Random Comments – Progressivism – May 27th, 2019

Five items in total…

“Even if the SPLC is totally destroyed by some forthcoming legal-financial scandal, it won’t make much of a difference. The MSM as a whole itself now fulfills the mission the SPLC once did. Indeed, ‘mainstream’ journalists are even more extreme than the SPLC itself, gleefully running public relations campaigns for Antifa vigilantes and covering up their crimes… Without a change, and in default of an American Right willing to fight back, a descent into overt Soviet style repression doesn’t seem far away.” – James Kirkpatrick, “House Dems’ ominous White Nationalist hearing typifies the woke left and the silent right” – Unz Review, April 8th, 2019.

“Last November, the Montreal university’s Liberal Arts College asked Harvey Mansfield, a professor of government at Harvard, to speak during a gala scheduled for May. But following criticism from some alumni, the college quietly cancelled his visit and the entire gala in February… The decision by the college’s principal, Mark Russell, went largely unnoticed until Mansfield published an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal this week claiming he was disinvited because of his race and his opinions… ‘The invitation was a surprise, and the rejection less of one, because I am a white male conservative professor,’ Mansfield wrote in the newspaper April 15.” – Canadian Press, “Harvard professor says Concordia rescinded his gala speech invite because of his conservative views” – National Post, April 18th, 2019.

“The same people who hate Trump believe in the hoax of global warming and are letting small children ‘choose’ their sex. A trans child is the latest celebrity accessory. To those on the other side of such nonsense, this is child abuse, especially when children as young as eight are given over to doctors who begin hormone treatments that will likely ruin their lives.” – Patricia McCarthy, “The anti-Trump left and the incredible uniformity of groupthink” – American Thinker, April 23rd, 2019.

“We should name every white supremacist. Name every writer, blogger, YouTuber, and politician that inspires them. Plaster their faces in public. Fire them from their jobs. Hound them from restaurants. Expose them and those that fuel them for the hateful pathetic wretches they are.” – University of New Brunswick humanities professor Matthew A. Sears, quoted in the Toronto Sun article “University prof claims free speech advocates enable racists” – April 30th, 2019.

“The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry discriminated against me and failed to accommodate my sincerely held ethical beliefs (creed) when it failed to provide me with food that accommodated my personal commitment to ethical veganism, and then disciplined me and suspended me because I attempted to assert my right to accommodation of that sincerely held ethical belief” – Firefighter Adam Knauff, quoted by Cdn. Press in “Vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter says yes” – Toronto Sun, May 21st, 2019.