The Woke mob acts like a bunch of insufferable lunatics. We know this. But it isn’t because radicals are stupid. It is because they are trying to bully, scream, name-call, cajole and cancel their way to more power.
This means destroying the norms of the good old US of A. You see, in lib la-la-land, it’s not enough to live in the strongest, freest, fairest,nation in the history of mankind with a large, prosperous middle class and relatively peaceful politics.
No, we need to emulate failed socialist basketcases, because this time some unknown magic will happen and we won’t become disposable serfs of a despotic regime that is presided over by corrupt fat cats.
So, therefore, all aspects of Americana and intellectual diversity falling outside the parameters of progressive orthodoxy must be canceled. Here are the 7 Wokest things the left has tried to do to cancel America in just the last few weeks.
Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head, literally a plastic toy potato, is becoming ‘gender neutral,’ Hasbro announced.
“Hasbro is dropping the honorific ‘mister’ from the ‘Mr. Potato Head’ brand, renaming the shapeshifting plastic spud to the gender-neutral ‘Potato Head,’ CNN gleefully noted.
Toy Story watchers will note that there is a Mrs. Potato Head, but she wasn’t canceled. Will the Woke Mob come for Toy Story next? When will it end?
There are some who suspect that a transgender Biden adviser may be behind the move: Dr. Rachel Levine.
— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) February 27, 2021
Meanwhile, CNN’s talking Mr. Potato Head had to weigh in. Here Stelter is opining in a video mash-up.
“There’s no time for potato heads.” Well, at least no time for Mr. Potato Heads.
Earlier this week, progressives cooked up a kooky conspiracy theory about CPAC conservatives having designed their stage to look like a Nazi rally. Leftists exploded after TMZ wrote a story filled with insane speculation, because of course they did.
CPAC Stage Design Looks Similar to Nazi Symbol Used by SS Platoon https://t.co/pRvn2Hgr4Z
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 27, 2021
It supposedly bore a resemblance to something few Americans have heard about: The Odal rune.
Snopes decided to fact check the idiotic theory and decided it was “unproven.”
i mean i agree im just glad snopes is on the case. pic.twitter.com/hp0tyQSbkF
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) February 27, 2021
It is important to note that “fact checkers” will often label an accusation conservatives are making “false” if it lacks proof (or even if it’s true, in some cases), but if it is a left-wing driven conspiracy theory, they will just call it “unproven.”
Radicals pounced on the fringe conspiracy theory to try to cancel Hyatt (but they simply wanted to punish Hyatt for hosting conservatives to begin with).
Are you okay with Nazi symbols being used on your properties?
Because if you fail to speak out & do something about this immediately, I’ll be sure to no longer patronize any of your properties ever again. #CPAC2021 #CPACstage #CPACNazi pic.twitter.com/beFauYAMwO
— Sari Beth Rosenberg (@saribethrose) February 27, 2021
Official @Hyatt statement saying they are just fine with Nazis displaying nazi symbols in their property.
— Ben Jackson (@BJacksonWrites) February 27, 2021
So, with that in mind, maybe TMZ has some questions to answer?
tHeY'rE nOt EvEn HiDiNg iT aNyMoRe! pic.twitter.com/O8b51u5Hbh
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 27, 2021
Hyatt originally issued a sane statement that aggravated the radical left. But since there seem to be no corporations with any sense of sanity or decency anymore, they retracted the statement and instead suggested that conservatives love Nazis.
“When we learned that CPAC 2021 stage design had been compared to a symbol of hate, we promptly raised this concern with meeting organizers who strongly denied any connection to such symbols,” it continued. “Had we initially recognized the potential connections to hate symbolism, we would have proactively addressed it prior to commencement of the event.”
The Nazis would be proud of these leftists.
Dr. Seuss, who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904, was literally ‘canceled’ on his birthday.
“Six Dr. Seuss books — including “’And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street’ and ‘If I Ran the Zoo’ — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday,” the AP reported.
“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press.
The other books are “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
This is the supposed “racist” imagery in the books (try not to laugh):
In “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” an Asian person is portrayed wearing a conical hat, holding chopsticks, and eating from a bowl. “If I Ran the Zoo” includes a drawing of two bare-footed African men wearing what appear to be grass skirts with their hair tied above their heads.
These are merely cartoon depictions of people from different cultures. They are not inherently racist depictions. But the Woke left is determined to insist that they are to drive home the point that they are free to project their racist beliefs onto anything they see. Maybe they just don’t like seeing non-white people?
In any event, as the New York Post reported, “one of Dr. Seuss’ stepdaughters insisted” that “the world-famous children’s author was no racist.”
“There wasn’t a racist bone in that man’s body — he was so acutely aware of the world around him and cared so much,’’ Lark Grey Dimond-Cates said of her late, stepfather, who wrote under the name Dr. Seuss.
One thing is for certain: Today’s Woke cancel mob is far more racist than Dr. Seuss will ever be.
“It was only a matter of time before the protests came for ‘Paw Patrol.'” Thus began an unironic NY Times story about the lovable children’s cartoon getting the cancel treatment. This is how the NY Times draws an insidious picture about the cartoon:
“Paw Patrol” is a children’s cartoon about a squad of canine helpers. It is basically a pretense for placing household pets in a variety of cool trucks. The team includes Marshall, a firefighting Dalmatian; Rubble, a bulldog construction worker; and Chase, a German shepherd who is also a cop. In the world of “Paw Patrol,” Chase is drawn to be a very good boy who barks stuff like “Chase is on the case!” and “All in a police pup’s day!” as he rescues kittens in his tricked-out S.U.V.
