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And the grift goes on: Architect of divisive CRT theory charges up to $100k for speeches

Kimberlé Crenshaw CRT critical race theory
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CRT creator Kimberlé Crenshaw pockets nearly half a million dollars a year from her law professor jobs - also charges up to $100,000 for public speeches
Kimberlé Crenshaw also runs a school for teachers about how they can incorporate theory she created in 1989 into their lessons - and pulls in $435k from two prestigious academic positions

When Kimberlé Crenshaw first unveiled critical race theory to a small group of fellow academics in 1989, little did she know that over 30 years later it would pit parents against teachers across America.

Prof Crenshaw, 63, also can't have known just how much she would stand to gain financially and professionally from her theory and its toxic effect.

It turned her into a superstar of academia and activism. Now she earns at least $450,000 a year from teaching positions at UCLA and Columbia and up to $100,000 from delivering speeches - not to mention possible income from her own think tank and podcast.

The divisive theory, through which America's history is seen as racist, centers on the idea that racism is systemic in the nation's institutions and that they function to maintain the dominance of white people in society. It has turned schools into battlegrounds as outraged parents fight to stop their children being indoctrinated, while the GOP has legislated against it.

Comment: Kimberlé Crenshaw is of that class of ponerizing influences called 'spellbinders', who with flawed but appealing rhetoric, lure in those who's sense of reality has been damaged.

Ponerology (pgs 147-8):
Spellbinders are generally the carriers of various pathological factors, e.g., paranoid characteropathy and, more often, psychopathy.Individuals with malformations of their personalities frequently play similar roles, although the social scale of influence remains small (family or neighborhood) and does not cross certain boundaries of decency. Spellbinders are characterized by pathological egotism, mostly of the secondary type, i.e., not directly rooted in childhood. Such a person is forced by some internal causes to make an early choice between two possibilities: the first is forcing other people to think and experience things in a manner similar to his own; the second is a feeling of being lonely and different, a pathological misfit in social
life. Sometimes the choice is either snake-charming or suicide'

Triumphant repression of deeply disturbing self-critical associations from the field of consciousness gradually gives rise to the phenomena of conversive thinking, paralogistics, paramoralisms, and the use of reversive blockades. These stream so profusely from the mind and mouth of the spellbinder that they flood and enslave the average person's mind. Everything becomes subordinated to the spellbinder's over-compensatory conviction that they are exceptional, sometimes even messianic.

This mission requires an ideology which is at least partly true and whose value is supposedly superior. However, if we analyze the exact functions of such an ideology in the spellbinder's personality, we perceive that it is a means of self-charming, useful for
repressing those tormenting self-critical associations into the subconscious. The ideology's instrumental role in influencing other people serves above all the spellbinder himself.

These spellbinders are not wrong when, extrapolating from past experience, they believe they will always find converts to their ideology. It is only when it turns out that their influence extends to only a limited minority, while most people's attitude to their activities remains critical or painfully disturbed, that they feel shock and disappointment (or even paramoral indignation). The spellbinder is thus confronted with a choice: either withdraw back into his void or strengthen his position by improving the effectiveness of his activities.

The spellbinder places on a high moral plane anyone who has succumbed to his influence and incorporated the experiential manner he imposes. He showers such people with attention and property, if possible. Critics are met with "moral" outrage. It can even be proclaimed that the compliant minority is in fact the moral majority (e.g., the Bolsheviks),186 since it professes the best ideology and honors a leader whose qualities are above average.

In a healthy society, the activities of spellbinders meet with criticism tinged with mocking humor and a sense of their pathology
effective enough to stifle them quickly. However, when they are preceded by conditions operating destructively upon common sense and social order — such as social injustice, cultural backwardness, the power of privileged but mentally primitive groups, or intellectually limited autocratic rulers sometimes manifesting pathological traits — spellbinders' activities find fertile ground and can lead entire societies into large-scale human tragedy.



Stop

'They're advocating for things like abolishing prisons': DeSantis discusses why he banned African American Studies course

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis discussed his reasons for barring public high schools in the state from offering the AP African American Studies course presently in development by the College Board.

The Florida Department of Education recently informed the board that the course's content is "inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value," adding that the state would reconsider the course should the organization make the material "lawful" and "historically accurate." DeSantis, who signed legislation last year preventing the state's government schools from teaching discrimination on the basis of race, color, or sex, detailed a number of his concerns with the course in a press conference.

