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[–] [email protected] 25 points 1 month ago (2 children)

He isn't a famed left wing academic. He is and always has been a pure grifter.

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Could you elaborate a bit more? How so?

[–] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago (2 children)

he's such a left-wing academic that he uncritically repeats Putin's excuses for his colonialism, imperialism, and genocide.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

Can you provide proof for the claim that he's repeating Russian propaganda? I'm reading and searching but don't find anything like that.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago (2 children)

He’s of the far-left school that thinks the USA can do no right, that uncritically oppose whatever the USA government does. Which makes him correct sometimes but really, really wrong on things like Russia. Russia loves people like him and supports them either directly or indirectly.

"NATO is an expanding instrument of U.S. global power that provoked Russia into a criminal invasion and occupation of Ukraine," wrote West.

“When it comes to Ukraine, we must grasp the implications of NATO expansion and its potential to escalate into a catastrophic conflict,” West stated. He called for an end to the war in Ukraine and urged diplomatic negotiations to ensure both Russian security and Ukrainian freedom.

And, he’s not asking Russia to withdraw. He’s asking Ukraine to give up.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

His view on Ukraine is pretty crazy, I don't think people can support him in good conscience. It's not enough to say that Russia's actions are evil if you validate their supposed reasons for invading Ukraine.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (1 children)

he never said Ukraine should give up.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago (2 children)

My dad loves this joker, cus my dad is an embarrassed trump supporter. One grift to the next for him.

The only thing I could find on West saying about his "plan" for Ukraine is "I would pull back on the U.S. military support." And call for a ceasefire, all while calling himself a "jazzman of American politics" and making sure everyone recognizes the historical context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He specifically mentioned Alexander the Great and the Cuban missle crises.

So, withdrawaling US support while calling for an immediate ceasefire isn't what you would call "Ukraine should give up.".... I disagree. How do you characterize west's position?

[–] [email protected] -2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I'd say Dr west's position is that the killing needs to stop

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (1 children)

An accomplished scholar should have policy ideas that are deeper than that.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

His platform, for those inclined.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

never has he done that. he called the invasion illegal.

[–] [email protected] -4 points 1 month ago (1 children)

just don't mention how much of a fucking antisemite Cornell West has always been

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

a claim made without evidence can be dismissed without evidence

[–] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Seems like the most anti-semitic thing he's done is criticize Israel.

He also defended an artist who critics have said was promoting blood libel for this picture, apparently the most objectionable.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

I don't understand why people mischaracterize him. he's a good person. he's smart.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago (1 children)

So I clicked on the link and funny how it says clowncrack as the domain.. but outside of that this link doesn’t have any merit other than the fact being nice looking personal blog.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

You realize it's the artist's blog with the "blood libel" comic in question?

[–] [email protected] -2 points 1 month ago (2 children)

It's hilarious what can be accomplished with a quick search. It took me less than 3 seconds to find more than 5 different accusations of antisemitism.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)


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[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

claiming evidence exists is not the same as presenting that evidence.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:

But tens of thousands of signatures have been gathered on behalf of the famed left-wing academic in key states thanks to self-organized grassroots volunteers — and some help from outside operatives tied to a Republican consulting firm.

In North Carolina, for example, a prominent Republican activist was spotted in April outside a Trump rally gathering signatures for West, telling rallygoers it "helps take away votes from Joe Biden."

But internal emails obtained by NBC News, social media posts and other evidence suggest someone from the outside — though it’s unclear who or how much, if anything, they spent — was trying to help West get on the ballot in North Carolina, even if his grassroots allies were not fully aware of it.

Emails from elections officials, obtained through a request under North Carolina's Public Records Law, show the pro-West Justice for All Party authorized three people to pick up and drop off signatures for them statewide — and all three are current or past employees of a Colorado-based Republican political firm called Blitz Canvassing.

Separately, a high-profile Republican activist who focuses on early voting was spotted gathering signatures for West outside a planned rally for former Trump in April in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Stein said West has refused to discuss the issue with her and explain why he left the Green Party, adding that he's a "political novice" and that it was "hard to give him advice" about the mechanics of ballot access and running a campaign.

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[–] [email protected] -2 points 1 month ago

A couple months ago I was at the same hotel as West. I tried to extend a hand of recognition but he would have none of it. I assumed at that point he wasn't genuine. Disappointing.

[–] [email protected] -3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

There is no such thing as a "far left..." and anyone that claims that there is has dubious credibility - which includes the shitty pseudo-journalism you posted, OP.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

It seems like a pretty standard term in political discussion. Why do you say it doesn't refer to anything?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago (1 children)

It seems like a pretty standard term in political discussion.

No, it isn't. It's a liberal buzzterm invented purely to facilitate liberal "botheside-ism" and nothing else - they are desperate to conflate leftist activities (such as anti-fascist or anti-racist actions leftists take) with the far right. The liberals who mindlessly gibber about the (supposed) "far left" doesn't even understand why we bother discerning the far right from the bog-standard right (of which liberal ideology is a part of).

There is no such thing as a "far left" - you're either left or you're not. Anarchism isn't "further" left than Maoism - Mutualism isn't "further left" than Liberation Theology.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Is there an accidental communist community? There should be.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Is there an accidental communist community?

Welll... kinda.

I don't need perfect... I just need "close enough."

[–] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Here’s a video about Cheran. I think their movement is separate from the Zapatistas.