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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 31 May 23

OnlySubs Episode 125: Woke Marxism and Pygmalion’s Wish is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members I’m always looking for ways to communicate why Marxism will surely fail, to the destruction of so much and deaths of so many. One way I can try to analogize this is by drawing off some of the actual inspiration for their line of magical thinking: the myth of Pygmalion. In this episode of James Lindsay OnlySubs, my subscribers-only podcast, I go through the idea of the myth and try to make it more …

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OnlySubs Episode 125: Woke Marxism and Pygmalion’s Wish is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members I’m always looking for ways to communicate why Marxism will surely fail, to the destruction of so much and deaths of so many. One way I can try to analogize this is by drawing …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 30 May 23

On March 29, 2023, James Lindsay delivered a short address before a conference at the European Union Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. This speech has been widely recognized as making the nature of the Neo-Marxist Cultural Revolution engulfing the West extremely clear, with a sharp warning to Europe not to follow in the footsteps of the Anglophone countries. In the two months since, this speech has gone viral and received incredible praise and feedback for its clarity and ability to articulate the true nature of the so-called “culture war” or “Woke” phenomenon threatening the West. Join him to understand what’s happening …

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On March 29, 2023, James Lindsay delivered a short address before a conference at the European Union Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. This speech has been widely recognized as making the nature of the Neo-Marxist Cultural Revolution engulfing the West extremely clear, with a sharp warning to Europe not to follow in the footsteps of the Anglophone countries. In the two …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 May 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 118 One of Mao Zedong’s most famous pieces is a short command from 1937 titled “Combat Liberalism.” Contrary to what many conservatives would have us believe, Communism is not the completion of liberalism but one of its mortal enemies, the fruit of a Leftwing, Romantic Reaction to the Enlightenment. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the program offered by the reactionaries who misunderstand both liberalism and Communism holds many of the same grievances against liberalism as Mao did 85 years ago. That’s because post-liberalism is post-liberalism, whether it comes from the Left or the Right. In …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 118 One of Mao Zedong’s most famous pieces is a short command from 1937 titled “Combat Liberalism.” Contrary to what many conservatives would have us believe, Communism is not the completion of liberalism but one of its mortal enemies, the fruit of a Leftwing, Romantic Reaction to the Enlightenment. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 May 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 117 Intersectionality is a Woke standard, but what is it? Where does it come from? The history of the concept isn’t that hard to trace, and where it leads us is back to some of the worst regimes in history. Kim Crenshaw tends to be credited with Intersectionality, but she got it from the radicals in the Combahee River Collective. They put the idea together, in their turn, from the advocacy and activism of Herbert Marcuse. Marcuse was copying Mao, who was completing ideas laid down by Stalin for completing the perfect …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 117 Intersectionality is a Woke standard, but what is it? Where does it come from? The history of the concept isn’t that hard to trace, and where it leads us is back to some of the worst regimes in history. Kim Crenshaw tends to be credited with Intersectionality, but she got it …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 May 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 49 Cults have a structure. The Woke Marxist cult is no exception: it is structured too. In general, there are three types of layers in cults, though each of these might have various levels or ranks within it. Those are the “Outer School” of initiates who are committed to the cult but don’t yet understand it, the “Inner School” of adepts who are deeply committed to the cult and do understand it, and the “Inner Circles” of disciples and leaders who are leading and guiding the cult whether they believe its doctrine or not. Until you …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 49 Cults have a structure. The Woke Marxist cult is no exception: it is structured too. In general, there are three types of layers in cults, though each of these might have various levels or ranks within it. Those are the “Outer School” of initiates who are committed to the cult but don’t yet understand it, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 May 23

It isn’t possible to discuss Intersectionality without starting with KimberlĂ© Crenshaw, who named it. Like with most Woke Marxist ideas, though, Intersectionality is recycled and repackaged, more than once. Crenshaw is therefore the wrong person to discuss to talk about the issue, but she’s a starting place. Intersectionality was first described by this cumbersome term in a paper by Crenshaw in 1989, wherein she likened the idea of occupying more than one “position” of sociocultural systemic oppression to being caught in an intersection of highways. Crenshaw argued that if you are, say, a black woman, occupying at least two such …

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It isn’t possible to discuss Intersectionality without starting with KimberlĂ© Crenshaw, who named it. Like with most Woke Marxist ideas, though, Intersectionality is recycled and repackaged, more than once. Crenshaw is therefore the wrong person to discuss to talk about the issue, but she’s a starting place. Intersectionality was first described by this cumbersome term in a paper by Crenshaw …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Apr 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 46 Maybe about a fifth of American adults decided not to get the shot (you know, THE shot). Maybe it was a quarter. Either way, that’s not very many, it seems, but it was enough to stop the rollout of shot-based passports that could control our behavior and movement, in addition to the digital ID and tracking system that would come with it. That’s the power of opting out of the totalitarian system they’re trying to foist upon us, mostly by gaining our consent through appeals to “safety” and “convenience.” This can be replicated, for example …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 46 Maybe about a fifth of American adults decided not to get the shot (you know, THE shot). Maybe it was a quarter. Either way, that’s not very many, it seems, but it was enough to stop the rollout of shot-based passports that could control our behavior and movement, in addition to the digital ID and …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Apr 23

In that Marxism is a theology that gives birth to a religion of Communism, it has to also have a process of conversion. That process was not well-developed under Karl Marx, but it grew over the intervening century and a half and came to be known as “conscientization.” As Marxism entered its cultural turn in the 1920s, Theorists like Gyorgy Lukacs recognized that “class consciousness” unfolds in stages and is educable, though the last steps remained elusive and mysterious. By the 1980s, Theorists like Paulo Freire developed the process of conscientization further into a critical and even utopian consciousness that …

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In that Marxism is a theology that gives birth to a religion of Communism, it has to also have a process of conversion. That process was not well-developed under Karl Marx, but it grew over the intervening century and a half and came to be known as “conscientization.” As Marxism entered its cultural turn in the 1920s, Theorists like Gyorgy …

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

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 45 Know what the Woke Marxists really don’t want? Anti-Communist education in our schools. They do not want our children to learn about the true history of Communism and its atrocities. They do not want our population to be able to recognize Communism for what it is, regardless of what it’s called. We can know that’s true not only because we have such thoroughly “redwashed” education in this country, which avoids teaching about Communism honestly, but because the Democratic Party in Virginia just went all-out to stop that state from adopting curriculum to this purpose, saying …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 45 Know what the Woke Marxists really don’t want? Anti-Communist education in our schools. They do not want our children to learn about the true history of Communism and its atrocities. They do not want our population to be able to recognize Communism for what it is, regardless of what it’s called. We can know that’s …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 Apr 23

In this session of Sovereign Nations’s “The Theology of Marxism” conference, James Lindsay addresses the titular theme of the conference: The Theology of Marxism. For a century and a half, people have failed to recognize Marxism for what it is, a theology. Marx’s emphasis on Atheism and strict materialism in all things have obscured from view what Marxism really is. Well, it is not a social theory. It is not an economic theory. It is a theology that sees economic and related social conditions as that which shapes human lives and, if born again into the faith, compels them to …

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In this session of Sovereign Nations’s “The Theology of Marxism” conference, James Lindsay addresses the titular theme of the conference: The Theology of Marxism. For a century and a half, people have failed to recognize Marxism for what it is, a theology. Marx’s emphasis on Atheism and strict materialism in all things have obscured from view what Marxism really is. …

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