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lol chill y'all
I thought this was a bit too harsh on you @Flin Flon and combined with this:I'm just taking the p*iss. Not everything has to be a debate, and hardly anyone here is going to spend upwards of 30 minutes making a post about neoclassical economics when you're this self-serious and fedora debate-y, and keep pigeonholing people as anime marxist idiots when they use terms like "neoliberalism". I miss the old rams. : (
Actually the main reason I don't reply is because I don't have access to JSTOR anymore and I can't access the secret but damming, undeniable, quadruple-peer-reviewed "why neoliberalism is triple gay" journal : (
I thought you had sufficient self-awareness of how you come across but I guess I was wrong.Yeah, I try really hard and I don't realize how I come across socially and the vibes that I leave. I forget that people have lives, or I don't pick up on jokes... It's not cool, I'm gonna think. Thanks for letting me know!
I am probably going to regret asking but... What is this concept of "New Totalitarian Tribalists" that you keep bringing up?He's going strong on Bit-Chute though! You New Totalitarian Tribalists are gonna have to try a LOT harder if actually silencing the Molyneews of the world is your actual goal. Great Leap Forward!?
Fact is, your revolution is losing badly. It is likely to suffer a mortal blow in November
Cannot say I'll be upset to see your NTT movement withered down to a state of benign torpor, but if it doesn't go that way and the Revolution Does turn out to be on the horizon I'll be standing up on the Palisades with the Orange men and women in blue.
I have not listened to him much. But what little I have, I find I agree with him to a shocking extent. So . . . yes, I DO like to listen to Dave Rubin. I'm also growing fond of Joe Rogan, though Joe is a bit less clear in his thinking and subject to emotional judgements. There are also a host of other "Black" Conservative commentators who are near to what I'd consider classical liberal, even though many identify as "conservative" and in some cases are explicitly Christian, which I personally eschew for reasons of being an evolutionary biologist.Do you like to listen to Dave Rubin?
I mean... He is definitely good at argumentation but I see little science in what he is saying. And I can't say that he has the most impressive academic resumeNew Totalitarian Tribalism is a family of post-Marxist ideological and political movements which began to arise in the 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union, but with intellectual roots that extend deeper into at least the 20th century. New Totalitarian Tribalism is analogous to what Victor Davis Hansen calls "The New Dark Age Mind."
You may find it more entertaining to view his discussion of that concept than for me to fuddle through my inchoate thoughts on how the NTT is defined. Suffice to say, from my perspective, New Totalitarian Tribalism is what we are really dealing with whenever referencing early 21st Century manifestations of things like: the political left; "liberal" political philosophy; progressive politics. I began to develop the idea that it is necessary to create this conceptual model and distinguish manifestations of it when I realized how little contemporary American "liberalism" resembles true Liberalism, i.e., Classical Liberalism. I am a classical liberal, but I cannot identify with what gets referenced as "liberal" in 2020. The (typical) rhetoric, policies, agendas and modes of dialogue of so-called liberalism in 2020 are dogmatic, judgmental, moralistic, exclusionary, emotion-laden rather than empirical and rational, hypocritical, unethical, manipulative, duplicitous, supremacist, absolutist, anti-constitutional, malfeasant, indifferent or even malicious. The best examples of the NTT philosophy at play are how the United States Democratic Party under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi have operated since at least 2017, and indeed it seems how the Obama administration operated before that. The NTT philosophy prescribes a certain set of largely arbitrary post-colonial moral standards and advocates for trials by public opinion, adjudication by rumor-mongering, intimidation harassment and coercion. The only real 'virtue' of any of the various movements we can comfortably identify as subsidiaries of the NTT are their complete lack of principle and ethical backbone; virtuous only insofar as it makes the whole family of movements turn on one another and fight one another almost as often as those who are outside of the tribe. The NTT is bound to fail eventually, but it has already done tremendous damage and the events of this summer are signs that it stands to do a great deal more damage before the silent majority of centrists in most Western countries (or . . . well, the U.S. at least) demand that enough is enough and push back on the insanity.