Former Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken says the “woke” era and cancel culture is dangerous for Democrats politically.
Franken, former head writer and performer on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” revealed that he personally knows many comedians who won’t perform on college campuses anymore as a result of cancel culture.
“You used to do pretty sophisticated, edgy stuff that you had to think about, and now anything, anybody who can possibly take offense can find a way to take offense,” Franken said during a discussion moderated by Howard Fineman that was organized by Jews United for Democracy. “And it really is too bad and stultifying for our debate, and it’s not good.”
Sen Josh Hawley joins Mark Levin on Life, Liberty & Levin tonight, May 2, at 8pm eastern on Fox.
Mark Levin: “So we have this massive censorship machine going on. Then you have little Parler that’s trying to start up and they all collude and they all get together, as if they’re all on the phone with each other, and … they cut them off … They take them off their store. They take them off their platform … It’s anti-American.”
Josh Hawley: “That is anti-American. That is anti-free speech. It’s anti-First Amendment … and make no mistake, the left is cheering them on.”
John Murowski Real Clear Investigations April 27, 2021
As recently as last summer, few people outside academia had heard of critical race theory, whose central claim is that racism, not liberty, is the founding value and guiding vision of American society. Then, President Trump issued an executive order last September banning the teaching of this “malign ideology” to federal employees and federal contractors.
Trump’s ban was blocked by a federal judge in December and immediately revoked by Joe Biden upon occupying the White House in January. Since then, federal agencies and federal contractors have resumed staff training on unconscious bias, microaggressions, systemic racism and white privilege – some of the most common but also most disputed concepts associated with the four-decade-old academic theory.
The Biden administration is on the offensive against extremism. However, it is having trouble defining the term.
The newly installed defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, has signed a memo ordering several “immediate actions,” including military-wide “stand downs,” to weed out “extremism” in the ranks of the military. Actions also included a review of and update to the DoD’s definition of extremism and a review and standardization of the screening questionnaire — “[t]o solicit specific information about current or previous extremist behavior, and to clarify that any demonstrably false answers provided in response could form the basis for punitive action for fraudulent enlistment.” Defense officials said the Pentagon is reversing Trump-era policies that banned transgender people from serving in the military. The Pentagon will also issue new rules that will broaden transgender people’s access to medical care and cosmetic surgery to imitate members of the opposite sex. Opposition to these policies may be considered extremist.
Parents continue to raise concerns about school teachers bringing their own political bias into the classroom. One America’s Stephanie Myers spoke with the president and founder of Parents Defending Education, Nicole Neily, about what the group is doing to combat the rise of radical politics in classrooms.
If you are still weighing whether or not to remain on the Big Tech social media platforms, new policies being implemented by Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security should make your decision easier.
According to reports, DHS under Biden now sees “domestic extremists” everywhere since the Jan. 6 Capitol Building riot because the Democrat Party and the regime are using the incident as an excuse to become the 2021 version of the Nazi secret police, the Gestapo (and they called Donald Trump ‘Hitler’).
According to NBC News, DHS will implement a “sweeping set of policy changes” allegedly to bolster the massive agency’s ability to collect our data that will include “the sorts of public social media posts that threatened an attack on the” Capitol.
David Acevedo National Association of Scholars (February 1, 2021/Ongoing)
Updated February 1, 2020—This list, originally published in June 2020, will be updated periodically. The National Association of Scholars counts 122 academic cancellations in the United States and Canada. If you know of additional professors, administrators, or students who have been canceled, please let us know at email@example.com.
According to Dictionary.com, cancel culture “refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive. Cancel culture is generally discussed as being performed on social media in the form of group shaming.” This new form of mob rule has dominated virtually every sector of American life for the last several years: politics, journalism, music & entertainment, sports, business, and of particular interest to the National Association of Scholars, higher education.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a reportedly notorious progressive donation mill, has issued a detailed explanation as to why the group is easing up on anti-LGBT, misogynistic, and anti-Semitic black separatist groups on its detailed hate map.
Despite all the hate that black separatists openly preach.
Susan Katz Keating Just the News February 10, 2021
The pending military stand-down to address “extremism in the ranks” may bring results that go beyond what Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin expected to achieve, according to active duty service members who are scheduled to attend the mandatory sessions.
Austin on Friday ordered all uniformed and civilian leaders in the Defense Department to set aside a day soon to discuss “impermissible behaviors” related to extremism.
The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were first published in November of 2004, followed quickly by an English translation. In 15 years, the series has led over 300 million Chinese to renounce the communist party and its affiliated organizations, fostering an unprecedented peaceful movement for transformation and change in China. People continue to renounce the party every day. Here we republish the newly re-edited Nine Commentaries, linked to video versions produced by our partner media NTD Television.
More than a decade after the fall of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern European communist regimes, the international communist movement has been spurned worldwide. The demise of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is only a matter of time.
In a heretofore unheard of move in the United States, President-Selection Joe Biden’s Defense Secretary nominee, General Lloyd Austin, is obsessed with “politically incorrect” soldiers and wants to vet US military servicemen to determine whether they’re on board with the Biden-Harris far-left agenda.
Austin said Tuesday that he has “confidence” in the National Guard soldiers deployed to Washington, D.C., after two were removed from inauguration duty due to possible ties to extremism. Another 10 were removed due to red flags in their background checks that were unrelated to national security.
He was questioned on the topic by Senator Richard Blumenthal, who has called for an investigation into white supremacy and extremism in the military. Austin related a personal story from his time in the 82nd Airborne Division, recalling that “extremist elements” had been found in its ranks.
“We discovered that the signs for that activity were there all along, but we just didn’t know what to look for or what to pay attention to, but we learned from that,” Austin said.
When they refer to “white supremacy and extremism,” what Blumenthal and Lloyd are really targeting are Christianity and fidelity to the US Constitution–thereby proposing ideological cleansing and loyalty oaths as prerequisites to serving in the taxpayer-funded military ranks.