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  • Cultural Marxism’s Liturgical Language

    01/21/2020 1:35:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    American Conservative ^ | January 21, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    Last night I was reading a short book by the French historian Alain Besançon in which he takes stock of the meaning of Nazism and Communism, in part by comparing the two totalitarianisms. This paragraph jumped out at me: The psychological state of the militant is distinguished by his fanatical investment in the system. This central vision reorganizes his entire intellectual and perceptual field, all the way to the periphery. Language is transformed: it is no longer used to communicate or express, but to conceal a contrived continuity between the system and reality. Ideological language is charged with the magical...
  • ‘The Simpsons’ Hank Azaria Says He’ll No Longer Voice Apu

    01/17/2020 3:08:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Deadlin ^ | January 17, 2020 | Denise Petski
    Hank Azaria says he will no longer be voicing the controversial character Apu on The Simpsons. Azaria made the comment in an interview with Slashfilm at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour following a panel for his IFC show Brockmire. “All we know there is I won’t be doing the voice anymore, unless there’s some way to transition it or something,” Azaria told the publication. “We all made the decision together… We all agreed on it. We all feel like it’s the right thing and good about it.” The show’s producer 20th Century Fox TV would not comment on...
  • Stephen King backtracks on diversity comments after criticism

    01/16/2020 8:28:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    NBC ^ | Gwen Aviles
    Stephen King appeared to backtrack on his recent comments about "never" considering "diversity in matters of art" after criticism from a number of prominent artists, including Ava DuVernay. "The Shining" writer on Tuesday weighed in on the controversy that ensued after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated a nearly all-white slate for acting Oscars. "For me, the diversity issue did not come up," King, who is a voting member of the Academy, wrote on Twitter of his nominations for the best picture, best adapted screenplay and best original screenplay categories. "That said, I would never consider diversity...
  • Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Strategy Would Pay Victims but Protect Most Assets

    01/13/2020 2:15:12 PM PST · by Obadiah · 48 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Andrew Scurria, Andrea Fuller and Peg Brickley
    The Boy Scouts of America has drawn up a strategy for coping with a wave of sexual-abuse claims through a possible bankruptcy filing while protecting local scouting councils and the billions of dollars in assets they hold, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics.

    01/13/2020 5:26:09 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2020 | Dana Goldstein
    ... California is one of many states to ask teachers and textbooks in recent years to cover the contributions of specific immigrant groups, including Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, European-Americans and Mexican-Americans. These additions are part of the reason California books are almost always longer than their Texas counterparts. California’s Board of Education adopted an expansive 842-page social studies framework in 2016. Two years later, Texas’ school board streamlined its social studies standards, which are now laid out in 78 tightly compressed pages. Critics of California’s approach say that making state standards and textbooks longer and more inclusive can be overwhelming to...
  • Lancet: The Only Way to Stop Racism Is ‘to Eliminate Whiteness All Together’

    01/13/2020 3:02:03 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/12/2020
    The once prestigious Lancet medical journal has published a bizarre book review asserting that “white Americans continue to mobilise to maintain or extend the exclusive advantages whiteness offers those who can become white.” The Lancet selected Rhea W. Boyd, a Minority Health Policy Fellow at Harvard’s School of Public Health, to review a 2019 book called Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl, whose thesis is that “right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences — even for the white voters they promise to help.” In his book, Metzl argues that white mortality is up in the United States ever since the 2016...
  • Not Pushing Back Fuels LGBT Tyranny

    01/08/2020 7:42:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American ^ | January 8, 2020 | Lloyd Marcus
    In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage making it legal in all fifty states. The ruling requires states to honor out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses. With an I-think-you're-an-out-of-touch-old-fart sneer, a millennial relative asked me, “Why do you care if two guys want to sleep together?” My duped millennial relative believed homosexual marriage would not impact anyone's life. Marriage and family advocate Bill Muehlenberg explained how homosexual rights change everything. Muehlenberg says, “Whenever special rights are granted to the homosexual community, especially marriage rights, everybody is impacted.” Our faith, family, freedom, freedom of religion, freedom of...
  • Critics Upset 'Little Women' Is Too White

