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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Dec 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 101 James Lindsay, host of the New Discourses Podcast, gets asked all the time about what really got him started in his campaign against Woke Marxism. Invariably, the conversation includes a discussion of the Grievance Studies Affair, but what triggered that? Before the Grievance Studies Affair, there was “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct,” and before the Conceptual Penis, there was a real academic paper called “Glaciers, Gender, and Science: A Feminist Glaciology Framework for Global Environmental Change Research” by four researchers from the University of Oregon, writing on a significant National Science …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 101 James Lindsay, host of the New Discourses Podcast, gets asked all the time about what really got him started in his campaign against Woke Marxism. Invariably, the conversation includes a discussion of the Grievance Studies Affair, but what triggered that? Before the Grievance Studies Affair, there was “The Conceptual Penis as a …

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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: 22 Nov 22

Something has gone very badly wrong in education. Our schools are filled with divisive identity politics rooted in Marxist Critical Theory, but it seems almost impossible to nail down and fight against. Children are being sexualized and sexuality-ized at younger and younger ages, and it’s disrupting their lives and well-being. Children aren’t learning to read, write, do mathematics, or achieve academically in any subject, but they’re learning to become aggrieved activists, filled with stress, anxiety, depression, and fear about their future. America and American values are under assault, and families are feeling the strain thanks to the schools they trust …

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Something has gone very badly wrong in education. Our schools are filled with divisive identity politics rooted in Marxist Critical Theory, but it seems almost impossible to nail down and fight against. Children are being sexualized and sexuality-ized at younger and younger ages, and it’s disrupting their lives and well-being. Children aren’t learning to read, write, do mathematics, or achieve …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Nov 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 27 Holistic thinking isn’t just a feature of the weird New Age and spiritualists; it’s also a centerpiece of Marxist thinking. For Marxists (like all Hegelians), the goal is to understand the parts in terms of the whole in which they are a part, and this is what’s meant by “holistic” thinking. What Marx and Hegel mean by this form of dialectical thought is that they understand the whole, like the whole of History itself including its purpose, and you don’t. Thus, they deserve all the power. This manifests in pushes for “whole child” education involving the …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 27 Holistic thinking isn’t just a feature of the weird New Age and spiritualists; it’s also a centerpiece of Marxist thinking. For Marxists (like all Hegelians), the goal is to understand the parts in terms of the whole in which they are a part, and this is what’s meant by “holistic” thinking. What Marx and Hegel …

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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: 10 Nov 22

The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 4 of 4 The hottest buzzword in education today is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), but it’s not just a buzzword. It’s a huge program with almost universal installation (thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, of 2015) and billions upon billions of dollars behind it. What is it? Where did it come from? Should we trust it? To the last of these questions, there are excellent reasons to believe that we shouldn’t. In fact, we shouldn’t want it anywhere near our children and should fight vigorously to protect them from it. We should also …

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The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 4 of 4 The hottest buzzword in education today is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), but it’s not just a buzzword. It’s a huge program with almost universal installation (thanks to the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, of 2015) and billions upon billions of dollars behind it. What is it? Where did it come from? Should …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Nov 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 26 Education is being stolen from our kids and our society. In fact, for the most part, it has been stolen already. The way it’s being and been done is through using something that is known as the “generative themes” approach, which derives from the work of the Marxist educator Paulo Freire. Generative themes are supposed to generate particular kinds of political conversations in the context of presenting some other kind of educational lesson. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay shares (with permission) Jennifer McWilliams’s example of a seemingly benign and innocuous second-grade …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 26 Education is being stolen from our kids and our society. In fact, for the most part, it has been stolen already. The way it’s being and been done is through using something that is known as the “generative themes” approach, which derives from the work of the Marxist educator Paulo Freire. Generative themes are supposed …

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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: 3 Nov 22

The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 3 of 4 The word of the year in education and regarding our children has been “groomer,” which is widely banned across social media now as a result (along with James Lindsay from Twitter for calling this problem out). In the Marxification of education, which is its remaking into a system of Marxist conscientization, schools can be said to have been transformed into groomer schools. Specifically, while the terms “thought reform” and “brainwashing” have been used in the past to describe this process, the term “grooming” is even more applicable given the nature of the process …

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The Marxification of Education Workshop, Session 3 of 4 The word of the year in education and regarding our children has been “groomer,” which is widely banned across social media now as a result (along with James Lindsay from Twitter for calling this problem out). In the Marxification of education, which is its remaking into a system of Marxist conscientization, schools …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Nov 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 25 With the possible exception of our would-be overlords, we all know Nazis were bad. Fewer of us, especially in the younger generations, understand that Communists are also bad. Do you understand these two movements and how they’re actually both bad because they’re actually both part of the same current of thought? That current of thought is progressivism, especially of the collectivist-socialist kind, which is more broadly an actionable manifestation of the Romantic counter-Enlightenment movement. While different in important ways, what these two evil movements share in common is profound. Join host James Lindsay in this longer …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 25 With the possible exception of our would-be overlords, we all know Nazis were bad. Fewer of us, especially in the younger generations, understand that Communists are also bad. Do you understand these two movements and how they’re actually both bad because they’re actually both part of the same current of thought? That current of thought …

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