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But there are just as many who are using their power, be it strength or position, to intimidate, bully, and assault women. And women have every right to be sick of it." -- Carole


I agree completely.  Why did women have to tolerate this even a little bit?  Shouldn't they have demanded respect and be treated as such decades ago?  Why now?  What is this new freedom for women?


The people are rising up against the cultural pressures that have prevented them from speaking openly.  It is part of this movement that elected Trump who shattered the PC facade and further empowered this new rise in liberty.  People hate him for it. 


I have a new hero.  A woman.  A liberal.  Her name is Lindsay Shepherd.  She is part of this new movement to a larger degree.  You can see her interview with Dave Rubin (gay liberal) here


Lindsay is a college asst prof.  She came under fire for recently going up against the PC cult left who's continued aim is to strike free speech to protect their agenda.  This agenda has been growing for decades all the while protecting bullys and abusers who also sit on top of the liberal and progressive institutions.  Hence, we now have the rise in #metoo comprised of disaffected women who had never felt free to speak out against these cultural power figures.

Some of you argue that some women are just fame-grabbing.  I say, let them SPEAK.  Things will fall out eventually and truths will be known.  Without them SPEAKING, we will never know either way.   I'd rather know the truth.  I'd rather them feel free to speak openly without any cultural oppression.


Lindsay is just one recent example.  Thousands of others are pushing back against the PC cultist institutions which, fortunately, are dying.  So, you are right.  Trump didn't just "show the way".  He just shattered the PC facade in his own belligerent and blue-collar style.  For this, I love him.  For those that love liberty, he was sent at a critical moment in time to rescue this great nation from its own cultural death.


Some will argue that it is because Trump is a bully and admitted to grabbing pussy, that this has "triggered" women to rise in revolt.  Ok, really?  So, it took Trump to show you how terrible this systemic abuse had become?  And why is this #metoo movement focusing 20 to 1 on cult-left icons?  You should find a better explanation than just more Trump-hate.  Trump is just one result of a larger movement . . . as is #metoo.


I understand the hate for Trump.  It is hate mostly from people who are/were protected by an evil and racist PC culture.  As I have said before, people who accuse people of racism and sexism are the evilest people in western society today.  These are the PC cultists and skin-tone-porn addicts . . . and need to be challenged openly in the court of public opinion.


Thank you #metoo.  Thank you Trump.


