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Exposing Useful Idiots & The Lies Liberals Told Me | James Lindsay | ACADEMIA | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to James Lindsay, author of Cynical Theories about how an issue with diversity hiring was the first thing that clued him in to the growing problems of wokeness, his recent red pill moment, and why the useful idiots of woke culture may be more dangerous than the woke. First, James shares a story about diversity in the workplace where he was told that a white man’s opinion didn’t matter and this became the beginning of his obsession with social justice and critical theory. That was when he first started hearing phrases like systemic racism. He explains what made him, Peter Boghossian and Helen Pluckrose decide to create the grievance studies hoax as well as how it revealed that things were much worse than they even thought by finding some scholars who proclaimed that equity isn’t enough. James explains why he still considers himself to be a liberal and apolitical. He also shares what it’s been like to work with so many “evil conservatives” and how he feels like leftist propaganda misled him on what real conservatives were actually like. He shares what it was like for a liberal to attend events like CPAC, and Turning Point USA. James also clarifies what both liberals and conservatives get wrong about the critical race theory debate. James describes how participating in an episode of the Dark Horse podcast with Bret Weinstein and Jesse Singal of the Blocked and Reported podcast led him to be more concerned about what he calls the crypto woke. By not grasping the true authoritarian goals of woke culture they end up making the ideology seem safe and acceptable which allows it to spread further. These are people who participate in sort of an idea laundering by working for publications like the New York Times, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic. By not standing up to it, some of the more dangerous ideas like the belief that all our institutions are based on white supremacy or the evils of whiteness and white privilege become more normalized and accepted by mainstream culture. Watch JAMES LINDSAY and PETER BOGHOSSIAN go into detail of how they pulled off the GRIEVANCE STUDIES HOAX here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97FuO-hEhQo&list=PLEbhOtC9klbBQiqrd9ZZThHpEmsH1oL_H&index=3 Support James Lindsay and the NEW DISCOURSES at his Locals page here: https://newdiscourses.locals.com/ Want to have a glimpse of some of the research and ideas that are emerging from universities and are about to enter the mainstream and shape our culture? Trying to have a better understanding of the current affairs of university life and the state of our higher education system? What does the future of college and higher education even look like? To get a look into the future we talk to university academics from some of the most prestigious institutions about their research, ideas and what we can expect in the future. Check out our playlist on a range of academic topics here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEbhOtC9klbBQiqrd9ZZThHpEmsH1oL_H To make sure you never miss a single Rubin Report video, click here to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJdKr0Bgd_5saZYqLCa9mng?sub_confirmation=1 Looking for smart and honest conversations about current events, political news and the culture war? Want to increase your critical thinking by listening to different perspectives on a variety of topics? If so, then you’re in the right place because on The Rubin Report Dave Rubin engages the ideas of some of society’s most interesting thought leaders, authors, politicians and comedians. The Rubin Report is the largest talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube. Dave allows his guests to speak their minds and his audience to think for themselves. New videos every week. The Rubin Report is fan funded through monthly and one-time donations: http://www.rubinreport.com/support ****** Dave Rubin’s book, “Don’t Burn This Book” is now available at: www.dontburnthisbook.com LISTEN to The Rubin Report podcast: www.rubinreport.com/podcast See Dave LIVE: https://daverubin.com/events/ Sign up for our newsletter with the best of The Rubin Report delivered to your inbox once a week: http://www.rubinreport.com/newsletter Official Rubin Report Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/therubinreport All art on the set are original works by Caylin Rose Janet. Get a print here: https://www.caylinrosejanet.com/rubinreportart.html ****** James Lindsay Author, Cynical Theories James on Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceptualjames Support James Lindsay and the New Discourses at his Locals page here: https://newdiscourses.locals.com/ ****** Follow Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RubinReport Follow The Rubin Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rubinreport Follow Dave on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daverubin Follow Dave on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubinreport/?hl=en About Dave Rubin: http://rubinreport.com

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