Muslim student in Canada posts hate screed, “Be proud of this country? For what, over 400 years of genocide?”

400 years of genocide by Canadians? Sounds like fake news, eh?

Anyway, Masuma Khan rants against “white people,” while ignoring, of course, the oppression that her hijab represents. Despite being on the lookout for “hate speech” (always a spurious concept), Canadian authorities are not likely to take any action against her: as far as they’re concerned, the only real “hate speech” is “Islamophobic” speech.

Also, if Canada is so wildly oppressive, why doesn’t Masuma Khan relocate to a country more to her liking? How about Saudi Arabia? Sudan? Iran? Pakistan? Afghanistan? Paradises of multiculturalism and diversity, each one!

 

“Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action for ‘targeting white people’ in Facebook post,” by Simona Chiose, Globe and Mail, October 19, 2017:

A student at Dalhousie University is facing disciplinary action for a Facebook post she wrote about Canada 150 celebrations, after another student complained that her post discriminated against white people on the basis of skin colour and ancestry.

Masuma Khan, a vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union, wrote the post on June 30, in response to another post by the Nova Scotia Young Progressive Conservatives (NSYPC). The NSYPC message criticized a motion by the student union not to participate in Canada 150 celebrations on July 1 and to label such events “an act of colonialism.”

The student union “should prioritize advocating for student issues, not attacking Canada,” the Conservatives’ message said.

“At this point, f*** you all,” Ms. Khan responded. “I stand by the motion I put forward. I stand by Indigenous students. … Be proud of this country? For what, over 400 years of genocide?” She signed off with the hashtags #unlearn150, #whitefragilitycankissmyass and #yourwhitetearsarentsacredthislandis.

On July 5, Michael Smith, a graduate student in history, filed a written complaint about Ms. Khan’s Facebook comments, alleging that “targeting ‘white people’ who celebrate Canada Day is blatant discrimination.”

Mr. Smith then wrote an op-ed for the National Post newspaper about the debate at Dalhousie and Ms. Khan’s comments. He did not disclose that he had filed a complaint with the university.

After the piece came out, Ms. Khan was the target of social-media comments telling her to “pack her bags.”

“I was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They could tell me to go back but I would still be here,” Ms. Khan said in an interview.

The idea that she was engaging in reverse racism against white people is ridiculous, Ms. Khan added.

“I don’t see my actions as targeting someone, or white folks,” she said. “White people can go through discrimination but not racism. Reverse racism does not exist because I would never have the power to oppress someone the way the system can oppress marginalized people.”

After conducting an investigation, Dalhousie’s vice-provost of student affairs, Arig al Shaibah, concluded that Ms. Khan violated its code of student conduct which prohibits “unwelcome or persistent conduct that the student knows, or ought to know, would cause another person to feel demeaned, intimidated or harassed.”

“The choice of language and tone used in the Facebook post … was very concerning,” the university said in its submission to the discipline committee, a copy of which was obtained by The Globe and Mail. Beginning “a post that addresses peers … with expletives … cannot be defended as merely passion for social justice.”

It is “understandable that the Complainant who identified as White (among other identities) disclosed feeling targeted on the basis of their White identity,” the university’s statement said.

If Ms. Khan had agreed to attend counselling sessions on leadership and coalition building, the complaint would have been resolved informally.

But Ms. Khan said she did nothing wrong and wants to defend herself. In the past, her extensive campus activism has been celebrated by the university, which republished a local media profile of her on its website.

Her post was not polite and contained profanity, Ms. Khan has acknowledged. But it was provoked by frustration at the debate that had occurred around the original student-union motion and her experience of becoming the target of personal harassment when she defends racialized groups or Indigenous students.

“I see it as my right to express my views publicly in whatever manner I choose within the limits of free speech,” Ms. Khan wrote in her response to the university’s investigation….

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/10/muslim-student-in-canada-posts-hate-screed-be-proud-of-this-country-for-what-over-400-years-of-genocide

 

BREAKING: Pedophilia Legalized In U.S. – Trump Crackdown In Jeopardy

Some laws surrounding child sexual abuse now make pedophilia perfectly legal in the United States. Groups such as B4U-ACT are using the American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to push for lowering the age at which children can consent to sexual activity. And many states also allow for children to marry adults. These startling developments put President Donald Trump’s agenda for cracking down on pedophilia and child sex trafficking in jeopardy. David Zublick unseals the horrible truth about legalized pedophilia and issues a call for action on how you can save these innocent children in this special report!

