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SJWs Are Now Going After Dungeons & Dragons for a Very Stupid Reason

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One of two things has to be true about social justice warriors and the things they complain about.

Either they’ve never played the games or experienced the media they’re “outraged” about, or they live so deeply in their own world that it puts them into a sort of psychosis, forcing them to see a “reality” that is starkly different from actual reality.

This happens with everything. Movies, video games, and comic books are all pegged by social justice warriors “racist,” or “homophobic,” or “sexist,” or “uninclusive.”

All of these claims are demonstrably false. Nerd culture specifically has been nothing but inclusive, seeing as how nerds have always been a subculture that has almost been forced to stick together. People forget that before being a nerd became cool in the present day, being one meant you were going to be the target of ridicule and, likely, a little bit of violence. Nerds found their clique because companionship is needed, in part, for their own sanity.

One thing nerds loved to do is play Dungeons & Dragons and, wouldn’t you know it, just like every other thing nerds hold dear, it’s now come under attack by the SJW crowd too for being “uninclusive.”

By Gygax, the claims by this woman are ridiculous by the premise alone.

When it first became popular, people thought it was some kind of demon worship. It wasn’t, but it was also looked down on as incredibly nerdy. Over time, the game became more popular, and despite the fact that there are video games that allow you to play games like D&D without all the dice rolling and math, it still remains a popular game to play today.

I should know, as I’m one of those nerds who like to play D&D.

I like it because it becomes more than just a game. You’re hanging out with your friends, drinking, and joking around while you use your imaginations to solve problems and create stories on the fly. What’s more, all of the D&D games I’ve played, with the exception of one, had a mixed bag of people.

Men, women, lesbians, Hispanic people, black people, right-wing, left-wing, and more have all been in my D&D sessions. Like most nerdy things, there’s such a wide array of people involved in it that the word “uninclusive” has never been something I’ve associated with it.

I’ve never, in my life, seen someone forming a D&D group say that someone wasn’t invited because of what they were born as. Not once. Ever.

I’m not saying it hasn’t happened, and perhaps this woman has been excluded from games before, but I’m willing to bet it was because of one of two things. Perhaps it was because it was a group of men wanting to form a men’s only game, which is perfectly fine. Men and women should be able to form groups of exclusively men or women if they so choose.

Or second, and most likely, this woman is an annoying bore who is so caught up in identity politics that the group just didn’t want her around, killing the buzz.

And fair enough.

But this is more than just one woman. This is the BBC making this claim that D&D is uninclusive. Why?

Because social justice politics demands it has a seat at every table, no matter what that table is, in order to force anyone at that table to act and speak a certain way. While they’re attempting to force Dungeons & Dragons players to adhere to the rules of social justice etiquette, they’re also in the sports world, attempting to force football players to do the same.

This isn’t just a take over of nerd culture, it’s a takeover of the culture, period. Nothing is safe, everything will be attacked. Everything is up for infiltration and alteration.

This is what SJWs do. It doesn’t matter if their excuses for doing so are demonstrably false.

 

 

 

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Climate Protester Climbs on Top of an Airplane and Does Not Help the Cause.

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You have to hand it to these climate protestors: They pull these stunts that they think will bring attention to their cause (they do) and also bring sympathy (they DO NOT) and gain them recruits.

Nope.

A really fun group called Extinction Rebellion has been staging protests in England and specifically around London. Last week, they decided to gum up the airport and try to delay people from getting to and from the terminals to make a point. One individual even decided to climb on top of an airplane to see if he could hold on at around 500 MPH at 33,000 feet.

According to The Guardian

More than 1,100 people have been arrested since the start of Extinction Rebellion’s protests this week in London, including 50 who were detained at City airport on Thursday.

Those arrested at the airport included James Brown, a partially-sighted former Paralympian who climbed on top of a British Airways aircraft, while another man, who boarded a flight to Dublin and stood up to speak about the effects of the climate crisis, was held for failing to comply with the orders of a captain. On Thursday night the Metropolitan police said there had been 1,112 arrests in
connection with the protests across London.

While the bulk of activists failed to penetrate security and get inside airport terminals, as they had hoped, protests were staged at the airport’s Docklands Light Railway station, outside its main entrance and on roads leading to the site.

