That’s probably what has Vox’s site temporarily down.
You know where to find him otherwise.
UPDATE: “Otherwise” is here.
Just as video killed the radio star, so woke idiocy kills the institution – any institution. In this case, it’s a school, an elite private prep school.
Early last June, Brentwood School posted an image of a black square on Instagram. This was eight days after George Floyd had been killed, and it was part of #BlackoutTuesday, a social media campaign against racism and inequality. Other Los Angeles prep schools also participated in the well-intentioned if largely symbolic online gesture, along with millions of other institutions, businesses, and individuals. But Brentwood’s black box got what’s known as ratioed; it received more negative comments than likes. Many more.
I’m sure they also posted a White square for Ashley Babbit…
Here’s just another example that no school, public or private, or even ultra-elitist is safe in the fading USSA. If a potential school isn’t explicitly and actively Christian and pro-Western, then write it off. In fact, if a school maintains an active social media presence, that might be a sign. The surest bet is to educate your children yourself.
The MSM is all upset over the unpersoning of a
German Turkish soccer player you’ve never heard of. He has beliefs – great. Everyone else does too, but they don’t get lionized upon their effective cancellation from the prevailing SJW anti-culture.
Everything started with a tweet. Mesut Özil knew the risks, in December last year, when he decided to offer a startling, public denunciation both of China’s treatment of the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority in the region of Xinjiang, and the complicit silence of the international community.
Friends and advisers had warned Özil, the Arsenal midfielder, that there would be consequences. He would have to write off China as a market. His six million followers on Weibo, the country’s largest social network, would disappear. His fan club there — with as many as 50,000 signed-up members — would go, too. He would never play in China. He might become too toxic even for any club with Chinese owners, or sponsors eager to do business there.
Traditional Americans are scared to death of saying anything that might offend the ranks of those who already hate them. The smallest misstep and it’s off with your [Tweet, job, head, etc.]. You’ve already lost your nation. You’re in the process of losing your state and its empire. Next, it will be the last vestiges of modern civilization. Given all that, being labeled “too toxic” sounds insignificant. For all his problems, Mr. Ozil is still standing. Let him be an inspiration if you can’t find another. Stand up for God’s sake!
In addition to his well-known Ring of Power, the Dark Lord also sported ridiculously undersized headwear. So might be the telling of the sure-to-suck SJW revisions of Tolkien’s First and/or Second Ages in Amazon’s coming atrocities.
Vox Day reviews Evita Duffy’s review of an assault:
It’s the anti-Christian Prometheans at Amazon who are attempting to degrade Middle Earth and turn it into Westeros with elves. Sexy, naked, gay elves:
It is obvious the left has it in for Tolkien and his work. This could not stop a major company like Amazon from wanting to profit off Tolkien’s hugely popular Legendarium.
While Amazon is looking for a cash cow series, it appears pop culture is trying to defile Tolkien’s work from within, and what better way to undermine Tolkien’s message than to reimagine his stories in secular terms? From their point of view, it makes perfect sense to recreate the Second Age into a sexual paganist series to succeed “Game of Thrones.”
The left is already cheering on the beginnings of the presumed assassination of Tolkien’s legacy. The leftist “NY Magazine” ran a story this week headlined, “Give Us the Horny Lord of the Rings Show We Deserve.” “Are we sure that an overwhelmingly erotic Middle Earth experience is such a bad thing,” read the article. “Make the elves get a little freaky. Allow the hobbits their fun. Give a new meaning to the inscription on the West-door of the Mines of Moria: Speak, friend, and enter.”
Ideology politics are dead. Idea wars are reserved for homogeneous societies, not multiracial, multiethnic, multireligious, war zones. The culture wars are intrinsically interidentity, and anyone who is still babbling about Left and Right, or Liberal and Conservative, is simply demonstrating the extent to which they fail to understand their own reality.
Social Justice is Satan’s Justice.
Sorry, SDL; the whole thing begged for lifting.
