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December 07, 2021

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Jen

Speaking of which, he’s doing it for the students, you know.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

David

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Ah, but you see, it’s “a place for them, by them,” while clearly being all about him and entirely his idea, and entirely dependent on his preferences on any given day. So, sometimes it’s full drag, and sometimes just big earrings and wacky tart shoes. I somehow doubt that any pupils or parents who find this educator’s behaviour, shall we say, distracting or not entirely reassuring, will be indulged anything like as much as he expects to be.

Our “non-binary” educator also claims that a quarter of his school’s intake is “LGBTQ,” which seems, to say the least, rather implausible.

David

Presumably, parents are supposed to believe that their children will feel, and be, “safe” spending five days a week under the authority of a lying, cross-dressing narcissist.

See also this, which seems not entirely unrelated.

sH2

I somehow doubt that any pupils or parents who find this educator’s behaviour, shall we say, distracting or not entirely reassuring, will be indulged anything like as much as he expects to be.

The 'oppressed' have never had it so good.

pst314

Speaking of which, he’s doing it for the students, you know. And he sometimes turns up to class in full drag. To make it a “safe space.”

TomJ

On La Sultana, Comrade Fawkes has more

[+]

wacky tart shoes

Band name.

[+]

"he/they
teacher-in-drag
BLM"

🤡

David

🤡

Apparently, the way to make gay kids feel comfortable in class is to have their male teacher parading around in frocks, big earrings, and prostitute shoes, which he just so happens to enjoy doing. Because, obviously, that’s what all gay kids aspire to.

pst314

big earrings and wacky tart shoes

I take it that his idea of feminine attire is a street whore.

pst314

The dishonesty, I mean.

I see so many photos and videos of un-masked politicians and other members of the ruling class that I am forced to speculate that they are consciously rubbing our faces in the fact that they can do anything they want while we must kneel to their every whim.

David

I take it that his idea of feminine attire is a street whore.

His idea of femininity is, as so often, both lurid and rather limited. But I’ll leave that one to the ladies.

I suppose it’s a question of whether you think schoolchildren should be compelled to participate, daily, as a captive audience, in a teacher’s gender-bending psychodrama. Complete with beard, make-up, and ‘fuck me’ hooker shoes. And rambling about how tiresome all those straight people are. You see, what matters is that he gets to “look how I wanna look” during office hours, on other people’s time, while teaching other people’s children, and while supposedly setting an example of adult behaviour. And, luckily for him, farcical self-indulgence is just so woke, baby.

“I’m here to recruit you,” quips he.

Well. I’m not a parent myself, but if I were, I imagine I’d not be keen.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

To make it a “safe space.”

Related, a couple of San Francisco rozzers are booted from a "restaurant".

The police officers were seated, but shortly after, the "staff felt uncomfortable with the presence of their multiple weapons."..."Our restaurant is a safe space – particularly for queer and BIPOC individuals."

Now I know we 'Merkans poke fun at full English breakfasts around here, but as this restaurant claims to specialize in breakfast, they have raised the bar on pretentious twee nonsense, so you lot over there feel free to mock back.

A happy ending, though, the owners said the popo are welcome, "when they are off duty, out of uniform, and without their weapons."

I am sure that will come in handy when the flash mob gets a hankering for some hash browns with Latvian sauerkraut and chrysanthemum tea.

pst314

“I’m here to recruit you,” quips he.

I have noticed, over the last four or five decades, that the Official Truth about sexual orientation swings back and forth between nature and nuture depending on what is politically expedient.

Alice

and while supposedly setting an example of adult behaviour.

That.

Steve E

But Certainly Bold

What gets me is how paralyzed we've become as a society that we allow these solopsistic jackweeds to practice their sociopathic behaviours with impunity...on our children. These are the same types who lecture us about democracy and tolerance. They'd never survive in a true democracy because the majority of people disapprove of their behaviour. Hey if you want to dress up in women's clothes while doing the housework or the shopping, knock yourself out. The minute you cross the threshold of that classroom with the intent to twist young minds you'd better put your agenda behind you. Shame on the schools for allowing this to happen.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...practice their sociopathic behaviours...