Personally, I think if they want to climb on top of an airplane for a protest, let them. Have the crew inside the cabin take bets to see how long this Einstein can hold on and then pay off in free drinks to the winner.

Whatever happened to dying for the cause, lads?

Unfortunately, now that Greta Thunberg has lost the Nobel Peace Prize and the Oscar nominations have not yet come out, these protests are likely to continue, being as these folks ACTUALLY think the world is ending in 12 years.

As I pointed out in my article yesterday here at Red State [READ] CLIMATE FLASHBACK: In 1978 Mr. Spock Told Us Another Ice Age Would Be Here By Now, if Mr. Spock got this wrong 40 years ago, you most likely got it wrong also.

Let’s face it — if you really thought the world was ending you would stop paying off your student loans, stop working and probably just hang out at a park drinking booze and coming up with whacky ideas like sitting on top of a plane.

Oh crap.

Nevermind.

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Angry White Female Town Board Member Lashes Out at Colleagues; ‘You are a white male! You have been white from birth!’

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The town of Oak Park, IL is a suburb of Chicago. Although only 68% of its residents are white, the town’s Board of Trustees consists of only white members.

At a recent meeting, the members were discussing the possibility of rewriting the town’s diversity statement. One of the trustees, Susan Buchanan, introduced new language for their statement, specifically “We work to break down systems of oppression.”

In the long version of the meeting video (at the bottom of the page), two of the trustees, both white males, are heard calmly discussing the new language.

“I hesitate to send the message to our police department that they are a system of oppression,” said fellow trustee Dan Maroney.

This remark clearly upset Buchanan and she erupted.

Buchanan interrupts their conversation. “I am so tired of hearing two white men tell us what systems of oppression are. For Christ’s sake, no! You don’t know what systems of oppression are; you haven’t been oppressed. This is like if you guys wanted to tell us what it’s like to have a menstrual cycle. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Her voice became louder as she spoke. It was punctuated by the pounding of her fist on the table. At times, she received applause. She refused to allow the men to speak and kept repeating variations of the following.

You have been white from birth! Why are you arguing what is a system of oppression? You’ve never experienced one, so shut up! I don’t want to hear from you!

You have not spent a day with dark brown skin and tried to walk through this society!

When the town’s mayor, Anan Abu-Taleba who is a native of Palestine, tried to speak, Buchanan pointed her finger at him and shouted, “You stop it, you are a white male! You stop it! You are a white male! Your skin is light enough!”

One of the men present quietly says, “I think if we reduce these conversations to ‘nobody cares what you have to say because you are a white male,’ I don’t think we’re doing this right.”

Here is the short version of Buchanan’s meltdown.

The local CBS 2 network heard about the meeting and contacted several of the trustees for comment.

“I probably showed more emotion than I should have,” Buchanan told CBS, but “I strongly believe that there is a time when white people, including myself, should stand back.”

Maroney spoke to CBS as well. He said, “People of goodwill can have differences of opinion. I don’t think it’s OK to silence voices when at the heart, there is tremendous agreement.”

And they report that the diversity statement still includes the phrase “systems of oppression, but goes on to define them as including biases such as racism, sexism, and homophobia.

The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher responded to the story. He pointed out, “Oak Park is 68 percent white, and has no minority people on its board of trustees. But it’s got a diversity statement! A super-woke one!”

(A longer version.)

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CNN’s Town Hall Learns It’s ‘Violence’ to Alter the Name of a Trans Person, and We’ve Got a New National Emergency

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In the 1940’s, Americans volunteered to go overseas and have people shoot at their heads in order to defend the nation.

They faced real violence in a real war where real life hung in the balance.

Today, we’ve really lost a sense of the high stakes.

What’s important? Life. Family. Faith. Purpose.

Our society, it seems to me, is crumbling from a loss of the biggies. And it’s accompanied by an attempt to make the infinitesimal huge.

Children were once taught “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” They were made to be resilient because their self worth didn’t depend upon the opinions of others.

These days, names are putting sticks and stones to shame.

People are insisting their feelings be affirmed, because they’re owed it. Otherwise, they’re enduring paralyzing adversity.

