Young Mr. Pearson is back, and gaining fame by the hour. The truth tends to do that.
A new Intellectual Froglegs!
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You have the right to be offended. I have the right not to care.
Did you not know that? That that's what America is?
That America is the right to be different from other people?
I don't see why a store run by a pious conservative Muslim can't demand that women be covered, if that's his bag, nor why a store run by a pious conservative Catholic can't also insist that women cover their shoulders, if that's his sense of what his business should be, of what should happen on property he owns.
Will there be hurt feelings when some are turned away?
And who cares?
You have not earned the right to criticize one who achieved so much in his lifetime - particularly not one who, even in the context of imperialist racism that every single European nation practiced in the 19th century, could say things like, "I could never accept the position that we should disqualify a human being on account of his color".
You have not earned that right because you have not achieved anything to set against, and be measured against, his achievements. His example inspired more than one generation, and was remembered long after his death by both black and white Africans. What example have you set by which to be remembered? Flinging excrement at statues?
It doesn't matter what color your skin is, or what your background might be, or what your aspirations are. What matters is what you achieve - and don't tell me that the lack of things of which you feel 'deprived' holds you back from achieving. That's politically correct claptrap. Good men and women in every nation, of every tribe, ethnicity, language, creed and color, have achieved great things after beginning in absolute poverty with nothing and no-one to help them. They earned the right to criticize others on the basis that they proved themselves by their deeds. You have not - at least, not yet. When you have, come and talk to me again. Until then, shut up.
The Rhodes Scholarships that Cecil John Rhodes founded have educated many of the world's leaders, including US Presidents. His philanthropy is visible in the grounds on which your university stands, which he donated, and in Rhodes University in Grahamstown. You apparently see no contradiction between deriving personal benefit from his generosity, and throwing excrement at his statue. Shame on you.
Smith said he lost his job and everything that went with it, including a $200,000 annual salary and over $1 million in stock options.
“It was taken when I lost my employment,” he told “20/20.”
After losing his home, Smith was able to find a similar position in Portland, Ore. But two weeks later, his new boss realized he was “that guy in the video,” so he lost that job, too, he said.May God forgive me, but after seeing the Left attempt to ruin peoples' lives over the slightest real or imagined offense...my sympathy level reads in the negative numbers. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
The safe space, Ms. Byron explained, was intended to give people who might find comments “troubling” or “triggering,” a place to recuperate. The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma.Emphasis mine. Congratulations, parents; you've just paid hideous amounts of money to send your supposedly adult children back to kindergarten. Don't it make ya proud?
“Just left a very hostile moment at Maynard’s in Excelsior. Owners physically pushing us and snatching signs. #BlackBrunchMN”
“The whole restaurant yelled and swore at us. A man followed us outside to keep yelling asking us if white lives matter too. #BlackBrunchMN”
Black Brunch protesters in Excelsior, Minnesota were run out of Maynard’s restaurant Sunday morning by angry customers and staff. The reaction was so swift one protester said they did not have time to take photos.
Who has abortions? For most of human history, the answer was obvious: women have abortions. Girls have abortions. Not any more. People have abortions. Patients have abortions. Men have abortions. “We must acknowledge and come to terms with the implicit cissexism in assuming that only women have abortions,” wrote feminist activist Lauren Rankin in July 2013 in truthout.com. She went on to criticize as exclusionary slogans like “the War on Women” and “Stand with Texas Women.”