Thursday, November 12, 2015

Diversity Thursday

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have been watching this week nothing that should be a surprise to those who regularily suffer through Thursdays with me each week.

The Diversity Industry, Social Justice Warriors and their ilk live to feed their own insecutities and hate by. They have jobs and PhD dissertations to justify. They have power to grab - but more than anything else, they want to take out their own self-loathing on others ... and keep a paycheck.

On campuses, a captive an easily manipulated student body are the perfect cannon fodder for their campaign of self-promotion.

The more our society in general becomes a more inclusive place, the harder they drive to split people apart, to keep hate alive. They lie, they create their alternative universe of perception and promote their Potemkin villages.

They must be continually exposed. They need to be opposed. You can not placate them. They will continue to expand and dominate institutions. They will not be sated. When you give them space, they only want more. One thing they cannot survive however, is light and fresh air.

They have wrapped themselves in the words and titles of once honorable struggles, but they have morphed them in to totalitarian movements focused on power.

They will do all they can do destroy that which gets in their way.

As we have documented through the years, our Navy budget feeds this industry of sectarianism and division.

If you think people like Melissa Click and her toxic world view are only peddling their socio-political worldview at civilian institutions - you could not be more wrong.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Karyn Sproles
Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at [redacted]
Subject: Safe Spaces Workshop Dec 11
To: [redacted]

The Center for Teaching & Learning will hold the next Safe Spaces Workshop on Dec 11, 2015 from 0900 to 1200 in Nimitz 122
The Safe Spaces Program is a visual network of support for the GLB community. Its primary mission is to create a safe, more inclusive environment on campus and encourage networking among faculty, staff, and students. The workshop provides an opportunity to examine assumptions about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and allied people and explore the impact of heterosexism and homophobia. All interested faculty, staff and midshipmen are invited to attend.

Places are limited and reservations are required. Reserve your space at:

Karyn Z. Sproles, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
US Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402

What great academic background does Karyn bring to USNA? Well, she has a book out, Desiring Women: The Partnership of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, you can google the rest.

So, we are going to create a Gay, Lesbian, and bisexual networking group for faculty, staff, and students. As social structure based around sexual desire that includes faculty, staff, and students? By all means, let's further encourage division and cliques. What could go wrong?

Those poor Midshipmen. They are having to deal with this after a visit by, well ... bask in it;
Biden visited the U.S. Naval Academy Monday as his first stop on a tour to promote the "It's on us" public awareness campaign, a White House task force initiative urging students to get more involved in sexual assault prevention. This week, he will also visit Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and Morehouse College in Atlanta.

"'No' means 'No,' whether in the street or in your bed," Biden said to midshipmen before leading a roundtable discussion with a few select students, faculty and staff. "Proceed from there. It is a crime, it is rape or assault, period."

The Naval Academy had 23 reports of sexual assault during the 2013-2014 school year, the most since the Department of Defense began reporting on sexual misconduct at military academies nearly a decade ago. Meanwhile, an anonymous survey found fewer midshipmen on the Yard experienced unwanted sexual contact and harassment. Academy officials have interpreted the increase in reports, coupled with the survey findings, as a positive shift: Students may be feeling more comfortable speaking out about sexual misconduct when it occurs.
saying it was a "matter of honor" not to tolerate sexual harassment and assaults within the military.

In his remarks Monday, the vice president elaborated on that point, pressing midshipmen to stand up for others and choose to intervene rather than be a bystander. Biden reminded the students that without consent, sexual contact is a crime.

Often the abuse, he said, is not about sex but power. Midshipmen who will one day serve as military officers must recognize they have a responsibility to protect the men and women with whom they serve, Biden said, including against sex crimes that may occur within the ranks.
"Sexual violence is the only equal opportunity employer," Biden said. "It occurs in the wealthiest communities and the poorest communities. It occurs on campuses with the highest SAT scores as well as the lowest SAT scores. It occurs in campuses where you do not wear a uniform and where a uniform is worn."
Hmmmm. Something in this article gave me pause.
"Midshipman 2nd Class Shaquil Keels sits on a national student board for the "It's on us" campaign. Keels said he decided to engage in the issue for personal reasons. During his junior year in high school, he said, a close friend told him a teacher had sexually assaulted her."
Wait ... that that was what, no more than five years ago? No, less than that. Based on this article, it would have been three years ago in 2012.

There is a story of action that needs to be told as a benchmark in how to hold abusers accountable. When did he go to the police? I would love to hear the details about how the school system responded to such an assault and that lessons can be brough in from that.

If not, ummm, is this teacher still at Randolph Techical High School? Was this ever reported to the school? Would the Philly police like to know about a pedophile in the teaching profession? I don't think the statute of limitations is up. 

Oh for the love of Pete. The Salamander underground is in a tizzy. Some day I am going to have to introduce all ya'll to each other.

As I am typing this out, this gets slipped under the door. Well, Biden was at USNA on Monday, eh? That was the 9th. Well, lookie what the USNA PAO put out on the 6th.

As for the timing - we all know how long it takes to put something like this together.

Just ponder that.

Keep it up. Keep letting this socio-political cadre grow.  Let them continue to justify their paychecks by smearing the reputation of your MIDN and encouraging those prone to persecution complexes. We know where that leads.

The farce at Mizzou and Yale? It will come to Annapolis. Annapolis is better than that, and our Midshipmen and their Navy deserve better.

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