11

Why is the New Left violent?

Posted by Vinay 2 months, 3 weeks ago to Culture
34 comments | Share | Flag

The New Left is not interested in civil discourse. This is why.
SOURCE URL: http://www.thesavvystreet.com/violence-and-hurling-insults-are-intrinsic-to-postmodern-philosophy/


Add Comment

FORMATTING HELP

All Comments Hide marked as read Mark all as read

  • 10
    Posted by  $  Solver 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Their goal is world statism. Their method is using power to control others by any means necessary. They do it religiously in the name of the “greater good” of the promised marxist Utopia.

    “Statism is a system of institutionalized violence and perpetual civil war. It leaves men no choice but to fight to seize political power -- to rob or be robbed, to kill or be killed. ... Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by production.”
    -Ayn Rand.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      Technocracy.The birth of the green movement.

      What Is Technocracy

      We are a non-profit membership organization founded in 1933.

      Our Mission is to serve local and global communities by providing an informational network in support of a functional and thriving planet. We will inform, educate, and empower the public toward new approaches to sustainable systems by modeling cooperative systems and incorporating scientific research and cumulative
      Ideas.

      Our Vision is to create and share working models and processes that encourage people to use energy, resources, and processing of waste in the most efficient and sustainable ways possible.

      From this global warming then climate change was born.
      Reply | Mark as read | Parent | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by  $  nickursis 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Well, "A standard problem that good people have in fighting bad people is that the bad are willing to use tactics that the good are not willing to use. And good people resist using those tactics because they don’t want to turn into the bad." and the New Demoncrat Socialist Party was taught to use every weapon at their disposal, use every advantage, and this is one.

    This is very important" The American postmodern philosopher, Richard Rorty put it this way in a revealing moment: “Truth is what your contemporaries let you get away with saying.” Note that getting away with stuff is being legitimized by a famous philosopher.

    Rorty’s postmodern fellow-travelers in France—Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, and others—work the same broadly deconstructive territory.

    This issue is crucial. It’s the difference between two detectives arguing in a forensic lab over the best interpretation of the evidence, assuming their goals are truth and justice, and those lawyers who see the courtroom only as a power struggle in which all that matters is who is best at rhetorical affect on the jury and procedural manipulation of the rules of evidence."

    Every time Pelosi and Schumer said "There's no emergency, no crisis" at the border, and then all the non aligned sheeple cried "Trump shut down the government" that was proven. No one took the facts, the data and said "Yep, it's now an official hellhole". So, 6 months later, no immigration reform, no laws, nothing of any value from the House except more Trump Impeachment, more Trump collusion and more silence on the real issues. Yet go look at the video where Obamas former Border Patrol Director is calling out Congress, and the lack of laws, and the fact the crisis is now the worst in history. 2 different narratives, 2 different realities. So, as long as the demoncrats get away with their stories, in the media, it becomes Truth.

    Bingo!: "Here again Richard Rorty represents, to my mind, the postmodern side. When he was asked directly about the political Left’s many historical sins, crimes, and outright brutalities—and it is important to notice here that all of the leading postmodernists of the first two generations are of the Left, usually the very Far Left—in response to this question about the Left’s many historical sins, Rorty replied: “I think that a good Left is a party that always thinks about the future and doesn’t care much about our past sins.” Absolutely ture and seen everyday. Despite a flood of condemnation and criminal facts, the Socialist Democrats continue to chant their prayers to Impeach Trump and that is it. Their single mindedness shows this statement to be true, they do not care about anything but that objective (which will never happen, ever, their coup attempt failed), but they never are accountable for their statements, lies or simple fantasies about Trump. It does go back to they never look back, no matter how bad, how stupid, how much of a lie they told, they never look back, and the media supports it. Unless you are a Republicrat, then they love to look back. It is all about optics.

    I think we need to render philosophy back down to a set of morals that support society, not the state as an organism. The individual is responsible, and is held as a responsible accountable for their statements, their actions and their efforts. Trying to get 2 or 3 generations of village idiots taught something as esoteric as philosophy would be like signing at the roof of a burning building, it will be your downfall before you get to the last chorus. It may be a good solution, but is lacking in the war we fight today, this is not just about this issue, it is a whole society that has been sickened, intentionally, to weaken it to make it die, so it can be replaced with "their vision". At that point philosophy will not exist, just state doctrine. That may have been one of Ayn Rands warnings from AS, fiddle too long, and you will lose. We cannot wait for a Gault to come rescue us, we have to do it ourselves.

    Good article.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by Lucky 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    This is another great article from Stephen Hicks.
    Now for a moment I thought, this is not new, then I recalled I had seen it earlier in The Spectator.

    This whole postmodernism thing is a sorry retreat from advances in logic, philosophy and science and consequently in well-being that humans have achieved over ages.

