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14 Jul
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

This is easily shown to be FALSE.
Thus: A accuses B of wronging her. C does not know whether A’s accusation is true or false.

If B did wrong A in the manner accused, there is a situation of injustice.
If not, then A has falsely accused B, and there is a situation of injustice.

C being neutral is not unjust.
The neutrality of C is the foundation of DUE PROCESS. Neither A nor B have any claim on C’s allegiance, so long as C is in a state of ignorance regarding the particulars, even though C knows that EITHER A OR B has acted unjustly, and so there is ‘a situation of injustice.'
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13 Jul
"YOU'RE DONE!" Screams Pennsbury School Board to Parents Opposed to Critical Race Theory
This tiny school board tyrant thinks he has the right to command citizens to use only the words he demands.
Pennsbury cut public comments in BOE meeting videos. When a resident blasted the move, it went viral. buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/202… via @couriertimes
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13 Jul
“Most important, and of greatest concern, was how intelligents thought. An intelligent signed on to a set of beliefs regarded as totally certain, scientifically proven, and absolutely obligatory for any moral person.”
“A strict intelligent had to subscribe to some ideology—whether populist, Marxist, or anarchist—that was committed to the total destruction of the existing order and its replacement by a utopia that would, at a stroke, eliminate every human ill.”
“The mentality of the intelligentsia constituted a cruel parody of religion, preserving “the external features of religiosity without its content.”
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13 Jul
What Happened To You?

The radicalization of the American elite against liberalism
andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/what-happene…
“What is it? It is, I’d argue, the sudden, rapid, stunning shift in the belief system of the American elites. It has sent the whole society into a profound cultural dislocation.”
“It is, in essence, an ongoing moral panic against the specter of “white supremacy,” which is now bizarrely regarded as an accurate description of the largest, freest, most successful multiracial democracy in human history.”
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13 Jul
Notice that they are selling individualism as “white individualism” and (therefore) RACIST.

They are trying to MORALLY BLACKMAIL everyone into accepting collectivism — on pain of being “a white supremacist.”
Nothing so far has made America accept Communism — but a race war might.

Well, most of us won’t accept it, but our elites might.
If America falls to Race Communism, it will achieve what Communism always achieves: totalitarian terror, misery, mass murder, the end of freedom, and incalculable human suffering — for a century or so, until it collapses under its own evil weight.

I’d rather we didn’t, though.
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12 Jul
The error this fool is making is to think that condemning the MISUSE of a faculty is condemning the faculty.

Reason can be misused, as it is in sophistry. Imagination can be misused, as it is when fantasy becomes a substitute for reality.
Even Verne — who is wrong to say that anything that can be imagined can be done — subordinates imagination to “what can be done,” or reality.
Verne is obviously wrong: we can *imagine* all sorts of things we cannot do, e.g. squaring the circle in Euclidean geometry, building a perpetual motion machine, implementing a happy, non-tyrannical Communism, and so on.
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12 Jul
Mahound is in his paradise above the evening star,
(Don John of Austria is going to the war.)
He moves a mighty turban on the timeless houri’s knees,
His turban that is woven of the sunset and the seas.
He shakes the peacock gardens as he rises from his ease,
And he strides among the tree-tops and is taller than the trees,
And his voice through all the garden is a thunder sent to bring
Black Azrael and Ariel and Ammon on the wing.
Giants and the Genii,
Multiplex of wing and eye,
Whose strong obedience broke the sky
When Solomon was king.

They rush in red and purple from the red clouds of the morn,
From temples where the yellow gods shut up their eyes in scorn;
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12 Jul
So TYT and Jimmy Dore are feuding because Ana Kasparian sexually harassed Dore and later tried to blackmail him?

Not sure what Cenk and Ana’s point is.
So, Jimmy Dore worked at The Young Turks for years, but left in the past couple of years and started his own show. Lately, he’s been pretty critical of TYT.
Seven years ago, Ana Kasparian was wearing a micro-skirt at the TYT news office [sic], and flashing her ass at everyone in the room. Jimmy Dore said “Nice news skirt, Ana!” and everyone laughed at her.
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11 Jul
Let Sporus tremble—"What? that thing of silk,
Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk?
Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel?
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?"
Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings;
Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys,
Yet wit ne'er tastes, and beauty ne'r enjoys,
So well-bred spaniels civilly delight
In mumbling of the game they dare not bite.
Eternal smiles his emptiness betray,
As shallow streams run dimpling all the way.
Whether in florid impotence he speaks,
And, as the prompter breathes, the puppet squeaks;
Or at the ear of Eve, familiar toad,
Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad,
In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies,
Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies.
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10 Jul
It’s not even grammatical evil nonsense.

“It is important to rearticulate notions of white responsibility in order for white people to be able to be acknowledging their white complicity …”

“to be able to be acknowledging”?

Really?
White Complicity Pedagogy will not help, because a great many people—particularly but not limited to white people—will see that the call for racial justice made here requires racial injustice—racial scapegoating—and will want nothing to do with such an evil project.
It is no good to protest how much “good” Hitler did for the Germans, given his means …
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4 Jul
The Perfect Fallacy

“No X is perfectly free from Y; therefore, there is nothing wrong with injecting X full of Y.”

e.g. “Entertainment is never fully free from politics; therefore, it is good to make entertainment totally ideological.”
Everyone can see the error in

“No kitchen is ever perfectly free of germs; therefore, there is no need to have a clean kitchen, and in fact, you should make your kitchen is disease-ridden as possible!”
Things like “apolitical” and “objective” and “unbiased” and “impartial” are IDEALS which serve to REGULATE our conduct.

