Category Archives: Culture War

40% of young Americans support government censorship of free speech

Freedom of speech is a fundamental tenet of the United States of America, understood by our Founding Fathers as an “unalienable right” given to all human beings (“endowed”) by God (“their Creator”). As stated in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

An alarming percentage of U.S. Millennials, however, as many as 4 out of 10, support government censorship, i.e., abridging the Constitutional right of freedom of speech of anyone who makes public statements “offensive” to “minorities”.

Millennials are those born between 1981 and 1997 who are 18 to 34 years old in 2015.

Jacob Poushter reports for PewResearchCenter, Nov. 20, 2015, that American Millennials are far more likely than older generations to say the government should be able to prevent people from saying offensive statements about minority groups, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data on free speech and media across the globe.

The poll comes at a time when America’s colleges and universities increasingly restrict free speech, in the name of racial and ethnic equality, “safe zones” and protecting delicate students from “micro-aggression”.

The survey asked people whether they believe that their fellow citizens should be able to make public statements that are offensive to minority groups, or whether the government should be able to prevent people from saying these things.

While Americans as a whole are less likely to favor government censorship of free speech than other countries, U.S. Millennials stood out as the group that most favors censorship. Here are the survey results for Americans:

  • Overall, 28% of Americans are pro-censorship; 67% support free speech.
  • 40% of Millennials are pro-censorship vs. 58% pro-free speech.
  • The elderly (ages 70-87) are most pro-free speech: 80% are for vs. 12% who favor censorship.
  • Women are more pro-censorship (33%) than men (23%).
  • Democrats are more pro-censorship (35%) than Independents (27%) or Republicans (18%).
  • Non-whites are more pro-censorship (38%) than white non-Hispanics (23%).
  • The less educated — those with only a high school education or less — are more pro-censorship (31%) than those with some college (29%) and those with a college degree or more (22%).

2015 Pew Survey on free speech - USA

Here’s how Americans compare with Europeans. No wonder Europe, especially Germany, seems helpless before the tide of Muslim “refugee” invaders.

2015 Pew Survey on free speech - Europe

It appears young Americans are just waiting for a demagogue to mold and mobilize them into a new Hitlerjeugend (Hitler Youth), Communist Youth League, or Maoist Red Guards.

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Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over ‘cultural issues’

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more politically correct….


The Ottawa Sun has a story that will leave you flabbergasted. Because of “cultural appropriation”, student leaders have pulled the mat out from University of Ottawa students. The teachings of the free on-campus yoga class could be seen as a form of “cultural appropriation” and hence, offensive.

The instructor, Jennifer Scharf, had been offering free weekly yoga instruction to students since 2008. She was shocked when told in September the program would be suspended, and saddened when she learned of the reasoning.

Staff at the Centre for Students with Disabilities believe that “while yoga is a really great idea and accessible and great for students … there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice,” according to an email from the center.  “Yoga has been under a lot of controversy lately due to how it is being practiced,” and which cultures those practices “are being taken from.”

are you serious

The centre official argues since many of those cultures “have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy … we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves while practising yoga.”

Scharf said the concept does not apply in this case, arguing the complaint that killed the program came instead from a “social justice warrior” with “fainting heart ideologies” in search of a cause celebre. “People are just looking for a reason to be offended by anything they can find,” said Scharf. There’s a real divide between reasonable people and those people just looking to jump on a bandwagon. And unfortunately, it ends up with good people getting punished for doing good things.”

Student federation president Romeo Ahimakin denied the decision resulted from a complaint.  He said the student federation put the yoga session on hiatus while they consult with students “to make it better, more accessible and more inclusive to certain groups of people that feel left out in yoga-like spaces. … We are trying to have those sessions done in a way in which students are aware of where the spiritual and cultural aspects come from, so that these sessions are done in a respectful manner.”

Scharf offered a solution, suggesting she change the name from yoga to “mindful stretching,” since that would reflect the content of the program and would “literally change nothing about the course.  I’m not pretending to be some enlightened yogi master, and the point (of the program) isn’t to educate people on the finer points of the ancient yogi scripture,” she told the Sun.

Student leaders, apparently having nothing better to do, debated rebranding the program, but stumbled over how the French translation for “mindful stretching” would appear on a promotional poster, and eventually decided to suspend the program.

Read the whole debacle here.


Charlie Sheen settled $20M lawsuit for giving herpes to gay man

Charlie Sheen, 50, in early 2015

Charlie Sheen, 50, in early 2015

A week ago, after being outed by National Enquirer, actor Charlie Sheen admitted on NBC’s Today show that he has HIV.