Progressivism and the Seven Deadly Sins

It’s a brave new world, progressives proclaim, and the old rules no longer apply. From the Russian Communists’ New Man to the mantra of “That’s not who we are” from Obama, it’s always different this time.

But is it? Has mankind, after millennia of contemplation, perhaps discovered eternal verities about human nature? One historical test is that when a culture denies the wisdom of the ancients, it eventually fails; those remaining must pick up the pieces and start anew.

“Wisdom of the Ancients” and “eternal verities” are abstractions, of course. But there is a short list going back to Socrates and St. Augustine that is a handy pocket guide to human pitfalls and frailties. It is called “The Seven Deadly Sins.”

Let’s go through the list one by one and see if we can recognize any these in modern American progressivism, in its social, cultural, and political forms. Note that all humans are prone to the Seven Deadlies, progressives and conservatives alike. Normal people just don’t make a movement out of them.

Gluttony

Contrary it what you may think, this is not the sin of getting fat and obese. Rather, it is focusing on food for other reasons than substance. In the case of progressives, food snobbery is a basic part of the class distinctions that sets them apart and above the masses. Of course, one can be a foodie and not be a progressive, but the correlation of Blue ZIP codes and Whole Foods is no coincidence. You are what you eat, be you Woke or Deplorable. Free range chicken or KFC? Indian Pale Ale or Bud? Eating “organic” can be objectively shown to not affect the taste or nutrition or wholesomeness of food, in most cases. It does affect the price and social cachet and is too often a matter of pride to progressives (See more at “Pride” below.)

 

Lust

The recent news of the passing of Hugh Hefner is a timely reminder that sex has its place and has to be balanced within an honorable person’s life. While I’m not as critical of the Playboy philosophy as other conservatives, seeing it as a somewhat reasonable response to technological change and affluence, sex remains at its core about making children and the next generation. A young playboy could be expected to settle down, marry, and have children – even Hefner tried it, three times.

The current glorification of purely non-reproductive sexual behavior like homosexuality and transgenderism is surely a huge mistake — pure, unbalanced lust leads nowhere for the individual nor for society. Worst, the disdain many progressives show for “breeders” leads to demographic replacement as Mark Steyn has explained repeatedly.

 

Sloth

To a hardworking man coming home exhausted after a long day, sloth might sound like an idea pretty close to heaven. But work builds true self-esteem. One is contributing and in return one earns a paycheck.

Progressives facilitate sloth as a matter of policy in at least two ways. Welfare is of course the most serious and destructive. With rules that favor single mothers and absent fathers, the State rewards the destruction of the family and the production of rudderless young men and women. “Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop” is another eternal verity. Useless men are not free.

A new wrinkle is the legalization of recreational marijuana in many U.S. states. One can reasonably argue that the medical consequences of freely available pot are trivial compared to alcoholism, drunk driving, etc, and so a free people should be able to put in their bodies what they chose. What is seldom mentioned is that a major consequence of smoking a lot of pot will be a big increase in sloth in the smoking population – been there, done that!

Greed

This one is really simple. Working to build personal and family wealth is not greed. Keeping it is not greed. Stealing that wealth earned and accumulated by others is. Who is for high taxation to “redistribute the wealth”? Who wants confiscatory inheritance taxes? Progressives, of course, especially if that wealth passes through the hands of a government controlled by progressives.

Envy

What progressive political movement hasn’t relied on a tactic of playing to envy as a path to power? Lately, progressives invented the notion of “white privilege” and harp on it incessantly to excite envy in “people of color” and to isolate them from mainstream American culture. As a historical example, Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigned against the “malefactors of great wealth” in his presidential run in 1932 during the Great Depression. Envy of the success of conservative talk radio was the motivation for a call for a return of the “Fairness Doctrine.”

Wrath

What a sinful pleasure it is to wallow in self-righteous wrath! Even better is to physically hit, kick, smash, burn, and shoot. Rioting by Black Lives Matter in some of our cities was justified as wrath over police “brutality.” Rioting and mass assaults against conservatives by Antifa is called protective wrath to suppress all sorts of imagined evils. James Hodgkinson attempted a mass assassination of Republican congressmen in wrath over the election of President Trump.

And what is contemporary feminism about but wrath against men?

