PC GONE WILD: Facebook removes Declaration of Independence text, declaring it ‘hate speech’

MENLO PARK, CA (Breitbart) — Facebook removed an excerpt from the U.S. Declaration of Independence, claiming the text violated the social network’s policies on “hate speech.”

The Liberty County Vindicator had been uploading the Declaration of Independence in parts to their Facebook page, only for the tenth part to be removed by the social network.

The text was as follows:

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

Though the newspaper is unsure why the text was removed, they presumed it was due to the Declaration of Independence’s use of the term “merciless Indian Savages.”

Following complaints, Facebook reinstated the post, declaring in an email, “It looks like we made a mistake and removed something you posted on Facebook that didn’t go against our Community Standards. We want to apologize and let you know that we’ve restored your content and removed any blocks on your account related to this incorrect action.”

Facebook also recently shut down a support group for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, claiming the page violated their “community guidelines.”

“Facebook’s actions have put soldiers’ lives at risk. Guys use the page to express feelings which are really troubling them,” declared FYB UK founder and former paratrooper Alfie Usher. “They’re desperate for help. It is very hard for them to discuss issues relating to their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan with their families.”

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PC GONE WILD: Boy Scouts drop ‘Boy’ from name in quest to become ‘gender neutral’

Irving, Tx (USA Today) — The Boy Scouts of America doubled down Wednesday on its quest to become the scouting organization of choice for boys and girls, announcing it will drop “Boy” from the name of its signature program.

Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh also unveiled the group’s new “Scout Me In” marketing campaign aimed at promoting inclusiveness.

“As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in Scouting in every way possible,” Saurbaugh said.

The umbrella organization will retain its name, Boy Scouts of America or BSA. The term Cub Scouts, for kids 7-10 years old, is gender neutral and also will go unchanged. Boy Scouts, which includes kids from 10 to 17, will become Scouts BSA in February.

Change has been coming quickly to the iconic if shrinking organization. In October, it announced it would provide programs for girls. Several months before that, the group announced it would accept and register transgender youths into its organization.

In 2015, it ended its ban on gay leaders.

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BANNING THE ANTHEM: California high school pulls ‘racist’ National Anthem from school rallies

SAN RAMON, CA — A high school in San Ramon, California is under fire for forbidding the national anthem from being played at school events.

The Student Leadership Council at San Ramon’s California High recently made the decision to remove the national anthem from school events on the grounds that playing the anthem was “offensive” to blacks and other minorities.

In a letter to the school paper, Student Body President Ariyana Kermanizadeh called the third verse to the full anthem (https://tinyurl.com/ybzac2rv), which reads, “no refuge could save the hireling and slave” out as being particularly offensive.

“This verse translated, finds joy in the killing of African-Americans. To think that our nation’s anthem once had the word slave and ‘land of the free’ in the same sentence leaves me speechless” Kermanizadeh wrote.

But many of the school’s parents and students are outraged over the decision.

“The rally started and it got going and I realized there was no national anthem,” California High senior Dennis Fiorentinos told ABC7 (https://tinyurl.com/ya6ldx5x) of noticing the anthem missing for the first time during a school event. “It clicked in my head that they didn’t do the national anthem. I thought they forgot about it.”

“The importance of singing the national anthem to honor and respect those who’ve died and sacrificed their lives and protect the freedoms that us Americans take for granted every day is a much more important and unifying issue,” Fiorentinos continued. “The message behind the national anthem is one of unity… to protect the freedoms that many of us take for granted every day.”

Another student, California High senior Amir Udler, took to social media to call for the return of the national anthem.

In a Facebook post, Udler said the culture of political correctness will never end “if we don’t stop this right in its tracks.”

“We must recognize and learn from the awful stain on the history of our country that is slavery. But we can not allow under any circumstances for every patriotic icon that we have to be taken apart and disposed of merely because of any associations it might have,” Udler wrote. “It comes from a very disrespectful place. [Leadership] said it was in the name of ‘exclusivity’, but in reality, [leadership] is disenfranchising the vast majority of the school who loves the country, and who thinks the anthem should be played.”

“How can you start any event without the national anthem?” a parent angry by the decision to remove the anthem told ABC 7. “The whole thing is just ridiculous.”

In a statement, San Ramon Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Elizabeth Graswich addressed the controversy, saying the decision whether or not to return playing the national anthem at school events will ultimately be left up to the student council.

“The students understand that there are objections to their decision and will be using this opportunity to have further dialogue about future rallies,” the statement read.

So far, the council doesn’t seem to be backing down.

In a statement released late Tuesday, the council said what’s most important at this time is to be sensitive to the feelings of minorities.

“The decision did not come from a place of disrespect for our great military and country, but rather out of a desire to show respect to those who have been marginalized and alienated,” the email said.

The council said it apologizes to any veteran or active military who may feel “offended” by their decision.

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PC GONE WILD: Kelloggs to do away with ‘racist’ Corn Pops design after complaint

BATTLE CREEK, MI — The Kelloggs company announced on Thursday that it will be overhauling the design on its famous Corn Pops box after a consumer complained calling the graphic “racist”.

