Our Own Tower of Babble

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Someone has invited me to review a book that “challenges women to live each day with fearless authenticity.”

Oooh, that sounds grand! Can men do it, too?

Only… what the dickens does it mean?

There appears to be something here about you being you. Well, what if “you” are a jerk? An authentic ignoramus? Or a fearless dunderhead? But we can only try to guess what the author means, since she isn’t using plain English and who feels like reading a whole swinkin’ book just to find out what the title means? “Fap!” to that.

But this is awful–politics is seeping into our broader culture and making people as dishonest as their politicians. I mean, this is the kind of babble you expect to hear from some yo-yo running for the Senate and not having anything like a reason for you to elect him. Grandiose babble is meant to paper over his vacancy. “Once in the Senate, I pledge myself to a fearless authenticity in championing inclusion and diversity!” Living proof that nature does not, after all, abhor a vacuum.

Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Which probably bars the door against your being hailed as an expert. But at least people will understand you.

A Lot of Words for Saying Nothing

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For the sake of kindness and the Christmas season, I’ve decided not to mention the name of the bank that has provided this towering example of pure blather. Rather than link to their page, I will just quote extensively from it. Besides which, this kind of nonsense is endemic in American business today.

Got your Blather Bingo cards ready? Let’s go!

“Our family-like culture brings teams together where colleagues collaborate and are empowered to make decisions. From day one, we have been driven always to do the right thing…” (I feel safer already, don’t you?)

“Our core values not only represent the foundation of our company, but guide us in everything we do…” (Funny–I thought religion was supposed to do that.)

“We empower employees to work together with partners in the community and internal fellow teammates…

“We promote sustainable growth…” Yatta-yatta.

All this stuff about “core values” that guide them through all of life–but no mention of what those “values” might be, exactly. We infer from the subheads that they may be Engagement, Quality, Innovation, Relevance and Sustainability.

Relevance? What are they talking about? Relevant to what? To whom? Or is this just a lot of tossed word salad?

Somehow bankers have taken it into their heads that they ought to sponsor homosexual “pride parades” and other exercises in culture collapse. It doesn’t have anything to do with being good stewards of their depositors’ money, does it? But their ranks are full of recent college graduates for whom PC blather is the mother tongue. And they’d like to play a part in some “fundamental transformation” of America into God knows what–and pray we never find out.

Defund the universities.

Break the teachers’ unions.

Stop this stuff before it stops our country.

Brace Yourselves for Blather

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First I’ve got to go Christmas shopping; but when I come back, I’ve got something really stupid for you all to marvel at. And break out your Blather Bingo cards.

In case you don’t remember how to play,

Let’s Play Blather Bingo!

Be of good cheer: I’ve also got plenty of Christmas hymns to post. Byron’s got them all lined up for me.

But in the meantime, just in case you thought there was anybody sane running the show–we’ve got definite proof there isn’t.

College Idiocy Du Jour

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Even this would be an improvement.

The student government at California State Polytechnic Looniversity has voted to spend $15,000 for “social justice programming” (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11052). We are not told what they mean by “programming.” I thought they were already doing plenty of that.

They’re also going to create a Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a “permanent secretary of diversity and inclusion,” whatever the deuce that means. The committee will have power “to make recommendations for inclusive language and consideration of student intersectionality’s [sic]…”

Blather Bingo!

This is crap, and parents who spend a fortune to send their sons and daughters to these dope factories ought to have their heads examined.

De-fund the colleges now. They are hurting America.

What are we supposed to do with the millions of intellectual poverty cases that these schools turn out, a few years down the road?

Stop it now.

The Dog Park ‘Rape Culture’???

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Sorry, but I can’t spot any rapes in progress. Can you?

It’s getting harder and harder to unpack leftid feminist babble and translate it into English.

