A student at Smith got a janitor put on leave and a security officer tarred as racist, both of whom make less than her $78,000 yearly tuition, because she insisted on eating in a deserted dorm she wasn't meant to be in. Wokeness is a smokescreen for class.
A cafeteria employee with lupus making $40K a year, half of Smith tuition, told the student that the dorm was closed but still let her in. The student posted the woman's photo and email to FB, captioned, “This is the racist person." She's now unemployed and no one will hire her.
Moral panics are always bad. But our current moral panic around race is a way for affluent liberals drunk on the fiction of meritocracy to erase the class chasm in America, hoarding power while still feeling like the heroes of a social justice morality play.
If your understanding of power results in thinking a person w/ lupus who can't get a job who was happy to be making $40K has more of it than someone paying $78K to study critical race theory at an institution that is terrified of her, it's tremendously impoverished and regressive

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10 Nov 20
Using anti-Semitism and Israel to distract from the fact that you learned about the dangers of the coronavirus and instead of warning vulnerable Americans turned around and made millions of dollars off of it is truly a low and shameful tactic.
Anyone who has walked the streets of Hebron knows that they ARE reminiscent of other previous oppressive regimes and there ARE laws of segregation that allow one thing for the Jewish people and another for the Palestinians. The outrage around this letter is totally manufactured.
"We are dismayed at the conditions in which Palestinian communities live & our hearts cry out to God over the prospect that this political standoff of which both Palestinians and Israelis have become prisoners may last into the future." Beautiful. Me too.
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2 Nov 20
In the lead up to what we're told every day is the most important election of our lives, the New York Times hasn't run a single OpEd by someone voting for Trump, as far as I can tell (correct me if I'm wrong). What an absolute failure on the part of the former paper of record.
The reason that's always given for this is that Trump's supporters lie about facts, or that they're all racists. This is not the reason. It's actually about class and a digital media business model that relies on excluding the wrong kind of readers (ones without a college degree)
That's also why Trump's name appears every 250 words or so in the New York Times (cjr.org/covering_the_e…), and never God forbid by anyone who admires him. Ever hear of "Project Feels" (nytmediakit.com/contextual-tar…)? "Who you gonna believe, me or your lying feelings?" Image
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18 Aug 20
"And we moved the capital of Israel to Jerusalem. That's for the Evangelicals. You know, it's amazing: The Evangelicals are more excited about that than Jewish people. That's really - right? It's incredible."
Aside from brazenly admitting to pursuing a major foreign policy upset to woo voters, what's interesting about this is who Trump is cutting out of the story: Sheldon Adelson, who reportedly gave him $20M in exchange for a promise to move the embassy.

Not so this time around: the Adelsons are withholding support from Trump's campaign, which has angered the President. The Adelsons are "concerned about the optics of funding political campaigns at a time when their employees are facing financial hardship."
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1 May 20
Wow: Letter defending @NYCMayor from Satmar: "We strongly denounce the vicious attacks against the Mayor, particularly those accusing him of anti-Semitism. The close relationship btwn Mr. De Blasio and our community go back close to two decades... We consider him a dear friend."
"At the directive of our Grand Rabbi, our schools, synagogues & orgs have diligently followed the government's guidance.. Regrettably there seem to have been a handful of instances where guidelines have not been adhered to. We don't condone any behavior that puts people at risk."
This from the other Satmar sect (the dynasty is split in two) goes so far as to call failing to socially distance and clashing with police a "chillul Hashem" - a desecration of God's name, which is a grave sin.
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28 Feb 20
I don't agree with everything here but these words are very close to my personal beliefs: "Liberalism celebrates certain values: reasonableness, conversation, compassion, tolerance, intellectual humility and optimism. Liberalism is horrified by cruelty." nytimes.com/2020/02/27/opi…
Our current political/chattering classes have all but capitulated to cruelty as a virtue, the age of The Clapback! I refuse to accept it. Dehumanizing our opponents stems from the part of ourselves we must wage war with, every single day. But today it's considered the noble part.
"But the other side is putting babies in cages!" Yeah, for lack of murdering the part of themselves that enjoys dehumanizing the other. You don't fight that by finding someone else to dehumanize, to humiliate, to shame.
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7 Jan 20
I usually ignore Jewish Currents because of its total lack of moral credibility, and I don't have the time or temperament for hate reading. But I have to say something about their editorial about violent attacks against Orthodox Jews.
After casting themselves as the "silenced" victims of the Jewish establishment, the writers then do an about face and admit that the allegations about their silence "are correct" - they have indeed been silent. Glad to see that shameful reality acknowledged finally.
More egregious is the pivot to blaming gentrification for the attacks, as is now fashionable on the left, which of course accepts the terms of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Just read this: Jews own the property, sneaky, well-organized Jews take social services from others.
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