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  • 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 ^ | 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
  • The White Supremacist and the Woke "Anti-Racist"

    08/26/2020 8:38:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies
    King Features ^ | August 26, 2020 | Bruce Tinsley
  • Critical theory is not biblical justice, it locates evil in the wrong place: Rev. Tim Keller explains

    08/13/2020 7:20:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/13/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    Acclaimed theologian Tim Keller recently addressed the issue of critical theory which has become popularized in some Christian circles. In a lengthy essay published at Life in The Gospel, the former pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan articulated the differences in the many theories of justice presently swirling in culture, including postmodernism. "There have never been stronger calls for justice than those we are hearing today. But seldom do those issuing the calls acknowledge that currently there are competing visions of justice, often at sharp variance, and that none of them have achieved anything like a cultural consensus, not...
  • When Educrats Can’t Even Agree That 2+2=4, Public Education Is A Joke

    08/07/2020 9:01:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Katya Sedgewick
    It seems critical theorists won't stop until they've denied, rewritten, and scrubbed every semblance of Western Civilization from the education system. It started on July 5 when Nikole Hannah-Jones, who penned the lead essay for The New York Times’ 1619 Project, was trolled with a meme. The meme came from philosopher James Lindsay, whose upcoming “Cynical Theories” book on identity politics co-written with Helen Pluckrose is already an Amazon bestseller. Lindsay summarized the exchange: [I]t appears someone put this Woke Mini into the employ of satirically replying to Nikole Hannah-Jones on the fifth of July in response to her tweeting,...
  • How The Progressive-Or-Bigot Binary Changed Culture Quickly

    08/04/2020 8:00:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 4, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    If people are only racist or 'antiracist,' your ideology is easy to enforce after a certain point of proliferation because people believe it's bad for business to be on the side of alleged racism. “If you voted for Donald Trump, you are a racist. You have no wiggle room,” tweeted Jemele Hill on July 19. Hill is a writer at The Atlantic and the daughter of a Trump voter. While her contention might puzzle the average American, it would raise few eyebrows on college campuses, where racism and bigotry have been defined differently for years.Those expanded definitions, so broad they...
  • Does Mathematics = Western Imperialism?

    07/26/2020 3:56:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nancy Pearcey
    Is mathematics next on the chopping block to be deconstructed as a form of "Western imperialism"? A young woman describing herself as a teacher, Ph.D. student, and "social justice change agent," recently gained notoriety for tweeting, "The idea of 2+2 equaling 4 is cultural," a product of "western imperialism/colonialism." Yes, even mathematics, held up as the most objective and neutral of disciplines, is being reshaped by critical theory, which claims that all ideas are social constructions by groups using their power to advance their own interests. *snip* Critical theorists argue that mathematics is just another arbitrary human creation that has...
  • University’s Anti-Bigotry Reading List Includes Book That Equates Conservatism With Racism

    07/16/2020 8:02:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 15, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    George Washington University is urging students to read Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same in an effort to educate them about the dangers of stereotypes and discrimination. The "Solidarity Resource Syllabus" released by the Washington, D.C.-based school's Office of Diversity provides students with a reading list that focuses on racism in the United States. Among the 126 books that the university says "actively and effectively … [combat] injustice" is San Francisco State University professor Robert Smith's 2010 book that equates conservative beliefs with bigotry. That label applies to all who subscribe to right-leaning beliefs, including...
  • The Devil’s Pitchfork: Seeking the Origin of Our Present Troubles

    07/05/2020 3:42:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | David Solway
    The leftist rot has burrowed so deep into the timbers of the nation that it is moot whether it can ever be pumiced clean. The minions of the left -- unhinged academics, ignorant politicians, radical feminists, “social justice” warriors, global warmists, Deep State operatives, the Democrat party and similar political organizations throughout the West, media fifth columnists, the various agents of institutional culture, left-wing sans culottes, union syndicalists and metrotextual intellectuals... *snip* Where did all this come from? A starting-point is always elusive -- one recalls the lone provocative idea of deconstructionist Jacques Derrida, namely, that origins always recede. Was...
  • Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter

    06/06/2020 2:24:29 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    accuracy in media (AIM) ^ | January 12, 2016 | James Simpson
    The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. The Black Lives Matter movement claims that only whites can be racists. And while justifying violence to achieve “social justice,” the movement’s goal is to overthrow our society to replace it with a Marxist one. Many members of the black community would be shocked to learn that the intellectual godfathers of this movement are mostly white Communists, “queers”...
  • The Agony of the Democrats. Bernie Sanders is riding the intellectual currents that the party and its elites have nurtured.

