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  • Critical race theory, transgenderism and ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ are destroying our military

    07/09/2022 5:06:53 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Jul, 2022 | Tony Lentini
    Military recruitment in the United States is way down at the same time as the Biden Administration is driving out so-called “White supremacists” (anybody who voted for Trump or believes in the Constitution), those opposed to taking the COVID vaccine due to religious or health concerns or natural immunity, and people who refuse to use the preferred pronouns of gender activists. The result of all this is a neutered and divided military increasingly unable to fight and win wars. Recent polling by the University of Chicago found that two-thirds of Republican and Independent voters and 51 percent of self-described “very...
  • The Architects of Western Decline - The Frankfurt School / Short Documentary

    03/20/2022 11:47:42 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 15, 2022 | VertigoPolitix
    Click link to watch 30 min documentary about critical theory and the Frankfurt school.
  • Cultural Marxism's Origins: How the Disciples of an Obscure Italian Linguist Subverted America

    12/07/2021 1:16:42 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    ammo.com ^ | Sam Jacobs
    You may have heard the terms “Cultural Marxism,” “Critical Theory” or “Frankfurt School” bandied about. And while you might have an intuitive approximation of what these terms mean for America in the 21st century, there’s a good chance that you don’t know much about the deep theory, where the ideology comes from, and what it has planned for America – and the world. The underlying theory here is a variant of Marxism, pioneered by early-20th-century Italian Marxist politician and linguist Antonio Gramsci. Gramscian Marxism is a radical departure from Classical Marxism. One does not need to endorse the Classical Marxism...
  • The Next Place Woke Bureaucrats Want To Indoctrinate Kids Is In ‘Media Literacy’

    10/20/2021 9:53:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2021 | Jane Robins
    In practice, media literacy is actually critical media literacy, indoctrinating students to adopt only leftist principles offered by leftist media outlets.K-12 instruction warped by Critical Race Theory (CRT) and related social-justice radicalism has become such a flashpoint that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland threatens federal retaliation against parent dissidents. Educrats are trying to quell the rebellion by changing definitions, such as the claim, “We’re not teaching CRT, we’re using culturally responsive teaching,” which is the same thing under a different label. Another tactic is to install anodyne-sounding curricular programs that accomplish subversive social-justice goals without alerting parents to the scam.One...
  • Want To Know What Critical Race Theory Is? Watch ‘The Matrix,’ Scholar Explains

    08/21/2021 8:53:58 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | August 20, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    Although we, the regular middle class, were all happy, there was a certain way we could see the world in which we would understand that everything we thought we knew was wrong, and actually, we should be angry. Because of our failure to see this invisible but true reality, as the philosophers thought we should, in some ways the enemy was us. Gonzalez studied the critical theorist philosophy of the era and learned that “Their position was the worker has become his own oppressor because he’s bought into the idea of country and his family and capitalism. They say he...
  • Why wokeness is a Christian Heresy

    07/12/2021 9:29:36 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 7-12-21 | John Stonestreet
    In 416 BC, during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, Athens decided to attack the neutral island of Melos. When the Melians protested they had done Athens no wrong, the Athenians replied, “The strong do what they can; the weak suffer what they must.” The Melians were starved into surrender, their men were killed, and their women and children were sold into slavery. None of this was unusual in the ancient world. The strong, it was supposed, had every right to dominate the weak. Cruelty, rape, torture, and slaughter were ordinary means of enforcing power. Neither the gods nor...
  • New Book: “Who Was Karl Marx?: The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today’s Rampaging American Left” by James Simpson -- A Book Review on CDR Kerchner (Ret)'s Blog

    06/27/2021 7:15:54 PM PDT · by CDR Kerchner · 9 replies
    CDR Kerchner's Blog ^ | June 2021 | James Simpson
    Another must read new book! Learn the names of the cast of unseemly characters & communist subversives, past & present: “Who Was Karl Marx?: The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today’s Rampaging American Left” by James Simpson: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2021/06/27/who-was-karl-marx-the-men-the-motives-and-the-menace-behind-todays-rampaging-american-left-by-james-simpson/
  • Of Founders, Slavery and Freedom

