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The cultural memories of the coming wave of media professionals extend back a few years at most. Most have read thousands more tweets than book pages, and have majority favorable views of the CIA and the FBI: https://taibbi.substack.com/p/yes-virginia-there-is-a-deep-state-bbc
Incarceration trends in the USA: 🧵
Incarceration is at its lowest level in 2 decades, with a 34% decline in black incarceration leading the decline.
2006: 2,261 black prisoners per 100K black people
2018: 1,501 black prisoners per 100K black people
If you want to address authoritarian trans activism (and I think you should), please do so in a principled and reasoned way by addressing the authoritarianism. Being insulting about the attractiveness of trans women activists doesn’t help with this endeavour & demeans us all.
Piece in the Times!
In which @DrDebraSoh speaks to @dissidentdelite about @Counter_Weight_ , Woke Therapy, and more.
"The ultimate telos [of Critical Theory] is to destroy individual autonomy. What we have to do to get there is destroy man's connection to God, to family, to the past, to anything associated with truth, beauty, & goodness."
@JasonTheeHuman of @empowerED_TX with @BenjaminABoyce
Thank you @BenjaminABoyce for a serious, fun, deep, light-hearted, dark and optimistic conversation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD_DfUm-Ets
"Many progressive prosecutors are reluctant to prosecute violent offenders, often under the guise of minimizing racial disparities in the criminal justice system. This in spite of the fact that the majority of the victims of these violent criminals are black."
"While the Left and its elected officials may think they are protecting black people [by ignoring black on black crime], what they are actually doing is deeming our deaths less important." Good work, @CDouglasLove3!
If CSJ ideology has negatively impacted your emotional or mental health, you are not alone. At Counterweight, we run support groups for anyone who has been adversely impacted by the culture wars. Click the link below to find out more:
"Unfortunately, this essay needs to be written because so many people seem to be fatally confused about the concept of academic freedom, freedom of belief and speech more broadly..." - @HPluckrose, @Docstockk
exhibit A in the 'what happened to you?' conversation
This newest Gallup polling data from last month is extraordinary.
Democrats continue to hold the CIA & FBI in extremely high regard, while GOP faith in those two security state agencies continues to rapidly collapse.
In her latest essay, @HPluckrose outlines the difference between the free expression of ideas and harassment and intimidation in light of the recent treatment of @Docstockk by student activists.
Great piece by @HPluckrose urging society to look at the Kathleen Stock persecution & grasp “the difference between”:
- distress & physical harm
- making arguments & targeting individuals for harassment
- criticism of ideas & punishment for them
A cynical, nihilistic, tribal society is not conducive for fostering a sense of belonging.
A sense of belonging is what drives well-being—and it’s disappearing http://f-st.co/K2VN9sq
A recent interview w/ our founder. Give it a listen to find out more about Empowered Humanity Theory
Countering Critical Theory's Nihilism | with Jason Littlefield https://youtu.be/SD_DfUm-Ets via @YouTube
Appreciating human greatness wherever and whenever it is found is true "diversity and inclusion" work.
Learning about the greatness of other human civilizations does not diminish the greatness of Greece, Rome or Alexander the Great. To deny yourself the pleasure of expanding your worldview is to limit your comprehension of the human story.
It really shouldn’t be so difficult to understand this concept. I offer three key distinctions for people struggling with it.
Superman is an archetype, he is but the representation of the best we humans can aspire to. Newtown believes in the power of symbolism and will preserve those that served us well and encourage the creation of new ones, instead of bastardizing and corrupting the ones we have now.
The high priests of woke are on the prowl and this time they come for Puccini. Another author guilty of writing in a different era. In Newtown, classics are cherished and not censored or burned. #Newtown #trueculture #freethinkingartists #artisnotcrime
As predicted, Zeffirelli’s production of Puccini’s Turandot, now at the Met, has been issued a death sentence. A @nytimes critic says the “increasingly anachronistic” show must go.
Opera fans: See it now; this is your last chance.
New @CityJournal https://www.city-journal.org/taboo-alert-at-the-met-update-on-turandot
"Racial & ethnic identity are self-reinforcing castes. Any hope invested in them demands 'authority' & 'authenticity.' Power will be accorded to those who can fake it. That makes authority & authenticity untrustworthy."
The latest from FBT's @mdcbowen
Want to find out more about CSJ ideology? The resources listed here have been recommended by members of the Counterweight community and represent a diverse range of views: http://ow.ly/aYMd50GhfTw
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The dedication of remarkable saxophonist Donald Harrison to preserving the music and culture of New Orleans has been crucial to ensuring its important legacy survives.
Don't miss him at the upcoming "Shaping an Omni-American Future" event. Register Here: https://bit.ly/omniAmerican
In Omni-Americans, Albert Murray wrote against “the folklore of white supremacy and the fakelore of black pathology.”
COMBATING RACISM & ANTISEMITISM TOGETHER: SHAPING AN OMNI-AMERICAN FUTURE
Look at the line-up of speakers in our 🧵 and then register.
We noticed @caselorg shift the definition of #SEL to reflect the philosophy & practices of the Successor Ideology. This shift is negatively impacting well-being and should be openly discussed by professionals in the SEL field. https://www.city-journal.org/social-and-emotional-learning-equity-in-disguise
Want to read a little more on @Native_Liberty_ & the Nirvana Fallacy and see what we are each reading? Visit this week's @hold_mydrink + @Counter_Weight_ pod blog w/ @truth_inbetween.
Conversation about #wokeism killing #culture with @BlogUnwoke @DavidLBernstein @jilvorg The Speech Project @JewishJournal @DavidSuissaJJ @DrMonicaOsborne https://youtu.be/th0egPOXpYs