Since Nikole Hannah-Jones (enabled by the New York Times) casts fantasy as history in the 1619 Project, and a racist fantasy at that, this decision is a wise one, in my view; but it’s sure to be decried as yet another stroke of “white supremacy,” so here’s hoping UNC doesn’t cave.
Meanwhile, there are some 4,500 schools throughout the country now using the curriculum that the Times developed with the Project at its core, so that the students in those schools (I shudder to think how many students) will be taught that slavery was an exclusively white evil (no African blacks or Arabs had a thing to do with it); that it had no economic cause or purpose; and—best of all—that We the People fought the Revolutionary War primarily to maintain slavery.
In short, the use of that curriculum in all those schools is a pedagogical disaster (and, I suspect, another means of keeping the American people angrily divided, and fatally distracted from the elite war now being waged against us all). UNC therefore did the right thing by denying tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones (who will not go unemployed for long).
If you’ve now heard my story of what happened at NYU, you can jump to 30:00 for our conversation on what’s happening now, and the urgent need for an international alliance.
Just as I was going to hit the sack, I get these two emails, one after the other—the first including a link to all the “debunking” of the magnet story, and the second one including a pair of links to scientific studies, which would seem to lend some credence to those videos.
(I tend to think that any story noisily “debunked” is true.)
The videos “debunked”:
A friend who knows, from personal experience, the darker side of what the government can do to dissidents has, wisely, pointed out the possibility that all those videos compiled by “Tim Truth” may actually be bogus, and a set-up to discredit people like myself (and her).
So let us not assume that they’re for real, and look for further evidence.
The newest and fastest growing group is the clandestine army that never leaves their keyboards. These are the cutting-edge cyber fighters and intelligence collectors who assume false personas online, employing “nonattribution” and “misattribution” techniques to hide the who and the where of their online presence while they search for high-value targets and collect what is called “publicly accessible information”—or even engage in campaigns to influence and manipulate social media.
Newsweek I don’t trust, but Bill Arkin I do trust.
So much for HIPPA. (So much for American democracy.)
Oregon’s the perfect choice to roll this out, since it’s the “greenest,” “wokest” types who go for it.
I think that NFU should be regarded as the model for a bigger operation— a kind of online newspaper, working 24/7 to provide some truth about what’s going on: a site that, on the one hand, would aggregate what’s out there, somewhat like the Drudge Report (but with no one like Matt Drudge involved), but at the same time have the resources to hire investigative journalists to do the crucial work that “our free press” has stopped doing.
And as we’re entering a new age of samizdat, I think we also should be ready for the Big Blackout, when they hit the kill switch, because things will have been getting out of hand; so we should also think about a weekend paper paper that would be distributed to churches, synagogues and mosques, and wherever else folks congregate.
Let me add that this new site/publication should have a sense of humor, and look great, too—like Ramparts (which should somehow be republished); and we’d have reviewers covering books, movies, music, and so on. (Needless to say, it would not be “woke” at all: on the contrary.)
Anyone who’s interested in mounting such an effort, and/or who knows any angels who might want to make it happen—it will be very expensive— should feel free to let me know.
Hello Dr Miller,
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