The company declared on Twitter that it will be replacing the cover drawing of cartoon characters occupying a shopping mall after a man named Saladin Ahmed pointed out that a single brown corn pop was seemingly depicted as working as a janitor.

“Why is literally the only brown corn pop on the whole cereal box the janitor? this is teaching kids racism,” Ahmed tweeted to the company.

Kellogg’s tweeted a response 5 hours later stating: “Kellogg is committed to diversity & inclusion. We did not intend to offend – we apologize. The artwork is updated & will be in stores soon.”

In a separate statement, Kellogg’s spokesperson Kris Charles said, “We take feedback very seriously, and it was never our intention to offend anyone. We apologize sincerely.”

The company’s decision to pull the design sparked a mix of praise and backlash on social media, with many claiming that both Ahmed and Kelloggs were fanning the flames of racial division.

“#CornPops idiots all idiots if you look at a picture and see a race then you my friends are the RACIST” read one tweet.

“This company is participating in the ridiculousness of this accusation by validating it with a response! #kellogs #cornpops #racist,” read another.

Still another person tweeted, “What’s wrong? Is being a janitor a bad thing? Or is it that the dark pop is the only one wearing clothes and with a job?”

In reply to Kellogg’s addressing his complaint, Ahmed said he was “pleased” with the decision to remove the “offensive” Corn Pop and thanked the company for their “swift response”.

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PC GONE WILD? ‘Gone With The Wind’ banned due to ‘racially insensitive’ content

MEMPHIS, TN — 1930’s film classic “Gone With the Wind” has been banned from screening due to what activists have deemed “racially insensitive” content.

The Oscar winning film starring Vivien Leigh and Clarke Gable, has been removed from a historic Memphis, Tennessee theater that had showcased “Gone With the Wind” screenings for more than 34 years.

In a statement, the president of the Orpheum Theatre confirmed the decision to ban the film on the basis of its “insensitive” content.

“The Orpheum appreciates feedback on its programming from all members of the mid-south community,” Orpheum president Bret Batterson said. “As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves,’ the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.”

“This is something that’s been questioned every year,” Batterson’s statement continued, “but the social media storm this year really brought it home.”

Film lovers were quick to voice their outrage over the decision, with many taking to Orpheum’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1690854501220051/permalink/1743908129248021/?action_history=null) to vent their frustration.

“This is the stupidest thing I have heard lately and believe me there have been some really stupid things done lately in the name of ‘racism’ – How ignorant are you people – Never will I go to this theater or any other one that promotes this BS,” one commenter wrote.

“A full boycott of the Orpheum should commence immediately, and not cease until this abominable decision is rescinded. Period,” wrote another.

According to the film fact website IMDB, Hattie McDaniel, who played “Mammy” in the 1939 film, was the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Based on the 1936 novel by Atlanta’s Margaret Mitchell, “Gone With the Wind” was set in the South during the Civil War and included scenes involving slavery. The movie won eight Oscars, including picture of the year.

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE WILD: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS UNDER ATTACK FOR PATRIOTIC GARB

DES MOINES, IOWA — Students at one Iowa high school are under fire after wearing what leftists say was “offensive” clothing during a local basketball game.

The clothing contained no vulgarity, no sensitive images, no anti semitic or racist remarks. So what was so offensive? The colors the students wore: red, white and blue.

The patriotic garb worn by some Valley High School students on Wednesday upset students at Des Moines North High School, because, according to DMNH’s coach, the school is attended by several refugees who somehow found the colors of Old Glory “offensive”.

“Any normal person, any educated person can look at that and think, ‘What the hell are these kids thinking?’” North High School assistant coach Morgan Wheat told WHOTV.com (http://whotv.com/2017/03/09/valley-students-say-usa-themed-student-section-not-aimed-at-norths-refugee-athletes/).
“We’re proud of our diversity at North High School,” Wheat went on to say — “not only on our basketball team, but our population.”

Although the students in question argue they did nothing wrong, school administrators at Valley High sent a letter of apology to Des Moines North students.

“It has been brought to our attention that the decision by the Valley High School student section to wear U.S.A. apparel at our game last night was offensive to members of your community and fan base,” the letter, obtained by the Des Moines Register, began (http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/des-moines/2017/03/10/north-basketball-coach-were-proud-our-diversity/99031008/). “We are deeply sorry if we have offended anyone in any way.”

We have traditionally dressed in such a fashion for great games such as the one last night. Everyone here at Valley has immense respect not only for your team and players but for your community as a whole,” the letter continued. “Please know that our intent was in no way to offend or demean – just to support our own team in a way we have done before.”

However, not everyone was pleased by the school’s decision to bow down to political correctness.

“I think it’s insane,” said one Valley High school parent who did not want to be identified. “Since when are our nation’s colors considered offensive? All that happened here was a group of kids participating in the most American event you can think of…a school basketball game. They were dressed for the part. How does that “offend” someone? This PC stuff has got to stop. Where does it end? If we all decided to show up in a head scarfs and wave the Islamic flag that would be okay, I suppose. ”

Calls for additional comment to Valley High school administrators were not returned. valleyhighredwhiteandblue