"Turn your head and cough". (Safe link, NSFW tweet screen shot)

Don't look it up, seriously, this is nothing more than an inguinal hernia check, and neither are they a thrill to receive, or to perform and, if done incorrectly, can actually cause injury, but trans wymxn are real wxmyn and biology doesn't matter, or something.

Joan

I suppose it’s a question of whether you think schoolchildren should be compelled to participate, daily, as a captive audience, in a teacher’s gender-bending psychodrama.

That. And the answer is no.

David

That. And the answer is no.

Ah, but he must be indulged, you see, on grounds that a male teacher parading around the classroom in clownish make-up and women’s clothes, his beard offset with stiletto heels – which he just happens to enjoy doing - will somehow create a “safe space” for gay schoolchildren. All of whom, apparently, want to grow up to be a narcissistic cross-dresser with terrible taste.

As someone who was once a gay schoolboy, back in a darker, more primitive age, I have to say, the sight of my chunky, rather stern German teacher striding about the classroom in Joker makeup and five-inch stilettos would not have been particularly affirming, no matter how many Pride flags he waved about while doing it.

pst314

Ah, but he must be indulged

Perhaps we should make a safe space for people like him. In Mozambique maybe.

Squires

Cluster Bs are gonna Cluster B.

David
“You’ve been using that word a lot.”

One more time. Lefties project.

David

A small update on our self-involved educator. If you question his behaviour, you’re a “homophobe” and “not so nice people.” There being no other variables, you see, nothing else to consider. And note the use of the children as a rhetorical shield.

pst314

And note the use of the children as a rhetorical shield.

Thus making them both target and shield.

David

Thus making them both target and shield.

Or, “If you find my narcissism and lack of professionalism tiresome, it’s because you hate gay people.”

I’m paraphrasing, of course. But only just.

David

Much as when Laurie Penny is mocked for saying something stupid, and then immediately invokes “sexism” or “misogyny,” as if she were The Living Incarnation Of All Womanhood.

ComputerLabRat

If you question his behaviour, you’re a “homophobe” and “not so nice people.” There being no other variables, you see, nothing else to consider. ... Much as when Laurie Penny is mocked for saying something stupid, and then immediately invokes “sexism” or “misogyny,” as if she were The Living Incarnation Of All Womanhood.

This. They hide their ghastly behavior and horrid inner selves behind these -ist and -phobe shields, and currently those are holding well, because most people are still afraid of being accused of witchcraft and the resultant burning at the stake. Although there might be tiny cracks forming in the shield if the BLM types and the trans mafia types keep pouring it on as thick as they have been.

Darleen

"My students were upset."

Sure they were.

David

Sure they were.

I’m inclined to wonder how they heard about his sorrows, or imagined sorrows, if not from him. Thereby once again making himself the centre of attention.

He’s supposed to be teaching Spanish, by the way. When time permits, presumably.

WTP

They get away with this crap because good people..."good" people tolerate it. Like the "female" Penn swimmer who is breaking all the school and conference records. If the women *** swims against would simply refuse to participate in the farce, it would eventually have to go away. But they won't. They are willing participants in their own degradation. These students have less of an option than the women swimmers but if the culture can't even stand up to that absurdity, what hope is there? Ah, but none of this is happening because I was told repeatedly through the years by people who somehow "knew" these things that these things would never happen. I was being ridiculous by even thinking such things were possible.

Squires

Thus making them both target and shield.

Basically gay Yasser Arafat.

Which is just Yasser Arafat.

Daniel Ream

If the women [he] swims against would simply refuse to participate in the farce, it would eventually have to go away. But they won't.

For many of these women, the sports scholarships are the only way they can afford to attend university. They don't have to take first, but they do have to compete. If they quit the team they have to drop out.

That said, I have no sympathy for the little darlings. Women's college athletics have been using lawfare against colleges for decades to force them to provide scholarships and funding for sports no one watches or cares about. And that's just part of the larger problem of colleges expending huge amounts of money and energy on sportsball instead of academics.

If they wanted to go to college, they should have studied.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

But they won't. They are willing participants in their own degradation.

Or not. I have friends with a kid on a full athletic ride, no play, no pay.

