Oct 212018
 

Blog posts may be the best place for “thought experiments” suggests Danielle to Robert in a discussion that is as much about their criticism of a recent ‘tweet’ by Professor Jordan Peterson, as it is about the social platform on which he made it.

“We are witnessing a cultural sea change,” notes Robert, “with Twitter, Facebook, and social media, just within the last decade or so.” Now a perpetual source for more controversies, on-line social media has become the “global village” predicted by Marshall McLuhan, whose infamous phrase “the medium is the message” takes on a literal meaning in the context of today’s technologies – and discussion.

Traditionally expressed forms of commentary may no longer apply and may in fact be dangerous in the courts of public opinion – particularly on the social platform known as ‘Twitter.’

Just ask Jordan Peterson, whose ‘tweet’ on the appointment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (“if appointed, he should step down”), potentially revealed more about Peterson’s fundamental philosophy and political inclinations than did his many hours of speaking on other social media, like YouTube and Facebook. Continue reading »

Oct 182018
 

Signing the Declaration of Independence

The unprecedented frenzied and irrational reactions to Brett Kavanaugh’s recent Supreme Court appointment appear impossible to objectively explain. From the theatrics surrounding the outrageous allegations of Christine Blasey Ford, to pounding on the doors of the Supreme Court itself, ‘beyond reason,’ would be putting it mildly, based on the optics.

But the reason for the frenzied desperation over Kavanaugh is quite understandable (though morally unjustifiable), notes Salim Mansur as he guides us through a step by step recent history of the Democratic Party’s steady decline in power and influence. With mid-term elections at the doorstep, the Democrats will only add more fuel to a fire of their own making.

What the Democrats are trying to ‘burn’ in that fire is America itself, in particular, the values of individualism upon which America has been founded. In attempting to do so, they risk getting burned themselves, and so far that has been both the result and the cause of their frenzied and irrational reactions.

America has long been at war with itself – a ‘culture’ war fought between Left and Right – one that has now become visibly polarized around the fundamental concepts of nationhood itself. International globalism or national sovereignty? That is the question. A culture based on shared values, or a ‘culture’ of no/competing values? Open borders or national boundaries? Individual rights or group rights? Continue reading »

Oct 142018
 

“Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life,” proudly boasts Ariel Dumas, a writer for The Colbert Show.

Yeah, ‘whatever.’

There, in a nutshell, is a hands-on description of what the Left truly represents. In American politics, the Left is the Democratic Party, which continues to amaze and entertain in daily demonstrations of just how low they are willing to go for – ‘whatever.’

‘Whatever’ consists of two basic ingredients: (1) gaining political power by ‘whatever’ corrupt means necessary, and (2) the pursuit of an evil ideology that, historically, has violently and destructively taken the lives of millions upon millions of people.

Accusing an innocent man of a crime is just politics as usual. Guilt or innocence? Completely irrelevant. ‘Whatever.’ Continue reading »

Oct 112018
 

Signaling Left

‘Virtue signaling’ takes many forms, and generally refers to public expressions of ‘virtue’ that are considered anything but. ‘Virtue signaling’ is a favorite practice of the Left, as its collectivist philosophy naturally demands the abandonment of true virtue in its pursuit of sinister intentions.

That’s why the highly racist term ‘white privilege’ has been forced into our political lexicon. For the Left, this offensive term serves two political objectives. First, the term represents a direct accusation of racism directed against those whose skin color is ‘white.’ Why? To induce unjustifiable and unearned guilt on the part of the accused – holding ‘whites’ responsible for history itself. Second, the term serves as the Left’s ‘moral’ justification for its immoral socialist ‘redistribution of wealth’ (stealing) philosophy.

Alarmingly, the term ‘white privilege’ is used more frequently by ‘whites’ than others, even though seemingly directed against white people. For them, the term helps to disguise the real target of their racism – generally directed towards the same ‘visible minorities’ groups they pretend to want to help.

