Exactly. “Social Justice” is just the latest rendition of social conservatism/bourgeois morality. Social conservatism isn’t static. It changes relative to time and place like anything else. Even the staunchest 1950s-style American social conservative was a flaming liberal compared to a medieval Catholic social conservative or an ancient Roman […]
By Christopher Rufo, New York Post Ibram X. Kendi’s name appears everywhere: in school curricula, corporate training programs, even the Navy’s official reading list. The Boston University prof is a blazing supernova in the constellation of radical-chic race activism. But be warned: His philosophy would jeopardize the bedrock […]
Emily Jashinsky reacts to President Biden’s nomination of Catherine Lhamon to Department of Education.
By Andrei Znamenski The paper explores the political and ideological evolution of the mainstream left thought collective in the West. Heavily influenced by the classical Marxian paradigm prior to the 1950s, this collective gradually shifted to the matters of culture and identity between the 1950s and the 1980s. […]
What Hanson is describing here is fairly consistent with the way that a range of social scientists and political theorists have characterized class relations in the present era. The “Left” represents the alliance of the rising forces of digital capitalism and the professional-managerial class (Joel Kotkin’s “tech-oligarch/new clerisy” […]
By Wesley Yang The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of America announced last year that it would set diversity quotas for any film eligible to win a best picture award. In order to enforce these targets, there will be regular surprise inspections into the racial origins […]
By Andrew Sullivan “What happened to you?” It’s a question I get a lot on Twitter. “When did you become so far right?” “Why have you become a white supremacist, transphobic, misogynistic eugenicist?” Or, of course: “See! I told you who he really was! Just take the hood […]
This is a great interview with McWhorter, and one of the best discussions I have seen on these topics. He gives the answers I would be inclined to give to the interviewer’s questions. PBS, Firing Line Columbia University linguist and race commentator John McWhorter explains the origins of […]
By Matt Taibbi Funny, outspoken, and original, the political science professor and author talks race, class, liberalism, and Robin DiAngelo on Useful Idiots. Last May, the Democratic Socialists of America invited the longtime Yale, Northwestern, and University of Pennsylvania professor Adolph Reed to speak to the New York […]
By Bari Weiss Maud Maron was a model public defender. Then she was forced out of her job because of her political views and her race. If you google “bleeding heart liberal,” Maud Maron might well turn up as the first hit. Every cause liberals are supposed to […]
MSNBC: We are horrible and losing viewers, our solution is to be more horrible.
This is the govt telling Big Tech to do it. So it’s the govt repealing The First Amendment.
What happened in Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan? I have witnessed more humanitarian interventions in my life then one can count. Blood baths , mass migration of refugees, instability and a power vacuum which harbors terrorism.
Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of […]
What do you get when you cross a Bircher, a fed, and a neoliberal? You get MSNBC.
By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report Whatever the strengths and limitations of Critical Race Theory, the debate over its usefulness to establishment circles is indicative of the American Empire’s rapid decline “The months-long protests and rebellions against racist policing forced the establishment to take a position on the […]
Author, Ben Burgis, discusses his book, “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique Of The Contemporary Left.”
Broadcast live on Friday, November 13, 2020. This week’s Backchannel is a free discussion between Chronicles Editor Paul Gottfried and military historian and author Bill Lind on the topic, “What is Cultural Marxism.” Gottfried and Lind wrote complimentary essays in the November 2020 issue of Chronicles in which […]
As I said in another post on here yesterday, I generally hold to the view that the central thrust of PC/SJWism/Wokeness/whatever is largely just the latest rendition of bourgeois morality, filtered through the lens of sectarian WASPish Protestant pietism in its “progressive Christian” and “social gospel” forms. It […]
A pretty good discussion of why totalitarian humanism and its derivatives are dangerous. Right now, US political culture faces three primary authoritarian dangers. The most immediate is the consolidation of a totalitarian humanist regime by the Center, and the use of inherited anti-crime and anti-terrorism laws to repress […]
By Casey Chalk, The American Conservative As a U.S. Army medic in the early 1970s, my father worked with wounded veterans who were suffering from what we would now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the time, so my dad told me, many of these PTSD victims were heavily […]
By Andrew Korybko, One World Prelude Since 2015, Western society and culture have been going downhill more and more. While it was difficult enough in 2008 after the banking crisis, the refugee crisis in 2015 gave the death blow to Western democracies and culture. The C-virus was the […]
All of this is unfolding about like I thought it would. The Bidenist ruling class unity regime (the new popular front) is purging the military of conservatives, possibility using the criminal law to eliminate the Trumpists, using the “war on terrorism” to eliminate the far right, purging the […]
Currently, there are three authoritarian dangers on the horizon in the USA: “totalitarian humanism” from the Center, “right-wing revanchism” from the Right, and “progressive National Socialism” from what gets passed off as the “Left.” By Petr Svab Epoch Times Some of the core tenets of the “woke” ideology spreading […]
By Matt Taibbi Canceled on campus for speaking his mind, he’s now going through a sequel at the hands of Silicon Valley. On May 23, 2017, not so long ago in real time but seemingly an eternity given the extraordinary history we’ve lived through since, a group of […]
Andrew Doyle is an Irish journalist and writer best known as the creator of the Twitter personality Titania McGrath, a parody of an ultra-woke, 24-year-old, militant vegan who thinks she is a better poet than William Shakespeare. Though the 43-year-old Doyle describes himself as a left-winger, he is […]
My guess is that this story is probably (mostly) true, but selectively chosen. Both the left and right like to pick out the worst examples from “the other side” they can find and hold those up as representative of their opponents generally. By Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge In […]
For the most part, universities have more in common with Wal-Mart than with North Korea, in the sense of having making money as their first priority. Higher education has become very corporatized in the past couple of decades, part of the “McDonaldization” process sociologists like George Ritzer started […]
The totalitarian humanist revolution is being consolidated.