Dropping out or quitting only to be replaced by a more woke dupe vs. putting up with this nonsense in a sport with nigh zero professional happy ending is a choice between Scylla and Charybdis and not exactly what one would call "willing".

WTP

For many of these women, the sports scholarships are the only way they can afford to attend university. They don't have to take first, but they do have to compete. If they quit the team they have to drop out.

Dropping out or quitting only to be replaced by a more woke dupe vs. putting up with this nonsense in a sport with nigh zero professional happy ending is a choice between Scylla and Charybdis and not exactly what one would call "willing".

While I understand you do agree with me in general, these are both gator-arms answers. Like it's either swimming or prostitution. Because that time spent in the pool and dry land, 2-3 hours a day or more at serious college level, 1-2 hours at least if you're casual about it, simply could not be applied to a job bringing in a couple hundred bucks a week, even without the whoring thing. Because most decent swimmers come from impoverished backgrounds. You know, pick-up meets and race challenges at night down at the municipal pool with Corn Pop and Joe The Incontinent.

And it's not like they have to quit the team. Just organize themselves and refuse to swim the three or four events (limit three in my day) this guy is in. Dare the University to cancel them. Make an issue of it if necessary. Stand for something. If you can't stand up to something this insignificant what are you going to do when lives are on the line? Wait...I think I already know...which is why we are where we are.

Daniel Ream

a choice between Scylla and Charybdis and not exactly what one would call "willing".

Choices have consequences. If your friends' kid is sensible, he's using the athletic scholarship to fund an education in something lucrative and useful (i.e. not "kinesiology", "rec & leisure", "rocks for jocks", nor any of the other fake degrees colleges use to hide where their true priorities lie) in which case it doesn't matter how much of a dumpster fire the athletics program is.

pst314

Dare the University to cancel them. Make an issue of it if necessary.

Make it personal. Name and shame. Keep up the personal pressure. One of the right's recurring errors is "playing nice": The left doesn't play nice, and being nasty is part of how they get so many concessions. And being nice to actual enemies is a losing strategy.

Farnsworth M Muldon

Make it personal. Name and shame. Keep up the personal pressure.

Much as I agree with the concept, we are not talking about a cash cow like football or basketball, they are probably not going to roll over and play dead for the non-woke women's golf team.

ccscientist

What this guy is doing is grooming, encouraging kids to become gay. Also, it is aggressive, using force. Teachers should in no way be forcing kids to listen to their teacher's sexual preferences. If it makes a gay kid "safe" it makes a bunch of straight kids gag. But I don't care if he was straight--if he talked about sex in class he should be fired.

WTP

Much as I agree with the concept, we are not talking about a cash cow like football or basketball, they are probably not going to roll over and play dead for the non-woke women's golf team.

The pressure on the university itself, financially, is not the point. The point is the spectacle of this guy, and presumably his female teammates who granted would not be likely to cave, swimming alone. Deprive the cheater(s) of victory. Make sure there's video of the event and make sure it gets distributed to the proper non-woke media. Either way, refuse to play their cheating game. A sick-out is another, though wimpier and thus far less effective strategy, but still better than playing their game. It's simply not a sport as it is.

pst314

Much as I agree with the concept, we are not talking about a cash cow like football or basketball

I was thinking of more personal pressure: Mobs of angry people invading the administrators' offices to disrupt their routines and make them nervous. Random public confrontations. Flyers left in their neighbors' mailboxes. Denunciations couched in the most condemnatory fashion to impugn their character. Names and faces on every internet screed. If the left can do such things, then so can we. And it's not like these administrators are good people who deserve to be treated with kid gloves...

ComputerLabRat

One of the right's recurring errors is "playing nice": The left doesn't play nice, and being nasty is part of how they get so many concessions. And being nice to actual enemies is a losing strategy.

I agree wholeheartedly, but I'm not sure the right is ready to fix that particular error, considering what happened to the last guy on the right who tried that. He realized how the left plays the game, and gave it right back - played according to their rules. I'm not sure who hates him more - the left or the right.

pst314

I agree wholeheartedly, but I'm not sure the right is ready to fix that particular error...

I'm afraid you're somewhat right, although note that Trump did get near half the votes in 2020.

...He realized how the left plays the game, and gave it right back - played according to their rules.

