The Solzhenitsyn Quote That Explains the ‘Mostly Peaceful’ Violence in America. CNN became the source of mockery last week after the network ran a ridiculous chyron stating, "fiery but mostly peaceful protests after police shooting.
" The idea that CNN could continue to call the protests “mostly peaceful” even as its own reporter stood in front of a burning building, set ablaze by protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin following a police shooting, was too much for many. 'America's Forgotten' Illegal Immigration Movie with Joe Biden Clip Has Democrat Filmmaker on Edge. "Country before career," says Namrata Singh Gujral, a filmmaker who predicts her latest movie will get her blackballed in Hollywood.
The film is called America's Forgotten, and it is a documentary that explores death, torture and hardship surrounding illegal immigration in the U.S., a topic so sensitive that the film contains the following disclaimer: There’s Only One Way to Stop Polarization from Tearing America Apart. Growing up in the early 2000s, I used to see those little “Coexist” bumper stickers on cars all over town.
I don’t see them anymore. Maybe the bumper sticker trend faded, perhaps I moved to a more conservative area (let’s be honest, those people were liberals), or maybe people just gave up on the idea of 330 million people all getting along. The idea of coexistence does, unfortunately, feel quite quaint these days. Polls and studies back up what we all anecdotally know to be true: Americans are deeply divided and increasingly hostile toward those with opposing views. Startling numbers of Americans say they would go so far as to fire someone based on their vote for president.
'Jaw-dropping' global crash in birth rate. Published on July 15, 2020 Written by James Gallagher The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a “jaw-dropping” impact on societies, say researchers.
Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century. And 23 nations – including Spain and Japan – are expected to see their populations halve by 2100. Countries will also age dramatically, with as many people turning 80 as there are being born.
Political Correctness and Narratives. Tribalism. Liberal, Conservative, Libertarian, Progressive. Godwin’s Law should force us to remember & fear our shared heritage with Nazi Germany. Summary: American discussions often end in references to Hitler or Nazis.
That’s usually seen as an oddity or fun fact, when in fact it warns us of deep aspects of American society that have roots in 1930s Germany — and that still shape our future. We prefer amnesia to confronting this. Perhaps events in the next four years will remind us of this heritage, and its dangers. (A version of this was posted in 2013.) Two Decades of Diminishing Hatred. As many folks know, inter alia I’m a numbers guy.
I figure if I can measure something, I can understand it. In that regard, I got to thinking about “hate crimes”. These are crimes where the motivation is deemed to be hatred of some group. The FBI has statistics on hate crimes against various racial, religious, sexual, and other groups covering the period 1996 – 2016. Politics and the English Language. This material remains under copyright and is reproduced by kind permission of the Orwell Estate and Penguin Books.
Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language – so the argument runs – must inevitably share in the general collapse. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Forgotten Lesson on Good and Evil. Entitlement Liabilities Are a Graver Threat to the Next Generation of Americans Than Climate Change.
On January 31, 1940, Miss Ida Fuller received a check for $22.54.
The fires of 4GW are burning Mexico. Summary: I have written for ten years about the deterioration of the Mexican state and its terrible implications for America.
Second Whistleblower Emerges from Investigation into Douma Chemical Attack. Caitlin Johnstone flags a report about another member of the OPCW investigation who says his findings, which contradicted the official conclusions, were suppressed.
By Caitlin JohnstoneCaitlinJohnstone.com. The ‘Diversity’ Trap - Tablet Magazine. A shallow, reductive version of diversity that first gained a foothold in progressive political spaces has rapidly spread across American institutions and the corporate world. We tried to publish a replication of a Science paper in Science. The journal refused. The China Questions. The trade war with China is heating up, so the usual suspects are now turning up in the media to pronounce on the issue. There is the sense that many of the pundits are relieved to take a break from discussing the culture war that surrounds the Trump presidency and the Progressive response to it. Talking about trade and global economics feels like old times.
Here is a longish post from David Goldman, the man behind Spengler of the Asia Times, addressing the trade war. The facts behind the scary new UN population forecast & those doomster headlines. Summary: A new paper by scientists, using computer models to forecast a dark future — this time about world population. Journalists write a hundred horrific stories, mostly devoid of vital context, most with clickbait headlines. Have We Lost Ayni? - Sustainable Dish. 6 Stats That Show How Much American Culture Has Changed in a Half Century. Beyond Cynicism: America Fumbles Towards Kafka’s Castle. Nobody knows, from sea to shining sea, why we are having all this trouble with our republic. — Tom McGuane Can a people recover from an excursion into unreality?
The USA’s sojourn into an alternative universe of the mind accelerated sharply after Wall Street nearly detonated the global financial system in 2008. Sunday Special Ep 28: Stephen Harper. Becoming a post-marriage America: see the numbers! Summary: Marriage, the foundation of American society, is washing away. 15 Stats That Show Americans Are Drowning in 'Stuff' Image: Angie/Flickr Getting kids to clean up after themselves is a rather unpleasant, ongoing struggle for many parents today.
Barbara Kay: We are ignoring a key part of ‘dying with dignity’ The Middle East is doomed. Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror. Anthony Bourdain on Sichuan Peppers, Sex, Eating Dogs, and Political Correctness. Jordan B. Peterson Is the Furthest Thing from the Alt-Right. Lessons from Weimar Germany for the Portland Extremists. Immediately following the conclusion of the First World War and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was thrust into a state of economic, political, and social disarray.
The infantile German state, which had recently been established in 1871, struggled to maintain its reputation as a global superpower. The Demands of Antifa and the Original Fascists Have a Lot in Common. The Danger in Media Telling Only Half the Story on Political Violence. Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One. The Biggest Lesson of “I, Pencil” 10 Essays Celebrating 60 Years of “I, Pencil” The secret source of fake news. Its discovery can change America! - Fabius Maximus website. An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Presidential Election.
Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights Should Be a Model for the Nation - Foundation for Economic Education.