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  • Gen. 1-11: The Creation Model vs. Modern Pagan Evolutionary Models

    02/11/2019 5:53:11 AM PST · by spirited irish · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 10, 2019 | Linda Kimball
    As a neo-pagan evolutionary materialist (pagan animist), Dennett enthusiastically embraces Darwin's evolutionary theory because evolution – an unseen creative energy that acts upon matter – supposedly provides a 'scientific' explanation for the emergence of life from non-life bearing chemicals, thereby supposedly negating the necessity of the living, supernatural Tri-Personal God. Hence Dennett's delusional insistence that there is no soul/spirit (mind, will) associated with the human brain or any supernatural God or life after death. Thus the central concern of Dennett's career has been to explain how, ".... meaning, function and purpose can come to exist in a world that is...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    12/17/2018 5:03:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | 5 February, 2000 | Bill Lind
    An Accuracy in Academia Address by Bill Lind. Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA conferences including the 2000 Conservative University at American University If you enjoy this speech, keep up with political correctness and how it continues to emerge on college campuses by following our Faculty Lounge blog. Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans...
  • Diversity Ideology Killed the University. Now, It’s Choking Out Civilization.

    09/27/2018 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In 1903, during America’s darkest period of hate, W. E. B. Du Bois heartbreakingly affirmed his intellectual affinity with Western civilization. “I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not. Across the color line I move arm in arm with Balzac and Dumas,” Du Bois wrote in “The Souls of Black Folk.” “I summon Aristotle and Aurelius and what soul I will, and they come all graciously with no scorn nor condescension.” Half a century earlier, Frederick Douglass had paid tribute to the 18th-century British orators whom, at age 12, he had discovered in a collection of political speeches. “Every opportunity...
  • The Civil War on America's Horizon

    09/12/2018 7:25:45 AM PDT · by oblomov · 117 replies
    TAC ^ | 11 Sep 2018 | William S. Smith
    An uneasiness has overtaken the body politic. There is a sense that a terrible clash is about to occur. The establishment’s contempt for Donald Trump, and their machinations to remove him, are validated by the president’s intemperate counterattacks and the glee that his supporters take in his barbs. These two groups do not simply disagree; they consider each other to be illegitimate and unconstitutional outlaws. It is true that Trump’s behavior is not befitting his office and that a certain decorum and dignity in the White House is not only desirable but essential. Democracy is no different from any other...
  • It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World – Part 6 – Postmodernism and the Madness of Crowds

    01/27/2018 7:55:35 PM PST · by walford · 12 replies
    XYZ ^ | January 28, 2018 | Sam Vimes
    It’s taken me a while to craft a concise wrap-up to this little series. I’ve realised via the responses to my previous articles that the typical XYZ reader is well-versed in the machinations of the loony left, so I’ve been asking myself “who am I writing these for?”. Bringing it back to my original question, I suppose it has always been a slightly selfish conceit – someone once said writing is therapeutic, and forcing myself to read, research and write these has been its own therapy. Truth be told, I never intended to write 10,000 words on anything in particular,...
  • College athletes kneel for anthem because America 'not worth being proud of'

    10/12/2017 7:08:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2017 | Rick Moran
    Back in the early 1980s, some conservatives began raising the alarm about the rising tide of anti-Americanism in primary and secondary public schools. "History" textbooks became "social studies" textbooks. Teaching the incredible story of America's founding was given short shrift, inspiring stories of individual Americans were omitted in favor of highlighting our many faults and teaching a form of "social history" that concentrated on those who were oppressed in the past. There is nothing wrong with teaching the complex and problematic history of America's past. But not at the expense of the truth. In fact, the amazing story of our...
  • The Left’s Sirens Are Already Hinting Our Culture Wars Will End In Another Civil War

