Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The End of the West?

Keeping up with our civilisational breakdown and the brazen usurpers of Islam is exhausting, it drains the soul and wearies the body, sometimes it is good to wander off and study something else, something that fills one with awe instead of dread, something that inspires instead of angers!

This is what I have been doing for the past few weeks and will continue to do for a while. I just thought I would publish a comment made by Religionofpieces to my last post. He writes about the insidious influence of universities in the West.

There is a lot I could write about universities and the malign influence they yield not only in the political field but in all fields! Universities are deadening institutions, places of licence, amorality, institutional sloth, excuse making and crippling conformity and I say that from my experience as a university graduate!

I would advise my kids against going to university, just as I have advised my younger brother not to bother, instead he is going to do something constructive instead of being brainwashed by lesbian Marxist critical post-modernist theory! Good for him!

"...our liberals, anarchists, socialists, communists, anti-semites, neo-nazis, wet lefties, anti-western middle class university graduates, airy fairy hippies still, can't bring themselves to see what is bleeding obvious!"

Why????

"All narratives are of equal worth" - this is the malevolent mantra of Postmodernism.in our (taxpayer-funded) universities.

Postmodernism is the anti-rational, anti-Western, culturally self-loathing pseudo-philosophy which permeates academia. Postmodernism is a self-induced cancer which allows the alien virus of Islam to spread like a secondary infection throughout body of Western Civilization.

Postmodernist moonbats regard Mo's barbaric dark-age death-cult as a 'narrative' of equal value to the products of Judeo-Christian culture . In fact Islam may be a superior narrative because it is the product of victimhood.I would strongly advise Infidels who wish to understand the threat that Islam poses to our civilization not only to study and critique Islam itself, but to understand and work against the suicidal and culturicidal self-loathing of Postmodernism.

"All narratives are of equal worth" - the PoMo dogma that dominates university arts, humanities and social studies departments. All narratives are socially constructed by dominant power groups - dead white males and Joooooooz being the usual suspects.

Postmodernism hasn't made much headway in science, engineering or mathematics departments, for reasons I'll come to in a moment.Neither is postmodernism taken seriously by most philosophers, because it is in effect self-contradictory. "All narratives are of equal worth" So, optimistically all narratives should be equally true. Unfortunately for the moonbats, diverse narratives contradict each other, so to maintain equality we must conclude that all narratives are equally false.

However postmodernism is itself a narrative, so "all narratives are of equal worth" is as equally true/false as "some narratives are better than others". This is a variant of the old Cretan Paradox - 'Everything I say is a lie'. Pursue this line of reasoning far enough and the result will be insanity and/or left-wing politics. This spoof site (a postmodern essay generator) really hits the bullseye .. elsewhere.org Some years ago there was an attempt by pomo moonbat Marxist sociologists to protray science as a socially constructed narrative (constructed by all those Joooooooish Nobel prize winners with the poor old Muslim-victims being so underepresented ) .

The logical outcome of this was if your culture said it was possible to float in the air then the socially-constructed Joooodeo-Christian (Newton and Einstein) laws of gravity would not apply to you as you stepped out of a sixth floor window.

This irrationalist obscurantist attack on science was debunked by the famous Sokal hoax, and the moonbats have not been back since...However the university faculties where logical thinking may be more of a handicap than a help greatly outnumber the science/philosophy/engineering faculties.

There has been a vast proliferation of Departments of Indefinite Studies, Post-Colonialist Awareness, Multicultural Assertion, etc etc. Western culture is 'despised' because some aspects of it ARE DIFFICULT TO MASTER.

Thus sneeering cultural self-loathing is used as a cover for intellectual inadequacy.In this dumbed down 'academic' environment, is it any wonder that Islam, which would have been laughed to scorn by previous generations, is now regarded as a subject worthy of study in its own right as a valid narrative, rather than being seen as a primitive cult of interest primarily to the anthropologist and historian?

