Something I only just noticed. This piece of lunacy seems to have been a British invention last year:
The student union at Manchester University in England voted last week to ban clapping and whooping in favor of more inclusive “jazz hands” to pacify anxiety-prone students.
The University of Manchester Students’ Union voted Thursday to use jazz hands, or the BSL (British Sign Language) sign for clapping, instead of traditional clapping and cheering at its sponsored events, the union’s newspaper, The Mancunion, reported.
“This union notes that since 2015, the National Union of Students (NUS) has been using British sign language (BSL) clapping (or ‘jazz hands’), as loud noises, including whooping and traditional applause, can pose an issue for students with disabilities such as anxiety or sensory issues,” the motion read, The Guardian reported.
It seems to have spread to the USA, and to the Democratic Socialist Party convention, according to Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn. I wonder if the Democratic Party (assuming it’s a different party) will adopt the same practice? I won’t be at all surprised if they do.
And if “loud noises” pose “issues” for students with “disabilities”, and result in clapping and whooping being banned. then it won’t be long before any number of other loud noises will also be banned.
Like amplified musical instruments. Or amplified speech. Or singing or shouting.
No Smoking. And now No Clapping.
All this morning’s news seems a bit deranged.
Remainers are plotting to drag the Queen into a political crisis by demanding that she sack Boris Johnson if he refuses to step down in the event he loses a confidence vote in Parliament.
Dominic Grieve, the former attorney general, was on Tuesday accused of being behind plans under which the monarch would be asked to remove the Prime Minister should he refuse to bend to the will of the Commons.
Insiders said the MPs plan to use a parliamentary procedure known as a Humble Address, which would entail asking the Queen to write to Mr Johnson, dismissing him from office.
Why do they think that Boris Johnson might refuse to resign if he loses a vote of confidence? It hasn’t actually happened yet. Do they really think it might happen? And, furthermore, do they think that the Queen could remove him if he did? How would she do that? Would she ride on a horse to 10, Downing Street, and say, “Go away, Boris”? And what if he also refused to do what the Queen told him?
What-if, what-if, what-if. All these hypothetical, what-if questions.
From Rush Limbaugh: Apparently Donald Trump condemned white supremacy in a speech yesterday, and now he’s being condemned as a white supremacist:
So Trump mentions white nationalism, and that’s the green flag to the media that starts the race. Every damn one of them now is talking about Trump as a white supremacist and saying, “He didn’t mean it! He’s just trying to cover up for his white supremacy.”
It was an excellent speech denouncing white supremacy. Now the Democrats are blasting him! The very same Democrats who demanded that Trump denouncing white supremacy are the ones now denouncing Trump for denouncing white supremacy. They’re now practically saying that Trump’s denunciation of white supremacy proves that he is a white supremacist!
These people are seeing things that are not there. They’re projecting onto Donald Trump something that he isn’t. They’ve collectively allowed their imaginations to overwrite reality. Isn’t that the definition of madness?