President Overton Window

God, how I love this President.

From the New York Post:

President Trump continued to blitz the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday hours after he canceled a White House ceremony with the Super Bowl champions and taunted NFL players by saying there’ll be no “escaping to locker rooms.”

“We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus,” he posted on his Twitter account. “Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!”

Trump was referring to the new NFL policy that calls for players to stand on the field for the national anthem or remain in the locker room.

Asked about the change in policy last month, Trump delivered a message for NFL players who take a knee during the playing of the anthem: “Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”

WOW!

Just call him President Overton Window.

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Burqas, Political Correctness, and the Surveillance State

The Hill, May 31:

“Denmark on Thursday became the latest European nation to ban garments that cover the face, such as Islamic veils including burqas or niqabs.”

This is good movement of the Overton window on resistance to Islamization.

Even though it’s obviously just a surveillance state thing:

In December 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel [of all people] said that “the full-face veil is not acceptable in our country,” and called for it to be banned. France and Belgium have enforced bans on burqas and other garments that cover the face. Local governments in Italy, Spain and Switzerland have also imposed bans, many of which have been challenged in court.

The reason it’s obviously just about the surveillance state is that European governments keep flooding Muslims into their nations and protecting them when they rape European women and girls.

But regardless of motive, this shows that the powerful can easily swat political correctness aside when they want to – e.g., to preserve facial recognition’s effectiveness – which shows that political correctness only keeps making inroads because the powerful want it to, not because it’s irresistible. Put different people in power, and watch PC be stopped dead in its tracks and turned back.