Jordan Peterson, SJWs, and Postmodernists

Upon listening to several of Jordan Peterson’s videos on SJWs, his conclusion is that SJWs are postmodernists and thus suppress speech (such as protesting speakers, but even going so far as physical assault) because postmodernists reject ‘logic and truth’. In writing my earlier post Defending…

The Necessity of Power, Part 2: weak politicians = stronger state

An interesting post by Reactionary Future (who recently changed his blog): Absolutist Accelerationism The analysis in the book of the failure of left wing groups to be effective against capitalism, whilst being very astute, lacks a clear explanation for why it occurred. Without reading the…

A competent but boring presidency

TRUMP’S SECRET SAUCE Were “Trump” to exit the stage, which is entirely unlikely, it would not change a thing. The already rotted fabric of the constitutional fiction has been shredded now, making any restoration an anxious, vulnerable simulacrum. This sort of banal stuff should be…

Grey Notes: The great self-esteem con

Anyone who grew up in California during the 90′s probably remembers the ‘self esteem movement’–the belief that positive affirmations can boost achievement–as everyone already suspected, is a farce. ‘It was quasi-religious’: the great self-esteem con The self-esteem movement for years has been ridiculed in popular…

Next Financial Crisis?

With the stock market constantly making new highs, for the 8th year and counting, there is a lot of discussion online about when the next financial crisis will be. Based on the evidence, the next financial crisis will not be for a long time. As…

The Polgar Prodigies–Is Genius Born or Made

I’m sure many have heard the story of László Polgár, who purportedly raised his three daughters, Zsuzsa, Zsófia, and Judit, to become chess masters, with Judit Pulgar, the most successful of the three, becoming the greatest female chess player in the world. This story is…

HBD-as-Destiny Thesis (part 5 of predicting series)

Pinterest Raises $150M at $12 billion valuation That so obvious, inevitable web 2.0 ‘bubble’ just refuses to burst. Valuations refuse to fall despite so many pundits predicting they would. The past seven or so years, every single thing that the media called a bubble, they…

Defending Postmodernism

In an earlier post, perhaps I was too hard on postmodernism. From Jordan Peterson: He says they don’t have gratitude, presumably directed at millennials who are being brainwashed with postmodernism but unaware of it, but also directed at the postmodernists themselves, who are doing the…

Belated election analysis: was it just luck?

There is no shortage of post-hoc analysis in explaining why Hillary lost, or why Trump won. But what if it’s just luck? Because we know Trump won, we look for justifications after the fact for why he won. And had he lost, we would be…

Jordan Peterson and Postmodernism

My approach is respectful and sincere, and rooted in my love of truth. While I do think that many college students are prone to over-theorizing and zealous, hot-headed action, I don’t see it as a phenomenon specifically associated with postmodern thinkers. I also believe that…