The latest news is that in addition to his wanton promiscuity with as many as 5,000 sexual partners, including hookers, strippers and porn “stars,” there is another way for Sheen to be infected with HIV:

Unprotected sex with men

We already know about his sex with pre-op transsexuals, i.e., men in drag. Now RadarOnline claims to have seen a bootleg video of Sheen smoking crack cocaine and performing fellatio on a man.

The videotape was the evidence introduced by the plaintiff in a $20 million lawsuit against Sheen which the actor later settled for millions of dollars.

The “J. Roe v. John Doe” lawsuit alleged that in Las Vegas on April 1, 2011, an “A-List celebrity,” identified only as someone of “substantial international fame,” orchestrated a “nefarious plot designed to lure Plaintiff into his luxurious hotel room to serve his prurient desires”. Radar determined that Sheen was the “A-List celebrity”.

The lawsuit claimed that “John Doe” gave the STD herpes to “J. Roe”. Although Sheen had herpes, he  told “J. Roe” he had “no venereal diseases”. The two men watched porn and engaged in “mutual oral copulation, mutual self-gratification, rubbing and massaging each other, play-wrestling, licking and (unprotected) intercourse,” according to court documents.

As part of the hush money pay off, Sheen secured the original videos and ordered them destroyed, believing that the video “could destroy his life if it ever got out,” said a source. But a bootleg copy exists, which was shown to a Radar editor late last week.

See also “Charlie Sheen may face criminal prosecution, 8 years in prison”.



Star Wars goes to Illuminati dark side

The word “illuminati” is the plural form of the Latin word illuminatus, which means “enlightened.” The Oxford Dictionary defines “enlighten” as to “shed light” and to “give greater knowledge and understanding.”

With a capital “I,” the word Illuminati can refer to:

1. The Order of the Illuminati — a secret society founded in Bavaria by a German philosopher named Adam Weishaupt (1748–1830) during the European Enlightenment on May 1, 1776, to oppose “superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, abuses of state power, and to support women’s education and gender equality.” Modeled on the Free Masons, the Bavarian Illuminati was outlawed 7 years later in 1785, but its critics believed the secret society had regrouped and masterminded the bloody French Revolution. [Source: Wikipedia]

2. In contemporary use, “Illuminati” mainly refers to a secret satanic elitist group that some (like writers Mark DiceDavid IckeTexe Marrs) say is linked to the original Bavarian Illuminati, which conspires to control world affairs by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations to establish a New World Order. This Illuminati is satanic, having the fallen angel Lucifer as their master. (The Old English origin of “Lucifer“ is Latin, meaning “morning star” or “light-bringing”. Lux or lucmeans “light”; -fer means “bearing”.)

Illuminati Symbols

In popular culture, the eye and the pyramid — or the eye inside a pyramid — are said to be iconic symbols of the Illuminati.

Whether or not the eye and the pyramid were symbols of the historical Bavarian Illuminati, they unquestionably are used today to symbolize the conspiratorial NWO Illuminati — what Vigilant Citizen calls “the occult elite”. By intentional design, both symbols — especially the one eye — are employed by many Hollywood pop culture entertainers like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and TV shows like Pretty Little Liars.

Below is an example — Beyonce flashing the sign of the one-eye-in-pyramid, with her satanist husband Jay-Z. (go to Vigilant Citizen for more pics).


Now comes pictorial evidence that the new Star Wars movie that already has record advanced ticket sales although it won’t debut in cinemas until December 14, has gone to the Illuminati dark side.

Vigilant Citizen reports, Nov. 5, 2015, that “Disney released five character posters promoting the highly anticipated movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All five of them prominently feature the one-eye sign, indicating that the movie is part of the elite’s Agenda.”

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My guess is this is Luke Skywalker

My guess is this is Luke Skywalker

Vigilant Citizen points out that the Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in 2012, and therefore can mold the planned three new Star Wars movies to its liking, and that:

Knowing Disney, its ramifications and its elite ties, you better believe that the “messages” in these new movies will closely conform to the occult elite’s Agenda. The new character posters released by Disney are early proof of this fact. Every one of them – the good guys and bad guys – feature one eye clearly hidden by a weapon. No matter what side they’re on, they’re owned by the elite.

In my series of articles Symbolic Pics of the Month, I regularly highlight the one-eye sign in popular culture as its omnipresence reflects the stronghold of the occult elite has on mass media. It is their sign. In the case of Star Wars, things take giant proportions due to the extreme anticipation of the new movie, the series’ massive fan base and the fact that die-hard fans will embrace every piece of media associated with the movie. In short, it is yet another step into turning popular culture into one big tool of propaganda for the occult elite.

