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  • Jordan Peterson demolishes Postmodernism and PC (video)

    09/26/2017 11:32:27 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 12, 2017 | Jordan Peterson
    He’s been cheered and condemned, boosted and banned… and now he’s at ideacity to offer perspectives from the front lines of the political correctness battleground. Professor and clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson believes that no matter how controversial, we must recognize the importance of free speech – particularly on college campuses. (This is an excellent take down of the scourge of postmodernism that is responsible for the cultural rot that is destroying the western world, from multiculturalism, relativism, egalitarianism, neo-marxism, etc. He's a passionate, eloquent, courageous and intelligent speaker on a mission, and who may single handedly end up saving...
  • Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

    03/29/2016 3:50:09 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare. We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something...
  • Cornell University Entrance Exam (1891)

    03/10/2015 1:13:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    Cornell Alumnus Magazine ^ | 1891 | Cornell University
    See the linked site, pages 15-17.
  • Even Steven -- Fundamental Problems with Equality

    12/06/2014 6:11:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-5-14 | Deana Chadwell
    The further into the frightening future we travel, the more we will need to understand what has gone wrong with our national thinking, and more importantly, how we are going to correct it. We have spent the last 6 years listening to our dear leader chastise us about equality, about paying our “fair share,” about redistributing wealth. His ideas are essentially and hopelessly false and infantile. Either we rid ourselves of such rubbish, or life in America will continue to go bad. The idea of fairness is one of the earliest moral ideas that children grasp. If little Steven sees...
  • Egalitarianism Is Not What Leftist Politicians Make You Think

    08/25/2014 2:53:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "Egalitarianism" sounds so good, progressive, enlightened and compassionate. And above all, of course, caring. But in reality the opposite of all those adjectives is closer to the truth of egalitarianism. For the only way to make all the individuals of a society equal is to reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator. Recently it was the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Three years later, in 1917, the Russian Revolution took place. This should remind us that in the past almost 100 years during which attempts at equalisation were repeatedly made, everybody - except...
  • The Unicorn Empire: Radical Egalitarianism Through Shared Misery

    06/19/2014 3:31:49 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 8 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 19, 2014 | Lauren Thomas
    In Ayn Rand’s prophetic 1950’s novel Atlas Shrugged, a corrupt and collectivist government has taken over a futuristic America, eerily similar to our government today. John Galt, the industrialist hero and protagonist, takes the few able “men of the mind” away from the corrupt society in order to eventually collapse the system so the government can no longer “loot’’ from these few men with the ability to produce and hold things together. When finally captured later in the novel, the government is so desperate to help save their crumbling system that they offer Galt the position of Economic Dictator as...
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 72 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    It’s been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • Egalitarians Want Us All Poor or Dead

    08/06/2013 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 15 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 7 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    I remember that Paola Cavalieri, the editor of the Italian journal Etica e Animali, once said to me: "If human beings have privileges at the expense of nonhuman animal suffering, it would be best if none of them existed: at least we would all be equal". There is a deep truth in that: egalitarianism, taken to its extreme consequences, would lead to total destruction of all sentient life. Being dead is the only state in which we are all equal. Life is diversity itself. I was reminded of that when I heard on the radio a discussion about zero-hours...
  • VIDEO: Thomas Sowell Dismantles Egalitarianism

    04/03/2012 7:21:29 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/3/2012 | Free to Choose
    In this clip from the 1980 special 'Free To Choose,' socialist Frances Fox Piven tangles with economist Thomas Sowell. Sowell discusses the "process" versus aspiration - concluding that whatever the purported social goals of egalitarianism, liberty suffers.
  • Extremism in Defense of Equality

    02/08/2012 4:10:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    The more often liberals speak on the topic of same-sex marriage, the more illogical their arguments become. Of course, the worst arguments come from liberal professors because they talk about the subject to the point of obsession. And the worst of the worst come from English professors steeped in postmodern orthodoxy. A recent letter to the editor by North Carolina English professor Dick Veit is illustrative. Dick writes the following (in italics). I respond intermittently. Students considering a major in English at a secular university should read his words carefully: If you can’t claim that your own marriage would be...
  • The Bourgeoisie, Egalitarianism, and the Death of Culture

    12/02/2010 4:03:59 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 02, 2010 | Larrey Anderson
    Three crucial points underlie our crisis of culture in the Western world: 1) There is no culture, at least as we know it in the West, without the bourgeoisie. 2) The notion of egalitarianism, which in the last few hundred years has come to dominate our thinking, is wreaking havoc on Western culture. 3) By embracing the concept of egalitarianism, the bourgeoisie is precipitating the dissolution of our culture and the self-destruction of the middle class.[i] 1) Culture and the Middle Class The middle class has supplied most of the innovators in Western culture, science, and economics. The philosopher David...
  • Liberty vs. Equality