For evidence, just listen to the voices of the Left that you’ll hear on today’s broadcast. Better still, listen to the responding voices of the Right, voices now possible to hear thanks to the power of social media and the internet. Continue reading »

Oct 042018
 

proof

Prove it! That’s what the feedback to our show last week demanded. Our conclusion that there is no conflict or contradiction between determinism, free will, and morality ‘proved’ to be point of discomfort for some.

A demand for proof is understandable and necessary ‘Proof’ verifies a fact, theory, or argument that may lead to (or perhaps prevent) action, and thus, have consequences.

It is important to bear in mind that in order for something to be susceptible to a test of ‘proof’ – whether concerning the existence of an object or the validity of an idea – it must also be capable of being proven false. If it is not possible to prove it false, then ‘proving’ its validity becomes a pointless exercise.

All ‘proofs,’ whether in mathematics or in logic, philosophically are best categorized within philosophy’s branch of epistemology – where it is actually possible for theories and assertions to be ‘proven’ true or false – ironically validated against the ‘unprovable’ but axiomatic reality of existence. Continue reading »

Sep 302018
 

Allyship (n): An active and consistent practice of unlearning and reevaluating beliefs and actions in order to work in solidarity with a marginalized individual or group.” That’s a ‘definition’ found on Teen Vogue on line, in an August 27 2018 article entitled “How To Use Gender Neutral Words” (written by Danielle Corcione).

Under a contrived pretense of using such words to “make life better for non-binary peers,” the real goal is far more sinister. As Danielle and Robert point out, the goal is to ‘progressively disintegrate’ language itself, and in the process, impose the non-value of egalitarianism on others.

Child abuse takes many forms, and one of those forms is the deconstruction of language in a way that destroys the ability of children to think critically. The goal itself must be judged as pure evil, since the ‘definitions’ being invented do not correspond to reality.

Avoiding reality is a hallmark of Leftist non-thinking, while imposing one’s own unreality upon others is the fundamental ‘tool’ (which is how the Left evasively describes the use of force) employed by all evil efforts and causes. Continue reading »

Sep 272018
 

Contemplation

As faith-based religion continues to lose its monopoly on morality, the source and nature of mankind’s morality is finally being openly questioned and discussed. In fact, that discussion has been drawing unprecedented audiences to both social media and to live venues, where the likes of Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris have essentially established the popular – and incorrect – framework of this public debate.

It’s not surprising in the least that these debates have never produced a resolution; one cannot resolve a philosophical dilemma without confining oneself to the discipline of philosophy itself. In attempting to resolve issues of ‘free will’, determinism, choice, and morality, neither ‘faith’ nor ‘pragmatism’ offer any solutions.

Morality has but one source and one standard: the preservation of human life itself. That is the ‘good.’ The destruction of human life is the ‘evil.’ Morality has no other application or purpose. Like any discipline, the development of an objective moral code is fundamentally a science, and as such, must be based on evidence and reason, not on faith or intuition.

As the third branch in the hierarchy of philosophy (the first two being metaphysics and epistemology), the development of any moral code will necessarily be based on whatever conclusions have been drawn from the first two. This is why the discussion about morality has largely become hijacked by a needless and meaningless debate over atheism versus religious faith. Continue reading »

Sep 242018
 

Howard Rotberg is a Canadian publisher (Mantua Books) and author of four books. Previously authoring The Second Catastrophe: A Novel about a Book and its Author, Exploring Vancouverism: The Political Culture of Canada’s Lotus Land, Tolerism: The Ideology Revealed (in its second (revised) edition), he now shares his solution to the ever-increasing woes begotten by the West’s ‘tolerism’ in his latest book, The Ideological Path to Submission: …and what we can do about it.

He has contributed over the years to many newspapers, magazines and websites, including VancouverSun, Pajamas Media, Frontpage Magazine, Freedom Press Canada Journal, and others.

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