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  • The DEI Regime

    07/13/2022 2:18:31 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 13, 2022 | Christopher F. Rufo
    The DEI RegimeEvery Fortune 100 company has now adopted “diversity, equity, and inclusion” programming.“The chief business of the American people is business,” President Calvin Coolidge once said. One hundred years later, Americans’ chief business increasingly is managing racial and sexual politics through the ideology of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”I have surveyed the programming of every Fortune 100 company and have confirmed that all of them have now adopted so-called DEI programs. These initiatives are no longer limited to high-technology firms in the coastal enclaves; they have spread to traditionally conservative sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, insurance, and oil and gas....
  • Michel Foucault: Discipline and Punish. The Birth of the Prison (1975)

    01/25/2022 6:28:45 AM PST · by walford · 2 replies ^ | 1975 | Michel Foucault
    "...there was also a political dream of the plague, which was exactly its reverse: not the collective festival, but strict divisions; not laws transgressed, but the penetration of regulation into even the smallest details of everyday life through the mediation of the complete hierarchy that assured the capillary functioning of power; not masks that were put on and taken off, but theassignment to each individual of his 'true' name, his 'true' place, his 'true' body, his 'true' disease. The plague as a form, at once real and imaginary, of disorder had as its medical and political correlative discipline. ...The plague...
  • Once More Dear Friends, Into The Cultural Breach

    08/24/2021 11:00:47 AM PDT · by PTBAA · 14 replies
    Granite Grok ^ | 08/24/2021 | Kevin Scully
    I believe that Marxist post-modern deconstructionists are the greatest internal threat known to Western Civilization. They are the enemy within, and they are winning, and it scares the hell out of me.
  • Turley's Take on Cuba

    07/13/2021 3:13:24 PM PDT · by mr.olwol · 7 replies
    Rumble ^ | July 12, 2021 | Dr. Steve Turley
    I think what’s happening in Cuba, right before our very eyes, is the latest in the continuous crack-up of the old Cold War political order and the rising up of a new one. A worldwide political order that’s re-defining politics and nationhood for the foreseeable future. So let’s unpack that a bit. Believe it or not, scholars have been predicting something like this for decades, particularly after the Soviet Union fell on Christmas Day, 1991. Now, if you remember, there were a number of scholars who believed that with the fall of the Soviet Union, we had reached an era...
  • Critical Race Theory Is The Left’s QAnon, And It’s Lucratively Taxpayer-Funded

    04/05/2021 6:49:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 5, 2021 | Kyle Sammin
    The rise of critical race theory is alarming and dangerous, but all isn't lost. Americans have never taken to being told what to think.New rulers often find themselves imitating the habits of the old. Part of this is the necessities of leadership, how those on the outside have grand ideas that, when finally applied to reality, are inadequate and quietly withdrawn. Witness, for example, the change from decrying “kids in cages” under President Donald Trump to the “migrant children in overflow facilities” under President Joe Biden. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss; the only difference is the...
  • James Lindsay: Why The Woke Won’t Debate You

    07/31/2020 9:06:12 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 49 replies ^ | 7-31-20 | John Sexton
    Having just written about two separate examples of the woke in Seattle getting rough with people they dislike, I wanted to highlight something about the underlying mindset driving some of this behavior. Yesterday, James Lindsay, one of the people involved in the grievance studies academic hoax, published an essay titled “No, the Woke Won’t Debate You. Here’s Why.” He attempts to explain some of the philosophical reasons why this might be true. In Lindsay’s view the answer isn’t as simple as hoping to avoid being embarrassed. It’s much deeper than that. So far as he is aware, there’s no single explanation published anywhere...
  • A War Against ‘Normal’

    05/29/2020 6:31:59 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 28, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    A question of power is at the heart of the new and interesting book by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay. The Anglo-American liberal duo did a tremendous service to the academy in 2018 by hoaxing several “grievance studies” journals that publish shoddy activist scholarship. Their book, “Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—And Why This Harms Everybody,” explains the theoretical foundations of activist disciplines in the academy and warns policymakers about the threats they pose. The central thesis is thus: Our institutions of higher education are under attack from the virus of post-modernism, along with...
  • ‘It’s Not Fair’: Idaho Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Barring Biological Males From Girls Sports

    01/21/2020 6:48:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 21, 2020 | Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    An Idaho state legislator plans to introduce a bill that would require biologically male athletes to compete on boys sports teams, regardless of whether they identify as a transgender girl or not. Idaho state Rep. Barbara Ehardt is the latest Republican lawmaker across the country to introduce legislation ensuring girls aren’t forced to compete against biologically male athletes. The wave of proposed legislation comes as biological males have piled up victories in female athletics. “Boys and men will not be able to take the place of girls and women in sports because it’s not fair. We cannot physically compete against...
  • m a d w o r l d

    07/21/2019 2:21:10 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/12/2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Journey further into the nightmare of modernity. ...
  • Why Postmoderns Train—Not Educate—Activists

