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.”
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti break down the CIA’s new recruitment video.
President and Founder of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, Richard Hanania, weighs in on why all institutions are “woke.”
“I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Whether you work at #CIA, or anywhere else in the world. Command your space. Mija, you are worth it.”
“I’ve wanted to be a librarian since I was four years old. I guess I was a bit different, even at that age, and libraries always offered a safe, quiet space. In this one room, I could find a number of mini-escapes.”
“I joined CIA almost straight out of college when it can be a challenge to speak up when you’re younger and adjusting to workplace norms, especially in such a unique environment.”
You’ve got to see this to believe it. By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative You have to watch this. You really do. It’s jaw-dropping. It’s a new CIA recruitment ad: READ MORE
The Democrats face the danger of losing working to middle-class moderate voters to the Republicans as the Democrats focus on the battle between corporate neoliberals and the cultural left. The Republicans’ best bet from a strategic perspective would be to adopt a lot of economic populist rhetoric as […]
Team Rising discuss James Carville’s claims that “Democrats might be poised to squander their political advantage against a damaged GOP.”
By They/Them, The Spectator A regular column by an anonymous whistle-blower operating deep within heart of the Social Justice Movement. To protect their identity, they will go under the code-name ‘They/Them’. Wokeyleaks is a confidential news leak organization for anyone wishes to divulge classified information (and hilarious anecdotes) […]
Emily Jashinsky gives her thoughts on the “wokeness” problem and how it allows powerful people to “maintain their control.”
By Robby Soave, Reason Last week, the American Humanist Association (AHA) stripped British author Richard Dawkins of his 1996 Humanist of the Year award after he made a comment on Twitter that offended some in the transgender community. “Regrettably, Richard Dawkins has over the past several years accumulated […]
Host of The New York Times’ The Argument, Jane Coaston, discusses Florida governor, Ron DeSantis’ controversial ‘anti-riot’ law.
Team Rising reacts to a New York Times’ piece on the American CEO’s who earned the most money during COVID.
But what about Marx and Engels? Lots of political incorrectness there. All past cultures and many world cultures today would be considered racist, sexist, ableist, ageist, homophobic, overly religious, etc. etc. by contemporary standards of the kind now found in Western Europe, North America, and Oceania. To eliminate any […]
Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky discusses Raytheon’s positive PR amidst President Biden’s plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.
By Robert Stilson, The American Conservative Conservatives are rightly vexed by “woke capitalism,” exasperated at the ways in which big American corporations are increasingly weighing in on sociopolitical issues—invariably, it seems, in favor of the progressive left. Certainly, many businesses are under pressure to do so. Sometimes that […]
Professor rebukes social justice theory in scathing video. Despite student pressure, he refuses to resign.
By Ben Zeisloft, Campus Reform After a University of Vermont professor criticized the notion of “whiteness,” administrators denounced his comments and students called for his resignation. The professor refuses to resign. In a YouTube video entitled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont,” education professor […]
A pretty good critique of progressive totalitarianism from a conservative/constitutionalist perspective. By William Voegeli, American Mind When it comes to progressive ambitions, nothing is off the table. Editors’ Note The Claremont Institute’s DC Center for the American Way of Life is a new initiative for actively counteracting the […]
By Angelo Codevilla, Independent Institute When Machiavelli wrote, “in order to know Moses’ virtue it was necessary that the people of Israel be slaves in Egypt …,” he was pointing to the truth that knowing what one is up against is a powerful incentive for dealing with it […]
American mathematician, cultural critic, and founder of New Discourses, James Lindsay joins Michael this week for a discussion on critical race theory and its warning signs, the theory’s parallels to Soviet logic, which philosophers were merely rationalizing their own pathologies, how language is often used as code to […]
This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective. My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]
It’s interesting that at least some social democrats and other leftists are just now starting to notice this. Even ultra-milquetoasters like Majority Report. Better late than never, I guess. Sam host Denver University Professor of Law Nancy Leong to discuss her new book, Identity Capitalists: The Powerful Insiders Who […]
Matt Taibbi The celebrated author writes an article in the Guardian opposing censorship, and is stunned by the negative response from political kindred spirits. Writer Thomas Frank published a piece in The Guardian last week called, “Liberals want to blame rightwing ‘misinformation’ for our problems. Get real.” Its […]
I always thought the totalitarian human revolution would be complete when it came to dominate the ideology of the military. The troops go to sensitivity training while the drone attacks continue. The totalitarian humanist revolution is now complete. ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ examines the Pentagon’s war on ‘domestic extremism.’
