The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 11
We live in an era of unprecedented pressure for ideologically based organizational trainings: anti-racist, racial sensitivity, unconscious bias, cultural awareness, and, perhaps most commonly, some combination of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” We’re also rapidly waking up to the fact that in this era, the basic terminology describing and informing these training programs cannot be trusted to mean what it seems to on its face. What’s needed, then, is clarity around these terms and these ideas. In this episode of the New Discourses podcast, James Lindsay walks the listener through the concepts of “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” so that listeners can understand what these terms mean in the context of the Critical Social Justice ideology and thus be better informed to deal with their infiltration into our organizations. Join in to learn more!
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Actually THIS would be the perfect Hollywood job – The martyrdom of G. Floyd including documentary-style (“the hidden Floyd files”) FULL ON RESSURRECTION & Ascension -, holy host, angels, Lord n all – – released as film, game, Marvel-Comic, education materials (and dedicated Floyd-professorships in Critical Whiteness Studies) – They (Hollywood) have the resources and inclination to do it!
The last parallel to 2000 years ago is the spontaneous emergence of new religious movements, like Sanct Floyd golden coffin and all (ressurrection is still outstanding). Having witnessed this in a society with ample hi tech info & propaganda distribution nodes – so even though the Kernel of Nought might be hidden behind layer after layer of BS and propaganda spam 2000 years thick, this has now firsthand taught us how much credibility can be attributed to suchlike events in human history.
Is not all this eerily similar to the Jesus-narrative?
Priceless to have this process of monty-pythonesque absurdity being replayed in fast-fwd before our incredulous eyes – even the Loretta-theme~”trans” fully correctly predicted …
What is actually very interesting and ironic is that Foucault got his “discourses carry politically charged assignations”-theory from F. Nietzsche, in particular his Genealogy of Morals, very roughly: While the Greek and Roman civilisation valued excellence, strength, science, rationality, the Christians – uneducated cavedwellers, but the many, prevailed over the few by inverting the morality of “excellence” and strength into “The meek shall inherit the earth” as an appealing propaganda-slogan for the masses – and so 3 centuries later toppled the Roman Empire.
“Morality” only then became the morality of fostering and spreading weakness, a morality build in resentment and hatred of what one cannot have or be, and terrorize and manipulate people with guilt of priviledge as opposed to the morale (also as in war) to achieve excellence and determination.
It is thus funny to note that this “Social Justice Movement” is very much on the same path as early Christianity, making a supposed morality to always weaponize weakness against excellence (denigrated as privilege, and thus earmarked to be taken away from the privileged), lack of education is OK if you stand in the light of God, etc.
And look who prevailed, historically… Will history repeat itself?
You (or Nietzsche) are suggesting the internalization of the mantra “the meek shall inherit the earth” ultimately toppled the Roman Empire? Honestly, that sounds like a convenient narrative cobbled together afterward, rather than fact.
I get there is probably more behind it than is reasonable to present in a comment section but even from the 30 thousand foot view it seems tenuous.
But even assuming the theory is valid, one significant difference between early Christians, characterized as you do as ‘weaponizing weakness against excellence’ is that if they couldn’t read, it wasn’t because they lacked a structured home environment that valued reading or general education; they actually didn’t have an opportunity to learn and maybe didn’t even have a sense it could be useful. This does not correlate with today’s “oppressed” groups. Privilege actually existed anciently in the way the Woke simply claim it exists today.
But either way, it was a faction of Christianity that invented the printing press, bringing enlightenment and knowledge to the masses, and ushering in the Modern era.
This kind of #EVROPA larping is counterproductive. What is the advantage in equating Christianity with Critical Theory? Whether you like it or not, two millennia of history have made Christianity synonymous with Western Civilization that Critical Theory exists to “deconstruct.” The 20th century proved that secular humanism/existentialism/fascism/communism or any other ism failed to fill the void created by the decline of Christianity in the West. That void is currently being filled by the two extremes of Critical Theory and Islam.
If you genuinely believe the struggle against Critical Theory (or should I say Cultural Marxism?) and Christianity are the same, you are just parroting Nazi rhetoric (another failed 20th century ism).
Or have I misjudged you, Claus?
I have indeed rendered Nietzsche’s often sharply condemning rhetoric, by no means do I think Christianity or Christian people should be attacked in this day and age.
I also acknowledge that in the high Middle Ages the Church was an agent of learning and cultural advancement.
There is another book though which was on my mind in this context, “Schatten über Europa: Der Untergang der antiken Kultur” from R. Bergmeier, who argues that the nigh total loss of antique heathen writings is evidence that the Roman citizens (not foreign barbarians) have turned on their own culture and torched their own libraries.
Which brings us into the midst of cancel culture, of course.
Just recently I re-read Nietzsche’s Genealogy of morals & his work “The Antichrist” and I guarantee you: Substitute “Christianity” with Globalists resp. Anti-White racists and it not only works one on one, you will even learn something about the psychological underpinnings of them.
It fits so well that I think it is at bottom a similar social movement (to exclude any religious component proper) from the death of Jesus till the end of Rome in the 5th cent.: It is also egalitarian, devalues culture, learning and craftsmanship (“lilies in the field…”), is against slavery, anti-colonial, institutionalises moral mass hysteria…
And, like their historical predecessor, they (the anti-white and also anti-Christian racists) will ultimately be successful, as sure as fools outnumber the wise, and as sure as all good things, to refer a last time to Nietzsche, end by themselves (being too strong to be vanquished externally); except this time its fast fwd, not centuries, decades – time to bid – not good bye, but adieu…
Larry Reed has a better explanation for the fall of Rome – https://fee.org/articles/video-lawrence-reed-on-modern-parallels-to-the-fall-of-rome/