The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Thu May 07, 2020 7:47 pm

heh, kind of the opposite of Titania McGrath on twitter, whom many people don’t realize *is* a joke persona.
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By the way, DS, watching this TV show clip ruined my day yesterday. So thanks for that. :P
Without clicking, I don’t even remember what it is- oh, right, the headgear. That was weird.
It seems that's just a real scene from an American TV drama. I had to watch it twice because I thought I missed the joke.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu May 07, 2020 8:04 pm

If the whole mask thing has taught me anything, it's that I can objectify women no matter how they're covering their face and/or hair. It would be a superpower if I lived in an Islamic country.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Mountaineer » Fri May 08, 2020 7:30 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
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If the whole mask thing has taught me anything, it's that I can objectify women no matter how they're covering their face and/or hair. It would be a superpower if I lived in an Islamic country.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Xan » Fri May 08, 2020 7:50 am

Wait... Have I been wearing my underwear wrong all these years????
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by dualstow » Sun May 10, 2020 8:43 am

The oft-criticized 1619 Project was mentioned in Kids:Then and Now.
For those who have access, there’s a WSJ Editorial:
The 1619 Project’ Tells a False Story About Capitalism, Too
Writing in 1854, George Fitzhugh described slavery as ‘a beautiful example of communism.’
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-1619-p ... 1588956387
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Post by Ad Orientem » Wed May 13, 2020 7:37 pm

These Young Socialists Think They Have Courage. They Don’t.
The progressive magazine The Nation published an open letter last month in which former members of the radical 1960s organization Students for a Democratic Society pleaded with a younger generation of leftists to support Joe Biden for president. The letter, titled “To the New New Left From the Old New Left,” warned that the re-election of President Trump would jeopardize “the very existence of American democracy.”

The signatories expressed fear that some supporters of Bernie Sanders, including members of the Democratic Socialists of America, would “refuse to support” Mr. Biden because they consider him “a representative of Wall Street Capital” — and therefore, in essential respects, not fundamentally better than Mr. Trump.

The letter was fair and sensible in its reasoning and right-minded in its conclusion. Given that the difference of a few thousand votes in states such as Michigan and Wisconsin might allow Mr. Trump to win a second term, a quixotic display of socialist principle in the 2020 election could have disastrous repercussions for the nation and the world.

Unfortunately, the letter’s fears were well-founded. The Democratic Socialists of America had already declined to back Mr. Biden. It has been joined in that refusal by Jacobin magazine, an influential publication among young leftists.

Read the rest here...
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by pugchief » Wed May 13, 2020 8:50 pm

Ad Orientem wrote:
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These Young Socialists Think They Have Courage. They Don’t.
The progressive magazine The Nation published an open letter last month in which former members of the radical 1960s organization Students for a Democratic Society pleaded with a younger generation of leftists to support Joe Biden for president. The letter, titled “To the New New Left From the Old New Left,” warned that the re-election of President Trump would jeopardize “the very existence of American democracy.”

The signatories expressed fear that some supporters of Bernie Sanders, including members of the Democratic Socialists of America, would “refuse to support” Mr. Biden because they consider him “a representative of Wall Street Capital” — and therefore, in essential respects, not fundamentally better than Mr. Trump.

The letter was fair and sensible in its reasoning and right-minded in its conclusion. Given that the difference of a few thousand votes in states such as Michigan and Wisconsin might allow Mr. Trump to win a second term, a quixotic display of socialist principle in the 2020 election could have disastrous repercussions for the nation and the world.

Unfortunately, the letter’s fears were well-founded. The Democratic Socialists of America had already declined to back Mr. Biden. It has been joined in that refusal by Jacobin magazine, an influential publication among young leftists.

Read the rest here...
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/opin ... e=Homepage
Meh. When Trump wins again, they can whine and protest for another 4 years. Any whining during a Biden presidency would garner less sympathy.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by technovelist » Thu May 14, 2020 11:48 am

pugchief wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Ad Orientem wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 7:37 pm
These Young Socialists Think They Have Courage. They Don’t.
The progressive magazine The Nation published an open letter last month in which former members of the radical 1960s organization Students for a Democratic Society pleaded with a younger generation of leftists to support Joe Biden for president. The letter, titled “To the New New Left From the Old New Left,” warned that the re-election of President Trump would jeopardize “the very existence of American democracy.”

The signatories expressed fear that some supporters of Bernie Sanders, including members of the Democratic Socialists of America, would “refuse to support” Mr. Biden because they consider him “a representative of Wall Street Capital” — and therefore, in essential respects, not fundamentally better than Mr. Trump.

The letter was fair and sensible in its reasoning and right-minded in its conclusion. Given that the difference of a few thousand votes in states such as Michigan and Wisconsin might allow Mr. Trump to win a second term, a quixotic display of socialist principle in the 2020 election could have disastrous repercussions for the nation and the world.

Unfortunately, the letter’s fears were well-founded. The Democratic Socialists of America had already declined to back Mr. Biden. It has been joined in that refusal by Jacobin magazine, an influential publication among young leftists.

Read the rest here...
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/opin ... e=Homepage
Meh. When Trump wins again, they can whine and protest for another 4 years. Any whining during a Biden presidency would garner less sympathy.
So let me get this straight. Having a President re-elected in a fair election (or at least one not tilted in his favor) according to the rules in the Constitution 'would jeopardize “the very existence of American democracy.”'

They must have a very special definition of "American democracy".
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu May 28, 2020 11:01 am

Journalists Caught Pretending To Wear Masks While Shaming People Who Don't, Fake News Exposed via Tim Pool

The video clip (with sound) is on the Fox article. It's pretty funny, but Tim's point about the difference in context for other stories where journalists say people were jeering/bullying them is something to think about. It's easy to see people getting riled up when they see journalists all without masks until the cameras start rolling, then they put them on and talk about how dangerous it is and "these people around me don't seem to care" or whatever they said in the other situation.

This one in particular is analogous to the one where the Weather Channel guy was standing in a roadside ditch so he could claim the water was up to his chest, or the one where the reporter was struggling to stay upright in the hurricane, then you see people casually strolling along in the background. IE, cynically playing up the danger to manipulate TV audiences.
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Post by dualstow » Fri May 29, 2020 5:24 pm

Sorry this is so big. I’ll resize it when I’m on the desktop. ✓ Resized.

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Smith1776 » Fri May 29, 2020 5:29 pm

dualstow wrote:
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Sorry this is so big. I’ll resize it when I’m on the desktop.

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Political correctness is getting so out of hand... it's becoming the ideological equivalent of an ouroborus. As the thread title implies, it's just eating itself!
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:14 pm

Police arrested the 36 on suspicion of trespassing, burglary, causing property damage, stealing and assault. They range in age from 17 to 36 but the majority of them are teens and people in their 20s.
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