Woke Advocacy Groups Paralyzed by — Wokism! Hilarity Ensues

I read most of this article.  It was long and boring and loaded with leftist jargon related to the constant in-fighting and bickering that causes organizations like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, BLM and many others to spend all their time fighting their management over perceived racial and gender slights instead of doing their work.

That the institute has spent the course of the Biden administration paralyzed makes it typical of not just the abortion rights community — Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and other reproductive health organizations had similarly been locked in knock-down, drag-out fights between competing factions of their organizations, most often breaking down along staff-versus-management lines. It’s also true of the progressive advocacy space across the board, which has, more or less, effectively ceased to function. The Sierra Club, Demos, the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change, the Movement for Black Lives, Human Rights Campaign, Time’s Up, the Sunrise Movement, and many other organizations have seen wrenching and debilitating turmoil in the past couple years.

This is familiar to anyone who has worked at one of these woke corporations that spends all its time henpecking its employees about diversity, equity and inclusion.  All of the day is spent in meetings with aggrieved groups that want to litigate their grievances with the company instead of doing their work.

But think about how much worse it must be in companies where their stock in trade is leftist outrage like Planned Parenthood.  And what a delicious paradox.  They can’t take advantage of the Biden Administration to inflict even more wokism because they are busy torturing their management about their own grievances.

Here’s a quote from a director of one of these lefty organizations.

“To be honest with you, this is the biggest problem on the left over the last six years,” one concluded. “This is so big. And it’s like abuse in the family — it’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. And you have to be super sensitive about who the messengers are.”  And then, sometime in the summer, the forward momentum stalled, and many of the progressive gains lapsed or were reversed. Instead of fueling a groundswell of public support to reinvigorate the party’s ambitious agenda, most of the foundation-backed organizations that make up the backbone of the party’s ideological infrastructure were still spending their time locked in virtual retreats, Slack wars, and healing sessions, grappling with tensions over hierarchy, patriarchy, race, gender, and power.  “So much energy has been devoted to the internal strife and internal bullshit that it’s had a real impact on the ability for groups to deliver.”  “My last nine months, I was spending 90 to 95 percent of my time on internal strife. Whereas [before] that would have been 25-30 percent tops,” the former executive director said. He added that the same portion of his deputies’ time was similarly spent on internal reckonings.”

Ah, the delicious schadenfreude.  Thinking about the executives at these woke companies being harangued and accused of not being woke enough by their protected minorities is hilarious.  That is the Achilles Heel of these companies.  They are filled up with nuts.  And now that they’ve been inspired by the George Floyd revolution they can’t be controlled by their employers.  Hopefully they’ll burn their companies down and then end up unemployed, starving and miserable.

Wash Post Fires Woke Woman. America LOL

Felicia Sonmez the annoying scold who got her fellow reporter suspended without pay for a month for retweeting a funny joke about women was fired today for harassing all of her colleagues for a week about the dust up.

Apparently this woman sued the Post recently for some petty crap and they have been bending over backward to keep her happy.  But after she continued to pick fights with her other colleagues it reached the point today where she had to go.

The final straw was the anti-white card:

I don’t know who the colleagues anonymously disparaging me in media reports are. But I do know that the reporters who issued synchronized tweets this week downplaying the Post’s workplace issues have a few things in common with each other,” Sonmez wrote during a lengthy Twitter thread. 

“They are all white – They are among the highest-paid employees in the newsroom, making double and even triple what some other National desk reporters are making, particularly journalists of color – They are among the ‘stars’ who ‘get away with murder’ on social media,” Sonmez tweeted. “Of course the Washington Post is a great workplace. It is a great workplace *for them.* The system is working *for them.* What about for everyone else? The General Assignment team? The Morning Mix team? The newsletter researchers?

Guest Contributor – TomD – 18FEB2022 – A Woke Thought Experiment

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I sometimes run a purely mental “what if”: What if I time traveled back to my 1966 Senior high school class and tried to get them to understand the future. First, I’d really wow them with a few examples of 2022 technology, the phones, flat TV’s, GPS, the cars, etc. But then I’d say that the average vehicle costs in the mid-$40K range on average. In the-mid 60’s in north Metro Atlanta, that was the cost of a far above average house, on Riverside Dr, where the current lots, if you can find one, go for the millions. The specter of a 10:1 monetary inflation would be the first clue.

