Political Correctness and Vacuous Wokeness Dec 16, 2019 18:07:28 GMT -7
Post by pieter on Dec 16, 2019 18:07:28 GMT -7
Douglas Kear Murray (born 16 July 1979) is a British neoconservative author, journalist and political commentator. He founded the Centre for Social Cohesion in 2007, which became part of the Henry Jackson Society, where he was Associate Director from 2011–18. He is also an associate editor of the British political and cultural magazine The Spectator. Murray writes for a number of publications, including Standpoint and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Neoconservatism: Why We Need It (2005), Bloody Sunday: Truths, Lies and the Saville Inquiry (2011) about the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam (2017), and The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity (2019).
Murray appears regularly in the British broadcast media. He is described as a neoconservative and a critic of Islam. He has been described by French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy as "one of the most important public intellectuals today"
Silvana Hildegard "Sylvana" Simons (born 31 January 1971) is a Dutch left-wing politician, actress and television presenter. In December 2016, she founded the political party Artikel 1, later known as Bij1.
On 18 May 2016 Simons joined the political party Denk. They focused on combating racism, discrimination and xenophobia and wanted to work for "Decolonization of education" and "women's empowerment". Her political ambitions elicited many comments, including racist and sexist ones. A Facebook page was made with a derogatory carnival song about her, and her head was shown on a photograph of a lynching by the Ku Klux Klan. She fought back and the Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into the most egregious of the defamatory comments.
In December 2016 Simons left Denk and founded her own political party Artikel 1, later renamed Bij1. In 2018, she became a member of the municipal council of Amsterdam.