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Putin on the de-Christianization and decline of the West

The Valdai Discussion Club was established in 2004 to promote dialogue of Russian and international intellectual elites and to deliver independent objective scholarly analysis of political, economic, and social developments in Russia and the world. The Club is named after Lake Valdai, close to Veliky Novgorod, where the Club had its first meeting.

In October 2016, the Valdai International Discussion Club had its 13th annual meeting, on “The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow.” Over the three-day event, 130 experts and political analysts from 35 countries examined current issues concerning development of international relations, internal political organisation, the economy, demography, and technology.

At the final session of that meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech that no American politician has given or will — on Western countries’ denial and rejection of their Christian roots and western civilization, which has led to a moral crisis in which culture is degraded and primitivized, and pedophilia is normalized and promoted. That, in turn, has resulted in a demographic crisis, despite the importation of migrants.

Below is a video clip of a portion of Putin’s speech, followed by a partial transcript of his speech.

“Today we need new strategies to preserve our identity in a rapidly changing world, a world that has become more open, transparent and interdependent. This fact confronts virtually all countries and all peoples in one form or another: Russian, European, Chinese and American – the societies of virtually all countries….

For us (and I am talking about Russians and Russia), questions about who we are and who we want to be are increasingly prominent in our society. We have left behind Soviet ideology, and there will be no return. Proponents of fundamental conservatism who idealise pre-1917 Russia seem to be similarly far from reality, as are supporters of an extreme, western-style liberalism.

It is evident that it is impossible to move forward without spiritual, cultural and national self-determination. Without this we will not be able to withstand internal and external challenges, nor we will succeed in global competitions. And today we see a new round of such competitions. Today their main focuses are economic-technological and ideological-informational. Military-political problems and general conditions are worsening. The world is becoming more rigid, and sometimes forgoes not merely international law, but also basic decency….

[Every country] has to have military, technological and economic strength, but nevertheless the main thing that will determine success is the quality of citizens, the quality of society: their intellectual, spiritual and moral strength. After all, in the end economic growth, prosperity and geopolitical influence are all derived from societal conditions. They depend on whether the citizens of a given country consider themselves a nation, to what extent they identify with their own history, values and traditions, and whether they are united by common goals and responsibilities….

Russia’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity are unconditional. These are red lines no one is allowed to cross. For all the differences in our views, debates about identity and about our national future are impossible unless their participants are patriotic. Of course I mean patriotism in the purest sense of the word….

Another serious challenge to Russia’s identity is linked to events taking place in the world. Here there are both foreign policy and moral aspects. We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilization. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities: national, cultural, religious and even sexual. They are implementing policies that equate large families with same-sex partnerships, belief in God with the belief in Satan.

The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote pedophilia. People in many European countries are embarrassed or afraid to talk about their religious affiliations. Holidays are abolished or even called something different; their essence is hidden away, as is their moral foundation. And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world. I am convinced that this opens a direct path to degradation and primitivism, resulting in a profound demographic and moral crisis.

What else but the loss of the ability to self-reproduce could act as the greatest testimony of the moral crisis facing a human society? Today almost all developed nations are no longer able to reproduce themselves, even with the help of migration. Without the values embedded in Christianity and other world religions, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. We consider it natural and right to defend these values. One must respect every minority’s right to be different, but the rights of the majority must not be put into question.

At the same time we see attempts to somehow revive a standardized model of a unipolar world and to blur the institutions of international law and national sovereignty. Such a unipolar, standardized world does not require sovereign states; it requires vassals. In a historical sense this amounts to a rejection of one’s own identity, of the God-given diversity of the world….”

You can read the full transcript of Putin’s speech here.

H/t Thought Crime Radio

~Eowyn

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Homosexual Seattle mayor to give State of City address at mosque, slams Trump administration

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Trump Derangement Syndrome on steroids: Where you have a homosexual mayor and advocate for the LGBT community giving a speech in a Muslim place of worship, in which their Islamic law considers homosexual acts a punishable crime.

From KIRO7: Mayor Ed Murray plans to give his State of the City address next week at a mosque in North Seattle. The address on Tuesday, his spokesman said, is meant to stand with the Seattle Muslim community “as we fight sanctioned discrimination by the Trump Administration.”

