A few quick links and an open thread

Victorian posy of pansiesAn unexpected errand is calling me out of the house in a few minutes. Until then, some quick links:

Harvard is now mandating that all students entering its Kennedy school of government must take an official class telling the whites that they’re unduly privileged and everyone else that they’re victims of this privilege. (I know that’s not what the course description says, but it’s what’s going to happen.) Does anyone find it amusing that this is happening at the Kennedy School of Government? The Kennedys, after all, have been for decades the most decadent example of privilege in America.

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Kurt Schlichter has the perfect antidote for this “privilege” insanity, and it’s not anger or retreat — it’s in-your-face pride and humor.

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Of course, this new world of white privilege sounds the death knell for acts of anarchic genius such as Blazing Saddles. When I saw it in England, I was the only one laughing, because I was the only one who got the American/Yiddish jokes. Were you to show it in a theater now, people would be afraid to laugh.

Gotta run. More later.

Wednesday morning round-up (and Open Thread)

Victorian posy of pansiesTo President Obama, the American military isn’t about defending America against her enemies. After all, why would he want to do that? Our chickens are coming home to roost and we deserve what’s coming to us. Instead, per Obama, our American military is all about addressing victim identity within America’s own borders. Obama’s been carrying out that project very successfully, too. ┬áThe result of his efforts is that old-fashioned troops who actually think the military’s job is protecting our country — and who dislike the Left’s frantic attempts to fix something that, insofar as its primary purpose is concerned, wasn’t broken — are bowing out, with the Navy leading the way.

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Bless his heart (and I mean that without any sarcasm): Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has pointed out, as did Dennis Prager, that racism isn’t the only issue involved in the Donald Sterling kerfuffle. Sterling’s privacy rights were grossly violated, which is an issue that should concern every American.

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Apparently the catch phrase at America’s finest institutions, at least if you’re white, is that you have to “check your privilege at the door.” One white university student has issued a polite, fact-filled Eff You to the racist (against whites) PC police.

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And lastly, three images that caught my eye:

It took me a millisecond too long to see what the Nazi on the right held in his right hand.  Murder is easy if you're an antisemite.

It took me a millisecond too long to see what the Nazi in the background held in his right hand. Murder is easy if you’re an antisemite.

Al Gore loved his "frog in boiling water" analogy.  It's certainly correct when it comes to Americans and the rising fuel prices the MSM ignores.

Al Gore loved his “frog in boiling water” analogy. It’s certainly correct when it comes to Americans and the rising fuel prices the MSM ignores.

But let's remember that, in America, there are still good people and for that we should be grateful.

But we can’t let ourselves forget that, in America, there are still good people and for that we should be grateful.