I’m not sure if or how I could create the image of the dystopia that this nation has become. About a tenth of the way through the multiples of insanities, I would lose them to sheer overload and disbelief. How many statements on the order of “In the 21st Century, you can decide what sex you will be that day” or “Prepubescent children can be counseled to sex change surgery by school workers without parental notification.” How about “the borders are unprotected, and millions are pouring into the welcoming arms of the government offering them free everything”. Try offering an hour or two of that and see what sort of reception you get. Just try to explain LGBTQIA2S+. I dare you. Or the democratic party publicly embraces socialism/communism, that they propose the elimination of police and jails, months long elections with no controls at all, the demonization of white people, that all the guaranteed constitutional rights can be eliminated at the whim of a governor or even mayor for whatever length of time they wish, the national media as a wholly owned arm of one political party.

Even if I could, that would be terrible thing to inflict on anyone.

What Have They Wrought?

Since the early 1970’s I have been a witness to the devolution of the United States of America.  By all measurable objective standards, the cultural, intellectual, moral, financial and psychological well-being of this once great nation has declined.

Unsurprisingly there are some aspects of life that have shown innovation.  We have computers and cellular phones.  And that’s about it.

This process has proceeded in waves.  The first big wave was in the 1960’s and ‘70’s.  During this period the youth culture rebelled against all the moral and social norms and introduced such wonders of modern progress as widescale drug addiction, mass produced pornography and drug resistant STD’s.  It was the dawning of the Age of Aquarius or something.

As the 1970’s waned the counterculture became passe and the hippies became yuppies and went to work on Wall Street to catch up on the decade they spent stoned.  But the contingent of hippies that were too lazy to work for a living stayed on campus and became the next generation of academia.  And there they stayed to inculcate the following generations in such useful pursuits as post-modern analysis, deconstructionism, various waves of feminism, liberation theory, queer theory, Africana studies, Non-Western Cultural studies and whatever other nonsense they could make up on the fly.

And now the seeds that those cretins planted in the minds of our children have sprouted and we now have the woke generation.  And they have inherited the earth.  They are the target audience for all the tendrils of the on-line community.  Their sensibilities determine what YouTube and Facebook and Twitter will allow to be said and heard.  And it is this sensibility that has driven the changes that we have seen in the last fifteen years.

Over the course of the last sixty years or so we’ve seen the world get steadily crazier.  Illegal aliens have sanctuary cities and states where federal laws aren’t obeyed and where these people are given government assistance of various kinds and even allowed to have a driver’s license and allowed to vote.  Generations of families live on welfare payments and never work.  Anti-constitutional programs like affirmative action and laws for things like hate speech exist in defiance of the basic rights of Americans under the Constitution.  Whole groups of people have been proclaimed “protected classes” and provided with administrative regulations and laws that ensure that they are advantaged over everyone else.  These are the things we’ve grown used to over the decades.  They’re outrageous but they have become the baseline that we expect.

But let’s look at what has happened in the last few years:

  • Marriage has been redefined to include two men or two women. This includes the right for these people to adopt and raise children.
  • Men can declare themselves women and women can declare themselves men (transgender). And anyone who denies these declarations will be punished, sometimes criminally, for these beliefs.  Even failing to refer to these people by their preferred “pronouns” is grounds for arrest in some jurisdictions.
  • Children as young as toddlers can be coached by teachers to say that they are transgender and this alone will be enough for a court to mandate that the child be started on drug regimens and surgery to transition this child into the other “gender.”
  • Because George Floyd, a violent black career criminal, died while under arrest, the police across the country are no longer allowed to arrest black criminals for almost any reason. As an example, the Manhattan district attorney has declared that no crime less serious than murder or violent assault will be prosecuted.  Theft, simple assault, carjacking, sexual battery and almost anything else you can think of will be ignored by the prosecutors and the perpetrators will be released back onto the streets.  Shoplifting at a ruinous level is bankrupting all types of retail stores in cities.
  • During the George Floyd “protests,” local, state and federal law enforcement allowed mobs of violent rioters to loot stores, assault and even kill innocent people and burn down property with complete immunity.
  • Local, state and federal governments have propagandized the populations in a mantra that declares that “Black lives matter” (BLM). This maxim has been clarified to mean that it is incorrect to assume that all lives matter.  And basically, since we see that black lives are being lost on the street every day to black criminals, what BLM means is that black criminal behavior against non-black people is fully protected.
  • The normalization of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in not only colleges but even K-12 history and social studies programs.
  • The universal adoption of equity, diversity and inclusion principles in corporate and government organizing structures and practices. This is the abandonment of equal protection guarantees under the Constitution.
  • Election fraud by Democrats is protected behavior.
  • Government authority in “emergencies” like COVID is unlimited in both scope and duration even when it contradicts constitutional rights.
  • Government surveillance of US citizens is as a practical matter unchecked.
  • Social media and e-commerce companies can and will exclude anyone who does not comply with “woke” requirements around speech and behavior even if these events occur off of their platforms. This extends to virtual exclusion from banking and other necessary accommodations of modern life.