Murray made the announcement Monday with City Council President Bruce Harrell. This will be the first time Murray has held one a major speech to Council outside City Hall, though previous mayors have done so, his staff said.

Idris Mosque was opened in 1981 and is open to Muslims and non-Muslims.

“Both the City and Idris Mosque are committed to the American ideal of separation of church and state,” Murray’s spokesman, Benton Strong, said in an e-mail statement. “With this address Mayor Murray and Council are standing with Seattle’s Muslim community in their house of worship as we fight state sanctioned discrimination by the Trump Administration.”

“Throughout its history Seattle has stood with communities facing persecution from the government, including during the civil rights era at Black churches. “

The address will be given during a special Seattle City Council meeting which will be open to the public. It will be led by Harrell at 9:30 a.m. Doors open an hour earlier.

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British Medical Association: Don’t call pregnant women ‘expectant mothers’ as it might offend transgender people

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Stop the madness. Just stop.

From The Telegraph: The British Medical Association has said pregnant women should not be called “expectant mothers” as it could offend transgender people. Instead, they should call them “pregnant people” (on page 5) so as not to upset intersex and transgender men, the union has said.

The advice comes in an internal document to staff outlining a raft of common phrases that should be avoided for fear of causing offence.

“The elderly” should be referred to as “older people”, “disabled lifts” called “accessible lifts” and someone who is “biologically male or female” should be called “assigned male or female“.

The BMA said the document was purely guidance for its staff on effective communication within the workplace, not advice to its 156,000 doctor members on how to deal with patients.

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nd maternity, it says: “Gender inequality is reflected in traditional ideas about the roles of women and men. Though they have shifted over time, the assumptions and stereotypes that underpin those ideas are often deeply-rooted.” It adds: “A large majority of people that have been pregnant or have given birth identify as women. We can include intersex men and transmen who may get pregnant by saying ‘pregnant people’ instead of ‘expectant mothers’.”

It recently emerged that a Briton who was born a girl but wants to become a man has put surgery on hold in order to have a baby. Hayden Cross, 20, is legally male and had hormone treatment but not yet had sex-change surgery. There are no other known cases of a transitioning person becoming pregnant in the UK.

The guide also advises against using  the terms “born man” or “born woman” in relation to trans people, as these phrases “are reductive and over-simplify a complex subject”. Elsewhere, staff are told to substitute the words “surname” or “last name” for “family name”.

“Mankind” and “manpower” should be avoided because it is “not good practice” to use a “masculine noun”, instead swapped for “humanity” and “personnel”, and listing prefixes for names such as “Prof”, “Dr”, “Mr”, “Mrs” or “Miss” should not be put in a particular order on forms to avoid a “perceived hierarchy”.

The document, which was published last year,  also underlines guidance on language that has long been considered offensive, suggesting staff do not refer to people as being “spastic” or “mongol” but that they should be called a “person with cerebral palsy” or “person with Down’s syndrome”.

The advice came in a 14-page leaflet, called A Guide to Effective Communication: Inclusive Language in the Workplace.  The introduction to the document states: “This guide promotes good practice through the use of language that shows respect for and sensitivity towards everyone. The choice of appropriate words makes an important contribution towards the celebration of diversity. As well as avoiding offence, it is about treating each other with dignity and as equal members of an integrated community.”

A BMA spokesman said: “This is a guide for BMA staff and representatives aimed at promoting an inclusive workplace at the BMA. It is not workplace guidance for doctors which is clear from the fact it does not refer to patients.”

Conservative MP Philip Davies described the guidance as “completely ridiculous”. He said: “If you can’t call a pregnant woman an expectant mother, then what is the world coming to?”

Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, told The Mail on Sunday: “I think it is sad that society is being pushed in this direction. God has made us man and woman, and mothers relate to their children in different ways than fathers. This ruling will confuse people about the vital role of mothers in bringing up their children.”

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Reverend Philip Egan, warned it would cause “great confusion and harm”. He said: “It is Orwellian, isn’t it? Another example of people trying to control our thoughts and the way we speak.

However, Heather Ashton, from the transgender support group TG Pals, said: “We know that biological females are the pregnant ones but trans people are parents too, and this is massive step forward to prevent discrimination against them. The fact that the terminology is changing can only be a positive thing for everyone who wants to be a parent and has the right to be a parent.”

h/t Breitbart

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California lawmakers want third-gender option on IDs

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From Fox News: Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill supporters say would make California the first state to add a third gender option on state identifying documents.