The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 20, 2017 - 5:15am
And thank you William
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 20, 2017 - 6:00am
William there are volumes to be written yet on Trump, what his victory signified, what his ultimate impact may be. I am concerned that there are too many who are placing too much hope in what is ultimately only one man. I suppose that this may be said of any who have held the office, which tells a lot more about us than it does the office.
There is a certain inartful brilliance to the man in many ways. He has assumed the role of lightening rod. I think it is actually part of his plan to put himself out there as the rabbit to flush the foxes out of the brush, if you will. He's figured out, no he has mastered, the manipulation of a self absorbed and dishonest media. Making it all about him personally all the time keeps them occupied. I suspect that there are many, myself included, who are no great fan of the man but applaud him for his evisceration of the jackals in the media
Spartacus Added Dec 20, 2017 - 9:38am
Neelon, inspiration is a funny thing sometimes.
Thanks for reading
Spartacus Added Dec 20, 2017 - 9:39am
Thanks TBH.  Great comments indeed.
Spartacus Added Dec 20, 2017 - 9:50am
I agree, TBH, it is not just one person.  This is a movement and cultural rejection of the PC religion.  I think this will become more evident moving forward as the middle ground becomes more dangerous, less populated, and people are forced to choose a side.
Dave Volek Added Dec 20, 2017 - 11:34am
The rabbit analogy was nicely stated. But I think it happened serendipitously rather than from some deliberate plan. 
The big winners in the 2016 election were the big media outlets. Left, right, and even neutral media outlets made extra profits, thanks to Mr. Trump. Money was probably siphoned from professional sports and the entertainment industry. The media are still profiting from the circus of American politics today. Maybe the next president will create a bigger circus. 
I would say that that political correctness belongs to both sides of the spectrum. Right-wingers are pretty good at drowning out voices that they don't want to be heard.
Dino Manalis Added Dec 20, 2017 - 1:38pm
Women are not afraid to speak and unite against obscenity!  Congratulations!
wsucram15 Added Dec 20, 2017 - 4:06pm
William what does this have to do with Carole?  She asked you to be polite or rather not be so rude.
This woman's situation is about the college culture and the words used on campus.  Which is an ongoing point of contention and NOT a liberal/conservative issue.  This is definitely a liability issue since many lawsuits have ensued over similar situations.
Although I agree the girl is correct, its not just a free speech topic or in your words PC neutral.  
Utpal Patel Added Dec 20, 2017 - 4:07pm
In some cases Trump shattered the PC facade.  However, overall, I’d argue Trump would do himself and the country a lot of good if he tried to be a little more PC.  Mocking the handicapped is the best example I can come up with, but there are many others.  Or do you think it’s acceptable to mock the handicap?
wsucram15 Added Dec 20, 2017 - 4:21pm
No its cool to mock the handicapped or women...its not PC
Spartacus Added Dec 20, 2017 - 8:13pm
Right-wingers are pretty good at drowning out voices that they don't want to be heard.
Do you have an example Dave?  Anything that matches anywhere close to what is happening in university and college campuses?  I can provide dozens.
In fact, you can read posts from cult-leftists here who explicitly say to not read our comments or articles.  I have never seen that from any right-wing author. 
Spartacus Added Dec 20, 2017 - 8:32pm
Utpal,  "I’d argue Trump would do himself and the country a lot of good if he tried to be a little more PC"
Well, the other side of the argument is that when people are PC, they are lying.  They are not really saying what they really think for fear of offending anyone.  But isn't that just ridiculous?  If we really were PC, we would never say anything because people, if they want, will find anything to be offended.  
Trump has said many things that make me take a second look.  But so far, I will accept his being blunt and wouldn't trade that for just another politician who is PC but is just lying their ass off.
By the way, that handicap thing . . . Trump made those same hand gestures 100 times in other speeches.  He mocks people for sure.  However, he wasn't mocking the guy's handicap.  Yet, read what you want in his gestures.  It is your freedom and right.
Spartacus Added Dec 20, 2017 - 8:52pm
William what does this have to do with Carole? 
She wrote a comment and I agreed with her.  That simple, so stop digging for shit that was never intended nor written.
Moving her & my discussion to a different article was for two parts:
I had a lengthy reply.
Secondly, you kept telling her to be quiet and stop replying to me.  I mean who does this?  Is she not an adult with her own senses?
You are simply demonstrating how deranged and hostile the cult-left have become.  To your discredit Jeanne.  
Lastly, I left off her last name because this forum didn't need to know exactly who made the comment.  I did that out of respect for her.  If she (or you for that matter) didn't care to respond, nobody would even know who (named Carole) had made that comment.
You know the funny part.  If I had left off her name and still used her comment, I am sure I still would have taken crap from you for not quoting her.  I won't ever be the good guy with people who are hostile on the left.  They are losing.  They are bitter.  And they want blood.  So, I will just keep being me and telling it like I see it regardless.  Take it or leave it.
Cheers and happy holidays!
Bill H. Added Dec 21, 2017 - 1:17am
William - The "Cult Right" is also good at drowning out voices.
Both parties are dysfunctional, when will you learn this?
It's not about party, it's about country.
Flying Junior Added Dec 21, 2017 - 3:20am
Sorry bros.  Political correctness already included protection of women.  Some might argue that political correctness still has its place today.
To thank Trump for the current conversation concerning harassment and abuse of women is the height of insanity.
Granted he is a wonderful example of chauvinism and serial abuse of women.  If he had owned his crimes and sincerely apologized, that would have been a horse of a different color.
Trump is incapable of remorse or empathy.  Thank him for exactly nothing.
I guess that he must be some type of role model for irredeemable male chauvinists.  Enjoy your day.
Dave Volek Added Dec 21, 2017 - 8:18am
If you believe the universities are brainwashing people, then they sure have failed. Someone like Mr. Trump would have never been elected if the professors in the humanities had their way.
Go to Foxx News and Briebart to find a total lack of left-wing thinking. Are these media outlets interesting in airing out opposing perspectives?
Is America's current president interested in other perspectives?
I have been stomped down in many social situations for airing my perspectives, from both the left and the right.
The system has taught that our opinions are much more superior than the opinions of those who think differently. We all are affected by this social force.
But you are right, right? And everyone else is a fool, right?
Spartacus Added Dec 21, 2017 - 9:13am
 FJ, If he had owned his crimes and sincerely apologized, that would have been a horse of a different color.
He did.  But I bet you already saw this video where he apologized for his lewd comments made a decade ago.  After watching, does it change your opinion that the skin of that horse has a new color?  ha
Political correctness already included protection of women. 
Then why do we see the parade of victims who have been offended/assaulted by cult-left icons?  You would think the cult-left was really protecting women as they claim they had been doing for the last 40 years.  The only thing they were protecting was the abusers who are the priests of that cult.
Spartacus Added Dec 21, 2017 - 9:22am
Dave, The system has taught that our opinions are much more superior than the opinions of those who think differently. We all are affected by this social force.
But you are right, right? And everyone else is a fool, right?
No, I don't think everyone is a fool.  Many of my heroes are people who have escaped the cult-left brain hacking and now are speaking out. 
To your credit, Dave, I think you are a moderate and have been trying to fairly assess these issues.  I have never read anywhere that you called anyone, derogatorily, by their skin-tone.
Dave Volek Added Dec 21, 2017 - 11:29am
The "cult-left-brain" people have their right to their opinion and the freedom to express it.
Average citizens have the right to make up their own mind. But if only the "wise" commentary is allowed, then the truth is unlikely to be found.
I hate "political correctness" in all forms.
Flying Junior Added Dec 21, 2017 - 1:19pm
Political correctness is a fable.  But if it did exist...
Thank you William.  That was a reasonable apology.  Maybe incomplete, but not bad.  Too bad his ego forced the comparison to Bill Clinton.  Irrelevant.  No I never heard it before.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Dec 22, 2017 - 4:24am
NATO is the key to peace and stability with Russia.      
Stone-Eater Added Dec 23, 2017 - 5:02pm
NATO is the key to peace and stability with Russia.   
LOL Which drug was at play here ??!
Stone-Eater Added Dec 23, 2017 - 5:07pm
Now, there's 2 possibilities:
1. One can call me a Russia troll (easy way out)
2. Get informed (takes more time than a Trump tweet).
wsucram15 Added Dec 23, 2017 - 11:56pm
Merry Christmas William
Tamara Wilhite Added Dec 25, 2017 - 11:34am
For those that don't know, here is the original audio.
FULL RECORDING - Lindsay Shepherd Interogated by Wilfrid Laurier University's Gender Police

