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The Latest Member of the Intellectual Dark Web…Will Smith?

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Another major celebrity has gone rogue.

Will Smith, quite a conventional star known for his squeaky-clean hip-hop and superior acting abilities, has stunningly come out to praise Kanye West for leaving the ideological plantation of the left and pursuing his own ideas.

OK, so he didn’t really put it that way, but he did praise Kanye for pursuing his own ideas and enduring the resulting media backlash, which was severe.

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“It’s not an easy task to say and do things that elevate people. That’s what I love about Kanye right now, and he is willing to take the smash down in order to push ideas,” said Smith in a video, which was retweeted by Dave Rubin, a prominent figure in the so-called Intellectual Dark Web.

So what is the Intellectual Dark Web, to which Rubin welcomed Smith, the latest celebrity to dare think outside of the one-size-fits-all left-wing Hollywood paradigm?

The Daily Wire, home to Ben Shapiro who just so happens to be another key member of the group, explains:

IDW is a controversial subject to some, an unknown acronym to others, but most importantly, it’s an informational safe haven.

As reported by The New York Times, the IDW “is a collection of iconoclastic thinkers, academic renegades and media personalities who are having a rolling conversation — on podcasts, YouTube and Twitter, and in sold-out auditoriums — that sound unlike anything else happening, at least publicly, in the culture right now.”

It is a break from the controlled narrative, a glitch in the system, and a powerful movement that is wrecking through the ironclad control of establishment media.

Dr. Eric Weinstein, accredited with coining the term IDW, elaborated further on a Rubin Report podcast: “We have gained the confidence with each other that [dialogue] won’t devolve into name-calling.”

In a hyper-polarized culture, when losing the battle of ideas, some lose gracefully, while others not so much. The dialogue begins to break down and the integrity of the process is lost: winning only matters, not being accurate or honest.

The New York Times paints a vivid picture of a potential IDW meeting: “First, they are willing to disagree ferociously, but talk civilly, about nearly every meaningful subject: religion, abortion, immigration, the nature of consciousness. Second, in an age in which popular feelings about the way things ought to be often override facts about the way things actually are, each is determined to resist parroting what’s politically convenient.”

Confirming the intellectual honesty and rigorousness of the IDW, Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro reflects on a conversation with Sam Harris: “I want to hear the most sophisticated version of the pro-choice argument, not the simplest. There is something adventurous about someone who is exposing a rift in your thinking that now has to be [reckoned] with,” Shapiro stated.

The most powerful think about the IDW is that it is not defined by party lines, ideological labels, or really anything other than free and independent thought.

It’s actually a decent reflection of a reality many have lost sight of, which is that ideology is on a spectrum and not binary (you bigots). It’s refreshing to see so many people willing to break free of this binary view of intellectualism and join together in the search for truth and productive discourse.

So, Will Smith, you are in good company!

 

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Black Man Brutally Attacks Mexican Woman He Thinks is Asian

A black man brutally beat an elderly Mexican-American woman on an L.A. bus reportedly because he thought she was an Asian woman.

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A black man brutally beat an elderly Mexican-American woman on an L.A. bus reportedly because he thought she was an Asian woman. A 70-year-old woman of Mexican heritage was riding on an L.A. bus last week when, according to police, 23-year-old Yasmine Beasley attacked her. The victim’s family says that the attacker yelled an Asian slur at her as he attacked. “The victim’s son reportedly says that a female passenger, described as ‘black,’ called his mother an anti-Asian slur and then attacked her,” according to a report by KTLA. The woman’s family says that the man beat her in the face, severely hurt her lag, and pulled out some of her hair. Photos of the woman shows her face is heavily bruised. Per the station: The Mexican American victim was profiled as Asian by her attacker, who hurled a racial epithet used against people of Chinese descent before attacking the grandmother as she got off the bus to go grocery shopping, according to the son, who gave his name only as Pete. Beasley was charged with felony battery charges. Police reports show that Beasley is being held on a $130,000 bond and is due in court on Friday. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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A Perfect Example How the Media Lies to Push a Left-Wing Agenda

Venture capitalist and novelist J.D. Vance has the perfect example of how the biased media lies to push their left-wing agenda.

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Venture capitalist and novelist J.D. Vance has the perfect example of how the biased media lies to push their left-wing agenda. Vance, who wrote the popular book Hillbilly Elegy, reports that he decided to quit the board of directors of Kentucky green energy company AppHarvest. But after he resigned, the left-wing media began pushing the fake news tale that he left the board under a cloud because Bloomberg caused the company to force him out. This claim that he was forced out is a provable lie. But despite the truth, outlets including the Cincinnati Enquirer, The Lexington Herald Leader, The New York Post, Bloomberg and the Associated Press and more all pushed the lie as if it was incontrovertible fact. Bloomberg claimed that Vance was forced out because he posted “controversial tweets” which had prompted the Bloomberg to ask AppHarvest to account for Vance’s tweets. But this is false. Vance did post tweets that leftists would find “controversial,” but they were posted after he left the company. Vance finally went to Twitter to describe how the left-wing media lied about the situation. “Alright, here’s a story about how the media often shapes narratives instead of reporting the truth, and how a small untruth can morph into a lie that’s repeated again and again throughout the media bubble,” Vance wrote Friday on Twitter. Read this Twitter thread… https://twitter.com/JDVance1/status/1383063817907699713 https://twitter.com/JDVance1/status/1383063819551862785 https://twitter.com/JDVance1/status/1383063821355388933 https://twitter.com/JDVance1/status/1383063823016288259 https://twitter.com/JDVance1/status/1383063824685703176 https://twitter.com/Debbie51351/status/1383069525340344333 Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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