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

OnlySubs Episode 127: Don’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 Pastor’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. “Care about others’ feelings!” gets weaponized through the

OnlySubs Episode 127: Don’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 Pastor’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: 25 May 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 52 Every Woke term conceals an agenda. That’s a crucially important fact to understand. Yes, you may be familiar with the actual words in use, words like “diversity” or “resilience,” but the Woke are misusing them and tucking an agenda in them, every time. You have to ask. Every time. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay covers this simple fact and gives you some strategies for what to do about it. Join him so you can counter this form of Woke word magic. Additional episodes of New Discourses Bullets can be found

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 52 Every Woke term conceals an agenda. That’s a crucially important fact to understand. Yes, you may be familiar with the actual words in use, words like “diversity” or “resilience,” but the Woke are misusing them and tucking an agenda in them, every time. You have to ask. Every time. In this episode of New Discourses


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 May 23

As Angel Eduardo writes, the word woke “has lost all useful meaning when it comes to communication between people on opposite sides of the culture war.” We do, however, need… View Post The post Compassionism appeared first on Areo.

As Angel Eduardo writes, the word woke “has lost all useful meaning when it comes to communication between people on opposite sides of the culture war.” We do, however, need… View Post The post Compassionism appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 May 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 50 Woke Marxism is a cult. In being a cult, it operates like an “initiate society,” and the initiation into the cult is largely but not wholly accomplished through its deliberate misuse of language. As it turns out, this is a pretty consistent feature of cults, especially gnostic cults like Woke Marxism is. In technical language, gnostic cults are esoteric cults, and their language often has two meanings at once. One of these meanings is the everyday meaning they want you to think of when they use words like diversity, inclusion, belonging, sustainability, and so on: the exoteric meaning. The

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 50 Woke Marxism is a cult. In being a cult, it operates like an “initiate society,” and the initiation into the cult is largely but not wholly accomplished through its deliberate misuse of language. As it turns out, this is a pretty consistent feature of cults, especially gnostic cults like Woke Marxism is. In technical language,


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Dec 22

Few things are as multifaceted or complex as personal identity. Yet, numerous social media posts and newspaper articles seem to suggest that we can somehow capture our unique individuality in… View Post The post Labels: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly appeared first on Areo.

Few things are as multifaceted or complex as personal identity. Yet, numerous social media posts and newspaper articles seem to suggest that we can somehow capture our unique individuality in… View Post The post Labels: The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Dec 22

When I sat down to write my first piece for Queer Majority, I knew it would be difficult. I wanted to grow the queer movement by making it more welcoming,… View Post The post The Identifier Problem appeared first on Areo.

When I sat down to write my first piece for Queer Majority, I knew it would be difficult. I wanted to grow the queer movement by making it more welcoming,… View Post The post The Identifier Problem appeared first on Areo.


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

When I moved to the United States as a teenager, I couldn’t speak much English. I struggled to have basic conversations, even though I had studied the language for years… View Post The post Maricón: What’s In a Name? appeared first on Areo.

When I moved to the United States as a teenager, I couldn’t speak much English. I struggled to have basic conversations, even though I had studied the language for years… View Post The post Maricón: What’s In a Name? appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Dec 20

Using Google Ngram, Fisher found that the use of the phrase “long-term” has declined since the 01990s. When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s affordances and flexibility to play, explore, unpack: his Substack newsletter, The Long-termist’s Field Guide, just introduced “Long-terminology,” a fun recursive tour of vocabulary words that offer handles with which one can grapple big ideas and their attendant practices and cultures. His entry on word “long” and its different radii explores the

Using Google Ngram, Fisher found that the use of the phrase “long-term” has declined since the 01990s. When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s affordances and flexibility to play, explore, unpack: his Substack newsletter,


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Dec 20

Using Google Ngram, Fisher found that the use of the phrase “long-term” has declined since the 01990s. When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s affordances and flexibility to play, explore, unpack: his Substack newsletter, The Long-termist’s Field Guide, just introduced “Long-terminology,” a fun recursive tour of vocabulary words that offer handles with which one can grapple big ideas and their attendant practices and cultures. His entry on word “long” and its different radii explores the

Using Google Ngram, Fisher found that the use of the phrase “long-term” has declined since the 01990s. When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s affordances and flexibility to play, explore, unpack: his Substack newsletter,


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Sep 20

A six-part podcast from Emergence Magazine explores the plight of four Indigenous languages spoken in California—Tolowa Dee-ni’, Karuk, Wukchumni, and Kawaiisu—among the most vulnerable in the world: “Two centuries ago, as many as ninety languages and three hundred dialects were spoken in California; today, only half of these languages remain. In Episode One, we are introduced to the language revitalization efforts of these four Indigenous communities. Through their experiences, we examine the colonizing histories that brought Indigenous languages to the brink of disappearance and the struggle for Indigenous cultural survival in America today.”

A six-part podcast from Emergence Magazine explores the plight of four Indigenous languages spoken in California—Tolowa Dee-ni’, Karuk, Wukchumni, and Kawaiisu—among the most vulnerable in the world: “Two centuries ago, as many as ninety languages and three hundred dialects were spoken in California; today, only half of these languages remain. In Episode One, we are introduced to the language revitalization


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