Jason Hill, Philosophy Prof. - Who is This Guy?

Posted by $ mshupe 1 year, 5 months ago to History
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This interview is only three minutes, and one of the best very short interviews I've ever seen. Does anyone out there have any experience with Jason Hill?

SOURCE URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dmc1db5KeU

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    Posted by $ 1 year, 5 months ago
    Systemic nihilism. When you attack grammar, you attack language, you attack man's ability to reason, you attack man's mind. This leaves men as grunting farm animals.
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    • Posted by $ Commander 1 year, 5 months ago
      In the late 70's, in Milwaukee, visiting my Aunt, who taught grade school for over 40 years, I had opportunity to hear her say: "The first sign of the fall of a civilization is the degradation of the language". I believe this is an original insight and iteration. I have never found anything as precisely stated through all my research.

      In the late 90's my friend, business partner, second dad, asked me Why has China never been conquered? Hmmm? I started reply with my limited knowledge / insight of the time, "but Marco Polo....lalala". Robert stopped me, "I said conquered, not occupied". His explanation: Mandarin has been the official language of China for millennia. The occupiers, in order to do business, had to learn Mandarin and subsequently educated their children in same. By the time occupation had been 3 or 4 or 5 generations....the occupiers Thought in Chinese and the country began reversion to it;s language base original structure. Whether this is an accurate account or not, it did raise my questioning as to the power of definition and syntax regarding cohesion of a culture.

      Within US history "we" have attempted, and sometimes succeeded, at destruction of the languages of First Nations.

      Within this country, I believe, we have the least homogenous population on the planet. One of the most diverse language spectrums when colloquialism is included....and for a manipulator, the perfect opportunity to breed misunderstanding.
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      • Posted by $ 1 year, 5 months ago
        Apparently Jordan Peterson has channeled your aunt! One of the first things he impressed on me was the first thing authoritarians do is take over the linguistic territory.
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        • Posted by $ Commander 1 year, 5 months ago
          Such as Departments of Education.
          I recall Joan, expressed Jo-ahn, telling it was an observation regarding Roman Empire and her teaching of Latin. Prior to the 1960's the area I have lived in and am most familiar with, Upper Mid-West, had some of the finest grammar in the country. I can go to places and listen comparatively, around this area, and hear the socio-economic differentials I perceive.

          An den der I come frum a reely uneek place up hear where we gots owr ohn uneek pursepickassity on da subject. I'm sendin dis vid fer you to say its truth er not..n'so? er'no.
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    • Posted by $ blarman 1 year, 5 months ago
      One of the hallmarks of learning another language is being able to think - and better yet to dream - in that foreign language. Ideas and thoughts can be novel in the mind, but we think about them in terms of how to express them to others. If you pervert a language, you affect how people have to think about ideas in order to convey them to others.
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    • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 year, 5 months ago
      Is this how mankind lost his conscience, his morals, his introspection and consciousness itself just prior to the Flood...which is a cycle of about 12K years...we are almost there now.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 year, 5 months ago
    Changing grammar or abolishing the language “takes away your ability to use reason, logic and it leaves you With grunting farm animals”. BTW where does a horse shit? Where ever the horse is. That sounds like many in San Fran , Portland , MPLS , Seattle.
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  • Posted by Lucky 1 year, 5 months ago
    Some quotes-

    to destroy a society, first destroy the language.

    to destroy a nation, we must first destroy the language of the nation.

    If language is not correct,
    then what is said is not what is meant;
    if what is said is not what is meant,
    then what must be done remains undone;
    if this remains undone,
    morals and art will deteriorate;
    if justice goes astray,
    the people will stand about in helpless confusion.
    Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said.
    This matters above everything
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 1 year, 5 months ago
    Math is racist too. So, I'm certainly going to hell.

