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‘Taking A Knee’ Banned By International Olympic Committee

Athletes engaging in any form of “demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda” will be punished

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The global body that oversees the Olympic Games has announced that any athletes making political gestures at the event will be punished, and that the rule is the will of most athletes involved.

The ruling means that gestures such as ‘taking a knee’ or raising a fist, which have been ongoing in other sports, are effectively banned from the Olympics.

The IOC’s Rule 50 forbids any form of “demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda” in arenas or on podiums.

The Committee surveyed a third of athletes who will be involved in the upcoming games and found that the majority want the rule upheld.

The IOC’s Athletes’ Commission chief Kirsty Coventry, who oversaw the survey, commented “I would not want something to distract from my competition and take away from that. That is how I still feel today.”

When asked if athletes who make such gestures will be punished, Coventry said “Yes that is correct,” adding “the majority of athletes we spoke to, that is what they are requesting.”

The British Olympic Association has positioned itself against the stance of the IOC, with World Athletics president Lord Coe also saying that athletes should be allowed to take a knee during Olympic medal ceremonies.

As we have highlighted, there has been significant opposition among sports fans, particularly in football, to players taking a knee. However, some clubs have taken it upon themselves to punish fans who voice their opposition at games, even going as far as demanding re-education lessons or stadium bans.

Some players have also voiced opposition to the taking of the knee. Most notably, Nottingham Forest footballer Lyle Taylor vowed that he will no longer engage in the protest before matches, branding the Black Lives Matter organisation as a “Marxist group”:

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Video: Reporter, Academics Claim The Word ‘Looting’ Is Racist

“Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something.”

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In the midst of a spate of organised looting in California and beyond, the media and academia is telling people that they shouldn’t be using the word ‘looting’ because it is associated with “people of colour”.

According to  Julian Glover, ABC7 News Bay Area TV’s ‘Race and Social Justice reporter’ (yes really), the incidents should be described as “robbery” or “theft” because the word ‘looting’ is racist.

Glover cites Lorenzo Boyd, PhD, Professor of Criminal Justice & Community Policing at the University of New Haven, who claims that “Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something. We tend not to use that term for other people when they do the exact same thing.”

Boyd also suggested the use of the word “looting” is part of an effort to politicize the crime wave by connecting it to Kyle Rittenhouse.

“These types of massive organized smash-and-grabs were happening before the Rittenhouse situation happened,” Boyd said, adding “It’s a false equivalency. It’s people trying to politicize crime.”

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Furthermore, as reported by the Daily Mail, Martin Reynolds, co-executive director of the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education also claimed that the term ‘looting’ should not be used for the “depiction of the flash mobs running roughshod through the aisles of Louis Vuitton and other retailers.”

“This seems like it’s an organized smash and grab robbery,’ Reynolds said. “This doesn’t seem like looting. We’re thinking of scenarios where first responders are completely overwhelmed. And folks often may be on their own.”

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “looting” as “to rob especially on a large scale and usually by violence or corruption,” so is the dictionary racist too?

Violence is also certainly a feature of the crimes, with latest reports confirming that a security guard protecting a San Francisco Bay Area news crew has died after being shot in the abdomen.

The organised looting is not confined to California, with incidents also reported in Minnesota.

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    Video: Students Demand ‘Black Friday’ Be Renamed, Until They Discover It Has Nothing To Do With Race

    “Black Friday sounds offensive”

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    Students at the University of Florida decided that ‘Black Friday’ should be renamed because… racism, until Campus Reform reporter Ophelie Jacobson pointed out that the term has nothing to do with anyone’s skin colour.

    Jacobson cited past claims in the mainstream media that the term is discriminatory against black people and asked the students if they thought it should be changed.

    Most said yes.

    “Black Friday sounds offensive,” one student even proclaimed.

    Jacobson then explained the meaning of Black Friday (trading in the red, in the black etc) prompting a sudden shift of opinion.

    One student said “I think nobody should overanalyze it. If it’s not about skin color, then I don’t see that there’s a problem.”

    “Knowing what it actually means…I don’t think this is actually something that is offensive,” another added.

    “I wouldn’t change it now that I know the origins of it,” a further student admitted.

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    This is where we are at, any term with the word ‘black’ in it that can be construed as negative is now automatically considered to be racist.

    Indeed, this is a core concept for authors and academics leading the critical race theory movement.

    The line of thinking has found its way into universities, where there are now demands among students and staff to ban the word ‘black’ in textbooks and lectures if it comes with a negative connotation.

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    ‘BLM Supporter’ Starts GoFundMe Page For Christmas Parade Massacre Culprit

    Claims killer is a victim of racism.

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    A person professing his support for Black Lives Matter started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Christmas parade massacre culprit Darrell Brooks, asserting that Brooks was a victim of racism.

    Yes, really.

    Brooks was charged with five counts of intentional homicide after ramming his SUV into dozens of people during the horrific attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

    A GoFundMe page started by someone identifying as James Norton of Waukesha claims that Brooks is innocent and that his treatment is merely another example of institutionalized racism.

    “On November 21st, 2021 our dear friend Darrell Brooks was arrested for allegedly driving his car into a parade, as someone who knows Darrell personally I can tell you that he would NEVER do such a thing and I know he is innocent of what he was charged with,” Norton wrote.

    “Clearly there is more to the story the media is not telling us and I am seeking to raise the bail so Darrell can be released and speak his truth to his side of the story in this tragic situation that sees another black man behind bars in a purely political and racist trial.”

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    “There is no excuse for this continued treatment of black Americans by prosecutors around the country, everyone must be presumed innocent until proven guilty and we ask that he be treated equally as anyone else in this country would be treated and he should be released until found guilty.”

    The post concluded with the hashtags #BLM, #IStandWithDarrell, #NoJusticeNoPeace, and #RacismIsReal.

    Of course it remains entirely possible that the page could have been started by a troll to make Black Lives Matter supporters look bad.

    However, given that BLM agitators haven’t hesitated to raise money to get violent criminals out of jail before on multiple occasions, don’t rule out the creator being a genuine leftist.

    As we highlight in the video below, the media is still reporting that the attack was a “car crash” or an “accident” and repeating the proven lie that Brooks was fleeing from a crime scene.

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