Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Columbia University to hold separate but equal graduation ceremonies
In addition to its main online graduation ceremony, Columbia University will hold smaller, more intimate, segregated online ceremonies.
The university will hold separate but equal celebrations for people who identify with six various victim groups.
They will hold a Black, Latinx, Native, Lavender (LGBTQIA+ community), Asian, and FLI (First-generation and/or low income community) Graduation.
Such a wonderful example for an institute of higher learning to send graduates out into the world with.
California Public Schools want to introduce prayer— to Aztec gods of human sacrifice
A proposed curriculum in California for elementary and high school students would attempt to “decolonize” American society with an “ethnic studies” course.
In the course, children will be instructed in Aztec chants to various gods of human sacrifice and cannibalism, asking the gods to make them warriors for social justice.
This is all to help the children “challenge racist, bigoted, discriminatory, imperialist/colonial beliefs” rooted in “white supremacy, racism and other forms of power and oppression.”
For example, Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec god of war, was traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice. The school children will ask the deity to instill in them “a revolutionary spirit.”
The curriculum’s vision statement admits this is not about education, but rather a “tool for transformation, social, economic, and political change, and liberation.”
To protect women, UK politician suggests 6pm curfew for men
UK politician Jenny Jones, a Baroness in the House of Lords, said she might introduce “an amendment to create a curfew for men on the streets after 6 pm, which I feel would make women a lot safer, and discrimination of all kinds would be lessened.”
Except of course discrimination against the vast majority of innocent men who go out every evening and don’t harass women.
But hey, that logic didn’t stop public health officials from ordering a curfew for healthy people when a small minority of the public became infected with Covid-19.
Precedent suggests that a curfew for all men would be an entirely appropriate solution if violence against women is labeled a public health crisis.
During her comments, Jones referenced the recent murder of Sarah Everand, who disappeared during a nighttime walk in London.
The only problem with Jones’ solution: a Metropolitan Police Officer has been arrested for the murder.
But perhaps that just means all officers on duty after 6pm would also have to be female. Why not create a parallel female society, so women never have to come into contact with men?
Naturally, anyone who has a problem with this logic must be science denier….[ ]