Saturday, June 26, 2021

"Woke" Schools: Responding to Critical Race Theory in Education

 Critical Race Theory may be something truly worth fighting against... There are a lot of ways to lift up the oppressed in a society and bring equality, but teaching this theory to children in schools may be one of the worst solutions thought of yet. Did you know children are being segregated by the color of their skin in some classrooms today in which the white groups are being made to feel ashamed for the color of their skin? If that's not racism, I don't know what is. If you have children in the public school system, see if this is a part of their curriculum. 

Instead of spending the money required to introduce this ideology into every aspect of our society, why don't we spend that money on creating more job opportunities in poor communities? Fixing the prison systems that leaves families severed? Healing the broken places... that sounds like a better place to start.

The Marxism Behind Leftist Identity Politics Explained

 I do believe there are problems that need to be solved in America today. I do believe that fighting for equal opportunity is important. I do believe that there are structures in our country that make it more difficult for certain groups to rise up. I do NOT believe that identity politics is a good solution to this problem, in fact I don’t think it CAN solve the real problems we face today. 

Identity politics has infiltrated our culture and schools and it is deeply rooted in Marxist ideology. I myself am a classic liberal, a true liberal, but what we are seeing the “new liberal movement” is not liberalism at all. And I would posit is very dangerous. The connection between identity politics and cultural Marxism is explained very well in this video. 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Favorite Videos

Here are some of my current favorite videos, which all offer in my opinion profound and unique perspectives on the current political climate here in the states.

Yuri Bezmenov:  Understanding the Political Scenario

Sam Vaknin: Silence When We Are All Gone

Camille Paglia: The Dark Women

Intelligence Squared: Debate, Is Identity Politics Tearing Society Apart?

James Lindsey: The Truth About Critical Methods

Camille Paglia: Transgender Mania is Sign of Cultural Collapse

Douglas Murray: The Cult of Woke & the Project to Lie About Our History

Xi Van Fleet: Mom who survived Mao's cultural revolution

Douglas Murray and Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Navigating The Culture Wars

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

"drawing lends to any pursuit of knowledge"

I really appreciate this perspective on how drawing something helps one understand it. I think this applies to all art forms, particularly in writing the narrative form. When we devote focus and time to an object, whether a physical object, a person, an idea, a feeling, and we come into agreement with our bodies to not only think over it, but physically move in the process (the hand moving as one makes a brush stroke or a pen stroke) we can deepen our understanding as we discover new details and depth to that object. We move and think around it, into it, through it.

This talk was hosted by The Huntington Garden & Museum. 

"A concise master class on the important contribution that drawing lends to any pursuit of knowledge, using examples of two botanical illustrations by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (1478-1557) and Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)."

Monday, December 7, 2020