I struggle with Thanksgiving as a holiday.
Unless I don’t know liberals the way I think I do, what comes after that sentence has got to be some unintentionally hilarious liberal clap trap. As usual, I do know liberals, and what followed in this piece by Jamie Utt, a “diversity and inclusion consultant and sexual violence prevention educator,” who apparently is anatomically a male, did not disappoint. Never doubt me. Mr. Utt continues:
I simultaneously love and hate it.
I love that it brings families together and that it is a time for pause in our busy lives to give thanks for the many wonderful things around us. Neither of those things happen often enough.
Simultaneously, though, it is a holiday that perpetuates lies and hides the genocide of Indigenous people on this continent.
The story we’ve been told about the first “Thanksgiving” is a farce. It’s a lie that is told by a White-dominant culture to help itself feel better about the fact that we are living on lands that were stolen from Indigenous tribes through a careful process of genocide.
Here’s a fun thought experiment: who would you rather have at your Thanksgiving dinner: (1) this guy (2) one of Obama’s brainwashed acolytes with their talking points about Obamacare, or (3) one of Mayor Bloomberg’s fans with some anti-2nd amendment placemats for the kids?
White people, we have a responsibility to support these efforts! (efforts to buy back land and give it to “indigenous peoples”) Perhaps one way is to pay the same amount per year to buy back programs that you pay to the state in property taxes. (emphasis mine)
Great suggestion! You first, Mr. Utt. Why do I suspect that the only property taxes Mr. Utt has ever paid are the indirect ones he pays as part of his monthly rent checks?
Many of these suggestions were adapted from a keynote given by Waziyatawin, Ph.D. at the recent Overcoming Racism conference. So with her wisdom in mind, I will leave you with the central question of her most recent book (please consider picking up a copy or the ebook):
“What Does Justice Look Like?”
I’ve got a better question. What does stupidity look like? Also, who is the woman with the unpronounceable one word name, the Native American Madonna or Prince? Are you as heartbroken as I am at having missed that “Overcoming Racism” conference? Is there any way we can watch it online?
Liberals: you can’t reason with them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t laugh at them.
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One thing that has always struck me as a tad ironic is the obsession that so many feminists have with ensuring that there are as few legal restrictions on abortion as possible. Seriously? Have you seen most of these chunky frumps, sporting hair styles that look like they were created in a mental institution’s barber shop, stomping around in their sensible footwear, and stridently bellowing in a charming baritone that they aren’t going to put up with any man trying to tell them what to do? With the possible exception of a bizarre accident involving a loaded turkey baster, what possibility do any of these Napolitanos have of becoming pregnant? Some of them, like Rachel Maddow, who regularly rails against attempts to protect unborn children and, not incidentally, women’s health, are open and “proud” lesbians.
Yet they react violently at any attempt to restrict this “procedure” that is so beautiful and wonderful that many of them won’t even say the word.
You’ve probably heard of the pro-abort group NARAL Pro-Choice America. That’s the fourth name that they’ve tried. After three iterations, in 2003, they realized that they needed to rebrand themselves again and completely excise that icky “a” word from their name. I understand the thinking behind that. In order for people to embrace the idea of abortion, it’s best that they not actually know what they are supporting. Unfortunately, when the euphemisms like “pro-choice,” “women’s health,” and “reproductive rights,” conveniently draped over the reality of this “procedure,” another word designed to allow people to avoid reality, are ripped down, the hideous truth is there for all to see. The recent trial of “Dr.” Kermit Gosnell, with filthy blood-stained sofas where women could wait to exercise their precious “choice,” which might include receiving inappropriate dosages of potent drugs from untrained, clueless staff in an unsanitary examining room before being probed with dirty medical tools, and babies having their spines snapped before their corpses were thrown in a refrigerator, was a window into what those euphemisms try to cover up. And speaking of cover ups, the liberals in dinosaur media did their best to cover up the Gosnell story precisely because it did force people to look at the reality of liberalism’s sacrament, legalized abortion.
Over the last few days, we’ve witnessed the near canonization of grandstanding democrat Texas state senator Wendy Davis, the perky blonde in pink tennis shoes, who also has a tough time saying the “a” word. You won’t find it once in the latest in a series of rousing speeches she made this week. No matter. If you can show me a better example of tremendous courage than a woman who boldly dares to stand up and declare her support for a position embraced by the entire liberal media, Hollywood, academia, and the popular culture, I’d like to see it. Wasn’t it exhilarating to see that mob, screeching and applauding in support of killing babies and temporarily thwarting the will of most citizens of the state of Texas? They too showed great courage and commitment. It’s so moving to see people excited by their desire to protect freedom and human rights. Or excited by the promise of $1300/$2200 a month. From Illinois Review:
Now it has been discovered that a radical left-wing group with ties to the Obama re-election campaigns sought to hire outside agitators for pro-abortion mischief at the Texas Capitol as a new session has begun that will again attempt to pass abortion restrictions aimed at increasing safety for women and protecting late-term babies that can feel pain.
