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The Double Standards Of Postmodern Justice ^ | August 16, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 08/16/2018 3:39:52 PM PDT by Kaslin

The New York Times recently hired as a writer and board member Sarah Jeong. The Times knew that in recent years Jeong had posted a series of unapologetically racist anti-white tweets. She had offered wisdom such as #CancelWhitePeople" and expressed hatred for males.

Yet when the Times discovered less graphic versions of such tweets from newly hired technology writer Quinn Norton earlier this year, the newspaper immediately fired Norton.

The message of disparate treatment was that what bothers the New York Times is not racism per se, but who is the racist and who are her targets.

Over at The Atlantic, there are also no ostensible rules concerning who is and is not fired, and for what reason. Essayist Kevin Williamson was allegedly dropped by Atlantic for his prior incendiary suggestion that abortion might warrant the death penalty.

Fine, it is a free country, and private companies can fire whomever they chose. But the Atlantic had no problem hiring writer Julia Ioffe. She been let go at Politico for tweeting that President Trump might have engaged in incest with his daughter Ivanka.

Again, the impression conveyed is that the Atlantic is not so concerned with inflammatory speech as with calibrating at whom the venom is directed. If Ioffe had tweeted the same perversities about Barack Obama and his daughters, The Atlantic surely would have fired her immediately.

The American people are losing confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation not just because after 15 months, he has not charged anyone with Russian collusion -- the original reason he was appointed. Instead, the pushback is due to the growing sense that rules are made up ad hoc.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
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1 posted on 08/16/2018 3:39:52 PM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 08/16/2018 3:40:49 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
"New morality" is newspeak for immorality.

"New justice" is newspeak for injustice.



The Ministry of Love was the really frightening one.

It was a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests. Even the streets leading up to its outer barriers were roamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armed with jointed truncheons.

George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four

3 posted on 08/16/2018 3:47:54 PM PDT by Savage Beast (President Trump has remained steadfast!This is leadership!Hold steadfast, America!We shall overcome!)
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To: Kaslin

But Quinn Norton is “white,” no? Sara is also white but she is nominally Korean so she is exempt from rules so long as she follows the First Rule which is unblemished leftism.

4 posted on 08/16/2018 4:08:07 PM PDT by arthurus (tqmnb)
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To: Savage Beast

Read Mr. Orwell some 30+ years ago. Time to reread. Major.

Interesting to see my change in perspective. More interesting to see if it ain’t much!

I’d change the today’s progressive’s message into

SLAVERY IS FREEDOM (and free stuff...sorta.)

5 posted on 08/16/2018 5:53:51 PM PDT by lizma2 (S)
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To: lizma2
I picked up my copy of 1984 after it gathered dust for many years. I found it much more disturbing than it was back in the 20th century.

Back then, I couldn't really imagine that any significant number of Americans would support a Big Brother type totalitarianism, and I felt some safety in that. Today I watch half of America eager to establish such a nightmare here in the USA.

The Trump Revolution is the determination of the sane half of Americans not to allow it to happen.

The determination of the insane half of Americans to establish such a totalitarian nightmare is the opposition to President Trump and all that he is trying to do. Their insanity, their hatred, the horror of it all are straight out of 1984!

Orwell was a prophet!

I understand now exactly how such a nightmare can come about! God help us!

6 posted on 08/17/2018 6:32:21 AM PDT by Savage Beast (President Trump has remained steadfast!This is leadership!Hold steadfast, America!We shall overcome!)
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To: Savage Beast

Read Brave New World, much more likely with today’s technology.

7 posted on 08/17/2018 6:37:59 AM PDT by Reily
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