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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Collapse of Cancel Culture as Even Liberals are Denouncing Leftist Censorship

    07/10/2020 5:36:19 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 41 replies
    YouTube Video 13:25 minutes ^ | July 8, 2020 | Dr. Steve Turley
    Weird things are happening — moderate Lefties are being attacked by the Anarchists and Occasional Cortex's. Now, the moderates are suddenly recognizing the value of FREE SPEECH! A short letter was sent to Harper's Magazine and signed by scores of prominent Liberal/Leftist writers/journalists/pundits such as J. K. Rowling and Noam Chomsky. I summarize the key points of the letter below. YouTube Commentator, Dr. Steve Turley, tells the story and analyzes the political fallout of Leftists battling each other on this issue. FR's V K Lee turned me on to Dr. Steve a few days ago and I've been enjoying his...
  • The Breakdown of American Education and the Hopes for Change

    07/08/2020 8:18:41 AM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jenna A. Robinson
    America’s system of education has failed in one of its most important goals: forming future generations of American citizens. This is particularly true in higher education, where students are encouraged to become “global citizens” instead of Americans. At many of our institutions of higher learning, character education has been replaced by moral relativism at the same time that rigorous academic standards have given way to a mentality of “college for all.” We are seeing the results of our education deficit now, as rioters tear down statues that commemorate not only the former Confederacy, but America’s founding fathers, abolitionists, and former...
  • VANITY: Maryland - need help writing letter to school system board to reopen Fall 2020 (Real Facts)

    07/08/2020 3:25:41 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 7/8/20 | Self
    The State of Maryland, and most specifically my county, Charles County (in Southern Maryland) is still deciding if they will fully reopen in the Fall, and the county's Board of Education will be meeting this upcoming Tuesday, 7/14/20, to discuss. There is talk that about 7 out of the 9 board members will vote to NOT reopen and there is one member who seems to lean towards fully reopening. They are accepting comments from the public and I need help in drafting my comments and include many facts since the 'COVID death trend' is going down dramatically, despite the mainstream...
  • God sets down laws via nature.

    07/04/2020 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 5 replies ^ | 4th July 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The creator of the world has laid down His laws for us in how the world works best. We have an immune system which works best when exposed to the germs that threaten us. We have minds that need to see the world to understand it. The price of the gift of Life is dying to make way for those that follow.
  • Upcoming YA Novel 'Ember Days' Canceled by Author [Cultural Appropriation]

    06/29/2020 2:03:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Publishers Weekly ^ | June 25, 2020 | Sara Grochowski
    Alexandra Duncan has canceled her young adult novel Ember Days mere days after its cover reveal on BookPage. An hour after Duncan posted the cover reveal for the book, which was slated for a March 2021 release from Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, to her Twitter feed, an author questioned the representation within the novel, which was noted in the book’s description: “Naomi is the granddaughter of a powerful Gullah conjure woman, sent to Charleston to combat an evil force circling the city and hiding in plain sight as Deidre’s protégé.” Duncan acknowledged the concern, responding, “I definitely struggled...
  • 1948: Tessie Hutchinson, Lottery winner

    06/27/2020 1:54:44 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2015 | Headsman
    June 27 — of 1948, implicitly — was the setting for Shirley Jackson‘s classic short story “The Lottery”. Less an “execution” than a human sacrifice — the village old feller’s folksy “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon,” evokes a primal flash of blood trickling off the maize-god’s altar — the titular event is an annual tradition for a tiny American town. Though unnamed, the town and some of its denizens were patterned on North Bennington, Vermont, where Jackson was living as the wife of a professor at Bennington College. The setting was entirely contemporary to the story’s publication, right...
  • The Intellectual Roots of Today’s Identity Politics

    06/20/2020 7:36:04 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 20, 2020 | JORGE GONZÁLEZ-GALLARZA HERNÁNDEZ
    When I recently asked Mike Gonzalez in an interview what new constituency leftist supporters of identity politics would start pandering to next, he pressed me “not to let the imagination run wild, lest we give them ideas.” His quip spoke to that movement’s drive to socially engineer a fractured map of ever-smaller subnational communities, but one could have mistaken Gonzalez’s humorous cynicism for genuine prudence. His plea “not to let the imagination run wild,” if heeded by the movement’s Marxist forebears, would have meant a world of difference to today’s America. For if one thing has fueled identity politics, it...
  • Vanity: Just A Reminder to the Antifa/BLM Types am 18th Century Black Woman Poet Wrote a Poem in Honor of George Washington

    06/19/2020 1:14:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies ^ | June 19, 2020 | Me
    After Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley died, Phillis was left to support herself as a seamstress and poet. It is unclear precisely when Wheatley was freed from slavery, although scholars suggest it occurred between 1774 and 1778. In 1776, Wheatley wrote a letter and poem in support of George Washington; he replied with an invitation to visit him in Cambridge, stating that he would be "happy to see a person so favored by the muses."
  • Trump has memorized this poem (I bet) (vanity)

    06/13/2020 4:34:07 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 4 replies
    Poetry Foundataion ^ | Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those...
  • Inspired by Ronald Reagan ....... Tear Down The Wall of Gender War

    06/12/2020 6:50:40 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies ^ | 12th June 2020 | Ozguy1945
    Family Life has come under attack from feminism. It wasn't always thus. And it doesn't have to be that way. A key thing required to restore it is trust between men and women. In a word, from San Diego, "Appreciation"
  • How Young People Make Decisions in Choosing College