Looking at the scope and severity of these latest changes and how they violate the spirit and the substance of all the important norms of our society previous to these last few years I have to say that we have now reached a point where if there isn’t a substantive reaction that not only halts but reverses all these changes then I’ll have to conclude that the United States is a lost cause.

Any nation that negates all of its principles and even despises the identity of its majority population is no longer a nation.  It is a slaughterhouse of its own people comparable to what Stalin and Pol Pot unleashed on the Russian and Cambodian people respectively.  Only in America it is done subtly.  Instead of the gulag and the death camp, it is cancel culture.  We don’t murder you.  We indoctrinate you to murder your own descendants through cancellation.  No families, no children no future.  You hate your ancestors because they were racists and misogynists and polluters of the earth.  As penance you agree to forego family, careers and any future.

We’ll be able to see very easily if this will turn around.  If any state successfully reverses all of these things despite the attacks by the federal government, then that would be a sign of hope.  If some geographic area inside the United States becomes a haven for normal Americans to live their lives the way their parents and grandparents did then that would be a sign of hope.  If not then we’re done.  And those of us who care might as well start looking for a new place to live.

Hollywood Blacklists White Men

Hollywood has codified affirmative action employment rules and is enforcing them.  So if the calculus of their rules requires that the director has to be a black transgender paraplegic then the results of the production should be fascinating.  And the results are already appearing.  Emboldened by the whip hand they’ve been given BIPOC cast and crew members now routinely lodge complaints against white male showrunners and directors knowing that the studio will put pressure on the man to kowtow to the empowered minorities or be fired.

The result of all this is obvious.  It will be all girl Ghostbusters all the time.  Expect humorless screeds from now on.  Every production from romantic comedy to action adventure will be so drowned in racial resentment and feminist screeching that the idea of being entertained will completely disappear from the experience.

I think it’s great,  I can think of no quicker way of impoverishing the industry than to let them put into practice their stupid beliefs about running society.  It’s all too reminiscent of Soviet cinema with its social justice messaging and secret police surveillance.  My only wish is that they dispense with white men all together.  Everyone from the owner of the studios to the assistant wig master should be some combination of non-white, non-male and non-normal.  I think of the great job they’ve done at reducing revenues and driving away their customers.  Eventually the Chinese will start producing movies for the American audiences and I’m sure they’ll be much, much better than the dreck Hollywood has put out in the last decade or so.

Who’s Signing Up for the Next War

I just read today that the House and Senate have bills to mandate women register for the military draft.  Ah, perfect.  Now we’re a hundred percent clear that this is a suicide pact we live under.  But what it got me thinking is who will be volunteering for the next war.

Let’s say that the Taliban hands over some of the military aircraft we gave them, to ISIS-K and they manage to fly it in over the southern border and just for the sake of argument, they fly it into the Freedom Tower in Manhattan.  Now granted, it may take a few weeks before anyone in New York gets around to responding to the huge pile of smoldering rubble.  After all the cops really aren’t welcome in the City anymore.  Back in 2001 New York’s iron workers were the ones who showed up on their own to start cutting up the steel to get at the remains of the victims.  Eventually the government starting paying them for their work but they showed up to try and save lives.  I wonder if there’s anyone who would show up this time.  I doubt it.  But eventually even dysfunctional New York will acknowledge that they’ve been attacked.  Then what?

If the Taliban give a big old belly laugh and say, “What goes around comes around.”  What exactly will Washington do?  If Dementia Joe goes on tv and mumbles about honor and duty and rallying around the flag who is going to sign up to invade Afghanistan?

I’m guessing there will be a big LGBTQ contingent, maybe fifteen or twenty lesbians and a few eunuch-transgendered guys signing up.  But that’s probably it.  That means if they really want to fight a big war they’ll need to institute the draft.  Now even if they haven’t added women to the draft, I’m guessing that the Democrat voters aren’t going to be thrilled about going to war.  I can’t see Brooklyn hipsters taking up the sword.  Nor do I think that the managerial state is willing to let their kids go toe to toe with Ivan (or even Muhammad).  I don’t think Congress is going to authorize the draft.  Is that the end of the forever wars?  I think so.

