In case you’re keeping track of the ever-growing list of feeble excuses that the left offers up for its failures, we’ve recently seen Hillary Clinton blame voter suppression for her loss in Wisconsin; the Mayor of Chicago blame neighboring Republican states for all the shootings in her city; and officials in Montgomery (sanctuary) County, Maryland, blame President Trump and conservative media for a spate of illegal immigrants committing rape and child abuse there. Now, today’s addition:
The California Legislature passed a resolution blaming the disproportionate rates of suicide among the gay and transgender community on religious groups who refuse to give up their Biblical-based beliefs about sex and gender and adopt the LGBTQ viewpoint.
It appears that nobody is allowed anymore to suggest that at least some transgender people might have mental issues they should address, even the ones who commit suicide. The only possible reason that might happen is the “stigma” they feel because not absolutely everyone has embraced (or been forced to embrace) their personal version of reality.
Read the linked article to see just how staggeringly “disproportionate” those numbers for self-harm and suicide are. Then think hard about whether that’s really because religious people don’t endorse the notion of 57 genders or because psychiatrists have been terrified by political activists into pretending their gender confusion is perfectly normal and healthy. Also think about whether the left’s insistence that none of them might need counseling rather than surgery and drugs might have more to do with it than some churches they don’t even attend.
Once again, the floating mines unleashed by the left have drifted back in their direction and are sinking their own. The latest unintended victim of “cancel culture” is liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose reelection campaign was rocked by a last-minute release of photos in him in blackface at a long-ago costume party.
Of course, if you’re valuable enough to the left, the unforgivable somehow becomes forgivable (see “Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam”), as the media find creative ways to soften the blow. If this were about a conservative politician, the makeup would be described as outrageous, offensive, racist blackface makeup. But note how Time magazine tries to soften the blow by softening the shade, referring to it as “brownface.” If you’re going to make it a hate crime for anyone ever to dress up as someone of another race, even to the point of attacking Sean Spicer for dancing the samba, then the difference between “blackface” and “brownface” seems rather academic.
Incidentally, thanks to Instapundit for rounding up a few of the more amusing conservative reactions to Trudeau’s predicament.
A surprising new poll found that despite the relentless promotion of climate change (or “chaos” or “catastrophe” or whatever the current media-approved scare word is), only 51% of Britons, 38% of Americans, and fewer than half of people in many European countries think that humans are mainly responsible for climate change.
For young people (especially the very young) who think their elders are crazy for not panicking over our imminent demise, maybe the problem is that we've lived long enough to have passed several dozen certain deadlines for extinction by now. The Competitive Enterprise Institute was helpful enough to compile a list of dozens of failed environmental doomsday predictions going back 50 years. Click here for a nostalgic reminder of the many apocalypses that all of us over 50 have miraculously managed to survive.
And as if to prove that apocalyptic environmentalism is not science but a substitute for religion, NBC News has created a web page called “Climate Confessions” where they encourage people to confess their “sins” against the environment.
Most of these are pretty minor sins, like eating meat or using plastic bags instead of paper. But where are the people confessing the real sins, the ones that brutally violate the most sacred tenets of the environmentalist Earth-worshiping religion? For instance, where are the confessions reading, “I took a private jet to a four-star resort in Europe for an environmental conference” or “I spent millions of dollars I made from my climate change scare movie to buy a huge ocean-front mansion when I’m the only one who lives there”?
I guess those aren’t considered sins since they’re committed by the high priests of the religion, and they just absolve themselves.
“ISIS: It’s Always the Last Place You Look!” Dept. While Facebook’s “algorithms” are working 24/7 to censor conservative comments and pro-life videos, they seem to have developed a bit of a blind spot when it comes to removing pro-ISIS terrorist pages. According to a report on terrorism on social media by the National Whistleblower Center, “Nearly 200 auto-generated business pages for the Islamic State were recently identified” on Facebook, “and dozens more pages for other terrorist groups including Al Qaeda and Ansar Al Sharia remain on the site.” Maybe someone should tell Facebook that they’re also sexist and violently anti-gay, and then maybe they’d do something about removing them.
Incidentally, if Facebook is thinking of claiming that they sneaked in under the radar by hiding behind innocuous names, it should be noted that these pages were auto-generated by Facebook’s own algorithms, and they include such names as “I love Islamic State,” “Afghanistan Terrorist School” and “Islamic State Training Camp.” Facebook responded, “While we cannot catch every one, we remain vigilant in this effort.” Still, I can’t help wondering if “I love Islamic State” might have been removed a lot faster if it had been named “I love Donald Trump.”
Speaking of finding ISIS where you’d least expect it, do you remember hearing from the media that an American Airlines mechanic who was arrested earlier this month in Miami for allegedly trying to sabotage the airspeed control system of an airliner was motivated by dissatisfaction with employment contracts and overtime pay? Well, it’s now been reported that the mechanic, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, had downloaded an ISIS video onto his cell phone and distributed it to others.
I’m sure nobody who reported the story ever expected anything like that. It just shows that you can never predict when a news story is going to take a shocking and unexpected turn.