An ad on Craig’s List in Austin by “Grassroots Campaigns” sought to hire abortion activists for “our Pro Choice Campaign in Austin” offered to pay $1300-$2200/month.
The Craig’s List Ad was taken down sometime this morning after news of it began to circulate among pro-life activists on Facebook, but Operation Rescue archived the ad before it’s removal.
So Wendy’s “people’s filibuster,” as inspiring as anything in a Leni Riefenstahl film, was a fraud like everything else associated with this story.
In addition to rent-a-mobs, Texas feminists have decided to haul out the really heavy artillery to fight this threat to their rights, and by that I’m not referring to the women themselves, although I can understand if you found that reference confusing. No, some of Wendy’s supporters are suggesting that until men learn to support “reproductive health” and “respect women,” women stage a sex strike, which brings me back to the beginning of this column. I submit that many of these women have been on an involuntary sex strike for decades, which I think you’ll agree explains a lot.
This week was one of bizarre spectacles, over and above the 2nd inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama, praise be his name. That event featured Richard Blanco’s poem “One Today.” “My face your face” is part I remember. Seriously? “My ass, your ass,” I thought. Of course, I’m probably just a peasant who doesn’t appreciate great art from a man who is both Latino and an open homosexual, and therefore, above criticism. Then the great speech by the One himself. I didn’t notice. Did they hand out the little red books to the assembled cadres there or is Organizing for Action going to send those out using their tax-deductible contributions?
In other bizarro world events, consider the following:
- After making sure that anyone who might challenge her narrative had laid their cards on the table before she went on the record, Sec. of State, Hillary “What Difference Does it Make?” Clinton finally recovered from her vapors and appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee to tell her story about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. Libya on September 11, 2012. Her acolytes in the Lame Stream Media praised both her spunky pushback against the Republican dolts who dared to pose serious questions, and her tearful recalling of her greeting flag-draped coffins at Andrews Air Force Base. Missing from their slobbering reports was any mention of the glaring irony of a woman who cut her teeth in the Watergate investigation, pursuing dishonesty in the Nixon administration, raising her voice to proclaim that such dishonesty should make no difference. Nor did they mention the ridiculous performance by her former Democrats, who agreed that it’s time to “move on” from the Obama administration’s many shifting stories about four dead Americans, but who wanted hearings on the Bush administration’s 2003 decision to invade Iraq, a decision, for which, just sayin’, Mrs. Clinton voted “yea,” a fact that they also failed to mention. Also missing was any mention of her vow to pursue to ends of the earth the heinous film maker who caused all this trouble in the first place, except her really didn’t, and anyway, it’s time to move on.
- Meanwhile, a U.S. Senator who at one time had her own concealed carry permit because of fears for her own safety, presented her plan to disarm her fellow Americans. In another irony, she and her fellow gun-grabbers bleat incessantly about the phony “gun show loophole,” while presenting their very own gun show, a presser which was even opened with a prayer, an apparent loophole of their own. Did Barry Lynn’s beeper go off? Is the ACLU preparing a lawsuit? What happened to their precious “separation of church and state?”
Of course, if any of these people appreciated irony, they would take Speaker Newt Gingrich up on his proposal that we hold gun control hearings in Chicago, which just happens to have both the strictest gun control laws in the country and three times the murder rate of New York City, and double that of Los Angeles. How can that be? There’s a real head scratcher.
Lame duck Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta dropped a bomb while going out the door, lifting the ban on women surviving directly in combat, a decision no doubt calculated by the One’s administration to be less politically radioactive if done by someone who is leaving Washington to return to his walnuts in California. With sequestration looming, three more Americans killed in Algeria in the aftermath of the “Arab spring,” and al Qaeda clearly not decimated, but on the march, is this hat tip to political correctness, another shiny object that they hope will distract us from their disastrous foreign policy? What will be the impact on our military? We’ll get the 411 from our guest Elaine Donnelly, of the Center for Military Readiness.
Also joining us will be Leslie Eastman, contributor to the terrific blog, Legal Insurrection and member of the San Diego Tea Party. We’ll get her take on what the GOP needs to do to get its mojo back, and time permitting, ask her her opinion of Pat Robertson’s latest “there he goes again.” You didn’t hear about that? Don’t miss it!
Tune in today for the rest of the story.
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