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Monday, 18 January 2016

Beware When Philosophers Preach

What Do We Owe Each Other?

By Aaron James Wendland  January 18, 2016 (LINK to article)
"Levinas has taught us . . .  our responsibility for others is the foundation of all human communities . . . And since welcoming and sharing are the foundation upon which all communities are formed, no amount of inhospitable nationalism can be consistently defended when confronted with the suffering of other human beings."

The author reminds me more of a preacher quoting a prophet from his sacred scripture, than of a serious philosopher, seeking to assert his own moral authority and thereby promote his status and career prospects within the priesthood, i.e. academic fraternity.

What he says is moralistic nonsense, and could be dismissed as such, if it were not for the pernicious influence it has on society, especially on our political and media elites, just as church ideology and moralising once did.

It needs to be taken apart in detail and debunked, which space doesn't allow for here.

Basically, he is advocating the ideology of post-racial multiculturalism (not coincidentally, the exact but equally extreme and insane opposite of Nazi racial ideology), which demonises prejudice (an OVERREACTION to the Holocaust, which was wrongly blamed on prejudice), instead of recognising it as a healthy aspect of human tribal nature, which, like human sexuality, needs to be managed and controlled in an acceptable and civilised fashion, of course, but not demonised and suppressed as part of the age-old strategy of divide and rule, so successful practiced by the medieval church, as it is now by our "liberal" elites.

See BLOG in which I elaborate on these "heretical" ideas.

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