Category Archives: Political Correctness

March 12, 2017

Politically Correct Juries

Justice Kennedy’s new racial standard to overturn verdicts.

For 250 years U.S. law has protected jury verdicts from being overturned due to juror misconduct or bias. A liberal Supreme Court majority has now carved out an exception for racial bias, and in an ill-defined way with no limiting principle that is likely to damage the jury system.

After a Colorado jury convicted a Mexican man of sexual harassment, two jurors signed affidavits that a retired police officer on the jury had expressed racial animus during deliberations. The juror was reported to have stated that “nine times out of 10 Mexican men were guilty of being aggressive toward women and young girls,” among other slurs. The defendant’s counsel sought to overturn the conviction based on racial animus but was denied by the trial judge.

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a trial by an impartial jury, and the legal system affords numerous protections against juror bias and misconduct. Jurors can be screened for bias prior to selection. The judge and counsel can discipline juror misconduct during the trial, and jurors may report on their peers before a verdict is rendered. Any single juror’s bias can also be policed by 11 others.

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March 8, 2017

Pt 3: Freedom Of Speech/Political Correctness: Question/Answer – Jordan B. Peterson (Video)

This is Part 3 of a 3-part posting from The Speakers Action Group (http://www.speakersaction.com/), who hosted Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the bestselling The Brain that Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing (www.normandoidge.com/) and Dr. Jordan B Peterson Sunday, January 22, 2017 to speak on freedom of speech and political correctness. Dr. Doidge speaks in this first section on the history of the modernist, enlightenment ideals of the West and the recent post-modern assault conducted on those ideals.

March 6, 2017

Government Report: Islamists Building ‘Parallel Society’ in Sweden Aided By PC Culture of Silence

Aided by a politically correct culture of “tolerance”, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is secretly building a “parallel” society in Sweden by infiltrating organisations and political parties, a government report has concluded.

Surprisingly, the document takes aim at “political elites” for fostering a doctrine of multiculturalism and silence, which can help and facilitate the nefarious ends of anti-democratic organisation like the Brotherhood.

Somewhat predictably, however, the publication of such claims in Sweden – where open criticism of liberal, multicultural ideals is rare – has caused a row, with critics labelling the report “conspiratorial” and claiming it misrepresents Islam.

Published Friday, the document was commissioned by Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), part of the country’s Ministry of Defence, which is responsible for civil protection and public safety.

The paper’s authors claim the Brotherhood is working to increase the number of practicing Muslims in Sweden, encouraging tension with Secular society, and targeting political parties, NGOs, academic institutions and other civil society organisations.

They also slam the “established structure of values among the country’s political elite [which] places a high value on ‘acceptance’ and ‘tolerance’ of citizens who are in some sense different from the mainstream”.

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PC brigade declare the end of mankind: University bans lecturers from using series of phrases that could be deemed sexist

Lecturers have been banned from terms such as ‘mankind’ and ‘man-made’. A new guide also suggests the term ‘Christian name’ should no longer be used. Wheelchair bound and housewife have also been placed on the banned list. Even homosexual is seen as offensive as well as the term sportsmanship.

Lecturers have been banned from using the phrases ‘mankind’ and ‘man-made’ as part of a university’s clampdown on ‘gendered language’.

Cardiff Metropolitan University says the ‘politically correct’ words should be used to ‘promote an atmosphere in which all students and staff feel valued’.

The rules are laid out in the institution’s Equal Opportunities Policy, which warns contraventions could result in disciplinary action.

It says ‘inclusive language’ must be used throughout all academic programmes to comply with the Equality Act as gendered words could be considered discriminatory.

Other rules include using ‘forename’ instead of ‘Christian name’ to avoid offending people of a diverse range of faiths.

And staff should avoid using the phrase ‘wheelchair bound’ because it is ‘patronising and pitying’, while ‘wheelchair user’ is ‘empowering’.

The document states: ‘Should individuals consider that in the course of interaction with students or staff that this code has not been adhered to and that further action is required, there are two courses of action.

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Political Correctness – the beginning of the end (Video)

Dr. Janet Albrechtsen spoke in 2011 about the dangers of Political Correctness. She remains a voice of reason and sanity in this ultra-right and ultra-left time.

March 4, 2017

Pt 2: Freedom Of Speech/Political Correctness: Dr. Jordan B Peterson (Video)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part posting from The Speakers Action Group (http://www.speakersaction.com/), who hosted Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the bestselling The Brain that Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing (www.normandoidge.com/) and Dr. Jordan B Peterson Sunday, January 22, 2017 to speak on freedom of speech and political correctness. Dr. Peterson speaks about his experiences over the last few months and, more generally, about the consequences of the joint postmodern, neo-Marxist rejection of Western enlightenment and deeper, archetypal ideals.

Pt 1: Freedom Of Speech/Political Correctness: Dr. Norman Doidge (Video)

This is Part 1 of a 3-part posting from The Speakers Action Group (http://www.speakersaction.com/), who hosted Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the bestselling The Brain that Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing (www.normandoidge.com/) and Dr. Jordan B Peterson Sunday, January 22, 2017 to speak on freedom of speech and political correctness. Dr. Doidge speaks in this first section on the history of the modernist, enlightenment ideals of the West and the recent post-modern assault conducted on those ideals.

March 3, 2017

Lauren Southern on Milo’s Scandal and White Supremacy (Pt. 1) – Video

Lauren Southern (Host at The Rebel) joins Dave Rubin to discuss the recent Milo Yiannopoulos scandal, her views on Trump, politics in Canada, and more.

March 1, 2017

O’Reilly: ‘Americans Are Tired of Political Correctness & Left-Wing Totalitarianism’ (Video)

He argued that if Trump can follow through with his campaign promises and major policies, then the culture war will begin to go his way.

Some Americans – including many in the press – will oppose President Trump no matter what he says in his first address before Congress tonight, Bill O’Reilly said in his Talking Points Memo.

O’Reilly said that doesn’t really matter, however, because Trump will be judged on how his policies jump-start the economy, fix the immigration problem and keep Americans safe.

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February 23, 2017

The day I was accused of being racist, I knew political correctness had gone mad, writes TREVOR PHILLIPS

While our rulers seem to have all the time in the world to debate who should use which lavatory (in deference to the transgender lobby), they dismiss anxieties about overcrowded schools or doctors’ surgeries as merely a bigoted dislike of migrants.

A few weeks ago, I observed that Barack Obama’s iconic status as the first African-American U.S. President should not obscure his mixed political record.

For that, I was accused by one Radio 4 commentator of peddling a ‘racist narrative’.

As a black man and former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, you might think I would be surprised to face a charge of racism — but I was not.

For at a time when this country is crying out for frank discussion on issues such as race and sexuality, debate is being closed down because those who find offence in every-thing cry ‘racist’ or ‘sexist’.

The result — as I argue tonight in a TV programme — is that our political and cultural elite seem unable to speak plainly about things that concern many citizens.

While our rulers seem to have all the time in the world to debate who should use which lavatory (in deference to the transgender lobby), they dismiss anxieties about overcrowded schools or doctors’ surgeries as merely a bigoted dislike of migrants.

How has this come about?

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