Why it’s time to take ‘wokeness’ seriously

Jul 30, 2020 by

by Mary Harrington, UnHerd: “Wokeness is a religion”. How many times have we heard that recently? White officials washing the feet of Black Lives Matter protest leaders, kneeling groups reciting pledges to renounce their privilege, ritual chants, not to mention public punishment of heretics and a growing body of fiercely-defended and not particularly logical doctrine. The comparison is always meant as a criticism. The people who wield it see the story of the West as one of Reason advancing...

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Deconstructing Creation and the Better Story of the Creator

Jul 30, 2020 by

by David Ould: Call it “Cultural Marxism”, call it something else, there can surely be no doubting that there is a particular wave of Marxist-influenced leftism that is coursing through much of Western society today. While it may not be on the lips of everyone who is currently holding a protest banner, it’s proponents are obviously working away in the organisations that propel those protests forward. One of the main avenues in which this move progresses is through the deconstruction or...

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The culture war against the past

Jul 30, 2020 by

by Frank Furedi, spiked: Our elites have become uncomfortable with Western civilisation itself. The cultural conflicts that have engulfed much of the Western world threaten to detach our societies from their past. Almost seamlessly the numerous disputes that have erupted over identity, race, gender and family life have reinforced one another and intermeshed. But in the end the venom is directed towards one central target – Western society’s past. This project has little to do with the...

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Marxism, the cruel creed that has only ever blighted lives

Jul 28, 2020 by

by David Kurten, The Conservative Woman: […]  Classic Marxism aims to generate class consciousness in the proletariat so the ‘intellectual’ leaders of the revolution can use their dissatisfaction to overthrow the bourgeoisie. The aim today is to create class consciousness among the ‘black community’ and to use them to tear down history and rip apart the fabric of civilisation, so that the far Left intellectuals can replace it with their Marxist utopia – preventing Brexit in Britain and...

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It’s not an exaggeration to compare the methods used by the new ‘woke movement’ to those of Mao’s Red Guards

Jul 19, 2020 by

by John Gray, Mailonline: Today we are no longer living in a free society. Instead, we are ruled by those who try to enforce their extreme views by shaming and ruining those who think differently. It is not far-fetched to compare the methods of this ‘woke movement’ to those of Chairman Mao’s Red Guards, who terrorised the Chinese people half a century ago. The so-called ‘cancel culture’ – publicly shaming and trying to undermine the professional standing of anyone who deviates from ever-more...

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Our fearful leaders are failing to stand up to the radical woke minority

Jul 13, 2020 by

by Nick Timothy, Telegraph: The Left’s march through the institutions will continue until the majority organises its fight back. How have we allowed things to get this far? How is it that a minority of extreme activists can dictate to politicians, broadcasters, universities, firms and the wider world what can and cannot be said, and who can and cannot say it? Why do they get to determine the true meaning of words written or spoken by others? As the mainstream grapples with these questions,...

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