    06/12/2020 6:10:30 AM PDT · by karpov · 11 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 12, 2020 | Jenna A. Robinson
    For years, college-for-all was the dominant narrative of pundits, parents, and high school guidance counselors. And most people interpreted that directive to mean that everyone should attend a four-year university. That’s starting to change. I hear more every day about apprenticeships, community colleges, certificate programs, and coding academies. But students still need guidance when making crucial decisions about what they will learn and how they will enter the labor market. That’s where a new book by Michael B. Horn and Bob Moesta comes in. Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life, published last fall, provides a...
  • Netflix subscribers slam hit film The Help for its 'white savior' narrative and demand for it to be REMOVED - as it tops the US most-watched list amid Black Lives Matter protests

    06/10/2020 7:52:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2020 | Latoya Gayle
    Netflix subscribers are urging the streaming service remove the historical drama The Help as they accuse the hit film of having a 'white savior' narrative. The 2011 film, which was adapted from a novel written by author Kathryn Stockett, imagines the relationship between black maids, cooks and nannies during the 1960s with the white people who they served.
  • The Morning Briefing: We've Reached the Book Burning Phase of 2020 Riot Wokeness

    06/08/2020 8:50:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 8, 2020 | Stephen Kruiser
    Well, Ray Bradbury warned us, didn’t he? Or he tried to, anyway. As this once great land descends even further into this “check your privilege” wokescold madness, the lawless not only want to govern your actions but your thoughts as well. What so many are hailing as a transformative moment in American history is really a dystopian thought-policing nightmare. A recurring theme in history is that the thought fascists like to tightly control what the people it seeks to oppress read. Propaganda doesn’t work well if the masses can read whatever they want. Social justice warriors have been coming after...
  • Gotham and the Riots

    06/03/2020 6:40:56 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 7 replies
    My personal musings ^ | 6/3/20 | Pontiac
    Over the past few months, I have been watching the Gotham series on Netflix. I have come to see parallels in the series’ plot to events now taking place. The machinations in the series of the League of Shadows and Ra’s al Ghul to bring down Gotham by creating chaos in the city seem to parallel the machinations of the Democrat Party. I see that the Democrat Party and their surrogates, Black Live Matter and ANTIFA appear to be doing exactly that on a much larger scale across the United States. The governors (especially Democrats) are ignoring their duty to...
  • WATCH: Armed citizens are attempting to stop looters in Minneapolis

    “Before there were cops, there were just Americans. So, here we are.” “Justice for Floyd but we don’t support looting…” WATCH VIDEO...
  • Book Review: The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon

    05/24/2020 7:59:19 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    Tea at Trianon Blog ^ | May 11, 2020 | Elena Maria Vidal.
    I remember as a twenty-two-year-old being excited when I saw a new book called the The Mists of Avalon by an author called Marion Zimmer Bradley. Mists was presented as the retelling of the Arthurian legend from the point of view of the women of Camelot, which I thought was a thrilling idea. However, I found the book heavy on paganism and morbid, explicit sex scenes, but light on romance, heroism, chivalry, mystery, faith and all the qualities I had come to love in the Camelot stories. I never read any of the author's other books and did not care...
  • A conservative woman reaches out to defend marriage.

    05/19/2020 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 17 replies ^ | 20th April 2020 | 0zguy1945
    Marriage is under pressure. Shelly of San Diego stands up for what's right.
  • Barack Obama BARKS like a dog while reading 'The Bear Ate Your Sandwich' with wife Michelle as the couple films another virtual story time for kids in lockdown

    05/18/2020 5:49:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2020 | Reporter
    After reading 'The Giraffe Problem' by Jory John and Lane Smith, the former first lady, 56, was joined by her husband, Barack Obama, 58, and together the couple read 'A Bear Ate Your Sandwich' by Julia Sarcone-Roach. The two gave an animated reading of the book, with the former president even barking at one point to imitate a dog in the story.
  • The Irony of ‘The Plot Against America’

    05/14/2020 6:11:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14 May 2020 | David Bernstein
    The late Philip Roth is my favorite novelist, and his novel The Plot Against America, now a widely-praised HBO mini-series, is an excellent, disturbing book. The book posits an alternate history in which an isolationist, antisemitic Charles Lindbergh defeats FDR for the U.S. presidency in 1940, and proceeds to enact a series of increasingly draconian antisemitic measures. Among those measures are sending Jewish youths out to the country to live with Gentile families to become “real patriotic Americans,” away from the implied malevolent of their families, the Jewish community, Jewish culture, and Judaism. The irony in the title of this...
  • “They Got a Pulitzer Prize for a Story that was 100% False!” – Lara Logan Slams Trump-Hating Garbage Journalists at NY Times and WaPo (VIDEO)

    05/14/2020 6:14:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/14/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The far left New York Times admitted this week that its “science and health reporter” Donald McNeil, Jr., went too far this week during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. During the interview McNeil went on a tear against several members of the Trump administration. The New York Times said they discussed the issue with him.Again, Donald McNeil, Jr. is the “science and health” reporter at the Times. On Wednesday, Lara Logan weighed in on the state of the liberal mainstream media. Lara did not hold back and went as far as saying the Pulitzer winning reporters at The...