"My pants? On fire? No--why do you ask?"
"It is one of those laughs that starts out as a laugh but ends up like he [the
government bureaucrat] got hit in the stomach halfway through. It’s the first
assault on his dignity. So he breaks into his shit-eating grin, this is always
phase two. Why do so many [white] bureaucrats, deans, preachers, college
presidents, try to smile when the mau-mauing starts? It’s fatal, this smiling.
When some bad dude is challenging your manhood, your smile just proves that he
is right and you are chickenshit—unless you are a bad man yourself with so much
heart that you can make that smile say, “Just keep on talking, sucker, because
I’m gonna count to ten and then squash you.”"--Tom Wolfe, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, 1970
Jazz Shaw: When a newspaper apologizes for publishing an accurate headline
"(Fox): “Gunman targeted whites,” read the lead story headline in the Commercial Appeal, a member of the USA Today network. The headline was accurate, as Dallas gunman Micah Xavier Johnson explicitly talked about wanted to kill white police officers before he was eliminated via robot bomb.
That didn’t stop protestors from gathering outside the paper’s office in downtown Memphis on Wednesday to express their displeasure, some holding signs that read “Black Lives Matter.”
Commercial Appeal editor Louis Graham quickly apologized after meeting with the protestors, and wrote an editorial titled, “We got it wrong.”
In case you’re feeling as if you must be missing something here, you didn’t. That was essentially the entire story. The shooter told law enforcement as a direct quote that he wanted to kill white people, particularly white cops. Nobody coerced the statement out of him. He just put it out there for the world to digest. The Commercial Appeal in Memphis ran a short headline stating exactly that fact. And then the Black Lives Matter protesters showed up outside their offices, so the editor – Louis Graham – quickly ran to his keyboard to issue a full throated apology for printing something which he again noted was factually accurate as part of the retraction." .......................
Let the Mau-Mauing begin. And don't kid yourself, it is just the beginning once you cave in to the mob. Self-Editor Louis Graham of The Memphis Commercial Appeal goes Full Grovel:
"In my view the headline was so lacking in context as to be tone deaf, particularly in a city with a 65 percent African American population."
Because there are black facts and white facts. To his credit, the editor promised to never, ever print any pesky facts again.
Here; let me fix that Daily Kowtow headline for you;
“Gunman targeted whites; masked President to hijack memorial service, turning it into Black Lives Matter Kangaroo Court"
Where's my Pulitzer?
UPDATE: We need some true Truth for a change. This just in from our Ace Reporter Clare Herbert Woolston:
Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
All are precious in His sight,
Jesus loves the little children of the world.
Updated Update: Thomas Lifson on the recantation and humiliation of the editor:
"Political correctness has attained a level of institutional power today in the United States that it can justifiably be compared with the totalitarian brainwashing efforts seen in Mao Tse-tung’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (also known as "fundamental transformation"). ...I met a prominent Chinese scientist finally able to travel to the USA, who had been denounced, tortured, and imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution for his crimes of having a PhD from an American university and being dedicated to scientific truth instead of political doctrine. I will never forget the broken man talking about he had been made to confess his crimes in front of a howling mob. Things have not come to this point in the US, I realize, But the mechanism of self-criticism is the same. By affirming something that is known to be untrue, the subject loses control of his own will, surrendering something of the soul."
Quoting Dalrymple: "When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control."
Related: Connecticut officially redefines all language dealing with “gender”
In othered words, 'If you don't use all the words we just made up last week, your a "genderist" criminal.'
Here's a word for them: ThoughtNazis. And PervPolice. Hey--I can make up words, too!
Just in my lifetime, governments have gone from banning perversity to imposing it.
This will not stand in Jesus' Name, Amen.