Of course Edward Said has a lot to answer for, coming along at just the right time to exploit the rise in postmodernism and post-colonial guilt. Postmodernism is the fatal crack in the intellectual structure of Western civilisation through which the virus of Islam enters.

3 comments:

OSONSFORLIBERTY said...

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, I HEAR YOU WHEN YOU SAY ALL THIS CRAP THAT,S BEEN COMING OUR WAY HAS A TENDENCY TO TIRE YOU OUT. BUT WE CAN NOT , NOR SHALL WE QUIT!!!!!!!!! WE WILL FIGHT THE FIGHT THAT IS SO NECESSARY. I KNOW ALL ABOUT LIBERAL AND LEFTIST EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. I WAS PROUDLY BOOTED OUT OF MY POLITICAL SCIENCE CLASS BACK IN THE EARLY 80,S IN THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG FOR CALLING A COMMIE PROF ON THE CARPET . HE WAS PRAISING THE INSTITUTION OF COMMUNISM!!!!!!!!!! THE THING THAT ASTOUNDED ME WAS ALL THE DIMMWITTED MORONS IN THE CLASS WERE AGREEING WITH HIM!!!!!! YES INDEED THESE TRAITOROUS PROF,S HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS. NO WONDER A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE SUCH SCREWED UP VIEWS.

al fin said...

I would like to suggest that you and your readers check out an excellent article at Audacious Epigone Blog about taking education online. By bringing competition to higher education, you knock the monopolistic legs out from under the tyrannical leftist profs and administrators.

crush41 said...

Receiving such a compliment from someone with an IQ probably a standard deviation higher than mine is both humbling and encouraging at the same time. Thanks al fin.

Although academia is ten times more leftist than the US at large, in absolute numbers there still exists plenty of professors with moderate or conservative, pro-empirical viewpoints. Business and engineering have a greater supply of said instructors, but even the humanities have a enough.

To combat the intellectually stultifying post-modernism that turns our brightest youths into knee-jerk leftists hostile to reality, we need to find a way to replace numerical superiority with content superiority. Online classes provide a way to do this.

Think of online course to brick-and-mortar course comparisons in the same way as debates with people at social gatherings versus online debates.

In the three philosophy courses I took in college, I inevitably was standing almost alone as the arguments heated up (especially in one class where we discussed 'practical philosophy' and took it into immigration/citizenship. Initially I shared the support of much of the class, but as I entered the IQ and disease realms, I became a lone wolf). When there are twenty people in the room and you're trying to argue against ten people at the same time, inevitably the ire of those in the room, the cacophony of charges you struggle to keep up with and answer, the feeling that you're hogging the discussion, the physical and mental exertion expended to keep on your toes and keep answering one charge after another and then trying to strike back, combine to weigh almost unbearably. Even if objective standards put your side (that is, your solo contribution) ahead of the opposition's (the sum of the rest of the debaters) ahead, commom perception will likely be that you're getting routed. Surround even a Spartan warrior (not that I'm at all analagous to one!) and even with Athenians you can bring him down.

But online discussions allow you to go into hostile territory and use borrowed tactics from the Battle of Thermopylae, or employ a 'choke' as the terminology goes in the world of my addiction. With infinite time (who currently reading hasn't stayed up until four in the morning letting it fly on some obscure or not-so-obscure discussion board/comment section?), and infinite space, every charge can be answered with due consideration, every counter argument examined and a thoughtful riposte offered, and total verbage matched word for word, even if you've wandered into rabidly hostile territory.

Online courses, without space and distance constraints, can potentially work in the same way. So there are one hundred Cornel Wests out there and one Richard Lynn teaching Psychology 205: The study of psychometric variance across groups. With brick-and-mortar nearly everyone gets some zaney shamanistic Marxist (?) viewpoint about racism and testing bias. Online, if Lynn is the best, theoretically everyone can be instructed by him. Let the market decide.

Online education presents a monumental opportunity for moderates and rightists to regain at least neutrality in the educational realm. Reclaiming this territory will do wonders for the future of empirical thought.