And Don’t I Know It

Political correctness [is] a modeof exercising power within an intramural contest between rival elites. In this contest, the fetishistic invocation of the “marginalized” is a tool the powerful use to increase the power of a given group, often to the detriment of the very people they purport to represent. The study shows that virtually no one who does not directly benefit from the exercise of this power (in the form of sinecures, professional advancement, or the destruction of rivals within liberal institutions) supports it.

Everybody hates it but still puts up with it.

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11 thoughts on “And Don’t I Know It”

  1. From the same site:

    ‘My Name Proved to Be a Great Handicap’
    Why American Jews changed their family names during the interwar years
    By Kirsten Fermaglich
    https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/270503/my-name-a-great-handicap

    and surprisingly for me to see this in English:

    Lev Ginzburg, Soviet Translator
    The story of a Jewish Germanophile who became a Soviet investigator of Nazi crimes
    By Maxim D. Shrayer
    https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/273095/lev-ginzburg-soviet-translator

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  2. Feds investigating suspicious packages sent to the Clintons and Barack Obama
    The U.S. Secret Service said Wednesday that “potential explosive devices” were sent to former President Barack Obama and ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    A law enforcement official told The New York Times that the “explosive device” sent to the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, New York, was found by a technician who screens mail for the former president and his family.

    The Secret Service said in a statement that the package addressed to Obama was intercepted by agency personnel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning.

    How George Soros Became One Of America’s Biggest Philanthropists And A Right-Wing Target
    On Monday, an explosive device was found outside billionaire George Soros’ home in Westchester County, New York. An employee discovered the package and called the police. Soros was not home at the time

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  3. \ You do want to get me fired, eh?

    No. 🙂

    “So, though identity politics has become associated with the left, is it doing the left more harm than good? To find out more, spiked caught up with Sheri Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University.

    spiked: Steve Bannon famously said that he ‘can’t get enough’ of the left’s race-identity politics — what did he mean by this?”
    https://www.spiked-online.com/2018/09/28/we-need-to-think-of-ourselves-as-americans/

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  4. What I dislike most about Political Correctness is that it’s, more or less, a throwback to the traditional old-school concept of censorship.
    It caters primarily to the “won’t watch a movie unless it has a happy ending” type of mindset
    …to the weak-minded souls who are in constant need of self-assurance, compliments, hugs-and-kisses, and congratulatory pat-on-the-backs
    …to the “know alls” who are “right all the time” but still have a need for “validation”
    …to the naive with weak stomachs who depend on their lives being an existence of some kind of utopia and just can’t handle the harsh realities of the world
    …to the puritan-minded who have to have everything presented to them in a sugarcoated and toned-down manner
    …to the kind who take for granted expectations of unconditional reverence and respect from others, even while often being thoughtless and judgmental themselves

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