Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Following American self-styled leftists going back and fourth between attacking the anti-democratic state, and defending it against "anarchist libertarians" who oppose vaccine mandates. School vaccines have never been mandatory in Canada and the UK and France changed the law in 2018.  Two from "Carl Beijer", as symptomatic of a suburban high-school romance with an imagined past. Arguing with himself on Marx, Lenin and state censorship it just reminds you how far removed Americans are from the rest of the world.

Another way to put it is to say that truth is private, and politics is public, and liberals with their "politics of truth", square the circle in defense of their own self-image and self-interest. Their lies begin as lies to themselves.

Beijer's idealistic authoritarianism is fundamentally liberal, and stupid. 

The Ghost of Panofsky: "Whichever book you open, you will find precisely the passage you need."
Timing is everything.

Leiter, a few days ago on "Standpoint Epistemology", and now, on  Truth, freedom of speech and academic freedom, linking to CHE and to himself. The arguments are absurd. Academia is an institution, and no institution is an arbiter of truth in the way these idiots fantasize. They're defending a fucking church, which is why Leiter is against  freedom of speech for the rest of us.

I've made that point a thousand times but I don't think I've ever used the word "Hayek" when the name doesn't appear in a quote. The market tells you nothing about what it means to be a woman or a slave, and the academy is no better. Women's, Ethnic, Jewish, Black, and "Subaltern" Studies, are the result of change not the cause of it, which is why I'm following the globalized subaltern academic bourgeois celebrating communism, nationalism, internationalism, fascism—without acknowledging it—modern poetry, and Ermenegildo Zegna. 

James C. Scott, anarchist control freak. I'm not surprised he worked for the CIA. "Academics... don’t take ideas seriously. For academics, ideas are games."

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