    I wonder if there is another contributor to irrationality working with postmodernism - altruism. Rand's views on altruism leave me uneasy, I get around that by inventing a term false-altruism, where it is really the self interest of some elite group being promoted with fake arguments to appeal to the intellectually deprived. There is also the type where motivations are genuine but the actions are so badly thought out that no benefit results. What is left, the desire to help people who are badly off, with sensible plans, and using resources contributed voluntarily, is rare. Is Objectivism against all types? Or, just against the dishonesty and lack of thought that seems to be so prevalent? The motivation is deep in the human mind, it comes from the need of genes, rather than individual humans, to survive - described by Richard Dawkins.
    Can this be overcome? Should it be overcome?

    Anyway, some postmodernism gets support from the unthinking who want to save the planet or whatever, what we called the do-gooders, the rest from the lack of any thought whatsoever.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by Robert_B 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    "If nothing exists, there can be no consciousness: a consciousness with nothing to be conscious of is a contradiction in terms. A consciousness conscious of nothing but itself is a contradiction in terms: before it could identify itself as consciousness, it had to be conscious of something. If that which you claim to perceive does not exist, what you possess is not consciousness."

    The struggle to act with moral integrity would be a special case or an extension of acting according to epistemological principles properly applied. I would guess moral evaluation and subsequent activity can be one mode of a consciousness properly focused.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by Abaco 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    They are violent because they don't have an argument. They use the media to brainwash people. When that doesn't work, they turn to force.

    At this time, if you have an argument that's not enough? Why?...Because we've allowed it to slip too far. It's over the cliff now. It's over. I'm getting calls now almost daily from families I know who are begging me to speak to our state assembly member because they know he knows me and has met with me on past issues (and I appeared to have an impact on his work). But, I'm telling them it's over. Doesn't matter if he listens to me. Want to keep raising your family in Cali? Good luck...You've let them say "it takes a village" regarding your children all these years. Now, get ready for the consequences.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by DrZarkov99 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    The latest tactic in postmodernist assaults is the claim that "words are violence." By that they mean that anything you say that they don't agree with pierces their soul, giving them the right to use physical violence as defense against your verbal "attack."

    That reasoning explains why leftist demonstrators feel free to punch, kick, or club anyone they believe is an opponent. They feel they have a right to punish the non-believer without shame or guilt. Mussolini's Black Shirts and Hitler's SA held to this belief, and the Antifa thugs are showing the same attitudes.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
    • Posted by  $  Solver 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      +1

      If you say “hug a green tree” and those words are interpreted by someone as a code to blow up a church, then the words, “hug a green tree” are violent words, thus people should be punched for saying these words.
      Is this insanity or just neo-postmodern logic?
      Reply | Mark as read | Parent | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Why is the New Left Violent?
    Me dino have dis simple answer me do.
    Albeit dat movement old or new?~~:
    Communists are always violent.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Parasitical humanoids are like that. They have no mind nor conscience...question is why, were they born that way or manipulated to be that way.

    Something I have noticed...when the sun is not engaged with the earth, (sun spot or coronal hole stream) with our magnetic shields down 25% a lot of people are going bonkers...seems to happen a lot lately.
    We are in that kind of cycle (nature) and it does mess with the human brain.
    Those that have achieved or kept contact with their minds do not seem to be affected.

    Also, applying the above: does not a snake or any wild animal, fight for it's life when cornered?
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by BrandenWing 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Mob rule. Not rule of law w individual rights. Always referring to "our democracy" w fake outrage that its "under attack" (by Trump+). Many R's also seem unaware that we do not live in a democracy. Constitutional Republic w elements of a democracy.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by JuliBMe 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    So, what you're saying is that it takes a strong, substantial attack for others to see and understand the GOODNESS of our "Western" civilization. They (the post-modernists) are doing our work for us.

    When people start to realize how good we all had it before, they'll want to go BACK.

    That elusive "moral high ground" must be abandoned to apply the STICK. In our (self-righteous) "morality", our "leaders" have allowed criminals to run rampant. This IS (under Trump) being stopped. It HAS TO stop. There IS NO moral high ground if you're lazy or don't have the courage to enforce MANNERS, CIVILITY, and the Rule of Law.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
  • Posted by ycandrea 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Because they are spoiled rotten and use to getting their own way. And they will use any means possible to get their way.
    Reply | Mark as read | Best of... | Permalink  
    • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      I think we give these loonies too much credit. I'm not sure they are 'spoiled'. They seem to think they have an entitlement I can't comprehend. I never felt I was entitled to my parent's accomplishments. This doesn't seem to be the case today. I find this attitude very interesting.
      Reply | Mark as read | Parent | Best of... | Permalink  

FORMATTING HELP

  • Comment hidden. Undo