    10/10/2017 11:59:04 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 91 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/10/2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    The radicalization of the Democratic Party is transforming everything that happens in America into another battle in our unending culture war. Is there anything left in American public life that isn’t an occasion for political rancor and division? NFL games are now nothing more than crude pieces of political theater. On Sunday even Vice President Mike Pence got in on the act, showing up to a Colts-49ers game then leaving after a few players knelt during the national anthem. Next day was Columbus Day, which the cities of Los Angeles and Austin decided this year to replace with “Indigenous Peoples’...
  • The Dialectics of Kid Rock

    09/10/2017 10:01:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 10, 2017 | Matthew Franks
    Before analyzing Kid Rock as a cultural phenomenon, we first have to spend some time with the Frankfurt School, a group of European academics who rose to prominence in the mid 20th century. No, seriously. The word "dialectic" gets thrown around enough to warrant some clarification. Now used primarily as a pseudo-intellectual shibboleth to refer to social changes, the philosophical roots of the modern concept of dialectic are surprisingly important. Dialectic describes Hegel's idea that as society moves toward its perfected state, it must resolve internal contradictions – issues that cause social unrest and then lead to social change. According...
  • The Deconstruction of the West

    04/14/2017 8:13:59 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 4-12-17 | ANDREW A. MICHTA
    The greatest threat to the liberal international order comes not from Russia, China, or jihadist terror but from the self-induced deconstruction of Western culture. To say that the world has been getting progressively less stable and more dangerous is to state the obvious. But amidst the volumes written on the causes of this ongoing systemic change, one key driver barely gets mentioned: the fracturing of the collective West. And yet the unraveling of the idea of the West has degraded our ability to respond with a clear strategy to protect our regional and global interests. It has weakened the NATO...
  • Deconstruction of America has stopped

    02/22/2017 8:22:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/17 | Rolf Yungclas
    A comatose nation has been revived and is undergoing physical therapy in preparation for return to a normal life. It’s going to be quite a ride, America, so fasten your seatbelt and prepare for takeoff! For the last eight years the nation underwent what was sometimes called fundamental transformation. I call it the deconstruction of America, a process that actually began over a hundred years ago, but was rapidly accelerated by the mass influx of leftist socialists into all levels of government during the Obama administration. It had even progressed - digressed, actually - to the point where the Republican...
  • The Trouble With Superman

    03/20/2016 3:48:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 7, 2016 | ASHER ELBEIN
    Superman should be invincible. Since his car-smashing debut in 1938, he’s starred in at least one regular monthly comic, three blockbuster films, and four television shows. His crest is recognized across the globe, his supporting cast is legendary, and anybody even vaguely familiar with comics can recount the broad strokes of his origin. [...] And yet, for a character who gains his power from the light of the sun, Superman is curiously eclipsed by other heroes. According to numbers provided by Diamond Distributors, the long-running Superman comic sold only 55,000 copies a month in 2015, down from around 70,000 in 2010—a mediocre...
  • Methane Madness: Science Does Not Support White House Policy

    09/22/2015 7:57:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/22/2015 | S. Fred Singer
    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 18 August 2015 proposed regulations to reduce emissions of methane. These regulations would be the first to directly restrict methane emissions by the oil and gas industry; they build on a 2012 rule that sought to curb volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract natural gas. Combined, the two regulations could reduce the oil and gas sector’s methane emissions by up to 30% by 2025, compared with 2012 levels, EPA says. The proposed EPA regs are part of a larger effort by the White House to reduce national methane emissions...
  • The Deconstruction of Marriage

    03/28/2013 6:04:01 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 25 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 27 Mar 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The only question worth asking about gay marriage is whether anyone on the left would care about this crusade if it didn't come with the privilege of bulldozing another civilizational institution. Gay marriage is not about men marrying men or women marrying women, it is about the deconstruction of marriage between men and women. That is a thing that many men and women of one generation understand but have trouble conveying to another generation for whom marriage has already largely been deconstructed. The statistics about the falling marriage rate tell the tale well enough. Marriage is a fading institution. Family...
  • Tenets of Liberal Education Underpin Govt. Abuses