Pride

St. Augustine considered pride to be the source of all other sins, much as Aristotle considered courage to be the foundation of all virtues. A modern progressive must reek of pride to declare himself wiser than either. To claim to understand more about gender than Schopenhauer or about politics than Machiavelli or about economics than Smith is neither humble nor plausible.

Even worse, based on that prideful claim of greater understanding than the great thinkers of Western Civilization, progressives claim the right and duty to impose their mission on others, using government or street coercion as handy tools.

But What of Progressive Virtue?

Just as there is the Seven Deadly Sins, there’s the Seven Cardinal Virtues. To be fair, I should task myself to analyze progressivism against them. They have Hope and Faith that their cause will do good. But is “social justice” true Justice? Is Charity served with other peoples’ money collected by taxation? Prudence and Temperance? To experiment with the fate of Western Civilization expecting human behavior to change simply because progressives want it to is both risky and radical. They do have the Courage of their beliefs, I must grant.

Conclusion

Vices and virtues arise in the heart of the individual. But society reflects the character of its people and in turn molds the individual. Progressivism is waging war on the West by extolling and justifying the Seven Deadlies.

Normals, as Kurt Schlichter so accurately calls us, are in no ways immune from and innocent of the Seven Deadlies. We just recognize them as pitfalls on the way to the life well lived that we should recognize and strive to resist. Progressives seem to embrace them as tools for achieving the social, political, and economic change they imagine is the next step to Utopia.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/progressivism_and_the_seven_deadly_sins.html

 

Why Transgender Activism Will Fail: Biological Differences Are Real

http://www.christianpost.com/news/why-transgender-activism-will-fail-biological-differences-are-real-202385/

By Michael Brown , CP Op-Ed Contributor | Oct 11, 2017 7:48 AM

Transgender activism will never succeed in reshaping our society for one simple reason: It is not natural. Biological differences are too deeply instilled in the human race. Male-female distinctives are too obvious and real. It is futile to declare war on gender.

It is one thing to be asked to empathize with those who struggle with gender identity confusion. It is another thing to declare that biological categories do not determine reality.

It is one thing to recognize that some people do not fall within the normal, male-female spectrum due to genetic abnormalities. It is another thing to claim that gender is whatever you perceive it to be.

Every time we hear the announcement that someone is having a boy or a girl, we are reminded that transgender activism is failing. Otherwise, shouldn’t the parents-to-be say, “We just saw the ultrasound, and we’re having a human!”? Or, perhaps, “How exciting! We saw the ultrasound, and the packaging is female!”?

If we really believed the transgender talking points, that’s how we would communicate. And yet even liberal celebrities like Kylie Jenner, the daughter of none other than Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner, announce the sex of their babies when they learn it. (Note this TMZ headline about the baby: “Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott: IT’S A GIRL!”)

And how many parents are choosing not to name their children in accordance with their biological sex? How many are choosing gender-neutral names in case the child happens not to line up with the sex they were “assigned” at birth?

Last month, two high-school students complained to their school when their bus driver insisted that they sit on the girls’ side of the vehicle. (Apparently, it was his custom to have boys sit on one side and girls on the other.) The problem was that, although biologically female, these girls identify as “neither male nor female,” which, we are informed, “is referred to as trans nonbinary.”

I know that the school was sympathetic to their plight, pledging to speak to the driver in private. (They got off the bus rather than change their seats.) But are we really to believe that these kids are “neither male nor female”? Is this the new reality? Will society buy it as a whole? Certainly not.

Other schools are already witnessing a pushback.

For example, also last month, “A Florida elementary school teacher who asked students to use gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom is being transferred to an adult education program.

“According to a Tallahassee Democrat report, Leon County Schools officials announced Tuesday that Chloe Bressack would no longer teach fifth grade at Canopy Oaks Elementary School.”

“Superintendent Rocky Hanna said Bressack agreed that ‘given the complexity of the issue,’ a transfer would be best for the teacher’s career and the fifth-graders.”

Parents were not willing to have their kids call Bressack “Mx.” (pronounced “Mix”) and refer to her as “they” – for good reason. It’s just not natural.

Earlier this month, a new study proposed that, “Schools should make sex education more inclusive of transgenders by not referring to biological body parts with the correct term because it might make transgender people uncomfortable.”

Do you really think this will fly? Will the whole world be turned upside down because of the confusion and sensitivities of less than 1 percent of the population?