Maybe someone who played it with a little more finesse? Trump did seem to make a lot of mean tweets that reflected more on him that his target--such as that one about someone throwing like a girl.

Jacob

I have to say, the sight of my chunky, rather stern German teacher striding about the classroom in Joker makeup and five-inch stilettos would not have been particularly affirming, no matter how many Pride flags he waved about while doing it.

That.

David

That.

But it’s a strange conceit – one might say perverse - and seemingly common among woke educators. The idea that being a gay adolescent means you must therefore feel some kind of affinity with self-absorbed cross-dressing educators, just as you must be affirmed by the prospect of small children being read to, and twerked at, by drag queens - a remarkable number of whom turn out to be registered sex offenders. As if these things were role models and objects of kinship. As if being lurid and grotesque, or mentally ill, would be an obvious aspiration. A way to feel good about oneself.

It is, I think, a little odd.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

OK, it is Gawker, but still...

For better or for worse, Ridley Scott’s new film House of Gucci is a major step forward for Italianx representation.

Next up we find that firing the Cuomos is apparently a hate crime because they are actually BIPOC.

ccscientist

Farnsworth points out the irony of anti-italian bigotry that was pretty intense and vicious. Italians were classified as Not White for a long time. One of the last major lynchings was 8 italian men in New Orleans. Do they get to talk about their trauma? Do they get any victim points? hahahah no

pst314

More than 40 camels disqualified from Saudi Arabia's beauty pageant for receiving Botox injections and other cosmetic enhancements

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Well this is certainly an Orwellian twist.

Neman’s publisher Granta told The Guardian that as a protagonist, Julia “understands” Orwell’s fictional world of Oceania “far better than Winston and is essentially happy with her life,”...
ccscientist

Retelling of 1984: no sense of irony, as they start rewriting and destroying history. And see that as a noble enterprise. yikes

Farnsworth M Muldoon

And see that as a noble enterprise.

Julia will be published after Granta releases Newman’s new novel The Men – in which every single person with a Y chromosome vanishes from the world...

How original.

This same nut wrote "Western Lit Survival Kit: How to Read the Classics Without Fear" in which she apparently "deconstructs" real literature from the Greeks to the 20th century with "entertaining plot summaries", and "insights into author's minds". I am sure she has that latter one nailed as she imagines herself to know Orwell better than Orwell.

Regardless, I hope Orwell's estate enjoys whatever Imperial Dollars they got for giving the green light to this mess.

ccscientist

If you are "afraid" when reading the classics, and fail to grasp that literature of the past was written in a very different world, then I feel sorry for you.

Elsa
Two of the unanswered questions in Orwell’s novel are what Julia sees in Winston, and how she has navigated her way through the party hierarchy...

https://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100021.txt

She had no memories of anything before the early sixties and the only person she had ever known who talked frequently of the days before the Revolution was a grandfather who had disappeared when she was eight. At school she had been captain of the hockey team and had won the gymnastics trophy two years running. She had been a troop-leader in the Spies and a branch secretary in the Youth League before joining the Junior Anti-Sex League. She had always borne an excellent character. She had even (an infallible mark of good reputation) been picked out to work in Pornosec, the sub-section of the Fiction Department which turned out cheap pornography for distribution among the proles. It was nicknamed Muck House by the people who worked in it, she remarked. There she had remained for a year, helping to produce booklets in sealed packets with titles like 'Spanking Stories' or 'One Night in a Girls' School', to be bought furtively by proletarian youths who were under the impression that they were buying something illegal.

... She had had her first love-affair when she was sixteen, with a Party member of sixty who later committed suicide to avoid arrest. 'And a good job too,' said Julia, 'otherwise they'd have had my name out of him when he confessed.' Since then there had been various others. Life as she saw it was quite simple. You wanted a good time; 'they', meaning the Party, wanted to stop you having it; you broke the rules as best you could. She seemed to think it just as natural that 'they' should want to rob you of your pleasures as that you should want to avoid being caught. She hated the Party, and said so in the crudest words, but she made no general criticism of it. Except where it touched upon her own life she had no interest in Party doctrine. He noticed that she never used Newspeak words except the ones that had passed into everyday use. She had never heard of the Brotherhood, and refused to believe in its existence. Any kind of organized revolt against the Party, which was bound to be a failure, struck her as stupid. The clever thing was to break the rules and stay alive all the same. He wondered vaguely how many others like her there might be in the younger generation people who had grown up in the world of the Revolution, knowing nothing else, accepting the Party as something unalterable, like the sky, not rebelling against its authority but simply evading it, as a rabbit dodges a dog.

pst314

If you are "afraid" when reading the classics...then I feel sorry for you.

