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by Jon Irenicus
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Guilt and shame cultures
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Guilt and shame cultures

Kangaroo courts seem to be very prevalent in modern states, even so-called democratic ones.
by Jon Irenicus
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SJWS say the darndest things
Replies: 35
Views: 519

Re: SJWS say the darndest things

It's to my understanding many on this kind of left in Britain aren't exactly anti- brexit. With respect to Brexit, the old Left hate the EU as they see it part of the international capitalist conspiracy. For many of them, open borders is a way the corporations can suppress wages. Also the sort of n...
by Jon Irenicus
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 70% of Wealthy Families Lose Their Wealth By The Second Generation
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: 70% of Wealthy Families Lose Their Wealth By The Second Generation

It might be that the elites truly are a small subset of the wealthy, though. I mean if you think about it, say 10% of the wealthy, is still a sizeable enough number to capture the 0.01% elite. Also bear in mind that these figures are in spite of the central bank and regulatory state. Wealth would pr...
by Jon Irenicus
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SJWS say the darndest things
Replies: 35
Views: 519

Re: SJWS say the darndest things

Idk, I am certain there was some legitimate points they had to make, but expansion of the franchise in ever broader circles is, to me, a great negative.
by Jon Irenicus
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: SJWS say the darndest things
Replies: 35
Views: 519

Re: SJWS say the darndest things

They certainly used perceived grievances against old imperial regimes to rile up the masses. Whether their claims as to the grievances those empires caused stood up to scrutiny in terms of the claims they were making, is another matter entirely; it's also why I think many SJWs are so hostile to havi...
by Jon Irenicus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 'Batman Viewed from the Right'
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: 'Batman Viewed from the Right'

I mean the rendition of Batman given seems pretty accurate to me. He's one of the most positive male rolemodels as far as "superheroes" go.
by Jon Irenicus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Paul Gottfried on Cultural Marxism
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Paul Gottfried on Cultural Marxism

Agreed on the above. I think whatever stylistic or even ideological differences they might have, the above are cognate ideas and amount to very similar political conclusions.
by Jon Irenicus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Paul Gottfried on Cultural Marxism
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Paul Gottfried on Cultural Marxism

Seems to be a case of pick your poison with the left. :P Whether they speak the "language" of the working class, or not, they're still animated by the same hobgoblins of the mind.
by Jon Irenicus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ron Paul Is Racist!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 153

Re: Ron Paul Is Racist!!!

I used to think the term is hyperbolic; however, given that migration can and has been used as a tool for invading a territory in the past, and also given that forceful alteration of a population through such means is, according to the UN itself, a form of genocide, I'm not so sure it is anymore. Co...
by Jon Irenicus
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Paul Gottfried on Cultural Marxism
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Paul Gottfried on Cultural Marxism

I'm partial to the explanation that cultural marxism/the Frankfurt School evolved out of the failure of Marxism to win on the economic front, and also its subsequent political failures. Although modern SJWs and other disciples of Alinsky et al may not be orthodox Marxians, they still adhere to rigid...