A week in review
Each week the roundup shows more clearly why it's so important. This insanity needs to be documented and called out. It's not just an armchair exercise any more.
As to the comment here about supporters of Israel and genocide:
Of course people feel empathy for innocents in war zones, as are Palestinians. And any decent person should also feel sympathy for the victims on Oct 7.
That is the easy part.
The tough part is assessing moral responsibility for the situation, and what is to be done to avoid endless repeat occurrences.
The idea that a culture that shows its devotion to 7th century values at every opportunity will peacefully coexist with their avowed enemy, if only they are given the land to do so, is sheer lunacy.
Only one of these cultures promotes genocide. It takes massive blinders to decide that culture is Judaism.
““Irony: Campus antisemitism is pure privilege. It’s a yearning to be relevant and part of A Great Cause by identifying with an oppressed group as a way of mitigating the reality that you’re on an elite campus living a beautifully cosseted life.” — The Atlantic’s Tom Nichols.”
Sums it up perfectly.
Silly people have been talking about "peak Woke" and "the end of Woke" (mostly so they can return their heads to the sand), but Woke has only peaked or mellowed in the same sense as a war getting less hot after all the territory has been conquered and the aims of the victor are mostly achieved.
What we are dealing with now is not any type of return to the status quo ante (aint happening) or a resurgence of traditional liberalism, but the downstream/secondary effects of the Social Justice Cultural Revolution.
Leaving aside content for a moment I just want to focus on form and how this has affected (warped) American discourse: it seems that now, no matter what the issue, the response is first an immediate application of the Oppressor/Oppressed binary (who is good or evil in the terms of comic-book morality) and next comes the obliteration of nuance or context but instead unhinged rhetorical escalation, so that whoever codes as "Oppressed" is innocent pure and entirely justified no matter what (this is how you end up fellating Bin Laden and Hamas) while whoever codes as "Oppressor" deserves anything and everything, including death and/or torture.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is your brain on Social Justice: intensely rigidly moralistic, astoundingly ignorant yet absolutely certain, roaring with blind bitter hatred poorly disguised as "Tolerance" or "Justice", and a willingness to say, do or excuse anything if it means you're "raising awareness" of yourself and your digital tribe.
Did people really think that indoctrinating an entire generation with anti-American, anti-European propaganda and a fundamentalist belief system based on denouncing Western Civ as history's greatest hate crime was going to have ZERO consequences? That post-graduation the kids would convert to baseball, hot dogs and apple pie?
We have only just begun to feel the effects and experience the consequences of the Social Justice takeover of culture and academia. The spoiled children of the 21st-century want to destroy their cultural inheritance and they are well on the way to achieving their goal.
"I hope your ancestors died in ovens and it will be the same for you and your family soon during a 2nd Shoah (fingers crossed). When that happens, I'm going to sh*t on Israeli flags while dancing.” — Amaury Letort, a senior project manager for Punch Cut."
He seems nice.
Brad, while I have given this post a “like”, mainly because I appreciate the time and effort that you have put into it, I am appalled at some of these quotes and really am glad I’m in the middle of a stiff G&T at the moment. I think a second one may be in the offing. Good grief, what is happening?
The Economist's: "...eclipsed our analysis...." is a wierd phrase for a top-end publication to come up with. If your analysis is eclipsed does that mean you don't have any analysis?
I probably sound like a broken record, but once again, as I read over your list, and clicked on links to explore further; I was sighing out loud!
I actually cannot believe that a person with a brain can believe some of this woke stuff, so I just have to believe many many people don't use the brains that they are endowed with.
Nikki Haley = "George Bush in a pantsuit"... hilarious!
Thanks for putting this together Brad! I doubt you could call it a labor of love lol
Im glad Maya Gay was speaking of her goddaughter (a term I likely doubt she understands but she has tons of company on that.) god forbid if she reproduces.
I've written about this earlier. Everything about Joe Biden can be understood as carrying out his campaign promise: I am not Trump. If Trump did it, it was by definition bad, and Joe is doing the opposite. Look at energy independence, the border, inflation, race-based allocation of resources. Trump doesn't need to be elected; if he simply makes speeches recommending the opposite of his true intent. Kpe will begin implementing Trump polities..
Be very careful of any potential run by Gavin Newsom. This may well be a far more dangerous possibility than a Kamala Harris presidency. He fixes an idea in his head & completely with regard to any pragmatic logistics involved with throw all legislate resources that he believes that will bring about the fruition of this idea. If it doesn’t work & he hasn’t had one work yet, he will launch an investigation at a massive & expensive level to find out why this is so. All the while oblivious that the source of this new problem is himself. By comparison Harris will quickly sink into a marijuana dazed stupor & then there’s a chance someone reasonable might make a decision. Newsom will always chose the worst possibility driven by a zealots fevor & remain clueless to the outcome.
Supporters of Palestinian people are now routinely (ie, well-coordinated) called “Hamas supporters”.
Supporters of Israel should be called “genocide supporters”....