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    Today, 09:39 PM
    https://twitter.com/LaurenWitzkeDE/status/1318734787876691968 1318734787876691968 https://twitter.com/LaurenWitzkeDE/status/1318735701681315847 1318735701681315847 https://twitter.com/LaurenWitzkeDE/status/1318737844001792002 1318737844001792002
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    Today, 09:30 PM
    Stealing the Motte: Critical Social Justice and the Principle of Charity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMUzdrQi0yA Subscribe to this podcast on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, or by RSS. There is a rhetorical strategy called the “motte and bailey” that is getting increasingly famous lately. This is because it is one of the central tools of the Critical Social Justice movement. In that strategy, named after a kind of castle, a highly defensible “motte” position, like “we just want to treat people more fairly,” is maintained while also pushing a more radical “bailey” position, like “we need to radically remake our school systems so that no one can fail.” Activists advance the bailey and, when pressed on it, retreat to the motte until scrutiny and pressure go away, at which point they return to the bailey. In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, your host James Lindsay explores the principle of charity in debate and dialogue in the context of the motte-and-bailey rhetorical strategy. His goal is to explain how the game of critical theories is not the same game the rest of us play in broadly liberal societies. In fact, the critical game seeks to disrupt and dismantle the liberal game and replace it with its own. Exploiting the principle of charity is one of the most common ways it can achieve this.
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    Today, 08:20 PM
    Olbermann playing the spittle-spewing loony again ... (projection is a helluva drug ...) https://twitter.com/RubinReport/status/1318679953458622465 1318679953458622465
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    Today, 07:52 PM
    Thanks. I couldn't recall exactly where it was from, but that's it.
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    Today, 07:01 PM
    Colorado has the death penalty. He should be charged, convicted and hanged.
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    Today, 05:22 PM
    Also reported for White Supremacy ("Perfectionism", "Only One Right Way", "Either/Or Thinking").
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    Today, 03:13 PM
    All of which can be encompassed in a simple, two-word phrase favored by the "woke" - and that phrase is "lived experience." "Lived experience" is the distilled essence of "woke" arbitrariness. In fact, I'm going to make this the subject of my next post in the Critical Theory thread. And here it is: The Poverty of "Lived Experiences" A sample:
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    Today, 03:11 PM
    https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1302755699424931840 1302755699424931840 The Poverty of "Lived Experiences" https://newdiscourses.com/2020/10/poverty-lived-experiences/ I. Karamozov (04 October 2020) Political dissidents who get into arguments with Woke Folk over the exact nature of “systems of oppression” will inevitably find themselves confronted by rhetoric of a sort that often catches them off guard. This rhetoric is, by design, meant to paint political dissidents as myopic stooges who are unwilling to “listen to the Lived Experiences of marginalized people,” thus making them unwittingly complicit in systems of oppression. In this essay, we will explore the concept of “Lived Experiences” (capitalized and scare-quoted) as understood by Woke Folk, and why this conceptualization is fundamentally deficient. Political dissidents would be well advised to consider the arguments of this essay with care, as “Lived Experiences” are foundational to Woke Ideology; indeed, dismantling Woke notions of “Lived Experiences” may be the single most effective means of preserving the integrity of liberal democratic institutions from Woke encroachment. Consequently, a firm understanding of the topic and of how to address it when engaging with Woke ideology will be the focus of this essay. Before we can address what the concept of “Lived Experiences” entails, however, we must address its function. As was mentioned in an earlier essay, the empirical claims that are made by Woke Folk seldom survive evidential and analytical scrutiny. This is a problem for ideas in a culture which values such things as evidence and reasoned argument (as opposed to arguments from authority and moral blackmail.) Evidence and reasoned argument are the currency with which ideas earn their right to be taken seriously in liberal democracies. The tenets of Woke ideology, which are in frequent conflict with both, must therefore somehow be made adaptable to an environment which is hostile to dogmatic proclamations of unsubstantiated certainty, and the concept of “Lived Experiences” is the mechanism intended to achieve this.
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    Today, 02:51 PM
    That is not true, the guy has history of supporting extreme leftist causes. There is more than just a goofy tattoo to determine that.
