Category Archives: Academia

Beyonce & the New Niggerati

Fitts Ward, Mako. “Queen Bey and the New Niggerati: Ethics of Individualism in the Appropriation of Black Radicalism”, Black Camera, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Fall 2017), pp. 146-163: ABSTRACT: This essay explores the contributions of Beyoncé to what I call … Continue reading

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Salon: ‘Hate Clothing’ is Gateway to Far-Right Extremism

There are so many possible fronts in the PC war against whiteness. Salon now warns us that ‘hate clothing’ is a gateway to far-right extremism through an article titled “The rise of fascist fashion: Clothing helps the far right sell … Continue reading

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Marx vs. Nietzsche

I’ve been having fun with Google Ngram Viewer. Here’s my first one. In the dawning, liberal, socialist Culture born after WW2, you can see Nietzsche treading water while Marx takes off in the early 60s, reaching a crescendo in the … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Exploring the Freedom of Being Multiple

The subject of the profile is (based on the picture) a blacke female. It’s The New Yorker, so the writer of the piece is naturally ***ish. (“A Startling Début Novel Explores the Freedom of Being Multiple” by Katy Waldman). The … Continue reading

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PSU: “Let’s Talk About Diversity”

Although we read about it daily, there is no substitute for seeing PC insanity in action, such as this recent event (“Let’s Talk About Diversity”) at Portland State University, which focuses on the James Damore incident as a gateway to … Continue reading

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They Need ‘They’

The writer of a piece in Aeon titled “We need the singular ‘they’ – and it won’t seem wrong for long” is: Jewish? Check. Feminist? Check. Lives in NYC? Check. Like the white and Jewish progressives who experienced tearful catharsis … Continue reading

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Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film

It’s never enough. From a piece in Variety actually titled “Hollywood Sexism Rules: Number of Female Protagonists Falls in 2017”: Rey, Diana Prince, and Belle may have anchored some of the biggest box office hits of 2017, but they were … Continue reading

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Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability

At this point in time, PoMo academia is beyond parody. Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability is a book edited by Pamela Block, Nick Pollard, Devwa Kasnitz, and Akemi Nishida. This book explores the concept of … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Profile of Peter Sloterdijk

In The New Yorker, Thomas Meaney has a profile of Germany’s gadfly public intellectual Peter Sloterdijk (“A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency”). Of Sloterdijk’s slightly pomo brand of pastiche philosophizing: This profligacy makes Sloterdijk hard to pin down. He … Continue reading

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Americans Practicing Yoga = White Supremacy

The list of things that are synonymous with ‘white supremacy’ keeps growing. From FNC: Shreena Gandhi, a religious studies professor at Michigan State, claims in an article she recently co-authored that Americans who practice yoga are contributing to white supremacy and promote … Continue reading

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