Tonight we travel back to the late summer of 1986 to enjoy Steve Winwood jamming with Paul Shaffer on the David Letterman show.
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But the Leftist hordes are out in force in the comments. #EnemiesAtTheGates
Woke students at M.I.T. tried to cancel a professor because … wait for it … he said that “academic evaluations should be based on merit and not racial equity” but then something interesting happened:
Professor George said: ‘I’m delighted to report that we’ve expanded the Zoom quota for Dr Dorian Abbot’s Princeton lecture – the one shockingly and shamefully canceled by MIT – and literally thousands of people have registered.’
It comes after Professor Abbot wrote on October 5 on Bari Weiss’ Substack newsletter: ‘I am a professor who just had a prestigious public science lecture at MIT cancelled because of an outrage mob on Twitter.
‘My crime? Arguing for academic evaluations based on academic merit.’ Many progressives now argue that equity – equality of outcomes – is more important that equality – giving everyone the same opportunity.
In the professor’s own words . . .
If you think this isn’t coming to the streets of North America, you are likely sadly mistaken:
This is a beautiful thing!
Gary C. Kelly: Professional Liar, Professional Coward #GoWokeGoBroke
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC on Tuesday he believes businesses should not impose Covid vaccine mandates on their employees, but he said his company is doing so to comply with federal rules put in place by the Biden administration.
“I’ve never been in favor of corporations imposing that kind of a mandate. I’m not in favor of that. Never have been,” Kelly said in an interview on “Squawk on the Street.” “But the executive order from President Biden mandates that all federal employees and then all federal contractors, which covers all the major airlines, have to have a [vaccine] mandate … in place by Dec. 8, so we’re working through that.”
BREAKING: Southwest CEO says he is AGAINST vaccine mandate, but defers to Biden’s federal mandate (which does not actually exist) pic.twitter.com/gT2xRzz0vi
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 12, 2021
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Failure is Success
Unity is Division
Hatred is Tolerance
Lies are Truth. All wrapped up in Orwell’s dystopic paradoxes of peaceful war, freeing enslavement and the strength of ignorance. Erich Fromm says we escape our freedom, automatons of conformance, a society of deer in the headlights, hoping the hunters slow down.
The truly horrible question becomes how much worse can it get? Is this just the end of the beginning as Churchill might warn? If we use Covid as an example then we know every ridiculous, unproven, contradictory counterintuitive idiocy that grants them power.
Consequences are Irrelevant
Anybody who thinks this will go away after Covid or anything else including climate change doesn’t understand humanity or history. Progressivism is the correct description of an anti-ideology that degrades society while increasing its corruption and coercion.
They inevitably and inexorably become despotic, where parents are terrorists, oligarchs lord over us and rule of law becomes selective. The US Department of Justice first set on an elected sitting President, now targets those who burden teachers unions, now in the act of taking over school boards, to criminalize the franchise of deciding who sits on these boards, their influence the more important.
Your risk is their reward.
There is obviously some distressing news in these comparisons. For older people — especially the very old, as well as those with serious health conditions — vaccination does not reduce the risk of Covid hospitalization or death to near zero. That’s different from what the initial vaccine data suggested.
To be clear, getting vaccinated is still the best thing that an elderly person can do. In terms of risk reduction, a vaccine is more valuable for an older adult than a younger adult. Just compare the size of the bars in the above charts. Still, the Covid risks remain real for vaccinated elderly people.
For children without a serious medical condition, the danger of severe Covid is so low as to be difficult to quantify. For children with such a condition, the danger is higher but still lower than many people believe. The risk of long Covid among children — a source of fear among many parents — also appears to be very low.
All of which raises a thorny question: Should young children be vaccinated? I know some readers will recoil at the mention of that question, but I think it’s a mistake to treat it as unmentionable. There is not the scientific consensus about vaccinating children that there is about adults. It remains unclear how many countries will recommend the vaccine for young children. In the U.S., many vaccinated parents have decided not to vaccinate their eligible children yet.
The “brilliance” constantly oozing forth out of the brain of @LorenaSGonzalez is truly stunning! As a social experiment, if you have a healthy economy you want to wreck, she’s your gal!
The Dystopian Future has arrived.
THE AGGIES UPSET NO. 1 ALABAMA. pic.twitter.com/p68Rj1KKwG
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 10, 2021
Given that he was entirely fine with large crowds at BLM rallies and assured us that illegal immigrants coming into the country weren’t a problem, one must assume that he will remain consistent and be entirely fine with what happened here in College Station, Texas . . . right?!? Otherwise he would be a Complete and Utter H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E.
Canadians have received the Communist China-lite government they wanted . . . and voted for:
The teacher unions have long paid bribes to the Democrats for special treatment. They now want to collect … big time:
The NSBA letter (see here) begins rather ominously by declaring that “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat” and that “immediate assistance” is therefore “required to protect our students, school board members, and educators who are susceptible to acts of violence affecting interstate commerce because of threats to their districts, families, and personal safety.” The NSBA is essentially declaring a “State of Emergency” for America’s government school system. Let that sink in for a moment.
Take a moment to think of one thing that Joe Biden is capable of doing competently:
He’s not an ideas guy — indeed, it’s hard to conceive of a politician less likely to arrive at a coherent solution. He’s not an independent thinker. He doesn’t sit above the fray. And he’s more of a rambler than a listener, all told. As a communicator, he’s just awful. His speech is incomprehensible, his briefs are rarely mastered, and, on the rare occasions on which he has been permitted to try, he has proven unable to answer questions in an apprehensible manner. He has access to the bully pulpit, yes. But he has no idea how to use it. He is utterly, completely, unusually unpersuasive.
By extension, this challenge also extends to the puppet masters behind Biden. Is there anything they’re capable of handling correctly?
A story published on Tuesday claimed ESPN removed anchor Sage Steele from its programming for a week following a positive test for COVID-19 and also for remarks she made during a recent podcast appearance about former President Barack Obama, women and vaccine mandates.
Front Office Reports wrote Steele got pulled off the air more so because of her controversial comments than her COVID-19 diagnosis. A news release from ESPN also indicated viewpoints she expressed recently caused some friction with the sports channel.
Tucker Carlson explored this Thursday evening.