Some days the news just seems totally surreal.
After letting kids get sex-change surgery at 15, Oregon Democrats try raising smoking age to 21
Smoking bans are all about denormalising smoking. And sex-change surgery seems to be all about denormalising sexual identity. In both cases, an attempt is being made to construct a new reality.
But why does anyone want to construct a new reality? What was so bad about the old reality, in which boys were boys, and girls were girls, and everyone smoked? Conversely, what’s going to be so good about the new reality, in which boys are girls, and girls are boys, and nobody smokes?
Students at Evergreen State College – a school notable for its far-left politics and its preference for measuring students’ performance with “narrative evaluations” instead of grades – have seized control of their campus and are reportedly seeking hostages following a confrontation with a biology professor who objected to a planned demonstration that asked white students and faculty to voluntarily leave campus for a day, the Washington Times reports.
The protest began Tuesday morning when an angry mob of SJW’s confronted Professor Bret Weinstein after he had sent an email to faculty and staff explaining his reasoning for opposing the demonstration.
Now, Weinstein’s reportedly been told to avoid campus because his safety is at risk.
Weinstein’s brother Eric said:
“There’s something sort of ‘Twilight Zone’ about one of the most thoughtful commentators on race, at one of the most progressive schools in the country, getting called a racist.”
How come Weinstein got interviewed by Tucker Carlson on Fox News?
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot:
First, there were the body language battles. Trump is well known for his efforts to dominate male interlocutors with a firm handshake, often accompanied by an arm wrench: notable victims include the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who survived a 19-second power grip in February.
In Brussels on Thursday for meetings with EU and Nato leaders, he was trumped by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, whose smile and squeeze – reporters present described “knuckles whitening” and “faces tightening” – were so fierce that Trump was forced to yield.
The rematch came at Nato headquarters after lunch, when Macron pointedly embraced German chancellor Angel Merkel, and shook hands with several other heads of state, before finally turning to Trump – who jovially pulled the Frenchman’s arm half out of its socket.
We’re living in the Twilight Zone.
It wasn’t some sort of a fantasy fiction. It was a documentary.
Seth Rich, anyone?