    07/28/2010 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Zanton · 15 replies · 4+ views
    Individual liberty vs. coercive social equality -- that's pretty much the uber-debate and story of the past 220 years! Freedom for the individual to economically and socially rise or fall, based on justice and the merits -- or at least based on the fairly-reliable and relatively-fair opinions of the free market and free society -- is the great political and social goal of all time. Forced equality of the individual with his fellows -- based on some sort of allegedly-wise-and-virtuous tyrannical and coercive government social mechanism -- is the all-time great evil.
  • Pulling the Plug on the "Living" Constitution

    03/25/2010 3:28:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 696+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 25, 2010 | George Neumayr
    Barack Obama has long seen the U.S. Constitution as an obstacle to what he considers progress. In a 2001 interview that surfaced during the presidential campaign, he made this very clear: the Supreme Court under Justice Earl Warren had failed to break "free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution," Obama mused on a radio show. The Warren Court was insufficiently radical, he said, conceding too much ground to the traditional interpreters of the Constitution as a "charter of negative liberties," which "says what the states can't do to you, says what the...
  • Christians hauled before court after defending their beliefs with Muslim guest (UK)

    09/20/2009 6:05:01 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies · 1,592+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 9/20/2009 | Jonathan Petre
    A Christian couple have been charged with a criminal offence after taking part in what they regarded as a reasonable discussion about religion with guests at their hotel. Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang were arrested after a Muslim woman complained to police that she had been offended by their comments. They have been charged under public order laws with using ‘threatening, abusive or insulting words’ that were ‘religiously aggravated’. The couple, whose trial has been set for December, face a fine of up to £5,000 and a criminal record if they are convicted. Although the facts are disputed, it is thought...
  • Obama and "Redistributive Change". His real agenda [Victor Davis Hanson]

    08/26/2009 5:07:32 AM PDT · by Tolik · 41 replies · 3,648+ views
    NRO ^ | August 26, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Forget the recession and the "uninsured." Obama has bigger fish to fry.If we believe that Obama is trying to end the recession or fix the health-care system, we’ll miss his real agenda. The first seven months of the Obama administration seemingly make no sense. Why squander public approval by running up astronomical deficits in a time of pre-existing staggering national debt? Why polarize opponents after promising bipartisan transcendence? Why create vast new programs when the efficacy of big government is already seen as dubious? But that is exactly the wrong way to look at these first seven months of...
  • 2081: Everyone Will Finally Be Equal

    06/28/2009 3:14:11 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 38 replies · 2,030+ views
    Finallyequal.com ^ | 6/28/09 | N/A
    This movie looks really good.
  • Liberty and Tyranny

    05/07/2009 3:29:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies · 863+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | 5/7/09 | Mike S. Adams
    For the past few years, I’ve been arguing that those who like to be called “liberals” should instead be called statists. You know these people. They are the ones who, full of righteous indignation, speak incessantly of injustice and oppression in America. They also speak, in sentences full of smug self-assurance, as if they and only they possess the empathy and intellectual fortitude necessary to provide “solutions” to a host of social “problems” thrust upon a good people by a bad “society.” Edmund Burke was talking about these statists when he said “by (their) unprincipled facility of changing the state...
  • The Moral Life of Cubicles: The Utopian Origins of Dilbert’s Workspace

    05/27/2008 11:32:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 551+ views
    The New Atlantis ^ | Winter 2008 Issue | David Franz
    Few arenas can match the business office for its combination of humdrummery and world-shaping influence. Sociologist C. Wright Mills wrote of office workers, “Whatever history they have had is a history without events.” The history of office technology seems especially uninspiring: the invention of double-entry bookkeeping, calculators, and spreadsheets are unlikely material for a captivating History Channel feature, to be sure. Yet the importance of the business office and its techniques is undeniable. Max Weber saw the office’s methods of organization, its rationality, and its disciplines as hallmarks of modern capitalism, making possible dramatic gains in efficiency and forever altering...
  • The age of educational romanticism (On requiring every child to be above average)

    05/13/2008 8:26:19 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 36 replies · 133+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2008 | Charles Murray
    This is the story of educational romanticism in elementary and secondary schools —its rise, its etiology, and, we have reason to hope, its approaching demise. Educational romanticism consists of the belief that just about all children who are not doing well in school have the potential to do much better. Correlatively, educational romantics believe that the academic achievement of children is determined mainly by the opportunities they receive; that innate intellectual limits (if they exist at all) play a minor role; and that the current K-12 schools have huge room for improvement. Educational romanticism characterizes reformers of both Left and...
  • Female Referee Removed From Officiating Boys' Basketball Game by Religious School

    02/15/2008 9:38:43 AM PST · by DaveyB · 31 replies · 70+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, February 13, 2008 | Associated Press
    Kansas activities officials are investigating a religious school's refusal to let a female referee call a boys' high school basketball game. The Kansas State High School Activities Association said referees reported that Michelle Campbell was preparing to officiate at St. Mary's Academy near Topeka on Feb. 2 when a school official insisted that Campbell could not call the game. The reason given, according to the referees: Campbell, as a woman, could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy's beliefs. Campbell then walked off the court along with Darin Putthoff, the referee who was...