Writing for the Portland University Ungendering Research Initiative, whatever the deuce that is, a Ph. D. in Feminist Studies has excoriated city dog parks as places fostering “rape culture and queer performativity” (https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/45648/). She attempts to show how “human companions [people walking their dogs, I think] foster and perpetuate masculinist systems of communal oppression across species” and calls the parks “rape-condoning spaces.”

You’re gonna need a bigger Blather Bingo card.

This is what your collidge tuition dollars buy, folks. Gibberish.

You want your sons and daughters to be “educated” by these kooks because… Fill in the blank and win a prize.

Try to enjoy the hard work you have to do to pay for this.

Canada Again (*sigh*)

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Justin Trudeau… the poor man’s Fabio

When they’re not busy banning numerals, tossing people into prison for using the wrong pronoun, or trying to resurrect the dreadful Section 13 of the infamous Human Rights Act, Canadians occupy themselves by electing stooges like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to represent them to the world.

At a recent town hall in Edmonton, Trudeau impressed the dickens out of liberals everywhere by gently chiding a woman for her use of the word “mankind.”

“We like to say ‘peoplekind,'” babbled the P.M., “not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive” (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/07/justin-trudeau-tells-woman-to-say-peoplekind-not-mankind)–and you just gained two squares on your Blather Bingo card.

Alas, poor Trudeau fell headfirst into the new feminist taboo against “mansplaining,” a feminist dogma that makes it an offense for a man to impart any information to a woman.

We have been unable to confirm reports that Trudeau is secretly “transitioning” into a woman to solidify his popularity among feminists. This would also allow him to answer a woman’s question without giving offense. Remember, “The future is female!” No more men! That’ll solve all the world’s prombles!

If it doesn’t, it’ll be interesting to see who feminists blame for that.

Your Blather Bingo Card

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Well, Marge, you asked for a Blather Bingo card, and I’ll try to provide one. It’d be nicer if I knew how to do this with computer graphics, but I don’t. So you’ll have to print out the blank card and then fill in the spaces with the words provided below.

Row 1: Racist, Cissexism, Affirming, Inclusive, Settled Science

Row 2: Heteronormative, Xenophobia, Patriarchy, Ablist, Women of Color

Row 3: Accepting, Income Inequality, (Free Spot), Gender, Sustainable

Row 4: Homophobia, Bigot, Welcoming, Microaggression, White Privilege

Row 5: Global, Social Justice, Minorities, Misogyny, Toxic Masculinity

There are, of course, other, equally chowder-headed, words and terms you can plug in. I just used the first 24 that sprang to mind. And you don’t have to install them in those particular rows–unless you want to play Self-Esteem Affirming Blather Bingo, in which everyone has exactly the same card and everyone wins.

And instead of X-ing out the words as they come up, you could cover them with little pieces of re-useable, sustainable Play-Doh…

Happy blathering, everybody!

Let’s Play Blather Bingo!

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[Disclaimer: This idea is not original with me. I heard it many years ago on a Christian radio show, to which I’d give full credit if I could remember its name. Back then, they were calling it “Drivel Bingo,” and applying it to language mostly used in business meetings.]

*Sigh* Not much happening here today, viewership-wise: so let’s play Blather Bingo.

All you need is a Blather Bingo card, which you can make yourself, and a tedious speaker or writer who is spouting liberal blather.

Fill the spaces on your card with words like Inclusive, Microaggression, Diversity, Tolerance, Accepting, Affirming, Gender, Self-Identify, etc.–all that meaningless blather which Intellectuals and other leftids employ to make people think they know what they’re talking about and are just too smart to be understood by any normal person. Then sit back and listen, and whenever you hear one of those words, draw an X over it. As in regular Bingo, when you get a straight line of X’s, horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, you’ve won! Jump up and yell “Blather Bingo!”

This will help you get through whatever liberal pap you’re trying to endure, and will at least make the time pass less slowly. Play it while you’re watching nooze on CNN, MSNBC, or any other outlet set up by the blather industry.