2021 Mar 8, 8:47pm
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Former New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss says Americans are being silenced for fear of being publicly shamed or canceled. ...'Today's taboos...are often fringe ideas pushed by a zealous cabal trying to redefine what is acceptable and what should be shunned,' Weiss wrote. 'It is a group that has control of nearly all of the institutions that produce American cultural and intellectual life: media, to be sure, but also higher education, museums, publishing houses, marketing and advertising outfits, Hollywood, K-12 education, technology companies and, increasingly, corporate human resource departments.' ...'I know because I live in blue America, in a world awash in NPR tote bags and front lawn signs proclaiming the social justice bonafides of the family inside.'In my America, the people who keep quiet don't fear the wrath of Trump supporters. They fear the illiberal left.'Weiss said she began to hear from people complaining about being silenced on almost daily basis after leaving The New York Times. In her resignation letter, she said the paper did not support her when she was bullied by her colleagues. ...She also shared two emails she received from others bemoaning self-censorship.One young journalist wrote that she was 'practicing self-censorship' when pitching to editors.'For woke-skeptical young writers, banishment and rejection awaits if you attempt to depart, even in minor ways, from the sacred ideology of wokeness.'Another email, from a student a law school, wrote an email to Weiss from his personal email because he was afraid of doing so from his work email. ...The writer also accuse this new movement of 'tearing down' others through 'public shaming', 'punishment', 'vengeance' and 'conformity' with no forgiveness or mercy.'According to the new illiberalism, the past cannot be understood on its own terms, but must be judged through the morals and mores of the present.' she writes, as she blasts the cancelation of historical authors and the tearing down of statues of Presidents Lincoln and Washington. 'In this ideology, if you do not tweet the right tweet or share the right slogan or post the right motto and visual on Instagram, your whole life can be ruined,' Weiss also claims, citing examples of people being fired and suspended when bosses surrendered to 'lunacy' around complaints about them. 'In this ideology, you are guilty for the sins of your father. In other words: you are not you. You are only a mere avatar of your race or your religion,' she adds.'Perhaps most importantly, in this ideology, speech — the way that we resolve conflict in a civilized society — can be violence, yet violence, when carried out by the right people in pursuit of a just cause, is not violence at all.' ...She hits out at the Times and claims that it cannot call itself the 'paper of record and ignore the views of half of the country'.
'The short version of the story is that I, like a growing number of journalists, did not want to participate in a project for another day that was betraying my values. 'That was actively fermenting rage, polarization, distrust. And that made it impossible to tell you the truth,' she said. Weiss said what was happening to the country could not go on for any longer, and people should not feel afraid to speak out against it. 'Normal people who watch others being attacked, they have a perfectly human response - they stay quiet.'The threat of public shaming has been massively, enormously, amazingly effective. It has led to an epidemic of self-silencing and fear.'How has this become a normal feature of American life? What are we sacrificing when we don't have the courage to tell the truth? The threat of public shaming has been massively, enormously, amazingly effective...How has this become a normal feature of American life?'I don't think it's enough anymore to be quietly, privately, against this creeping dogma. It's time to speak honestly. Part of the reason we go there is many of us don't think in the day to day what we really value... we don't always notice when those values have been betrayed.
Sounds woke about wokeness.
Chinese shill says what?
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The New York Times is no longer a pro American workers paper, not since Carlos Slim (Mexican robber baron Telmex/Telcel) bailed them out with a couple of hundred million bucks.