He told reporters:
"They're advocating things like abolishing prisons. Now that's a radical political position. You're free to take that in your own life, I don't think very many people think that would actually work, but how is that being taught as fact?

"It's not fair to say that somehow abolishing prisons is linked to black experiences, that that's what black people want. I think they want law and order, just like anybody else wants law and order. So that is more ideology being used under the guise of history, and we want to do history."
DeSantis believes radical left-wing content in the AP African American Studies curriculum, which is currently undergoing pilots at five dozen schools across the nation, stands blatantly at odds with the policies preferred by racial minorities.

Comment: See also:


Ambulance

Seattle medical examiner's office is running out of space for dead bodies amid fentanyl crisis

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Officials raised alarms back in October when they reported more than 700 overdose deaths in the first 10 months of the year, more than all of 2021
The drug epidemic in Washington state is so bad that some local coroner's offices are at capacity or have nearly run out of space for the bodies of those who have died from overdoses.

According to officials with the King County Medical Examiner's Office, the department is struggling to keep up with the number of incoming bodies as the fentanyl crisis continues and worsens.

'A key indication of just how bad things are at the end of 2022 and likely to get worse [in] 2023, the medical examiner's office is now struggling with the issue of storing bodies because the fentanyl-related death toll continues to climb,' Seattle-King County Public Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan recently said.

Comment: Conservative outlet KTTH weighs in:
The drug crisis has worsened considerably since Washington Democrats decriminalized drugs after the state supreme court deemed the state's felony possession law unconstitutional. Democrats had the option of changing one word in the law — adding "knowingly" to the possession law — but they opted to make it a misdemeanor, which is not charged. Effectively, Democrats legalized drugs over Republican objections.

The crisis will worsen in 2023

Democrats show no interest in fixing their mess. Rather than focusing on re-criminalizing drugs, they're pushing bills to expand the availability of fentanyl testing strips. Obviously, that won't make a dent in the fatal overdoses. But Democrats refuse to condemn drug use, claiming any judgment would stigmatize addicts and prevent them from seeking treatment. Under the current permissive drug strategy, addicts aren't seeking treatment and homelessness is rising.

"The biggest driver of these fatal overdoses involves fentanyl in white powder and in fake pills, which are flooding the streets," Dr. Khan noted.

Where are the drugs coming from? Our open southern border and chaotic point of entries with Mexico. President Joe Biden maintains an open-border policy, with Democrats doing nothing to tighten security. China is sending ingredients to produce fentanyl to Mexico, where drug cartels manufacture and distribute the deadly drug on our streets.



Cross

'Gay clubs' run in seminaries, says Pope Benedict in posthumous attack on Francis

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Pope Francis has been the head of the Catholic Church since 2013
Gay "clubs" operate openly in Catholic seminaries, the institutions that prepare men for the priesthood, the late Pope Benedict XVI has claimed in a posthumously published book scathing of Pope Francis's progressive agenda.

In a blistering attack on the state of the Catholic Church under his successor's papacy, Benedict, who died on Dec 31 at the age of 95, said that the vocational training of the next generation of priests is on the verge of "collapse".

He claimed that some bishops allow trainee priests to watch pornographic films as an outlet for their sexual urges.

Benedict gave instructions that the book, What Christianity Is, should be published after his death.

Comment: Some excerpt from V (@pope_head)'s thread on Benedict's book:


Some screenshot excerpts from the English translation:
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© Benedict XVI
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© Benedict XVI
On Benedict's historic resignation from his post:






NPC

AOC heckled over Ukraine weapons

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez
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US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had an event in New York on Saturday disrupted by a group of demonstrators who rose to their feet and began singing a Latin hymn for peace. The protestors were voicing their objection to the self-professed progressive's vote to send billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine.

Holding signs reading "negotiation not annihilation" and "stop sending weapons to Ukraine," the group sang 'Dona Nobis Pacem', a Latin hymn used in the Catholic mass that translates as 'Give Us Peace'.

"We always support everyone's First Amendment rights here and everyone has the complete right to political expression," Ocasio-Cortez responded, but only after the protesters had been removed from the premises by security.

Comment: This is not the first time AOC has been heckled and it definitely won't be the last... See also:


Newspaper

Policies of evil: Stephanie Warriner was killed at hospital for not wearing a 'mask' properly and the judge rules in favor of the killers

Seeking justice for Stephanie Warriner, sister Denise files $16 million lawsuit against University Health Network

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Danielle Stephanie Warriner, 43, is shown in this handout photo. (Toronto Police Service)
Even though there is both video and eyewitness evidence, Justice Sean Dunphy dismissed charges of manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death against Amanda Rojas-Silva and Shane Hutley, the two security guards who manhandled Stephanie.

