Wal-Mart has come out against Arkansas’ new religious freedom bill. Guess I’ll be doing a lot more shopping at the Dollar General. Why can’t these corporations and other entities (like NASCAR) just shut up and mind their own business? Sam Walton is likely rolling in his grave. I don’t know if Sam Walton was a personally pious man, but he was no lib.
This is some pathetic PC caving. Issuing a preemptive statement condemning a perfectly legit law. In fact, this law should be a no brainer.
NASCAR is disappointed by the recent legislation passed in Indiana. We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our sport and therefore will continue to welcome all competitors and fans at our events in the state of Indiana and anywhere else we race.
Hopefully this will tick off NASCAR’s Red State base. If NASCAR IS disappointed with Indiana, hopefully NASCAR’s fans will be disappointed with it for it’s absolutely craven PC behavior.
You seriously cannot make this stuff up.
Imagine, if you can, the unholy furore that would erupt if a white male author penned an article where he implored his readers to put a complete ban on buying books by black, Jewish, gay or even female authors.
A lynch mob of social justice warriors would hound the author into obscurity, forever condemning him as a racist, homophobic, misogynistic pig who had no right to a public voice, let alone a publishing deal.
Yet the same thing is happening right now in reverse, as a growing online voice is imploring readers to stop buying books written by white, heterosexual men.
Netanyahu is complaining about foreign influence in his election.
Ha ha … ha ha ha … bhaaaa ha ha …
That takes some serious nerve and/or lack of self-awareness.
Any of y’all familiar with Henry Dampier? (I don’t know if that is his real name.) He is a neoreactionary. I don’t think paleoconservatism is synonymous with neoreaction, but there is a lot of overlap because both are premised on the rejection of liberalism (in the modern and original sense). Some neoreaction, like some of the alternative right in general, is hostile to Christianity, but not all of it is and not all ax grinds about the issue. The reason I’m recommending Dampier is because he writes clearly and well, and he is always thoughtful.
Here is his blog. Give it a look.
And I would like to draw your attention to this post on why he writes. I agree. While I harbor no grand delusions that I will succeed, I write because I want to change things. Or more specifically, I want to contribute to the public conversation in a way that steers it, however slightly, in our direction. Just sitting around naysaying everything does no one any good, especially the naysayer.
I also agree with the encouragement that we need to live what we write. Our example may well end up having more influence than a 100 essays that are primarily read by the choir.
Mike’s paleo lifestyle post gets at this, and so do all the songs being posted. Get fit so you positively project an image. Listen to Outlaw Country just to spite Blue Staters.
If there is, I don’t know what it would be.
Turns out feminists don’t always take kindly to male feminists speaking out for them. I think the model is suppose to be that a feminist says something or makes a stand and all the male feminists are supposed to nod and proclaim “Yeah, what she said!” from the background like the good little yes men that they are. (Hmmm… that model sounds familiar.)
Poor wittle Vivek Wadhwa now has his feelings hurt because the women he thought he was speaking out for are telling him to shut up and go away. What motivates people like Vivek to publicly emasculate themselves like they do? Is it some perverted sense of justice? Is it just a good gig? So some entrepreneurial type sees an opening like gender diversity training and consulting and exploits it? Does he think it is going to get him laid? I’ve got news for you buddy. High value women don’t go for male feminists. They go for manly alpha males. The only women who go for male feminists are feminists who have to settle.
This kind of thing (How dare a man pretend to speak for us!) is evidence that feminism is not really about equality. It is the mirror image of the supposed traditional role of men. They want women calling the shots and men just shutting up and going along for the ride. This is why activist feminism (vs. just the idea of female equality) is full of hysterical shrews.