a deep frustration with the way revisionists construct ‘victims’

Orwell and the Woke. Victor Davis Hanson — “The more TV news hosts rant about “systemic” this and “supremacy” that, and the more college presidents write stern penance memos to their faculty about “that’s not who we are,” the more they feel not just good about themselves, but relieved of any real obligation to live and socialize with the Other.”

Ammo Grrrll has noticed W GONE DAFT. You know who she’s talking about. She writes. … 

More Federal Indictments Issued Against Hillary’s Lawyer for Russia Hoax Op. Victoria Taft — “A federal grand jury convened by John Durham, the former Connecticut U.S. attorney, issued the indictments as a follow-up to the indictment of the Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, according to reports from National Review and CNN.” … “Half the country believes there’s no such thing as equal justice under the law anymore. It would be nice to see these high-level conspiracists finally get what they deserve. After all, this all set the table not only for the 2016 election, but for Trump’s impeachments and dirtying him up for the 2020 election.”

The Power of Knowledge and the Forces of Ignorance. Wolfgang Kasper

Knowledge relates not only to technical matters, but also to tested knowledge about how to organise communal life and govern a community or a nation. Thus, moral norms, work habits, legislated rules and constitutions form a very important part of a society’s stock of knowledge.

One of the key points that the Austrians made is that dispersed, specialised knowledge can normally be exploited best by the voluntary co-operation of individuals. This depends on trust and trust-enhancing rules (institutions), such as the rule of law and free markets in which individual property rights can be exchanged. … 

The stock of knowledge, which a community owns, grows when people are driven by curiosity or self-interest to risk exploring new ideas and concepts, individually or in co-operation with others. A social climate that favours individualism, enterprise, risk-taking, trust, independence and rivalry (competition) has always been conducive to the growth of knowledge. … 

Since knowledge is a perishable asset, it needs to be constantly nourished and cultivated. This was well understood by the leading lights of the Enlightenment; it also inspired generations up to the middle of the twentieth century. Then, around the 1960s, the basic philosophy of education and knowledge changed. … 

One of the big disappointments of my life has been the politicisation of science—once dedicated to rational endeavours to find objective, checkable truths about nature. Science has now been completely corrupted, as researchers bias their methods and findings lest they lose grants from governments and big business. Climate models exaggerate prospective global warming, and any extraordinary weather event is attributed to human malfeasance. The history of global climate variations over millennia is blatantly disregarded. Unsurprisingly, the wider public no longer trusts scientists and their capacity to generate fact-based knowledge which would raise living standards.

Mau-Mauing History and Truth. Eric Louw — “A new book by Lee Boldeman uses a case study of Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s to reveal how revisionism is practiced and black armband revisionism has been used to attack the British Empire by re-scripting our understanding of events in terms of a narrative about colonial villains and colonized victims.”

As one reads Mau Mau Whitewash. Britain Slandered one is constantly aware that this is a book born of a deep frustration with the way revisionists construct ‘victims’ of colonialism, a strategy Boldeman felt compelled to refute while calling for a more balanced view. It is a pleasure to read someone  at odds with the current zeitgeist of anticolonialism and victimhood.

‘Debunking The 1619 Project’ Reveals The Difference Between History And Propaganda. Auguste Meyrat– “Historian Mary Grabar’s book …  provides lots of useful historical context and facts to counter The New York Times’ racial sophistry.”

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