It should go without saying that a person typically goes to a hospital in order to... you know, get better.

Sadly, this was not the case for Stephanie Warriner back in May 2020.

Stephanie was a patient at Toronto General Hospital. The 43-year-old mother of five suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lived with bipolar disorder. But Stephanie's stay at Toronto General turned into a death sentence for her after she had an altercation with a pair of security guards. They confronted Stephanie for not wearing her mask properly — even though she was en route to the hospital's cafeteria for a snack (in which case she would have had to remove the mask entirely in order to eat and drink).

Attention

Evil Walks Among Us: Child trafficking has become big business in America

Child Trafficking
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It takes a special kind of evil to prostitute and traffick a child for sex, and yet this evil walks among us every minute of every day.

Consider this: every two minutes, a child is bought and sold for sex. Hundreds of young girls and boys — some as young as 9 years old — are being bought and sold for sex, as many as 20 times per day. Adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States alone.

In Georgia alone, it is estimated that 7,200 men (half of them in their 30s) seek to purchase sex with adolescent girls each month, averaging roughly 300 a day.

On average, a child might be raped by 6,000 men during a five-year period.

Quenelle

Catherine Austin Fitts: I want to stop CBDCs - What can I do?

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Many subscribers and readers of the Solari Report have asked how they can stop the implementation of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in the U.S. and other countries. It is important to recognize that there is a great deal that each one of us can do to take action. In a highly leveraged financial system such as we have, a single individual counts for a lot.

Here are actions that each of us can take:

(1) USE CASH whenever possible — and let everyone know why you are using cash. Walk out on establishments that refuse to accept cash. When using remote facilities where cash is not possible, use checks if you can. We understand from one subscriber that check companies are scrambling to fill the orders of all of the bank customers who have requested checks recently. Whether the indicator is banking statistics or anecdotal reports from our subscribers, cash use is clearly rising.

(2) NURTURE ANALOG. We want a healthy balance of digital and analog transaction options. What we do not want is an all-digital system — whether it is CBDCs or all of the other digital mechanisms. Some digitization is both healthy and efficient, but an all-digital system — with regards to virtually anything — is vulnerable to central control and manipulation. Roll back your use of digital systems, avoid biometric technology as much as possible, and don't use QR codes! Get invasive surveillance systems out of your home. Use hard-wired Internet connections, not Wi-Fi, and find other ways to Loosen Technology's Grip on Your Mind. While you are at it, refuse to use or support vaccine passports (see 22 Ways to Stop Vaccine ID Passports).

Health

COVID-19 vaccine policies at Ontario hospitals are keeping health workers from filling dire staff shortages

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About 160 veteran nurses, personal support workers and health-care technicians, along with their families, gathered in a church hall in Port Perry, Ont., in person or by video conference, on a snowy afternoon this past Saturday.

These distressed individuals have a message for patients waiting for health care in the province: we want to work on the front lines but are being shut out.

"I am ready, willing and able to work," Lori Turnbull told CTV National News. But nobody will hire her.

The 58-year-old once worked in surgery and rehabilitation but was fired a year ago from a hospital in London, Ont., after a 30-year career.

In fact, all of the health workers in this unusual audience were terminated after declining to get two COVID-19 vaccinations in 2021, as required by all 140 of Ontario's public hospitals and some nursing and retirement homes.

Eye 1

Vatican investigating rumours of 'sex party' at Newcastle cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral
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St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle.
The Vatican is investigating rumours of a "sex party" at a British cathedral which is alleged to have happened during lockdown.

As part of an investigation into the circumstances of Robert Byrne's resignation as the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, the Catholic church is looking into claims one of his priests invited worshippers to a private party at his lodgings.

Multiple people are said to have complained that Father Michael McCoy, dean of Newcastle Cathedral, approached them to attend a party at a time when gatherings were not permitted.

A diocese source told the Sunday Times said: "A number of complaints were made by individuals within the diocese after information came to light about a sex party taking place in the priests' living quarters attached to Newcastle Cathedral."

McCoy, 57, killed himself in April 2021 four days after finding out he was subject to an investigation by Northumbria police's child and adult protection department for child sexual abuse.