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Postcards from the class & culture wars (6.14.21)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (6.14.21) June 14, 2021

What should have been the country’s most fundamental principle remained the most contested.”

“How do you have a nation when large members of the community simply refuse to admit that other people are actually members of that community? The answer is that you don’t.”

“When someone instead spends all their time talking about things that seem undefinable, it is probably because they find reality to be an uncomfortable topic.”

“Altman, who currently serves at St. James the Less parish on La Crosse’s North Side, has come under fire in the last year for controversial comments he has made, including anti-Black and LGBTQ+ rhetoric, stating that all Democrats are ‘Godless’ hypocrites going to hell, spreading misinformation on vaccines and COVID-19, frequently appearing on far-right media platforms and more.”

“The goal of the altered photos appeared to be to make the students’ clothing more modest, with changes that covered up the shoulders and chest areas of female students.”

“Huff is the fourth current or former deputy of the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office to say she was sexually mistreated while working on the the agency’s Human Trafficking Task Force.”

 

“The NFL on Wednesday [June 2 of 20-freaking-21] pledged to halt the use of ‘race-norming’ — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and review past scores for any potential race bias.”

“Trump’s baseless voter-fraud accusations have had dark consequences for U.S. election leaders and workers, especially in contested states such as Georgia, Arizona and Michigan.”

You can’t possibly think that.”

“America’s billionaires avail themselves of tax-avoidance strategies beyond the reach of ordinary people.”

“If you are an American citizen with hundreds of millions of dollars in assets, this would be a great time to die.”

“A federal judge overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons … and, in his ruling, compared AR-15s to a Swiss army knife.”

“Pennsylvania state senator and ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer Doug Mastriano was also recently billed as a special guest at another [Sanctuary Church aka Rod of Iron Ministries] event.”

“It’s been a year since I was shot in the face with a tear gas canister.”

“There is no federal data that tracks how many women have been shot and killed by their domestic partners despite a restraining order.”

“True to form, Wiles, who has spent the last year spreading baseless conspiracy theories about the virus and vaccine, returned to the air to claim that he had been deliberately infected by the ‘medical mafia’ for exposing Dr. Anthony Fauci’s supposed collusion with the Chinese government to create the virus and unleash the pandemic.”

“I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures all over the internet of people who have had these shots and now they’re magnetized.”

“You read the old articles and you’re like, ‘Oh right. It’s the same, not even the same themes, but literally the same arguments.'”

 


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