1/ My friend James Lindsay was permanently banned from twitter today.
An activist weaponized the rules by filing reports until something stuck.
We need to talk about why they went after James specifically.
A thread🧵 2/ @ConceptualJames is in many ways the intellectual lighthouse, compass, and anchor of the counter-woke movement.
He dug up all the academic work that underpinned the wokeness we now see, and exposed the fact that academia had been hijaked in the service of a political agenda.
Aug 1 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
1/ One way the woke try to take over society is by using social pressure. They publicly call-out and attack people to make them feel like society is rejecting them.
See the photo below? They want people feel like all of society is doing that to them.
A Thread🧵 2/ Call-Outs are not the same as cancel culture (but they can be related).
Cancel culture is when people try to get someone fired or de-platformed in order to punish them what they said. Cancel culture is about punishing people economically and professionally to silence them.
Jul 29 • 13 tweets • 7 min read
1/ Dictionaries/wikipedia changing the meaning of words in order to help the left win arguments.
@Cernovich gives us our first example: wikipedia redefining "recession" to help Democrats👇
2/ When Republicans put Amy Coney-Barret on the Supreme court the left chaged the meaning of "court-packing" and dictionary .com went along with it.
Jul 19 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
"At the same time, however, the relationship to the world that modern science fostered and shaped now appears to have exhausted its potential. It is increasingly clear that, strangely, the relationship is missing something. Itfails to connect with the most intrinsic nature of..."
"reality, and with natural human experience. It is now more of a source of disintegration and doubtthan a source of integration and meaning. It produces what amounts to a state of schizophrenia: Man as an observer is becoming completely alienated from himself as a...."
Jul 18 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
1/ About Jordan Peterson...
The inability of nearly everyone in elite/respectable/mainstream institutions to understand the appeal of @jordanbpeterson is a symptom of the very deficiency within those institutions that created the void that Jordan Peterson is stepping into...
2/ This reminds me of the conservative discussion about Lena Dunham during mid 2000's - 2010's.
Many people tried to half heartedly explain the appeal of Lena Dunham by saying "she's a flash in the pan" or "liberals are stupid" or "she's popular because of clever marketing"
Jul 17 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
1/ Deconstruction (and the postmodernism which spawned it) ultimately leads to 2 existentially unliveable consequences:
1. The death of the logos (rational principle that gives order and meaning to reality)
2. The erasure of the Summum Bonum (highest good)
2/ Because postmodernism says all conceptions of rationality, reason, and truth are constructed by people who were biased and self-interested, it denies there actually is any such thing as a logos.
Thus, there is no trascendant principle that gives order and meaning to reality.
Jul 14 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
1/ Jordan Peterson made a video saying Churches should welcome men, men should go to church, and they can help each other.
@kkdumez responded with a quote from her book and I promise its the most amazing jumble of word association and non-squitor you'veever seen in your life 2/ First she mentions "Hobby Lobby masculinity."
What she did is (and this is true) wander through a Hobby Lobby, notice it's mostly a women's store, but that there is a mens section. Then, on the basis of the products in the mens section concluded Hobby Lobby is about conquest.
Jul 13 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
This is foul.
@ostrachan disagrees with Rachel Delhollanders interpretation, and this woman decides to use a quote Owen made about how Ravi Zacharias "could have been him" (Owen meant that he, like everyone, is sinful and capable of evil) to insinuate Owen is like Ravi Zacharias
2/ I am pro-life, but I will admit that the old school pro-choice activists used to at least akcnowledge that a woman's ability to get pregnant was an amazing, life-changing power. Abortion was a wrong and misguided way to reckon with that power.
All this has changed...
Jul 8 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
There isn't a single person with the social status and moral authority to stand up tp woke ideology and remain in good standing in cultural spaces and institutions.
All who stand up to wokness pay a price. Even JK Rowling was shunned and not invited to the Harry Potter reunion.
The way to break the woke lock on culture is to destroy the prestige, credibility, clout, and power of the spaces and institutions that advance woke ideology.
Those institutions and spaces must pay both a social and a financial cost, and we must "take the shine off" those spaces
Jul 6 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
1/ This is secular spirituality in a postmodern world.
Since the world is socially constructed; the world is created by discourse, not by God. This is a person making an offering (a tiktok post) to their creator (the discourse) during a time of great sorrow...
2/ Because we live in postmodernity, people think *everything* is entirely socially constructed and if the world is created by society using language, which means the world is built using words that exlress ideas, thoughts, ideologids, dreams, goals, and so on...
Jul 5 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I have new content coming!
My essays will remain free, but I'm adding a paid subscriber option to my substack for those who want to support me.
I plan expand my content and make a video series on wokeness and do Q and A videos for paid subscribers.
The thread and essays I write are time consuming and research intensive. I do them for free, and I will continue to make them available for free so they can be easily shared and spread. I want as many people as possible to read them.
What I will do for paid subscribers is...
Jul 4 • 18 tweets • 3 min read
1/ The way to defeat wokeness is not by adopting their tactics or threading the needle to go around them.
It's to lean into the unpopularity of wokeness, and take actions to clear wokeness out of people's lives while using rhetoric that asserts wokeness has no moral highground
2/ Do not run from wokeness, tale it head on.
"We will remove Critical Race Theory training from government, and we will no longer accept contract with companies that do Critical Race Theory training" is a start. This attacks wokeness head on and does so in a way people can see.
Jul 2 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
This is silly.
It is to intentionally confuse the thing (unborn child) with the thing the unborn child is made from (individual cells).
It's a goofy, silly argument. It's like pointing at a brick house and saying that each brick is itself a house.
His argument is to slide between the use of the word 'human' as a noun (as in 'this is a human') which is how @conservmillen uses it and the use of human as an adjective (as in 'we all have human emotions).
Jul 2 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
Claiming "white evangelicals" in America today are in any way an approximation to egyptian slave holders in the exodus narrative is beyond absurd.
There is nothing in America today that approximates the situation of Jews in egypt.
2/ This is how postmodernism operates. Postmodernism doesn't attack claims by saying they're false. It seeks to undercut, destabilize, and subvert the MEANING of claims it want to destroy.
Read that again, postmodernism operates at the level of MEANING, not at the level of TRUTH
Jun 20 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
1/ This is exactly correct.
If you get "school choice" befor institutional accountibility you will have *ZERO* non-woke teachers to staff your schools.
The Ed colleges will refuse to accept non woke students, and accreditation boards will refuse to accredit non-woke schools...
Conservatives are saying "distinctions won't matter and will not be respected by the woke people who run all the bureaucracy. They can't be trusted and are actively looking to subvert any boundaries we set in the name of their political ideology. So..."
"...because the woke run the institutions and clearly have no brakes and no boundaries, and because they cannot be trusted (as evidenced by widespread puberty blocker and hormones for teens and strip shows for kids) we are now stopping all of it. No more. We're done."
Jun 18 • 11 tweets • 6 min read
1/ @realchrisrufo wants to stop using the term "drag queens" and start saying "trans-strippers," and people are missing the point about why.
We don't shift the wording to be dishonest, we do it it because of the tactic the woke use to defend sexualized drag shows for kids.