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    “How long it goes on, I don’t know. I’m certainly not going to quit.” (Ben Shapiro Radio Show)

    “How long it goes on, I don’t know. I’m certainly not going to quit.” (Ben Shapiro Radio Show)

    My apprearance on the Ben Shapiro radio show: “I think this is a panic. I think this is a rage. I think they are looking for somebody to hate on and I’ve become a convenient figure for them to do that.”

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    I appeared earlier today on the Ben Shapiro Radio Show to talk about the panic sweeping the country as it is playing out at Cornell Law School. The audio is below.

    You can see my prior posts for background:

    Here’s a short excerpt:

    I think this is just a rage and a fury. I think this is pent up frustrations that they’re taking out on me because they have this nice, nice, you know, bubble thought bubble where everybody agrees them and then somebody comes along and doesn’t agree with them. And therefore they view that as a danger to them. So I think this is a panic. I think this is a rage. I think they are looking for somebody to hate on and I’ve become a convenient figure for them to do that. How long it goes on. I don’t know. I’m certainly not going to quit.

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    HEYYYYYY —- When is Prof. Jacobson’s BOOK coming out?????

    The world is crying for one. Do it!!!!


     
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    GatorGuy | June 21, 2020 at 3:02 am

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people living for today

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people living life in peace, you

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope some day you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope some day you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Of course that’s the lyrics from John & Yoko’s 1971 song, “Imagine”. For those aged enough to remember hearing it as a new release on their home or car radio, you can now understand, with the aid of almost 50 years of hindsight, much more vividly, where the couple was coming from in their beliefs and aspirations.

    And current events at CLS, among too many academic institutions nation- and even worldwide, pretty much confirm to what event the couples’, among too many misguided souls’ “peaceful and loving” beliefs and aspirations were headed, then through today: the dawning, in our midst, of their social revolution.

    Welcome to the Lennonist world, so peacefully, lovingly — but wrongly –imagined . . .


     
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    GatorGuy | June 21, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Welcome to John & Yoko’s world, so peacefully, lovingly — and wrongly — imagined, I finished above.

    The current situation — well in the making mainly since a perhaps-well-meaning but foolishly naive phalanx of Stanford University students, firm co-dreamers all, no doubt, of John & Yoko’s childish, imagined utopia, were chanting/demanding, back in 1987, “Hey-hey, ho-ho, Western culture’s got to go!” and receiving SU’s, and many, many other schools’ replicated, ready compliance — doesn’t look good for liberty and justice, among other unalienable constitutional rights, and specifically academic freedom, as we know them (in their severely threatened, near-dying state) today.

    Notwithstanding, a work I’m reading* finishes with an optimistic passage, on a note of hope:

    “A transnational national culture means the end of nation and culture as we know them and the start of a clash based on race instead . . . Swapping Locke for [the racism-and-terrorism-promoting, black Algerian psychoanalyst Frantz] Fanon leaves
    race as the preferred framework for social connection—and for group skirmishing as well. “Imagine there’s no countries, etc.,” turns out to be a formula for anomie and racial antagonism. The American idea offers a way out of the race trap for those willing to take it. In its absence, unfortunately, there emerges no “brotherhood of man.” Without a common civilizational and national culture, the way is open to racial finger-pointing instead. A Lennonist universal society, even if it could be achieved, would likely be as culturally flat, ideologically uniform, and aggressively thought-policed as Stanford’s intersectional coalition [that, among other things, led to canceling the instruction of Western civ’s core history and values there in 1987].

    “Unlikely as it seems, it’s still not too late to return to Western civilization and the common national culture that a common heritage informs. We can return to the West because we’ve never really left it. Our strengths and our weaknesses are Western, because Western is what Americans are—“people of color” included.
    Step one is to restore and recover the history we’ve abandoned under an avalanche of deconstructive skepticism. Foolishly, we’ve accepted that skepticism on faith. The evidence now suggests this faith was misplaced.”

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    * https://www.nas.org/storage/app/media/Reports/Lost%20-History%20of%20Western%20Civ/The%20Lost%20History%20of%20Western-20Civilization.pdf


     
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    GatorGuy | June 21, 2020 at 5:13 am

    Two corrections, please: On further inquiry, although Frantz Fanon was trained in psychiatry, it does not appear to be true that he also trained in psychoanalysis; therefore, his description, above, that he was, among other traits, a “psychoanalyst” is likely incorrect.

    Also, while he lived, practiced, and wrote for the last eight years of his short life (he died at age 36) in Algeria, he was born and raised (as a teenager, his favorite, inspiring teacher was the strident Marxist and anti-colonial, independence activist Aime Cesaire) in the West Indies, on the then-French colonial (and since 1946, together with the South American nation of French Guiana, one of the “Special Collectivity” or “Unique” Overseas Department of the French Republic’s) island of Martinique.

    Additional Note
    Fanon led a passionate, informed, vibrant and active life. He’s a noteworthy, if also a highly controversial, historical figure. His existence as a major theoretical influence in black lives worldwide may, in fact, tie substantially to a richer, more humanistic, but no less strategic understanding at the fundamental level of the nature and forces challenging our presently threatened constitutional concerns regarding universal American liberty and justice, and their practical extensions, say, to academic freedom.


     
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    BierceAmbrose | June 22, 2020 at 12:12 am

    It only works if they can isolate people — come at them from all sides, with no visibility or moral support. So,

    – I’ll be making a foundation donation. Wasn’t quite time yet, but this onslaught changes the priorities for me.

    – My neighbors were stunned with my reply to their little sign n march initiative: silly and ineffective. Meanwhile fueling riots n worse, so maybe do something else.

    – When a sign went up anyway — I rent half a house — I told my landlord “That isn’t my sign.” We’ve talked on issue a little, net: maybe don’t feed the goblins.

    – Ironically, the black budding rapper supporting himself at the coffee shop I frequent is as exasperated as I am.

    Do what you can, where you are. And tell other people about it, even if it’s a little. The support of anyone at all in there wish you is even better than words.


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