Posted onFebruary 17, 2018byifnm|Comments Off on Former prof recounts her ‘escape’ from political correctness
A professor who taught at California State University-East Bay for over 20 years recently published a book detailing how she “escaped” from the culture of political correctness on campus. Loretta Breuning says her “ah-ha” moment came when she realized that she was lying to her students for “fear of sounding right-wing,” and decided to take a stand against “ideological despotism.”
A professor emerita at California State University-East Bay has written a book about how she “escaped” political correctness with the help of evolutionary psychology.
How I Escaped Political Correctness and You Can Too was just published by Dr. Loretta Breuning, who was a professor of Management for over 20 years at California State before she left academia to launch her own think-tank, The Inner Mammalian Institute.
Through the Institute, Breuning spreads awareness of how people can “build power over their mammalian brain” to become happier and healthier—and she contends her new book is an extension of her thinking on that subject.
Breuning’s “ah-ha” moment came in the 1990s, when she realized she was lying to her students for “fear of sounding right-wing.” She writes that she “didn’t want to subordinate my life to ideological despotism,” but she ultimately felt she had no choice.
Posted onFebruary 13, 2018byifnm|Comments Off on Clint Eastwood: “The political correctness era that we’re in is really not doing anyone any good”
“The political correctness era that we’re in is really not doing anyone any good. It’s taking everyone and weakening society.” Clint Eastwood
In the film Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood played a cantankerous Korean War veteran that really didn’t care what people thought of him. During the film, his Korean neighbours, the local Catholic priest and various gang members were all given a verbal smackdown by Walt Kowalski.
To many people, the film stands out because Eastwood’s character is unashamedly un-PC and he’s happy to say the first thing that comes into his head. Truth be told, it’s unlike anything that you’ve seen before. With an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and various award nominations, it’s clear that Gran Torino really resonated with people.
On that note, Eastwood was recently speaking with HeyYouGuys while promoting his new film, The 15:17 to Paris.
During that interview, the four-time Oscar winner was asked about previous comments that he made regarding the world becoming too PC.
In May of last year, the director of Unforgiven was at the Cannes Film Festival where he was asked about the production of Dirty Harry. He said: “It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to [director] Don [Siegel], and he liked it. A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness. We are killing ourselves, we’ve lost our sense of humor. But I thought it was interesting and it was daring.”
Posted onFebruary 13, 2018byifnm|Comments Off on Why the origins of political correctness should frighten you
Instead of taking lessons from the “loving Left” on political correctness, let’s call out the troublemakers and make them acknowledge their own origins of upending the social order.
It’s commonplace to hear liberals complain about conservatives denouncing them for being too politically correct. Usually, the classic response from the Left has to do with stressing the importance of “empathy” or “protecting marginalized people.” That’s a very Rousseauian way of thinking, common among liberals — an appeal to emotion. Recently, however, I’ve noticed leftists are taking a bit of a different path: accusing us on the political Right of engaging in safe space culture and having our own version of political correctness, calling it “conservative correctness.”
This argument is either some tenacious assertion that political correctness isn’t really a phenomenon or that the political Right has its own equivalence. It may sound reasonable, but upon further inspection, it is anything but reasonable. When one understands the origins of political correctness and its inherent relationship with left-wing politics, these arguments are clearly exposed as a deceptive attempt to both beguile and harm open debate on college campuses.
Posted onFebruary 12, 2018byifnm|Comments Off on Reed College to revise Western Civ class after protests call it too ‘Caucasoid’ and ‘Eurocentric’
Protesters: ‘an incorrect fundamental assumption that a truly educated person must understand the Western Canon’
Reed College leaders have agreed to revise a mandatory freshman humanities course focused on the Western Canon in the wake of a protracted student protest campaign against the class that decried it as too “Caucasoid” and “Eurocentric.”
Although details are still being hashed out, faculty appear to have agreed to broaden the scope of the course to allow for more authors of color and to study thinkers from geographic locations beyond Europe.
The course had traditionally focused on scholars underpinning Western Civilization, and assigned books written by Greco-Roman thinkers such as Aristotle, Plato and Ovid, as well as from Mesopotamia and Egypt.
