Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts

Sunday, May 01, 2022

Hurting Conservative Feelings

Conservatives like to opine about the left and their feelings. But take a look at this press release from Governor Ron DeSantis. 

This legislation is the first of its kind in the nation to take on both corporate wokeness and Critical Race Theory in schools in one act. 

“No one should be instructed to feel as if they are not equal or shamed because of their race,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “In Florida, we will not let the far-left woke agenda take over our schools and workplaces. There is no place for indoctrination or discrimination in Florida.” 

“By signing this legislation, which is the first in the nation to end corporate wokeness and Critical Race Theory in our schools, we are prioritizing education not indoctrination,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “We will always fight to protect our children and parents from this Marxist-inspired curriculum.”

Who is shaming anyone because of their race? Is that what conservatives think when we teach the historical fact of slavery? That we are trying to shame white people?

I am fairly certain that most folks will read this and blow it off, rolling their eyes at how silly it is. But millions of Americans feel this way. And it's leading them to batshit crazy stuff like attempted coups.

Sane people need to speak out often and vociferously about how insane this is. Beliefs like this are literally destroying our country.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

He Can't Say "Climate Change"

Witness what happens when you allow Republicans to lead governments


I suppose I would be laughing along with the Democrats on the panel but this Soviet style muzzling is more nauseating than anything else.

Good Words

From a recent question on Quora...

In the old Soviet Union, people who expressed unwelcome opinions or stated unflattering truths about the regime in power, were often sent to mental hospitals. This served the dual purpose of getting them out of the way for a while, and discrediting their mental health so people were less likely to listen to them. Governor Scott is simply following in this repressive tradition. 

This behavior is typical for American Conservatives today who are waging what Jon Stewart called "a chronically angry war for ideological purity, where every aspect of life becomes a two-dimensional battle for America’s soul." Nowhere is this more evident than their rejection of science.

A chronically angry war indeed...