State Sen. Toni Atkins’ bill would add a non-binary gender marker option for driver’s licenses, birth certificates, identity cards and gender change court orders. The San Diego Democrat says SB 179 would also simplify the process for changing one’s gender on those documents.

Transgender people face discrimination in their everyday lives when they use IDs that do not match the gender they appear to be, Atkins said. The legislation would help transgender people and those who do not identify as either male or female to obtain official documents that match their gender identity, she said.

SB 179 would end the requirements that a person get a doctor’s sworn statement and appear in court even if no objections have been filed when petitioning to change their gender on official documents. The bill would also allow minors to apply for a gender change on their birth certificate.

This legislation would be the first of its kind in the country, said Jo Michael, who works with Equality California, a group that advocates for LGBT rights and is co-sponsoring Atkins’ bill.

“As a person who identifies as transgender and is non-binary, this piece of legislation is important to me on a personal level,” Michael said during a press conference on the bill. “For the first time, Californians could have accurate gender markers that truly reflect who we are.”

The federal government does not offer a third gender option for official documents such as passports. The issue drew national attention in November when a federal judge asked the U.S. State Department to reconsider its decision to deny a passport to a Colorado resident who does not identify as male or female. Government lawyers argued that moving beyond two gender choices on federal documents would hamper officials’ ability to verify identities and backgrounds because they rely on state documents including drivers’ licenses and birth certificates with only male and female gender options.

The California Family Council, a conservative Christian group, opposes adding gender options beyond male and female to state documents, the group’s CEO Jonathan Keller said.

“We believe government documents need to reflect biological facts for identification and medical purposes,” Keller said in a statement on SB 179. “Laws like this will simply erase any meaningful gender definitions, if being male or female is completely divorced from biological facts.”

Sen. Scott Wiener is coauthoring SB 179 and said he thinks California should lead the way in enacting protections for transgender people.

The trans community is under assault in this country. California needs to go in the opposite direction,” the San Francisco Democrat said. “When they go backwards, we go forwards.”

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Transgender activists claim ‘p****hats’ alienated the transgender community by suggesting ‘a vagina is essential to womanhood’

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Apparently an understanding of biology isn’t a requirement for having extreme butt hurt.

From Daily Mail: An estimated three million participated in women’s marches across the United States on Saturday, and all with a clear message – P***y is power. That message, struck a negative chord with activists in the transgender community, who are upset that the march was not as inclusive as it was set out to be. 

Marie Solis, a reporter for Mic.com, wrote an article that criticized the Women’s March, commenting that the march presented a clear message that ‘having a vagina is essential to womanhood’.

Saturday’s event to oppose the newly inaugurated President Trump was largely a white, cisgender march, and had too many pink-clad women carrying signs with female reproductive organs, according to Solis.

She said that a fight is brewing between TERFs – ‘Trans-exclusionary radical feminists’ and transgender women, or non-binary individuals. 

Solis wrote that ‘the saturation of vagina-related messages and imagery set the tone for a march that would focus acutely on genitalia at the expense of the transgender community.’

Many of the signs that were carried at the protest had messages that said ‘Py grabs back’, ‘Resistance is Fertile’ and ‘Py power’, sending a clear and oppressive message to trans women, that they do not count.

The signs, it seems, were largely in reference to President Trump’s infamous comments made during an Access Hollywood taping in which he talks about women in derogatory terms, saying he ‘grabs them by the p***y.’

Solis’s article argued that TERF’s equate womanhood with having female reproductive organs, and that this brand of feminists believe that ‘trans women are actually men in disguise trying to infiltrate their spaces’. 

She also commented specifically on the prominence of the ‘p***yhats’, which were created by two women in Los Angeles and became the unofficial accessory of the Women’s March on Washington. Solis said that the hats set a tone for the march that ‘would focus acutely on genitalia at the expense of the transgender community.’ 

She interviewed a variety of women (trans or not) who took issue with this. One non-binary student from Ohio, Sam Forrey, and zir girlfriend Lillian McDaniel, a trans woman, commented that safety was a factor they had to take into account when deciding whether or not to attend the march.  Forrey told Solis that because legally McDaniel is registered as male, she worried that if she were to be arrested she would be placed in a jail with other men.

