Here's my critique of Jordan Peterson. Pulled from his book, "12 Rules for Life," numerous videos and interviews. http://bit.ly/JordanPetersonCritique
@johnpierremaeli "Strauss taught that liberalism in its modern form (which is oriented toward universal freedom as opposed to "ancient liberalism" which is oriented toward human excellence), contained within it an intrinsic tendency towards extreme relativism, which in turn led to two types of nihilism:
The first was a "brutal" nihilism, expressed in Nazi and Bolshevik regimes. In On Tyranny, he wrote that these ideologies, both descendants of Enlightenment thought, tried to destroy all traditions, history, ethics, and moral standards and replace them by force under which nature and mankind are subjugated and conquered. The second type—the "gentle" nihilism expressed in Western liberal democracies—was a kind of value-free aimlessness and a hedonistic "permissive egalitarianism", which he saw as permeating the fabric of contemporary American society. " From wikipedia page of Strauss. Putting nihilism and anything more modern than French rev next to one another is not that original, but coupling it with imagined cultural destructiveness of these two ideology is kinda unique.
incomplete list of times violent* political movements were good and successful:
-Haitian slave revolt
-Jamacian slave revolt
-Stonewall (catalyst for modern LGBT movement)
-American Civil Rights Movement (esp. Black Panthers)
(*all politics are violent, it's just a question of who the violence is directed at; a national border implies the violence required to back it up. I'm just demonstrating here that obvious political violence can be good)
Texas cops posing with Trump with MAGA hats on. #ACAB
People can say and do whatever they want as long as they & their supporters claim it was 'satire' 'subverted expectations' 'has layers', meanwhile perpetuating negative stereotypes, promoting abusive behavior, racism
I would say this is particularly inexcusable when the thing that apparently has 'layers' was clearly made/said by someone who is otherwise lacking in empathy or consideration for others.
How many layers down do we have to go to uncover the heart that lies inside the hate?
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