Charles Cooke of the National Review interviewed a real daisy at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park (rated PG-13):
While I was first watching the video, it occurred to me that the woman is an unhinged, leftwing version of my mother.
The Telegraph published a story last month about the latest trend to prevent “racism” in children: “Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in nuseries, expert says.” I could not justify putting the story in the “politics” and “anthropology” categories. It simply does not rise above the level of absurd humor. Among the guidelines from “equality experts” (the Orwellian titles of British bureaucrats are quite loathesome):
From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children’s books, witches have always dressed in black.
But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism.
Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades.
Another staple of the classroom - white paper - has also been questioned by Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity. . . .
Finally, staff should be prepared to be economical with the truth when asked by pupils what their favourite colour is and, in the interests of good race relations, answer “black” or “brown”.
The measures, outlined in a series of guides in Nursery World magazine, are aimed at avoiding racial bias in toddlers as young as two.
According to the guides, very young children may begin to express negative and discriminatory views about skin colour and appearance that nursery staff must help them “unlearn”. . . .
“The advice is based on an “anti-bias” approach to education which developed in the United States as part of multiculturalism.” America, the exporter of pop culture filth and academic diarrhea! At least, a significant minority of Americans despises the idiocy. Where is the fight in the Motherland? Have they all rolled over for these crazy bastards?
I would like to dismiss the “equality experts” without comment, as they deserve nothing but contempt, but suffice it to say that “darker” colors have a negative association primarily because of night. Witches, monsters, and bad guys tend to be portrayed as dark because the night is when “bad things happen.” A lone, dark road, a grisly alley at twilight, and the shadowy world under a little boy’s bed are dangerous places. Where there is no light, there is the unknown, and frightening and dangerous elements thrive in such dimensions. Let the insane meddlers attempt to blot out the sun to equalize all times of day lest “darkness” continue to have especially negative associations!
This is not a great insight. This is common sense. One has to be perverted with much nonsense, passing as “education,” for such obviousness to become elusive.
Moreover, when will negroidally focused “minds” realize that race has little to do with “color.” Colors are useful, conventional tags for sets, from sports teams to packaged food varieties to human groups. Yet, the color named is not what designates the group; color signifies but does not decide group boundaries. Nonetheless, the not so brilliant folks that populate “African Diaspora” departments are so obsessed with “color” that they ignore the reality by being so fixated on the sign.
I recently discovered John Safran’s Australian antics, and I find his comedy interesting and funny. I especially like his John Safran versus God series, where he, an apparently lapsed Orthodox Jew, explores various aspects of the world’s religions. His segments on Mormons are enjoyable. In the first, Safran attempts to pitch a movie idea—xtreme Mormons—to L.D.S. filmmakers.
Safran also lets the horse out of the barn in examining Magic Masonic Mormon Underpants:
You may also see what happens when Safran knocks on doors in Salt Lake City to spread the bad news of atheism. It is a bit obnoxious, but so are strangers who interupt family dinner, I suppose. More clever is Safran’s “The Pope versus the Dalai Lama”:
You learn a bit more about Tibetan Buddhism than you need to know.