Though McDaniel initially intended to attend the march irregardless of these safety concerns, she said that she was turned off when she realized people were using that as an excuse to invoke ‘genital based womanhood’.

McDaniel said: ‘I think it ended up being a white cis women march, there were other marginalized communities there, but it didn’t seem like they were the focus.’

However, Solis does credit the marches for their inclusion and feature of trans women, such as Laverne Cox in Los Angeles, and Janet Mock in Washington.

Cox spoke at the Los Angeles march, commenting on North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which requires state residents to use the bathroom that coincides with the sex listed on their birth certificate, reported Solis.

Cox said: ‘If you are a girl like me, a woman like me, a transgender person like me, you live in a country that shames you, that stigmatizes you, that discriminates against you and criminalizes you.’

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5,000 Bikers to protect Trump Inauguration

Note: This post was originally titled “Ads offer $2500 to crisis actors to protest at Trump inauguration”. I changed the title to reflect new information that the ads are probably fake. (See “Update” at end of post.)

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More than 100 left-wing groups are calling on their minions to participate in inauguration protests being organized in Washington, D.C., and all 50 states — aimed at disrupting Friday’s inaugural ceremony and parade, as well as balls and festivities pegged to the celebration, such as the Deploraball.

The groups include Disrupt J20 and Women’s March on Washington. For the names of some of the groups, see “Video evidence of the Left’s terrorist plans for Trump inauguration“.

The media are touting them as a massive upcoming protest. But how genuine are the protesters if they are PAID to protest?

Valerie Richardson reports for the Washington Times, Jan. 17, 2017, that job ads in more than 20 cities are offering $2,500 per month to demonstrate at the upcoming presidential inauguration events.

On January 12, Demand Protest, a San Francisco self-described “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” posted on Backpage.com in at least two dozen cities identical ads soliciting “operatives”. Among the cities are Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C.

The ad says:

“Get paid fighting against Trump! We pay people already politically motivated to fight for the things they believe. You were going to take action anyways, why not do so with us! We are currently seeking operatives to help send a strong message at upcoming inauguration protests.”

The ad offers a monthly retainer of $2,500 plus “our standard per-event pay of $50/hr, as long as you participate in at least 6 events a year,” as well as health, vision and dental insurance for full-time operatives.

On its website, Demand Protest claims to have provided 1,817 operatives for 48 campaigns; promises “deniability”; and assures clients that “we can ensure that all actions will appear genuine to media and public observers”:

“We are strategists mobilizing millennials across the globe with seeded audiences and desirable messages. With absolute discretion a top priority, our operatives create convincing scenes that become the building blocks of massive movements. When you need the appearance of outrage, we are able to deliver it at scale while keeping your reputation intact.”

So who’s paying for the crisis actors?

Answer: George Soros, the same evil old demon who funds the #BlackLivesMatter riots.

Alatheia Nielsen reports for NewsBusters that more than a quarter of the 158 groups listed as “partners” on the Women’s March on Washington website are funded by George Soros. The chart below gives the amount of money those groups have received from Soros from 2000 to 2014, totaling $90 million, which does not include what they’re getting to protest at the Trump inauguration.

soros-donations-to-womens-march-on-d-c-partnersIn contrast, Trump doesn’t have to pay people to come to his inauguration. Among his supporters will be 5,000 “Bikers for Trump” who have said they will form a “wall of meat” to guard against any protesters looking to disrupt the festivities. Chris Cox, the founder of Bikers for Trump, said:

“The bikers are certainly used to being outnumbered and we are prepared to form a wall of meat. We’re anticipating a celebration here. We don’t anticipate any problems. We have a strict code of conduct where we don’t condone violence. But again in the event that we’re needed, you can certainly count on the Bikers for Trump.

We’ll be shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers and we’ll be toe-to-toe with anyone that is going to break through any police barriers, that’s going to be assaulting women, spitting on them, throwing things at them. We are anticipating a peaceful transition of power.

The backbone of the biker community is the veteran. So these are guys that aren’t really used to backing down. You certainly won’t see bikers out there screaming, calling for destruction of private property or the death of police officers.”

