Well, yes, suppose so

‘The far Left have won and taken over America’s elite institutions – we need to start again’
Journalist and culture war warrior Bari Weiss tells Zoe Strimpel her plan to help the US fight the ideological rot enveloping it

One useful guide to how far left that ruling oligarchy – culturally that is – is is that Bari Weiss is seen as being significantly to the right of it.

It’s like finding David Aaronovich being included in the same cultural milieu as Nigel Farage. Which indeed some lefties here would claim was true – an indication of quite how far left they are, not how equally right the two are.

12 thoughts on “Well, yes, suppose so”

  1. Bloke in North Korea (Germany province)

    It should be reassuring that the more crazy wokeleft gets the bigger the coalition against it gets. But I don’t feel particularly reassured.

  2. Tim says: One useful guide to how far left that ruling oligarchy – culturally that is – is is that Bari Weiss is seen as being significantly to the right of it

    Sure, but what does getting an arslikhan puff piece in the Telegraph tell us? Idk, because the Torygraph has been unreadable trash for years, but would they warm up the tongue bath for somebody who points out that:

    * Diversity is cancer
    * Global warming is a scam
    * Sexual degeneracy presages civilisational death
    * Our women need to bear children instead of aborting or contracepting them
    * The lockdowns, and their consequences, are infinitely worse than the disease
    * Lions

    or would they phone the police?

    Her most incendiary columns lambasted wokery (“Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation”), called out Leftist anti-Semitism: (“The Global Surge in Jew-Hatred Barely Registers in the West”) and criticised MeToo, writing about shamed comedian Aziz Ansari that he was guilty only “of not being a mind reader” after a date accused him of ignoring her non-verbal cues.

    Much wow. So incendiary. #Stunning as well as #Brave!


    She “would love” to set up something like the glitzy Aspen festival of ideas, “only with real ideas”, and has ambitious plans to build a media company. “If there’s a hope, and I believe that there is, it’s not about reforming those old institutions, it’s about building new ones. Because I think the old ones are so thoroughly captured,” Weiss explains

    If a Trump-hating childless lesbian Jewish feminist selling lukewarm takes promoting Israel-approved Forever Wars overseas and infinity immigration at home can’t save America, I don’t know what will! Get your check book out, Dennis, they’ve got another golden heifer for you to worship.

  3. Neither David Aaranovitch nor Bari Weiss are on the side of Western Civilisation. They are both Jewish Neo-Con warmongers.

  4. On this I’d agree with Jonathan. The two he mentions, numerous others, If it wasn’t for the anti-semitism they be 100% behind the project. And the vocal anti-semitism of the left is more of a symptom than a reality. It’s a proxy for Anti_Americanism. Even in America. Actual anti-semitism – apart from followers of a certain religion of peace – is virtually non-existent. If you wanted to know what people really thought, the ethnic groups on the cultural shitlist would be Moslems in the UK & much of Europe & Blacks in the US

  5. Bloke in North Dorset

    She was on the Joe Rogan podcast a few years ago while she was still at the NYT writing option pieces.

    I thought she was remarkably ill informed for someone in that position. Since then I’ve realised that’s the standard in the so-called paper of record.

  6. The Pedant-General

    I’m more on the side of “the sinner that repenteth” as regards Bari Weiss. She’s had an eye opening moment and we should welcome that.

    I know you have to be a certain type of person to be an op-ed writer at NYT, but she’s beginning to throw that off and that’s a good thing.

  7. Yeah right PD And if what she complains about went away she’d have an eye-closing moment & be back to the overthrow of capitalism.

  8. @ P-D:

    I’m more on the side of “the sinner that repenteth”

    She hasn’t repented, just changed tactics. She’d be quite happy to send anyone genuinely on the right to the gulag. F**k her.

  9. “ * Diversity is cancer”

    They are deliberately mixing stuff up, diversity in thought/opinion has been identified as beneficial, groupthink is the dangerous approach for an organisation.
    This has been interpreted by the race bunch as racial diversity, though the logical conclusion to that is they are actually being racist by saying ethnic minorities are different in their thoughts and opinions because of their race

  10. ” they are actually being racist by saying ethnic minorities are different in their thoughts and opinions because of their race”
    Given they also harbour the “coconut” point of view, they’re probably correct. If you wanted to tackle the problems the blacks encounter in the US, you’d probably do better to talk with a black than a white sociologist. Difficulty being, that if his opinions differed from a white sociologist they’d no doubt label him a coconut.

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