What few mention about the mantra "our successes are private, but our failures are public", is its dual face: anonymity and mythos function as a useful way of avoiding scrutiny. Distracting from your failures by claiming it's wrong to judge without seeing your successes isn't helpful, for the simple reason
There is a historical term for "cancel culture" and the angry desecration of tradition by a subset of radicals with familiar beliefs: Maoism. Every abusive communist uprising has been suffixed with the rallying call of "justice" for a century. This time it's emerged from sociology anLd based around social issues,
From the Black Liberation Army to Womens' Liberation to the Gay Liberation Front to Black Lives Matter, all rights movements have co-opted tactics linking back to the Soviet Union to achieve their goals: manipulating language, demanding "justice" for injury, pathologising detractors, infiltrating institutions, suppressing dissent, indoctrinating children, and worse. All
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
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"
"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?
The notable increase of globalism in the 1990s, particularly the Internet age, has yielded a realignment of our politics in the Western world to a re-emergent paradigm of individualism vs. collectivism. Not since the Industrial Revolution and its Communist Manifesto has there been such a pronounced dynamic of the people