A physicist who has a video channel called King Crocoduck talking to the influential anti-feminist Youtuber Sargon of Akkad, in a video about the history of philosophy and how it brings us to the modern day social justice insanity.
It is 2 hours long, and somewhat tedious. The superficial summary is…
Few hundred years ago philosophy had
Rationalists – make stuff up by thinking logically
Empiricists – do that, but check with evidence
Kant – we see evidence through a lens and that distorts what is out there
Hegel – philosophy changes with time and reacts against what came before, and finally gets mixed. History is a conflict of ideas. Plus unreadable nonsense.
Marx – History is a conflict of production workers vs owners
& would be utopia if the workers owned everything
Existentialism – No fate or meaning, up to us, but they blamed suffering on capitalism
Weber – Capitalism only works by protestant work ethic & culture changes capitalism
Continental tradition – incomprehensible gibberish
Heidegger – more nonsense
Critical Theory – All the above muddled up to evaluate society & why Marxism didn’t work – because everyone did it wrong, but Marx was right
Neo Marxism – Capitalism is political and it damaged Marxism, and it tricks people into thinking it is good
1968 French University revolution brings…
Post Modernism – The above applied to sex and race & everything (not just capitalism) Lots more meaningless impenetrable language
Deconstruction – take what someone says and break it up to find whatever you want to find.
Having broken everything into bits, all the bits are of equal value, so something bad is just as good as something good.
Sociologists can’t see society objectively and they bias what they see therefore don’t even try to be objective.
“Dialectic of Sex” – Marx applied to men vs women
Black Power – Marx applied to blacks vs white
Kimberle Crenshaw intersectionality The oppressor can’t see what is happening, but the oppressed can see it. So ask the oppressed why they are oppressed and believe. (Based on older idea that a worker can understand his own needs AND the bosses needs, but the boss can’t understand both)
That’s it. Now we have to fix it.