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.

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