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    Today, 02:49 PM
    He looks like he'd have a choad. In fact, he looks like a walking choad.
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    Today, 02:48 PM
    @wokal_distance on "Ways of Knowing" Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/wokal_distance/status/1306880707030024192 Thread compiled @ threadreaderapp.com: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1306880707030024192.html 1/ "Ways of knowing" If you want to know why the Woke ignore statistics, science, facts, and reason, and instead use feelings, emotions, intuition, and "lived experience" then you need to know what the woke mean by "ways of knowing."
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    Today, 02:48 PM
    That is the god damned Smithsonian teaching that. Yes, being polite, being on time, avoiding conflict, working hard to achieve your goals is "whiteness".
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    Today, 02:38 PM
    I forget where I saw the white supremacy pamphlet (maybe here, maybe even posted by AF), but it seems that being a decent human being is a form of white supremacy.
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    Today, 01:51 PM
    Garrison didn't make an "argument," he made a cartoon - a cartoon contrasting Biden's statement about Antifa with the shooting in Denver. The tattoo wasn't being presented as "evidence" of anything. Garrison's implication of Antifa was made via the label on the gun, not via the tattoo. Except for the tattoo, there is nothing in the cartoon that indicates what (if any) actual person or event is being represented. The purpose of the tattoo is to ground the representation in the Denver shooting by Dolloff. The point of the cartoon is that Dolloff (as identified by the tattoo) is Antifa (as alleged by the big red "ANTIFA" label on the gun) - and that Antifa is thus not "just an idea."
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    Today, 01:09 PM
    Spencer Davis, Founder of the Spencer Davis Group, Dead at 81 https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/spencer-davis-group-obituary-1078226/ Welsh musician, who formed the band with Steve Winwood, scored hits like “Gimme Some Lovin'” and “Keep on Running” Spencer Davis, Welsh musician and founder of the Spencer Davis Group, died Monday while being treated for pneumonia in the hospital. He was 81. Bob Birk, his booking agent for more than 30 years, confirmed Davis’ death to Rolling Stone. “He was a very good friend,” Birk says. “He was a highly ethical, very talented, good-hearted, extremely intelligent, generous man. He leaves behind his long-time domestic partner, June, and three adult children.”
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    Today, 12:41 PM
    Lebron James versus Manu Ginobli Lebron
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    Today, 12:22 PM
    YES
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    Today, 12:16 PM
    Not only would it be a bad precedent, but it would also be unconstitutional. Any POTUS who tried this would be violating the Constitution. Which means he would have to have himself thrown into Gitmo. Which, of course, no POTUS would actually do. So it wouldn't even work in theory, let alone in reality ...
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    Today, 11:14 AM
    The NBA subsidizes the WNBA, so they don't even earn their money. Of course, the NBA arenas are subsidized by taxpayers, so.....
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    Today, 11:08 AM
    I just looked this up and made this. It needs some sprucing up, but not bad. :frog:
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    Today, 10:06 AM
    That, or he just decided being considered "virtuous" isn't worth 62% ...
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    Today, 10:01 AM
    Ordered by the President to do what? Summarily toss people into black holes like Gitmo, just because POTUS says so? I don't know what you think about Trump, but do you seriously want a President Biden (or President Harris) to have that kind of power? Do you really imagine that is supposed to be some kind of improvement?
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    Need to keep adding to this list.
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Some interesting history.

Beardsley Ruml is the man who came up with the idea of income tax withholding during WW2 as a "temporary" wartime measure.

It worked so well in fleecing the people, and AmeriKunts, being idiots for the most part, were happy to see big fat "refund" checks show up every April, so there was, and has been, no real effort to repeal or remove income withholding policies after the end of the war.

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Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner was a psychotic loner with “left-wing” beliefs according to those who knew him, the establishment has hastily exploited yesterday’s tragic shooting in Tucson to demonize conservatives, libertarians and gun owners while ordering Americans to “tone down the rhetoric,” which is nothing more than a euphemism for stifling dissent and coercing people to roll over on Obamacare, bailouts and

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