11-Year-Old Florida Boy Arrested for Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

by By Stephanie Claytor Bay News 9 Florida  Feb 14, 2019 LAKELAND, Fla. — An 11-year-old Polk County student refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, and after explaining his reasons, he was kicked out of class and arrested for being disruptive and disobeying commands to calm down and leave the classroom. Incident hapened … Continue reading 11-Year-Old Florida Boy Arrested for Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

We dug ourselves a really deep hole – on the rise of far right extremists

David Neiwert reported on the US far right for decades and watched as the conservative movement steadily adopted its outlook and ideas   Jason Wilson interviews Doug Neiwert Guardian Jan 27, 2019 David Neiwert has lived in his Seattle neighbourhood for decades. But it, like the US, has changed beyond recognition around him. Once upon … Continue reading We dug ourselves a really deep hole – on the rise of far right extremists

How Everything Became the Culture War

America’s petty tribal arguments are now driving the bus on serious policy. Here’s why we should worry. by MICHAEL GRUNWAL Politico December 2018 To understand how American politics got the way it is today, it helps to rewind the tape to the presidential campaign of John McCain—specifically to his effort to win back a listless crowd at an otherwise … Continue reading How Everything Became the Culture War

What the Hell is Cultural Marxism?

Global Research “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H. L. Mencken Cultural Marxism is a strange catch-all term being thrown around a lot these days. Why is it … Continue reading What the Hell is Cultural Marxism?

Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down

Identity politics only served to disempower the left and fuel the rise of white nationalism. Can we move on? by ANIS SHIVANI Salon Race is the foundation of identity. I would say that that’s kind of a more touchy-feely version of this, but it’s maybe the most important one. We understand ourselves as coming from some place. … Continue reading Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down

Will Conservatism End in Nihilism?: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (12)

Disaster lies not in Trump, but in the conservative dream fulfilled. by Mike Lofgren Washington Monthly Any examination of American conservatism in the age of Trump runs smack up against the question, whose conservatism? Who gets to define it? A typical analysis is to name the supposed essential characteristics of conservatism and then judge how … Continue reading Will Conservatism End in Nihilism?: Conservative Moral Hierarchy (12)

Identity Politics: The End of Liberalism

The End of Identity Liberalism by Mark Lilla New York Times It is a truism that America has become a more diverse country. It is also a beautiful thing to watch. Visitors from other countries, particularly those having trouble incorporating different ethnic groups and faiths, are amazed that we manage to pull it off. Not … Continue reading Identity Politics: The End of Liberalism