Sports fans and silly face paint–not exactly unusual!
A California middle school has suspended an 8th-grader from all school athletic events… because he showed up at a football game wearing face paint on his cheeks (https://nypost.com/2023/11/13/news/california-middle-schooler-banned-from-sports-over-black-face-but-group-says-he-was-just-wearing-eye-paint/).
“School officials” (LOL) called it “blackface” and banned the boy from attending any more school sports.
Sports fans all over the world paint their faces every color you can think of, to show support for their teams and get a second or two of air time on TV. A search for “fans wearing face paint” will provide hundreds of examples.
Gee… Do you think it’s possible that “school officials” were looking for some kind of Racial Incident to exercise their virtue signaling?
The school principal we had when I was in kindergarten was a saint, we all loved him. All the ones that came after him were slugs. The teachers weren’t so hot, either–but it was public school, you take what you can get.
Hey, one kid, he’s expendable–he’s the penny we spend to push our notion of Racial Justice.
But I can’t think of anything we can do without more than our so-called education system.
Don’t forget to say “Yummy!”
Italian food is popular and famous everywhere… and Italy wants to keep it that way.
So they’ve made it against the law to include “insect flour”–yes, made from ground-up insects–as an ingredient in pasta or pizza (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/good-news-italy-bans-insect-flour-from-its-pasta-and-pizza/). Sorry, globalists–the crazy wagon stops here, everybody out, end of the line.
If you really, truly, just gotta eat bugs so you can virtue-signal to your friends and fall in love with your reflection, Italian supermarkets will be allowed to stack the bug food on separate shelves, away from normal people’s food. And the labels will have to tell the consumer if a product contains creepy-crawlies.
You do know the John Kerrys and Barack Obamas of this world are laughing at you, don’t you?
Have they thought of filling the seats with dummies? Or would that simply be redundant?
The pro-choice crowd wants to make everybody’s choices for them. At Bucknell Looniversity, for instance, they wanted to make attendance mandatory at a virtue signalfest… because if they didn’t force their fellow students to go, they couldn’t fill the auditorium.
Student Nitwits Want Mandatory Attendance at ‘Social Justice Event’
At great cost, college teaches you how to be stupid. It teaches brainless conformity. And those are its less questionable achievements.
New Orleans had a statue of Robert E. Lee. They took it down, to show how virtuous they are. And just to make sure all us deplorables got the message, they replaced Lee’s statue with this…thing: a naked woman with a big serpent coiling around her body (https://www.art-insider.com/simone-leigh-sculpture-replaces-robert-e-lee-statue-in-new-orleans/).
Hello? Hello! Anybody there? I’m trying to find someone who’s read the Book of Genesis and knows about the woman and the serpent. (Not even a busy signal. Just static.)
They were to have moved this artifact a few days ago, I don’t care whether they’ve done that or not. It would have been just as questionable to let it stand for five minutes as for six months. They say it was to “celebrate” African something-or-other. But the story in Genesis is older than anything from Africa.
Enough people in America have lost their heads to put the whole nation in danger.
Oh, come on now! It’s just a little smudging ceremony, “smoke and prayers” to Mother Earth. Besides, Pachamama said he could do it.
And there is no truth at all to reports that Pope Francis I “accidentally” apologized for the missionary work that converted many native Americans to Christianity.
“Look, he was into the smudging ceremony and he got a little carried away, okay?” said a person who was not there and really shouldn’t be used as a source. “It’s–well, kind of intoxicating to go around apologizin’ for things done by other people a long time ago. Once you start, it’s hard to stop!”
According to our unreliable sources, the Pope burst into tears when he described the “depredations of the missionaries” and denounced them for “intersectional socio-penultimacy” against “nice harmless folk religions.” “You don’t have to go to church anymore!” he may have added.
[Editor’s Note: This is, of course, a satire. It contains only two facts. 1) The Pope did allow an image of “indigenous goddess” Pachamama to be brought into the Vatican and set up on an altar. 2) He has taken part in a “smudging ceremony” with Native Americans in Canada. And perhaps we should add 3) He does “apologize” for things that other people did. But all leftids enjoy doing that.]
(Who’s the dindle with the mask?)
In 2018 a Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was murdered in Istanbul by men said to be Saudi agents acting on orders from the crown prince.
Briefly world opinion was scandalized. How dare they kill a journalist? But the heat died down when other journalists began to turn up information on Khashoggi’s “long and complicated” friendship with terrorist kingpin Osama bin Laden.
