Category: Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Daily Beast thrashed over op-ed that ‘dirtbag left’ is actively courting the far-right

By Claire Goforth, Daily Dot The Daily Beast is facing intense backlash over an op-ed that claims members from the “dirtbag left”—a collection of leftist podcasters and Twitter personalities—are cozying up with right-wing extremists. The roughly 4,500-word article posits that leftist media personalities are legitimizing and even adopting […]

Tanzania – The second Covid coup?

By Kit Knightly, Off-Guardian President John Magufuli’s disappearance makes him potentially the 2nd “Covid denier” head of state to lose power. John Magufuli, President of Tanzania, has disappeared. He’s not been seen in public for several weeks, and speculation is building as to where he might be. The […]

The New War on Woke

In regions and localities where the cultural Right still holds substantial sway, right-wing political correctness has emerged. By Jeffrey Sachs, Arcdigital Media State and national governments try to suppress critical race theory, social justice, and related concepts. “Unlawful propagation of divisive concepts.” That’s the subheading of a bill […]

The Antifa-NATO Axis?

It looks like the battles between the anti-imperialist (or at least anti-Western imperialist) tankieish left and the totalitarian humanist left are heating up, along with the battles between the class reductionist and intersectional sectors of the left, the scientistic and conspiracist sectors, the anti-Zionist and anti-anti-Semitic sectors, the […]

Racist Riverdale

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Writing in the Wall Street Journal (paywalled), Bion Bartning talks about when wokeness invaded his children’s posh New York City private school, Riverdale, which costs $58,000 per year to attend. Last fall, the school began to focus on privilege and white fragility. […]

How Can A Global Conspiracy Work?

John writes in to ask how a global conspiracy can function and how it can be kept under wraps. Good question. Join James for this week’s edition of Questions For Corbett where he tackles the most common objections of the skeptics and their fallacious counter-arguments against the global […]