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Old 08-28-2017, 02:34 PM
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This article is quite long, so I'm going to just copy some of the paragraphs that really nail her reasons. She makes some excellent points and the entire piece is worth reading IMO to find the gems embedded within, like the following:

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I was an active leftist for decades. I never witnessed significant leftist outrage over clitoredectomy, child marriage, honor killing, sharia-inspired rape laws, stoning, or acid attacks. Nothing. Zip. Crickets.

I was a graduate student. Female genital mutilation came up in class. I stated, without ornamentation, that it is wrong.

A fellow graduate student, one who was fully funded and is now a comfortably tenured professor, sneered at me. “You are so intolerant. Clitoredectomy is just another culture’s rite of passage. You Catholics have confirmation.”

...I felt that I was confronting the signature essence of my social life among leftists. We rushed to cast everyone in one of three roles: victim, victimizer, or champion of the oppressed. We lived our lives in a constant state of outraged indignation. I did not want to live that way anymore. I wanted to cultivate a disposition of gratitude. I wanted to see others, not as victims or victimizers, but as potential friends, as loved creations of God. I wanted to understand the point of view of people with whom I disagreed without immediately demonizing them as enemy oppressors.

The left’s selective outrage convinced me that much canonical, left-wing feminism is not so much support for women, as it is a protest against Western, heterosexual men. It’s an “I hate” phenomenon, rather than an “I love” phenomenon.

Leftists freely label poor whites as “redneck,” “white trash,” “trailer trash,” and “hillbilly.” At the same time that leftists toss around these racist and classist slurs, they are so sanctimonious they forbid anyone to pronounce the N word when reading Mark Twain aloud.

I went to hear David Horowitz speak in 2004. My intention was to heckle him. Horowitz said something that interrupted my flow of thought. He pointed out that Camden, Paterson, and Newark had decades of Democratic leadership.

Within a few short decades, Paterson, Camden, and Newark devolved into unlivable slums, with shooting deaths, drug deals, and garbage-strewn streets. The pain that New Jerseyans express about these failed cities is our state’s open wound.
That's enough to give you a small taste. You can read the entire piece here: https://truthuncensored.net/womans-t...st-goes-viral/
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Oh please don't bring up hypocrisy. The right has the corner on that market.
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Oh please don't bring up hypocrisy. The right has the corner on that market.
Actually, the burden is equally shared. Not something you are likely to admit.
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This article is quite long, so I'm going to just copy some of the paragraphs that really nail her reasons. She makes some excellent points and the entire piece is worth reading IMO to find the gems embedded within, like the following:



That's enough to give you a small taste. You can read the entire piece here: https://truthuncensored.net/womans-t...st-goes-viral/
The one thing that pushed me from the left, to slightly right of center, was they kept telling me what to think.

You've met me... you have a clue how well that went down.
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The one thing that pushed me from the left, to slightly right of center, was they kept telling me what to think.

You've met me... you have a clue how well that went down.
This has been my contention for quite some time. They have taken over education and are indoctrinating our children with their leftist drivel, telling them what they should think, not how to think.

As the president of our local board of education, I came across a teacher in our school system doing just this. Needless to say, that has been addressed and the tone in our district has been set. We will not allow teachers like this in our district while I have something to say about it.
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This article is complete BS. Right from the start it starts with lies.

"I was an active leftist for decades. I never witnessed significant leftist outrage over clitoredectomy, child marriage, honor killing, sharia-inspired rape laws, stoning, or acid attacks. Nothing. Zip. Crickets. "

Who on the left supports any of this BS? Nobody at all.
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This article is complete BS. Right from the start it starts with lies.

"I was an active leftist for decades. I never witnessed significant leftist outrage over clitoredectomy, child marriage, honor killing, sharia-inspired rape laws, stoning, or acid attacks. Nothing. Zip. Crickets. "

Who on the left supports any of this BS? Nobody at all.
What part of her statement is a lie?
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This article is complete BS. Right from the start it starts with lies.

"I was an active leftist for decades. I never witnessed significant leftist outrage over clitoredectomy, child marriage, honor killing, sharia-inspired rape laws, stoning, or acid attacks. Nothing. Zip. Crickets. "

Who on the left supports any of this BS? Nobody at all.
Although you would likely know a lie better than most anybody, your judgement alone is not enough.

What lies did she tell?

Prove it.
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What part of her statement is a lie?
What she witnessed is not something I would know about. She might have lived in a convent for all I know. But first thing is people on the left don't call themselves "Leftests". I am center left and I think these customs suck. Always have. This woman acts as though because she didn't hear the outrage that the left might condone it. Do I see priests marching to condemn pedophile priests? No. But does this mean something? Does it mean the rest of the clergy doesn't find these acts repugnant? Have you or anyone you know marched against pedophile priests? What does that mean to you?
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This has been my contention for quite some time. They have taken over education and are indoctrinating our children with their leftist drivel, telling them what they should think, not how to think.

As the president of our local board of education, I came across a teacher in our school system doing just this. Needless to say, that has been addressed and the tone in our district has been set. We will not allow teachers like this in our district while I have something to say about it.
So tell me what do you think about critical thinking skills and how to develope them in children.
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