    06/23/2021 3:35:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Jun, 2021 | Eric Utter
    More people around the world are—at least nominally—free than at any other time in history. Free from monarchs, dictators, communism, fascism. Free from serfdom, servitude, slavery, deprivation and extreme oppression. This has ironically led many to take their freedom for granted. Especially in the West. Perhaps the longer you have had something the less you cherish it. Because never before in human history have so many people willingly ceded control of their minds, souls and bodies to others. Examples of this are legion, perhaps none more illustrative and chilling than the reaction to government mandates and restrictions put in place...
  • CNN dutifully ‘rubbing raw the sores of discontent’ in headline about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday

    06/20/2021 3:42:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 Jun, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    One mark of a fanatic is the ability to create something negative out of something positive. One mark of a fanatic is the ability to create something negative out of something positive. That certainly marks the approach of CNN yesterday on its home page when noting that the federal government created a brand-new national holiday commemorating Juneteenth, when slaves in Texas first heard that they were freed. Adam Ford noted the fanaticism on Twitter: This is CNN's home page right now. Our corporate media wants so badly for us to hate each other. It's really sick. pic.twitter.com/yta3lWoQAF — Adam Ford...
  • Ilhan Omar and Secretary of State Blinken don’t like America

    06/09/2021 3:55:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Jun, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    Two people who have risen to the top of American politics show their dislike for this country. America welcomed Ilhan Omar, a refugee from Somalia’s destructive civil wars. It gave her a place to live, an education, and a chance to sit in the most powerful governing body in the world, the United States Congress. Meanwhile, Anthony Blinken, a man of seemingly limited talent and ability, is now Secretary of State, with vast power over America’s foreign policy. Both, however, don't seem too fond of America. Omar’s disdain for America is separate from her equally openly expressed anti-Semitism. The fact...
  • You Can Hold Your Ground Against Critical Theory

    05/03/2021 1:01:56 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 05/03/21 | Grace Daniel
    Don’t apologize or defend yourself against vague accusations of “harm.” An apology when you’ve done nothing wrong is a lie. It will only further convince your accusers their delusions are reality. They don’t want dialogue; they want compliance. Nor will you defeat them in logical debate: Theory rejects objective truth. If you don’t fight this nonsense now, wherever it’s showing up in your community, soon there will be nothing good, true, or beautiful to defend. We will be ruled by lies and power while being told we’re progressing toward truth and justice. We’re in an open war, ideologically speaking. There...
  • The Rise of the Woke Cultural Revolution

    04/15/2021 9:22:37 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    New Discourses ^ | 14 Apr, 2021 | James Lindsay
    ...In this essay, I hope to outline a few factors that I think offer a partial analysis of how this societal virus escaped the university lab. I don’t really mean to be so narrow, though, as to insist that the university is the only relevant “lab” or to imply that the media and activists were merely vectors, as we shall see. Reaching back even into the 1960s, radical leftist thinkers, notably including the very famous Herbert Marcuse, were writing that a fusion between the radical outsiders, racial minorities, and leftist intelligentsia (itself a loaded and important term) were to...
  • How Reading Great Literature Helps Protect You From Big Brother’s Thought Control

    02/17/2021 7:09:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 17, 2021 | Cory Grewell
    The turn language is taking in politics calls to mind that controlling language to control thought was a prime goal of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s ‘1984.’Back in the 1990s, an adjunct English professor at Bakersfield College used to start first-day freshman composition by writing the F-word on the whiteboard in big capital letters. She’d then turn around and explain the word’s etymology, point out that its moral connotation was entirely a construct, and tell the students in no uncertain terms that any scandal they felt was due to their parochial ignorance. She would disabuse them of this...
  • Critical Race Theory, the New Intolerance, and Its Grip on America

