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  1. Lois Lane Coolidge

    She should sue. Not for herself. For all the rest of us. I would contribute to that Go Fund Me legal defense. Or I’m certain there is a conservative law firm that would do this on just commission.

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    • July 15, 2020, at 10:01 AM PDT
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  2. Mark Alexander Lincoln

    RIP The New York Times

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    • July 15, 2020, at 10:56 AM PDT
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  3. colleenb Member
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    Isn’t it amazing that Donald Trump is really not cancelling anyone? And aren’t all the Never Trumpers part of the problem with the Democrats? 

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    • July 15, 2020, at 11:56 AM PDT
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  4. dicentra Member
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Isn’t it amazing that Donald Trump is really not cancelling anyone?

    Trump “cancels” legislators whom he perceives as disloyal, making it difficult for them to get anything done in Washington. But he hasn’t got the power to fire ordinary citizens. Does he try to get his critics to lose their pundit jobs? Or does he just bad-mouth them and move on.

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    • July 15, 2020, at 3:28 PM PDT
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  5. colleenb Member
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    dicentra (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Isn’t it amazing that Donald Trump is really not cancelling anyone?

    Trump “cancels” legislators whom he perceives as disloyal, making it difficult for them to get anything done in Washington. But he hasn’t got the power to fire ordinary citizens. Does he try to get his critics to lose their pundit jobs? Or does he just bad-mouth them and move on.

    I agree. I was using ‘canceling’ in the sense of the Twitter mob. It’s weird. DT is on Twitter all the time but he doesn’t seem to be ruled by it. 

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    • July 15, 2020, at 6:42 PM PDT
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  6. Yankee Coolidge

    Excellent analysis. This ultimately is all about POWER and Racial Supremacy with the added dimension that this new version of the LEFT makes people disappear in terms of their livelihoods and life. These events are social media and tweeter versions of a Stalin Show Trail or a Mao re-education camp. (Also check out the National Museum of African and American History web education page on WHITENESS — you will literally fall out of your seat both laughing and crying simultaneously). Who exactly are these people and how many of them actually participate outside of theislands in New York, LA, Seattle, and Portland. The intellectual foundations of these movements are as solid as quick sand. Intersectionality, the 1619 rewrite of American History, and Critical Race Theory are the minor leagues of political theory. At least the New Left in the 1960s read and studied Marx, Weber, Lukas, the Critical Theorists like Adorno and Horkheimer and had journals like TELOS to actually study ideas. Identity politics has replaced all. White Cis (whatever that is) Males are the lowest of the scale. Frankly white women are not in a much better position. Add Jewish identity as a modifier and you fall another couple of steps on the scale. It is impossible to debate or argue because the mob just cancels you out . Also don’t get why the powerful have just folded and hide. Owners of MSM, Academic President, Deans and Professors, political leaders in the Democratic Party in particular Pelosi, Schumer and Biden just HIDE AND PLAY ALONG. (IN THE old days, can you imagine Dan Rostenkowski or John Dingell being intimated by AOC!!!!!). Wall Street and Corporate America CEOs of large corporations also play along I guess as a marketing technique. WE ARE In TROUBLE.

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    • July 15, 2020, at 9:17 PM PDT
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  7. Elaine Minamide Member

    John’s point about cancel culture not being about one person being cancelled, it’s about everyone else–about who won’t say anything, about who hides. It’s about cowardice because always, inevitably, the mob will come for you, was brilliant. His scathing rant about A.G. Sulzberger is a thing of beauty. Worth the price of admission.

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    • July 16, 2020, at 2:30 PM PDT
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  8. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Does anyone else find John’s habit of using phrases, idioms, and allusions to Christianity and/or the New Testament to be utterly charming? This week I’ve heard him say his cross to bear, let this cup pass from [someone’s] lips, singing from the same hymnal, and something referring to Mary (can’t remember the context).

    No real point to make, but I dig it.

    (I suppose there are Jewish hymnals, but the idiom sounds like more of a church/Christian reference.)

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    • July 17, 2020, at 11:43 AM PDT
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  9. kylez Member
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    Yankee (View Comment):

    Excellent analysis. This ultimately is all about POWER and Racial Supremacy with the added dimension that this new version of the LEFT makes people disappear in terms of their livelihoods and life. These events are social media and tweeter versions of a Stalin Show Trail or a Mao re-education camp. (Also check out the National Museum of African and American History web education page on WHITENESS — you will literally fall out of your seat both laughing and crying simultaneously). Who exactly are these people and how many of them actually participate outside of theislands in New York, LA, Seattle, and Portland. The intellectual foundations of these movements are as solid as quick sand. Intersectionality, the 1619 rewrite of American History, and Critical Race Theory are the minor leagues of political theory. At least the New Left in the 1960s read and studied Marx, Weber, Lukas, the Critical Theorists like Adorno and Horkheimer and had journals like TELOS to actually study ideas. Identity politics has replaced all. White Cis (whatever that is) Males are the lowest of the scale. Frankly white women are not in a much better position. Add Jewish identity as a modifier and you fall another couple of steps on the scale. It is impossible to debate or argue because the mob just cancels you out . Also don’t get why the powerful have just folded and hide. Owners of MSM, Academic President, Deans and Professors, political leaders in the Democratic Party in particular Pelosi, Schumer and Biden just HIDE AND PLAY ALONG. (IN THE old days, can you imagine Dan Rostenkowski or John Dingell being intimated by AOC!!!!!). Wall Street and Corporate America CEOs of large corporations also play along I guess as a marketing technique. WE ARE In TROUBLE.

    The “talking about race” section, is full of question begging and projection. “everyone has a racialized identity” seems to contradict “race is a defining social construct in American life” (italics mine.) then there’s some garbage about slavery being necessary for the “new” system of capitalism.

    Then there’s the article about the supposed hate crime of a burning tire on a wealthy black family’s porch in Manhattan Beach, CA in 2015. Looking up articles about it I find nothing beyond Malissia Clinton’s assertion to show that it was a hate crime, or anything saying they caught the vandal. the supposed $500,000 they spent to repair the doorway damage seemed unbelievable to me, and apparently that was the cost of the full home remodel, which makes more sense. they said they were planning to do a remodel anyway, and that makes me suspicious that they may have made it up.

    one of the items in the museum is a dashiki worn by someone in the “late 20th century”.

    the whiteness thing is barely readable drivel. i just perused it.

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    • July 18, 2020, at 12:42 AM PDT
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