    06/11/2013 7:41:45 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 11, 2013 | Peter Berkowitz
    Leaving aside the NSA snooping, which is apparently legal (if worrisome), it is easy to view the three scandals rocking the Obama administration -- Benghazi, IRS, and Department of Justice -- as disconnected instances of the abuse of power. But this is not necessarily so. Although apparently unrelated to each other in their planning and execution, the three controversies exhibit a shared sensibility -- and possess a common root. Each reflects a cardinal tenet of the powerfully reinforced brand of left-liberalism inculcated on university campuses in this country. {SNIP} The administration’s misleading of the public reflects a teaching that is...
  • Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin’, Writin’ and Deconstructionism

    01/25/2013 10:02:21 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    The Common Core English/language arts criteria call for students to spend only half of their class time studying literature, and only 30 percent of their class time by their junior and senior years in high school. Under Common Core, classics such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” are of no more academic value than the pages of the Federal Register or the Federal Reserve archives — or a pro-Obamacare opinion essay in The New Yorker. Audio and video transcripts, along with “alternative literacies” that are more “relevant” to today’s students (pop song lyrics, for example),...
  • Deconstructing Instead of Demolishing Houses Is Growing West Coast Trend (Video)

    12/23/2012 10:57:27 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies
    WSJDigitalNetowrk ^ | 12-21-2012
    More home buyers who want to tear down an existing home and rebuild on the same lot are doing so without wrecking balls and bulldozers. "Deconstruction" [with tax credits] is a growing trend in the West Coast housing market. WSJ's Monika Vosough reports.
  • Caught in Their Own Nets

    10/15/2009 9:47:27 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 10 replies · 479+ views
    American Vision ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | Bojidar Marinov
    No wonder Whoopi Goldberg said what she said. She can’t help it. She is a victim. She is a victim of the liberal propaganda she believes in. That same propaganda that is based on emptying the words of our language of any moral meaning. So when it comes to applying moral meaning to words, she is confused. “Rape-rape” or “just rape”? “I don’t necessarily want my 13-year old to have sex with a 45-year old man.” What does that phrase mean? She probably wouldn’t be able to tell. Does she say that it is not “necessity” that tells her what...
  • Immigration Bill Subverts Americanization, English Language

    05/31/2007 9:58:50 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 43 replies · 866+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 30, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    To judge how important assimilation is to senators John McCain (R.- Ariz.) and Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.), peruse their immigration bill, now before the Senate. “Assimilation” appears only once in this legislation, and not until the 343rd of 347 pages. “Americanization” never emerges. Too bad the most sweeping immigration measure since 1986 shortchanges assimilation. Whether America ultimately absorbs 12,000 or all 12 million illegal aliens estimated to live here, it will be better for them and this nation if they speak, study, and vote in English, understand America’s Constitution and political culture, respect our history and civic traditions, and honor our...
  • The Dirty Dozen: America’s Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses

    12/20/2006 10:00:50 PM PST · by Exton1 · 41 replies · 3,427+ views
    The Dirty Dozen: America’s Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses Occidental College’s The Phallus ranked the most bizarre class of ’06 -’07 HERNDON, VA – As college costs soar through the roof—averaging above $31,000 a year for tuition, room & board—today’s college students study adultery, the male genital, and Native American feminism. The Dirty Dozen highlights the most bizarre and troubling instances of leftist activism supplanting traditional scholarship in our nation’s colleges and universities. The growth of these courses gobbles up tons of money and resources and ignores scholarship from conservatives. For instance, books and speeches from the...
  • Deconstructing Bill Clinton

    10/09/2006 9:28:38 AM PDT · by Brian Allen · 26 replies · 1,715+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | Monday October 9 2006 | Gerard Jackson
    Deconstructing Clinton is a lot easier than parsing sentences. Language has its own structure and rules, what we call grammar and syntax. It is these things that allow us to communicate efficiently with each other, even when we are not schooled in the rules of language. But in Clinton’s post-modernist world there are no rules because there is no reality. Existence is a matter of opinion and reality is what I think it ought to be. In such a world facts are fiction and fiction is reality with each reality being as good as any other. Hence whatever I say...