The Bookworm Beat 8/30/17 — leftist insanity of the day edition

The Leftist insanity never stops, whether it’s “black white supremacists” or the effect of climate change on anything and everything. Phew!

I’ve been taking care of family matters, so I haven’t had the chance to read anything today, let alone write anything. Thankfully, Wolf Howling sent me a fascinating email summing up his take on the day. Here’s what he wrote:

Blacks who don’t toe the line are inevitably savaged — by the radicalized blacks — as Uncle Toms, but The Root (run by Harvard victim studies prof Henry Louis Gates Jr.) has taken it a step further, labeling Charles Barkley of all people a white supremacist. The article is short . . . and deserves a read:

That is identity politics taken to the extreme. It’s also something that Dave Chappelle ridiculed years ago (see videos at the bottom of this post).

Two profs did a study finding that middle class 1950’s values (sans racism and sexism) made for the most stable society — i.e.,

Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectful of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime

For that, they are being treated to a vitriolic criticism (for their white supremacy of course), denunciation and calls for their disciplining that comes right out of the Maoist handbook. It is horrifying in its implications. Powerline carries the response of the professors to their public shaming, pointing out that their critics are long on labels, woefully short on facts.

As bad as the Texas flooding is, and as quick as the Progs have jumped on the “THIS IS ALL CAUSED BY DEADLY CLIMATE CHANGE!!!!!!!!” bandwagon, the reality is that this type of flooding in Houston is not unprecedented. In 1935, the flooding was actually 16 feet higher than it is today. Moreover, the only thing unusual about this storm, just as in 35, is that the storm has stalled over Houston. It is a horrendous event, but it is not proof of climate change.

On a related note, I’ve said many times before that if Trump does not explain the fraud at the heart of climate science, he will prove only a speed bump. Tim Ball, at WUWT, opines that explaining the corruption and fraud is the easy part; it is convincingly explaining the motivation by those who corrupt the science is hard. I think the motivations are varied, as I laid out in the post I wrote low those many moons ago. Ball opines that it all started with European politicians who wanted to impose socialism, and used global warming as a tool.

And lastly, this one had me laughing out loud, as it perfectly captures how insane our culture has become. This one just pegs the irony meter: “Colleges with overly restrictive speech codes, such as ‘hate speech’ policies, could be at risk of lawsuits from students with Asperger’s and similar conditions, a professor argues in a recent op-ed.” I still chuckle reading that one.