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The ‘Postmodern’ Intellectual Roots of Today’s Campus Mobs

Monday, March 27, 2017 21:25
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“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” -George Orwell 1984

We are more than the stories we tell. We are more than the words that we say. There is inherent truth not defined by language.

But those who adhere to the religion of political correctness, and it is a religion, are convinced that if they “frame” reality the way they want then reality will become what they want. It’s basically a cult dressed up in anti-intellectual intellectualism.

(From The Wall Street Journal)

For Rorty, truth is nothing but a story we will all come to accept together—a progressive story in which inequalities of race, sex and sexuality are being steadily ameliorated. The positions articulated by opponents of this narrative are false by definition, false from the outset, known to be false before they are even examined. It is then well within the values of academia—devoted to the truth—to silence those views.

“It is doubtful whether the current critics of the universities who are called ‘conservative intellectuals’ deserve this description,” Rorty writes. “For intellectuals are supposed to be aware of, and speak to, issues of social justice.” That is, opponents of the leftist consensus in academia do not even count as intellectuals because of the positions they take. By that logic it is defensible to eliminate such people from graduate programs, to deny them tenure, even to shout them down.

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