Spreading STDs

There's this story in the New York Times. Crucifies Facebook. Zuckerberg. Sandberg. Delay, Deny, Deflect So... the thing I never hear anyone talking about... We blame  Facebook. We blame Cambridge Analytica. We blame  Twitter. We blame Hillary Clinton. We blame kids in Macedonia. We blame the mainstream media. We blame Fox News. We blame Russian bots. ...when … Continue reading Spreading STDs

Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance

Trump’s language seems buffoonish, but he’s no clown. His rhetoric is meant to destroy thought and democracy by HENRY A. GIROUX Slate  NOVEMBER 18, 2018 Somewhere every culture has an imaginary zone for what it excludes, and it is that zone we must try to remember today. -- Catherine Clement In an age when speed overcomes thought, … Continue reading Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem. by Matthew Stewart Atlantic 1. The Aristocracy Is Dead … For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would … Continue reading The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The Size of the Amygdala In Our Brains Affects Our Political Opinions

Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives by Andrea Kuszewski Intersection Can neuroscience provide evidence for a liberal and conservative thinking style? It may seem like a stretch to say that one could predict whether you lean left or right by looking at a brain scan—no questions asked, no opinions voiced—purely … Continue reading The Size of the Amygdala In Our Brains Affects Our Political Opinions

Diversity is for white people

The big lie behind a well-intended word “Diversity” sounds polite and hopeful. It’s how we talk when we can’t talk about race, or when whites get nervous. by Ellen Berrey Salon   Our country is convulsing over the issues of diversity and race. As an academic, I have spent more than a decade investigating this enigmatic … Continue reading Diversity is for white people

The “Grievance Studies” Hoax Exposes Pseudo-Intellectual Chicanery

by Eric London  World Socialist Web Site Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian published an article titled “Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship,” incorporating the results of a year-long effort to publish hoax articles, deliberately comprised of bunk facts and irrational and reactionary conclusions, in academic journals associated with gender, racial, and … Continue reading The “Grievance Studies” Hoax Exposes Pseudo-Intellectual Chicanery