Vox is, as usual, correct. Evil hates Good, as Good is supposed to (as Commanded to) hate evil. I’m not Vice Regent of Middle Earth or even a lowly soldier. However, as a fan, I can’t let the attack go unfought. This reminds me that I need to finish writing something. In fact, this pitiful episode should give it a new angle – a sharp point, to drive into the enemies of the True, the Beautiful, and the Tolkien.
Charles Coulombe created a starter list at Crisis Mag of “woke” agencies, entities, and companies with SJW statements of diverse, equitable delusion and general BS.
As America’s major cities continue to be besieged both by rioters and inane local governments, and as increasing numbers of individuals are being attacked for dissenting from the elites’ party line regarding race and gender via “cancelling” and “doxxing,” we deem it to be in the public interest to identify those organizations in government, education and culture, civil life, and religion who have signaled their allegiance to this ideology. With the name of the organization shall be a link to its declaration of adherence. Obviously, motives involved veer wildly from naïve idealism to the most cynical virtue-signaling. It is left up to individuals involved with any of these groups as to what their future course of action shall be.
All of these groups are now on the record in support of terrorism. That might come in handy if we still had leaders who cared about civilization. We don’t. But I have looked at more than a few of these homoglobo communist statements. They are all the same – like they were created from a template. All full of lies and all dedicated to upending society. Odds are, your old college has a similar manifesto. Your employer too, if it’s large enough. None of this has anything to do with justice, George Floyd, or the truth. It’s the end product of something in the making for decades. Strike that – this probably isn’t the end.
For a decent example, from an utterly inexplicable source, consider the Society for Classical Studies’ Statement on Lies, Hoaxes, and Cultural Marxism. Note, deeper in, that they are intensifying their efforts, which means they’ve had efforts all along. This isn’t new, but it is dangerous.
When a liberal gives up and quits the NY Times. Carlos Slim’s Blog has some terrible issues, as revealed in Bari Weiss’s Resignation Letter.
Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.
There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.
Not that any of this is a surprise; she should have seen it coming. She also should have (or, could have) forced them to fire her and then sued.
Not to be selfish, but I wonder if this means they have an opening for a new editor. So long as I never have to physically enter New York, and the SJWs don’t mind someone who will answer their emoji axes will the real thing, it might work out. Or, if things keep sliding, I suppose Slim might sell me his blog and I could subsume it into this one. Options.
Vox Day points out the literal Stasi-fication of the SJW narrative.
If someone had written this in a novel, you would have dismissed it as being heavy-handed and too over-the-top to be even remotely credible. EA is now using genuine Stasi agents to police gamers:
Electronic Arts’ Berlin office just entered into a troubling partnership, one that has German gamers reeling. The EA office in Berlin recently announced it was partnering with the Amadeu Antonio Foundation and its program “Keine Pixel für Faschisten” [No Pixels for Fascists]. The Orwellian program seeks to monitor political beliefs in the video game industry and among players for “racism, sexism, and anti-semitism.”
The Foundation is headed by Anette Kahane, a former agent of the East German Ministry of Security, also known as the Stasi — the repressive secret police that monitored and brutally suppressed dissent in East Germany after the Second World War. At its height, the Stasi had over 102,000 officers and nearly a quarter of a million of its own citizens spying on family members, neighbours and colleagues for wrongthink.
Okay, the gamers are maybe number 4,374 on the long list of wrong think “criminals” they’ve come for. You may care nothing about games (VD does, I do not), but rest assured that sooner or later they are coming for you. Probably in the dead of the night.
PS: The underlying article to include the part about the handbook for teachers, especially the part about removed kids from homes because of bad-think. It’s in Allemand, though the pictures alone speak volumes, in any language. Home. School.
PPS: When they come, wouldn’t it be nice to give them a fitting welcome?
One does not make them with one’s enemies. Conservatives never get that. Tom Dilorenzo explains the rot:
Niall Ferguson ends his op-ed with a call for a “Nonconformist Academic Treaty” among university faculty and administrators who still defend freedom of speech. The communistic academic censors must be confronted with “massive retaliation,” just as the Soviet Union was threatened with such by NATO during the Cold War, he says. This is what he means when he says that “we” must hang together or hang separately.
