• Today’s Absurdities

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 24th 2020 9:20pm EDT (Archive)

    Editor’s Note: This is a work in progress. Flannery O’Connor: Showing the moral and intellectual fortitude one would expect, @LoyolaMaryland has now preemptively canceled #Flannery O’Connor. A statement from the president, Brian F. Linnane, S.J.: pic.twitter.com/Watr2L58RY— Joseph Bottum (@JosephBottum) July 24, 2020 For the racist perspective of her personal writings which are in conflict with […]

  • The Burden of the 20th Century

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 24th 2020 5:34pm EDT (Archive)

    Editor’s Note: I apologize for not being quicker to approve comments. I have been working on this article. If you are a devoted fan of this website, then chances are you are a dissident who resents the crushing burden of the 20th century, particularly the West as it has existed in the post-World War II […]

  • Today’s Absurdities

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 23rd 2020 7:41pm EDT (Archive)

    Major League Baseball: Members of the @SFGiants kneel during the National Anthem. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/QbvAvCZiEs— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2020 Playing for more than ourselves.#BlackLivesMatter // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/su8AxUxTSt— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 23, 2020 These boys ? #NYYforNY @TorresGleyber @Urshela10 @ElGarySanchez pic.twitter.com/UlwSA4nyOi— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 23, 2020 Equality is not just a word, it’s […]

  • “Mostly Peaceful Protests” Continue In Portland

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 22nd 2020 9:17pm EDT (Archive)

    What do you think? Portland looks perfectly under control to me. Graphic: Shane V. Green, who is black, walked inside a NE Portland laundromat & used a sharp handsaw to attack two women. Responding police located him on a nearby street but the arrest was interrupted by Portlanders who screamed at & taunted officers, accusing […]

  • Today’s Absurdities

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 22nd 2020 4:32pm EDT (Archive)

    John Muir: The Sierra Club, nation’s oldest conservation group, is denouncing the racism of founder John Muir, the ‘father of national parks’ https://t.co/dDMgHzFXe4— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 22, 2020 “It is essential that we try to understand John Muir in all his complexity. He was a man of his times, who actively worked to […]

  • Woke Supremacy Is Surprisingly Unpopular

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 22nd 2020 2:10pm EDT (Archive)

    Editor’s Note: This is a work in progress. The first data point comes from The Washington Post which shows a huge retreat in public support over the past month from the so-called “racial justice movement.” As the reaction to woke supremacy has gathered momentum, there has been a 15 point decline in support for seeing […]

  • An Intellectual History of “Woke” Left Modernism

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 22nd 2020 1:14am EDT (Archive)

    Left Modernism is ubiquitous. It is synonymous with American mainstream culture which is a composite mix of liberalism, modernism and cosmopolitanism. It is essentially what we are against. Modernism rejects authority and tradition in favor of self-interest, self-expression, self-achievement, self-realization, self-fulfillment and self-advancement. It rejects the past in favor of the future. It is always […]

  • Today’s Absurdities

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 21st 2020 4:49pm EDT (Archive)

    Aristotle: Try not to burst out laughing. We thought this subject had been settled in the High Middle Ages in Peter Abelard’s time. The Rightwing Internet: Just noticed Google has removed several conservative websites from search results (at least on my end, in the UK). RedState, Breitbart, Daily Caller, Human Events, and more – all […]

  • Saying No To Critical Race Theory

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 21st 2020 3:19pm EDT (Archive)

    This is a great overview of the genealogy of woke supremacy. I disagree with James Lindsay on three points though: 1.) First, I do not believe that race is a social construct that was invented in the 16th century to justify slavery and colonialism. Slavery wasn’t abolished by Spain and Portugal until the late 19th […]

  • Social Justice Search Results

    Occidental Dissent - Jul 21st 2020 12:39pm EDT (Archive)

    I seem to have been cancelled by @Google. If you search for my blog and blog posts, you don’t find it. Is this happening to any other conservatives?— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) July 21, 2020 Rod Dreher brought this to my attention. Rod has been blacklisted in Google search results. Guess who else is blacklisted and […]