Category Archives: Culture War

Evangelical leaders denounce QAnon as ‘political cult,’ ‘satanic movement’

Michael Gryboski | Christian Post Some Christian leaders, including a couple of prominent conservative evangelicals, have denounced the conspiracy theory movement gaining traction in conservative circles known as QAnon. Created by an anonymous online figure in 2017, QAnon claims that … Continue reading

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Could America split up?

Damon Linker | The Week All week I’ve been haunted by a brief few seconds of video posted on Twitter late Sunday night by a student journalist in Eugene, Oregon. Two men face off at a protest — the one … Continue reading

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The Emptiness and Inertia of ‘Having Conversations’

Alex V Green | Jezebel According to the New York Times’s Kathleen Kingsbury, we are living in a period of political division. In June, the newspaper published an op-ed by Tom Cotton, sparking weeks of debate over the politics and practices of mainstream … Continue reading

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How the American Idiot Made America Unlivable

America is a Poor Country Now, in Ways that are Likely to be Permanent Article by Umair Haque @ Eudaimonia&Co. (Oh dear…) – cPaul New Zealand declared victory over Coronavirus yesterday. “Team New Zealand,” as Kiwis refer to themselves, celebrated having … Continue reading

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Read on Both Sides of Current Issues

Do you sometimes feel unable to make some sense out of our crazy world? These are indeed “interesting times”, and this is something that’s been on my mind for the past while. Honestly, it’s a work-in-progress for me, but still, … Continue reading

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Make America Canada Again

Tim Long | New Yorker Until 1776, America and Canada were practically the same. Then America went its own way and chose revolution, independence, and self-reliance. But Canada kept on its path—a path that has proved nicer, quieter, weirder, and, … Continue reading

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(Somewhat of) An Explanation Why American Evangelical Christians Support Trump

As much of the world eye rolls and shakes their heads in disbelief at the daily news coming out of the States, many ask how so many evangelicals can profess the Gospel, and support Donald Trump at the same time. … Continue reading

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American Conspiracy Theories 2020

Excellent! –cPaul America Has Always Been A Nation Of Conspiracy Theories — But It’s Worse Than Ever JENNIFER WRIGHT |  Refinery29 As I write this, a pandemic has cost America over a hundred thousand lives, people are protesting in the … Continue reading

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Cult of Personality

Donald Trump unmasked: Culture-war nihilism is his last line of defense Pushing back against mask-wearing is nonsensical — but Trumpian politics have never been driven by logic Heather Digby Parton | Salon I don’t think there’s ever been a U.S. … Continue reading

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Weaponized Ignorance

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy … Continue reading

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QAnon conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic are a public health threat

Marc-André Argentino | Concordia University via theconversation.com A researcher at Concordia University looks into online movements like QAnon, using a combination of data science and digital ethnography to research how extremist movements use technology to create propaganda, recruit members to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus shakes the conceit of ‘American exceptionalism’

Calvin Wood | AP News What if the real “invisible enemy” is the enemy from within — America’s very institutions? When the coronavirus pandemic came from distant lands to the United States, it was met with cascading failures and incompetencies by a … Continue reading

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Trump is insane: And it’s time for leading Democrats to say that out loud

David Masciotra | Salon Rational Americans already understand that our president is mentally ill. Will Democrats ever speak truth to power? Psychologists warn of the deadly consequences of the “silent partner” in abusive homes. When a father beats or sexually … Continue reading

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Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Trump’s “deadly” briefings display “anti-human” psychology

“Criminality combines with mental pathology” in Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, says Dr. Bandy X. Lee by Igor Derysh @ Salon Yale psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee is leading a group of mental health professionals in urging a congressional intervention … Continue reading

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