Politics of Hate category archive
Thom’s guest discusses the cultural similarities between American white supremacists and Muslim extremists.
Arizona plaintiffs petition the Arizona Supreme Court to authorize them to execute a coup d’etat.
We are a society of stupid.
At the Idaho State Journal, Leonard Hitchcock takes a look at “critical race theory” and right-wing efforts to ban it from school curricula. Given the recent amount of press critical race theory has received, I recommend his article for, in particular, its clear description of what critical race theory is.
I find the right-wings’ thought process (or lack there of) fascinating. If American history teaches us anything, it’s that not talking about racism doesn’t make it go away.
One more time, the internet is a public place.
And it never forgets.
(Warning: Short commercial at the end.)
Read the news report that David discusses.
He made an unexpected match on Bumble.
“I did storm the capitol,” he said, according to court documents. “I made it all the way to Statuary Hall.”
His potential date wrote back: “We are not a match.” Then, the Bumble user contacted the police.
Then the police contacted him . . . .
We do not have a civil society.
And the incivility has an identifiable source.
Werner Herzog’s Bear mulls over Republicans’ “culture war” strategy, first wielded with effectiveness by Richard Nixon, and the implications of said strategy. Here’s a bit; the entire article is well-worth the three or four minutes it will take for you to read it (emphasis added).
….it also emerged this week that the Republicans are planning a political strategy based on the culture war, as opposed to policy. Some have mocked this, but I see it merely as the continuation of the one reliable strategy Republicans have had for the past fifty years. Some are puzzled that they are calling themselves a “working class party” while failing to do anything to materially improve people’s lives. They forget that the Nixon strategy depends on resentment, on saying Republicans are protecting good people against the elites. They don’t mean the economic elite, whom they wish to shower with tax breaks, but the “cultural elite.” Anti-university, anti-trans, anti-environmentalism, and anti-anti-racism all fit into this.