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When it comes to woke tyranny, are the worms beginning to turn?

Grace Chruch School
For three days, I've had sitting on my virtual spindle a post that Bari Weiss, formerly of the New York Times, posted on her Substack page. It's entitled "I Refuse to Stand by while My Students Are Indoctrinated." The author isn't Weiss but is, instead, Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church High School in Manhattan (annual tuition: $57,330). On Friday, Weiss added another open letter, this from Andrew Gutmann, a parent who had just pulled his daughter out of Brearley, another expensive private school (annual tuition: $54,000). Both are horrifying exposés of and attacks against the woke culture saturating these institutions.

Both letters are long and don't yield easily to a brief summary. I'll quote a few select paragraphs from each, but you must read them to get the full flavor of the Maoist madness at these institutions.

Paul Rossi, the teacher, writes that Grace Church is focused on "'antiracism' training and pedagogy that I believe is deeply harmful to [my students] and to any person who seeks to nurture the virtues of curiosity, empathy and understanding."

Comment: Yes, the worm is turning. Level-headed individuals everywhere are beginning to call out this highly damaging brain-mushing nonsense:


Info

Poll: More Texas voters say they'd back Matthew McConaughey over Gov. Greg Abbott for governor

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More Texas voters said in a new poll that they would back Matthew McConaughey over Gov. Greg Abbott (R) at the ballot box if the actor were to run for the state's leading office.

In new poll released by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler on Sunday, 45 percent of registered voters in the state said they would likely support the actor if he ran for governor.

By contrast, 33 percent of voters said they would still vote for Abbott, while slightly less than a quarter of respondents said they would vote for someone else.

Comment: See also:


Newspaper

Newspaper uses 'breached' data to dox police who donated to innocent colleague targeted by BLM; Twitter promotes

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Twitter's featured story doxxes low-level police officers who donated small amounts to help colleagues who have garnered the ire of Black Lives Matter, using data breached from charity website GiveSendGo.

British news outlet The Guardian published an article Friday, based on information from a group that specializes in trafficking hacked materials, listing the names of low-level police employees who anonymously donated to funds supporting the due process rights of colleagues who have garnered the ire of Black Lives Matter.

Twitter then put it atop its "trending" section, which is manually curated by the site - after it silenced all references to an election-eve New York Post story that was damaging to the Joe Biden campaign, claiming it violated a policy that Twitter will not promote hacked materials. There is no evidence the Hunter Biden laptop featured in the story was hacked.

Comment: It seems clear that Twitter is OK with doxxing individuals of a conservative bent, while censoring doxxing info on progressives. It's rather unsurprising, but the audacity of their actions is truly something to behold.

More from The Daily Wire:
Reporters Dox, Harass Paramedic For Donating $10 To Kyle Rittenhouse Defense Fund

Using reports based off a data breach, ABC4 News took a camera crew to the home of a Utah paramedic who donated $10 last summer to a defense fund for teenager Kyle Rittenhouse.

Rittenhouse, 18, has been charged with two felony counts of homicide and one count of felony attempted homicide for allegedly killing two men and wounding a third during a riot in Kenosha last year. The teen is facing potential life in prison.

As highlighted by Daily Wire investigative reporter Luke Rosiak, The Guardian used data breached from charity website GiveSendGo to dox numerous low-level police officers and paramedics who made small donations to help colleagues targeted by Black Lives Matter.

ABC4 News published the paramedic's name and brought a camera crew to his home to question him about "his side of things." The paramedic did not come out of his home.

A report from the news station boasted of ABC4 News investigative reporter Jason Nguyen going to the man's home, noting "those inside the home didn't want to talk." A video of the encounter aired on the news station.
The line between reporting and activism is, more or less, non-existent at this point. It's clear that the Guardian has no issue endangering people's lives if their political affiliation falls on the wrong side of the line.


NPC

'Madness': Jane Austen museum to add displays on iconic writer's 'connection' to colonialism & slavery after BLM protests

Chawton Cottage museum Jane Austen
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Chawton Cottage, an independent museum of novelist Jane Austen.
A museum dedicated to Jane Austen in the English countryside is introducing displays on the writer's "colonial roots" and connection to the British Empire following Black Lives Matter protests.

According to the Telegraph newspaper, Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire will feature displays showing the beloved writer's "links to slavery" through her Church of England clergyman father Rev George Austen, who was once "the trustee of an Antigua sugar plantation." Austen's love of tea will also be subject to "historical interrogation" over its links to colonialism, the Telegraph said.

It's not all bad news, however. Another proposed display will attempt to portray Austen in a positive light by declaring "Black Lives Matter to Jane Austen" - a reference to her support of abolitionism.

