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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Jun 24

This is an essay written on June 8, 2018 when I was the director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution I am reposting it as part of the original 3-part series from that time. Find Part 1 here and Part 2Ā here.Let me begin by acknowledging those who came before me. The runner-up for a 1 billion euro grant from the European Union nearly a decade ago was FuturICT with their vision for modeling complex social systems to avoid (or manage) future economic collapses. So I am not the first person to propose that a massive effort is needed to

This is an essay written on June 8, 2018 when I was the director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution I am reposting it as part of the original 3-part series from that time. Find Part 1 here and Part 2Ā here.Let me begin by acknowledging those who came before me. The runner-up for a 1 billion euro grant from


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Jun 24

This is an essay written on June 4, 2018 when I was the director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution I am reposting it as part of the original 3-part series from that time. Find Part 1 here and Part 3Ā here.Last week I published a 10-page essay arguing that my own lifeā€™s work cannot possibly succeedā€Šā€”ā€Šin the hope that it would be taken up as a ā€œgrand challengeā€ for others to prove wrong. Astute readers will note the hidden pathway that resolves this seeming paradox. For the only way to prove me wrong is to actually build a rigorous

This is an essay written on June 4, 2018 when I was the director for the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution I am reposting it as part of the original 3-part series from that time. Find Part 1 here and Part 3Ā here.Last week I published a 10-page essay arguing that my own lifeā€™s work cannot possibly succeedā€Šā€”ā€Šin the hope that


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Feb 24

People who have escaped cults all tell a similar story. That story starts with a desire to belong, coupled with a desire for purpose. Strong familial and social bonds are generally preferable to shaky relationships, isolation, and the feeling of being an outcast. Likewise, feeling like oneā€™s life lacks any meaning or purpose is a recipe for anxiety, depression, or even madness. If you talk to people who have escaped cults, they all tell you that they didnā€™t set out to join a cultā€”the cult set out to prey on them, offering to fill the voids that we must all

People who have escaped cults all tell a similar story. That story starts with a desire to belong, coupled with a desire for purpose. Strong familial and social bonds are generally preferable to shaky relationships, isolation, and the feeling of being an outcast. Likewise, feeling like oneā€™s life lacks any meaning or purpose is a recipe for anxiety, depression, or


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

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 128 Woke Marxism has no limiting principles. It is, in fact, openly hostile to any such boundary on its own madness. As a result, it possesses no mechanisms to prevent the implementation of the worst possible ideas, as we often see, including in the education of young children. We have already seen this with drag queens, sex, sexuality, pleasure-based sex education, divisive Critical Race Theory in education, ā€œgender affirming careā€ and transition, and who knows how much else. Now we confront ā€œsanismā€ as a prejudice keeping the insane out of the classrooms

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 128 Woke Marxism has no limiting principles. It is, in fact, openly hostile to any such boundary on its own madness. As a result, it possesses no mechanisms to prevent the implementation of the worst possible ideas, as we often see, including in the education of young children. We have already seen


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Sep 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 127 Leftism, including Marxism, isĀ operational. It isĀ strategic. It knows what itā€™s doing and how to do it. It might look crazy, but thatā€™s deliberate. In fact, Leftists proudly publish and disseminate activist guides for their agenda like the bookĀ Beautiful TroubleĀ that spell out for anyone how to do ā€œtransformativeā€ activism through deliberate and strategic troublemaking. In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay ties together three activist principles fromĀ Beautiful TroubleĀ with a large number of relevant contemporary examples to make clear how Marxist Leftism works and is working in our current

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 127 Leftism, including Marxism, isĀ operational. It isĀ strategic. It knows what itā€™s doing and how to do it. It might look crazy, but thatā€™s deliberate. In fact, Leftists proudly publish and disseminate activist guides for their agenda like the bookĀ Beautiful TroubleĀ that spell out for anyone how to do ā€œtransformativeā€ activism through deliberate and


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

Woke Marxism undermines law, and for it to succeed, it must pervert law to advance its own ends. So far, it has been extremely successful at this, from the Critical Legal Theory movement in the 1970s and 1980s through Critical Race Theory and outright legal and judicial activism. If our remaining judiciary remains unaware of the infiltration and subversion, we will probably lose our country. If it wakes up and discharges its duty moreā€¦ judiciouslyā€¦ we can save our country the same way theyā€™re trying to take it from us: without firing a shot, as the saying goes. Such is

Woke Marxism undermines law, and for it to succeed, it must pervert law to advance its own ends. So far, it has been extremely successful at this, from the Critical Legal Theory movement in the 1970s and 1980s through Critical Race Theory and outright legal and judicial activism. If our remaining judiciary remains unaware of the infiltration and subversion, we


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

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 56 One of the best things about reading Marxist literature is that they almost always tell you their weaknesses if you pay attention. A huge focus in the literature of Western Marxism has been on the fact that Western societies donā€™t have Marxist revolutions because they areĀ stableĀ societies. This allows us to develop a kind of guiding light for fighting against Woke Marxism today:Ā stability prevents revolutions. In practice, this means that anywhere we see instability and destabilization, we should work to counter it and create stability, especially economic, social, and psychological stability the Woke Marxists will use

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 56 One of the best things about reading Marxist literature is that they almost always tell you their weaknesses if you pay attention. A huge focus in the literature of Western Marxism has been on the fact that Western societies donā€™t have Marxist revolutions because they areĀ stableĀ societies. This allows us to develop a kind of guiding


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Jul 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 121 Sex ed has come a long way, even if you donā€™t realize it. What we used to think of as sex education has been slowly being transformed into Comprehensive Sexuality Education, an institutional monstrosity stemming from a partnership between UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) and the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. Yes, that Planned Parenthoodā€¦Ā in schools. In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, the fifth in the ā€œGroomer Schoolsā€ mini-series, host James Lindsay pulls back the veil on the pillars of Comprehensive Sexuality Education by reading from a

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 121 Sex ed has come a long way, even if you donā€™t realize it. What we used to think of as sex education has been slowly being transformed into Comprehensive Sexuality Education, an institutional monstrosity stemming from a partnership between UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) and the International Planned


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Jun 23

OnlySubs Episode 127: Donā€™t Contradict Grandma! is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Odysee Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members I recently had a pretty funny encounter at the Turning Point USA Pastorā€™s Summit that I think is worth sharing with you all because it makes an important point about the Woke. Saving the story for the podcast, the point it makes is that a common Woke technique is to blur away the relevant context and attempt to leverage a universal principle out of a contextual one. ā€œCare about othersā€™ feelings!ā€ gets weaponized through the

OnlySubs Episode 127: Donā€™t Contradict Grandma! is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Odysee Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members I recently had a pretty funny encounter at the Turning Point USA Pastorā€™s Summit that I think is worth sharing with you all because it makes an important point about the Woke. Saving the story


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

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 120 Woke Marxism is an invasive, subversive force that seeks to usurp the authority of the society it infects and transform it into something under its own control. This tells us quite a bit about it and offers us an unlikely glimpse at a comprehensive strategy to fighting it. In this off-beat episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay describesĀ a broad, comprehensive strategy for fighting Woke Marxism by analyzing it from the perspective of traditional five-element theory. Join him to get a ton of ideas for useful things to do.

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 120 Woke Marxism is an invasive, subversive force that seeks to usurp the authority of the society it infects and transform it into something under its own control. This tells us quite a bit about it and offers us an unlikely glimpse at a comprehensive strategy to fighting it. In this off-beat


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