Category Archives: political correctness (PC)

“After Racist Rage, Statues Fall”

  “For more than a year, members of the Baltimore City Council, like officials in many communities across the nation, had drifted indecisively about the fate of the city’s increasingly controversial Confederate monuments. Then, last weekend, white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., … Continue reading

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a pregnant thought

      conveyed to me by a long time friend in a phone conversation this morning he was quoting a statement made by a philosophy professor in a college class he was enrolled in many years ago the statement, … Continue reading

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Racism Rears Its Ugly Head

      The 2017 Biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan features a painting by the American artist Dana Schutz based upon photographs of the mutilated body of Emmett Till, the black teenager who was … Continue reading

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“how about leaving the past alone?”

                re: Yale Will Drop John Calhoun’s Name From Building The New York Times February 11, 2017     The article indicates that on February 11, Yale University announced — after years of … Continue reading

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Thoughts Concerning “Repression of Discourse”

  Thoughts Concerning “Repression of Discourse” by Roger W. Smith     “There is not one but many silences, and they are an integral part of the strategies that underlie and permeate discourses.” — Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, … Continue reading

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Trump vis-à-vis Hitler

      “Anyone who thinks Trump is Hitler never studied European history.” comnet posted by a reader of an op ed piece, The York Times, May 9, 2017       *****************************************************     An acquaintance of mine posted … Continue reading

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re Melania’s outfit and its designer

      “There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as ‘moral indignation,’ which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.” — Erich Fromm, Man for Himself: An Inquiry into … Continue reading

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