Another wonder: The fact that they’re called “micro” aggressions, it seems to me, should be an indication that they’re…ya know…micro.

But it ain’t.

Appropos, during CNN’s Equality Town Hall Thursday night, Julián Castro got a lesson in physical force.


Singer Shea Diamond took to the mic for a question, and his name was mispronounced by the network’s Nia-Malika Henderson as “Shay”:

“I want to bring in [“Shay”] Diamond, a singer/songwriter from L.A. She currently supports Mayor Pete Buttigieg. What’s your question?”

Shea replied:

“Uh, it’s ‘Shia’ Diamond. Put that on the record. Yes, honey. It’s violence to misgender or to alter a name of a trans person, so let’s always get that right first.”

It’s violence to mispronounce someone’s name.

Watch the video above.

Fortunately for Shea, Cory Booker was there for support: The macho, physical-assault-aspiring 2020 hopeful asserted the country’s facing a “national emergency” in the area of violence against the LGBT community, and that it may in fact require a federal Office on Hate Crimes and White Supremacy.

Back to Shea, to be clear, I’m not suggesting a man identifying as a woman is the ultimate manifestation of our national weakness. It could’ve just as easily been a straight white millennial, and it has been. And it will be again.

We’re becoming crippled by the trivial.

And that is a national emergency.

Lord help us if the Japanese attack again.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

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Woke Student Geniuses Protest At The University Of Minnesota, Demand All Campus Police Be Disarmed Immediately

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Sports World Wanted To Get Into Politics, Welcome To The Standard You Set

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Between Colin Kaepernick using protests as a distraction from his falling numbers, to NBA coach Steve Kerr pretty well slamming anything that didn’t align with is progressive political philosophy, the American sports fan has been subjected to a whole bunch of politics in their game-watching over the last several years.

Perhaps most notoriously, sports network ESPN had even apparently introduced a company policy forbidding the discussion of anything but their own preferred progressivism, which they definitely felt they were not only entitled to have but thought it smart to promote as part of their programming. Here’s TownHall’s Matt Vespa from spring of this year on how that strategy paid off for the network (hint: it didn’t):

[N]ew blood has been ushered into ESPN, a flagship of sports journalism, that’s been bleeding customers for years. In 2018, the network lost 2 million subscribers alone. It’s part of a marked decline that dates back to 2011 when ESPN was 100 million subscribers strong. It’s now 86 million. That’s still a lot of paying customers, but the loss of roughly 15 million $1.44 billion, it makes any further losses a serious issue, especially when the network pays $2 billion for the rights to Monday Night Football, whose renewal is due in 2021. With the continued bleeding, there’s no way ESPN could afford the rights. Outkick The Coverage’s Clay Travis broke down these numbers.

Former ESPN president John Skipper is out. The man who suspended longtime anchor Linda Cohn, a fixture on the network, for reportedly saying that politics had something to due with the 10+ million subscriber loss, but did nothing to former ESPN reporter and host Jemele Hill, who called President Donald Trump a white supremacist. More stories about how ESPN had become a bastion of political correctness ensued.

Make sure you click those links and read about how employees were pretending to be progressives to keep their jobs and were told they simply could not espouse conservative ideals.

Now, with the NBA working overtime to protect their cash cow relationship with China — who the U.S. has begun to call out for it’s abuse of the Uighur Muslims interred as political prisoners — people like Steve Kerr, who wanted to have his political opinions out there for the world to see, are being asked to weigh in on the political situation with China.

It’s not going very well.

And of course journalists would be remiss if they didn’t step up and completely misunderstand the issue and try to cover the progressive behinds of those who wanted badly to use their platforms to spread the word of social justice and big government intrusion in daily life.

You should read that New York Times reporter’s tweet as sarcasm, dummy.

But what Deb misses — besides the fact that that particular image is actually calling out Nike more than Kaepernick — is that he’s absolutely right, and his tweet maybe shouldn’t be seen as sarcastic. It is good to see athletes being held to the standard they apparently wanted to be held to. As someone said to me on Twitter:

Admittedly, it’s a little painful to watch given that their actual knowledge of politics is as lacking as many of us suspected it was. Which, by the way, is why many people prefer they keep political discussion out of sport. Because the sports world doesn’t apparently do the work to understand politics before spouting off about it. (See LeBron James recently gushing over California Gov. Gavin Newsom over paying college athletes.)

