woke-washing. fixing blame rather than finding fault.

 

a term that the Harvard Business Review describes as “appropriating the language of social activism into marketing materials.”

What went wrong with the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen. Derek Deng – “we’re becoming fed-up: corporate lip service isn’t enough, and we are becoming more adamant about legitimate promises, tangible change in the media we consume. Statements of solidarity may be a starting point, but bringing back the comforting authenticity of the test kitchen will require organizational and individual accountability that starts with transparency, education and a radical rethinking of the toxic top-down power dynamic.” This a university student publication. Note the absence of value delivered and the use of judgments such as “toxic”. One form of woke is a point of despair and another is promoted to replace it.

Is Truth Irrelevant? Thomas Sowell – “For too many people, especially in the media, what is right and wrong, true or false, depends on who it helps or hurts politically. Too many media people who are supposed to be reporters act as if they are combatants in political wars.” … “Someone once said that, in a war, truth is the first casualty. That has certainly been so in the media — and in much of academia as well.”

“Gross distortions of history, in order to get Abraham Lincoln’s name removed from schools tells us a lot about what is wrong with American education today.

Unfortunately, too many American educational institutions — from elementary schools to universities — have become indoctrination centers.

At the heart of that indoctrination is a sense of grievance and victimhood when others have better outcomes

Facts don’t matter in such issues, any more than facts mattered when smearing Lincoln.

Any “under-representation” of any group in any endeavor can be taken as evidence or proof of discriminatory bias. But those who argue this way cannot show us any society — anywhere in the world, or at any time during thousands of years of recorded history — that had all groups represented proportionally in all endeavors.

Yet who cares about facts any more, in this age of indoctrination?

Trump’s An ‘Imminent Threat’? Dems Have Been Saying That For 4 Years. I & I Editorial Board – “Do we really need to remind readers what actually happened? That, internationally, it was a time of peace, with ISIS destroyed and terrorism all but forgotten? That the economy did better than anyone expected, and produced a middle-class boom? That Trump made a huge impact on the judiciary by appointing constitutional conservatives?” … “If Trump was as dangerous as his detractors constantly claimed, how could those events have possibly happened?”

“The horror stories were also meant to distract the nation from the fact that the left actually does want to do the things they kept accusing Trump of doing. They want to trample over the Constitution. They want to deny civil rights to those who aren’t “woke” enough. They dream of having dictatorial powers and want to create a one-party state in this country. They damaged civil society by claiming for four years that Trump stole the election. They, not Trump, were responsible for the death and destruction caused by riots throughout the summer. And they undermined Democracy by using the cover of COVID-19 to knowingly make election fraud easy.

Trump on Energy, Environment, and Regulation (Part I). rbradley – “I cannot help but believe from my recent Facebook exchanges with leading libertarian academics that too many fell into the Progressive Left trap of changing the narrative from public policy to Trump’s character. (Is the Left really the character party, by the way?) For academic libertarians surrounded by Progressives in the workplace, is ignoring or downplaying Trump’s accomplishments a way to try to get along? To have a dialogue?”

Tucker Carlson’s frightening summation of what’s happening in America. Andrea Widburg – “spelled out what America’s corporate overlords are doing in America. Essentially, they are “de-personing” anyone who dares to question what happened in America on November 3-8 or who even supports Trump. In a world run on computers, they are unplugging everyone who does not toe their party line.”

Trump Warns Democrats: Impeachment “Witch Hunt” Is “Causing Tremendous Anger”. Tyler Durden – “The American Way” eh? Due process… innocent until proven guilty? We can only imagine “the squad’s” response to this ‘offer’ from the GOP.”

Exploiting The Capitol Riot To Kill Trump. Pat Buchanan from Buchanan.org, at Zerohedge – “Now calls are coming from home-state newspapers and colleagues for Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz to resign from the Senate. And for what?” … “As for the GOP, it should follow in these difficult days the counsel of LBJ when things were going bad: “Just hunker down like a mule in a hailstorm. And let the wild wind blow. And the sun will come out again in the morning.”

‘Ruling Class’ Trump-Doubters Still Don’t Get It. And They’ll Pay A Price. Bob Maistros – “Current appearances notwithstanding: thanks to Donald Trump, sir (and madam), the people once again govern. And he still occupies their hearts.”

“The Rasmussen polling organization claims The Donald’s approval rating has actually soared in the wake of the D.C. violence. Maybe. But the members of his base still believe (correctly) this election was stolen – from them – and that President Trump was justified in fighting until the end. They don’t blame him – as The Ruling Class was willing, waiting and wanting to do – for the assault on the Capitol, and think the Elite’s response was overblown given its tolerance of leftists’ continued burning and looting of entire urban areas.

The Deep State Is Rattled. Steven Hayward – “Right away a few observations come to mind. First, if you squint the right way, you can see that our leaders don’t really take BLM and Antifa protests very seriously, and hence the kid glove treatment they get. The property damage may be significant, but our government likely doesn’t think Antifa and BLM amount to a significant political threat. Hence the leniency of the government response at all levels to riot season last year. But if the government at all levels now tries to crack down on pro-Trump protestors, won’t they have to also tighten their rules of engagement with Antifa, or will there now be a political litmus test for rules of engagement? There is, this person said, a lot of hand-wringing going on about the fact that of the hundreds of people who invaded the capitol building, only about 50 arrests were made. (There may be more as law enforcement goes about identifying people.) But the point is: from the perspective of the Deep State, the mob largely got away with it.”

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