But last week, when the show’s official Twitter account put out a bland call for “Black voices to be heard,” commenters came after Chase. “Euthanize the police dog,” they said. “Defund the paw patrol.” “All dogs go to heaven, except the class traitors in the Paw Patrol.”
It’s a joke, but it’s also not. As the protests against racist police violence enter their third week, the charges are mounting against fictional cops, too.
If you first thought this was satire, sadly, it’s not. If only these yapping cancel chihuahuas’ bark was worse than their bite.
As Tim Pool pointed out on Twitter, the left seized onto a fake conspiracy theory about Cracker Barrel to push a cancel culture narative that is nothing more than a crock.
“Last week, a viral tweet from a leftist activist on Twitter declared that Cracker Barrel, a favorite Southern roadside eatery had a history steeped in racism,” Pool wrote at the Washington Times.
“According to the post, which received more than 21,000 retweets and 41,000 likes, stated the following: ‘Cracker was a slang term for whip. That’s why blacks called whites crackers, from the crack of the whip. A cracker barrel is a barrel that held the whips for sale at the country store. You see the whip going from the R to the K [in the logo]? Racism in your face!!'”
No… ignorance in your face. Pool points out that the revisionist branding caught fire on social media, with very few people stopping to question if the smear was actually true.
“At least 41,000 people believed this post — maybe more — when in reality, the term ‘Cracker Barrel’ was first used in 1916, and was the name for barrels full of soda crackers that were sold in country stores,” Pool points out. “The disinformation shared by the initial tweet predictably wasn’t given a notation by Twitter or Facebook ‘fact checkers’ who regularly ‘fact check’ tweets from conservatives for their opinions.”
That’s because the smear fit the leftist playbook. As far as the “narrative checkers” are concerned, it checks the box of dividing the country based on horsecrap.
Mike Lindell has put a giant target on himself by vocally proclaiming that there was voter fraud in the 2020 election. He even went a step further by putting together a presentation called “Absolute Proof” that is popular on the right that argues the 2020 presidential election was far from ‘free and fair.’
OFFICIAL LIST OF RETAILERS WHO HAVE DROPPED MYPILLOW 🚨
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) March 2, 2021
In the aftermath, a slew of channels and retailers ‘canceled‘ My Pillow. Much like Lindell’s pillows, SJWs are so soft.
It’s gotten to the point that deranged leftists think the way to even the playing field is for African-Americans is to no longer have to learn math. If this seems ‘kinda racist,’ you’re right. It is.
Jason Rantz discussed the initiative being spearheaded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s pretty much a safe bet that whatever Gates is involved in is not good for Americans, or the world, for that matter. This is yet another case.
“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is bankrolling a group of activists who believe math is racist,” Rantz writes. “A group of fringe educators have compiled a six-part toolkit offering an ‘integrated approach’ to developing an ‘anti-racist math practice’ viewed through a social justice lens. It chides the ‘concept of mathematics being purely objective’ as ‘unequivocally false.’ It argues focusing on the ‘right answer’ to math equations is an example of white supremacy.”
It needs to be underscored that these charlatans are arguing that blacks and whites literally interpret mathematics differently. This is what racism of the ‘poor kids are just as bright as white kids‘ variety looks like.
“A core belief of the toolkit is that students of color interpret and use math differently than white students.,” Rantz continues. “If you teach students of color the ‘right’ way to do math, you are reinforcing white supremacy culture.”
“It allows the defensiveness of Western mathematics to prevail, without addressing underlying causes of why certain groups of students are ‘underperforming,’ a characterization that should also be interrogated,” the text warns. “It also presupposes that ‘good’ math teaching is about a Eurocentric type of mathematics, devoid of cultural ways of being.”
Western Civilization was built on science and math. Perhaps that is the exact point. If you want to undo the foundations of our civilization, attack science and math. STEM scores by underprivileged minorities be damned.
And you can damn well bet that when Bill Gates was running Microsoft, he used “actual math” (or as these loons call it, “white supremacist” math) to make sure that computers were built as well as possible, the software more or less had the rights 0s and 1s, the orders and shipments were placed correctly, and the profits came rolling in.
By funding this race-based initiative, Bill Gates is only condemning himself.
The beloved brand Aunt Jemima found itself in a sticky situation last year when the Cancel Culture mob finally came for her. Now, she is getting a complete makeover to appease the Woke police.
“Aunt Jemima is getting a new name, new logo and new look after announcing that it would be dropping the brand name following criticism that it featured a caricature of a Black woman that was a racist stereotype,” ABC reported.
“The new name — Pearl Milling Company — is an homage to the original mill built in 1888 that began making the self-rising pancake mix in 1889.”
Their new brand is bland. Kind of like the pancake mix.
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show, a beloved, iconic children’s show that was also adored by millions of adults, is getting the “warning” treatment from Disney Plus. Because Disney basically ruins everything.
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” Disney Plus’s warning reads. “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now.”
Disney’s disclaimer adds: “Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together.”
As the BBC reported, the disclaimer “has been added to each of the episodes for different reasons, including one where Johnny Cash sings in front of the Confederate flag.”
Long-time fans of the Muppet Show had plenty to say about the leftist muppets labeling the show.
Paused Muppet Show at a weirdly zeitgeisty time. pic.twitter.com/pbLmtGMnvm
— Parker Simmons (@parkerrsimmons) March 3, 2021
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