But for more than a year “Humanities 110” has been the target of protests by a student group called “Reedies Against Racism,” who demanded it be “reformed to represent the voices of people of color.” In statements to The College Fix over the last year, student protesters have called the class too “Caucasoid” and “Eurocentric.”
In a movie clip released to The Post, Allen joins a roundtable discussion with fellow comedians about how the PC culture is hurting comedy.
Actor Tim Allen has joined the cast of new movie aimed at disrupting the liberal and PC culture in Hollywood, on college campuses and in comedy.
Allen’s “Last Man Standing” sitcom was canceled last year and outraged fans believe ABC pulled the plug because the family comedy highlighted conservative values. ABC denied it was over politics.
Allen has signed onto the docudrama “No Safe Spaces” that’s expected to hit theaters in the fall.
Fellow comedian Adam Carolla and conservative radio show host Dennis Prager are making the movie to promote free speech at a time they say the entertainment industry, media and college campuses too often shut down or blackball controversial viewpoints.
“Nothing kills comedy quite like people who are constantly offended,” Carolla told the Post. “It’s impossible to be funny if we’re not allowed to poke fun at each other and that’s what’s happening with a new generation of people who seem to be offended for a living.
The growing political correctness and intolerance at Canadian universities will be challenged in a Toronto courtroom, this Wednesday, January 24.
Kevin Arriola and Alexandra Godlewski are taking the Ryerson Students’ Union to court for having refused to allow the Men’s Issues Awareness Society (MIAS) to be a campus club.
Founded in 2015, MIAS seeks to raise awareness of the fact that men experience higher rates of suicide, homelessness, workplace injuries, and failure in school. A large portion of this student club’s members are women, including its current president, Sarah Hafizi.
The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) is funded by mandatory fees, paid by students like Kevin, Alexandra, and Sarah. From these compulsory dues, RSU provides over $180,000 per year to student groups. Only recognized campus clubs can access these funds. Club recognition from RSU is extremely important, not only to obtain funding but to engage fellow students through advertising and campus events, such as sponsoring speakers and debates.
RSU recognizes over 80 different student groups, for example “Students for Justice Palestine” and “Students Supporting Israel.” While RSU can be commended for tolerating opposing views on the conflict in the Middle East, this tolerance does not extend to those who disagree with radical feminist ideology.
So what inspired Rectenwald, a former self-declared “longtime communist” and “ex-leftist,” to crusade against the screeching menace of campus leftism?
Michael Rectenwald — the PC-bashing, “deplorable” New York University professor behind the Twitter handle @antipcnyuprof — is suing NYU and four of his colleagues for defamation, alleging that he was subjected to a campaign of ostracism and harassment when he criticized campus political correctness.
Rectenwald’s suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, alleges that current and former NYU faculty members used official email distribution lists to defame him in May of 2017, calling him a “right-wing misogynist,” an “asshole” and “Satan” in messages sent to over 100 NYU faculty and administrators.
When contacted by The Daily Caller, John Beckman, New York University’s chief spokesman, brusquely dismissed the allegations. “The suit is without merit,” Beckman stated.
Posted onJanuary 12, 2018byifnm|Comments Off on Twitter Leaks: Employees Describe Extreme Social Justice Warrior Climate at Tech Giant
Twitter has sprung a leak.
In several exclusive interviews with Breitbart, former employees of the company reveal a company dependent on celebrities, hostile to free speech, and silently fuming at President Trump’s continued dominance on the platform. It corroborates the recent Project Veritas exposé of a platform that is hopelessly biased and committed to censoring non-progressive voices.
Our first source, who, like the others, wishes to remain anonymous, described how the company rapidly abandoned its commitment to free speech after former CEO Dick Costolo was replaced by Jack Dorsey, who the source described as “the definition of a social justice warrior.”
The majority of Twitter’s management, says the source, believes the leftist idea that “hate speech is violence.” They “absolutely” believe in the idea that “abuse scares people off the platform,” and that certain types of speech “silence” other speech.
According to the source, Twitter’s Trust & Safety and Legal departments (distinct from the Trust & Safety Council, which is made up of left-wing advocacy organizations), are “more tolerant of free speech than you might think,” but later adds that social justice warriors like Anita Sarkeesian still probably have direct access to Twitter’s upper management.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart