Every Friday we bring you some of the most ridiculous stories we found throughout the week that are threats to your liberty and prosperity.
This week we are focused on “cancel culture” also known as mob-rule. Here’s how it is killing any remaining freedom of thought and discussion in our society.
Mob punishes soccer player because of his wife’s Tweet
Until last Friday, Aleksander Katai played professional soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
He was fired for something his wife tweeted.
She posted an image of NYPD police cruisers ramming protesters with their car, with the caption, “Ma pobij govna bre!” which is Serbian and translates to “Kill the shits!”
Now… that’s pretty messed up. And someone found the Tweet, translated it, reposted it… and then the mob unleashed holy hell.
But amazingly enough– the mob went after Aleksander Katai.
Hang on, wait a minute. It was Katai’s WIFE who wrote the Tweet. He had nothing to do with it. They weren’t even together at the time, he was off practicing with his team and had no idea what she was tweeting.
Yet according to this supposedly ultra-progressive mob, Aleksander Katai is responsible for his wife’s words and actions.
Doesn’t that sound blatantly misogynist and a direct contravention of the mob’s woke mentality?
You would think so. But there is no reason with this mob. And they went after Aleksander Katai with a terrible fury.
The team forced Katai to apologize and disavow his wife’s tweets, saying “This is a mistake from my family, and I take full responsibility. I will ensure that my family and I take the necessary actions to learn, understand, listen and understand the black community.”
But the mob was out for blood. So despite the fact that Katai didn’t even do anything, and he still apologized for his wife’s actions, he was still fired.
Students feel “unsafe” due to professor’s “gender critical” views
Kathleen Lowry was an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada who taught a class on feminism entitled “Anthropology of Women.”
Prof. Lowry expressed her views to her students on Day 1 of the course that there are two biological sexes– male and female.
Despite being a self-avowed progressive feminist, Lowry’s views (which, by the way, are grounded in science) are totally out of touch with the mob.
Fellow professors tweeted things like “I condemn the position & beliefs of Dr. Kathleen Lowry…” as if Lowry were some sort of Holocaust denier.
And so she was fired because students felt “unsafe” in the classroom due to Lowry’s “gender critical” views.
Did there used to be a word for “people who menstruate”?
JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, asked for help on Twitter the other day.
She was trying to remember a word lost to the memory-hole of history.
Criticizing an article that used the term, “people who menstruate,” Rowling tweeted:
“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
Naturally this made the mob completely lose its mind. “Women” is now a vile, nasty, offensive word, and everyone from the Harry Potter cast (like actors Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson), to Warner Brothers (which owns the rights to the franchise) denounced Rowling’s disgusting reference to an archaic, offensive word.
Southern band changes name, preemptively grovels for forgiveness
The mob has already caused some offenders to preemptively grovel for forgiveness.
For instance, the country band Lady Antebellum announced on Twitter– where all important announcements now occur– that it is changing the name of the band.
Antebellum refers to the pre-Civil War era in the southern United States.
No one had actually complained about the band name though, at least not yet. But Lady Antebellum saw the angry mob forming a mile away as confederate flags and statues came tumbling down.
So the band figured it would preemptively grovel for forgiveness.
The members said they named the band after the Antebellum style home they first took band photos in front of. But they now see that Antebellum’s association with the confederacy could be seen as offensive to some. And they are deeply sorry.
The big reveal on the new name: Lady A.
Which kind of makes me wonder, how much longer until “Lady” is also offensive, and the band changes its name to “Person Who Menstruates A” ?
Twitter suggests reading an article before sharing
Just to give you an idea of how well informed our new Twitter-mob rulers are, check out a new feature Twitter is testing.
Twitter support announced:
“Sharing an article can spark conversation, so you may want to read it before you Tweet it.
“To help promote informed discussion, we’re testing a new prompt on Android –– when you Retweet an article that you haven’t opened on Twitter, we may ask if you’d like to open it first.”
What a revolutionary idea.