FAIR founder proposes new way to combat racism

The Pro-Human Answer to Intolerance & Racism | Bion Bartning – YouTube This is FAIR founder Bion Bartning speaking to why he opposes critical race theory and suggesting a new approach, which is really the old MLK civil rights approach that has been so successful. I recently joined FAIR because I share … Read more

Lukianoff on CRT legal battle

Greg Lukianoff is the head of an organization called FIRE, which fights for free speech and open expression at the University level. His credentials for impartiality are impeccable. He has written a 13 point explanation of what is going on with the CRT battle and sheds a lot of light on a … Read more

The Fight Over Critical Race Theory

  This fight is going hot and heavy out there the last few days with article after article, twitter, facebook, the whole nine yards into the fight over CRT. Parents have started protesting across the nation about what their children are being taught about racism, adopting the term critical race theory to … Read more

Dr. Seuss blows up

As all this happened, I was just reading about how Aborigine children are raised, there are certain practices that go throughout what’s now called First World cultures, used to be called Indians, before that primitive, sometimes First Nations. One thing they do is allow their children to roam very freely, and have small children of say seven watching even smaller children of four. They believe that exposing them to high risk growing up is good for them.

If parents did that in our culture it would be considered child neglect, endangerment, even child abuse. You could go to jail. We wouldn’t expect Aborigines, however, to follow our dictates, to see the world through our eyes. No one would suggest arresting them for their child rearing practices. They are following the dictates of their own ways, beliefs.

That’s kind of how the Suess thing hits me. The company that owns the Dr. Seuss books is discontinuing six of his books, citing racist things in the books that are hurtful. There are Chinese people with slanted eyes holding chopsticks, Africans with a silly, primitive look. Cats that are said to be taken from black minstrel images.

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There is lots of Good News dammit!

Take a little break from doom scrolling and consider that there is so much going on that is good. I thought about this when the news for Johnson & Johnson’s amazing success with their covid vaccine was no more than a minor blip one morning. The truth is that their vaccine had … Read more

Dysphoric Documentary

This is a new documentary exploring the very complicated world of a new phenomenon, gender dysphoria. It is a good introduction to what is happening told through the stories and insights of professional counselors, transitioners themselves, and detransitioners for whom transition did not work. It has become a crises that is gradually … Read more

Transgender Sports Craziness

National Australian women’s handball team

Biden has recently changed rules via executive order to allow transgender women, who are biological males, to enter into women’s competitions in sports. There is nothing short of a war going on out there over this, mostly in the confines of social media. Massive confusion prevails elsewhere, and since the politically correct thing to do is support biological males who have declared themselves women to be in women’s sports and spaces, most liberals support that position.

I do not, simply because it is unfair to women. Once born in a male body, you will never be a female body fully, or even close. Men are different than women. Being transgender only means that in your mind you feel like you are the opposite sex of your body. It’s a mental thing, not a body thing.

So far they have found no physical differences in the brains of trans people, or in chromosomes, although they have found physical differences in genetics and brains between hetero and homosexual people. Transgender is something that you feel you are, it does not mean it is not real, it does mean it does not affect your body type. Accepting trans–as we should–does not mean accepting that they are identical to their new body type.

Transgender people may go through hormone therapy and surgery to create the opposite sex/gender but a complete change can never fully be done. Most of those calling themselves transgender have not done all that, many have done nothing to change their bodies over, at all. Sports governing bodies have tried to allow trans women to play in women’s sports if they do enough hormone therapy, but that has proven to be insufficient to lower men’s physical strength enough to be on a par with women.

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Twitter tonight

is crazy from reacting to what is going on. People who usually agree with each other are disagreeing, there is a sense of fragmenting. I just saw this: Wow is all I can say. The turmoil on twitter between the Trump supporters and others in various stages of agreement/disagreement is remarkable. A … Read more

Denial goes both ways

Reading all the reactions to the Capital Hill riot, one is struck by how much denial people seem to be in. The Trump supporters are trying to legitimize this by saying they were reacting to a fraudulent election. What else could they do to prove it was fair? I have had some … Read more

America is a great place

Joel Kotkin has a great article in this morning’s Daily Beast, talking about some of the great things about America. Americans basically demonstrated moderation in the last election, and we are moving forward in so many ways. This gets covered up by all the partisan warfare over Trump, but there is so … Read more