Category Archives: Culture

September 20, 2017

Are Some Cultures Better than Others? (Video)

Are some cultures better than others? Or are all cultures and their values equal? Bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza, who was born in India and moved to America, explains.

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September 17, 2017

Why Israeli Jews are Conservative and American Jews are Leftist

The Left lost in Israel, but still rules over American Jews.

The Israeli left as a democratic political movement is dead. That piece of bad news was delivered by a recent survey which shows that only 8% of Israeli Jews identify with the left, 55% with the center and 37% with the right.

In the last election, the establishment Labor Party had to dress up as a wolf in Zionist centrist clothing by renaming itself the Zionist Camp (it still lost). The left had to create two other fake centrist parties to stop Netanyahu, but just ended up having to roll them into his center-right coalition.

The Israeli left still controls the usual undemocratic elitist outposts of the Deep State, media, academia, popular culture and the judiciary, but it can no longer even call itself the left and still hope to win. All it can do is undermine the will of the people and sabotage the country out of selfishness and spite.

The situation in Israel stands in sharp contrast to the United States where 49 percent of Jews lean to the left, 29 percent tend to the center and only 19 percent identify as conservative.

It’s a popular and simplistic conclusion on both the left and the right to attribute this split to terrorism. But if Muslim terrorism made people move to the right, New Yorkers would all be Republicans. And until the latest Knife Jihad, the Israeli right’s policies had ended Islamic terrorism as an everyday problem.

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September 8, 2017

The Future of European Civilization: Lessons for America (Video)

America has much to learn from Europe’s current condition. The decline in religious faith has led to a universal weakening of European society and a loss of confidence in the value of its civilization. And the effects have been grave: throngs of unassimilated immigrants, military threats from abroad, and confusion about national identity. America, by contrast, still shows many signs of strength. Nonetheless, should we lose our sense of shared identity, Europe’s path likely awaits. What can Americans learn from Europe? Does America have hidden strengths which, if properly used, will allow us to avoid a similar fate? And are there areas in which Europe is faring better than we are?

September 4, 2017

Gone with the Wind: Epic civil war film shoved down memory hole (Video)

After hearing the classic film Gone with the Wind has been consigned to the scrapheap of history due to political correctness, David Menzies speculates about what other films might be deemed racially insensitive in future.

August 27, 2017

Sweden Literally Throws Its Heritage Away

Faced with a broad array of ancient Viking artifacts, Swedish archaeologists take the only sensible option and… junk the surplus.

Ola Wong from Svenska Dagbladet reports:

“What you do is to waste our story!” says Johan Runer, archaeologist at Stockholm County Museum.

Amulet rings from the Iron Age, like Viking weights and coins, belong to the kind of bargain that, as far as Runer knows, was previously always saved.

He tried to make an alarm in a debate article in the journal Popular Archeology (No. 4/2016), showing how arbitrary thinning occurred. Especially in archeological studies before construction and road projects, the focus is on quickly and cheaply removing the heritage so that the machine tools can handle.”

“Thinning” is a process in which State Historical Museums deliberately place restrictions on excavations to discover new artifacts and go out of their way to reduce the number of artifacts currently housed. The reason for this is that metallic objects, such as amulet rings, require more upkeep compared to ceramics. The museums lack funds to maintain these artifacts, but also do not want to create competition in antique markets or encourage robbers with metal detectors.

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July 29, 2017

In Germany, there’s a replica of The Parthenon made from 100,000 banned books

Some of the literature included are Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

South American artist Marta Minujin has built a stunning replica of Athens’ famous Parthenon using not concrete, but instead, an unconventional construction material: books – 100,000 copies of them.

Part of this year’s 100-day ‘Documenta 14’ art exhibition in Kassel, Germany, the installation features 100,000 books wrapped around the Greek temple’s façade. It’s called The Parthenon of Books, and it comprises 170 titles that have been censored around the world.

To find these books, the 74-year-old artist from Argentina asked help from students at Kassal University in coming up with a list of 170 banned titles, then she asked the public in finding donated copies.

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July 27, 2017

Death of the West by a Thousand Cuts – The Saad Truth (Video)

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July 22, 2017

Memorials promote ‘white heterosexual male supremacy,’ profs claim

Public museums and memorials serve our nation’s “foundational commitments to white heterosexual male supremacy,” according to two Texas A&M University professors. The two Women’s Studies professors argue in a recent article that most commemorative sites are problematic because they “support, not challenge, mainstream democratic values and figures.”

Public museums and memorials serve our nation’s “foundational commitments to white heterosexual male supremacy,” according to two Texas A&M University professors.

Tasha N. Dubriwny and Kristan Poirot, both of whom teach Women’s Studies at TAMU, advanced the claim in a July 12 article in the Southern Communications Journal, further alleging that U.S commemorative practices serve an inherently conservative agenda.

“Scholars consistently argue that U.S. commemorative practices and traditions promote historical narratives that are inherently conservative in nature,” they write. “This is particularly true of ‘official’ sites of public memory like memorials and museums.”

Museums and memorials, they explain, “are likely to support, not challenge, mainstream democratic values and figures,” reinforcing “key aspects of American mythology, including a national dedication to equality, liberty, work, sacrifice, ingenuity, and heroism.”

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July 19, 2017

Are we becoming more STUPID? IQ scores are decreasing – and some experts argue it’s because humans have reached their intellectual peak

IQs have largely increased since the 1930s thanks to better living conditions and education – a trend known as the Flynn effect. But IQ test results suggest people in the UK, Denmark and Australia have become less intelligent in the past decade.

Technology may be getting smarter, but humans are getting dumber, scientists have warned.

Evidence suggests that the IQs of people in the UK, Denmark and Australia have declined in the last decade.

Opinion is divided as to whether the trend is long-term, but some researchers believe that humans have already reached intellectual peak.

An IQ test used to determine whether Danish men are fit to serve in the military has revealed scores have fallen by 1.5 points since 1998.

And standard tests issued in the UK and Australia echo the results, according to journalist Bob Holmes, writing in New Scientist.

The most pessimistic explanation as to why humans seem to be becoming less intelligent is that we have effectively reached our intellectual peak.

Between the 1930s and 1980s, the average IQ score in the US rose by three points and in post-war Japan and Denmark, test scores also increased significantly – a trend known as the ‘Flynn effect’.

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July 7, 2017

Leftist ‘Intellectuals’: It’s Racist for Trump to Defend the West

Left-wing pundits reacted angrily to President Donald Trump’s speech in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, accusing him of racism for defending the “West.”

Peter Beinart, writing in The Atlantic, asserted: “The West is a racial and religious term.” He added: “To be considered Western, a country must be largely Christian (preferably Protestant or Catholic) and largely white.”

Therefore, he said, Trump’s speech was racist, because some Europeans are Muslim, and some nations that have embraced democracy or modernity are outside the West’s geographic boundaries. “India is the world’s largest democracy. Japan is among its most economically advanced nations. No one considers them part of the West,” he noted.

In addition, Beinart also claimed that Trump’s statement that “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive,” a climax of the speech, “only makes sense as a statement of racial and religious paranoia.”

Beinart’s commentary drew some ridicule on Twitter, with historian Niall Ferguson calling it “a masterclass in willful misreading of a speech,” and conservative Charles C. W. Cooke adding: “Trump finally makes a full-throated defense of NATO—is that code for “white people” too?—and this is the response? We’ve lost our minds.”

Noted. One can’t talk about—or praise—“the West” anymore without being a racist. https://t.co/D8Gno4UN6M

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 7, 2017

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