Dollar

MyPillow counter-sues Dominion in response to defamation lawsuit

Mike Lindell
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Lindell speaks to pro-Trump protesters during the "Million MAGA March" in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 2020.
MyPillow counter-sued Dominion Voting Systems for more than $1.6 billion on Monday, alleging that the voting machine company's defamation lawsuit against MyPillow and its pro-Trump CEO aims to suppress free speech and has caused "grave" reputational harm.

Lindell is one of many Trump allies to face a multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit for spreading false claims about the election, including that Dominion's voting machines flipped votes from Trump to Biden.
  • Pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, who is also facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion, has argued that "no reasonable person" would conclude that her accusations of Dominion's election-rigging scheme "were truly statements of fact."
  • Lindell, meanwhile, has not renounced his baseless claims, saying he looks forward to the discovery of evidence as part of Dominion's lawsuit.

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Attention

Judge in Chauvin trial says Maxine Waters' comments 'may result in this whole trial being overturned'

Judge Cahill
Closing arguments were heard today in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is the former officer accused of killing George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 25 of last year.

In that closing, the attorneys for the defense brought up their concerns that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) had threatened the jury publicly when she made a series of comments calling on protesters to "stay on the street" and to "get more confrontational" if Chauvin is found guilty of manslaughter alone.


Comment: More from Just the News:
Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill expressed his disapproval on Monday regarding remarks made recently by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters about the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.
...

Waters, a California Democrat, showed up over the weekend and expressed her solidarity with protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on the seventh night of demonstrations since the death of Daunte Wright.

"We're looking for a guilty verdict," the congresswoman said regarding the trial of Derek Chauvin in connection with the death of George Floyd last year, but if there is not a guilty verdict, "we cannot go away," she said.

When someone asked Waters what protestors should do if that does not occur, the congresswoman said "I didn't hear you," but then when asked what protesters should do, Waters said: "Well, we gotta stay on the street. And we've got to get more active. We've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business."




Sheriff

"Get Out!" Landlord kicks Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer out of pub for supporting lockdowns

Keir
© PA
Landlord Rod Humphris was seen grappling with a member of Sir Keir's team
The Labour leader was turfed out of The Raven after trying to enter during a campaigning walkabout in the city centre.

Landlord Rod Humphris was seen struggling with a bodyguard during the incident as he yelled: "That man is not allowed in my pub."

Sir Keir, wearing a black face mask, rushed out of the door a few seconds later and scarpered off down the street.

The incident was caught on camera by reporters following the Labour leader.

Comment: Sweden's response to the coronavirus reveals that lockdowns were absolutely not necessary and are instead more likely to cause many times more suffering and death than the virus ever could have. And it would appear that many more people are coming to that realisation:


Che Guevara

Can the Great 'Awokening' Succeed?

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We all know that we are living in revolutionary times. The origins, ascendence, values, laws, and future of the United States are all under assault by self-described, though accurately described, revolutionaries.

It is a Jacobin, Bolshevik, or Maoist moment. All aspects of life, well beyond politics, are now to be ideologically conditioned. Everything from kindergarten messaging, cartoons, workplace reeducation, and television commercials to college admissions, baseball games, and the airlines are to be "fundamentally transformed" along racial lines.

Long gone is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society. Gone, at least at the state level, is confidence in the melting pot of assimilation, integration, and intermarriage (although mixed marriages and multiracial children are at an all-time high).

Gone are even the affirmative-action doctrines of proportional representation and disparate impact. (Yet the two mandates were always arbitrarily applied, in the sense that the U.S. Postal Service and the professional football and basketball leagues never paid much attention to racial quotas based on demographic percentages, which apparently only applied to white and Asian "overrepresentation" elsewhere).

Magnify

Delhi announces lockdown amidst claims of surge in Covid cases

Delhi lockdown

Delhi has turned a weekend curfew into a week-long lockdown
India's capital, Delhi, has announced a week-long lockdown after a record spike in cases overwhelmed the city's healthcare system.

Government offices and essential services, such as hospitals, pharmacies and grocers, will be open during the lockdown, which starts on Monday night.

The city had imposed a weekend curfew, but reported its highest single-day spike so far on Sunday - 24,462 cases.

India has been reeling from a deadly second wave since the start of April.

Comment: Despite no apparent rise in mortality, people are being shoved back into yet another economically disastrous, and deadly, lockdown:


Sheriff

Oath Keepers leader Jim Arroyo says militia being trained by police

Oath Keepers
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An Oath Keepers militia leader said members of the anti-government extremist group are being trained by "active-duty" police officers, during a 60 Minutes interview.

During the Sunday evening interview, Jim Arroyo, vice president of the Oath Keepers Arizona chapter, said serving officers were members of the extremist group and were helping with training.

Speaking with 60 Minutes' Sharyn Alfonsi, Arroyo said: "Our guys are very experienced. We have active-duty law enforcement in our organization that are helping to train us. We can blend in with our law enforcement. In fact, in a lot of cases, our training is much more advanced because of our military backgrounds."