Sports figures don’t particularly like when fans who’ve never played their sport start trying to tell them how to perform. Word of advice to the sports world: people engaged in politics feel the same way.

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The New Batwoman Show Is Bombing and Once Again, SJW Journalists Blame the Wrong Thing

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If you’ve watched any of the CW superhero shows, then you kind of know what you’re in store for. It’s a lot of people dressed up in costumes from the DC comic universe essentially playing out a soap opera.

Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which only includes drama as a subplot to the main story of fighting bad guys and saving the world, the DC television universe — dubbed the “Arrowverse” after its flagship show “Arrow” — centers around drama, essentially making it the exact reverse of the MCU. It can feel like a slog for people looking for a superhero show to enjoy.

What’s worse is that the shows on the CW seem to have fallen to the problem of becoming programming that scratches a very hard-left itch. The shows are filthy with social justice messaging and left-leaning talking points. The Super Girl television show, for instance, has done everything from promoting anti-gun messaging to hinting not-so-subtly that Donald Trump is a racist.

It would appear that the Batwoman television show looks to follow that very same path. While the pilot episode didn’t push social justice messaging as hard as the trailer for the show implied, it still pushes it. In fact, many people have surmised that Batwoman is DC’s response to the MCU Captain Marvel with Brie Larson due to all the “girl-power” and anti-man messaging the show contains.

You can watch the trailer below and see for yourself.

You can probably guess how the reviews went by this point.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the critics couldn’t stop raving about it. Meanwhile, the audience score is beyond dismal. As of this writing, Batwoman has a 72 percent critic score and only a 10 percent audience score.

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As a response, the left is already making the excuse that the reason everyone hates Batwoman is that she’s a woman, and a lesbian to boot! Horror of horrors!

Forbe’s Paul Tassi, for instance, didn’t even try to hint his way around the issue. He straight up accused many people of being sexist for their dislike of the show:

On IMDB you can only see usernames, but on Rotten Tomatoes they at least have first names listed for fan reviews, and sometimes photos. Of the first 100 reviews I counted, 95 appear to be written by men. Two of the five women gave it a positive score, the only two positive scores I saw out of all 100. I could probably keep going, but I’m guessing the ratio would remain roughly the same.

I am definitely not saying that Batwoman is some masterpiece, but it does not take the World’s Greatest Detective to figure out what’s happening here, even if many of the negative reviews don’t reference sexuality or politics. Batwoman is certainly no worse in the script and action department than the early episodes of these other Arrowverse series, and yet I never saw any of them lambasted to this degree.

This is a constant callback for leftist culture reviewers who find themselves in the position of having to defend a show or movie that has received negative audience scores. Those who hate a show or movie with a woman lead or that glorifies things social justice advocates hold as holy are only doing so because they’re racist, or homophobic, or sexist, or (insert “ists” and “phobes” here).

Each time this happens, moviegoers everywhere — including yours truly — point out that it’s not the race or sex that causes people to dislike a show. If that were the case, then there are so many franchises, movies, and games that are cherished by the general public that would be despised. Alien, Metroid, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hunger Games, Wonder Woman, and Terminator all had female leads that fans the world over adore.

So it must be a completely different reason, and that reason is very obvious.

People hate being preached to about things they don’t believe in.

Batwoman sold itself entirely on the premise that she is a social justice hero, and because of that, the show has been geared toward highlighting this political stance. The plot, the action, and more are all geared to promote that idea. This makes for a very boring show that frankly, no one wants to watch.

Add to that the fact that the vast majority of people don’t fall in line with social justice advocacy due to its high level of bigotry, racism, and sexism, and you have a show that just straight up disgusts people.

People don’t care that the lead is a woman. They care that you’ve created a boring show that promotes philosophies and stances that people disagree with. What’s more, this was done in a superhero format. People watch superhero media because they want to see amazing concepts, not watch as they sit around and discuss their feelings on the LGBT community while wearing tights.

Exploring the psychology of a villain or hero can work wonders in both comics and movies — I think Todd Phillips proved that with Joker — but even that is something that many readers would find a fascinating character development, which lends to the story.

