The cruel age of group think leaves no room for forgiveness

Jun 9, 2021 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Christian Today: There must surely be a creeping anxiety spreading thoughout the English cricket team – what tweets from their teenage years lie like time bombs waiting to be discovered? What adolescent thought crimes may slip out of the long forgotten murky past to destroy their career? I was thinking about my own past, teenage years and childhood. I once drank cider underage in a pub. I once put a bet on a horse, a shilling, underage as a teen. But the event where I...

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Red Wall Tory MP slams “woke alphabet” pushed by health bosses

Jun 9, 2021 by

from Foxhole News: The Red Wall Tory MP for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, has slammed the NHS’s outrageous new “woke alphabet” in a blistering Commons speech addressed to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock. “I see that our NHS have published their very own woke alphabet, which includes terms such as ‘white fragility’ for the letter W” he said. “Now not only is this a load of nonsense, it’s also very divisive. So does my right honourable friend agree with me that the vast majority of our brilliant NHS...

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The rise of the woke prison

Jun 5, 2021 by

by Joanna Williams, spiked: What’s the difference between a prison and a north London playgroup? Sadly, this joke comes without a punchline. Training for prison officers now includes therapeutic, woke meditation sessions. Participants sit back, close their eyes and imagine they are walking through a park, greeting friendly faces along the way. Only this is intersectional meditation: the aim is to sniff out wardens with unconscious bias. So if, on this imaginary walk, they see only white men...

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Neil Thin: a victory for common sense

Jun 3, 2021 by

from spiked: The Edinburgh academic has been exonerated following an absurd campus witch-hunt. Of all the examples of campus cancel culture, the suspension of Neil Thin was particularly alarming. Thin, an academic at Edinburgh University, was reported to his employers by his students earlier this year for expressing what were, essentially, mainstream and anti-racist views. Thin criticised the university’s controversial decision to rename its David Hume Tower after students complained that the...

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Have we finally passed peak woke?

May 31, 2021 by

by Simon Heffer, Telegraph: The public’s rejection of PC brainwashing at the National Trust suggests common sense is starting to prevail. Last December an attempt to impose upon members of Cambridge University a requirement to “respect” the views of others was defeated by a landslide (86.9 per cent to 13.1) by those who wished merely to “tolerate” those views. You shouldn’t need a Cambridge PhD to understand the difference, but it had to be explained to the University’s high priests of...

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We cannot allow our solution to the problem of illiberalism to depart from liberal principles

May 26, 2021 by

by Daniel Hannan, Conservative Home: Every time you think woke students can’t get any more pompous, risible or absurd, they surpass themselves. The latest madness is a campaign by the “Birkbeck Students Anti-Racism Network” to remove Eric Kaufmann from his position at their college. Dr Kaufmann is one of the most original and brilliant political scientists of our age. He writes a great deal about identity issues, basing his work on original research and polling rather than on woke pieties. His...

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