The Long Red Threads of the Democrat Party

The contemporary conflict within American culture between the Left and the Right has been increasing in intensity and divisiveness since the election of Donald Trump in 2016.  This division is seen in many dimensions: the news media, academia, politics, entertainment media, and even within religious institutions.  In general, the conflict can be understood as the… Continue reading The Long Red Threads of the Democrat Party

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Who Are the Fascists?

In the lexicon of the Left in recent times, a new end-of-conversation epithet has begun to rival the traditional big-four terms of “racist”, “misogynist”, “homophobic”, and “Islamophobic”: it is “Fascist”.  If one expresses opposition to any tenet of Progressivism or Postmodern neo-Marxism, or espouses alternative points of view, this is the label de jour.  And… Continue reading Who Are the Fascists?

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Drawing Elephants and Ideology – The AGW Phenomena

One of the earliest memories of my first year in grad school at Princeton was a comment a speaker made about computer modeling: “With enough adjustable parameters, you can draw an elephant.”  I guess my view of the AGW phenomena is informed by that image.  I’m thinking that there are three possible explanations for the… Continue reading Drawing Elephants and Ideology – The AGW Phenomena

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Annotation of Chapter 1 of Shelby Steele’s — “Shame”

Note: Items in black bold and black bold underscore are Steele’s words, emphasized by me. All items in italics are my comments.  Steele used neither bold black nor bold black underscore, except the “Chapter 1: The Great Divide” immediately below. Excerpted with permission from Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country, by Shelby Steele. … Continue reading Annotation of Chapter 1 of Shelby Steele’s — “Shame”

“Black Lives Matter” is Quintessential Alinsky/Marxism

Subsequent to the release of the St. Louis County grand jury report the Monday before Thanksgiving 2014 which exonerated officer Darren Wilson from any criminal intent in the shooting death of the “Gentle Giant” Michael Brown, there were widespread and in many cases well-planned “spontaneous” demonstrations around the country.   Consider my eye-witness account from the… Continue reading “Black Lives Matter” is Quintessential Alinsky/Marxism

Cultural Marxism – Part 4 – Race

This is the fourth in a series of postings concerning cultural Marxism.  The first is a brief overview of the ideology and its influence on the West. The second looks at the goals and objectives of cultural Marxism. The third considers the interplay between political correctness and cultural Marxism’s root level goals and objectives. As… Continue reading Cultural Marxism – Part 4 – Race

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The ‘Trojan Couch’ Confronts Cultural Consensus on Homosexuality

What happens when a widely accepted way of thinking is exposed as false? There might be several disparate responses. For someone deeply invested in the original viewpoint, there might be denial, followed by a strong effort to discredit the expose.  But for those for whom the original idea had negative effect, the new view would… Continue reading The ‘Trojan Couch’ Confronts Cultural Consensus on Homosexuality

A Plea for the Definitive Book on Cultural Marxism/Political Correctness

During the past year I have been both fascinated and disturbed by the dispute concerning “American Betrayal”, and have had my eyes opened in several dimensions by not only Diana West’s responses to criticism, but also from writings of people who support her.   I read the book in September 2013, and since then have viewed… Continue reading A Plea for the Definitive Book on Cultural Marxism/Political Correctness

Cultural Marxism – Part 3 – Political Correctness

In the previous posting dealing with Cultural Marxism (CM), it was shown that one must view political correctness issues at two levels: (1) the goals and objectives – what CM is intending to do, even if hidden, and (2) the propaganda level – how it accomplishes its goals and objectives. As described in the previous… Continue reading Cultural Marxism – Part 3 – Political Correctness