By Joel Kotkin, American Mind The Biden Administration is on track to stiff our desperate working class. Bill Clinton may have been lionized as the “first black President,” and Barack Obama actually was half African, but no politician in American history owes more to African-American leadership and voters than Joe […]
A social media poster writes: The problem with Keith is he treats idea-sets as if they’re fungible and takes people at their word. He takes the ideological content of things too seriously. Better predictors would be those who said everything will ultimately boil down to biological race. The […]
By Alexander Rubinstein, Mintpress News In order to identify where woke imperialism exists, we have to define it first. So what is it? It’s certainly not the first iteration of hegemonic domination buttressed by moralism. The doctrine of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) was officialized by the United Nations […]
For some time, probably about 25 years, I’ve been predicting the emergence of this kind of weird “rainbow-queer-multicultural-feminist-authoritarian-statist-oligarchic-capitalist-militarist-imperialist” regime. Here it is. Also, Lloyd Austin is Raytheon’s representative in the Biden administration, the same role played by Mark Esper in the Trump administration.
With the honorable exceptions of the “Gods and Radicals” and “Anarchist News” websites, I have yet to see any major figures or groups in the “anti-fascist” or “left-anarchist” milieus disown or even criticize Alexander Reid-Ross. Apparently, “no platform” doesn’t apply to feds, spooks, and cops. Apparently, the progressive […]
By Matthew Walther, The American Conservative More than half a decade ago, I began using the phrase “woke capital” in conversation and occasional social media posts. At the risk of sounding like someone’s father rushing the stage on Jerry Springer, I would like to register a disputed paternity […]
Woke capitalism on the move.
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. […]
By Kevin Baldeosingh, Spiked What does it mean to be woke? Those who consider themselves woke, even if they don’t use the label, might see wokeness as an embrace of positive virtues, such as tolerance, fairness and awareness. The Oxford English Dictionary defines woke as meaning ‘alert to […]
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donates $10 million to Ibram X. Kendi’s center on antiracism at Boston University
What does it mean when Big Tech is funding a guy who advocates literal totalitarianism, comparable to William Pierce’s “Order” or the Ayatollah Khomeini’s “Council of Guardians,” under the cover of a false “anti-racism”? Of all the political and/or commentariat figures out there today, I’m inclined to argue […]
From what I can gather “wokesters” come in at least five basic categories: ruling class elements seeking to incorporate progressive movements from recent decades into their self-legitimating ideology; professional class ladder-climbers engaged in virtue-signaling; quasi-religious zealots bent on moral purity akin to the Mormons and their “words of […]
This is some important commentary. This is how Chinese or Saudi levels of censorship could make its way to the Western countries. Saagar Enjeti reacts to reports that Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce wrote to Comcast, AT&T, Spectrum, Dish, Verizon, Cox and more […]
The SJW version of when the Falwellites were claiming the Teletubbies were turning kids gay.
00:00 Tracing wokeism’s origins to mid-century postmodernism 14:14 Determining the right historical narrative on race 34:38 Do progressives have a problem confronting their own racism? 48:10 What can and can’t be said about the 2020 election 1:02:55 Can the insurrectionists be defended? 1:13:13 Biden vs. Trump on critical […]
A pretty good pro and con discussion on Marcuse.
By Brendan O’Neil, Spiked Online I’m glad sections of the left find the free-speech crisis so funny. Or ‘free-speech crisis’, as they always put it, those sarky quote marks signaling their skepticism towards the idea that there’s a censorship problem on campus and elsewhere in society. ‘Freeze peach!’, […]
But how can that be? Cancel culture doesn’t exist!
This is a great segment. The ruling class has created its own secular church. Saagar Enjeti reacts to the dramatic saga between The New York Times and Substack columnist Scott Alexander.