Seminar at Cornell will question use of “reason” and “rationality”


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The coming dark age: A six-week seminar this summer at Ivy League Cornell University will question the use of either “reason” and “rationality.”

The goal of the entire seminar is to demonstrate that knowledge, and truth, is always tied to power, which means that all knowledge, and truth, is entirely subjective, and if discovered by some ethnic groups in power (whites or Christians or Jews), other ethnic groups out of power have the right, the obligation, to reject that knowledge, and truth, in order to establish their own power base.

So, if an leftist Antifa fascist thug hits me, a white Jew, over the head with a rock and kills me, I can declare I am still alive because my interpretation of knowledge and truth is different than that leftist Antifa fascist thug.

Even more important, that leftist Antifa fascist thug will be justified in claiming he or she did nothing wrong, because from his or her perspective of knowledge and truth they did not kill me, but merely stopped me from oppressing them unjustly.

That dark age is coming on very fast. Be warned.

Hat tip Robert Pratt of Pratt on Texas.

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11 comments

  • John

    My goodness, I could lower someone’s IQ just by posting keywords from that article.

    I thought a seminar was more like a long lecture, usually with multiple speakers. This is a multi week course.

    God help us if thus is really considered serious and worth credits.

  • Cotour

    This is the kind of really incomplete thinking that poses as deep intellectual thought that insists through its logic that everyone self suicide after they admit that they are guilty being born white.

    This is how humanity dies.

    Let me rephrase, this is how a segment of humanity dies I.E. the leftist morons who become self deluded and believe that they must penalize themselves for the actions of their fore fathers. (Who were white)

    I think it is a product of the luxury that they have grown up in. Some people become so self destructive driven by their not really accomplishing anything of consequence in their lives.

    This is a self induced mental illness.

    This is against all experience and teachings that civilization is built upon and it poses as rational “Moral” thought process. You are not born to think in this manner, it is against everything rational. And this is what is being taught in our higher halls of learning?

    What this actually reminds me of as I am attempting to understand it is a famous San Francisco politico, Jim Jones. Sick, sick, sick.

    Total mind control under the faux heading of education. Very disturbing to me.

  • Jason Lewis

    It’s the Post Modernist movement that Jordan Peterson has been warning about. There is no objective truth according to them. Your truth may be different from mine. According to Peterson, this maddness started in the humanities departments in the universities, but it’s slowly creeping into industry and into other departments.

  • wodun

    It is the perversion of concepts that lead to understanding. There is subjectivity to most things but reason and rationality are tools intended to be used to gaining a more objective understanding of what we don’t know.

    In some ways it is right to say that “truth” is tied to power because totalitarians want to prevent people from having knowledge. This is why we see Marxists working so hard to censor and control knowledge on the internet and in meatspace.

  • Chris

    Isn’t this Post-Modernism?

  • Ian C.

    When I found Fashionable Nonsense[1] 20 years ago, I laughed and it helped me steer the less rational areas of academia. I also discovered the field of post-colonialism, which–next to some interesting views on power relations and cultural hegemony–is mostly about blaming Europeans for everything. Now I see that the enemies of science and reason evolved. Take it straight from the source and learn how objectivity or individualism are white supremacy:

    https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html

    It’s not some obscure curiosity. Madness and political agendas find their ways, from the activists to the teachers to the students:

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/20/richard-carranza-held-doe-white-supremacy-culture-training/

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    [1] http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Fashionable-Nonsense-Postmodern-Intellectuals-Abuse-of-Science-Alan-Sokal-Jean-Bricmont.pdf

  • wayne

    Chris–
    nail, on the head.

    “Postmodern NeoMarxism: Diagnosis and Cure”
    Dr. Jordan Peterson
    June 28, 2017
    https://youtu.be/s4c-jOdPTN8
    33:19

  • Cotour

    A perfect real time, real world example, the NYT’s writer does not understand his own data. Its about what he wanted it to mean.

    https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/06/28/new-york-times-graph-republicans/

    They claim that the Republicans have become more radical, when in fact it is the distance that the Democrats have traveled Left that has made the gap bigger between the two party’s.

    This is subjective self serving “science”, a make believe politically correct world where all participants, both willing and unwilling die an embarrassing death of forced Lemming like ignorance. All die and not until the last seconds of existence do the true believers maybe realize as they draw their last breath, “God, was I wrong?”.

    Or worse, you die fulfilled just as ignorant as when you were born, a perfect circle of life. Ignorant in, and ignorant out.

  • Cotour

    Some more “scientific” Fact.

    https://youtu.be/eR1eJUnz7c8

    This guy is one of the best “teachers” of this new paradigm in “education”.

    (If you watch the presentation a couple of times you can generally figure it out, but its the skill of the performer is the real “Miracle”. Seamless)

  • Andrew Winter

    Understanding the roots of the thing. This article outlines German Idealism, https://www.iep.utm.edu/germidea/

    This section out lines the opposition to the application of reason, https://www.iep.utm.edu/germidea/#H2

    In this section, https://www.iep.utm.edu/germidea/#H6, I found the following.
    ” … The belief that German idealism was at least partly responsible for German nationalism and aggression was common among philosophers of Russell’s generation and only became stronger after World War I and World War II. The famous depiction of Hegel as an “enemy of liberty” and a “totalitarian” in The Open Society and its Enemies (1946) by Karl Popper (1902-1994) builds upon this view. And while it would be difficult to prove that any particular philosophy was responsible for German nationalism or the rise of fascism, it is true that the works of Fichte and Hegel were, like those of Nietzsche, favorite references for German nationalists and, later, the Nazis. … ”

    The revolt against reason has a long history, it seems, and not a pretty one.

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