Libertarian Leanings is a column by by Peter Burrows, who blogs at silvercityburro.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Grant County Beat.
By Peter Burrows, 2/3/20. email@example.com - silvercityburro.com
Over the past two years, there has been an appalling increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York City. By one estimate, such crimes increased by more than twenty percent last year to over 1850 incidents, and that’s just the reported ones. This means that on average, at least five times a day a Jew in New York was verbally or physically abused.
You haven’t heard much about these hate-crimes because almost all of the attacks against Jews have been committed by black people, and the liberal media follows an unwritten rule to avoid mention of the criminal’s race if the criminal is black. That unwritten rule is finally being challenged.
By Peter Burrows 11/5/19 - firstname.lastname@example.org - silvercityburro.com
“When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.’ - 'The question is,' said Alice, whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ - 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master, that's all.” (From ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll.)
In part Two, I wrote about the Humpy Dumpty world of gender identity, a surreal world of so many genders that an old guy like myself is reminded of tennis great John McEnroe, who would look at the line judge and scream, “You can not be serious!”
Five years ago, Facebook identified 58 different genders and somebody recently upped the number to 72. Gee, 70 more than I thought there were. Shows how “unwoke” I am. Furthermore, this nonsense is becoming a problem in the real world.