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Liberal bias in academia
I saw this as a tweet from Arts And Letters Daily
A certain strain of development economics links nations’ wealth to IQ. Problem is, the data for such a premise are either sparse or phony... more»
Chicago: Fake Academic Powerhouse, Jones College Prep, is a Leftwing/Black Supremacist Political Clubhouse
Stephen G. Bloom[email him] has a 4,000 word piece in the Atlantic about the unbearable whiteness of Iowa, a state that whose caucuses may give victory to Ron Paul, causing GOP insiders to consider having the state abolished.
In the middle of this piece, he comes out with this
Those who oppose the use of term insist that Breivik has revealed the “hate” that characterizes all users of this loaded designation. They claim that anyone opposing “cultural Marxism” is expressing their hatred for Third World immigrants, homosexuals and a long list of other various victims of Western discrimination. For example:
- “The picture that's emerging is of an ordinary right-wing man stoked into anger by theories about ‘Cultural Marxism’ that originated on the anti-Semitic far right but have in recent years been spreading into more mainstream venues, promoted by the likes of Andrew Breitbart, among others.”
Norway terrorist Breivik was an ardent subscriber to theories of 'Cultural Marxism', By David Neiwert July 23, 2011 05:00 PM
- “Based on online posts apparently by Anders Behring Breivik circulated in Norway, the alleged terrorist opposed multiculturalism and Muslim immigrants in Norway. Breivik championed opposition to ‘Cultural Marxism,’ a right-wing anti-Semitic concept developed primarily by William Lind of the US-based Free Congress Foundation, but also the Lyndon LaRouche network.”
Anders Behring Breivik: Soldier in the Christian Right Culture Wars, Chip Berlet July 23, 2011
In other words, we are to believe that people who speak about “cultural Marxism” are bigots trying to turn the clock back to the 1930s and 1940s, when generic fascists and European nationalists were free to kill Jews and other marginalized groups.
What is under attack, we are told, is the attempt by truly democratic governments and enlightened political elites to accommodate diverse cultures and lifestyles. This humane effort is being smeared as “cultural Marxism”—particularly when those engaged in this activity present a properly critical view of the racist, homophobic bourgeois societies that existed before the present reforms.
Those on the other side of this question are equally engaged. But, unlike their opponents, they don’t enjoy the effusive support of public administrators, educators, and the media.
The critics of “cultural Marxism” are targeting what they see as the intellectual roots of the cultural