Prepare the commitment orders!
‘He began referring to himself as a traditional conservative’
Maybe Men in Make-up is ‘how he got this way’
We begin today’s episode with the bracing news that Oberlin College in far-off Ohio was hit with a $11.2 million verdict on Friday after its students and faculty falsely accused a downtown bakery of engaging in racial profiling.
The lawsuit stemmed from a 2016 incident involving three black Oberlin students who claimed they were victims of racial profiling [at the family-owned and operated Gibson’s Bakery] even though one was caught openly shoplifting and trying to use a fake ID to buy alcohol.
When Allyn Gibson followed the student out of the store and confronted him, “the two got into a physical altercation.” When the two other students joined in, police said all three were hitting Gibson, who was on the ground. All three students pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and denied that Allyn’s actions were racially motivated in August 2017.
After the incident, however, Oberlin College faculty and students engaged in a series of protests against the bakery, urged people to boycott, and [the dean of students] made a flyer accusing the store of regularly racial profiling its customers.
Teaching gender (never mind spelling)
No doubt those terribly woke Oberlin kids meant well, just lynched the wrong racists. Guessing they can buy the New York Times at the campus bookstore for solace, righteous indignation, fresh grievances, and tactical training. Gawd how that newspaper pushes its liberal agenda! Story selection and emphasis are two of the most effective tools in the propagandist’s trade. Let us count the ways in just one day’s fish wrap:
1. The Travel section (of all places) suggest stay the hell home. That thing about not leaving a carbon footprint in order to forestall the coming ice age/burning planet, flooding of Biblical proportions if the desert doesn’t take over.
2. Trump-hating columnist (there is a redundancy) Michelle Goldberg demands America “Leave drag queen story hour alone!”
“Kids in cages are a bigger threat to family values than men in makeup,” she bleats.
3. O.K., that’s an opinion piece — but you won’t find an opposing view; not in the New York Times. Sure enough, one of the feature articles in the Sunday magazine, “Neither/Nor: The struggles of rejecting the gender binary in a world that wants to box everyone in.” Pull-out quote in large type: “We’re all born nonbinary. We learn gender.”
4. Interview with late-night Trump critic Stephen Colbert. Softball question posed by the Times: “That thing about not wanting to let Trump get away with a lie — is it fair to say that you feel a moral imperative behind your work?”
More than fair to say. Obvious. Later Colbert talks about his monologue criticizing Alabama’s strictures on abortion. Now THERE is a moral imperative!
Due process? At a university?!
5. A full page celebrating student activism, spurred by the restoration of those damnable due process rights!
Campus activism has … intensified in the wake of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Trump administration’s redrafting of federal Title IX guidelines on sexual assault, which would give more due process rights to the accused. …
One trophy pelt was a Harvard faculty member who had agreed to represent Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, accused of multiple sexual assaults.
After a “climate review” of the dormitory, Harvard did not renew Mr. Sullivan’s post as faculty dean, which he had held for 10 years. He also stepped down as Mr. Weinstein’s lawyer.
‘How did you get this way?’
6. Page One feature story: a young man repents of his identification (however temporary) with conservatism. The Times chronicles young Caleb Cain’s descent into madness:
He began referring to himself as a ‘tradcon’ — a traditional conservative, committed to old-fashioned gender norms. He dated an evangelical Christian woman and he fought with his liberal friends. “It was kind of sad,” said Zelda Wait, a friend of Mr. Cain’s from high school. “I was just like; ‘Wow, what happened? How did you get this way.”
Over a spread of 2+ full pages, the NY Times chronicles young Cain’s brainwashing. Through exhaustive research, the newspaper of record traces his disorder to nefarious algorithms emanating from the on-line social media site, YouTube.
One day in late 2014, YouTube recommended a self-help video by Stefan Molyneaux … a men’s rights advocate who said feminism was a form of socialism and that progressive gender politics were holding young men back. He offered conservative commentary on pop culture and current events. …
Over time, he watched dozens of clips by Steven Crowder, a conservative comedian … To Mr. Cain, all of this felt like forbidden knowledge.”
Which, if the New York Times had its way, would be exactly that. FORBIDDEN! And that was Blaska’s Bottom Line!
Here’s a spot-on parody put up today (06-10-19) by the inimitable Babylon Bee: