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Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Coming soon from this OZ-based outfit. This film will get the regressives and others under the spell of Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome riled up of course — nice! The producers are still accepting donations. blasphemyChristopher Hitchensgad saadislamm103Maajid NawazOstrich Parasitic Syndromepolitics and religionregressive leftsam harris

Dear Humanities Profs: We Are the Problem

“Academic politics are so vicious because the stakes are so small” — attributed to Henry Kissinger. Eric Bennett’s scathing assessment of activism masquerading as inquiry. “The IYI [intellectual yet idiot] pathologizes others for doing things he doesn’t understand without ever realizing it is his understanding that may be limited” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game. The…

The Left as the Trojan Horse of Jew Hatred

The regressive Left’s identitarian-intersectionalism fetish (sadly with many IYI Jews in their ranks) are the Trojan Horse of Jew hatred. Their shallow and incoherent identitarian politics presents a threefold danger: (1) white supremacist groups have now been relicensed to play that game. And yet, the regressives find their primary purpose as Nazi hunters, the uptick of…

The philosophies of curdled bitterness

Stephen Hicks’ masterful critical survey of the disparate strands and ever-shifting cynical alliances, and as a consequence, dissonant morphology, offers a very accessible first orientation to understanding the shitstorm that we are currently in the midst of: “Why do they have that power in the humanities but not in the sciences? Why has a significant…

The patriarchy of space exploration

Jerry Coyne takes on this POMO tripe: it’s become noticeable that the latest unexamined POMO buzzword to be added to the IYI lexicon in addition to the baseline “ghost in the machine” catchall (“patriarchy”) — is now “colonization”. Do I really have to enact the emotional labor of deconstructing this rant from a very privileged young…