We no longer live in a country where patriotism has the same meaning.  Nobody is going to sign up to make Dementia Joe look good.  No one.  Not their side and definitely not our side. Flyover country has no interest in avenging Bill de Blasio and BLM.  In fact, Joe should ask Antifa and BLM for volunteers.  Something tells me no hands will go up.

So, that puts a whole new spin on NATO and the other treaties we have in place.  If I were the Japanese or the South Koreans or especially the Taiwanese, I’d be putting together a nuke or two right about now.  And I’m guessing Ukraine, Belarus and even Poland and Germany are re-evaluating their relationships with Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

So, in this brave new world even individual US states will need to evaluate what they think the feds can provide for military assistance.  For instance, Texas is becoming aware of just how powerful the Mexican cartels are becoming inside their borders.  Since Biden seems more interested in helping illegals than protecting American citizens from criminal aliens, at some point, I think Texas will need to formalize policies that under normal circumstances would be the responsibility of the federal agencies like ICE and the FBI.  Arresting illegals that are part of the drug trafficking industry will become a very large part of law enforcement in Texas.  Possibly some of the Texans who formerly might have enlisted in the US Army and Marine Corps might end up working for a Texas law enforcement agency that needs tactical skills.

But I think the big takeaway is that Joe Biden and his woke military are on their own.  The real Americans are done.  Joe can send his girls and trannies to keep the peace in Baghdad and Kabul.  The rest of us will stay at home and protect our own right here.  That’s going to make it a very different world.

Remnants of Ida Submerge NYC Subways in Ocean of Filth

I was looking at the videos and photos of the flooding from Ida in New York City.  And I thought, there’s something fitting about this.  It looks like a biblical flood is being used to wipe out out the monstrous evil and stupidity of the woke New York that Bill de Blasio has presided over.  Back during the Giuliani administration or even Bloomberg’s politically correct but mostly competent reign the City’s emergency services would have manned the pumps and kept the subways and roads from becoming death traps.  But in de Blasio’s New York it’s a reasonable bet that CHUD (cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers) will soon be in complete control of the subway system.  And I have no doubt that New Yorkers will notice an increase in subway efficiency once these troglodytic beings take over from the much less intelligent NYC subway workers.

Seriously, I think it’s for the better that New York becomes a medieval remnant as soon as possible.  Once the plagues and the cannibalism recede it will become a much more sustainable and environmentally friendly place.  I just hope the CHUD catch and eat de Blasio before he has a chance to leave.  He really should get to enjoy the world he’s created.

Culture Wars are Long Wars – An Essay by Tanner Greer

This fellow provides supporting evidence for his thesis that the culture war has permanently captured the millennial generation and the people we need to convince and convert are Gen Z.  So his theory is that as the millennials take over the running of the country their belief in socialism and woke morality will be the orthodoxy of this society and it will take another generation to escape from it.  That’s a pretty sobering thought.  If you’re interested in theories on how orthodoxies become established and then overthrown take a look.

Culture Wars are Long Wars

 

 

Hilariously, Los Angeles Wants Its Proles to Put Their Masks Back On

Mask up!  Mask up!!  The Delta Variant is coming!  The Delta Variant is coming!  The Delta Variant is coming!

It’s wonderful to behold.  This article by a smug loser whose brain is about the same size as the COVID virus browbeats her fellow Angelinos into covering their mouths and noses in the 115 degree heat of the Southern California summer.  And they wonder why their infrastructure is collapsing and the few intelligent Californians are rushing for the exits.  Let’s hope the whole state goes back under lockdown just in time for Governor Haircut to be bounced out of office.  And hopefully they put in an even more clueless woke progressive that will hasten the day when California is completely devoid of human life.  Maybe the scorpions and rattlers will be able to live in peace in the Golden State.

Seriously, these people are remarkably dense.  But they are making it much easier for normal people to vote with their feet.

Boy, I Wish I Worked for Basecamp

Hat tip (second in two days) to Vox Day

Basecamp is a software company and their CEO has decided to get their employees out of the social justice outrage business.  See here and here.  And more than just abstaining from political and social justice topics on the company communication channels, he made a bunch of other sensible and efficient changes.

  • No more societal and political discussions on company account
  • No more paternalistic benefits.
  • No more committees
  • No more 360 reviews.
  • No forgetting what we do here

I had heard about Coinbase doing something similar a while back about political discussions.  Maybe corporations are realizing just how disruptive allowing and even favoring a particular political opinion can be to a company’s bottom line.

I can attest to just how aggravating it is working for a company that allows the SJW’s to infiltrate and finally control the environment that a company surrounds its employees in.  I know people who have left high paying and interesting jobs because of the toxic environment the woke corporation have produced.