    03/20/2019 5:57:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 20, 2019 | Stephen Hicks
    Here’s why indoctrinating children makes perfect sense to postmodernists. Postmodernism is a sprawling movement centered on the conviction that the modern world’s most distinctive achievements—among them the rise of science, technology, individualism, universal rights, democratic-republicanism, and liberal capitalism—should be treated with suspicion or outright contempt. Most of us encountered old-fashioned indoctrinators in our education. Indoctrinators think this way: There is the One Truth. I am in possession of it. So important is it that students must believe it. Alternative ideas are a waste of time—and a temptation to unformed minds—and should be shunned. So as a teacher I will use...
  • The Bankruptcy Of Grievance Studies

    10/03/2018 12:09:10 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 4 replies
    The Conservative American ^ | 10/03/2018 | Rod Dreher
    You have GOT to read this, from Quillette! It starts with this editor’s note: Editor’s note: For the past year scholars James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian have sent fake papers to various academic journals which they describe as specialising in activism or “grievance studies.” Their stated mission has been to expose how easy it is to get “absurdities and morally fashionable political ideas published as legitimate academic research.” To date, their project has been successful: seven papers have passed through peer review and have been published, including a 3000 word excerpt of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, rewritten in...
  • Prof Stephen Hicks: "Explaining Postmodernism" (full audio book on youtube with links)

    09/23/2018 5:36:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Below are links to youtube wherein Prof Hicks reads his entire book on post-modernism. You can find the same links, pdf, or mp3 format at Prof Hicks website (HERE)Or you can buy the book from Amazon in the following link: Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault by Dr. Stephen Hicks Chapter One: What Postmodernism Is (youtube audio - read by Professor Hicks) Chapter Two: The Counter-Enlightenment Attack on Reason (youtube) Chapter Three: The Twentieth-Century Collapse of Reason (youtube) Chapter Four: The Climate of Collectivism (youtube) Chapter Five: The Crisis of Socialism (youtube) Chapter Six: Postmodern Strategy (youtube)...
  • 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...
  • 2017/02/25: Jordan Peterson: Postmodernism: How and why it must be fought (12 minutes)

    08/02/2018 3:15:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies ^ | Jordan Peterson
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  • Profs warn that 'commitment to empirical science' hurts women

    03/29/2018 6:34:49 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 93 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Mar 23, 2018 at 9:45 AM EDT | Toni Airaksinen
    A recent academic journal article claims that "meritocratic ideology" and "depoliticized" classroom environments contribute to a sense of exclusion and isolation among female students. The professors argue that the emphasis on "meritocracy," "individualism," and "technical prowess" in engineering all contribute to a "masculine culture" that marginalizes women. Four professors are warning that the “hegemony of meritocratic ideology” and other manifestations of “masculine culture” in engineering courses are detrimental to women. Led by Carroll Serron, who teaches at the University of California-Irvine, the March 1 study contends that the sense of exclusion and isolation felt by female engineering students is exacerbated...
  • Postmodernism and Cultural Marxism

    02/18/2018 9:30:16 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 6, 2017 | Jordan B Peterson
    Jordan Peterson, Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, speaks with The Epoch Times about Postmodernism and Cultural Marxism. Communism is estimated to have killed at least 100 million people, yet its crimes have not been fully compiled and its ideology still persists. The Epoch Times seeks to expose the history and beliefs of this movement, which has been a source of tyranny and destruction since it emerged.
  • 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,...
  • Jordan Peterson demolishes Postmodernism and PC (video)

    09/26/2017 11:32:27 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 12, 2017 | Jordan Peterson
    He’s been cheered and condemned, boosted and banned… and now he’s at ideacity to offer perspectives from the front lines of the political correctness battleground. Professor and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson believes that no matter how controversial, we must recognize the importance of free speech – particularly on college campuses. (This is an excellent take down of the scourge of postmodernism that is responsible for the cultural rot that is destroying the western world, from multiculturalism, relativism, egalitarianism, neo-marxism, etc. He's a passionate, eloquent, courageous and intelligent speaker on a mission, and who may single handedly end up saving...
  • Some Christians ‘massacre, misquote’ Bible for political points, this ex-pastor says

    07/17/2017 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 7/14/2017
    Rob Bell, who once enraged many evangelicals by questioning hell, is back with a new book that could re-ignite their fury. It’s called “What is the Bible?” And in it, Bell calls for the Bible to be read “literately, not literally.” In these polarized times, many Christians who claim to read the Bible are really more interested in cherry-picking verses to support their political or social points of view, Bell said in a phone interview with the Observer. “You can pull a verse out to justify almost anything,” he said. “When you read the Bible fuller and in-depth, suddenly you...
  • Six Out of Ten Scots Now Say They Have No Religion

    07/09/2017 5:43:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | 7/1/17 | Catriona Webster
    THE proportion of Scots who say they have no religion has reached a new high, a survey shows. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey found that nearly six in 10 (58%) describe themselves as having no religion, up from 40% in 1999. The survey, carried out by ScotCen, revealed that those aged 18-34 were the least likely to be religious, at 74% compared to 34% of those over 65. The Church of Scotland has been hardest hit by the drop in religious affiliation, with just 18% saying they belong to the Kirk compared to 35% in 1999. The proportion of...