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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Sep 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 21 Leftist thought for at least the past 250 years has taken a particular form that is not the usual form of thinking and understanding we know and love. It’s something completely different. The Left, perhaps since Rousseau and definitely since Hegel, has been dialectical in its thinking. It is the Dialectical Left. What is the dialectic, though? What is dialectical thinking? In short, it’s the fusion of opposites in a way that understands them from a higher-level perspective, which is necessarily synthetic. In this slightly longer episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay explains the dialectic and dialectical thought …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 21 Leftist thought for at least the past 250 years has taken a particular form that is not the usual form of thinking and understanding we know and love. It’s something completely different. The Left, perhaps since Rousseau and definitely since Hegel, has been dialectical in its thinking. It is the Dialectical Left. What is the dialectic, though? What is dialectical …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Sep 22

OnlySubs Episode 108: ESG Is for Everyone! is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members Thinkspot ESG is a scam. The Environmental, Social, and Governance standards set by some of the most corrupt and powerful institutions on this planet allow them to run the entire professional world like a cartel, especially its corporate sector. As a result, ESG is for everyone! Literally. I recently found out that even to work as a server in some restaurants requires people to go through hour upon hour upon hour of ESG training, on one’s own …

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OnlySubs Episode 108: ESG Is for Everyone! is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members Thinkspot ESG is a scam. The Environmental, Social, and Governance standards set by some of the most corrupt and powerful institutions on this planet allow them to run the entire professional world like a cartel, especially …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Sep 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 94 Paulo Freire is a Brazilian Marxist who is responsible for “Marxifying” education, thereby ruining it. In effect, what he did was created a Marxist Theory of being educated, and what this did, in turn, was create a Marxist Theory of knowledge and knowing. Who gets to be considered a knower? On what grounds? To whose benefit? Who decides? All of these questions are to be answered on (Critical) Marxist grounds. One result of this transition, in addition to his approach to education, is that he opened the door to a true Marxism of stupidity. You see, as …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 94 Paulo Freire is a Brazilian Marxist who is responsible for “Marxifying” education, thereby ruining it. In effect, what he did was created a Marxist Theory of being educated, and what this did, in turn, was create a Marxist Theory of knowledge and knowing. Who gets to be considered a knower? On what grounds? To whose benefit? …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Sep 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 20 There are certain advantages to understanding not just how the Dialectical Left (including Marxists and Wokeness) think but how their thought evolves over time. Theirs is a wholly Leftist religion that operates through a completely dialectical faith. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay spends a few minutes unpacking the dialectic and how it works. He then uses this information to trace the development of Leftist thought over the last 260 years and offers a cogent explanation for how it will develop over the next thirty, progressing through Woke Marxism into Sustainable Capitalism and …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 20 There are certain advantages to understanding not just how the Dialectical Left (including Marxists and Wokeness) think but how their thought evolves over time. Theirs is a wholly Leftist religion that operates through a completely dialectical faith. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay spends a few minutes unpacking the dialectic and how it …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Sep 22

OnlySubs Episode 107: Does Academia Have Ideological Rabies? is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members Thinkspot About this time four years ago, I traveled to Portland, Oregon, not only to inspect the behaviors of canines in urban dog parks but also to meet up with Peter Boghossian, Helen Pluckrose, and Mike Nayna as the day approached to tell the world about the Grievance Studies Affair. After a few observational trips to the dog park, we all headed over to Bret Weinstein’s house to tell him and his wife, Heather Heying, …

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OnlySubs Episode 107: Does Academia Have Ideological Rabies? is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members Thinkspot About this time four years ago, I traveled to Portland, Oregon, not only to inspect the behaviors of canines in urban dog parks but also to meet up with Peter Boghossian, Helen Pluckrose, and …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Sep 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 93 Redefine the words; redefine the society. That’s the basic idea of “critique” and the way so much of Marxist activism proceeds. Recently, James Lindsay explained this phenomenon in an essay on New Discourses with relation to three key terms that allow a subversion of society: “inclusion,” “democracy,” and, most concerningly, “citizenship.” In this episode of the New Discourses Podcast, host James Lindsay reads through and elaborates on his own essay on this topic. Join him to understand this important maneuver. Subscribe to the New Discourses Podcast on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, or by RSS. Additional …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 93 Redefine the words; redefine the society. That’s the basic idea of “critique” and the way so much of Marxist activism proceeds. Recently, James Lindsay explained this phenomenon in an essay on New Discourses with relation to three key terms that allow a subversion of society: “inclusion,” “democracy,” and, most concerningly, “citizenship.” In this …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Sep 22

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 19 Apparently a lot of young people believe not only in something nonsensical but also specifically in socialism. I recently heard an example of a young woman talking about how all the necessities of life both “should be free” and “should be paid for by the government.” Obviously, if they’re paid for, they’re not free, but she means that they’re free for her and paid for by everyone, thus partly her, through the intermediary of the State. This is a terrible idea. To better understand why, it’s best to understand a basic fact of economic decision-making, …

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New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 19 Apparently a lot of young people believe not only in something nonsensical but also specifically in socialism. I recently heard an example of a young woman talking about how all the necessities of life both “should be free” and “should be paid for by the government.” Obviously, if they’re paid for, they’re not free, but …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Sep 22

OnlySubs Episode 106: They’re Not Idiots is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members Thinkspot I hear people say “Idiots!” all the time when discussing the actions of the ruling class. That’s a mistake. They’re not idiots. They’re malicious. Recognizing that stupidity alone cannot explain their behavior is extremely important to understanding what’s going on in the world around us today. In this episode of my subscribers-only podcast, James Lindsay OnlySubs, I explain how Hanlon’s Razor (never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity) is an escape hatch …

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OnlySubs Episode 106: They’re Not Idiots is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar Substack YouTube Members Thinkspot I hear people say “Idiots!” all the time when discussing the actions of the ruling class. That’s a mistake. They’re not idiots. They’re malicious. Recognizing that stupidity alone cannot explain their behavior is extremely important to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 Sep 22

“Learning loss” refers to educational attainment we can expect would have happened if it weren’t for something disrupting the educational process and preventing it from occurring. These days, we most often hear about it—when we’re allowed to hear about it—in the context of the disruptions imposed upon our lives and our children in the name of the Covid-19 pandemic. Learning loss is learning that should have occurred but for failures in educational policy and practice. Substantial and unnecessary as the pandemic response learning loss has proved, there’s a far greater learning loss occurring in America today, which has American schoolchildren …

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“Learning loss” refers to educational attainment we can expect would have happened if it weren’t for something disrupting the educational process and preventing it from occurring. These days, we most often hear about it—when we’re allowed to hear about it—in the context of the disruptions imposed upon our lives and our children in the name of the Covid-19 pandemic. Learning …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 31 Aug 22

OnlySubs Episode 105: The Sinking of the USS Twitter is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot If we think about what’s taking place in the world today as a new form of warfare, and we think about the various instruments of that warfare in analogy to, say, naval vessels, we might come to think of a social media platform like Twitter as a kind of powerful battleship for the Enemy forces of today, the USS Twitter. Drawing back to the previous World War for inspiration and insight, in 1941, the …

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OnlySubs Episode 105: The Sinking of the USS Twitter is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot If we think about what’s taking place in the world today as a new form of warfare, and we think about the various instruments of that warfare in analogy to, say, naval vessels, we …

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