Tag: #CancelCulture #CultureWar #Censorship

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On the birthday of the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss, and a national day of promoting reading, six of his books were ‘cancelled’. The story goes that a “panel of experts” were consulted and they found racial bias in these books. So after 70-plus years, these books are just now found offensive? I looked those […]

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The Crux of Being Principled

 

They’re making a list. They’ve been telling us they intend to make a list. When your enemy (I use the term advisedly) tells you he intends to harm you, you should believe him. We’re down to the nut-cracking now, and the plan on the left, now that they have their claws on the levers of power, is to identify as many Trump voters as they can, label them as “domestic terrorists,” and to disenfranchise the lot of them.

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The 2020 Election – Time Mag Story and the Quest for Power

 

Like many, I read the Time Magazine story, ” The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election.” by Molly Ball, and was astonished.  The story unfolds a couple of years before the 2020 election.   A key person in the orchestration of the “shadow campaign”, Mike Podhorzer, known as “the wizard”, began to essentially “war game” the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.  Mr. Podhorzer is the Political Director of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States, nominated and installed by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumpka.

Here are some of the highlights of the story:

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@drbastiat has written a characteristically interesting post entitled Ricochet Should Join the Conversation in which he laments the limited reach of conservative content in the internet at-large. Herewith I offer some adjacent thoughts regarding the need for an awakening of sorts – an epiphany whereby all users, especially conservatives, come to grips with the unhappy reality […]

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On top of Youtube’s announcement to censor all anti-Biden’s win videos, Jennifer Zeng who risked her life to expose the Beijing Biden/Hunter video Tape (eventually aired on Tucker Carlson), is now receiving death threats. These death threats are written in Chinese, basically telling her “they” are forming assassination squad and she she eat well since […]

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I was Googling the phrase Judaeo-Christian civilization and noticed that no matter how many times I entered the words, it comes up Judeo-Christian.  I thought that can’t be right. I’ve always seen it spelled with the A before the E in Judaeo. Now it is underlined in red as a spelling error. To make sure […]

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“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.” – Flannery O’Connor (“The Nature and Aim of Fiction” from Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose.) Flannery O’Connor’s name has been removed has been removed from a dormitory at Loyola Maryland University because shockingly, a […]

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My Joe Rogan Experience

 

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Joe Rogan to many people is the guy from Fear Factor or a comedian and to many others like myself he is an important male role model in society. In a world where young men are taught to be ashamed of their masculinity or told they are toxic, Joe Rogan stands alone showing that men can be both athletic and smart, firm yet fair and assertive yet kind. Rogan is truly curious and open-minded; he will talk to anyone from any political point of view. His guests range from Democratic Socialist Cornel West to Ben Shapiro. Rogan’s podcast threatens the mainstream, because the days of unintelligent and frankly uninteresting talking points may end or be altered so journalists and commentators will actually have to do the job of questioning and getting to the truth.

My dad introduced to me the Joe Rogan Experience when I was 17 and he was, unfortunately, in another battle with drugs. I was 17 depressed and usually angry. I was aware of those problems and sometimes acted impulsively, filled with anger and was depressed to the point of self-harm. Those issues are now long gone thanks to my family, finding meaning in my life through God, though I am always an imperfect Christian man of course. I cleaned up my act a lot when I was 17 going on 18. Of course, I struggled, I discovered politics and was ardently conservative I would argue with everyone and anyone over politics, but this is exhausting and not healthy. I saw myself becoming what I accused liberals of being: Intolerable, angry, and very tribal. As of 2017/18 due to quite an embarrassing display of decorum, I do not debate with people online because I was not mature enough to handle it and now I realize I am confident enough in my own opinions so for me there is no need to “own the libs” online. Politics was not apart of my life it was consuming my life. It is fairly common for young people that participate in politics to have politics consume them. I would defend every conservative talking point even if I had my own reservations. As I discovered when politics becomes your only identity you will defend it no matter what. I was convinced that conceding mistakes and policies made me weak, but a man who concedes nothing all the time is an insecure man and one who only concedes is a weak men, confident men follow their own path. I am not very good at lying to myself so the behavior stopped because I did not like that intellectual dishonesty.

Campus Intolerance Comes of Age

 

1960s SignFor the past half-century, a class of people used to making the rules of society and culture – and more importantly, seeing them obeyed – are tightening their grip on a politically chaotic time. The old guard media soothsayers, keyholders to political office, and ivory tower academia were thoroughly embarrassed by the 2016 election. But it didn’t just strike a blow to the elitists. It provided an opening for a new kind of illiberal warrior brought up in the very institutions the well-heeled and cocktail-circuit coastal class created. We’re seeing it played out in the pages of television and print news, media, sports, politics, and culture. The only thing most Americans might agree on is that we’ve collectively lost our minds.

The New York Times staffers who staged a temper-tantrum badly disguised as a ‘virtual walkout’ for principle over Senator Tom Cotton’s opinion piece proved nothing but their intolerance for the very freedom of expression and First Amendment rights that they long held as the press’ duty to defend. One could think they suffered a momentary lapse of judgment, but history shows us the Times sets a low bar for accepting and publishing op-eds from less than savory characters – even America’s enemies, and blatant anti-Semitic cartoons – but the opinion of a duly-elected US Senator was a bridge too far.

We’ve seen these little fires of ideas squelched by our journalist ‘firefighters’ with the cold water of herd delirium. Personal offense outrage is the tidal wave from which no one is safe, and once it builds enough power, the destruction is swift and total. The phenomenon is the latest symptom of a culture obsessed with self-virtue and political moral ascendancy. Its roots are planted deep in educational institutions that taught a generation to ignore America’s exceptionalism and eternally apologize for the sins of our forefathers. It isn’t just going back through high school yearbooks or MySpace comments from 20 years ago, the problem is rooted in a sheltered, fearful social structure, intolerant of ideas that bring about personal offense. When kids are conditioned to think words and ideas are violence, and only allowed to accept one set of viewpoints as legitimate, they grow up to become the intolerant adults they were told exist in an America founded on racist, sexist, even fascist principles, and must do everything possible to destroy dissenting views.