The NYT still is still kookoo for commie puffs

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The NYT still is still kookoo for commie puffs

Post by William » Thu May 03, 2018 10:08 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/opin ... uence.html



This marks at least 4 times this year there were prominent opinion pieces nostalgic for T̶h̶e̶ ̶T̶h̶i̶r̶d̶ ̶R̶e̶i̶c̶h̶ Communism, Lenin and, the only Marx less funny than Zeppo. The article itself is interesting as it shows the spiritual fanaticism almost in full bloom and a love for obscurantist doofus philosophers rather than economics. It also shows the left restructuring towards identity politics as the Archamedian lever it uses with "sociology". It is odd though, as the article itself almost seems to acknowledge that at its heart the people who are all about this stuff are unapologetic "materialist idealists" if such a term can be used, and that at the base of it the Marxist approach backed with neo-leftist french thought is the basis for the modern left. It's rare to see a mainstream opinion piece showing it's fangs like this. If that is the case he does himself credit by being intellectually honest and aware of his position, a rarity in such things; and he gives his opposition credit by admitting that much of the left really is this cartoonishly awful and bankrupt.

If my religion is an opiate according to "the sociological perspective" , these fellows are on full blown LSD laced heroin. The kids these days are not atheists, if only that were true, they are hyper spirtualized zealots.
I have come to feel strongly that the greatest service I can still render to my fellow men would be that I could make the speakers and writers among them thoroughly ashamed ever again to employ the term 'social justice'.
F.A Hayek

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