The Right to Pray
Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former Washington high school football coach who ho was put on leave for praying at the 50-yard line after his team’s games.
The case pits First Amendment rights to free speech against the separation of church and state, and the high court’s ruling could pave the way for fewer restrictions on religious liberty in schools.
In a 6-3 ruling the court sided with former coach Joseph Kennedy, who was put on leave when the school said that his prayers violated the separation of church and state.
The Supreme Court’s 6-3 vote to overturn Roe v Wade caused a lot of overreaction. Some people are setting up “underground railroads” to transport birthing people from states to restrict abortion to those who will legally kill your baby right up to the moment of birth. They can use an above-ground railroad.
The Smithsonian Museum has a new cautionary note on its website:
“Objective thinking, self-reliance, and planning for the future are among the signs of whiteness that have permeated throughout American culture.”
I’d mark that as true. So what? But the Smithsonian says that it’s bad.
Aspects of whiteness and white culture include an “emphasis on the scientific method,” which involves “objective, rational linear thinking,” “cause and effect relationships,” and “quantitative emphasis,” according to a graphic created by the museum.
Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022
I hope people understand the game being played with the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 proposed by senate democrats.
They’re establishing the foundation for ideological purges in the security state.
It establishes an “inter-agency task force” to probe “white supremacist and neo-Nazi infiltration of the uniformed services and federal law enforcement agencies”.
As most anyone who has been focused on the culture war which has been waged for the better part of 20 years can tell you, linguistic manipulation is one of the primary weapons of intersectional authoritarianism.
They have the power to exert this force through corporate media and punditry. We have a supreme court Justice who cannot define the word woman for instance. The “everything’s racist” memes have been in circulation for years because as we’ve witnessed everything from math to the nuclear family has been declared racist by a priest of the new religion at one point or another.
When legislation based on a mythological premise is introduced using language that has been bastardized to such an extent that it can be used to describe anyone from Hitler to a random person supporting free speech, you’re in dangerous waters.
This is why standing your ground on language is critical and ridiculing the absurd assertions of intersectional zealots is a duty.
A Custom Message to Ivan
The Kaliningrad Conspiracy
Last week, when shipments of urea (nitrogen) and potash (potassium) were going to begin shipment from Belarus through Lithuania and departing by ship to Kaliningrad, the Brandon Administration pushed Lithuania to shut down the rail line and embargo those vital components to keep the world’s crops growing. In the process, it means cutting the supply of DEF used in diesel automobile/truck engines.
Why would the US State Department do that?
Fun with GIFs