Yes, the vast majority of people who claim to be anti-Zionism probably are anti-Semitic. (This has certainly been my experience.) But it’s still important to keep the two concepts distinct, or else you risk demonizing people for something they are not. And the more empty charges get flung around, the more dismissive people become of the real thing.
It’s also important to recognize that true anti-Zionism needn’t entail being anti-Israel. It’s perfectly possible to reject the principles of Zionism while remaining a strong supporter of Israel and its people.
Once upon a time the term ‘feminist’ was used to denote anyone (generally a woman) who advocated equal rights and opportunities for men and women. But Feminism has long since morphed into a full-blown ideology — one that has nothing to do with gender equality.
Calling yourself a feminist because you believe in equal rights between the sexes is like calling yourself a white nationalist because you reject the principles of globalism and happen to be caucasian.
People need to understand this, because when you use their rhetoric, you are effectively licensing their ideas.
(Part II of this.)
Feminism is an ideology. If someone chooses to identify with an ideology — any ideology — it is reasonable to assume that they do so because they subscribe to that particular belief system.
In practice, people pick and choose which parts of an ideology they hold to. That doesn’t mean the ideology transforms into whatever it is they want it to be.
The gals at Women’s Co were very much representative of feminism. The main differences between then and now were that “diversity” and gender theory were still in the process of being woven in, and the leadership lay with the theorists themselves rather than politicians and celebrity advocates.
Which made for a number of conflicting ideas. And it wasn’t always clear which ones took precedence.
That’s bullshit. Part of having the right to vote is being able to choose when NOT to vote. You teach American government — you of all people should know this.
Do you honestly not see the problem with telling someone he can only express an opinion if he exercises his voting rights as YOU see fit?
There are plenty of registered Democrats who have vowed to stay home from the polls because they’re disgusted with their party. They’re trying to sending a message, and they have EVERY right to complain.
I managed to leave off “without being lectured by an entitled sneuflake”. But that’s totally how it should have ended.
This same person once had the audacity to suggest that Trump only won in 2016 because the people who voted for him didn’t know any better. 🙄
This is about as “fake news” as you can get.
For the most part, these “bots” were people, and what these brave souls were doing was parodying (or otherwise copypasta-ing) the “opinions” of the Regressive Left — which still doesn’t violate Twitter’s TOS.
(This is why Twitter has to label them all ‘bots’.)
And the analytics involved weren’t nearly as sophisticated as they make them out to be. Couldn’t be, not after the backlash following the second purge, when legitimate BlueWave accounts were inadvertently deleted. 🤣
Also, the “late September to early October” timeline is patently false — unless their math is more woke than mine. But I suppose Jack wishes to distance himself from his more recent acts of censorship, because: BLEXIT.
That’s right, folks: #BlackLivesMatter only until they decide to #WalkAlway.
NOTE: Update to follow (eventually, I swear), because there’s a Part II to the genderqueef shit, and it’s seriously one of the craziest things I have ever seen from the Regressive Left. Which is saying quite a damned bit.
October has not been a month for friendship. My friends are dropping like flies — and it’s largely the fault of Lindsey Graham. He has released from within me an utter abhorrence for unethical shams.
About a dozen people have unfriended me on Facebook since the Christine Ford farce, and I’m pretty sure the majority of those who didn’t are no longer following me.
For the most part, I have been silently unfriended. By whom, it’s hard to tell, which suggests no major loss. But here are two cases in which I played an active role in the dissolution of a friendship — for better or for worse.
I was going to submit this as a comment (RE: this, only then I realized nobody would care. 😕
Reason, your Greek is shit.
αγορεύειν literally means “to lead the flow”. The αγορᾱ́ was where that happened — either in the sense of rhetoric and ideas (meaning “place of assembly”, later extended to the body itself) or in the sense of commerce — i.e., the marketplace.
αγορᾱ́ζειν derives from that second sense of αγορᾱ́ and is used much in the same way we use ‘shop’ in English; I go to the shop to shop. Whether or not I end up making a purchase is irrelevant — I am still out shopping. αγορᾱ́ζω can also denote loitering in the marketplace, and probably browsing too.
The moral of this story is that there are better sources of information than Wikipedia. Find them. Use them. Otherwise, leave the flashy little tidbits out. This isn’t the first time you’ve made such a blunder.