Thursday, June 8, 2017

Postmodernism -- The Destroyers' Philosophy

This is Jordan Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. And this video about postmodernism is an eye opener. Understanding postmodernism brings understanding of those who hold with the philosophy ... and this video clearly explains why they are our enemies.

Professor Peterson recommends this book, Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen R.C. Hicks, a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University. The book is available as a downloadable PDF here:

Dr. Hicks' book is a bit involved, although I've read texts on philosophy that are much more arcane and difficult. But the conclusion he reaches isn't difficult at all. In fact, his conclusions are hardly new.

"Nihilism is close to the surface in the postmodern intellectual movement in a historically unprecedented way," he says and he devotes a section to "Foucault and Derrida on the end of man".

It mirrors what Igor Shafaravich, Soviet mathemetician and dissident, wrote about socialism decades ago, here edited from a paraphrase found at Sobran's:

"...socialism had endured throughout history, usually in the form of one or another Christian heresy. It gives expression to the gnostic urge to rebel — the rebellion of the educated against the constraints imposed by Creation and by God. In earlier periods, when of course the socialist label was not used, it could be identified by its insistent, unvarying emphasis on certain goals: the destruction of private property and of the traditional or 'nuclear' family; and above all, the dismemberment of traditional, or orthodox religion. Throughout history, the phenomenon has been obsessed with material equality, and with the eradication of individual and gender distinctions. It wars incessantly against the normal. A 'striving for self-destruction,' for nothingness, for the “death of mankind,” is the true goal of socialism. Instinctively, without stating it or even seeing it as the conscious goal, the socialist phenomenon seeks the death of the human race."

Socialism's goal is the death of mankind.

The people I call The Destroyers -- antifa, BLM, TEDNOLA, anarchists, leftists and other assorted haters -- have targeted Southern heritage, just as they have targeted Trump events, conservative speakers at universities, and others.

They are formidable opponents, but not invincible. Everything that helps us understand them and push back should be welcomed, and learned from, by our people. That includes  Professor Peterson's video, and Dr. Hicks' book.

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