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

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 34 A common operational tactic of Woke Marxists is to weave a long narrative arc about what’s happening in society through media and education and then to give “proof of worldview” by plugging useful events into that mythology to spur mass line activism and direct action. That is, they fit events into narrative arcs that have been strategically laid ahead of time. If you can spot the narrative arcs and how they work, not only can you refute them, you can also predict what kinds of events would count as “worldview proof” and interrupt their success. …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 34 A common operational tactic of Woke Marxists is to weave a long narrative arc about what’s happening in society through media and education and then to give “proof of worldview” by plugging useful events into that mythology to spur mass line activism and direct action. That is, they fit events into narrative arcs that have …

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

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 33 Woke works through reframing, and much of the reframing occurs by passing every bit of relevant information through what they refer to as “theoretical lenses.” These “lenses” might include Theories like Critical Race Theory or Queer Theory, agendas like Sustainability, or focuses like diversity, equity, and inclusion. This lensing effect distorts perception and comprehension and enables Woke manipulation, like seeing the world in a fun-house mirror. Understanding that all information that has been passed through Woke sources has been “lensed” is crucial to understanding it accurately and engaging it in a smart way. In this …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 33 Woke works through reframing, and much of the reframing occurs by passing every bit of relevant information through what they refer to as “theoretical lenses.” These “lenses” might include Theories like Critical Race Theory or Queer Theory, agendas like Sustainability, or focuses like diversity, equity, and inclusion. This lensing effect distorts perception and comprehension and …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Jan 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 32 Young men have had it rough for a decade or more now. How are young men and adolescents growing to become them supposed to navigate the world they find themselves in today? Honestly, the basic advice hasn’t changed. Take responsibility, get to work, learn to be a strong, powerful protector and work to serve. In this longer-than-usual episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay offers a homily to young men in the world today and talks about the importance of building and investing in themselves, their lives, and their families. Join him to hear …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 32 Young men have had it rough for a decade or more now. How are young men and adolescents growing to become them supposed to navigate the world they find themselves in today? Honestly, the basic advice hasn’t changed. Take responsibility, get to work, learn to be a strong, powerful protector and work to serve. In …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Jan 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 107 Nothing Woke stays the same. The revolution must be perpetual, and the advances of yesterday are the new right wing of today. This is true even in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), which has now already developed through several different iterations and implementation styles to arrive at CASEL’s “systemic” implementation of “Transformative Social-Emotional Learning,” which is explicitly Freirean and Marxist. Even though it only emerged in 2019, by the next year, radicals in education were already writing “radical reports” (a “radport”) about how it doesn’t go nearly far enough and is “white supremacy …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 107 Nothing Woke stays the same. The revolution must be perpetual, and the advances of yesterday are the new right wing of today. This is true even in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), which has now already developed through several different iterations and implementation styles to arrive at CASEL’s “systemic” implementation of “Transformative Social-Emotional …

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

In this episode, I take a look at three cultural artifacts that present worldcentric ideals of sustainability, egalitarianism and gender fluidity through an ethnocentric lens of good versus evil: Avatar: The Way of Water – James Cameron’s latest movie in his great green myth of Pandora, a pristine planet attacked by modernity (and a few pre-trans fallacies). Bros – A gay romantic comedy produced by Judd Apatow, where the triumph of queer ideology is a moral imperative. Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race – A picture book for preschoolers that shows how we would live in a world without …

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In this episode, I take a look at three cultural artifacts that present worldcentric ideals of sustainability, egalitarianism and gender fluidity through an ethnocentric lens of good versus evil: Avatar: The Way of Water – James Cameron’s latest movie in his great green myth of Pandora, a pristine planet attacked by modernity (and a few pre-trans fallacies). Bros – A …

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

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 31 Woke Marxism might more accurately be called Woke Gnosticism, which is technically redundant. Gnosticism is one of the ancient “Esoteric” religions that has spawned cults, some weird and some dangerous, since Antiquity. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay gives a brief introduction to the Gnostic mindset and why it is the best characterization for the Woke phenomenon, Marxism, and all the rest. Join him to gain unprecedented clarity on these issues! Additional episodes of New Discourses Bullets may be found here. Subscribe to New Discourses Bullets on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, Rumble, …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 31 Woke Marxism might more accurately be called Woke Gnosticism, which is technically redundant. Gnosticism is one of the ancient “Esoteric” religions that has spawned cults, some weird and some dangerous, since Antiquity. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay gives a brief introduction to the Gnostic mindset and why it is the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Jan 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 106 Did you know the focus in education is about to change again? It is. While we’ve rightly been focused on fighting CRT, Queer Theory, SEL, DEI, and all manner of issues in the schools to protect our kids, a big shift has been being prepared and is likely to be about to launch. Schools in the coming year or two are very likely to lurch into direct instruction into activism to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030. The documentation from entities like the WEF and UNESCO …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 106 Did you know the focus in education is about to change again? It is. While we’ve rightly been focused on fighting CRT, Queer Theory, SEL, DEI, and all manner of issues in the schools to protect our kids, a big shift has been being prepared and is likely to be about to …

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

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 30 Woke Marxism isn’t just a bunch of crazy academic Theory. It’s also very practical. It’s meant to be put into practice to “transform the world” by taking over institutions through activism. In order to do that, it wages unconventional warfare, particularly narrative warfare. A key technique employed by these activists, especially in media, is what is known as “operational preparation of the environment” (OPE). In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay breaks this idea down and explains how Woke Marxists lay narrative lines in advance of certain events so they can capitalize …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 30 Woke Marxism isn’t just a bunch of crazy academic Theory. It’s also very practical. It’s meant to be put into practice to “transform the world” by taking over institutions through activism. In order to do that, it wages unconventional warfare, particularly narrative warfare. A key technique employed by these activists, especially in media, is what …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Jan 23

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 105 We hear so much about “decolonization” nowadays. Whether it’s decolonizing the curriculum, decolonizing science, decolonizing Shakespeare, decolonizing the nation, or whatever; whether it’s decolonizing education following from Joe Kincheloe’s project on Paulo Freire; wherever we hear it, it means something. So it can be better understood, in this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay takes a dive into one of the key early texts of decolonization and Postcolonial Theory: Frantz Fanon’s legendary The Wretched of the Earth. Fanon minces no words, writing in the first sentence, “whatever may …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 105 We hear so much about “decolonization” nowadays. Whether it’s decolonizing the curriculum, decolonizing science, decolonizing Shakespeare, decolonizing the nation, or whatever; whether it’s decolonizing education following from Joe Kincheloe’s project on Paulo Freire; wherever we hear it, it means something. So it can be better understood, in this episode of the …

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

In this episode, I analyze Elon Musk through the lens of developmental theory, which maps the “spiral of worldview evolution” within people and cultures. There are three major worldviews currently in contention in our culture: Traditional (religious and patriotic), Modern (secular and rational), Postmodern (sensitive and egalitarian). They all have goodness, truth and beauty to offer, and they all hate each other. Most people live in one worldview, can function adequately in another, and polarize against the third. If you can embrace the polarization and inhabit all three, then you are entering the next emerging worldview: Integral (evolutionary synthesis). If …

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In this episode, I analyze Elon Musk through the lens of developmental theory, which maps the “spiral of worldview evolution” within people and cultures. There are three major worldviews currently in contention in our culture: Traditional (religious and patriotic), Modern (secular and rational), Postmodern (sensitive and egalitarian). They all have goodness, truth and beauty to offer, and they all hate …

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