J J Abrams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed, co-produced and co-written by J. J. Abrams. On October 10, 2015, Abrams hosted a “$33,400 a ticket” fundraiser in his home for the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee, in which Obama talked “passionately” about the need for gun control. The fundraiser raised over $750,000. (Breitbart).

Abrams is an observant Jew who’s married to an Irish Catholic woman. He said, “I do consider myself Jewish, and I take my kids to services on holidays because that is something really important to me.” (Jewish Journal)

The chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Company is Robert Allen “Bob” Iger, 64, who “was born to a Jewish family, in New York city, New York.” Iger’s wife, his second marriage, is also a Roman Catholic. (Wikipedia)

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Whoopi Goldberg, the woman who named herself after farting, says Christians are just as dangerous as Muslims

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, during an episode of ABC’s execrable “The View,” a show that promotes an image of women as empty-headed, gossipy harridans, Whoopi Goldberg said Christian refugees from the Middle East are just as dangerous as Muslims.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi, 59 or more likely 66 (according to a 1984 New York Times article), is a high school drop out who changed her name from Caryn Elaine Johnson, her birth name, to Whoopi because of her flatulence. As she once explained: “If you get a little gassy, you’ve got to let it go. So people used to say to me, ‘You’re like a whoopee cushion.’ And that’s where the name came from.” (Wikipedia)

Newsbusters reports that during the segment of “The View,” the show’s team of harpy hosts talked about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis in the wake of the Paris attacks.

We now know that at least the mastermind attacker had gained entry into France through the country’s refugee resettlement program.

The Paris attack has led many in the U.S. to question Obama’s refugee program, especially given the FBI’s own admission that they simply don’t have the data base to vet the refugees. See:

Co-host Joy Behar exclaimed that this stance wasn’t very Christian, then implied that the Christian refugees are super dangerous: “[Oklahoma City bomber] Timothy McVeigh was a Christian. Just sayin’.”

Behar provided no evidence to support her assertion, which is not surprising because, as The Federalist points out, McVeigh wasn’t a Christian. McVeigh identified as an agnostic and said his violent actions weren’t motivated by any religious associations, but by an extreme hatred for the federal government.

Whoopi Goldberg followed Behar’s convoluted line of thinking by pointing out how Adolf Hitler was totally a Christian. She said, “There have been a lot of monster Christians. Hitler was a Christian.”

Like Behar, Whoopi’s claim is also wildly incorrect.

Hitler and the Nazis were animated by Nordic pagan myths, not Christianity. The Federalist points out:

  • The Reich Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany noted in 1941 that “[Hitler] hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity.”
  • In 1938, Hitler forced all pastors in the Lutheran church, the official German state church, to swear a personal oath to the Fuhrer on his 49th birthday. Any individual who refused to take the oath was to be immediately dismissed. Hitler’s demand that pastors put their loyalty to him ahead of their loyalty to Christ resulted in some 10,000 pastors leaving the official church of Germany, according to the London Times.
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor who was eventually executed by Hitler’s regime, made a name for himself by regularly preaching about Hitler’s open hostility to biblical Christianity.

See also “Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar call Carly Fiorina ugly“.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV


The full context of what Ben Carson said about Terri Schiavo

Ben Carson is in another controversy.

This time it’s over what he said about the tragic case of Terri Schiavo — the woman who died in 2005 from dehydration and starvation, after years of legal and political battles, and 15 years after slipping into a coma that doctors later called a persistent vegetative state.

Terri Schiavo

On Nov. 14, 2015, Adam C. Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Carson disagreed with then-Florida governor Jeb Bush’ attempt to bypass court rulings to force the re-insertion of feeding tubes for Schiavo, and referred to the Terri Schiavo case as “much ado about nothing.”

Consistent with his reaction in previous controversies, Carson insisted in an exclusive to LifeSiteNews on Nov. 18 that his remarks had been “taken out of context and misinterpreted.” He said: “When I used the term ‘much ado about nothing,’ my point was that the media tried to create the impression that the pro-life community was nutty and going way overboard with the support of the patient.”

Ben Johnson reports for LifeSiteNews, Nov. 19, 2015, that some pro-life leaders remained uneasy after hearing Carson’s explanation, and numerous LifeSiteNews readers said they wished they could know “the context” via a full recording of the exchange between the Tampa Bay Times (TBT) reporter and Ben Carson.

The same day, Nov. 19, TBT reporter Adam C. Smith posted a full transcript of the exchange with Carson during the Florida GOP’s Sunshine Summit conference:

Times: Dr. Carson, a few years ago when Gov. Bush was in charge of the state, he and the Florida Legislature moved to overturn the court decision on Terri Schiavo to force the feeding tube to be reinserted. What was your view of that as a doctor at the time?

