Daily Archives: May 23, 2021

AOC’s Performance “Disappointing”? Susan Sarandon Calls Out AOC’s Failure to Use Leverage…

Date: May 23, 2021

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“Susan Sarandon and Marianne Williamson speak on their years of left activism, their disappointment with elected progressives who fail to use their leverage to extract concessions, and the professional and personal toll they’ve paid for standing for principle.

With Virgil Texas and Briahna Joy Gray.”

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Debating Bad Faith Actors…


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Date: May 23, 2021

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“Once again, I’m chatting with Erika, the primatology student behind the Gutsick GIbbon channel. We both debated the same convicted fraud, and now we’re talking about why professional scientists should not platform such bad faith actors. Young Earth Creationist pseudoscientists do not care what the truth is and they will not argue in good faith. We should counter these flim-flammer/scammers of course, to publicly expose their dishonesty for the common good, but be prepared for the games these grifters have to play.”

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John McWhorter on Cursing, Anti-Racism, and Why ‘We Need to Stop Being So Afraid’…

Date: May 23, 2021

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“Columbia University linguist John McWhorter on “anti-racism” as a new, misguided civic religion and his new book on curses, Nine Nasty Words.

If advocates of “wokeness,” “critical race theory,” and “anti-racism” seem to be acting like religious zealots who must crush all heretics, that’s because they are, argued Columbia University linguist John McWhorter at a 2018 debate at the Soho Forum.

“Anti-racism as currently configured has gone a long way from what used to be considered intelligent and sincere civil rights activism to today [being] a religion,” said McWhorter. “I don’t mean that as a rhetorical thing. It actually is what any naive anthropologist would recognize as a faith.”

The 55-year-old author first explored his idea of anti-racism as “Our Flawed New Religion” in a 2015 essay at The Daily Beast. He’s expanding the concept into a book, due out next year, that he’s serializing on Substack. Tentatively titled The Elect, it lays out his argument about the misguided fervor undergirding the anti-racist movement championed by people such as Robin DiAngelo, Ibram X. Kendi, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Meanwhile, McWhorter’s latest volume to hit store shelves is Nine Nasty Words, a study of how curse words such as fuck and the N-word became commonplace, unsayable, or something in between. Reason’s Nick Gillespie talked with McWhorter about the shifting status of curse words and accusations of systemic racism in contemporary America.”

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