Postmodern Crazy Town

The social justice atheists continue their descent into insanity.   First, hyperfeminist Aki Muthali has gotten into a tweeting flame war with Punchin’ Dan Arel.  Arel is defending the transgender activist who physically assaulted a woman and Muthali is accusing him of being a misogynist and he is accusing her of transphobia.  Such is the depth of intellect among the postmodernists.

Then there is the hilarity of Mythicist Milwaukee‏.  Apparently, they invited an antiChristian to attend who happens to advocate for child pornography and pedophilia.  Since this identity hasn’t been folded into the rainbow yet, the social justice atheists pounced, forcing Mythicist Milwaukee to rescind the invitation with egg all over their face.

Of course, keep in mind that these are the people who would sneer at religion and mock religious people. Really?  Sneering and mocking from a bunch of crackpots?

I need to take a break from looking in on the postmodernists.  Their constant arguing and pontificating and screaming reminds me too much of this scene from a classic movie (which would explain why activists like Hemant Mehta quietly tiptoe around this stuff).  See if you agree.

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11 Responses to Postmodern Crazy Town

  1. Julian says:

    I imagine Dawkins will invite him, them.

  2. apollyon911 says:

    That scene sums it up nicely

  3. Tim Lambert says:

    Hey Mike, speaking of incautious comments made by Dawkins… did you see the tweet he chirped regarding the shooting in Las Vegas?

  4. Dhay says:

    Durn tootin’, great shootin’. Cool dude sertin’ he’s 2nd Mendment rahts. Hell yeah! Every country has its psychopaths. In US they have guns

    Ignore it, it’s his very British way of expressing horror at US attitudes towards guns, and at the consequences.

  5. TFBW says:

    Pretty easy to ignore, actually. In England they have Muslim terror attacks and a festering underground of Muslim rape gangs, and they crack down in “Islamophobia” in response. Deal about your own backyard, Dawkins: you’re the one who says Islamophobia is not a word. Be careful, though: the hate-speech police have their eagle eye on Twitter, and hate speech is the new blasphemy.

  6. Julian says:

    Wow.. I didn’t expect anything less childish from him, but that’s beyond a simpleminded stereotype.

  7. Dhay says:

    The tweet amounts to a sneering, “You had it coming”. There’s no sympathy expressed for the victims in that tweet, nor in a previous tweet, nor since.

    The tweet was at “5:33 AM – 2 Oct 2017”, and although I’ve no idea what time zone stamps Twitter posts (his local BST?) that’s two days or so ago.

    Where’s his humanity?

  8. GRA says:

    1. Dawkinshas zero understanding of the 2nd Amendment and how it plays into America.
    2. Dawkins is just afraid of guns.
    3. As a Yankee, I see Dawkins is just like any other leftist who shows their ignorance about the South. I bet if you get Dawkins in a debate about the 2nd Amendment with a person who supports the 2nd Amendment, and who talks like the stereotypical Southerner, Dawkins would lose handily. I’d like the person to candidly ask the Bright “Why are you such a dick towards my people? You think Trump’s the bigot?”

  9. Dhay says:

    Jerry Coyne’s 03 October 2017 blog post entitled “More on Evergreen State: Disruptive students actually get punished, and ex-professor Heather Heying writes about the Left’s anti-science stand” makes a point of quoting Heying’s message:

    Some excerpts from Heather’s piece:

    What may not be obvious from outside academia is that this revolution is an attack on Enlightenment values: reason, inquiry and dissent. Extremists on the left are going after science. Why? Because science seeks truth, and truth isn’t always convenient.

    The left has long pointed to deniers of climate change and evolution to demonstrate that over here, science is a core value. But increasingly, that’s patently not true.

    The battle on our campuses—and ever more, in K-12 schools, in cubicles and in meetings, and on the streets—is being framed as a battle for equity, but that’s a false front. True, there are real grievances. Gaps between populations exist, for historical and modern reasons that are neither honorable nor acceptable, and they must be addressed. But what is going on at institutions across the country is—yes—a culture war between science and postmodernism. The extreme left has embraced a facile fiction.

    Postmodernism, and specifically its offspring, critical race theory, have abandoned rigor and replaced it with “lived experience” as the primary source of knowledge. Little credence is given to the idea of objective reality. Science has long understood that observation can never be perfectly objective, but it also provides the ultimate tool kit with which to distinguish signal from noise—and from bias. Scientists generate complete lists of alternative hypotheses, with testable predictions, and we try to falsify our own cherished ideas. […]

    She then relates a fact that I didn’t know, but it’s chilling:

    In a meeting with administrators at Evergreen last May, protesters called, on camera, for college president George Bridges to target STEM faculty in particular for “antibias” training, on the theory that scientists are particularly prone to racism. That’s obvious to them because scientists persist in using terms like “genetic” and “phenotype” when discussing humans. Mr. Bridges offers: “[What] we are working towards is, bring ’em in, train ’em, and if they don’t get it, sanction them.”

    Despite the benevolent-sounding label, the equity movement is a highly virulent social pathogen, an autoimmune disease of the academy. Diversity offices, the very places that were supposed to address bigotry and harassment, have been weaponized and repurposed to catch and cull all who disagree. And the attack on STEM is no accident. Once scientists are silenced, narratives can be fully unhooked from any expectation that they be put to the test of evidence. Last month, Evergreen made it clear that they wanted two of its scientists gone—my husband, Bret Weinstein, and me, despite our stellar reputations with the students they claimed to be protecting. First, they came for the biologists . . .

    […] At the root of all this is the postmodernism that denies the existence of objective truth, privileges feelings over facts, and rejects scientific data when it conflicts with their narrative. Remember, these are characteristics not of the Right, but of our side. Heather closes her piece this way:

    Science has sometimes been used to rationalize both atrocity and inaction in its face. But conflating science with its abuse has become a favorite trope of extremists on the left. It’s a cheap rhetorical trick, and not, dare I say, very logical.

    Science creates space for the free exchange of ideas, for discovery, for progress. What has postmodernism done for you lately?

    There you are, then, Social Justice Activism (and presumably Atheism+”) is anti-science, its post-modernist proponents science-deniers.

  10. TFBW says:

    Scientists generate complete lists of alternative hypotheses, with testable predictions, and we try to falsify our own cherished ideas.

    … said the Evolutionary Biologist, who is married to an Evolutionary Biologist, without the slightest hint of irony or self-awareness.

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