Carson: Well, I said at the time, “We face those kinds of issues all the time and while I don’t believe in euthanasia, you have to recognize that people that are in that condition do have a series of medical problems that occur that will take them out. And your job is to keep them comfortable throughout that process and not to treat everything that comes up.”

Times: Did you think it was appropriate for Congress and the Legislature to

Carson: I don’t think it needed to get to that level. I think it was much ado about nothing. Those things are taken care of every single day just the way I described.

From the transcript above, by “much ado about nothing,” Carson clearly was referring to the efforts by then Florida governor Jeb Bush to intervene in the Schiavo case in order to save her life.

Schiavo’s brother, Bobby Schindler, who leads the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and has praised Governor Bush’s handling of his sister’s case, said in a column that Carson’s followup comments are not reassuring. Schindler wrote in TBT‘s Buzz blog:

“I have deep respect for the accomplishments and commitment Dr. Carson has shown for life. But our family remains deeply troubled that in seeking to clarify his remarks, he has not unequivocally condemned what happened to my sister. In fact, his suggestion that simple ‘consensus’ among family members and health care providers could justify what happened to my sister is problematic. If I had agreed with Michael Schiavo (Terri’s husband) to starve and dehydrate my sister to death, would that have made it right?”

Orlando lawyer, John Stemberger, one of Florida’s most prominent social conservative activists, said Carson’s Schiavo comments have seriously damaged his appeal to many voters:

“I like Ben Carson a lot, but it is very disappointing that he does not even understand the basic pro-life principle that life begins at conception and ends at natural death. Terri was never in an active dying process. She was a severely disabled person who was killed through the brutal and painful process of starvation and dehydration. While Ben Carson may think this is ‘much to do about nothing,’ for most pro-life voters, it morally disqualifies him as a candidate. He is not thinking clearly about this matter and should reconsider his careless comments.”

Ben Carson has a painting in his home of himself in the foreground, with Jesus standing behind him.

Painting of young Carson and Jesus in hallway

Painting of young Carson and Jesus in hallway

Would our Lord Jesus Christ call Bush’s and others’ efforts to rescue Terri Schiavo “much ado about nothing”?

There are also important policy reasons for conservatives to be skeptical about Ben Carson, see Kelleigh Nelson’s article in NewsWithViews.


Feminists are insufferable: Declare “Man Cave” is Sexist

The Man Cave: A passive dig at femininity, or something like that...

The Man Cave: A passive dig at femininity, or something like that…

Over at the Golden Gate Xpress, San Francisco State University’s official student newspaper, student Kalani Ruidas wrote a piece entitled, Man caves perpetuate patriarchy.”

She’s grossed out by the smells and sights encountered in her boyfriend’s house: stale food, a floor covered with wrappers, clothes that reek, and a brown-stained mattress. But what really gets her goat? “…the gendered language around “man cave” is pretty gross. It takes a passive dig at femininity. It’s as if women are such burden that they’re restricted from that zone, while still expected to readily share all other spaces.”

And her opinion of why men have a man cave? Those dastardly guys need “…an emotional sanctuary for men to escape their responsibilities without the interruption of women or children. It’s as if these men are victimizing themselves and require refuge to revel in their false sense of masculinity.”

Of course Kalani has to also blame capitalism as a culprit, too: “Sports-related paraphernalia and wall hangings that deify cheap beer are not badges of manhood or some sort of homage to a working-class collective consciousness. They’re the makings of a shrine to big business that has man-cavers nostalgic for a time when they were happy, or actually just drunk, in front of a screen cheering on their favorite billion-dollar sports team with their once single and similarly childless friends.”

Men supporting evil capitalism...

Men supporting evil capitalism…

And Kalani is an expert as to what really happens in the man cave (and it’s sexist, too): “The sewing room or craft room, to which a woman might retreat, is identified by the action that takes place there. By that token, a man cave is a place where a man devolves into a grunting subhuman that leaves sexist and racist comments on message boards, then furiously masturbates to free porn.”

The student offers the progressive solution for every man who feels the need to escape their responsibilities: “…allowing everyone to have his or her own space. In a household where that isn’t possible, the ever-so encumbered married man could actually leave his house. He could be free of his cave and take a walk, go to the gym, take a fishing trip, relieve his stress through meditation on a misty mountaintop in China. Man-cavers can be better than ruminating within their disgusting patriarchal myth.”

feminist sandwich

h/t Weasel Zippers