Vicious Left

The New York Times is trying to doxx Tucker Carlson to harm his family and shut him up.

If you needed any proof that Tucker is doing something valuable, here it is.

It’s unbelievable how vicious and despicable the Left has become.

11 thoughts on “Vicious Left”

  1. I stopped listening to Tucker Carlson more than 30 years ago, when he was on CNN. I could not stand his constant distortion of the truth, which seemed malicious from where I sat. I eventually decided that there was no point in suffering constant helpless anger. So I started avoiding him, much as I avoid dangerous-seeming people in other situations. It is unfortunate, though, if people are defaming his family.

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      1. “Carlson may have changed since the 1980’s”

        I’d never heard of him until recently, so I have no past experience… at present he’s the most clear (only?) voice in articulating the discontents of neoliberalism for a mass audience and he does a great job at it.
        He’s clearly lays out what Trump (or some smart non-senile Democtat) could/should do to win the election.
        -get immigration under control (and have it be based on what current citizens want and not on what employers or political operatives want)
        -infrastructure, spend some money on it for pete’s sake!
        -crack down on vulture-capitalists
        -equality
        -reasonable social safety net, etc
        The politics are kind of mainline ‘great compression’ policies.

        The 1980s was a long time ago, if you can’t even attempt to challenge your preconceptions, then…. whatever.

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        1. For Tucker Carlson here and now, I mainly go by his remarks to Tammy Duckworth—that’s the measure of this man. The most intelligent responses to Carlson I’ve seen come from Duckworth herself and John Oliver. Nevertheless, he does not deserve to be exposed to danger.

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          1. I agree. I loved how he wiped the floor with the dumb cow. I’m in Illinois, and Duckworth is a terrible embarrassment.

            Who John Oliver is I don’t know.

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    1. They are not defaming his family. They are promising to publish his address so that crowds of angry goons can threaten their lives. This is about people living in terror of bodily harm because one of the family members has opinions goons don’t like.

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      1. It’s worse than that: this will be the second time the NYT has doxxed his family– and the previous time resulted in two attacks on the house, and a year of death threats, forcing them to move. So it’s not like they can claim that’s not what they’re intending. And this is AFTER they got Slate Star Codex shut down by threatening to doxx Scott Alexander: it is becoming a pattern.

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    2. Um, they’re not defaming his family. They’re publishing his address and photos of his house, to show antifa wackjobs where to attack. For the second time.

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      1. And now, as we all are seeing daily, antifas are emboldened and much more violent. A young woman who is a mother of a small child was murdered after saying “all lives matter.” These terrible people showed up to get FB page to mock her death. They can’t even leave a grieving family in peace.

        These are horrible, horrible people who have lost their humanity a long time ago.

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  2. As a literary critic, do you agree with the below representation of postmodernism? I would love to understand more, but am afraid of reading misleading, misrepresenting sources.

    The quote below is from “How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained”
    https://areomagazine.com/2017/03/27/how-french-intellectuals-ruined-the-west-postmodernism-and-its-impact-explained/

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    The Encyclopaedia Britannica says postmodernism “is largely a reaction against the philosophical assumptions and values of the modern period of Western (specifically European) history” whilst the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy denies this and says “Rather, its differences lie within modernity itself, and postmodernism is a continuation of modern thinking in another mode.” I’d suggest the difference lies in whether we see modernity in terms of what was produced or what was destroyed. If we see the essence of modernity as the development of science and reason as well as humanism and universal liberalism, postmodernists are opposed to it. If we see modernity as the tearing down of structures of power including feudalism, the Church, patriarchy, and Empire, postmodernists are attempting to continue it, but their targets are now science, reason, humanism and liberalism. Consequently, the roots of postmodernism are inherently political and revolutionary, albeit in a destructive or, as they would term it, deconstructive way.

    Postmodernism has become a Lyotardian metanarrative, a Foucauldian system of discursive power, and a Derridean oppressive hierarchy.

    science as a methodology is not going anywhere. It cannot be “adapted” to include epistemic relativism and “alternative ways of knowing.” It can, however, lose public confidence and thereby, state funding, and this is a threat not to be underestimated.

    Relativist ideas, sensitivity to language and focus on identity over humanity or individuality have gained dominance in wider society. It is much easier to say what you feel than rigorously examine the evidence. The freedom to “interpret” reality according to one’s own values feeds into the very human tendency towards confirmation bias and motivated reasoning.

    This “set of concepts” threaten to take us back to a time before the Enlightenment, when “reason” was regarded as not only inferior to faith but as a sin. . James K. A. Smith, Reformed theologian and professor of philosophy, has been quick to see the advantages for Christianity and regards postmodernism … In Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church, he says, …

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