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Posted By: Judy W., 11/1/2020 6:31:45 AM

On October 16, 2020, in a Parisian suburb, a Muslim refugee decapitated 47-year-old schoolteacher Samuel Paty. Previously, during a lesson devoted to freedom of expression, Paty had shown a Charlie Hebdo cartoon depicting Islam's founder, Mohammed, to his students. On October 17, at nine a.m., I posted Paty's photo on Facebook with a salute to his courage. Within minutes, I received notification from Facebook that my salute to Samuel Paty "goes against our Community Standards on hate speech." Note the capitalization of "Community Standards." This document, crafted by self-appointed Facebook thought police, is a new scripture, worthy of capital letters.

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This is a stunning review of Rod Dreher's new book. Stunning because Goska has lived and seen both the oppression of communism in eastern Europe and the oppression of the new religion of political correctness (now "wokeness") in today's America -- for one thing, denied a job because she was "the wrong ethnicity" and "too Catholic." It's a long piece and compulsively readable.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 11/1/2020 7:41:45 AM (No. 591492)
Is Rod Dreher still "Never Trump"? I bought the Benedict Option when I was sure that Clinton would be elected in 2016. Dreher wrote several pages absolutely trashing Donald Trump. It was unnecessary to include those pages and it infuriated me. I vowed never to buy a Dreher book again. He's just another book hawk.. like Ann Coulter.... publishing "send me some money. I'm running low on cash" books.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 11/1/2020 7:44:52 AM (No. 591494)
I found the answer to my own question. Dreher STILL doesn't like Trump. If you want to read this book, don't buy it. Borrow it from a friend or a public library. Please don't send Dreher or Amazon more money.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TNVolunteer 11/1/2020 9:16:59 AM (No. 591582)
I was a cradle Catholic but left the Church about ten years ago. I joined a Church of Christ and have been very happy with my choice. I have seen the Catholic Church walk away from Christ's teachings and have watched so called "Catholic" politicians debase society in order to win votes and raise money. It is time for another reformation within the Catholic Church.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk 11/1/2020 9:25:10 AM (No. 591589)
This woman’s brilliant mind is being wasted on adjunct professorships while fools are being tenured as Gender Studies or African Studies professors. Unbelievable.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/1/2020 12:33:05 PM (No. 591793)
Community is nothing but a euphemism for communism. Obama was a community organizer and agitator. He thought it sounded more benign and acceptable than communist agitator. All this community stuff is putting our money into a bank account that only the socialists can write checks on.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: czechlist 11/1/2020 12:56:40 PM (No. 591833)
I find it ironic that we are in the midst of a reverse Inquisition. It is now Christians and the Church being persecuted for heresy.
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On October 16, 2020, in a Parisian suburb, a Muslim refugee decapitated 47-year-old schoolteacher Samuel Paty. Previously, during a lesson devoted to freedom of expression, Paty had shown a Charlie Hebdo cartoon depicting Islam's founder, Mohammed, to his students. On October 17, at nine a.m., I posted Paty's photo on Facebook with a salute to his courage. Within minutes, I received notification from Facebook that my salute to Samuel Paty "goes against our Community Standards on hate speech." Note the capitalization of "Community Standards." This document, crafted by self-appointed Facebook thought police, is a new scripture, worthy of capital letters.
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