Time for an ideological reckoning
Thank you for taking a stand, Tabia. Toxic ideas have metastasized throughout academia. Harvard is the most demoralized DIEvy League university: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-get-into-harvard-part-3
I, like others here, applaud you for staying true to what should be the real goal of DEI...bringing people together, not bludgeoning some to the cheers of others. All in the face of atrocious name-calling, Salem-style witch hunting for wrong-thought/speak and subjugation of your individuality. In this era of throwing out the word 'brave' too easily, you are a true practitioner. Thank you.
It's amazing that you have remained so level-headed when subjected to such horrible treatment. I belong to one group of people who have been not only lax is fighting DEI, but at times our institutions have supported anti-Semitic actions. I am referring to Gay Jews. Although I write a twice weekly column and often speak out against Wokeism, the ADL insisted that the White House included Jews as part of DEI -- which requires reducing the number of Jewish college students and faculty! I often contact my local Jewish leaders, but I realize that they are too cowardly to do squat. I know that they see the danger to the Jewish people, but they are complacent. Now that over a thousand Jews have been slaughtered in Israel, they are unprepared. They have followed a policy of Chamberlianism for so long, they really don't know what to do.
To be clear, the Woke do NOT speak for Gays either. The woke agenda is 100% against Gay Rights which are based on the individual inalienable right of Liberty including respect for Gays and Gays respect for others. Lawrence vs. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
Thank you for writing so eloquently.
Thank you! Palestinian lives and Jewish lives are both of equal value, and both peoples have a right to be free of the ongoing terrorism from Israel/Israeli settlers and Hamas respectively.
Sadly, this enlightened balance is lacking almost everywhere.
Tabia, thank you so much for being so outspoken about the true colors of CSJ in general and DEI in particular. I used your example in my recent essay about the dangers of this ideology and the existential need to resist it:
We must fight against this toxic ideology.
Wow, thank you for breaking this down 😳
Thank you. It’s heartening to hear any non-Jews speak publicly about this. I hope your words have a positive impact on others.
Tabia you are also very formidable in video interviews.
The counter woke movement desperately needs to improve its messaging we are losing horribly. Where are the national think tanks? I need to join them. I'm sitting on a wealth of original anti-woke material.
Thanks for any leads. Please pass my contact info on to them also if you wish.
Man I knew that doctors were limited but this takes that reality to a whole new level - lower level that is - well as we know doctors have always been trained to feel that they know better than the rest of us - including on subjects they know nothing about - DEI seems to be just another step in that continuum. Unfortunate that a new generation of health providers is being indoctrinated in this awful ideology
Different people are increasingly reacting to competitive forces in similar ways. What’s happening on the left is not at all unlike what’s been happening on the right despite obvious visible, ideological, musical, clothing, or cultural difference. It’s not surprising that superficial conflicting values (such as social status, social achievement, and charity) are causing groups to react in strategically confusing ways. It’s no more surprising to me to see that the most “selflessly woke” bohemians need to inhabit the most competitive schools, competing for the most competitive jobs, in the most desirable cities - no more confusing than it is to hear the most “god-fearing, liberty-loving, law-abiding” provincials celebrate 80s-style corporatism, political lawlessness, unabashed book bans, speech-curtailing, religious and cultural identitarianism, and a slew of generally backward, illiberal policy agenda. The right seems to celebrate their own weakness “before god and country” while the left curate, cherish, camouflage, and distain the disgust of their own identity before a growing mob of social condemnation and judgement. Anyone who thinks wokeness is reserved for the sheepish of the Left has never spent much time truly watching, listening to the Right.
Excellent. God bless you! 🙏🌼🙏
Dr. Gabor Mate is a holocaust survivor that hits the nail on the head when it comes to this issue. If you are not familiar with his work, please watch this short video: https://www.bitchute.com/video/lP9HiHsmSRrU/
Thank you Tabia, a righteous and brilliant woman.
Hi, Tabia. Why do I keep reading about Israel on this site?
I listened to your presentation on episode three and I was enthralled by it. Not only is it a disturbingly compelling narrative (and one which contains many echoes of what happened to me), you are a charismatic speaker. I am grateful for your part in founding Free Black Thought and for Connie establishing this podcast.
What you reported about key times for meetings and gathering being set to coincide with Jewish holy days is to me unconscionable. I take great issue with this whole WhiteCoats4BlackLives thingee because if they get the society they dream of, many of them will be among the first casualties of the new regime. Many of the Social media comments their members made, which you include in your post, are wildly inaccurate. But there are one or two that resonate with me.
Firing rockets into pockets of innocent people is all kinds of depravity and not a natural consequence of oppression. But the moral destitution of being locked away in this occupied land does, indeed, produce certain overpowering feeling. Just like the United States government overran and terrorized American Indian peoples, including my Cherokee ancestors. The Cherokee and many other Indian nations have claim to this land which the United States blithely discarded. We recognize this now as a travesty of injustice; how do we allow this in the Middle East?
Hamas and Gazans are two separate entities, with tragic overlap. Israel must root out Hamas, not Gazans. Israel must allow and facilitate Gazans to emigrate. And Israel must treat Gazans as their neighbors and brothers. Their commitment to Elohim and Elohim's charge to His chosen nation to be kind and accountable to the nations of this world demands no less. To set this aside is a damnable offense.
"The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God." Leviticus 19:34
"Then Abraham said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy Sodom.” Genesis 18:32
On a lighter note, thanks for teaching me two new words: femme and carceral. And anti-Semitism includes rejection of Arabs, since they too are Semitic peoples. At least that's how I understand the word.
Peace, Tabia. Be good to yourself.
Very grateful for your words and your work.
Thank you, Tabia.