While it is true we are NOT PERFECT, it is nevertheless GOOD and RIGHT to approximate to ideals as best we can.
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4 Jul
Five Things Everyone Needs to Know about Critical Race Theory
Critical Race Theory rests on the unfalsifiable claim that racism exists everywhere, in every person and every institution, so all white people are inherently complicit in racism and all nonwhite people are inherently victims. This first dogma of CRT cannot be questioned.
Critical Race Theory is the opposite of Martin Luther King’s dream. CRT teaches that people should be judged on their race, which it holds to be the only or most important thing about a person, instead of the content of their character. CRT regards Dr. King as tool of racism.
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2 Jul
In our judicial system, no one can be forced to incriminate himself or herself.

An American has the right to remain silent regarding any matter that might lead to self-incrimination.

We do not have a right to withhold testimony touching on *other matters* however.
You can be *required* to give testimony on a matter regarding which you cannot incriminate yourself. This is key.

Because, if a prosecutor *grants you immunity from prosecution*, you *can be compelled to give testimony that would, if not for said grant, incriminate you.
So, the Cosby problem is this: Cosby was *compelled* to give testimony that was, in itself, incriminating, but was not incriminating solely because he had immunity.

But they used his testimony against him anyway.
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1 Jul
Bill Cosby does not deserve to be free according to justice — but he does in line with human Law.

We cannot make exceptions to DUE PROCESS even for the sake of justice, because then exceptions will be made by calling it “justice” whether it is or is not—and there is no justice.
The law, which upholds the right to due process, only approximates justice. And it does it by treating everyone the same.

We make use of universal principles of the law and particular circumstances of each case in trial.
Universal principles respect our human equality of rights. They also, however, treat everyone alike: both the guilty and the innocent.

It offends our sense of perfect justice that the guilty should be shielded by rights—but because we are not angels, it is THE BEST WE CAN DO.
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29 Jun
@benshapiro described the Woke as “race essentialists.”

He’s not wrong, exactly, but in a way, he is. Enough to clarify.

Race essentialism is the THESIS, race non-essentialism is the ANTITHESIS, and what the Woke hold is the SYNTHESIS. They both are and are not essentialists.
@benshapiro The way the Woke ARE race essentialists is that the treat race is as indelible characteristic of a person that marks and defines them, that cannot ever be escaped (consider how the Woke view transracialism).

The Woke aren’t race essentialists by not appealing to essence.
@benshapiro So the Woke can claim *technically* not to be essentialists, because essence isn’t what does the work for them, the same work that essence would do, but rather IDENTITY does the work.
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26 Jun
Lewis Gordon holds that only “ONE race exists, and that race is ‘Negro’.”

I’m going to explain why Gordon’s conclusion is a non sequitur, and in the process explain why one can’t correlate ANCESTRY with RACE.
Gordon is right that the study of human genome shows all humans originated in Africa.

“From a genetic point of view, there is indeed one human species that originated in a single region.”

So how does he get that these ancestral humans were NEGROS?
Because they were from Africa, of course.

Everyone knows that Negros come from Africa.

Africa has a special Negro-making property.
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24 Jun
This fallacy should be given a name.

I will show why it is a fallacious argument by way of analogy.
It is a highly complex matter to sort out John Locke’s political arguments, especially in dialogue with Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, etc. It is graduate level work.

BUT — it is not hard to teach children that democracy is good and all men are created equal and have equal rights.
That is to say, one *can* (and we have traditionally done) teach children the PRINCIPLES and CONSEQUENCES of a broadly Lockean theory of political right. That is basically Americanism.

It's not necessary to teach the most difficult Lockean arguments re: representative democracy.
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24 Jun
When I say “race isn’t real” what I mean is this: If an alien biologist came to earth, knowing nothing of humans, and set out to learn about our biological and genetic make up, it would not discover “races.” There is no natural fact of the matter that human beings are so divided.
An alien anthropologist who studied our history and customs would discover that we have, in recent centuries, taken to dividing ourselves up in such social categories, but he would also be aware that this habit of ours has no foundation in nature.
After all, whether there are “races” is an empirical question, and one that has been answered: No, there aren’t.

We thought for millennia that Euclid’s Parallel Postulate was really a Theorem, until it was finally proven not to be a Theorem. It’s a Postulate.
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20 Jun
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So, I had a look at this. PinkNews, needless to say, wildly misrepresents the study.
There are two areas where GUESSES people make correlate with their biases.

The guesses are ENTIRELY PREDICTABLE just from the political bias which is known.

The study does not, as it should have, distinguish between correct guesses and knowledge.
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19 Jun
Just had a dispiriting conversation (sort of) with a friend who, I learn, has a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

I cannot fathom how otherwise linguistically competent people can impute such insane and malicious meanings to Trump’s otherwise reasonably plain words.
There is something opposite to the Principle of Charity at play here—call it the Principle of Malice: when it is Trump, his words are *always* to be taken in the worst possible light, no matter how *wildly implausible*, no matter how much language must be tortured to get there.
My friend is (apparently) absolutely convinced that Trump told people to INJECT DISINFECTANT to cure COVID.
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