    12/30/2019 3:19:27 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 27, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    There are those who think Hallmark is "fascist propaganda," and there are others who think director Greta Gerwig's latest take on "Little Women" is "too white." "It’s time that classics that are constantly remade to better incorporate diversity,” Teen Vogue contributor Natalie de Vera Obedos writes in her new piece, "'Little Women,' Laurie, and the Argument for Racebent Casting." [snip] Obedos takes issue with the casting of four white actresses as the well-known sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, played by Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, and Florence Pugh. But Obedos's main quarrel is with the male lead, Theodore...
  • White Christian America ended in the 2010s

    12/30/2019 6:24:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Like the tumultuous adolescent years of human development, the changes during the teen years of the 21st century disrupted American identity as we’ve known it. These transformations have come upon us quickly, upending long-standing assumptions — particularly among white Christians — about the American social fabric. And as with teenagers, they have created a lot of anxiety and fear about the future. Of all the changes to identity and belonging, the century’s second decade has been particularly marked by a religious sea change. After more than two centuries of white Anglo-Saxon Protestant dominance, the United States has moved from being...
  • Texas megachurch votes to leave UMC over homosexuality debate

    12/28/2019 7:58:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/26/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    A United Methodist Church congregation in Texas with approximately 2,800 members has voted to leave the mainline denomination because of its debate over homosexuality. Grace Fellowship UMC of Katy voted Dec. 15 to leave the UMC due to the divisive debate on whether to amend the Book of Discipline to remove language calling homosexuality “incompatible with Christian teaching.” Jim Leggett, the founding pastor of Grace Fellowship, told The Christian Post in an interview Monday that his congregation wanted “to remove ourselves from the dysfunctional fighting going on in the United Methodist Church so that we can fully devote our energies...
  • The culture war is lost

    12/28/2019 7:56:36 PM PST · by lasereye · 92 replies
    Spectator ^ | December 23, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    Even though American culture warriors of the right are fighting what Tolkien called ‘the long defeat’, surrender in the Battle of Chick-fil-A was a monumental symbolic loss. That’s because the fast-food chain had become what psychology calls a ‘condensation symbol’: a phrase or entity that powerfully evokes a worldview, and usually calls forth strong emotions around it. Chick-fil-A sells fried chicken. When are chicken nuggets not mere morsels of battered and fried chicken? When LGBT activists transform them into sacraments of Bible-thumping wickedness, as they have done with enormous effectiveness since 2012. That was the year that Dan Cathy, CEO...
  • Climate Crisis Activist Greta Thunberg Appears in DC Comics and Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child

    12/20/2019 4:07:59 AM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | December 11, 2019 | John F. Trent
    Climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg recently appeared in DC Comics and Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child. Thunberg appears at the very end of the book as Carrie Kelley as Batwoman has assembled a group of protestors to take on Darkseid. Thunberg is one of the protestors. Darkseid describes the protestors: “Look at them…fists clenched in righteous rage…Eyes glistening with hope and determination…” He adds, “…Yes. They will serve me well…once they are turned.” Not only does the book feature Greta Thunberg, but it also takes issue with President Donald Trump and his supporters. The book shows crazed...
  • Why the Left Doesn't Like Christmas

    12/17/2019 3:30:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Many on the left (as opposed to liberals) have been warring on Christmas for more than a generation. Leftists always deny there is a war on Christmas and mock those who claim there is. There is a mind-blowing chutzpah or lack of self-awareness when people do something and yet deny that they are actually doing it. But the evidence is overwhelming. The left has stopped schools from calling Christmas vacations by that name -- the name schools called them throughout American history until the last couple of decades. Almost every non-Christian school in America now calls Christmas vacation "winter break."...
  • Trump and Stephen Miller capitalize on white America's fear its racial identity is losing value

