Monday, November 12, 2018

The Problem with Wokeness | Ayishat Akanbi

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Kavanaugh Accuser Judy Munro-Leighton Admits She Fabricated Rape Allegations

Saturday, October 13, 2018

link: What Do You Do When You Are Anonymously Accused of Rape?

From What Do You Do When You Are Anonymously Accused of Rape?
“I’ve had cases where we know what the allegations are and we know who said them. None of that is true here,” he said. “The intersection between the internet and allegations like this and anonymity is very dangerous place to be. There’s no protection for the accused. It’s the perfect way to assassinate someone’s character without having to prove anything.”

Friday, October 5, 2018

a few quick definitions: social justice, socialism, social justice worker vs warrior

Social justice: Improve the lives of the poor

Socialism: End the class system

Social justice worker: Help the poor and treat all with love and respect

Social justice warrior: Insult, dox, threaten, blacklist, ban, no platform, and get people fired while citing social justice

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Observations of the Day

Identitarianism is the politics of ad hominem.

Richer people live in a bubble. Richer academics live in two.

While it is essential to learn from the past, it is also essential to remember that the present is not the past. Revolutionaries, like generals, love to fight the last war.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Polls as accurate as they have ever been, study says | Politics | The Guardian

Polls as accurate as they have ever been, study says | Politics | The Guardian:
Looking at polls for the last week of campaigns for 220 national elections in 32 countries over the decades to 2017 – with data for a handful of countries stretching back to 1942 – errors have held steady at about 2%. When the team looked only at the 11 countries that had regular polling over several decades, polling errors were found to have dropped over time.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Trouble With Uplift | Adolph Reed

The Trouble With Uplift | Adolph Reed: A curiously inflexible brand of race-first neoliberalism has taken root in American political discourse.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Weaponized idpol

Weaponized idpol: "(T)he cynical emphasis on personal identity over political beliefs in order to advance candidates whose interests are inapposite to the needs of the groups they’re presumed to represent." —Definition by Briahna Joy Gray, noted by John Halle
You might argue that "weaponized idpol" is redundant, but an argument can be made that identity politics have been used to remind groups to band together for the good of the entire group. But I couldn't offer an example from the last thirty years.