By Tim Challies I grew up in the era of the Cold War. From my youngest days I was taught that the West was the bastion of democratic freedom and the Soviet Union the stronghold of oppressive totalitarianism. We knew who the enemy was, and we knew he […]
By Bill Hull, The Bonhoeffer Project Hard totalitarianism is easy to see. It is Soviet tanks rolling through your streets. It is the secret police in the former East Germany bugging your home, following you, arresting you, torturing you, and imprisoning you with a show trial or no […]
By James M. Patterson, Law Liberty Many Americans today live on edge. The arrival of COVID-19 has introduced an invisible enemy that attacks without reason or mercy. The policy responses of quarantine and shutdown have led to lay-offs, business failures, evictions, and foreclosures. Those still lucky enough to […]
‘Hundreds’ of Whistleblowers Say Military Forcing ‘Anti-American Indoctrination’ on Them: Sen. Cotton
Tom Cotton is a total douchebag and one of the right-wing’s most dangerous figures (as a bridge between the neocons, Likudniks, Saudis, MIC, supply-siders, Reaganites, Trumpists, evangelicals, and nativists). He is also smarter, shrewder, and more calculating than similar figures like Cruz, Rubio, and Hawley. But he is […]
Change the title of this to “On Having Jewishness” and the problematic aspects of this line of thinking are illustrated. This article, along with the writings of Ibram X. Kendi, is the most extreme example I have seen to date of full-blown “left-racial supremacism” entering into mainstream discourse. […]
The creator of ultra-woke poet Titania McGrath makes the definite case against cancel culture.
by Edward Ongweso Jr Vice Raytheon, a military contractor with a business model that centers on making killing machines, changed its logo colors to a rainbow palette. June is Pride Month, which means it’s time for corporations that normally contribute to the deaths of marginalized people in the […]
Unfortunately, I was more correct in my prediction about this kind of stuff than I would have thought, and it has happened a lot more rapidly than I would have thought.
I advise the paleo-populists to jettison the capitalist class and conservative “big media.” By Keith Preston, Chronicles Broad swaths of conservative opinion today would have it that the enemy of the right is some variant of Marxism. But this does not accurately describe people like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, […]
By Matt Purple, The American Conservative As bombs rain down on Yemen, Lockheed Martin has finally realized it has a problem: a lack of woke consultants. Don’t ever say there isn’t healing in America today. From Christopher Rufo at City Journal: Last year, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation’s largest […]
In this video, Laci makes her case against cancel culture. She highlights 5 ways that cancel culture fails as a method of justice, or actively perpetuates injustices.
A Jewish woman questions whether having the state enact “Where are your papers?” laws in the name of health and hygiene is a good idea. Gets called a reactionary by enlightened progressives.
Max Stirner seems to have nailed it 175 years ago.
The therapeutic state and “public health” cult are fundamental building blocks of totalitarian humanism. Saagar Enjeti and Ryan Grim react to Rachel Maddow’s comments on the CDC’s new mask policy.
Freedom of Speech in England: A Proposal for Its Recovery Sean Gabb (9th May 2021) It is now an official fact that England is a country where freedom of speech is in danger. According to the Secretary of State for Education, Despite the development and publication of [non-binding […]
Journalist Glenn Greenwald reacts to the left’s embrace of intelligence agencies on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Watch here.
If advocates of “wokeness,” “critical race theory,” and “anti-racism” seem to be acting like religious zealots who must crush all heretics, that’s because they are, argued Columbia University linguist John McWhorter at a 2018 debate at the Soho Forum. “Anti-racism as currently configured has gone a long way […]
The DOJ, the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon. The totalitarian humanist revolution is complete. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the Biden administration’s domestic violence extremism review.
The tech-oligarchy is increasingly assuming the powers of the medieval Catholic church or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Team Rising discusses Donald Trump’s new social platform.
When the majority of the capitalist class and the intelligence services have adopted “wokeness” as their self-legitimating ideology, we know that the totalitarian humanist revolution is complete. By Richard Hanania In a democracy, every vote is supposed to be equal. If about half the country supports one side […]
Philosophy instructor & Jacobin columnist, Ben Burgis, discusses his new book “Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique of the Contemporary Left.”