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June 16, 2006
Political Correctness can reach absurd levels. Early in June 2006, Canadian police arrested a group of men suspected of planning terror attacks. The group was alleged to have been Â“well-advanced on its planÂ” to attack a number of Canadian institutions, among them the Parliament of Canada, including a possible beheading of the Prime Minister, and TorontoÂ’s subway. However, the lead paragraph of newspaper Toronto StarÂ’s story on the arrests was: Â“In investigatorsÂ’ offices, an intricate graph plotting the links between the 17 men and teens charged with being members of a homegrown terrorist cell covers at least one wall. And still, says a source, it is difficult to find a common denominator.Â” Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Mike McDonell said that the suspects were all Canadian residents and the majority were citizens. Â“They represent the broad strata of our community. Some are students, some are employed, some are unemployed,Â” he said. However, there was one common denominator for the suspects that wasnÂ’t mentioned: They were all Muslims. The front page article in the New York Times (June 4), too, was a study in how to avoid using the dreaded Â“MÂ” word. The terrorist suspects were referred to as Â“Ontario residents,Â” Â“Canadian residents,Â” Â“the group,Â” Â“mainly of South Asian descentÂ” or Â“good people.Â” Everything conceivable, just not as Â“Muslims.Â”
June 13, 2006
Bryan Singer, the film's gay director and responsible for The Usual Suspects and the first two X-Men movies, compounded the anxiety last week by describing Superman Returns as a "chick flick about a superhero seen from a woman's perspective, with qualities you'd want in a husband". The woman is Lois Lane, played by Kate Bosworth.
I've avoided commercials and previews for Superman Returns because I want to go in fresh. But this article about how metrosexual Superman is certainly has me nervous. They better not have messed with my Man of Steel.
And look at all the money wasted! Man. Nicolas Cage got $27 million for nothing? Ugh.
Ask yourself this question: what reason is offered for us to accept the analysis of the Jersey Girls about what's wrong with our response to 9/11? Why listen to them, instead of (for a wild example) Big Lizards?
The only reason put forward is that 9/11 "tore our families apart and destroyed our former lives."
I recommend reading the whole post to understand Dafydd's argument.
June 12, 2006
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