March 31, 2013

Politically correct conundrums

Two items came to my attention these past few days the exemplify the Catch-22 diversophiles and the denizens of political correctness put themselves in. First, from the Big Apple:

“I'm Muslim and I believe 110 percent in Sharia law.”

“You know what happens in Islamic countries? You know what happens to the gay people, correct? They're beheaded,” the caller said. “I'm going to fight as hard as I can with all my Muslim brothers and sisters to make Sharia law in the United States.”

“So people should be beheaded for being gay? Come on, this is America,” host Maria Milito complained.

“You're anti-Muslim?”

“I'm not anti-Muslim,” Milito asserted.

“You're anti-Muslim if you are saying that about my religion.”

You see? You are an Islamophobe if you oppose the beheading of homosexuals ... merely for being homosexuals. What is a "progressive" devotee to PC to do??

Next, a couple of "progressive" twins are featured in the Washington Post to argue that mass shootings are a white (male) cultural problem ... and they don't want to talk about it:

Imagine if African American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we’d have political debates demanding that African Americans be “held accountable.” Then, if an atrocity such as the Newtown, Conn., shootings took place and African American male leaders held a news conference to offer solutions, their credibility would be questionable. The public would tell these leaders that they need to focus on problems in their own culture and communities.

But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room.

There is so much that is plainly ridiculous about this I don't believe I could fit it all in one post. Just read the article and guffaw. And keep in mind the byline of the authors' own website:

Harriet and Charlotte are consultants, authors, and college faculty who have researched, written, and spoken about issues related to social and political change for more than two decades.

Ah yes -- "social and political change." Enough said.

Ace, as you might expect, has a field day:

That first paragraph is very nearly self-refuting. A couple of Newtowns worth of people, almost exclusively African American people, die on the streets of gun control-loving Chicago every month, yet the media flood the authors suggest would happen simply hasn't. I wonder why that is ... ?

He then points out this chart and says "Looks to me like (a) the black homicide rate dwarfs the white homicide rate and (b) the gap is greatest where gun control is most strict." And this is probably the best comment regarding Ace's commentary.

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