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"Do today's global protests have anything in common?", asks the BBC in a November 2019 article. The answers they suggest are inequality, corruption, political freedom, and, in the last image, climate change. They seem to "miss" one wildly obvious observation: young women exhibiting deranged religious cult behaviour. Mental health can
Outlawing Critical Race Theory and other "divisive concepts" in the education system is a welcome step, but it doesn't address the much bigger problem underneath. "Divisive" doesn't necessarily mean "bad", intellectually-speaking: Galileo and Darwin were divisive; debates divide at the end to discover the result. For sixty years, academics have
Liberationism, n: A gnostic pagan Millenarian religion centred on the worship of the self, and its place in a hypothetical transhuman utopia achieved through collective abandonment of social conventions. The 60s and 80s were an orgy of self-congratulatory "liberation" back to primitive existence in the pursuit of escapist mysticism. Humans
Art is not about activism; drama is not about deconstruction; stories are not sociology; plots are not about propaganda or "power dynamics"; arcs are not "analysis"; ideas are not ideology; teleology is not "theory"; juxtaposition is not about "justice"; characters are not low-resolution caricatures; nature is not about "narratives"; writing
Foucault is the most cited scholar in the humanities. His homosexual proclivities, and subsequent death from AIDS in 1984, are well-known. It turns out his nature was much worse than San Franscisco BDSM bathhouses: whilst working at the University of Tunis, he paid 8 year-old Tunisian Arab boys to sodomise
Our generation's most brilliant minds are burning CPU time explaining, to our least functional minds, the basic concept of the link between sex and gender; despite having more knowledge than ever before, we have less wisdom. It begs the simple question: what should we spending our time on? Well, there
If Big Tech platforms are now countries, they seem to resemble communist dictatorships like the USSR or the People's Republic of China. Silicon Valley's big Utopian, transhumanist ideas are looking more like Dante's Hell than Elysium. A small council control the flow of information and decide what is good for
Increasingly there's a growing need to develop and publish across technological platforms, for many different reasons. One of them is vendor lock-in, where you want clients to depend on an installation of your product rather than visit a shared page. Another might be access to the underlying operating system. Or
"...the withdrawal of toleration of speech and assembly from groups and movements” on the Right, and the aggressively partisan promotion of speech, groups, and progressive movements on the Left" is the central thesis of the 60s' generation's prophet, Herbert Marcuse, in his satanic diatribe, "Repressive Tolerance". He ironically called it
Whenever anyone claims they are offering the "correct" perspective of the facts in a political context, you should be highly suspicious. Cynical, even. Aspiring to the "correct" version or opinion is something the Communist Party of China and their fans in Academia require and mandate you to do. "Fact checking"
How did one of the least popular candidates in a primary gather the most votes in American history without campaigning? Democrats only win when they show up in large numbers and carry minority demographics. When People Are Selling You A Story, Watch OutTrump's been quite useful for other politicians. All
Despite obvious comparisons to Orwell's literary observations of Stalin's regime, it's impossible not to notice how the Chilling Effect from the recent social media mania in liberal Western democracies is so reminiscent of the Chinese Communist Party's social suppression techniques. The US Attorney General's extraordinary denouncement of American companies "collaborating"
Tucked away in Leigh Michaels' (LeAnn Lemberger's) excellent writers' guide, "On Writing Romance" (2007), is a fascinating snippet about male/female relations which wouldn't be amiss in the self-help section of your local bookstore. The concept of us being two different "species" is now so overplayed it's become a trope,
"We're trained Marxists", says Patrisse Khan-Cullors into a webcam recently. "We spent the year reading, anything from Marx, to Lenin, to Mao, learning all types of global critical theory and about different campaigns across the world", she responded two years ago, when asked "How did you build the BLM movement?