    01/03/2021 6:53:13 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 29 replies
    https://www.heritage.org ^ | December 7, 2020 | Jonathan Butcher and Mike Gonzalez
    SUMMARY Critical Race Theory (CRT) makes race the prism through which its proponents analyze all aspects of American life—and do so with a degree of persistence that has helped CRT impact all of American life. CRT underpins identity politics, an ongoing effort to reimagine the United States as a nation riven by groups, each with specific claims on victimization. In entertainment, as well as the education and workforce sectors of society, CRT is well-established, driving decision-making according to skin color—not individual value and talent. As Critical Theory ideas become more familiar to the viewing public in everyday life, CRT’s intolerance...
  • District officials in San Diego evidently believe that the practice of grading students based on average scores is racist.

    12/21/2020 3:36:45 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 53 replies
    Reason via Twitter ^ | FROM THE JANUARY 2021 ISSUE | Robby Soave
    District officials in San Diego evidently believe that the practice of grading students based on average scores is racist. [At the Reason article]: ...Under the new system, pupils will not be penalized for failing to complete assignments or even show up for class, and teachers will give them extra opportunities to demonstrate their "mastery" of subjects. What constitutes mastery is not quite clear, but grades "shall not be influenced by behavior or factors that directly measure students' knowledge and skills in the content area," according to guidance from the district. District officials evidently believe that the practice of grading students...
  • Cultural Marxism's Origins: How the Disciples of an Obscure Italian Linguist Subverted America

    12/17/2020 10:57:52 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 18 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 12/18/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    You may have heard the terms “Cultural Marxism,” “Critical Theory” or “Frankfurt School” bandied about. And while you might have an intuitive approximation of what these terms mean for America in the 21st century, there’s a good chance that you don’t know much about the deep theory, where the ideology comes from, and what it has planned for America – and the world. The underlying theory here is a variant of Marxism, pioneered by early-20th-century Italian Marxist politician and linguist Antonio Gramsci. Gramscian Marxism is a radical departure from Classical Marxism. One does not need to endorse the Classical Marxism...
  • Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News

    10/16/2020 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 15, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In a last-ditch effort to stop negative stories about Joe Biden and his family from spreading, Twitter shut down its entire social network Thursday. After seeing account after account tweet out one particularly bad story, CEO Jack Dorsey realized he had to take action. Dorsey smashed a glass box in his office reading "Break In Case Of Bad Publicity For Democrats." Inside the case was a sledgehammer for smashing Twitter's servers. "Red alert -- shut the servers down! Shut them all down!"
  • Why Black Lives Matter Only Empowers Racist White Leftists

    09/24/2020 6:41:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 24, 2020 | Peter Burfeind
    Leftists are outing themselves as racists complicit in perpetuating systems of oppression. Maybe it's time we started believing them. Black Lives Matter is the operational arm of “critical race theory,” the postmodern philosophy of “critical theory” applied to race. Critical theory suffers an inescapable epistemological conundrum. It’s the Liar’s Paradox: If a Cretan says all Cretans are liars, is he to be believed?Or, in the case of critical theory: If a theory denies objective or universal truths, claiming that the powers-that-be subconsciously construct “reality” by projecting their will to power onto the transcendent screen of axiomatic certainty, all to perpetuate...
  • If Wokeness Is A Religion, Can We Keep A Wall Of Separation Between It And The State?

    09/11/2020 5:39:13 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 3 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 9-11-20 | John Sexton
    I can’t take any credit for this idea as it comes entirely from James Lindsay. Wednesday he published his argument along these lines and it is more than 30,000 words long. So long that I’ve only read a fraction of it at this point but the gist of the argument is clear: Critical Social Justice has already encroached deeply into our public education system and halls of government in the United States. In fact, this trend is accelerating to a pitch so extreme that complaints that schools are operating in the service of political indoctrination rather than as houses of...
  • The White Supremacist and the Woke "Anti-Racist"

    08/26/2020 10:02:57 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    Arcamax ^ | August 26, 2020 | Bruce Tinsley