Saturday, March 14, 2020

For those who think calling it the Wuhan virus is racist(y'know, like all those racist news weenies

who were calling it that for weeks),

And in other information news,

The big Tulsa gun show has cancelled the spring show

Had hoped to make it.  Maybe come fall.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Screw the virus, it's Friday evening, chilly and wet,

and there's some study material available to distract

This should be interesting

Many young people on the Irish Right have long claimed that there is institutional bias constantly working against them. However, it is only now that we can definitively say that this is not the case.

There is no institutional bias against young conservatives. There is an outright conspiracy against them. A conspiracy that starts at the lower levels of university life and leads all the way up, like a conveyor belt, to the NGO complex and the halls of the Oireachtas. Individuals brazenly abusing their positions of power trying to destroy their political opponents, with no fear of repercussions. It is with this series of exposés that these repercussions will finally start to materialise. 

More on the idiocy, bias and bad science of the '1619 Project'

Their first article was here.    The current one is here.  I haven't had time to read the whole thing, here's one excerpt:
The methodology that underlies the 1619 Project is idealist (i.e., it derives social being from thought, rather than the other way around) and, in the most fundamental sense of the word, irrationalist. All of history is to be explained from the existence of a supra-historical emotional impulse. Slavery is viewed and analyzed not as a specific economically rooted form of the exploitation of labor, but, rather, as the manifestation of white racism. But where does this racism come from? It is embedded, claims Hannah-Jones, in the historical DNA of American “white people.” Thus, it must persist independently of any change in political or economic conditions.

Hannah-Jones’s reference to DNA is part of a growing tendency to derive racial antagonisms from innate biological processes. Democratic Party politician Stacey Abrams, in an essay published recently in Foreign Affairs, claims that whites and African Americans are separated by an “intrinsic difference.”

This irrational and scientifically absurd claim serves to legitimize the reactionary view—entirely compatible with the political perspective of fascism—that blacks and whites are hostile and incompatible species.
Please note: who's been demanding segregated dorms and classes and 'multi-cultural centers'?  It hasn't been conservatives/libertarians...