“Postmodernism” is the enemy in the modern era has been the European Enlightenment of the 18th century and the Enlightenment’s primary achievement, the American revolution and founding of a Constitutionally-based democracy.
In the history of humanity, there have been two transitions that changed the fundamental nature of human civilization.
It looks like we are about to have a third one.
Donald Trump is the child of postmodernism, the movement of thought in the West forged by the hegemony of the despicable French social philosopher Michel Foucault, who was unleashed on American academia in the 1970s to trash the role of reason and science in our culture, and to replace it with a dogma that said only power and pleasure are the dominant drivers of our lives.
The sentimentality associated with the current youth surge for Bernie Sanders is nothing but that. Sentimentality.
It is now over 30 years since we first began to pay serious attention to the role of carbon emissions in raising global temperature.
As competent as Mayor Pete proved himself to be on debate stages in the runup to this start of the actual race, there is no comparison between good debate performances and even poll numbers, on the one hand, and a voter turnout effort when the votes are actually being counted, on the other.
At an LGBTQ Victory Fund event in D.C. last year, I heard him say, “I can tell you that if being gay was a choice, it was a choice made far, far above my pay grade…If you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your problem, sir, is with my Creator.”
The Senate Republicans simply don’t grasp how clownish, foolish and absurd, from the standpoint of history much less voter constituencies this November, their astounding Monty Pythonish “silly walk” appears.
This genius filmmaker used a “single continuous shot” technique to craft a magnificent homage to the soldiers who fought in that horrible war, a fitting tribute to his grandfather and everyone else who had to fight in such an unbelievably tragic and senseless slaughter where over 10 million young educated men and another 10 million civilians died on western civilization’s most cultivated lands.
Those hypocritical charlatans on that stage are the antithesis of genuine religious faith, as reluctant as most public officials, including authentic religious ones, may be to report that. So, of course, also are their stupefied followers.