Except that most of them are only pretending to be afraid, as a ploy to purge everything they don't like. So rather than feeling sorry for them, I loathe and despise them.

pst314

Why does this remind me of today's liberals?
Children of families like Dalliu’s were not allowed higher education by the Communist regime and were assigned to jobs in mines and other heavy industries.

WTP

Italians were classified as Not White for a long time. One of the last major lynchings was 8 italian men in New Orleans. Do they get to talk about their trauma? Do they get any victim points?

I have (had?...nah, probably still have...meh, who knows anymore) a good Italian friend whom I have been trying to tell this to for many, many years now. He simply refuses to acknowledge the fact that Italians are not white. I point to Roman emperors with names like Africannus Scorpious or some such but he refuses to believe me. He insists that's some kind of bug. I say, "Look at your skin, look at mine", nothing. I go, "All y'all got brown eyes"...I get the death stare. Especially after a few beers.

I could send him this article from the NYT but he would still deny it because NYC is not in NJ ("No matter what they say" he says) and I doubt has ever even held a copy of the NYT. Meh...what can I do? Live and let live, I suppose. Sad.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

point to Roman emperors with names like Africannus Scorpious...

I assume you mean Scipio Africanus whose name has nothing to do with his race, but the Africanus being essentially an honorific tagged onto his name (Publius Scipio) after having kicked Carthaginian behinds in Carthage.

The name has as much to do him being "African" as Montgomery of Alemein has to do with Monty being Tunisian.

ccscientist

Not to pile on (ok, yes I am) but in Roman times North Africa and Carthage in particular were mostly greek colonies. Even today, they aren't particularly "black".

Of course, my original point was that everyone was at some point oppressed, exploited, enslaved. In Roman times the Brits were rather barbaric, and the scots very much so. Later the romans got their butts kicked and were rather oppressed.

WTP

I assume you mean Scipio Africanus whose name has nothing to do with his race, but the Africanus being essentially an honorific tagged onto his name (Publius Scipio) after having kicked Carthaginian behinds in Carthage.

You're Italian, aren't you? Fess up. I can tell these things.

in Roman times North Africa and Carthage in particular were mostly greek colonies. Even today, they aren't particularly "black".

And in modern times, who did Italy invade? Ethiopia. Who invades Ethiopia? Africans. Am I the only one here who's ever cracked a history book?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

You're Italian, aren't you?

That's Italianx, to you, you un-woke cracker racist.

pst314

You're Italian, aren't you? Fess up. I can tell these things.

You're just messing with us. :-D

More seriously, back in the 19th Century people talked (at least informally) about "the English race", "the French race", "the German race", and so on.

pst314

The BBC's Top 100 Women of the Year, a list. Now with extra snark.

Bad News Quillan

Obligatory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3yon2GyoiM

--Bad News

pst314

David, can you explain this mystery? :-)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

David, can you explain this mystery?

Might explain the spelling.

pst314

Might explain the spelling.

Those Welsh highway signs gave me PTSD. Worse than when I flew an SR-71 in Nam, dogfighting MiG's. :-D

During the hey day of the Bermuda Triangle craze, I saw a paperback that claimed to have found a geometrical pattern of such triangles circling the Earth. Very amusing.

WTP

Those Welsh highway signs gave me PTSD. Worse than when I flew an SR-71 in Nam, dogfighting MiG's. :-D

Impossible. I used to bulls-eye womprats back home in Beggars' Canyon...They're not much bigger than 2 meters.

WTP

In my T-16. Did I forget to mention my T-16? I had a suh-weeeet T-16. Chrome exhausts with the four barrel flux capacitor and a Moon multiplex demodulator. Ah, good times, good times.

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