What stands out for me is:
* liberal bullies abandoning due process and civil rights
You are not allowed to know the names of your accusers so you can defend yourself on the basis that their accusations are personal payback or their history as liars. Nor are you allowed to know the specific charges, so you cannot defend yourself - just considered guilty of a vague category they can warp to mean whatever they want.
It later turned out there was NO specific complaint by a student. The Rainbow Center on campus found out she neutrally presented the debate clip and complained themselves, though none of them were qualified to actually complain.
* the expansion of "gender violence" to include speech or failure to virtue signal hard enough
Her supposed "gender violence" was showing the debate clip without poisoning the well first. To be NEUTRAL as a teacher was a SIN to them, an act of gender violence.
Her only appropriate course of action by them would be denouncing Peterson before showing the full debate in which someone else denounced him.
Liberal tolerance now means "you must advocate hard for us or else be punished".
This is what liberals will do if we let the "Me Too" accusers be treated like a college student on campus today claiming rape. No due process, assumption of guilt, tribunals stacked by people who are biased against you, not letting you show evidence in your defense, and actively using the "justice" system to punish political dissidents. Or just liberals who didn't virtue signal hard enough.
Liberals are already justifying an unfair double standard they'd use to weaponize sexual offenses against conservatives while giving themselves a pass. This was a real headline:
Why we should believe women who accuse right wingers of rape more than those who accuse liberals
November 11, 2017 Medusa Magazine

Spartacus Added Dec 25, 2017 - 8:30pm
Excellent follow-up of Lindsay, Tamara.
You wrote, "This is what liberals will do if we let the "Me Too" accusers be treated like a college student on campus today claiming rape."
Question:  How would you propose not "letting" them speak while not appearing quite the same as the cult-left's anti-speech indoctrination in culture and on college campus?
I say, let people speak.  People's words will either free themselves or be self-incriminating.
"The absence of dialogue heralds the start of bloodshed"
Tamara Wilhite Added Dec 26, 2017 - 9:22am

William Stockton I agree, let them speak.
I'm saying don't let them set up any kangaroo courts to adjudicate workplace or personal claims of sexual harassment that would act like Title IX tribunals.
If some organization sets one up, treat it like a legal proceeding with an attorney while refusing to recognize their authority to do anything. No, I won't let you order me never to write/publish/say/do X. No, I won't sign an apology that will get used to prove I'm guilty because I signed it, while you use that to demolish my reputation if I don't agree to the next layer of demands.
Record EVERYTHING, and make it clear that is your right to do so if asked. If it is a public space or administrative meeting, there is NO right to privacy. The same is true to any "healing session" where they've paraded students to be publicly shamed and humiliated by peers. Record it all so you have evidence for the main courts.
If you have such recordings, work with groups like Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Campus Reform, ACLJ. If you've encountered any such tribunal trying to limit your rights or abuse you, go to the real courts. The groups I just listed can help you.
Spartacus Added Dec 26, 2017 - 2:27pm
Nice, Tamara.  I agree.  College campuses are a cesspool of cult-left corruption and ideology.  In the next three years, there will be a crackdown on these cult centers.  I am pretty sure this is going to happen.
Tamara Wilhite Added Dec 26, 2017 - 7:13pm
Parents and grandparents can start withholding donations and potential students today.
Dr. Jordan Peterson and FIRE are creating lists of colleges infected with social justice so you know what schools or which programs not to enroll family in.
I expect massive public revolt on public college funding demands - they're demanding more tax money and tuition to do what? We had Obamacare as a response to medical costs going up at three times the rate of inflation, and college is four times.
Spartacus Added Dec 27, 2017 - 6:48pm
Dr. David Haskell, Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism / Religion and Culture and Dr. William McNally, Associate Professor of Finance at the School of Business and Economics (both of Wilfred Laurier) joined Dr. Peterson in an awesome talk-video <here>.  
The three together have a 2hr discussion on the Lindsay scandal along with the consequential blow-up in Canadian media.
Tamara Wilhite Added Jan 4, 2018 - 10:16pm

William Stockton The entire incident shows how liberal bullies are weaponizing empathy - fascism in the name of feelings. If they're offended, you're not allowed to do it.
Bill H. Added Feb 4, 2018 - 10:35pm
Tamara - You better recheck the definition of Fascism.
Trumpism is as close to Fascism as I have ever seen here in the US.

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