What isn’t being said about the Reading attack victims?

Jun 27, 2020 by

by Douglas Murray, Spectator: […]  Why leave nearly all the analysis out? Of course there were will be a trial, the due process of the law and so on. But if the attacker from Saturday night had been a white skinhead, or a neo-Nazi or had been wearing a big red MAGA hat I am fairly confident that the gay press and all of the mainstream media would be crawling over every angle of this story by now with an unparalleled fury, hurling allegations of ‘adjacency’ against all of their favourite...

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The March Through the Institutions Brings Civil War at The New York Times

Jun 7, 2020 by

by Albert Mohler: This week, The New York Times is not only publishing the news, it is the news–standing at the center of a controversy well worth watching. As it turns out, this development serves as a parable about massive worldview changes in the United States with urgent lessons about the culture. Earlier this week, The New York Times ran an opinion piece by United States Senator Tom Cotton with the headline, “Tom Cotton: Send in the Troops.” Senator Cotton was elected to the United...

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Coronavirus won’t kill the culture wars

Apr 14, 2020 by

by Andrew Doyle, spiked: Even in the face of this crisis, the identitarians are doubling down. In early March, more than 300 employees at the Guardian signed an open letter to the editor Katharine Viner to protest against the publication of supposedly ‘anti-trans’ material. The catalyst was Suzanne Moore’s article on the deplatforming of Professor Selina Todd at Oxford University, an action that had been justified by the organisers on the grounds that Todd had previously spoken at a meeting of...

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Identity politics is Christianity without redemption

Jan 20, 2020 by

by Antonia Senior, UnHerd: Woke notions of white supremacy and the patriarchy bring back old ideas about predestination. I am a white supremacist. Who knew? I didn’t. I have, however, just read Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad, published next month by Quercus, which has made clear to me that I am white, therefore I am a racist. In fact, Ms Saad told me in the introduction to prepare to “become overwhelmed when you begin to discover the depths of your internalised white supremacy”. On a...

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How identity politics excuses anti-Semitism

Jan 12, 2020 by

by Sean Collins, spiked: There is a disturbing reluctance to condemn anti-Semitism when it comes from ethnic minorities. New York has been the scene of a number of vicious anti-Semitic attacks over the past few weeks. The most shocking occurred in the final days of December when a machete-wielding man barged into a Hasidic rabbi’s home in Monsey (30 miles north of New York City) and stabbed five people who were celebrating Hanukkah. The visceral terror of the Monsey attack – a lunatic with a...

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We’re Nearly All Victims Now!: How the politics of victimhood is undermining our liberal culture

Oct 26, 2019 by

by David G Green, Civitas: Identity politics has been creeping into public discourse for many years. When the first edition of this book was published in 2006, it was already obvious that the politics of victimhood had taken hold. This second, updated edition takes stock of how it has developed since then, particularly in the preoccupation with ‘hate crime’ in recent years. Hate crimes were initially created under the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act, which provided that crimes such as assault and...

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