The Washington D.C. city council has raked it all up again by renaming the street upon which the Saudi Embassy is located. Its new name is “Jamal Khashoggi Way” (https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/jamal-khashoggi-way-washington-renames-street-in-front-of-saudi-embassy-3071254).
This just a month before SloJo Biden plans to go to Saudi Arabia and beg our supposed allies to pump more gas (because, you will remember, he shut down the freakin’ pipeline!) and would they please let us be dependent on them for our energy supply?
So let’s provoke them!
Most people believe the Saudis had Khashoggi killed, however much the crown prince denies it. Some of us think Khashoggi played a dangerous game and it caught up with him.
Now I am not privy to the details of Khashoggi’s career, nor do I approve of murder. History tells me that sometimes you have to hit the bad guys before they hit you.
But I think I do know that a bunch of amateurs who don’t know any more about this business than I do are only virtue-signalling so they can grin at their reflections in the mirror. And we wouldn’t need Saudi oil at all if we had kept the Keystone Pipeline open.
Democrats did that to us.
Free Special Bonus Joke!
We hear Hunter Biden’s ex-wife is writing a tell-all book.
Really? How many volumes? [dissolve into hilarious laughter]
How white liberals try to make us hate and fear each other.
Hard to believe this is happening in America.
SMS Health, a Catholic hospital system with 23 facilities, has backed off a plan to “prioritize non-white patients” in deciding who gets treated first for COVID (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/midwest-hospital-system-stops-using-race-based-anti-white-covid-treatment-plan-legal-threat/).
They dropped that plan when they were threatened with a lawsuit.
See, the idea is, you need “20 points” to qualify for potentially life-saving treatment. And if you’re [trumpet fanfare] “non-white,” they start you off with seven points that will never be given to any “white” patient.
Gee, in-your-face racism.
Of course, they could always have some kind of lottery, in which a patient’s race would play no part at all. But then they couldn’t virtue-signal! “Black lives really matter to us! Much, much more than white lives!”
They don’t have enough of certain medicines to go around–so the color of your skin decides whether you get treatment or not? How serious were they about this?
We’ve always told you white liberals are the biggest racists of them all. And don’t they try to prove it!
This was one of the iconic images of my childhood: Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev banging his shoe on the rostrum at the UN General Assembly. He was freaking out because they’d just shot down an American spy plane over Russia. Gasp! Oh, no! Did you say a spy plane? You mean you spied on us? [Bangs shoe on podium]
The hypocrisy was not lost on many people. Not even on 11-year-old kids.
Today, somehow I find it impossible to believe in the sincerity, or even the sanity, of some paunchy, middle-aged white liberal sitting behind a posh desk at The Guardian yelling and banging his shoe because there aren’t enough Minority central characters in children’s fiction and the government had ought to do something about it! Like dictate the content of books before they’re written! They could set up a special government agency just for that.
Will they never just dry up and blow away?
I don’t think our friend “SlimJim” experienced the 1960s for himself; but I did, and his essay is thoughtful, penetrating, and right on target. Give it an attentive read.
Post 2020 World Being Like the 1960s?
I was in college for the anti-war movement, bomb threats on campus, hippies, drugs, “love”–whatever they meant by that–and the whole daily circus of “protests,” which were mostly virtue signalling, tumult, “days of rage,” and organized hypocrisy. Jimmy sees much the same happening in our country today; and he sees churches setting “woke ideology above the Bible.”
The Sixties bled into the Seventies and then seemingly bled out when Ronald Reagan was elected president.
But now they’re back. And for whatever my memory is worth… they’re worse.
So they were thinking about making an evergreen tree the mascot of their high school sports teams… but then the Portland Board of (LOL) “Education” had second thoughts.
Trees, they cogitated, might be… racist (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/04/trees_just_might_be_racist_portland_oregon_board_of_education_director_worries.html). Because, y’see, “trees” were sometimes used in lynchings.
It’s hard to imagine someone being lynched from a pine tree, but, hey, it’s the thought that counts! Or the lack thereof.
All lynchings were committed by people. Maybe people should be abolished, too–but only after they cut down all the trees.
We leave it to you to imagine what kind of “education” can be provided by characters who think like this. If we can even use the word “think” in this context.
Well, if we’re going to be governed by fools, we might as well have our children educated by fools, too.
Why we allow this is a mystery to me. Unless there are more numbskulls out there than we thought.