Saturday, November 28, 2015

Chomsky on Dead White Male Science

Chomsky savages another outrageous idea of the Postmodernist left:
“ … the entire idea of ‘white male science’ reminds me, I’m afraid, of ‘Jewish physics.’ Perhaps it is another inadequacy of mine, but when I read a scientific paper, I can’t tell whether the author is white or is male. The same is true of discussion of work in class, the office, or somewhere else. I rather doubt that the non-white, non-male students, friends, and colleagues with whom I work would be much impressed with the doctrine that their thinking and understanding differ from ‘white male science’ because of their ‘culture or gender and race.’ I suspect that ‘surprise’ would not be quite the proper word for their reaction.” (Chomsky 1995).
Good on you, Noam.

There is a reason why – even if I sometimes strongly disagree with you – you have my respect.

Chomsky, Noam. 1995. “Rationality/Science,” Z Papers Special Issue

Friday, November 27, 2015

Want to know why the Populist Right is rising in Europe?

For christ’s sake, I have genuine sympathies for real refugees (especially women and children), but what country could tolerate this level of lawlessness without serious political consequences? If you want to know why the Sweden Democrats, the Danish People’s Party, the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), the Freedom Party in Austria, the French National Front and UKIP are soaring in popularity, then look no further.

A breakdown of law and order like this is what angers people and drives them to the right.

The million dollar question that hardly anyone in the media asks: how many of the people here are mere economic migrants? The solution cannot be to just continue to allow 1 million or 1.5 million people into Europe a year for the foreseeable future.