Nobody is fascinated by another pro-LGBT writer talking about how everyone is mean to gays, lesbians, and trans people. Nobody is glued to their seat while some out-of-touch writer on the coast tells them they’re racist through a character in a mask. Few people can relate to this, mostly in part because the vast majority of people aren’t racist or homophobic.

It ain’t the woman that’s the topic, it’s the show’s driving principle of putting politics before story.

It’s propaganda. Not entertainment.

 

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Seattle Public Education Posts Its White-Privilege ‘Math Ethnic Studies Framework,’ and It Just May Blow Your Mind

 

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Does wokeness not add up to you?

If you think 2 + 2 = 4, you might just be a sick oppressive b*st*rd.

As reported by The American Conservative, the Seattle public school system is teaching kids that math is more than numbers and objective reality. It’s also about, well, I’ll let the curriculum tell you.

The AC’s article links to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction site, which lists its mission as follows:

The goal of Washington’s K–12 education system is to prepare every student for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. Led by Superintendent Chris Reykdal, OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state’s 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education.

And how do they “prepare” students?

A “K-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework” curriculum page posted in August reveals that it covers “Origins, Identity, and Agency,” defined as the following:

Origins, Identity and Agency, as defined by ethnic studies, is the ways in which we view ourselves as mathematicians and members of broader mathematical communities. Mathematical theory and application is rooted in the ancient histories of people and empires of color. All human endeavors include mathematical thinking; from humanities to the arts to the sciences.

Or, as MyNorthwest puts it, the syllabus “explains math as a racist study used to oppress students — and if you correct a student’s faulty math logic, you’re guilty.”

Another theme of the outline — Power and Oppression:

Power and oppression, as defined by ethnic studies, are the ways in which individuals and groups define mathematical knowledge so as to see “Western” mathematics as the only legitimate expression of mathematical identity and intelligence. This definition of legitimacy is then used to disenfranchise people and communities of color. This erases the historical contributions of people and communities of color.

Here are the theme’s “learning targets”:

  • SWBAT analyze the ways in which ancient mathematical knowledge has been appropriated by Western culture.
  • SWBAT identify how the development of mathematics has been erased from learning in school.
  •  SWBAT identify how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT explain how math and technology and/or science are connected and how technology and/or science have been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT critique systems of power that deny access to mathematical knowledge to people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT identify the inherent inequities of the standardized testing system used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT explain how math has been used to exploit natural resources.
  • SWBAT explain how math dictates economic oppression.

The theme of History of Resistance and Liberation, which explores “the stories, places, and people who helped liberate people and communities of color using math, engineering, and technology,” offers more of the same.

Finally, the curriculum’s Reflection and Action theme celebrates “a sense of advocacy, empowerment, and action in the students that creates internal motivation to engage in and contribute to their identities as mathematicians. Students will be confident in their ability to construct & decode mathematical knowledge, truth, and beauty so they can contribute to their experiences and the experiences of people in their community.”

This isn’t Seattle’s first move toward UltraWoke education. In 2006, as relayed by Seattle Weekly, the school system declared an official definition of racism to teach students:

The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latinos/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.

So there ya go.

If you wanna get educated these days, you gotta go way beyond reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic.  Or, possibly, around them.

When it comes to math, you’re never going to get there ’til you realize White = Evil.

-ALEX

 

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Seattle Public Education Posts Its White-Privilege ‘Math Ethnic Studies Framework,’ and It Just May Blow Your Mind

 

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Does wokeness not add up to you?

If you think 2 + 2 = 4, you might just be a sick oppressive b*st*rd.

As reported by The American Conservative, the Seattle public school system is teaching kids that math is more than numbers and objective reality. It’s also about, well, I’ll let the curriculum tell you.

The AC’s article links to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction site, which lists its mission as follows:

The goal of Washington’s K–12 education system is to prepare every student for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. Led by Superintendent Chris Reykdal, OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state’s 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education.

And how do they “prepare” students?

A “K-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework” curriculum page posted in August reveals that it covers “Origins, Identity, and Agency,” defined as the following:

Origins, Identity and Agency, as defined by ethnic studies, is the ways in which we view ourselves as mathematicians and members of broader mathematical communities. Mathematical theory and application is rooted in the ancient histories of people and empires of color. All human endeavors include mathematical thinking; from humanities to the arts to the sciences.

