Category: Baiting The Left

Canadian Universities: Idea-free zones

Wilfrid Laurier professor William McNally has published a comprehensive article in the National Post:

It’s a classic catch-22: the issue we wanted investigated was deemed outside the scope of the only body able to provide a remedy. As Pardy said, a right without remedy is useless. The government’s policy is useless.

The “woke” crowd controlling our campuses are very much awake to this fact. They know they can censor and harass their ideological opponents with impunity, and they are. We need another solution.

Until change occurs, universities in Canada are not safe places … for ideas.

This comment from Trevor Wesley is spot-on:

Basically everything Jordan Peterson warned us about has come true. Particularly his insistence that when we are forced to pretend we believe things that are absurd so as not to offend, we offend our own conscience. This is a slippery slide that is in line with what Communist states DO. They make you adopt positions you personally do not agree with, and hence pretend. We now have a whole host in Ottawa who pretend, according to how the wind blows. Not an authentic soul to be found anywhere. This is not the way to lead a nation, or a university, or how to train up young people in the world. Free speech, free thought, and the ability to digest and assess truth claims should be at the fore. If something must bully its way into the room, it likely cannot withstand rational argument. We can easily see from that, we have been overthrown by some quite unworthy people and unsound ideas. Me, I refuse to join the confused. Time to take back the nation.

Confused Female Leftists

This is absolutely hilarious:

My friend Mark, 36, is a “catch” by many New York City standards. He’s good-looking, highly educated, and a talented photographer. He’s also progressive and participates in protests and gives to left-leaning causes. And Mark is looking for love. He wants to get married and have kids.

In a liberal city like New York, swimming with single women wishing they weren’t, one could assume Mark wouldn’t have a problem finding a mate. And while he dates and recently had a couple of short-lived relationships, Mark remains single. He’s trying to understand why.

“I’m really open-minded and cool about gender stuff on dates, but I always feel like I’m walking on eggshells,” Mark told me. “If I pay for dinner, it signals I don’t value my date as my equal so I’m super casual about it all. If she wants to pay or split it or whatever, that’s fine with me.”

Laughing at Clown World Advocates

Here’s the full text at the bottom:

This offends me as a vegan transgender hipster Native-American-Indo-Chinese hybrid alien agnostic-atheist German engineer who vapes fairtrade organic decaffeinated compressed and hydrated extra-protein soy breast milk on the regular and does Hindi Kama Sutra naked crossfit yoga 8 days a week. I’m also a nonbinary trigender genderqueer male feminist and identify myself as a pastafarian pansexual genderfluid Apache helicopter dog of mega multi alpha beta gamma delta omega combo god of hyper death who’s in a polygamous polyamorous relationship to the chihuahua which helped me cross the border of Mexico because it hates Donald Trump. My dog also walks me to the park and doggy styles me, if you find that weird you’re an ignorant arrogant homophobic gender-assuming globaphobic bloodthirsty gun-loving cisgender pansexual bestial sexist racist incestuous white-previlege misogynistic biased objectified raped privileged Nazi-Communist slave owner terrorist lesbian.

Sidestepping the First Amendment

Emperor Joe Bay-den and Jen “Goebbels” Psaki have decided to start walking down a very dangerous path into the early stages of fascism:

Wilfrid Laurier’s Own Little Cultural Revolution

About 50 years ago Chairman Mao of China instigated a Cultural Revolution that upended, if not ended, the lives of millions of people, most of whom were entirely innocent.

You might have thought that the powers at be of Wilfrid Laurier University would have learned their lessons after the appalling treatment of Lindsay Shepherd. They appear to have only feigned an apology because they got caught. What has been going on in the past few years is nothing short of disgraceful, with striking similarities to Communist China’s Cultural Revolution:

In publicly “choosing a lane,” and becoming open advocates for freedom of thought and expression, McNally and Haskell knew life would become difficult for them, and it did. In June 2020 they wrote a public letter pushing back against Laurier’s plan to fight alleged racism on campus embed critical race theory systemically in the university that got international attention and exacerbated resentment against them amongst woke colleagues and the administration, not to mention implacably anti-Christian students. Such heresy could not be tolerated.

In short order, the editor of The Cord, Laurier’s student newspaper, offered suggestions on how to do an end run around tenure and guarantees of speech freedom to get “untouchable” professors with odious views fired. Pointing out that professors are obliged to create environments free of “harassment and discrimination,” the editorial advised students to build exactly such cases against them.

Longer version by Professor David Haskell

h/t William McNally

Popcorn time: Sit Back and Watch the Green Party’anistas Destroy Themselves!

Well, well, well, it turns out that not everyone is dreaming of rainbows and singing kumbaya in Green-land aka the upper echelons of the Canadian Green Party:

The turmoil, infighting and conflict plaguing the Green Party started just days after Annamie Paul was elected leader, CTV News has learned.

Green Party sources say Paul and the party clashed over her expected salary.

Last month former Green Party MP Jenica Atwin crossed the floor to the Liberal Party — an exit triggered by her opposition to Paul’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Soon after, six of 15 federal councillors voted to initiate a non-confidence process in a bid to remove Paul from her role as leader.

In a letter, the group described Paul as having an “autocratic attitude of hostility, superiority and rejection.”

Annamie Paul sounds like a real piece of work! How ironic is it that Paul is throwing endless identity politics charges against anyone who dares disagree with her. The circular firing squad that is destroying the Greens is priceless!

Stay in Place Policies: Uncomfortable Facts

Narcissistic Ignoramuses (aka the Radical Left) frequently say that we need to follow “the science and data”. What they really mean, of course, is to follow data that agrees with their predetermined outcomes.

A new scientific paper is coming out that analyzes the Stay in Place policies implemented throughout the world. Here’s a key takeaway:

To do so, we use data from 43 countries that implemented SIP policies and all 50 U.S. states. We estimate the effect of SIP policies using an event study approach. We also examine thechange in excess deaths following the introduction of SIP policies separately for each country and U.S. state. We also compare differences in excess mortality based on the timing of SIP policy implementation.

In both settings, we fail to find that SIP policies saved lives. To the contrary, we find a positive association between SIP policies and excess deaths. We find that following the implementation of SIP policies, excess mortality increases. The increase in excess mortality is statistically significant in the immediate weeks following SIP implementation for the international comparison only. At the U.S. state-level, excess mortality increases in the immediate weeks following SIP implementation and then trends below zero following 20 weeks of SIP implementation.

Uncomfortable facts … for those who want us locked down forever. Expect the 4 authors’ lives to be destroyed if this paper ever gains traction.

h/t William McNally

I’m from the Government and I’m Here to Help

Imagine this scenario: You’re at home, enjoying a leisurely summer evening when there’s a knock on the door. You walk over and open it to see a young smiling Leftist apparatchik who says, “Hello! I’m here with the government. We understand from our records that you have not yet been vaccinated. Could you please tell me why not?”

How precisely would you respond?

This is going to get very weird, very quickly. More here.