Let’s see . . . .

On one side are the screaming feminazis, Khazarian commies, and trannies:

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On the other side are military-vet bikers:

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I’m betting my money on the bikers! 😀

UPDATE:

Tucker Carlson confronts a man with the fake name of Dom Tullipso about the fake Demand Protest website and ads. (H/t Linda Howell & Kelleigh Nelson)

~Eowyn

Arizona Republicans move to ban social justice courses and events at schools

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State Representative Bob Thorpe introduced this bill.

The SJWs are adamant that this is a way to shut down their voices. Ironic since they love to shut down any conservative/opposing voices. Hypocrites.

From The Guardian: Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing to prohibit school courses and events that promote ethnic studies and social justice, with legislation that critics say broadly targets academic freedom and students of color.

The newly introduced bill – which seeks to build on an existing GOP-backed law that banned a Mexican American studies class – marks the latest attack in academia on activism and research centered on marginalized groups. Some opponents said the proposal is part of a national trend, tied to the election of Donald Trump, of lawmakers working to suppress progressive organizations and protests.

The bill, from state representative Bob Thorpe, would prohibit “courses, classes, events and activities” in public schools that promote “social justice toward a race, gender, religion, political affiliation, social class or other class of people”. Courses and events that are “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or advocate “solidarity” based on ethnicity, race, religion or gender would also be banned.

“This really challenges a bedrock foundation of what it means to be involved in the academy,” said Rashad Shabazz, head faculty in the program of justice and social inquiry at Arizona State University. “It really puts a target on people of color and various academic fields that have emerged out of struggle.”

The proposal comes at a time in which the polarizing presidential election has fueled intense debates surrounding first amendment rights and academic freedom in American universities. In recent months, conservative groups on campuses across the US have launched coordinated attacks against professors and courses that promote liberal ideologies or challenge traditional views on race and gender.

In Wisconsin, a Republican senator recently attacked an undergraduate program focused on “unpacking masculinity”, which the lawmaker called a “war on men”. Lawmakers there have also threatened to cut funding over a race relations course called The Problem of Whiteness and a reading assignment about gay men’s sexual preferences that a legislator said was “offensive”.

The University of California, Berkeley, last year cancelled a course examining Palestine “through the lens of settler colonialism” following an outcry from pro-Israel groups, but later reinstated the class.

Meanwhile, some universities have faced scrutiny from progressive activists for allowing white nationalists and leaders of the “alt-right” – a far-right movement in the US – who promote hate speech to speak on campus.

Thorpe’s bill is particularly far-reaching in its targeting of social justice organizing and ethnic studies, said Martín Quezada, a Democratic state senator, and has prompted an outcry on Arizona campuses. “Our students are terrified that their freedom of speech, their freedom of thought and their ability to learn about issues and think at a higher level is in jeopardy now,” he said. “The scariest part of this bill is that the impacts are so broad.”

Thorpe declined the Guardian’s interview request, but told Tucson.com he wanted to target an ASU course called Whiteness and Race Theory, as well as a university event called a “privilege walk”, where students are supposed to reflect on their race and privilege.

The legislation, which says a violation would allow the state to cut 10% of a district’s funding, would not prohibit courses that cover the “accurate history of any ethnic group” and allows for teachings on the holocaust or “any other instance of genocide”.

But Katt McKinney, organizer with Black Lives Matter in Arizona, said it seemed obvious that the language of the bill was targeting groups like hers that fight for racial justice. “They want to shut it down,” she said. “This is a direct attack on the constitutional rights of citizens.”

The state’s 2010 law banning a specific Mexican American studies program in Tucson has been the subject of lengthy litigation and targeted a course that was proven to be effective for students, according to Quezada.

The Arizona school boards association said it opposes Thorpe’s bill because the state should not have control over school content. “It should be up to each district what kind of curriculum should be approved,” said spokeswoman Heidi Vega.

Though Arizona has a history of these kinds of proposals, Shabazz said he felt that Trump’s victory and the GOP wins in November have emboldened Republican lawmakers to aggressively target the work of minorities. “By attempting to legislate against certain types of activities that focus on people of color, women or social justice issues,” he added, “it really undermines the ability of the university to function as a space of intellectual engagement and debate.”

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