Or, as MyNorthwest puts it, the syllabus “explains math as a racist study used to oppress students — and if you correct a student’s faulty math logic, you’re guilty.”

Another theme of the outline — Power and Oppression:

Power and oppression, as defined by ethnic studies, are the ways in which individuals and groups define mathematical knowledge so as to see “Western” mathematics as the only legitimate expression of mathematical identity and intelligence. This definition of legitimacy is then used to disenfranchise people and communities of color. This erases the historical contributions of people and communities of color.

Here are the theme’s “learning targets”:

  • SWBAT analyze the ways in which ancient mathematical knowledge has been appropriated by Western culture.
  • SWBAT identify how the development of mathematics has been erased from learning in school.
  •  SWBAT identify how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT explain how math and technology and/or science are connected and how technology and/or science have been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT critique systems of power that deny access to mathematical knowledge to people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT identify the inherent inequities of the standardized testing system used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.
  • SWBAT explain how math has been used to exploit natural resources.
  • SWBAT explain how math dictates economic oppression.

The theme of History of Resistance and Liberation, which explores “the stories, places, and people who helped liberate people and communities of color using math, engineering, and technology,” offers more of the same.

Finally, the curriculum’s Reflection and Action theme celebrates “a sense of advocacy, empowerment, and action in the students that creates internal motivation to engage in and contribute to their identities as mathematicians. Students will be confident in their ability to construct & decode mathematical knowledge, truth, and beauty so they can contribute to their experiences and the experiences of people in their community.”

This isn’t Seattle’s first move toward UltraWoke education. In 2006, as relayed by Seattle Weekly, the school system declared an official definition of racism to teach students:

The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latinos/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.

So there ya go.

If you wanna get educated these days, you gotta go way beyond reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic.  Or, possibly, around them.

When it comes to math, you’re never going to get there ’til you realize White = Evil.

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Human Rights? Money? The NBA Had a Choice to Make, They Went for the Money

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On Friday evening, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted his support for the people of Hong Kong. Almost immediately, the Chinese government, the Chinese Basketball Association and several Chinese businesses denounced Morey and moved to sever ties with the Rockets. The Ringer was told by league sources that the team’s ownership has been debating whether or not to fire him.

Here’s a screenshot of Morey’s original tweet, which has been deleted.

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The team’s owner, Tilman Fertitta, quickly sent out a tweet distancing himself from Morey’s tweet.

The NBA has also separated itself from Morey’s comment. They issued a statement on Sunday night which read:

We recognize that the views expressed by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable. While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rockets or the NBA, the values of the league support individuals’ educating themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them. We have great respect for the history and culture of China and hope that sports and the NBA can be used as a unifying force to bridge cultural divides and bring people together.

Following the swift backlash over Morey’s brave support for Hong Kong, he issued an apology. He wrote that he’s “had a lot of opportunity since his original tweet to hear and consider other perspectives.” I’ll bet he has.

According to the “NBA Red Card,” a study into the digital performance of the NBA compiled by the Mailman Group, the Rockets were the second most popular NBA team in China as of September 3. The Ringer points out that “Hall of Famer Yao Ming played for the Rockets and helped exponentially grow the sport’s popularity in the country. But Yao is now the chair of the Chinese Basketball Association, which criticized Morey in its statement for making “an inappropriate comment related to Hong Kong” and said it “strongly opposes” the general manager’s remarks.

Morey is being punished for speaking up for human rights and freedom. He took a stand against tyrrany. One would think he would have been celebrated for upholding the values upon which our country was founded.

Thankfully, many Americans rallied to his side. Here are a few of those responses via Twitchy, starting with my personal favorite:

This is a hostage video. What an embarrassment for the @NBA.

Houston Rockets suspended by Chinese sponsor after GM posted (and quickly deleted) this tweet.

This whole situation is gross. The NBA made a big deal about supporting players’ freedom of speech. Apparently that ends when money gets involved.

If you’re doing business in China, no disloyal politics allowed.

