Culture Warriors category archive
Freedom of Screech 0
Woke to the Misdirection Play 0
In an article about the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Jamelle Bouie gets to the gist of the “woke” misdirection play (emphasis added).
. . . there is no evidence that any diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives were responsible for the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. It is nonsense. And while it shouldn’t be taken seriously on its own terms, this deflection is worth noting for what it represents: the relentless effort to mystify real questions of political economy in favor of endless culture war conflict.
Follow the link to the article, where Boule delves into what really happened at SVB.
Recommended Listening 0
Bob Cesca’s interview with King Cyborg.
King Cyborg is a musician and a gay woman from Angola, who fled her native country because of the bigotry and persecution she faced there, only to arrive here in this “nation of immigrants” at a time when bigotry and hate-fullness seem on the rise.
I commend Bob’s and her discussion to your attention, as what she faced in her native country is what some in this nation, those whom Michael in Norfolk refers to as “Christofascists,” would like to see this country become.
Still Rising Again after All These Years 0
Sam speaks with Suzanne Nossel about Florida Man’s thought police.
Richard Nixon’s southern strategy has come full circle and consumed the Republican Party. Florida Man’s antics are rooted in America’s original sin of chattel slavery and the ideology of racism that was fabricated to justify it.
If you can’t see that, you just aren’t looking.
Republican Family Values 0
Those “family values” Republicans seem to have plucked Grung-e-Gene’s last nerve.
The Refugee 0
In the Tampa Bay Times, a Florida mother explains why the hate-full antics of Florida’s Governor DeSantis have convinced her to take her family and leave the state.
Macho, Macho Men 0
All the News that Fits, Foxy Shady Dept. 0
Michael in Norfolk discusses the bubbleliciousnes of right-wing news “coverage.” A snippet:
The right’s – and certainly Fox News’ goal – was to create an alternate reality for followers that insulated them from objective reality and the truth.
The Bullies’ Pulpit 0
Stephanie Hayes thinks she has identified the location of said pulpit.
Suffer the Children 0
It’s not just scripture. It’s Republican policy.
Guns and Posers 0
The ADL runs the numbers. A snippet (emphasis added); follow the link for the report.
All the extremist-related murders in 2022 were committed by right-wing extremists of various kinds, who typically commit most such killings each year but only occasionally are responsible for all (the last time this occurred was 2012).