The Postmodernism of Social Justice

post-modernismIn my last post on the philosophical foundation of SJWs, I quickly outlined the differences between two of the major schools of philosophy that sprung from the enlightenment, namely analytic philosophy and continental philosophy. Continental philosophy being a reaction to the perceived issues of enlightenment philosophy, and the veneration of reason as being “cold“, “calculating” and overly “individualistic” to name a few. One could say that men like Immanuel Kant, who laid much of the foundation for postmodernism is his works “Critique of Pure Reason” and “Critique of Practical Reason“, were men who were comfortable letting reason kill religion and gods, but not comfortable without faith. In a sense, they wanted Religion without Religion.

Kant’s question is quite simple, can reason give us all the answers? The answer he arrived at in Critique of Pure Reason is embodied in the quote:

“I had to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.” Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)

In a sense, the world to the continental philosophers appeared empty without religion, without the duty that had been, and still is central to the German spirit. A third criticism of the enlightenment was the application of cold-blooded reason and evidence to humans and the human condition. In the same manner that homo economicus is an abstraction that imbues an average human with above average reason and below average emotion, the enlightenment view of humans appeared to the German cadre as being cold and unrealistic. Continue reading

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The debate strategy of social justice

SJW strategiesHumans have invented a lot of different methods to communicate, we have computer code that allows us to communicate with computers, we have mathematics that allow us to both communicate and model the world we live in and we have the written and spoken word. Within the written and spoken word, we have further sets such as academic language and political language.

Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.  George Orwell

The language and vocabulary of social justice is without a doubt political, as it is a Continue reading

The Social Justice Narratives

narrativeFor those who are familiar with SJWs (social justice warriors) and their means of persuasion you will without a doubt have become familiar with “The narrative” that seems to drive both the media, the social media and the general conversation around an event or events. From a writing perspective, the narrative serves to link together disparate events into consistent and congruent story in order to entertain or inform the reader. For instance, if we take the story of “The Little Red Riding Hood” the facts are as follows: Continue reading