Peter Boghossian resigns from Portland State.

'But brick by brick, the university has made this kind of intellectual exploration impossible. It has transformed a bastion of free inquiry into a Social Justice factory whose only inputs were race, gender, and victimhood and whose only outputs were grievance and division. ...'

Read the whole thing at the link. My good friend Michael Weingrad writes:

'His resignation letter is a fierce and sorrowful indictment of the contemporary academy and a testament to his principles.'

Bronowski on memory.

'And yet, fifty years from now, if an understanding of man's origins, his evolution, his history, his progress is not the commonplace of the schoolbooks, we shall not exist.'
- Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man, 1973


'It is far easier to build a wall of myth, than to tell people that they can indeed handle the truth. These walls of myth are defended by sword and sorcery. The sorcery is the secret methodology of the concealed truth. The sword is as it ever was. ...'

'This brings to mind what is creating this big movement — the so called elites who would plan our lives have no clue, by the way. They are actually trying to ignore all the moves because it confuses them — which is the fact that if you take control of even a state’s government by crooked means (Colorado, if the elections were fair, the asshats would be eager to have them examined, not try to hide them. Also, I’m sorry, there’s no way the elections are fair) you can control people’s lives with dictator-like powers and make the state unlivable, in pursuit of the little twinkling sounds in your brain, or something. ...'

Video from Sunday in Portland shows #antifa throwing projectiles at a group of journalists helping photographer Maranie Staab after she was assaulted by antifa.

Meanwhile, in Portland ...

'Antifa are retreating & throwing explosives in the process after launching an attack on the right-wing rally in northeast Portland. They’re being chased & hit. '


'1. Claim: Man is pointing a handgun.
False. He's pointing his hand.

2. Claim: A medical van to help the injured was flipped.
This is the vehicle antifa used to crash into the right-wing rally, sparking the riot.'