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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Sep-12

Jenifer (Karen) said...

 

Can you please just try to go one day without being a sexist pig?

 

 

How am I doing?

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Sep-12

While I do not share your Christian faith, I suspect we both rail against the corrupting influence of post-modern moral relativism. It's a battle worth fighting, even for an old pagan, and i am grateful to have allies in the fight against this evil . . .

 

Leftism's Casual Relationship with the Truth Is Intentional

 

In The Soviet Tragedy, Martin Malia describes many Soviet citizens feeling great relief at the outbreak of World War II.  These were people less than twenty years removed from devastating wars, so they were unlikely to be naïve to the horrors, yet many welcomed the news of war because, as Malia describes, war provided a coherent, tangible reality again, in contract to the schizophrenic insanity of communism.

The incoherence is everywhere. 

It's difficult to believe, given modern rhetoric, but in the early days of communism, wealth was considered a good thing, and, they argued, communism was superior because it created more of it.  By the mid-1950s, it became impossible to ignore communism's poverty and deprivation, so rather than abandon their revolutionary ideology, the communists completely replaced what had been their fundamental goal.  Yes, capitalism caused wealth, they conceded, but the wealth caused inequality, and inequality, not poverty, was the great evil against which all society's resources must mobilize.

The intellectual bankruptcy is absolutely shameless and calls to mind an observation from the great black conservative Thomas Sowell: "Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it."

Philosophy professor Stephen Hicks's excellent little book Explaining Post-Modernism details the many outrageous ideological pivots the radical left has been forced to make over the years to preserve a revolutionary posture, including even its abandonment of the presumption of truth.

Frank Lentricchia: "Seek not to find the foundation and the conditions of truth but to exercise power for the purpose of social change."

Foucault: "Knowledge is not for knowing: knowledge is for cutting."

Foucault: "Schools serve the same social functions as prisons and mental institutions — to define, classify, control, and regulate people."

Ludwig Wittgenstein: "All propositions of logic say the same thing.  That is, nothing."

Marcuse: "'... absolute annihilation' of the common sense world."

Rorty: "I think that a good Left is a party that always thinks about the future and doesn't care much about our past sins."

If these postmodernists were true nihilists, you might expect them to have various political beliefs, but they were all radical leftists.  Also, you'd think some of them might exercise a shred of self-reflection and turn their nihilistic deconstruction to their own work.  If words are devoid of meaning, then what makes their arguments worthy?  No such questions are asked.

It seems that postmodernism is a torture chamber for ideas and cultures masquerading as scholarship.  It doesn't matter what arguments you make once you're inside.  What matters is which ideas and cultures are sentenced to "deconstruction" and which are held above reproach.

Consider this boast made by a Bolshevik named Yurii Piatakov in 1928 (by other accounts, 1932), a generation before the postmodernists: "ordinary people in general, cannot make an instant change, a turn, amputating their own convictions. ... We are not like other people.  We are a party who make the impossible possible. ... And if the party demands it, if it is necessary or important for the party, we will be able by an act of will to expel fr
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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Sep-12

Jenifer (Karen) said...

 

 

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-13

There are NINE HOURS of tapes.

It is extraordinary the lengths you will go to to deny the truth.

Here.  Fox News has some quotes for you.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-13

Now those memes were funny.

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Sep-13

Please, elucidate on precisely which "truth" I am denying . . . aside from the Left's attempt to foist another empty 'scandal' on the American public. Clearly, you've bought it, but then . . . oh, never mind.

 

The Atlantic’s mental breakdown: Calls for Nobel’s ‘Peace Prize’ abolition

The liberal’s hate against President Trump has no end.

Just because President Trump received a second ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ nomination over his role in talks between Kosovo-Serbia, ‘The Atlantic’ went into a lengthy publication, calling for the end of the Nobel Peace Prize.

“If Trump wins the prize, it will be the fourth Nobel awarded for peace between Israel and its neighbors,” wrote The Atlantic.

“Giving the peace prize to no one at all is a tradition the Nobel Committee should revive, perhaps on a permanent basis. The record of achievement of the peace laureates is so spotty, and the rationales for their awards so eclectic, that the committee should take a long break to consider whether peace is a category coherent enough to be worth recognizing. Peace had its chance and blew it. The Trump nomination … helps show why.”

But the publication received a major backlash of criticism.

“This is silly. Trump does something worthy of it, so the entire system must be burned down?” wrote one Erielle Davidson of Jewish Institute for National Security of America. . . 

https://saraacarter.com/the-atlantics-mental-breakdown-calls-for-nobels-peace-prize-abolition/?utm_source=izooto&utm_medium=push_notifications&utm_campaign=the%20atlantic&utm_content=&utm_term=

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Sep-13

Gals, get your figures back at DIVERSECITY. . . 

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-14

ElDotardo said:

Please, elucidate on precisely which "truth" I am denying . . . aside from the Left's attempt to foist another empty 'scandal' on the American public. Clearly, you've bought it, but then . . . oh, never mind.

As I understand it, and please correct me if I am wrong, you are asserting that Bob Woodward is making up a bunch of lies.

Is this what you genuinely believe?

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

Sep-14

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...

As I understand it, and please correct me if I am wrong, you are asserting that Bob Woodward is making up a bunch of lies.

Is this what you genuinely believe?

 

 

 

 

You are wrong. That is absolutely NOT what I believe or have attempted to explain to you.

Might I suggest that you invest the few minutes necessary to read the pieces that I post. You may just learn something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja8IoXFaJik

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