Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-02-2017 | Main | Food Thread: Martinis: Are They Like Sex? Is A Bad Martini Better Than No Martini At All?
April 02, 2017

Intersectionality At Its Best (Or Worst): Angela Davis Speech Is sponsored By "Students For Justice In Palestine," "The GW Black Student Union," And "The GW Feminist Student Union"

You have to hand it to good old Angela Davis; she is quite inclusive in her vicious Marxist politics. She'll take money from anyone on the Left if it pays for another opportunity to spout her racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American pseudo-philosophy. Angela Davis attacks Israel, prisons in speech at GW

As Davis began, she asked the audience to “recognize that we are on colonized land,” saying, “as we talk about solidarity with occupied Palestine, remember the United States of America is also a settler colonial nation.”

What has always impressed me about the hard Left, and Davis is a wonderful example of this skill, is their ability to ignore the very words they use, and create new meanings that dwarf the reality of the history they are tormenting and twisting.

Yes Angela, America was settled. By many people, starting with the Indians for whom you feel such empathy.

“We say no to Israel’s ethnic cleansing strategies. In standing up against the racism of the state of Israel, we are passionately saying no to anti-Semitism as well,” she argued. “This is supposed to be the dismantling of the era of Israeli occupation of Palestine. It has been long and coming.”

It sounds fervent and impassioned, but completely ignores the reality on the ground. And also forgets about the ethnic cleansing of 99% of the Jews in Arab countries.

But here's my favorite:

“I don’t consider myself a prison reformer; I consider myself a prison abolitionist,” she began, declaring that “reform doesn’t work,” because “the more reformed it has become the more repressive it has become.”

Moreover, she argued that prison is a “gendered institution with a gender binary structure,” and that the “abolition of the prison will also entail the abolition of gender policing.”

Orwell would be impressed.

There are more marvelous little tidbits in the article, but I have already excerpted too much. Take a look, especially the part about LGBTQWERTY..it's great!






Recent Comments
qdpsteve: "Just finished my dinner. Now waiting for dessert. ..."

Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger: "Blech ..."

JoeF.: "Squash as the top side dish in the Northeast/ mid- ..."

Snakeoil: "I'm from Texas, born and raised. And I've never se ..."

Infidel: "Thanks side draft.  II just started.  Be ..."

booknlass: "oh Steve, you are welcome! I enjoy intellectual fr ..."

Darrell: "Top ten. ..."

ALH: "Nice ONT, WD! Thank you! ..."

Zettai Ryoiki: "Eighst... :x ..."

Mrs. Peel : "Chicken spaghetti is really good! I forget what th ..."

mark1971: "Has anybody been trampled to death at Walmart yet? ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "Officially stuffed. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64