Chroniques de la décadence

White House Scrambles to Address Rise of Anti-Muslim Sentiments in the United States

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By S. Hesam Houryaband. On December 14th, 2015, I was invited to attend an “anti-discrimination” teleconference organized by the White House, targeting civic, political and religious leaders in an attempt to address the rise of mainly anti-Muslim sentiments in the United States, specifically after the December 2nd San Bernardino shooting in California. The conference call, which was organized by the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, was hosted by the director of that office, Valerie Jarrett, as well as Jesse Moore, Associate Director of Public Engagement, and Melissa…read more

Le discours abrutissant de nos politiciens-communicants sur l’État islamique

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Pour accéder à l’article sur le site du Huffington Post, cliquez sur ce lien. Alors que l’État islamique (EI) cogne à la porte de Bagdad et après le début des opérations militaires contre l’EI en Iraq et Syrie, un autre front s’est ouvert, médiatique celui-ci. Une offensive simultanée a été amorcée par nos politiciens et leurs conseillers en communication, contre leurs propres citoyens. Faisant fi de toute rationalité stratégique et en évitant de nous faire l’analyse des différentes variables en jeux au Moyen-Orient, le président américain Barack Obama s’est plutôt…read more

Obama and the Press Part 3. Critical Race Theory going mainstream with the Zimmerman Trial.

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By Philippe Labrecque Part 1 of this series of articles talked about how the liberal media deified Barack Obama as it saw itself in Obama and fell in love with its own image through Obama. In part 2 we discussed what is Critical Race Theory (CRT) and what relationship did it have with Obama and the media. In this concluding article, we look at the ideological reaction of the liberal media to the Zimmerman trial and how the media discourse surrounding the trial was heavily influenced by CRT. On the…read more

Obama and the Press part 2: Critical Race Theory and Identity Politics in the Obama era.

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By Philippe Labrecque The objective of this second part of the series on Obama and the media is to look at the definition of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and its critics in order to better understand the discourse the media has put us through during the Zimmerman trial in the third instalment of this series on August 13 on An introduction to CRT is necessary to assess its cultural influence , its principles and its relation to Obama and the media as it played an important role in the…read more

The Press and The Apotheosis of Obama

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By Philippe Labrecque This is a three part series on the relationship between the Press and President Barack Obama. Please stay tuned for the second part tomorrow! On November 4th, 2008 I was working the evening shift in a sports restaurant and like 38 million other viewers in the U.S. alone, I watched Barack Obama’s inauguration speech on television on John Stewart’s: Special Edition of The Daily Show. Everyone was glued to the television and many asked for the volume to be raised. Nobody wanted to miss a word of…read more

Fortress Polis

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By Robert Ravensbergen “A national culture, if it is to flourish, should be a constellation of cultures, the constituents of which, benefiting each other, benefit the whole.” – T.S. Eliot, Notes Towards the Definition of Culture A politics that was impenetrable to culture would suit our current establishment. The efforts towards constitutional states in the West and across the world do not necessarily agree with the tendency of cultures to change underneath institutions, and to then set about taking them over. Persisting in most cultures with states, and with individuals,…read more

The Contempt of Women, part II

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By Philippe Labrecque Published in the September edition of The Boulevardier. 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer made the distinction between hatred and contempt as « hatred comes from the heart, contempt from the head. » Feminism, like any other ‘ism’, has produced many branches, and it seems that one of them has led the charge in building up the case against men; arguing for a post-men world in which women alone rule. It is this logic, now prevalent within some feminist circles, that has giving rise and credence to the intellectual…read more