer that’s wielded. After all, individuals obviously can’t control themselves, right? Government must do the job for them.

This dickering over phrasing is not happenstance.

Collectivists know the power of the word.

Those who control the language, control the masses.

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/17/socialisms-sneaky-verbiage/


Which God?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#41
Quote:

If the left can redefine family and sex and what it means to be male versus female — and even remove the labels of male and female — that means one of the most basic of absolutes is removed from society.

Absolute? Hardly. Was a time, even in Western society, when a family was one man, his wives, his concubines, and whatever children he chose to acknowledge.

Ain't it convenient how we redefine absolute periodically?
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#42
Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah View Post

Which God?

"Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature."
-- Shaw, Caesar and Cleopatra
 
Mowich
+2
#43
Just to be clear I am a pagan. The references to god in the article mean nothing to me. However the attempt to control language is of importance. It is the proverbial slippery slope that history has shown could have dire consequences.
 
Blackleaf
#44
You should see what the RAF are doing.
 
Blackleaf
#45
MOP GUN Dreadlocks, braids & ponytails now allowed in RAF in bid to increase diversity



DREADLOCKS, braids and ponytails are now allowed in the Royal Air Force.

Cornrows and twists have also been cleared.

Air Chief Marshall Michael WIGston has relaxed rules to recruit more diverse people.

The change could see an influx of hipster hair-dos, Tiger King-style mullets or faddish man buns.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...diversity/amp/
 
Blackleaf
+1
#46
ROYAL THEIR FORCE RAF fighter pilots told to use gender-neutral titles including ‘Ze’ and ‘Per’



RAF fighter pilots must use gender-neutral titles if asked by colleagues.

Commanders have drawn up a list of more inclusive pronouns for its personnel.

They include Ze, Per and Hir as alternatives to he, she, him and her. So a pilot might have a wing-Per, instead of wing man.

Other titles that gender-neutral people use, but are not in the guide, include, Ne, Nir, Ve, Ver, Zir, Zie, Xe and E.

The RAF Gender Network orders state: “Total inclusivity is not negotiable. It is critical to team cohesion and operational success.

"All personnel are encouraged to ensure they address individuals in line with their chosen pronouns.

"The open and transparent sharing of chosen pronouns is encouraged for all workforce colleagues.”

If a person’s chosen pronoun is not known, personnel should use a rank or grade instead.

The RAF is the only service with the female ranks of Airwoman and Aircraftwoman, which mirror male equivalents.

The Army and Navy have faced questions over their seaman and rifleman ranks.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...al-titles/amp/
 
Mowich
+2
#47
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

ROYAL THEIR FORCE RAF fighter pilots told to use gender-neutral titles including ‘Ze’ and ‘Per’



RAF fighter pilots must use gender-neutral titles if asked by colleagues.

Commanders have drawn up a list of more inclusive pronouns for its personnel.

They include Ze, Per and Hir as alternatives to he, she, him and her. So a pilot might have a wing-Per, instead of wing man.

Other titles that gender-neutral people use, but are not in the guide, include, Ne, Nir, Ve, Ver, Zir, Zie, Xe and E.

The RAF Gender Network orders state: “Total inclusivity is not negotiable. It is critical to team cohesion and operational success.

"All personnel are encouraged to ensure they address individuals in line with their chosen pronouns.

"The open and transparent sharing of chosen pronouns is encouraged for all workforce colleagues.”

If a person’s chosen pronoun is not known, personnel should use a rank or grade instead.

The RAF is the only service with the female ranks of Airwoman and Aircraftwoman, which mirror male equivalents.

The Army and Navy have faced questions over their seaman and rifleman ranks.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...al-titles/amp/

Good grief.
 
Blackleaf
+1
#48
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Good grief.

Yep. That's what happens when you put lefties in charge of once-great, proud, institutions.

The oldest airforce in the world, and the second-biggest in Europe and NATO, is going to go broke. Bader and Gibson will be turning in their graves.
 
pgs
#49
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Just to be clear I am a pagan. The references to god in the article mean nothing to me. However the attempt to control language is of importance. It is the proverbial slippery slope that history has shown could have dire consequences.

Who or what do Pagans worship ?
 
petros
+1
#50
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Just to be clear I am a pagan. The references to god in the article mean nothing to me. However the attempt to control language is of importance. It is the proverbial slippery slope that history has shown could have dire consequences.

Change God to Universe and you're god t..good to go.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#51
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Yep. That's what happens when you put lefties in charge of once-great, proud, institutions.
The oldest airforce in the world, and the second-biggest in Europe and NATO, is going to go broke. Bader and Gibson will be turning in their graves.

If they can fly and fight, I'll call 'em Zir Most Bodacious Wombledy-zoom, if they like.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#52
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Good grief.

Yeah, tell you what.

Many, many years ago, when I was a young warrior, the great chief Secretary of Defense called together the Chiefs of Staff of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Commandant of Marines, and told them he wanted them to prepare "mission statements" for their services.

This was the time when business schools were all high on mission statements, which usually ended up being clunky, multi-clause, run-on sentences chock-full of bafflegab.

Well, the service chiefs got their staffs on this, and produced mission statements.

When the meeting came for reading the mission statements, the Army general went first:

"Mr Secretary, the mission of the United States Army is to provide excellence and durability in conducting land operation blah blah blah, and to remain on the cutting edge of advanced blah blah blah, ensuring the highest quality of blah blah blah."

The Navy admiral went next, and he was even worse. In addition to providing excellence and durability and highest quality, he threw in some crap about hydrography and research.

Surprisingly, the Marine general went against the usual trend of Marines to be plain-spoken, and gave an even longer mission statement packed with even more horse shit.

Whilst all this was going on, the Air Force General, gentleman by the name of Larry Welch, was looking at his half-page-long sentence, and feeling more and more depressed by the mountain of crap it contained. After a spell, he pulled out his pen, scratched out the mission statement, and wrote something in. When his turn came, General Welch said. . .

"Mr Secretary, the mission of the United States Air Force is to fly and fight."

So you can have Air Force pilots, navigators, mechanics, electronics operators, and suchlike who all have nice square jaws, big dicks, conservative haircuts, and comfortable English names, or you can have men and women who can fly and fight.

Your choice.
 

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