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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Mar 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 112 Like virtually everything in Woke Marxism, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is sold through lies and deception. The packaging is always pretty. What’s in the box is always a catastrophe. While this rule is consistent across everything Woke, it reaches something of a staggering peak where it comes to SEL. “It’s just about teaching kids to manage their emotions and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in the workplace of the future and to get along with people in a diverse world.” No, it isn’t. In this episode of the New Discourses …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 112 Like virtually everything in Woke Marxism, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is sold through lies and deception. The packaging is always pretty. What’s in the box is always a catastrophe. While this rule is consistent across everything Woke, it reaches something of a staggering peak where it comes to SEL. “It’s just about …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Jan 23

Imagine my surprise. Late last summer, I got an email from the Oxford Union formally inviting me to debate the proposition “This House Believes Woke Culture Has Gone Too Far.” Then, a month or so after I accepted, while on a flight across the country to Southern California, I happened to stumble upon the Oxford Union debate schedule page a few hours after it was posted only to discover that the house had placed me in the opposition to the proposition. That is, Oxford Union had deemed that I do not believe Woke culture has gone too far. I was …

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Imagine my surprise. Late last summer, I got an email from the Oxford Union formally inviting me to debate the proposition “This House Believes Woke Culture Has Gone Too Far.” Then, a month or so after I accepted, while on a flight across the country to Southern California, I happened to stumble upon the Oxford Union debate schedule page a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Dec 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 103 What the F is Social-Emotional Learning? It’s a serious question. Behind all the flowery language is a history, and that history demands looking at. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and its chief lobbying organization, CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) emerged in the mid-1990s from a place called the Fetzer Institute. What is the Fetzer Institute, though? Created by a twentieth century radio magnate named John Fetzer, the Institute was devoted to Fetzer’s devoted pursuit of New Age Spiritualism and occultism. The inspiration for much of his theosophical belief resided …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 103 What the F is Social-Emotional Learning? It’s a serious question. Behind all the flowery language is a history, and that history demands looking at. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and its chief lobbying organization, CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) emerged in the mid-1990s from a place called the Fetzer …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Nov 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 100 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 100 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Nov 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 99 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 99 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Nov 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 98 Schools all across the United States and wider Western world are rapidly incorporating Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into all aspects of the educational experience and environment. Can we trust it? There are excellent reasons why we shouldn’t. Everyone seems to be pushing it, though. Not just our state and federal government, and governments throughout the West and the SEL parent organization, CASEL, but also huge organizations like the World Economic Forum (WEF), United Nations (through UNESCO), the OECD and World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and USAID, among others. Why? In …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 98 Schools all across the United States and wider Western world are rapidly incorporating Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into all aspects of the educational experience and environment. Can we trust it? There are excellent reasons why we shouldn’t. Everyone seems to be pushing it, though. Not just our state and federal government, and governments …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Oct 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 97 We have devoted a lot of time on the New Discourses Podcast to breaking down the work of the Brazilian Marxist “educator” Paulo Freire, who proved to be a pivotal figure in the history of Marxism in several ways at once. This work needs to continue, so it will continue. In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay offers a summary of what it means to be “Freirean” in education, following from his detailed explanation on the Social Justice Encyclopedia, Translations from the Wokish. Join him to understand what …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 97 We have devoted a lot of time on the New Discourses Podcast to breaking down the work of the Brazilian Marxist “educator” Paulo Freire, who proved to be a pivotal figure in the history of Marxism in several ways at once. This work needs to continue, so it will continue. In …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Oct 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 96 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 96 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Oct 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 95 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though in a completely new religion. That religion is the transformative religion of Dialectical Leftism, and its materialist watchword in the 21st century is “Sustainability.” In this New Discourses Podcast series, host James Lindsay takes the listener through a 2022 UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 95 We all know academia is in trouble. In fact, we’re not even sure it can be saved. To put it simply, the university is dying. To be sure, it’s a strange death, however, because the university is in some sense going back to its roots, returning to being theological seminaries, though …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Sep 22

September 28th, 2022 To Chairman Eric Davis and the North Carolina Board of Education, On August 30th, the NC State Board of Education had a working session.  Included in the working session agenda was a presentation on an equity framework from the California-based National Equity Project (NEP).  This framework grounds itself in controversial ideologies that include Communist philosophy.  Presented by state board employee Maria Pitre-Martin, NEP’s equity framework emphasizes “liberatory and resilient systems” and is used for “[d]eveloping equity consciousness (internal and external awareness of systemic oppression and its effects).”  I will attach the pdf from the working session to …

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September 28th, 2022 To Chairman Eric Davis and the North Carolina Board of Education, On August 30th, the NC State Board of Education had a working session.  Included in the working session agenda was a presentation on an equity framework from the California-based National Equity Project (NEP).  This framework grounds itself in controversial ideologies that include Communist philosophy.  Presented by …

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