A Postmodern Postmortem

Posted by  $  Solver 2 months, 3 weeks ago to Philosophy
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Great, but deep and longer, talk between Benjamin Boyce (from the infamous Evergreen college) and James Lindsay (writer and speaker on the excesses of Grievance Studies and has long been studying the influence of postmodern thought on present day puritanical political correctness.)

If you’re really interested in finding out why goal posts in schools, colleges, universities, media, news and politics are moving further and further to the authoritarian and socialist left, this is a video you should watch.

Explains in detail the awokening, identity gnosticism and the rise of an authoritarian-left whose lives are sucked into a puritanical cult in constant moral panic about every little thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFBWy...


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  • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
    You take postmodern theory, add in one undisputable, unalterable meta-truth and create today’s religious like ideology where,

    If you’re white, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re a man, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re straight, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re a Christian, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re rich, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re intelligent, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re successful, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re healthy, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re normal, there’s no forgiveness.
    If you’re happy, there is no forgiveness.
    If you’re alive, there’s no forgiveness.
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    • Posted by jdg 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      And if you believe in anything taught by Dead White European Males, especially fundamental things such as logic, mathematics, or philosophy, there is no forgiveness.

      If these people get their way they'll send us all to re-education camps or kill us.
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  • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
    If you’re really interested in finding out why goal posts in schools, colleges, universities, media, news and politics are moving further and further to the authoritarian and socialist left, this is a video you should watch.

    “...is the clearest example of the institutionalization of newest iteration of social justice mentality with all its little Kafka traps and its inability to disagree and how it can hollow out an organization and showing what happens when you put it in practice.”
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    I liked the video, esp toward the end. The word post-modernism has gone out of fashion but the ideas that we cannot know anything and that everything is about political power struggle on behalf of groups are stronger than ever.

    I wish they had defined social justice. I think of the social justice committee at church, but they mean something different. I also didn't get the references to Evergreen, where apparently they instituted policies based on post-modernism and it was a huge failure.

    It was an interesting link between the atheist and skeptic communities and post-modernism.
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    • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
      It was even more interesting when they theorized how this religious like cultism took over Google (and others.)

      There are a number of internet videos on the Evergreen fiasco. I posted some of them as the situation was exploding well over a year ago.

      The guest speaker wrote this essay which includes his ideas of “social justice.”
      https://areomagazine.com/2018/12/18/p...
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