This is not the diversity you’re looking for

UMich student gov MANDATES attendance at ‘Students of Color’ events RTWT, but this struck me as disingenuous (the vote was 25-2 with three abstentions): “It is a bit ridiculous to mandate cultural curiosity,” representative Edwin Mui, one of the three individuals who abstained from voting, told Campus Reform. “As U-M students, we should already have… Continue reading This is not the diversity you’re looking for

DeGaulle’s grave: explosion imminent

From the Wall Street Journal:France's top law-enforcement official was convicted Friday of making racist comments and ordered to pay ... [about 3,000 Euros] ... to an antiracism group. Mr. Hortefeux [Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux] was caught on camera last year making what sounded like anti-Arab remarks... A video circulating on the Internet showed Mr. Hortefeux… Continue reading DeGaulle’s grave: explosion imminent

Content Canada

Canadian freedom takes a step forward by allowing a foreign corporation to sell books from Canadian soil. I'll bet you never thought this had been prohibited, but for Amazon to Open Center in Canada is a big deal:The decision is the biggest departure yet from Canada's long-standing policy that "cultural" industries like book and music… Continue reading Content Canada

Let us forget

Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11Sadly, that headline is neither fanatic nor fanciful. RTWT9/11 is to become the "National Day of Service," so we will no longer focus on external danger or the 3,000 who died. 9-11 is a past crisis which must be wasted away by Presidential edict.Despite this attempted revisionism, 9-11 will remain a… Continue reading Let us forget

‘Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?"

There was a time when Christian religious leaders could remember that Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” There was a time when honor lived in Canterbury, but we're apparently a long way past Thomas Becket: Sharia law in UK is 'unavoidable'The Archbishop of… Continue reading ‘Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?"

Lessons from Canada

TOC has long pointed out that the United States can profit from observing the consequences of Canadian social experiments. Prominent among these precautionary tales have been socialized medicine and gun bans. Another example is official multi-culturalism. Canadian immigration policy has been to reject the "melting pot," assimilationist approach in favor of a multi-cultural "mosaic." Official… Continue reading Lessons from Canada

Unbearable offense

Read The Whole Thing. Mark Steyn: 'No offense' is no defense:...East is east, and west is west, and in both we take offense at anything: Santas saying "Ho ho ho," teddy bears called Mohammed. And yet the difference is very telling: The now-annual Santa lawsuits in the "war on Christmas" and the determination to abolish… Continue reading Unbearable offense

Decline and Fall

TOC has noted Theodore Dalrymple only once before: Mendacritocracy - Government by herds of accidental liars?. Obviously, this is not frequently enough.Please see Cultural Confidence at David Thompson for more Dalrymple.The following extract might be of interest. It’s from a speech given in May by Theodore Dalrymple, titled The Paradoxes of Cultural Confidence. Dalymple touches… Continue reading Decline and Fall

Entitlement derangement syndrome

James Taranto, of the Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal.com, reports on some socio-economic unrest in India:A Wacky Caste of Characters"Enraged mobs from one of India's myriad lower castes blocked roads with fiery barricades, stoned police and battled rival castes across a wide swath of northern India for a week," the Associated Press reports from Gurgaon. They're… Continue reading Entitlement derangement syndrome