    02/15/2020 4:37:48 AM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 14, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    ... Mr. Sanders wouldn’t be this close to the White House if not for the complicity of Democrats and the liberals who dominate the academy and media. Rather than fighting the ideas that animate him and his millennial voters, they have indulged and promoted them. They created the political environment in which he could prosper. Consider the intellectual currents he is riding: • The attack on capitalism and markets. Like Tony Blair in Britain, Bill Clinton’s New Democrats accommodated the economic lessons of Ronald Reagan. By the Obama Presidency, all that had changed. The left blamed markets for the 2008...
  • Debunking Left-Wing Historian Howard Zinn Is Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel

    02/08/2020 7:18:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 8, 2020 | Krystina Skurk
    Mary Grabar's book, 'Debunking Howard Zinn,' takes aim at the celebrated historian who is as influential as he is ideological and dishonest. Howard Zinn’s book, The People’s History of the United States, is one of the most famous American history textbooks ever written. His goal was to change the way Americans saw their own history by writing from the perspective of those he called “underdogs.” In doing so, he thoroughly distorts the true historical record and paints America as an inherently unjust nation.Mary Grabar believes that at the root of his agenda is a desire to see America turned into...
  • Liberal Policy Failures Are the Reason for Socialism’s New Appeal

    11/07/2019 4:09:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail. Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos. Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela are unfree, poor, and failed states. Baathism—a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism—ruined the postwar Middle East. The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection. In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts, and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world. So why, then,...
  • The Dangerous Lessons the Left Is Teaching Our Kids

    10/29/2019 1:36:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 29, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Here are some of the messages the left has been giving America’s young people: —Your past is terrible, and your future is terrible. The American past is a story of genocide, slavery, racism, patriarchy, and colonialism. You should be ashamed of it. As regards your future, your very existence is in jeopardy. You may well die at a young age unless society completely shifts from fossil fuels to wind and solar power. In fact, your future is so bleak you should probably not consider getting married and having children. —If you are a girl, you should know that American society...
  • How to Bring Down the Ideology of the Left

    10/27/2019 9:03:06 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-27-19 | Diana Mary Sitek
    (Skip) Cries of "social justice," "affirmative action," "racial prejudice," etc., ad nauseam, enfranchise the Left to wallow in a fictitious self-regard of moralizing sentimentality. Anyone who opposes leftists is automatically demonized as inhumane. Cowardly Republicans, large corporations like Procter & Gamble, and bureaucrats are shaken down and extorted to comply, for fear of appearing insensitive toward "oppression." Any evidence of political incorrectness can damage employment prospects or even get one fired. We are being thought-controlled and speech-tyrannized. How can we push back against such imperious "bleeding heart" compassion? The ideology has a stranglehold on academia and is being rolled out...
  • Censoring Shakespeare: Agenda-driven education is plaguing our universities

    10/25/2019 6:51:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 25, 2019 06:26 PM | Pooja Bachani
    To assume an English major took a class in Shakespeare is a pretty safe assumption, or at least it used to be. Now, not even the Bard of Avon is safe from censorship, as university administrators and faculty use the education system to drive their own agendas. At the University of California, Los Angeles, English majors are no longer required to study one of the greatest writers of all time. Instead, they have to take classes in “Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Disability and Sexuality Studies” and “Imperial, Transnational, and Postcolonial Studies,” in addition to critical theory and creative writing. Dost thou...
  • UPDATED: Ilhan Omar calls for advertiser boycott against Tucker Carlson

    07/10/2019 3:41:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 10, 2019 | John Gage
    Rep. Ilhan Omar called for advertisers to boycott Fox News host Tucker Carlson after he offered her as an example of why the U.S. immigration system is dangerous. "Fox News is now giving a nightly platform to white supremacist rhetoric. It’s dangerous. Advertisers should not be underwriting hate speech," the Minnesota Democrat said Wednesday on Twitter. Omar said in another tweet on Tuesday that Carlson was a "racist fool." "Not gonna lie, it’s kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress," the freshman congresswoman said. "No lies will stamp out my love for this...
  • 'Mayor Pete' is Antonio Gramsci's perfect socialist vehicle for cultural destruction

    05/21/2019 7:12:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/21/2019 | Peter Skurkiss
    In a significant way, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg is the embodiment of his father Joseph — and, by extension, Antonio Gramsci. Buttigieg Senior was a professor of critical theory and the relationship between culture and politics at Notre Dame University from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  (The man, a smoker who wouldn't quit, died of lung cancer in 2019.)  Academically, Joseph Buttigieg spent his entire professional life editing the journals of Antonio Gramsci.  According to a N.D. alumni newsletter, Professor Buttigieg's work on Gramsci has been spread far and wide, with his work having been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese. ...