Random Quotations – Progressivism – June 26th, 2021

Five items in total…

“The charity, which has been hit by a slew of sex scandals including claims that employees used teenage prostitutes in Haiti, compiled the PowerPoint presentation through its LGBT network after the group complained to bosses that the debate about women’s rights was part of a ‘patriarchal and white supremacist narrative’… Accompanied by a cartoon of a crying white woman, the PowerPoint claims that mainstream feminism supports ‘the root causes of sexual violence’ by painting white women as ‘victims’ and that this in turn justifies excessive punishment for ‘black and other marginalised people’.” – Danyal Hussain and Rory Tingle, “Outrage at Oxfam Staff training document blaming ‘privileged White women’ over root causes of sexual violence” – Daily Mail, June 10th, 2021.

“Tragically, psychology and sociology are now just two more disciplines that have been captured and co-opted by the left. Though the left claims to be all about the science (as opposed, say, to those dogmatic, religion-crazed Republicans), it really disdains science – or anything else that could possibly question its beliefs.” – Eric Utter, “Professor punished for stating there are only two sexes” – American Thinker, May 15th, 2021.

“I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers of being ‘woke’ or something else because we’re studying some theories that are out there…” – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, quoted by Kristina Wong in “Pentagon leader: Accusations of military being ‘woke’ are ‘offensive,’ defends studying critical race theory” – Breitbart, June 23rd, 2021.

“By a margin of 60 to 40 percent, the idiots of California basically legalized shoplifting. Proposition 47, which passed in 2014, no longer made it a felony to steal if the value of what you steal doesn’t exceed $950. It’s also no longer a felony to receive stolen property valued at less than $950. And so… Instead of being punished as a felon, you are hit with a misdemeanor, and in many cases not even that… As you can imagine, this has turned into a free-for-all for shoplifters and a stone cold nightmare for retailers.” – John Nolte, “Out of control shoplifting in Democrat-run San Francisco closes 17 Walgreens” – Breitbart, May 20th, 2021.

“The excuse given was that they needed to ‘protect the safety, public health and well-being of all people involved’… Now, where have we heard that feeble cop-out before? Oh yes, last year in Bristol when the police similarly capitulated to the mob by refusing to intervene when a statue of city benefactor Edward Colston was dragged by woke activists off its plinth and dumped in the city docks… So in the guise of ‘public safety’, police across the United Kingdom have now found the perfect excuse not to do their job which is, or which used to be, maintaining law and order.” – James Delingpole, “Glasgow police release illegals; confirm equality before the law is dead in the UK” – Breitbart, May 15th, 2021.