Christian or really Pagan? While such idealisation of Christianity can be expected from clerics and true believers in the faith, there have been other voices who see a European identity defined through Christianity as useful even if its not actually true.
In the near future, a lot of us are going to be James Damore A reader writes: The day after Trump got elected, I posted a scathing denunciation of everyone who had voted for him, which got the millennial social capital gold: The year or so since he was elected has made me rethink what I believed about the people who voted for him.
I still consider myself anti-Trump, and am not going to vote for him inabove all because I believe the danger of having someone as unstable and hair-trigger reactive in charge of the United States military and nuclear arsenal is a disaster waiting to happen.
I have no investment in whether his arguments were successful, and for that matter, I doubt he did either. The point is that the very possibility of debate on this issue was foreclosed. In Europe, as Douglas Murray has documented, people who raised concerns prior to about the influx of immigration were silenced with accusations of racism, until things finally reached a boiling point and spilled out with the growth in populist fascist movements.
Things that ought to be the subject of legitimate debate in the United States are being categorically ruled out in the same way: Is it really a good idea to let in a large influx of Muslim immigrants in light of the problems Europe has had in that regard?
Does IQ vary, on average, by race, and does this create the risk of widening the inequality gap because society increasingly rewards high IQ? Is Obamacare actually as successful as is claimed? You want poor people to die.
Is letting in lots of low-skilled immigrants good for the economy? Racist, nationalist, white supremacist. The last thing I want is for candidates people like him favor to get political power on top of the formidable socio-cultural power the Left already possesses.
But more and more, I understand why people will and did. Inthe ethics committee of the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University accused neurology and neurosurgery professor Justine Sergent of failing to properly obtain their approval for her work using radioactive isotopes to study the brain function of pianists.
Sergent claimed no wrongdoing other than, at most, a technical mistake of not re-requesting specific approval to study pianists reading sheet music when she had already received approval to use the same technology to study brain function in people reacting to images of human faces.
The following year she was officially reprimanded for the alleged breach but filed an appeal in arbitration. Sergent fought to defend herself and the integrity of her work but the steam of pettiness aimed at her increased. She defended the quality of her work and stated: I was a young, successful, woman scientist, and this may not be welcome attributes in the scientific world or at least in the mind of some people.
I had a rich and intense life, but there comes a point when one can no longer fight and one needs a rest. It is this rest that my husband, who has supported me in all aspects of my activities and my life, and myself have decide to take. On April 11with the assistance of her husband Yves Sergent, Justine Sergent committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning from a motor vehicle that was parked in her garage with a hose running from the tailpipe and into the window of the car.
Yves Sergent then composed his last letter: My hour has come, I will join Justine forever and I hope this attempt does not fail. Yves Sergent returned to the car and sat in the drivers seat. He attempted to slit his own throat but failed to hit an artery.
He later died, like Justine Sergent, from carbon monoxide poisoning. This is the devastating power that an academic mobbing can have on its targets. More, from an interview with Dr. Janice Harper, an anthropologist who was brutally mobbed by academic colleagues: As traumatic and damaging as the experience was, Dr Harper applied her anthropological expertise to understanding the social processes that led so many people to rapidly turn against her once the decision was made to cast her out.
As the mobbing intensified, she continued teaching courses on warfare and genocide, and began to note parallels between how people are persuaded to turn against their neighbors and fellow citizens in genocidal contexts, and how people in any group setting can be persuaded to join in dehumanizing and abusing someone marked by leadership for exclusion and destruction.
The result of her work was a series of articles in The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, as well as a book, Mobbed! Read the entire piece. They are canaries in the coal mine. This is not going away anytime soon. Do you remember how, during the presidential campaign, we were constantly told by the media that Trump supporters were going to form a mob and beat people up?
It turned out that the only mobs that emerged were from the left Antifa and fellow travelers who set upon Trump supporters, and bloodied them in some cases. He lives in a major American city, and is the son of a prominent academic.The October , U.S.
congress Iraq War Resolution cited many factors to justify the use of military force against Iraq. Iraq's noncompliance with the conditions of the ceasefire agreement, including interference with U.N.
weapons inspectors. On 11 April Ex-Pope Benedict XVI accused anyone who denied Europe ‘s Christian roots of suffering from “amnesia” and said it was the equivalent of saying that humans “can live without oxygen or food”.This was enhanced in November by the Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who said that the Church’s Magisterium and the.
I think that before a discussion of 19th century mythologization of Columbus, there should be a section in his biography of his deeds as Viceroy and Governor of the Americas -- this is an important part of his life for which there is an historical record.
Exhibited by entire newspaper editing teams at our heroes' hometown papers, the Worst News Judgment Ever gets relatively mundane news stories placed in prominent locations (i.e., A1, above the fold, bannered across five or six columns, and with an overblown mug shot).
Our heroes have an easy time finding whatever they happen to be looking for, usually seeing the paper in a vending machine. The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe, Australasia and the Americas, with the status of Latin America being disputed by some authors.
Also known as the West, there are many accepted definitions, all closely interrelated. The Western world is also known as the Occident (from the Latin word occidens, "sunset, West") in. Was Columbus an Imperialist? On October 12, ,admiral colon spent a total of ninety six days exploring the lands he encountered on the far side of the ocean seafour rather small coralline islands in the bahamian chain and two substantail coastlines of what he finally acknowledged were larger islands every one of which he took possession of in the name of his sovereigns.