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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: 30 Mar 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 43 Mao Zedong wanted to thought-reform, that is, brainwash, the whole Chinese population, and he had a formula for doing it: “Unity – Criticism – Unity.” That is, he sought to induce in people a “desire for unity” so they would join his socialistic cult, and then once that desire was strong enough, criticism and struggle sessions would begin to cement adherence. Finally, through criticism, struggle, and study, unity with the socialist cult would be achieved. This model of cult programming might sound remote, but it isn’t. It’s the backbone of what we all experience in the American Cultural Revolution in DEI, …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 43 Mao Zedong wanted to thought-reform, that is, brainwash, the whole Chinese population, and he had a formula for doing it: “Unity – Criticism – Unity.” That is, he sought to induce in people a “desire for unity” so they would join his socialistic cult, and then once that desire was strong enough, criticism and struggle sessions would begin to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Feb 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 111 Woke is a cult. In fact, Woke is a cult in exactly the same way Maoism was and is a cult. There’s only a little daylight between them, as we recently explored here on the New Discourses Podcast. Ideological cults like Woke and Maoism operate in an environment Robert Jay Lifton labeled “ideological totalism,” which he described in depth in his book Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of “Brainwashing” in China. In one of the later chapters of that book, Lifton details eight characteristics of ideological totalism, and …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 111 Woke is a cult. In fact, Woke is a cult in exactly the same way Maoism was and is a cult. There’s only a little daylight between them, as we recently explored here on the New Discourses Podcast. Ideological cults like Woke and Maoism operate in an environment Robert Jay Lifton …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Feb 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 110 It’s time to be plain. Actually, it’s long past time. What’s happening in America today and throughout the West is a Maoist cultural revolution, just like happened in China under the CCP from 1966 to 1976. This is plain to see for those who know what to look for, from the struggle sessions, to the ideological totalism, to the separation of families, to the brainwashing in schools, to the destruction of statues, curriculum, and culture. If we are to have any hope of stopping this Maoist Cultural Revolution with American Characteristics, …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 110 It’s time to be plain. Actually, it’s long past time. What’s happening in America today and throughout the West is a Maoist cultural revolution, just like happened in China under the CCP from 1966 to 1976. This is plain to see for those who know what to look for, from the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 27 Dec 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 104 One of the most famous and most evil techniques of Maoist Marxism is the “struggle session” (dòuzhēng, 鬥爭; or pīpàn dòuzhēng, 批判鬥爭, “critical struggle”; or sometimes just pīdòu, 批鬥; also called “denunciation” sessions). They were made famous during Mao’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), but they were utilized in the Chinese thought-reform (xǐnǎo, 洗脑, lit. “wash brain” or brainwashing) prisons starting in the early 1950s under the CCP. The nature of struggle sessions must be understood clearly in 2022 because Western nations are going through a “Woke” Maoist insurgency now, and the struggle …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 104 One of the most famous and most evil techniques of Maoist Marxism is the “struggle session” (dòuzhēng, 鬥爭; or pīpàn dòuzhēng, 批判鬥爭, “critical struggle”; or sometimes just pīdòu, 批鬥; also called “denunciation” sessions). They were made famous during Mao’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), but they were utilized in the Chinese thought-reform (xǐnǎo, …

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