Thursday, December 8, 2016

Iowa State U Uses Neat Trick to Shut Down Milo Yiannopoulos Event

Hat tip Iowa State Daily and Breitbart

A student group at Iowa State University has cancelled an appearance by conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos after the school dramatically raised the security fee at the last minute.

"Physical altercationsbomb threats and threats of weapons violence at other universities where Yiannopoulos has appeared or was scheduled to appear have resulted in the need for the Memorial Union to require additional security for this event," the statement said."

So now universities are learning how to shut down speakers they don't want coming to their schools. Simply cite  security concerns then force the organizers to cough up outrageously high security fees. Of course, the concern is not that violence will be carried out by Milo and his supporters. It is the threat of violence by the other side that is sufficient.

This brings to mind what happened after Milo first appeared at UC Irvine several months ago. When the College Republicans announced their intention to bring him back, UCI hit them with a one-year suspension over some minor technicality over security arrangements for the first appearance. When the news went viral and UCI was embarrassed nationally, they tried to ease their way out "pending CR's appeal". CR then said, "What appeal?" The punishment was reduced to a letter of warning, and UCI's administrators looked like a bunch of dopes.

But the Iowa State case sets a dangerous precedent. All one has to do now is lead the school to fear there will be violence, and they can cancel the event altogether.

Or find a slick way to make the organizers cancel it themselves.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Update on the Bochum, Germany Rape Case

Hat tip The Local. DE and Vlad Tepes

Here is an update on the man accused of raping two Chinese  female students near the University of Bochum. He is a 31-year-old Iraqi asylum-seeker who was living with his wife and two children near the scene of the attacks.

Of course, the Germans won't release the name of the man due to privacy concerns.

Shura Council of SoCal Teams Up With Answer Coalition

Hat tip Steve

Below is a posting from the Shura Council of Southern California. This is one of the Muslim organizations that presents itself to the public as moderates. That doesn't preclude them from participating in a demonstration scheduled in Los Angeles December 17 which is being led by the Answer Coalition, which is a radical, far-left group of anarchists that are against everything America stands for. If you go to the first link, under events, you will find a link to the December 17 protest, which is dedicated to "fighting Trump and the billionaire class".


"Trump’s appointees are a motley and dangerous crew of banker billionaires, white supremacists, and other right-wing extremists. They have nothing good in mind for anyone but the banks, oil companies, and the military-industrial complex.

We must keep building the grassroots movement against war, militarism, racism, anti-immigrant scapegoating and neoliberal capitalist assault on workers’ living standards and the environment.

Real social change throughout history has come from the bottom, the mobilized people's movements, and not from the centers of institutional power, the professional politicians or the capitalist elites.

It has always been the Democratic and Republican Parties alongside the capitalist elites working to expand and enrich Wall Street, Big Oil, and the military-industrial complex at the expense of the people.

This has come at the cost of millions of people murdered in US wars of aggression, racist mass incarceration, daily police terror in communities of color, the near elimination of unions, grinding down of wages, cutbacks to social programs, tuition hikes, predatory foreclosure crisis, and unprecedented mass migration from countries devastated by free trade and war.

This crisis caused by capitalism and the rule of the billionaires in society created such misery for millions of people that it has inspired a militant fight back on all fronts including the Fight for $15, the undocumented youth movement, the Movement for Black Lives, Standing Rock, Occupy, Trans liberation, and more. Trump and the billionaire class hope to roll back the forward march of these struggles.

This country needs a real political revolution. Millions of people feel entirely disenfranchised by a political system that delivered the least favorable and trusted candidates in U.S. history. Many hoped that the Bernie Sanders campaign would represent a new direction and opportunity to take on entrenched power, extreme inequality, and poverty.

Donald Trump is a racist, sexist bigot and we must build a resistance movement to challenge his program and defeat the billionaire class! Join us in the streets!

Email for more information, to volunteer, or to endorse this action"


So I would like to address a question to the Shura Council and its leader, Imam Muzammil Siddiqi:

Sir, is this the kind of message you and your Shura Council endorse? Why would you join hands with such a far-left, radical and anarchistic organization such as the Answer Coalition? How can you call yourselves "moderate" Muslims when you associate yourselves with this organization and their message?.

Pearl Harbor Day

In case our college students (and half of their professors) didn't know what today is, it is December 7-Pearl Harbor Day, the anniversary of the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor getting us into World War II. Somewhere I heard that there are only five living survivors of that attack, and that four of them are in Hawaii today to observe the 75th anniversary.

I have visited the USS Arizona Memorial on two occasions as well as the Peace Park memorial in Hiroshima on one occasion. I can tell you that both were moving experiences. President Obama's visit to Hiroshima last year drew some controversy over speculation he might apologize for the bombings of that city and Nagasaki in 1945. This year, it has been announced that Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor later this month. I think that is a splendid idea. I doubt he will actually apologize but if he chooses the right words, it won't matter at least to me.

What matters is that we won the war, Japan is now a decent country, and we are strong friends and allies. But Pearl Harbor must never be forgotten.

