Callout culture. The quest for purity. Privilege theory taken to extremes. I’ve observed some of these questionable patterns in my activist communities over the past several years.
-Frances Lee, Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists
If “the revolution devours its own,” as the saying has it, then anti-gentrification activists in Boyle Heights, a heavily Latino district just east of downtown Los Angeles, have been feasting.
They have greeted liberal artists and hipsters with racial taunts, vandalism, boycotts, and mask-wearing demonstrators.
-Kay S. Hymowitz
Portland Antifa Attack Fellow Counter Protester
Carrying American Flag
Liberal, Crime, Hate, Violence, Incompetence, Funny, Oops, Assault
Antifa protesters in Boston accidentally turned on one another over the weekend, when one protester attacked a man simply because he looked like he could be a Nazi...
The Boston protester was hardly the first to be mistakenly identified as a member of the alt-right. An innocent Arkansas engineer was falsely accused of being a Nazi following the Charlottesville, Va. rally earlier this month and became a target of doxxing and online harassment.
Earlier in the year, a University of California, Berkeley student wrote in the New York Times that they witnessed a left-wing protester attacking a man in a suit, assuming he was a supporter of alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. In reality, the victim was a Syrian Muslim.
Democrat, Liberal, Government, Funny, Regulation
Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process.
Construction on former President Barack Obama’s center was to start this year. However, the Obama Foundation says it now plans to break ground for the half-billion-dollar project sometime in 2019.
Before the presidential center can be built, the federal government will review its impact on Jackson Park. The park on the city’s South Side is on the National Register of Historic Places. The project’s environmental effects will also be analyzed. Any adverse effects must be resolved before construction is allowed.
Liberal, Funny, Racism, Oops
Left-wing writers are taking the victim narrative to a new level this week, decrying “straight black men” as the “white people of black people.”
In a column for The Root's “Very Smart Brothas,” writer Damon Young accused straight black men of having the “type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness.” Black men, while victims of the white man's oppressiveness, are the oppressors of the nonheterosexual/male black person.
Left-wing liberals who are opposed to the identity politics developments on the left increasingly find ourselves accused of being right wing, referred to as “right wing” and scornfully urged to admit that we are right wing by identitarian lefties.
No. Because that is not true.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Character, Misogyny, Smears, Feminism, Sexism
Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal dropped the endorsement of a gay Democratic group after one of DuVal’s close supporters used the “C word” to describe a female Democratic lawmaker.
Robert Rowley, leader of the LGBT-oriented Democratic political organization Stonewall Democrats, recently wrote “Cunt” underneath a Facebook photo of Arizona state Rep. Catherine Miranda.
Democrat, Liberal, Character, Funny, Oops
Secretly recorded audio of Clinton speaking at a private, February fundraiser was released late Friday night. In it, Clinton can be heard referring to Sanders’ “lost generation”, as she called them.
“Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement,” she told her audience.
There has been much animosity between these groups with the radicals accusing the liberals of being half-measure sell-outs and the liberals accusing the radicals of being delusional Utopians.
Democrat, Liberal, Election, Character, Fraud, Socialism, Corruption
A class action lawsuit alleging the Democratic National Committee worked in conjunction with Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign to keep Bernie Sanders out of the White House has been raging on in the courtrooms for months on end...
Jared Beck, a Harvard Law graduate and one of the several attorneys who filed the suit against the DNC and its former chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz, wants retribution for donations made by supporters to the Vermont senator's campaign, citing six legal claims of the DNC’s deceptive conduct, negligent misrepresentation and fraud. The DNC violated Article 5, Section 4 of its own charter by working with a single campaign to effectively choose who would win the Democratic ballot, the attorneys stated in the suit.
A Memo To Liberals
From Your Friends, The Communists
Funny, Narrative, Oops, Gay, Islam
Parkasa, a hard-line Muslim group in Malaysia that touts around 700,000 members, is joining another Muslim group in Indonesia, Muhammadiyah, in calling for the boycott of Starbucks.
Almost 30 million people belong to Muhammadiyah, the second-largest mainstream Muslim organization in Indonesia. They have denounced the popular coffee chain over the company’s former chief executive’s past praise for the gay community. Both organizations want Starbucks’ operating license to be revoked because the stance goes against Islamic teachings.