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Cultural Marxism moves Overton

23 Jul

Indeed, one could even be a leftist or progressive in several regards in 1965, especially on primarily economic issues, while hewing to what was still orthodoxy back then on moral matters, esp. as regards sexuality, the relations between the sexes, and life/death matters; such wasn’t seen as even inconsistent, let alone beyond the pale. But now, such people today would get lumped in with us reactionaries, as way beyond the pale, according to the powers that be.

Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar

Cthulhu swims Left.

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Posted by on July 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “Cultural Marxism moves Overton

  1. Thomas Henderson

    July 23, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Cultural Marxism is one factor. French philosophical deconstructionism is another. Thanks to an undercurrent of existentialism and the work of Jacques Derrida in particular, words came to be seen primarily as conveying power relationship. In other words, the meaning of words was the main obstacle to equality. Deconstruct the Word, a brave new world will emerge.

    If one sees a hint of the diabolical in this, “deconstruct the Word”, you are not too far off the mark. It’s one more step on the road to Nietzsche-like nihilism, i.e. no belief in objective Truth and the will to power. All is now subjective.

    The fact that words are not only referential but descriptive (of reality) is lost in the argument. For example, we no longer use the descriptive term “sex” to describe “male” and “female” but the referential term “gender” – think grammar class – to describe the 64 flavours of ice cream said to make up the so-called gender spectrum. Don’t worry about the number. It keeps changing.

    Once one is disconnected from reality, one is insane. The different between the mid 1960s and the 20-teens has been the injection of insanity into our way of thinking. In 1969, we lived in world that could put a man on the moon. Now we can’t even tell bathrooms apart. That’s how far we’ve come.

    Progressives call this progress.

     
    • Will S.

      July 23, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Hear, hear!

      Pilate was really the first post-modernist / deconstructionist, when he asked, “What is truth?”, implying that truth is relative. But indeed, it would take until the 20th century before such a way of thinking (or rather not thinking, mostly feeling, emoting) became popular in society as a whole.

       
  2. oogenhand

    July 26, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Kthanid walks to the right.

     
    • Will S.

      July 26, 2017 at 7:32 am

      Okay. Never actually read much Lovecraft.

       

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