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  • Responsibility and Tribalism

    07/17/2020 7:16:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 17, 2020 | Erick Erickson
    In February and early March, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the surgeon general, the experts on television and others were adamant that only sick people need to wear masks. It would do the public no good to have a run on masks, and if they did, first responders would be deprived of masks. The claim continued until it did not. When experts shifted their opinions, the media failed to fully explain why the information had changed, how it had changed and what was different. Instead, the press decided to shame those who would not wear...
  • American Left’s Tribal Collectivism Has No Future-Identity politics and big government don’t mix

    04/13/2020 8:21:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 13, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    The great paradox of the American Left is that it aspires to collectivism, but can only get it through tribalism. Every Democrat presidential primary is a frantic effort by collectivist candidates to amass enough tribal support from different identity politics groups to secure the collectivist nomination. Senator Bernie Sanders, the great socialist hope of collectivism, tried to rope in Latinos and black Democrats, succeeded with the former, failed with the latter, and lost South Carolina. And everything. When lefties switched from class warfare to identity politics, they became hopelessly mired in tribalism. Their old animating principle of an egalitarian...
  • 'Go home rats!' Furious locals in rural towns and villages erect signs and scrawl messages on beaches telling second home owners to leave

    03/24/2020 1:17:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Published: 06:33 EDT, 24 March 2020 | Updated: 11:51 EDT, 24 March 2020 | By Danyal Hussain
    Angry locals in towns and villages all over the UK have put up signs demanding that second home owners leave and return to their city properties amid the coronavirus outbreak. Londoners and people living in big cities all over the UK are flocking to the seaside and their second homes to escape the virus, drawing the ire of locals. Now, furious locals in St Ives, Cornwall have scrawled messages on the beach demanding second home owners leave. An even more furious sign has appeared in Bala, north Wales, which says 'Go home rats'. It come as the government urged people...
  • How an Amazon Pagan Rite Brought 48 Years of Demonic Torment, Until Christ Freed Me

    10/19/2019 6:55:13 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 66 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Oct. 18, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    A former victim of a syncretistic religious ceremony in Brazil warns, “The Church must be very clear about the occult influences that form the basis of many of these native practices.” In 1968, Jane Porter, a British Catholic, was living as an undergraduate student in Brazil but after contracting an illness, she fell victim to a “false” healing carried out by an indigenous, pagan religion in a “Catholic” setting. The effects, she says, led to “far greater suffering” lasting for decades. In this interview with the Register, Porter recounts her traumatic experience and expresses her concern that the Amazon Synod’s...
  • Dan Rather: America ‘Sliding from Extreme Nationalism into Tribalism’

    09/06/2019 7:20:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/05/2019 | Amy Furr
    A feeling of “extreme nationalism” has gripped the United States, according to former CBS News anchor Dan Rather. “We have our differences and President Trump has found it to his … advantage to exploit those differences,” Rather said during an interview Thursday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe while promoting his new book. Rather continued: We’re in danger of sliding from extreme nationalism into tribalism. In our country, which is a new experiment in history — first time in history any people tried to be free… we’re constantly trying to perfect it. It depends on [us] as a people, as a...
  • First Things Journal - Woke Totemism

    07/20/2019 6:14:52 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 26 replies
    First Things Journal ^ | 07.20.19 | Alexander Riley
    An excellent in-depth article about the tribalism and victim pandering current in our society. ...The Virtuous Victim possesses a basic goodness that brings life to members of the multiculturalist clan. But as ­Durkheim observed, totems operate in a binary system: The sacred is under constant threat by the profane. The profane forces are in radical opposition to the totem, and they can sometimes take on form as an anti-totem. Members of the clan honor the totem by protecting it from pollution by the anti-totem. The Twitter discussion of the Smollett case brought out some of the multiculturalist clan’s anti-totems. Celebrities...
  • Fact-checking can’t do much when people’s “dueling facts” are driven by values instead of knowledge

    05/10/2019 9:36:44 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 16 replies ^ | 5/8/19 | David Barker and Morgan Marietta
    “Perhaps the most disappointing finding from our studies — at least from our point of view — is that there are no known fixes to this problem.” The Mueller report was supposed to settle, once and for all, the controversy over whether the Trump team colluded with Russians or obstructed justice. Clearly, it has not. Reactions to the report have ranged from “Total exoneration!” to “Impeach now!” Shouldn’t nearly 700 hundred pages of details, after almost two years of waiting, have helped the nation to achieve a consensus over what happened? Well, no. As Goethe said in the early 1800s,...
  • Thoughts on the Current State of America

    04/16/2019 2:17:57 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/16/19 | Political Juice
    A young man's thoughts of the current decline of civility and discourse in America today. Warning - occasional language alert
  • The coolest thing about the Oscars that you probably missed? The CIA's live tweets

    02/26/2019 2:57:33 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed
    CNN)In a sea of users live-tweeting the Oscars last night, one account stood out: the CIA. Apparently, the agency is into movies -- especially "Black Panther." Throughout the night, the CIA Twitter feed explored the feasibility of the technology seen in the Marvel superhero flick. The agency also tested its followers' knowledge of metals, asking if they thought the fictional metal vibranium is real...