Houston Rockets suspended by Chinese sponsor after GM posted (and quickly deleted) this tweet…If you’re doing business in China, no disloyal politics allowed…NBA should stand with @dmorey. But won’t. $$$

Can’t believe the National Basketball Association is being run by *checks notes* the Chinese Communist Party.

Caving to godless, communist murderers of millions. The @NBA is trash and a total hypocrite being woke about how awful America is bit kneeling before China

People fighting for their freedom, there’s nothing “complicated” about that “I’m sorry to find that political freedom is not acceptable in the 2nd largest economy in the world”

This whole situation is gross. The NBA made a big deal about supporting players’ freedom of speech. Apparently that ends when money gets involved.

And it’s not like @dmorey said something all that provocative. Supporting democracy seems pretty safe.

Here’s how a Chinese newspaper reacted.

So far, three Republican senators and even one Democrat, have expressed support for Morey.

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Eating Babies, Unsexy Vegans, and Dumb Weddings: Are We Doomed?

Welcome back to my new column in which I take a look back at the week’s news and try to determine if we are, in fact, doomed.

Can’t Rule Out Eating Babies

An AOC event took a turn towards the doom this week when an audience member suggested we curb global warming by eating human babies.

While I understand that this woman is part of a bizarre political cult, the fact of the matter is that AOC didn’t bother to say “nah.” She said it was because she believed this woman to be “in crisis” and didn’t want to upset her. Maybe she’s in crisis because people keep telling her the world is about to end and we’re all going to die.

The only thing about this that made me think we’re not completely doomed is that it got “Jonathan Swift” trending.

VERDICT: Totally doomed

Unsexy Vegans Doing Unsexy  Things

Here’s what I know about this story. I know nothing else about it, I don’t want to know anything else about it, and I don’t need to know anything else about it.

VERDICT:  People who hurt animals are automatically doomed, and we are doomed for sharing an Earth with this man.  The only glimmer of hope is that everyone agrees this behavior is unacceptable.

The Worst Wedding Theme?

I realize I am old and boring, but it remains true that the only theme a wedding needs is “holy matrimony.” That doesn’t mean that the occasional theme is still fantastic (I’m going to a wedding in April 2020 that promises to be perfect), but most just detract from the point of what you’re there to do. That applies to novelty photos as well, which I’ve written about before.

For example, these joyless scolds could have just celebrated instead of being joyless scolds.

From what I understand, the bridesmaids put on these outfits, they took the picture, and then the whole thing was photoshopped to look like it was in front of “the hanging wall” where corporal punishment takes place during the story.

They were hoping the photo would go viral because people who think like this crave attention. I mean, because they longed for people to have deep and meaningful discussions.

Verdict: Mixed bag, actually. People need to stop acting like the Handmaid’s Tale is even close to happening, make weddings about marriage, and stop with the attention-seeking wedding photos. Then again, this photo was pretty widely mocked online. 50/50 doom here.

Hockey Continues To Be The Best Sport

You may recall 11 year-old Laila Anderson, a St Louis Blues superfan who is battling a life-threatening illness. She was with the team when they stunk, as  they rose, and they brought her to Boston for the final game when they won the Stanley Cup. Heck, they brought her on the ice with them to give it a kiss.

And now this.

VerdictNo doom in sight.

Holocaust Survivors Find Family

These Romanian octogenarians thought they’d lost their entire families in the Holocaust. Then they found each other, and the long-lost cousins were reunited.

Verdict: The internet did something good. We’re not doomed!

Loving Like Christ

The story of Botham Jean’s death is not one in which I expected to find anything beautiful. As you probably know, Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger accidentally entered Jean’s apartment thinking it was her own and, thinking him an intruder, fatally shot him. She was found guilty of murder on Tuesday. Guyger is white and Jean was black, a dynamic that resulted in threats of violence in the city. People were braced for the worst.

At the sentencing, however, Botham’s 18 year-old brother Brandt showed the world how to live and love like Christ in a way most of us have never seen. Most of us carry the burden of unforgiveness for far lesser offenses. Christian or not, we can all  learn invaluable lessons from this young man of exceptional character.

Verdict: Anything else could have happened this week, and this man would have convinced me that we are not doomed. He gives me more than enough hope that we’re going to be ok.

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