Take 3

Cancel culture scalps another of its own.  Walter Mosley, highly successful author of crime fiction, with more than a few screen plays under his belt as well,  tells a true story in the writer’s room, a story of a conversation he had with a cop a few years ago and the officer used the N-word.  Later he hears back from human resources that somebody has complained about him because it made them uncomfortable.  They don’t want him fired, but they want HR to make sure he knews he was bad.   He resigned, and I don’t blame him.  It was really a nasty little thing to do, tattling to HR.  Mosley’s father is AFrican American and his mother is Jewish.  He says:

“Mosley wrote that he is unaware who complained about his use of the word. “There I was, a black man in America who shares with millions of others the history of racism. And more often than not, treated as subhuman,” he continued. “If addressed at all that history had to be rendered in words my employers regarded as acceptable.”

“There I was being chastised for criticizing the word that oppressed me and mine for centuries. As far as I know the word is in the dictionary,” said Mosley. “As far as I know the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence assure me of both the freedom of speech and the pursuit of happiness.”

Incidentally, in his story the cop also used the word ‘paddies’ for Irish Americans, but nobody cares.

A very informative read on Britain and Brexit- written from a pov favorable to Brexit.  Fascinating little tidbits on English history as well:

“In Britain as elsewhere in the world, the struggle has been unleashed by innovations in administration that have arisen since the Cold War. These shift power from electorates and parliaments to managers of information, inside government and out. From thousand-year-old constitutional ideas to five-year-old ones. From habeas corpus to gender identity. Because it was Britain that did the most to construct the ideal of liberty which is now being challenged, Brexit clarifies the constitutional stakes for the world as nothing else.”

CNN is really a disgrace.  They created a graph purporting to show the top six Democrat candidates from the Quinnipiac poll- only it’s a lie.  Andrew Yang polls at 3% and he isn’t on their top six list at all, probably in order to make space for the much beloved by the media Beto O’Rourke, who only has 1%.  I guess they hate Asians.

Note- that’s about a week old, and CNN fixed it after people made a big enough fuss about it. But this isn’t a one-off thing. The media is constantly pretending he doesn’t exist, sidelining him, ignoring his campaign completely- MSNBC posted a graphic supposedly of all the Dem candidates and they left out Yang but included a guy who hadn’t even qualified.  NBC had a page with graphics and info on 16 or 17 Dem candidates- in August they just quietly removed Yang.  Recently they put him back because people noticed. It’s unconscionable.  This isn’t mere bias, it’s a blatant agenda.

I have no intention of voting for Yang, but this is just one more example of the dishonest and manipulative nature of our media.

 

 

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