Such a “treaty” would likely garner very few signatures because of the fact that, with few exceptions, American academe is a socialist institution. Almost every last college and university is partly or totally funded by government, and with government funding comes government control of the means of production, the very definition of socialism. Almost all university professors are therefore essentially government bureaucrats and, like all bureaucrats, they understand that the way to survive is to never, ever, break the rules or rock the boat, no matter how rotten the rules may be. They understand that if they do, the Red Army of Mediocrities will take its revenge, fire them if possible, or at least never again give them a merit pay raise. They may also end up being assigned an 8 A.M. class on the main campus along with an evening class at one of the far-away branch campuses on the same day as an added touch of petty revenge.
University boards of trustees are mostly useless since they are easily bamboozled, lied to, or intimidated by academic administrators. Many of them remain quiet, for to complain and not be asked back as a trustee may harm their social lives. (At my own place of employment alumnus Tom Clancy, the famous author, once complained at a trustee meeting that the tuition was so high that the son of a mailman like himself could never afford it. He was dropped from the board the next year). There are no shareholders since universities are either government bureaucracies or “nonprofit” institutions, so there is no shareholder pressure either. It is even confusing as to who the real “consumers” are since the students who sit in the classrooms are rarely the ones paying the extortionate tuition bills – at least until they graduate and are confronted with mountains of government-guaranteed student-loan debt.
If you’re reading The Substitute, then know that, in the end, Tom relocates to a small private college and from it opens the ultimate classically-based private prep school. Small schools. Private schools. Homeschools. Big Ed, Inc. is really no better than the “public” K-12 mess. Get out.
Another new shift limits search availability for those not in the new Big Club of digital SJWism.
Mercola.com targeted in Google’s latest core algorithm update
Now, any time you enter a health-related search word into Google, such as “heart disease” or “Type 2 diabetes,” you will not find Mercola.com articles in the search results. The only way to locate any of my articles at this point is by searching for “Mercola.com heart disease,” or “Mercola.com Type 2 diabetes.”
Even skipping the “.com” will minimize your search results, and oftentimes the only pages you’ll get are blogs, not my full peer-reviewed articles. Negative press by skeptics has also been upgraded, which means if you simply type in my name none of my articles will come but what you will find are a deluge of negative articles voicing critiques against me in your searches. Try entering my name in Yahoo or Bing and you will see completely different results.
As explained by Telapost,3 a core update “is when Google makes several changes to their main (core) algorithm.” In the past, Google search results were based on crowdsource relevance. An article would ascend in rank based on the number of people who clicked on it.
Traditionally, if you produced unique and high-quality content that matched what people were looking for, you were rewarded by ranking in the top of search results. You would find Mercola.com near the top of nearly any health search results.
So, let’s say one of my articles on diabetes was seventh on the page for your search; if more people clicked on that link than, say, an article listed in third or fifth place, my article would move up in rank. In a nutshell, Google search results were, at least in part, based on popularity.
That’s no longer the case. Instead, Google is now manually lowering the ranking of undesirable content, largely based on Wikipedia’s assessment of the author or site.
Wikipedia’s founder and anonymous editors are well-known to have extreme bias against natural health content and authors. Google also contributes heavily to funding Wikipedia, and Wikipedia is near the top of nearly all searches — despite the anonymous aspect of contributors. Who better to trust than a bunch of unknown, unqualified contributors?
Wikipedia’s co-founder even admits these bad actors have made it a “broken system.”4 Why would Google give such credibility to a platform that even its own founder says is broken and overrun with bad actors?
Probably because both Wiki and Google are converged and in the process of abandoning their core functions. I know how he feels. This site isn’t all that popular with the SJWs or the AI. But, he must be especially despised. Can you think of anyone less healthy than an SJW? And, as they wreck their own bodies, they just as happy to wreck companies – and your website.