Alleged Movement to Change Swedish Flag to Muslim Star and Crescent Claimed to be Hoax

ALLEGED DESIGN FOR NEW SWEDISH FLAG.

A movement on social media intended to change the flag of Sweden to make it more Muslim friendly has been exposed as a hoax, says the BBC.

The BBC makes a big deal out of the decline in traffic to 4 chan. Obviously, eyeballs would be down since Trump won. His fight for the presidency increased views at many alt-right and conservative web sites. People has stopped to catch their breath a little, I think.

Parodying the left is still a productive endeavor, which 4 chan will probably continue so long as the lunatic left keeps up its crazy behavior.

Let Swedes continue to celebrate with the cross.

Excerpt from the BBC

Internet pranksters tried to start a hoax campaign to change the cross on the Swedish flag to a Turkish-style crescent and star. Although a few people were tricked, the lacklustre response to the campaign co-ordinated on 4chan could be a sign that the extreme message board’s influence on internet culture is starting to wane.

The petition on campaigning site Avaaz.org was written in strident, over-the-top language by someone trying to mimic a hard-left activist: “The Swedish flag is a constant reminder of our dark and oppressive past. Refugees and migrants are forced to live under its Christian Cross; a symbol of the Crusades and the slaughter of millions of innocent Islamic lives in Sweden’s past that makes them feel unwelcome and unsafe. Sweden should be a safe space for everyone.”

But there are several clues pointing to the fact that the campaign was not an authentic drive to swap the Christian imagery on the Swedish flag for a symbol associated with Islam. The petition was started not by a Swede but by “Elsa N.” whose location is listed on Avaaz as “United Kingdom”.

And chat on 4chan’s “Politically Incorrect” (or “/pol/”) message board shows that the idea was born not on the far left but on a corner of the internet known as a breeding ground for the white nationalist alt-right.

Since Monday, posts on the board have been pushing “Operation Swedistan”. One of the original threads outlined the aims of the effort, starting with: “Create significant traction in a movement to replace Sweden’s Christian flag with an Islamic crescent.”

The thread went on to speculate that “A movement will organically form defending the Christian flag of Sweden” and lead to rising nationalism. In response, the 4chan activists planned to: “Protest online against these movements defending the existing flag. Claim that all those that wish to defend it are racist and xenophobic cretins that don’t wish for Sweden to be ‘Inclusive’ and ‘A safe space for everyone.'”

The petition that 4channers hoped would go viral attracted a few thousand signatures before it was taken down

The /pol/ board was famously a huge source of alt-right memes and internet propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election.

And the Swedish flag hoax was just the latest in a stream of 4chan plots designed to discredit leftist activists, call attention to the alt-right or poke fun at the mainstream media. Recently /pol/ users were urged to distribute leaflets saying “It’s OK to be white”. The pranksters hoped the posters, which were spotted in various locations around the world, would prompt a backlash by media outlets and (somehow) a counter-backlash which would convert people to white nationalism. The poster incidents were widely reported but the campaign’s origins were quickly revealed.

Asian Female Doctor Offended Because White Nationalists Refuse to be Treated by Her

A free market medical care system would work very simply: You want to see a doctor, you pick whomever you want.

It would be perfectly rational for any white person to prefer a white doctor, just as it would be rational for an Asian to pick an Asian, a black a black, and so forth.

But for many in our current system, you’re assigned a particular doctor. For example, I’m assigned to a Mexican female doctor. There’s no way I’m seeing her. I ignore messages from her office to come in for a checkup, blah, blah, blah. It’s my little way of sabotaging the System.

CNN

Dr. Esther Choo is an Asian-American emergency room physician who has practiced medicine for more than a decade. Yet, she says, a few times a year, a patient will refuse to let her treat them. Solely because of her race.

Choo, who works in Oregon, first shared her experience of dealing with racist patients who shun her care in a viral Twitter thread last Sunday.

“The conversation usually goes like this. Me: ‘I understand your viewpoint. I trained at elite institutions & have been practicing for 15 years. You are welcome to refuse care under my hands, but I feel confident that I am the most qualified to care for you. Especially since the alternative is an intern.’ And they invariably pick the intern, as long as they are white. Or they leave,” she wrote in successive tweets.

“I used to cycle through disbelief, shame, anger. Now I just show compassion and move on,” she added.

Choo’s tweets, in which she noted that there were “a lot of white nationalists in Oregon,” came a day after a counterprotester was killed following a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

And Choo’s experience of intolerance is not unique in the medical community, she told CNN’s Christi Paul on Saturday.

“What I’m hearing from my colleagues is that this is a daily occurrence for many of them, at least experiences of prejudice. The patient who outright refuses care is less common, but I definitely heard from a lot of people this week that they have also had that exact same experience,” she said.

Patient prejudice towards doctors is now so common that many medical professionals “consider it a routine part of our jobs,” Choo emphasized.

“Maybe it’s that they’re from another country or because of their religious beliefs or their sexual orientation or their gender. But I’m hearing it from a lot of physicians that this is not unusual,” she described.

Asked by Paul whether she had ever been able to change a patient’s mind after they initially refused treatment from her, Choo said that it was rare.

“A few times I’ve been able to talk patients into receiving care from me. Or we can negotiate some sort of compromise where they will be seen by maybe a resident physician who is white, and I’m still guiding care, but I don’t actually enter the room,” she said.

“Usually you cannot. I’ve found in my experience that you cannot talk people out of their ideology,” she added.

This piece basically says that if you’re not willing to set aside your natural preferences, which harm no one, then you’re a racist.

Don’t buy it. It just means you’re normal. Just like women will usually prefer a woman doctor and men a male doctor. Normal.

Jew Claims Jews Invented the American Dream

WHO KNEW THAT JEWS MADE THIS HAPPEN?

A snarky America-bashing Jew claims that Jews invented the American dream. Silly me, but I’m not impressed.

Jewish Forward

The American Dream” refers to the notion that embedded in the founding documents of our nation is a framework that guarantees equality of opportunity for socio-economic success to all. Never mind that the reality of American history, law and socio-economic practice has been one that has at best been selective in who is allowed onto the playing field, and at worst has banned entire races and classes of people from the ballpark. Martin Luther King Jr. had something to say about this:

“We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands … when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters they were in reality standing up for what is best in the American dream and for the most sacred values in our Judeo-Christian heritage, thereby bringing our nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in their formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.”

The Pulitzer Prize-winning popular historian James Truslow Adams, who was born into wealth in the late 19th century, is often credited with coining the term “the American Dream” in his 1931 book, “The Epic of America.” Writing from his position as one who parlayed an inheritance into investment banking and a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, Adams suggested that the American Dream could best be understood in contrast to the values that prevailed in Old Europe. His rather quaint definition — ignoring the social realities that denied opportunity to entire groups of Americans — was “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.” Easy for him to say.

WALTER LIPPMANN. JEW.

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