    Pol Pot would wholeheartedly agree with what's going on now. See a man with reading glasses? Kill him...
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    • Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 year, 5 months ago
      My sister-in-law's father was the Ambassador to the US when Pol Pot performed the coup. He was a very cool guy. Was an electrical engineer for food in the US. Died a few years ago.

      One of the guys working for me years ago was the youngest graduate of the Cambodian Naval Academy. He was the Captain of a Cambodian Naval Ship. When Pol Pot took over, he drove his ship to a a middle place between Cambodia and Australia, and another Captain met him there. Anyone wanting to go back got on the other ship. Anyone wanting to leave, got on my buddies ship. He got to Australia and called back, "Come get your ship", and left with almost nothing. Became a brilliant electrical engineer.

      Don't think race stood in either person's way, not even for a minute. Somehow this ridiculous "stable", instituted by welfare, has born a new generation of victims, fully-funded by the host, but somehow beholden to the cancer.
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  • Posted by $ Commander 1 year, 5 months ago
    I have seen him once in an amalgam of video clips supporting reason and objective discourse refuting racism. I will try to find this again. My memory serves that this was posted by Mark-Antony Canty on Quora within the last five weeks.
    Hill was among company of Candace Owens, Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell......to name only a few.
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  • Posted by $ Stormi 1 year, 5 months ago
    Based on the history they are putting in textbooks, maybe we should take all history out of the commie school system. Also, the Green agenda first put in by Gorbachev, still then a card carrying communist. What we need is to start with the history I learned by taking Latin, not history, and move forward from there. Require philosophy and logic courses, esp. Ayn Rand. We need to get our kids thinking agains, challening stupid liberal ideas. In high school, I had read enough on my own, to spot a user politician, or someone who was a parasite. Later, I first wanted to know who Obama was, and early on found both he and Hillary were devoted to Saul Alinsky. I could not get even O'Reilly on Fox to address if pre-election of Obama. No, he waited until after the election to mention the guy idolized a Marxist, and continues to this day to use his set race against race tactics, even though he has no attachment to whites or blacks. Kids have been turned against parents, grandparents, capitalism, individuality, all under the noses of parents who think teachers are smarter, not with an average IQ of only 110, no critical thinking ability. Schools are worthless, until something changes at the teacer level.
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  • Posted by $ pixelate 1 year, 5 months ago
    Ayn Rand spoke of this nihilism and the hatred of the good for being the good for decades. I would prefer to hear some of these modern speakers give some credit to Rand.

    Words have meaning. When words are twisted and destroyed, so goes language. When language is gone, the means to communicate vanishes as well. All of this destruction is by design.
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  • Posted by MannyG 1 year, 5 months ago
    A wonderful voice crying in the wilderness!
    DePaul might fire him for being racist! .
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    • Posted by $ 1 year, 5 months ago
      I think he's safe, for now. He checks off two boxes.
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      • Posted by ewv 1 year, 5 months ago
        I suspect that most of the 'protestors' demanding to suppress him didn't know anything about him or his background. They react based on what their internal tribal 'narrative' tells them, removed from facts and reason. They don't have to "know" anything.

        All their slogans and false premises tell them what to "think" based on their out of context, floating abstraction, false race formulas. Once they see an obvious clash when it turns around to bite them, the 'narrative' still takes precedence over reality.

        That irrational mentality is the root of the 'culture' problem. The chickens coming home to roost is the stark contrast between the reality of Jason Hill's thinking and actions versus their own hysterical, irrational emotional actions and false denunciations.

        It is so bad that they can't be reached, by their own ingrained choice, just as surely as the western world was stuck for centuries in the Dark Ages because of the commonly ingrained mentality of ignorant irrationalism. You can't reason with monsters no matter how obvious the injustices.

        This illustrates why a culture of reason and individualism must be reinstated before the political trends can be reversed. The danger now, compared with the similar irrationality of the New Left when Ayn Rand was writing, is that the mentality of irrationality is so much more widely accepted now.
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