And what about the all-female college at Cambridge that recently announced it is accepting males who identify as females? I wonder what will happen when the other students discover that these so-called transwoman can still impregnate them.

The statement of Barbara Stocking, president of Cambridge’s Murray Edwards College, is ludicrous: “We are a college that is open to all outstanding young women, and so it is absolutely right, both legally and within our set of values, for anyone who identifies as female to be able to apply to study with us.”

How long will it be before people look back at these words with incredulity? This new definition of “outstanding young women” will not fly either.

Not surprisingly – and quite sadly – numerous headlines recently reported on “The rise of transgender reversals: Surgeon in sex-change hub of Serbia reports a surge in the rate of patients changing their mind.”

But this is hardly breaking news. For several years now, former male-to-female Walt Heyer has devoted his SexChangeRegret.com to these all-too-numerous stories. And Ryan T. Anderson devoted a whole chapter to this in his forthcoming book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment.

What is remarkable is that ”the United Kingdom’s Bath Spa University turned down an application by James Caspian, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with transgender people, to conduct research on gender reassignment reversals. The university deemed the subject ’potentially politically incorrect.'”

This too is creating a backlash, both within and without the university. Political correctness – in this case, fear of offending transgender activists – is devouring itself.

That’s why the same parents who changed their views on homosexuality, wanting to be “tolerant” and “inclusive,” are not changing their views on gender. After all, it’s one thing to say, “Who am I to tell two men or two women they cannot love each other?” It’s another thing to say, “I have no problem with 15-year-old Jake sharing the locker room and shower stalls with my daughter Tammy, since he now identifies as a girl and wants to play on the girls’ basketball team.”

It’s not natural, biological differences are too real, and male-female distinctive are too foundational for changes like this to be accepted widescale.

Watch and see. The pushback against transgender activism will continue.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/why-transgender-activism-will-fail-biological-differences-are-real-202385/

 

 

 

Boy Scouts and the Fight Against Manhood

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

 

Girls are now allowed in Boy Scouts. I’ll admit that with this specific little development and proceeding overblown controversy, I don’t much care. However, as it aligns with a larger trend in society, the denigration of manhood, I object.

Modern progressive ideologies see the stereotypical definition of manhood, an aggressively competitive body-builder chopping wood, and rightly cry foul. To suggest all men must fit this archetype is damaging to men and women. However, to suggest from this critique, the complete deconstruction of masculinity and femininity, the inclusion of all male and female spaces, will result in an even more destructive reality. Allow me a digression into my experience with boy scouts to expound my point.

When I was in Boy Scouts, I sat around a campfire with other boys my age and caring adults. It was here that I first expressed insecurities and other boys discussed their struggles at home. We learned to express and process our emotions with others and thereby learned to be stable men for our families and occupations in the future. That was manhood.

When I was in Boy Scouts, I was responsible for the preparation of at least one meal every single camp out. It was here that I first cut an onion and scrubbed the gristle off a pan. Now, a newly married man, I cook my wife dinner and clean the kitchen every night. That was manhood.

When I was in Boy Scouts, I had to spend 2 weeks as the leader of a backpacking trip with other adolescents from a class and social sphere far removed from my own. I learned to lead softly, avoiding anger and shaming, and commune with those different from me. Now as a teacher, I can lead a classroom full of diverse students, teaching them to interact respectfully across culture and language, bringing students into participation without severe punishment. This was manhood.

Most importantly, when I was in Boy Scouts, I spent time with my father. He walked with me, discussing my future, how to respect women, appreciate nature, feelings, and all manner of things. He scolded me when I bullied other boys and made sure I scrubbed the toilets before I played. This was manhood.

The concept of manhood is broken today. Too many men are emotionally removed, sexually focused, and career-driven. However, we cannot destroy the concept of manhood and still expect men to be good men. No, we must reclaim it for something more beautiful.

Boy Scouts are far more than tying knots and chopping wood. It is where boys learn to become men, the kind of men they should be. The kind of man who cleans the kitchen and supports his children.

Boy Scouts are one space where this can happen. For those with fathers, it gives them a context to teach these virtues. For those without, it gives them role models from whom to learn from. Allowing girls into Boy Scouts shows a weakening support for the desire to teach the virtues that young boys need to become good men.

CS Lewis wrote: “we make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” Let us not fall victim to the same fault with manhood.

https://loneconservative.com/2017/10/12/1937/