    12/16/2019 10:39:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 16, 2019 | By Emily Walton
    At a recent rally, President Donald Trump got cheers from supporters as he positioned himself and his administration as an important line of defense in the supposed “War on Thanksgiving,” an evocative image of the threat posed by progressives to America’s cherished cultural traditions, as they wish to include a more inclusive narrative of the holiday’s history. A clearer example of the racially divisive attitudes harbored and perhaps even enabled by this administration is represented by White House adviser, Stephen Miller. Miller was recently found to have written hundreds of emails demonstrating his support for white nationalist ideology. Whether spinning...
  • Russian Museum Cafe Stops Selling Stalin Chocolate After Outcry

    12/16/2019 9:50:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Dec 2019
    A cafe in a museum in Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, has stopped selling chocolate bars with the portrait of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on its cover after a public outcry. The museum's administration told RFE/RL on December 16 that it pulled the chocolates from the cafe's shelves after it learned they were on sale in its cafe via the Internet. According to the museum’s press service, the administration of the museum was unaware that the cafe's owner had bought such chocolate bars. A day earlier, a Facebook user named Vadim Fialko placed a photo of the bar with...
  • Hallmark Channel Does Immediate About Face On Gay Wedding Ad

    12/16/2019 7:53:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    It seems like only yesterday that we were talking about how the Hallmark Channel was throwing themselves into a social media firestorm by first accepting and then rejecting an advertisement from wedding planning company Zola featuring the nuptials of two brides. Oh, that’s right… it was yesterday. Well, that decision lasted less than a day. Faced with a growing backlash from Hollywood and on social media, the network turned around and said they would be accepting the advertisement(s) after all. (CBS News) The Hallmark Channel on Sunday moved to reinstate ads featuring a same-sex couple that had been removed...
  • Chick-fil-A once inspired me to live out my faith in the workplace. Those days are gone.

    12/10/2019 8:50:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/10/2019 | JP Duffy
    In the spring of 1997 my parents sat me down, told me it was time to get a job and nudged me to apply to Chick-fil-A. At first, I was uncertain about working in fast food, but I liked Chick-fil-A’s sandwiches and I embraced the company's biblical values. From setting up a Salvation Army Angel Tree to donating food for church events, I had no doubt this was a God-honoring company. As a regular churchgoer, it was a plus that I would never face the pressure to work on Sunday — so I applied and was hired. On my first...
  • Barr Dives Into the Culture Wars, and Social Conservatives Rejoice

    12/09/2019 5:08:00 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 8, 2019 | Jeremy W. Peters and Katie Benner
    ... Mr. Barr helped make the case for conservatives to shift to war footing against the left during a speech at Notre Dame Law School in October that was strikingly partisan. He accused “the forces of secularism” of orchestrating the “organized destruction” of religion. He mocked progressives, asking sardonically, “But where is the progress?” And while other members of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis have acknowledged that the sexual abuse crisis has devastated the moral authority of the church in the United States and is in part to blame for decreasing attendance, Mr. Barr outlined what he saw as...
  • Climate change: Majority of Germans support ditching Christmas lights

    12/08/2019 7:30:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.08.2019 | sri/stb (dpa)
    A majority of Germans say they would consider scaling down their Christmas lights to protect the climate, a survey released on Sunday said. A total of 57% of those surveyed said they would reduce Christmas lighting or even do without it in the future, according to the survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the German news agency DPA. Of the respondents, 11% said they would make do without any lights this year due to climate concerns, while 10% said they would do so in the future. But 35% said turning off the lights was not an option for them....
  • No Time To Die: First trailer for new James Bond film debuts

    12/08/2019 7:46:48 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/4/19 | Steven McIntosh
    And we thought Christmas only came once a year. The first full-length trailer for No Time To Die has been released, giving fans a flavour of what to expect from Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond. The promo, which launched on Wednesday and can be seen below, shows Rami Malek in character as the latest villain for the first time, as well as a new female agent with a licence to kill.