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47 minutes ago, Argus said:

1. the NASDAQ exchange, whose president is now floating a demand that all companies listed on the exchange be required to have a certain number of minorities and women on their boards or be delisted.

2. No, that doesn't mean corporations are socialists. 

1. You have to decide if you believe in the marketplace of ideas or not.  If you do then it will not align with anyone's beliefs all of the time.

2. Thank you.  Without going into specifics, this is what I was referring to above - the tendency of the new populists to put corporations and large organizations into a conspiratorial cabal.

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28 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

1. You have to decide if you believe in the marketplace of ideas or not. 

I used to. Trump coming close to winning a second term has jarred that belief. The tens of millions who worship him has jarred that belief. The stores I see every day about morons ignoring mask and social distancing have jarred that belief. The stories of corporations and universities and governments giving in to and embracing moronic ideas which have no logical coherence or empirical evidence behind them have jarred that idea.

28 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

 

2. Thank you.  Without going into specifics, this is what I was referring to above - the tendency of the new populists to put corporations and large organizations into a conspiratorial cabal.

I don't think there's a cabal. But I do think that there is a lot of people and corporations embracing an idea either in order to virtue signal, or simply in hopes that it provides them a defense, that the mob will go for someone else and leave them alone.

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5 minutes ago, Argus said:

1. I used to. Trump coming close to winning a second term has jarred that belief.  

.2 I don't think there's a cabal. But I do think that there is a lot of people and corporations embracing an idea either in order to virtue signal, or simply in hopes that it provides them a defense, that the mob will go for someone else and leave them alone.

1. Hmmm.  Well, that resonates.  Any ideas?

2. Ok.  Well it seems like you think there is craziness on all sides of the political compass.  It's hard to argue that too.

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Liberalism has nothing to do with Critical Race Theory. You have to go farther left than that.

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Believe it or not, Critical Race Theory is not a liberal idea. It is, in fact, critical of liberal societies and against the idea of freedom to its core. Critical Race Theory sees a free society as a way to structure and maintain inequities by convincing racial minorities not to want to do radical identity politics. Since Critical Race Theory exists specifically to agitate for and enable radical racial identity politics, it is therefore against free societies and how they are organized. (In this way, it is very different than the Civil Rights Movement it incorrectly claims to continue.)

Eight Big Reasons Critical Race Theory Is Terrible for Dealing with Racism

They go into it at more detail in the link. 

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This is probably a decent example of both the viciousness of the  'anti-racist' types, the fanatical determination by media organs like the New York Times to punish any transgressions, and the spinelessness of universities.

A 15  year old girl got her learner's permit, and sent a three second snapchat video to a friend saying "I can drive, niggas!" Which, btw, was in the lyrics of a rap song at that time. Now if she was black no one would have thought twice about it. But she's blonde. So a classmate saved the video for three years, until, he said, he could cause her the most damage by releasing it. He got the cooperation of the New  York Times and set out to get her cut from the cheerleadering class at the university she was about to attend, and expelled.

Both of which happened.

Everyone roughly 25 and older should thank their lucky stars that they completed adolescence before the age of social media and ubiquitous camera phones, because the country's most important newspaper apparently thinks it is appropriate to shame teenagers over their juvenile behavior. This is the very worst aspect of cancel culture—the burning desire to hold people accountable for mistakes they made as kids, even if they have long since learned their lesson and grown past them—and the Times has fully embraced it.

While the piece strives for a veneer of neutrality, it clearly lionizes Galligan, whose portrait—which appears early in the story—calls to mind The Washington Post's excessively flattering photograph of Lexie Gruber and Lyric Prince, who extorted the paper into humoring their Halloween-costume-related grievance. Levin never really challenges Galligan; in fact, the reporter lets Galligan get away with the assertion that his white father suffers from "white privilege." Groves is treated somewhat sympathetically, but Levin really should have explained the difference between using the word as an epithet and using it in the manner Groves did.

https://reason.com/2020/12/28/new-york-times-racial-slur-teen-jimmy-galligan-mimi-groves/?utm_source=ground.news&utm_medium=referral

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7 hours ago, oops said:

It seems to me that a much of the conflict from colonization was the result of the industrialized  world meeting hunter gatherer societies. They could not coexist.

It's much more basic than that.  Our path was set when the first caveman hit another one with a rock and found it got him what he wanted. 

In the last century or so we've made an effort, in places, to try and assuage the effects of progress on weaker cultures but it only prolongs the agony.

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