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Truer words were never spoken, unless one were to add that the would-be oppressors need not be oppressed themselves. Claiming oppression works just as well for those who would wield the whip.

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Karl is 🚀🚀🚀

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South Africa is the living example of what to expect.

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What's going on currently does not fit the normal paradigm from history. The 'revolution' that's been going on for the last 60 years in government and education has been happening covertly behind the scenes. Powerful people propping up weak people who are then directed to carry a fake narrative in order to stoke activism with a media that is owned, directed, and all too willing to push the lies and false narratives of those signing their pay checks. Revolutions used to be loud, violent, and popular among the lower to lower middle classes. The US destroyed the hopes and dreams of Marxism/Communism in the crib just by having a large middle class that had no reason to revolt as well as the most 'prosperous' poor in all of the World thanks to the gluttonous welfare system. So, instead of a normal revolution, they've been quietly sneaking into positions of power, stealing elections, and using the education system to create their 'army' while they create reasons for minorities to be angry further growing their 'army'. The entire thing is a fraud, a theft, and would be easily defeated should Populism figure out a way to destroy the Left's tools of fraud and remove the puppets of the super rich from power. There were people warning us of this for the last 40 years. Russian defectors from their intelligence agencies told us our education system had been intentionally compromised for this purpose back in the 1970's and 80's and no one did anything because they were afraid of being scapegoated like McCarthy from the 60's who dedicated his political career to warning us only to be chastised. This will never end until people are held accountable and I'm still waiting for one person, one politician, one criminal in DC responsible for destroying our economy, sending countless American jobs to China and other places after Americans worked for those companies, gave them tax breaks, and built them into multi-national corporations only to have them abandon entire communities and take their jobs out of America. There needs to be some rules about this where Americans don't pay for everything, assume all of the risks, get no benefit, and the CEO's and politicians are the only ones who benefit. Sorry about the rant. It's probably longer than the article at this point. You inspired me

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The scariest thing going on is the infiltration of business education. I see MBA ads that talk about social justice in their curriculum. Business is supposed to have a single gifts on profit. Other issues should be handled by other organisations or groups like non profits. If we end up destroying business then we will destroy our economies. Russia and China must be rubbing their hands in glee watching this happen.

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I meant focus not gifts it doesn’t let me edit my comment.

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That's right. And for those reasons I don't buy Pinker's narrative that it will self correct. The ability to self correct is being destroyed by DEI. If there is a self correction it will take centuries, like the dark ages.

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"Animal Farm", George Orwell

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A good example is the Communists in Russia. When they took over, Jews were oppressed. A large fraction of their leaders were Jewish (tho atheists, of course), including the number two man, Trotsky. They treated Jews equally, oppressing them as much but no more than anybody else. THen Stalin took over, and anti-semitism returned, lasting through Communism and probably to the present day. The Stalin "Doctor's Trial" of his late years is the big example.

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Yes except was Claudine ever abused by racism? She got her PhD after writing almost nothing a long time ago. She is the daughter of educated immigrants.

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Would love to know if Claudine's parents became Naturalized US citizens; Claudine was born in NYC so she's one by birth, or so they say. Where is her parents' home now? Boston?

What I can't figure out is why the subject of so much of her academic work is the study of voting patterns/preferences of urban American Blacks, people she's never exactly been involved with. Has she ever worked at an election site or counted absentee ballots? What is the source of her scholarly interest in this subject? Seems odd to me -- and I have been working for 30 years in polling places and absentee counting boards in two states -- with both parties and racial diversity represented in each of these places. Election results get printed out right after voting is finished on Election Day and are available immediately afterward -- except in 2020. Absentee ballots arriving later DO NOT get counted! Populations are moving all the time, so what might have been true in one precinct 10 yrs ago does not avail today. Etc. This is why voter rolls must be reviewed and "cleansed" from time to time, with BOTH parties working on this project to keep it fair.

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Watching this substack blow up in real time is so sick.

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Her family were Haitian refugees apparently. Yet she went to Exeter, the most prestigious prep school in America. How did that happen? Is she like Ilhan? Her family was a leading member of the kleptocracy? Was Claudine’s also?

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Christopher Brunet

I've been my college class reunion chair and fund chair through the years (since late 70s). I would love to see Claudine's giving record, starting with her class at Exeter. Small gifts -- like $25 for recent grads are encouraged at these schools for unrestricted giving participation % and there is much whoop-de-doo at the reunions if your class participation rate for a landmark reunion (10th, 25th etc.) beats that of the classes ahead/behind you. Bragging rights are fun! School spirit and all that. I have had the opportunity to look closely at the participation of what used to be called "scholarship" students, who used the money to attend and graduate, many of them with honors who then went on to grad school and successful professional careers. I would say less than half have EVER shown gratitude to the school that made their success possible. Now in the intervening years since my college graduation (1967) a great big elephant has arrived in the room: Affirmative Action. I would love to be a fly on the wall and see if sweet little Claudine has given a dime to her various academies of higher learning back before she became a renowned scholar. She's managed to partner with Penny Pritzker who of course is famous for donating $100 M to Harvard. Any strings with that gift go unmentioned.

They say the #1 job of college president is to raise money. Did Penny tell that to Claudine when she was hired out of 600 candidates? Besides "duplicative" problems it looks as if Harvard might need a new calculator.

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Well said.

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Why free speech must always be defended

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Not to mention her plagiarism used to get her to her power position should get her removed from Harvard.

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Just look at South Africa.

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A quote from Saul Alinsky is relevant: "The fact that people are poor or discriminated against doesn’t necessarily endow them with any special qualities of justice, nobility, charity, or compassion."

A related thought by me: The people you’re trying to help aren’t any better than the people you’re working against, and if you switched them, you’d have the same struggle on your hands.

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Perhaps a refresher from David Ramsey is appropriate. Fully 90% of millionaires in the US today were not born with wealth. The left narrative that outside forces (systemic racism, white privilege, oppression,..) determine outcome is simply false. Success comes from personal determination, good habits, and good character. Trying to force success (DEI) on people from the outside is futile.

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Ben Bernanke being awarded a Nobel Prize is the equivalent to giving Alfred Nobel the Nobel Peace prize for inventing dynamite.

Yes, I know; it happened. Just like some other world-destroyers were given Nobel prizes before him: AlGore; Yassir Arafat, Barack 0bama. All worthless in these endeavors, but all who can claim in their biography that they won that prize.

And did I mention Henry Kissinger? I think he got one, too.

All this supports the reason a plagiarist was granted the right to be President of Hah-vahd.

Do I really have to say more?

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Dec 22, 2023·edited Dec 22, 2023

Kevin, IMHO, the dynamic of Harvard is different than with the Nobel prize. With the Nobel prize we never expect much -- it is often political and is controlled by a small non-institutional body. But with Gay, her plagiarism unearthed the rot of the entire Harvard leadership and, due to the double-speak during the congressional testimony by multiple academic leaders, Gay's plagiarism represents more generally the huge rot across academia. This revelation went main stream. It was a surprise to most Dem's and many Rep's. It is a watershed moment. Until now, the dem's hid their lefty-ism from sight, most importantly, from most dem's.

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