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Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Fat Cat » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:17 pm

It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind. It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.

The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily.


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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:00 pm

Matt's been on the ball about the modern left eating itself from the inside. You should check out his Useful Idiots podcast. He and Katie Halper go over current political shit and have some pretty interesting guests. He's also on the Jimmy Dore show a good bit.
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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:58 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:17 pm
It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind. It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.

The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily.


https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-news- ... aFhXUjKPMQ
I didn't think it was possible to fairly and logically sum it up in two short paragraphs, but there you go.

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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:26 pm

The were showing some BLM bullshit protest in wherever the fuck--Seattle, I think--yesterday, and some cave bitch was referencing the French revolution, asking the crowd, “Does anybody know what happened to the people who did not get on board with the French Revolution?”

“CHOPPED,” the crowd answered.

These faggots didn't read the end of the Jacobin's story apparently.
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Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:05 pm

Here's Matt on The Hill defending his position after the usual media shit the bed over his truth telling:
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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:32 pm

Can't listen now, summarize plz.
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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 am

Basics:
Cancel culture on the left has made it so toxic to say anything that's contrary to the accepted narrative that it's now impossible to point out obvious flaws in that narrative. No dissenting voice will be tolerated. And the mere accusation of being opposite the narrative can be a career killer i.e. being accused of racism or homophobia for pointing out a flaw in the logic of the left. That fear of getting "canceled" has pretty much shut down any real dialogue.
Also, anything that falls in line with the narrative is immediately reported as fact with pretty much zero vetting.
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Post by Schlegel » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:49 am

Basically it's "Lysenkoism... it's not just for biology anymore!"
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Post by Bram » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:46 am

That was a very well written, albeit way tooooooo long, response to the fuckery going on.

The left and the right need to be open to their sides being incorrect. Blindly stating to defund the police is as inane as ignoring the validity of introducing police reforms.
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Post by DrDonkeyLove... » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:17 pm

Alfred_E._Neuman wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 am
Basics:
Cancel culture on the left has made it so toxic to say anything that's contrary to the accepted narrative that it's now impossible to point out obvious flaws in that narrative. No dissenting voice will be tolerated. And the mere accusation of being opposite the narrative can be a career killer i.e. being accused of racism or homophobia for pointing out a flaw in the logic of the left. That fear of getting "canceled" has pretty much shut down any real dialogue.
Also, anything that falls in line with the narrative is immediately reported as fact with pretty much zero vetting.
I'm starting to truly believe that the world runs in somewhat predictable cycles like is seen in some of the ancient Chinese teachings.

I literally feel like we live in the late 50's and early 60's turned inside out. It's very different in details but the essence of societal restriction, conformism, and state control feel very similar.

Everything's changed and nothing's changed. Hard to grok.

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Post by vern » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:55 pm

It looks like things are running smoothly in the CHAZ...

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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by seeahill » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:14 am

As a bleeding heart leftie, I found Tiabbi's argument persuasive. I guess when it comes down to it, I'll take free speech over any agenda.
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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:49 am

seeahill wrote:
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As a bleeding heart leftie, I found Tiabbi's argument persuasive. I guess when it comes down to it, I'll take free speech over any agenda.
Free speech is absolutely essential to advancing the true bleeding heart progressive agenda. That's why the modern left won't stand for it. A real progressive agenda that's centered around workers' rights, healthcare, domestic infrastructure over foreign intervention, true racial/sexual equality, environmental protection, etc. is completely against the Clinton/Bush/Obama flavor of neoliberalism/globalism. The ruling class that's only concerned with profit and GDP is loving the shit out of the fractured country we have. Having the "progressives" turn on each other and shut down the exchange of ideas is their wet dream, since they don't have to lift a finger.

Hard conversations are hard. And the the modern left would much rather stick their heads in the sand and scream racism, homo/transphobia, or #metoo than have to defend a position in an honest open debate.
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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Fat Cat » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:38 am

Equality is a false god. Nobody really believes people are equal or that some imaginary state of perfect equality is either achievable or desirable. Progressives are just puppets of the globo-faggot elite who truly want you to live as batteries for their matrix in an open air fly-swept favela of a prison planet. Nobody should desire equality or cry about the plight of strangers, its a deliberate bait and switch. You have people driving past homeless in their own cities on their way to a BLM march just to score imaginary social capital through performative wokeness.

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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Bennyonesix1 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:16 pm

DrDonkeyLove... wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Alfred_E._Neuman wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 am
Basics:
Cancel culture on the left has made it so toxic to say anything that's contrary to the accepted narrative that it's now impossible to point out obvious flaws in that narrative. No dissenting voice will be tolerated. And the mere accusation of being opposite the narrative can be a career killer i.e. being accused of racism or homophobia for pointing out a flaw in the logic of the left. That fear of getting "canceled" has pretty much shut down any real dialogue.
Also, anything that falls in line with the narrative is immediately reported as fact with pretty much zero vetting.
I'm starting to truly believe that the world runs in somewhat predictable cycles like is seen in some of the ancient Chinese teachings.

I literally feel like we live in the late 50's and early 60's turned inside out. It's very different in details but the essence of societal restriction, conformism, and state control feel very similar.

Everything's changed and nothing's changed. Hard to grok.
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Re: Taibbi: The Left Has Lost Its Mind

Post by Bennyonesix1 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:24 pm

Hahahahha. This is middle class whites running amok. Some neurotic attempt to slay their fathers and take possession of their mothers. No doubt "systemic racism" and "white privilege" is sublimated father hate. Second verse same as the first: jews sowing division and hatred for the apparent joy of it.

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