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Offline the_squid

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Re: The Progressive Thread!
« Reply #360 on: March 05, 2021, 03:02:35 pm »
Yeah that's taking it a bit far.  Postmodern critical theory can be divisive because it's based on identity politics, but it's best to counter ideas we think are bad with better ideas rather than government coercion.

But is it any different than activists using government to push woke ideology to ban the the name of streets, schools, statues etc named after historical figures with some skeletons in the closet? 

Yes, itís very different actually.  Having government stifle free expression is VERY different than the government taking down government-placed statues of historical figures.   Often, those historical figures, at least in the USA, were put up because of political pressure from racist groups, groups that want to glorify the historical secessionist movements, or movements that wanted to keep black people as lesser people.

Or using race and gender quotas in government hiring?

Please provide a cite for actual government quotas.
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