    02/19/2019 6:54:04 AM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 2-19-2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why did the media fall so swiftly for the Jussie Smollett hoax right after falling for the Covington Catholic hoax? The easy answer is bias. And that might have even been the right answer a generation ago. These days the media isn't biased. It's tribal. Bias leads us to make mistakes. But the media wasn't making a mistake when it loudly broadcast false claims with plenty of red flags about Trump supporters wearing red hats. Just as the media wasn't making a mistake when it spread fake news about attacks on Muslim women by Trump supporters after the election. This...
  • Radical Feminists Join Conservatives to Fight Trans Cult

    Julia Beck was booted from the Baltimore LGBTQ Commission because she referred to a male rapist as male even though he says he’s female. They placed this male rapist in a woman’s prison where he proceeded to rape more women. Beck is both a lesbian and a self-confessed “radical feminist” who told her story on an amazing panel at the Heritage Foundation this week: Beck was accused of “violence” for referring to the male rapist as a male. The effort to vote Beck off the LGBTQ Commission was led by the Commission chairman, a man who says he’s a woman...
  • Unpacking Peggy McIntosh’s Knapsack

    09/27/2018 6:08:15 AM PDT · by TexasKamaAina · 3 replies
    Quillette ^ | 08/29/2018 | William Ray
    Every time identity politics has been used by any faction in human history for any reason violence eventually follows.
  • Atlanta school drops Pledge of Allegiance, asks students to instead recite 'Wolf Pack Chant'

    08/09/2018 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    An Atlanta charter school headed into the new school year by telling students and staff not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning - but instead the "Wolf Pack Chant." Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School announced on Tuesday it will be eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning agenda to make the institution more inclusive. [Snip] "There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting," Zelski said. [Snip] The Atlanta charter school isn't the...
  • 'We Have to Regulate Every Aspect of People's Lives'

    08/06/2018 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies ^ | AUGUST 5, 2018 | RICK MORAN
    A Santa Barbara city councilman inadvertently let slip the primary purpose of progressivism in 21st century America. The city recently criminalized the use of plastic straws. Speaking to that issue, Councilman Jesse Dominguez said, “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
  • Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa calls for calm amid violent post-election clashes

    08/06/2018 12:37:05 AM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies
    ITV ^ | 1 August 2018 at 2:53pm
    Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for calm after intense violence between protesters and military troops left at least three people dead. The president said he has opened lines of communication with MDC opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to discuss how to "immediately diffuse the situation" and "protect the peace we hold dear". In a series of tweets, he added that an independent investigation into the deadly clashes in Harare that led to troops firing live rounds and beating protesters would be launched. Violence broke out in the Zimbabwean capital after soldiers moved into Harare on Wednesday as protests escalated amid...
  • Intersectionality, Tribalism and Farrakhan - Greenfield

    03/20/2018 3:06:05 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 12 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | March 20, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Intersectionality, Tribalism and Farrakhan A movement of bigotries can only divide us. March 20, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. A funny thing happened on the way to the intersectional future. The proverbial knapsack was unpacked in the Women’s March and inside wasn’t just racial tribalism, but racial and religious supremacism. Why do Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour of the Women’s March like Farrakhan and his hate group? The Nation of Islam preaches that black people are the master...
  • Mob cheers on rape, killing of woman who served ‘forbidden fish’

    10/14/2017 2:01:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10 Oct 17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A woman was raped, whipped and beheaded before a cheering mob in the Democratic Republic of Congo — as punishment for dishing up “forbidden fish” to a group of rebels who then drank her blood. The atrocity in the main square of Luebo, in the province of Kasaď-Occidental, occurred on April 8 and was captured in stomach-churning video that only emerged this week, France 24 reported. The naked woman is seen being dragged in front of a crowd by members of an armed group claiming allegiance to the Kamuina Nsapu rebel movement. “They said she gave them beans that contained...
  • Replacing patriotism with tribalism - The politics of grievance and revenge divides us all

    08/23/2017 4:47:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies ^ | Clifford D May
    Just after last week’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, a pro-Islamic State website posted video from the scene along with a message in Arabic saying, “Terror is filling the hearts of the Crusader in the Land of Andalusia.” Let’s unpack that. “Crusader” is a term jihadists use, pejoratively, for Christians. More specifically, of course, it refers to the Christian soldiers who fought a series of wars, beginning in 1095, to recover Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land from the Muslim armies that had burst out of Arabia four centuries earlier. Andalusia indicates the territories of the Iberian Peninsula that...
  • How Trump used the incredible power of rejection to win the White House

    12/19/2016 3:47:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2016 | Jia Jiang
    I am not a Trump supporter, to say the least. And I don’t agree with most of his policies and rhetoric. That being said, as an entrepreneur and researcher on the subject of fear and rejection, I see all people through the lens of their relationship with rejection. As a result, I found Trump's candidacy fascinating. In my newly published TED talk on rejection, I discussed this phenomenon: that the people who changed the world, against overwhelming odds, were not the people who avoided rejection, but those who embraced it and used it as their power. Unfortunately, the power of...
  • Latin American election observers cheered by FEC Dem

    11/07/2016 7:35:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    One of the pictures showed a member holding a folder from the National Democratic Institute, funded in part by Soros' Open Society Foundation. On Election Day, the observers will fan out across Washington, Maryland and Virginia to observe presidential election polling places. On the day after the election, the group plans to address the results. . . . The group sponsoring the convention Ravel is speaking to "free and fair" elections around the world. It has advocated especially for women candidates, and with along with the State Department it called for candidate quotas favoring women.