France Desperately Needs New Leadership

Hat tip Gatestone Institute

France is having an election in May, and it can't come soon enough. Francois Hollande, with his 4% approval rating is not running for re-election.  The biggest issue: Muslim violence. There is no other polite way to call it. Muslim violence. At the lowest end is street crime, and  at the highest, Islamic terrorism. Yves Mamou has a report in the Gatestone Institute

My hope is that Marine Le Pen will become France's new president. She understands what the number one issue is.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Angela Merkel Wants to Ban the Burka

Hat tip Jihad Watch

                                                  "Good news, mein Fuehrer. We have banned vodka sales in Berlin."

Leave it to Angela Merkel. Faced with a storm of criticism over her immigration policies as the body count rises, she has used the occasion of a CDU meeting in Essen to announce that she wants to ban the burka (wherever legally possible). She also pledges she will not repeat the mistakes of last year (2015). That's one hell of a campaign tactic.

At this point, that's about as meaningful as Hitler banning the Red Army from drinking vodka.

GWU Professor John Banzhaf Nails It

Hat tip Legal Insurrection and GW Hatchet

"Political correctness run amok"

The little rascals at George Washington University have issued a list of outrageous demands. In response, one GWU professor has termed them, "outrageous demands". Fousesquawk kudos to John Banzhaf.

In the below link, Dr Banzhaf adds a reader comment to an op-ed criticizing the demands.

Swedish Subway Guard Beaten

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

Sweden wanted diversity, and they got diversity. Now subway cops get beaten by gangs in subways.

If you had real cops with guns they could defend themselves when their batons are taken away.

White Racist Speaking at Texas A&M

A week ago, I had never heard of Richard Spencer and I am just beginning to understand what this term "alt-right" means. I now know that Spencer is a white nationalist who supported Trump for president and uses Nazi terminology and gestures ("hail/heil" and the right arm Nazi salute). Trump, for his part, has rightly disavowed him and his movement.

Now I learn that Spencer will be speaking at Texas A&M University this evening. He was invited not by the university but by some former student who shares his views.

If USA Today's definition of alt-right is accurate, they are nobody I want any part of. In addition, I don't quite understand the school's policy that enables this former student to set up a speaking event of any kind on campus. At the University of California, speakers must be sponsored by recognized student groups. Texas A&M is not happy about the appearance but says they cannot stop it since it is a matter of free speech. Students and faculty are vowing to protest.

Here is where I stand on this: Spencer's talk will indeed be a matter of free speech. I not only support a protest, I encourage it. However, I would not approve of disruption. I would encourage anyone who objects to go to the event, listen, videotape it and ask hard ball questions during the q and a. That is what I do. Let Spencer's own words discredit him. If you engage in disruption or violence you only discredit yourselves and give Spencer and his supporters fodder.

"But wait a minute, Fousesquawk," you ask. "Did you not just this morning post two mocking articles about campuses that are attacking "whiteness?"

Indeed I did, and I stand by them. What is the difference between colleges demonizing innocent white people and people like Spencer attacking innocent non-white people?  Only a tiny minority of white Americans share Spencer's views about race.

The really sad point here is that Spencer will give currency to the absurd argument on college campuses today that all white people are irredeemably racist and privileged to boot. It will provoke more white students to don sack cloth and ashes and proclaim their shame at what they are.

Whiteness Forum at Cal State San Marcos

Hat tip The College Fix

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We should save this story for next Halloween. Cal State San Marcos is holding a forum on....

whiteness. And it's really scary.

"A “white beauty standard” display stated “we are studying the white hegemonic ideals of the beauty industry.” Another asked “who does whiteness say that you are,” noting “whiteness studies” is defined as “the study of the system of white dominion in our society with a focus on ideologies of white supremacy as collective, rather than white individuals.”

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"One group had guests spin the “Wheel of Whiteness.” Another passed out “gentrification is the new colonialism” stickers."

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Good grief. How far do you think they would get if they did this on "blackness" or  "brownness"? No wonder academia is in such disrepute. At least we can have a good laugh at it.

Unless you have kids in college and the tuition bill comes due. This is what you are paying for..

Christmas in Copenhagen (Part 2)

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

Here's what happens when you want to have a Christmas parade in Copenhagen-at least in the part of town where Muslims live in high concentration. No, those aren't Santa's little elves walking in front of the marchers. That's Copenhagen's Finest making sure nobody gets killed by those who are offended by Christmas displays in what is historically a Christian country.

"Deconstructing" Whiteness at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Hat tip Campus Reform

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"White is wong."

Any time you hear the words, "construction" or "deconstruction" on a college campus, watch out. They are not talking about building houses. It's more left-wing nonsense. In the case of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, they are talking about deconstructing whiteness, which means tearing down white people. In fact, they are now offering courses that little Johnny or little Mary can take. They can even learn how the color white was invented.

It all began with a blank slate.

Next, the little rascals can learn how white people were invented. No, it wasn't God creating Adam and Eve. Anyway, here are all the sordid details from Campus Watch.

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"I tought I saw a white puddy tat."

Next, Johnny and Mary can take a course on how people of color were invented, how they were first mislabeled colored people, and how white is not a color at all.

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This is a white glass of water at Cal State San Luis Obispo.

After four years of this stuff and a couple of hundred grand, your kids will get their diploma and be ready to walk out into the real world.

Or come back to your basement because they won't be qualified for a job.