カリフォルニア州バークレー市が言葉狩り 「マンホールは禁止、メンテ穴と言え」

manhole → maintenance hole
manpower → human effort
he or she → they
himself or herself → themselfthemselvesではなさそう)

こうした言葉狩りが日本の高校入試に影響するのは、いつ頃になるんでしょうかねぇ。



Killing Words: “Gendered Language” To Be BANNED In Berkeley, CA
Mac Slavo
July 18th, 2019
SHTFplan.com
https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/killing-words-gendered-language-to-be-banned-in-berkeley-ca_07182019

An entire city is attempting to kill words to appeal to emotions and strip away any sense of individuality and identity. Gendered words such as “manhole” will be banned from Berkeley, California’s city codes.

All words that imply a gender preference will be removed from the city’s codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms, according to a recently adopted city ordinance. The city voted Tuesday night to replace gendered terms in its municipal codes, like “manhole” and “manpower,” with gender-neutral ones like “maintenance hole” and “human effort,” reported CNN.

Even the undertone of the far-left CNN article implied that this was absolutely a waste of manpower and time and incredibly ridiculous to boot. If politicians have nothing better to do with their time than ban words from themselves in the laws they write to control the rest of us, perhaps we don’t need them at all. “Having a male-centric municipal code is inaccurate and not reflective of our reality,” said Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson. “Women and non-binary individuals are just as entitled to accurate representation. Our laws are for everyone, and our municipal code should reflect that.”

The item passed without discussion or comments and was not controversial, said Robinson, the bill’s primary author. “There’s power in language,” Robinson said. “This is a small move, but it matters.” The revised city documents also will replace instances of gendered pronouns, such as “he” and “she” with “they,” according to the ordinance. Berkeley’s city code contains mostly male pronouns, and we can’t have people thinking the government only wants to control men. Robinson said it “themself”: the laws are for everyone.

At least this particular item will impact the lawmakers and not the citizens, however, we wouldn’t expect that to last for too long. Politicians love their control and language control and political correctness are the cornerstones of censorship.

The root cause of most of society’s ills–the main source of man’s inhumanity to man–is neither malice nor negligence, but a mere superstition–an unquestioned assumption which has been accepted on faith by nearly everyone, of all ages, races, religions, education and income levels. If people were to recognize that one belief for what it is–an utterly irrational, self-contradictory, and horribly destructive myth–most of the violence, oppression, and injustice in the world would cease. But that will happen only when people dare to honestly and objectively re-examine their belief systems. “The Most Dangerous Superstition” exposes the myth for what it is, showing how nearly everyone, as a result of one particular unquestioned assumption, is directly contributing to violence and oppression without even realizing it. – Most Dangerous Superstition

米国カリフォルニア州でホームレスが急増 43%増の郡も

Los Angeles County 12% up, San Francisco County 17% up, Santa Clara (in Silicon Valley) 31% up, San Jose 42% up, Alameda County (incl. Oakland) 43% up.



California’s Homeless Crisis Has Reached “Epic Proportions”
Mac Slavo
July 19th, 2019
SHTFplan.com
https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/californias-homeless-crisis-has-reached-epic-proportions_07192019

The homeless crisis in the Democrat stronghold of California has reached epic proportions. Even after throwing billions of dollars at the problem, the state is unable to solve the epidemic they created.

And California’s plan to throw billions of dollars more at the issue won’t do much either. The problem isn’t a lack of money. The problem is the socialist policies in place that make homelessness inevitable. There are now nearly 60,000 homeless people living in Los Angeles County, a 12% increase from the previous year, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

According to National Interest, Los Angeles is not the only county suffering under the weight of freedom-trampling socialist regulations that make it difficult for the average person to even get by, let alone afford a roof over their head. Other localities in California also saw substantial increases compared with 2017, when they last conducted a count, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. In San Francisco, the number [of homeless people] rose 17% while Alameda County, which includes Oakland, saw a 43% increase. Homelessness grew 42% in San Jose over the past two years and 31% in Santa Clara County, the heart of Silicon Valley.

Wealthy Elitists Freak Out As Hordes Of Homeless People Take Over Their Neighborhoods All Over The West Coast

“Even in the good old days, there was a Skid Row. Now the beggars, drug addicts, and lost souls are all over the city,” wrote San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte.

The city is out of control. Traffic is a mess, but it’s rare to see a traffic control officer. Trucks are double-parked everywhere. The city is dirty—a friend just back from Mexico City was astounded to find the streets there far cleaner than the ones in her native city. There is so much human waste on the streets of San Francisco the city formed a ‘poop patrol’ where workers are paid $71,000 a year, about the same as the average school teacher. -Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle

Nolte even nails the direct cause of the problem and it’s California’s government and the people who elect them.

To cope with these problems, the citizens have continued to elect weak city governments, all built on compromise and deals with competing pressure groups. At City Hall, everybody is responsible for everything and nobody is responsible for anything.

To make a complex problem worse, the city has so many rules and regulations that it has become nearly impossible to build anything. And the city desperately needs new housing. San Francisco has the highest building costs in the country. Architects and builders say it costs an average of $650,000 to build an ordinary San Francisco home these days. Even affordable housing is not affordable. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle

To those who continue to warn of the destruction of socialist policies, this is obvious. To those who want everything handed to them after it’s first stolen from someone else, it looks like a utopia. But that’s because it’s easier to vote for politicians to “steal from the rich” than it is to beat the politicians own rules and become rich. Humans have lost their sense of individuality and their freedom in the process of taking the easy road.

California’s government also seems to have more pressing matters to attend to anyway, like banning plastic straws, plastic bags, and paper receipts. They’ve also begun providing free health care coverage to illegal immigrants while their homeless population burgeons. California maintains a generous welfare regime, and it’s temperate and generally pleasant weather make it a natural haven for homeless people.

But the best way for the state to help the people is by doing the one thing the state won’t do: get the hell out of their way.