January 10, 2017

Chaos ensues when academia puts “feelings” over “ideas”

Rebel Staff

In my opinion, the greatest philosopher who ever existed was Aristotle. My favourite aspects of his philosophical teachings were those about engaging and developing the intellectual virtues.

The intellectual virtues aren't just used to understand mathematics and science but, also to understand the nature of morality, religion, economics, and politics.

Basically, if you want to know the world, you need to practice the intellectual virtues.

If Aristotle was alive today, he would be ashamed of what has happened to the western world, especially what has happened to political discourse in academia.

Our government is paying for millions upon millions of young people to be indoctrinated into ideas that are anti-civilization. Ideas that can create misguided political activists.

The problem with university is the charlatans, the intellectuals, who want power they don’t have.

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commented 2017-01-11 08:46:59 -0500
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is anything new, in fact we are now living in the age of the liberals being called out, what we are seeing in the first month of 2017 is the liberal agenda of anti-everything civilized being laid bare for all to see, along with the corrupt liberal media, the last gasp of liberalism is such a pleasant sight to behold.
commented 2017-01-11 02:24:13 -0500
Oh how I long for Space Moose to be unleashed in the campus news papers.
commented 2017-01-11 00:47:05 -0500
Thanks, Dan. My Popeye favourite is: “This is disgustipatin”.
commented 2017-01-10 22:29:07 -0500
My favorite philosopher is Popeye:
“Oooh, I’ve stood all I can stand and I can’t stands no more”
“I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam…”
“This is embarrasking.”
“Well blow me down.”
“I’m strong to the finish, cause I eats me spinach…”
…then he punched ol’ Brutus in the head.
The truth is where you find it.
commented 2017-01-10 22:20:19 -0500
Jay, thanks for your hard work in shining a light on this new form of cancer gripping society
commented 2017-01-10 20:02:42 -0500
Gone are the days of individuality, which used to be something that was rewarded. All these Universities are Communist Indoctrination Centers. If you’re not one to follow, then you will suffer ridicule. I checked out a video, a speech given by Trevor Loudan prior to the Trump election. He explains a lot regarding the Communist takeover in the schools and unions, his book is ’The Enemies Within."
commented 2017-01-10 19:45:10 -0500
commented 2017-01-10 19:44:14 -0500
Hey I got an idea !! , why not strictly conservative curriculum universities , oh yea , that wouldn’t be allowed
commented 2017-01-10 17:44:27 -0500
Jay “feeling over ideas” or more precisely, emotive reaction over reason is the core political motivator in leftist politics/activism.

If they can get a person to stop thinking (reasoning using unconflicted logic) and react emotionally (with anger, moral outrage, or misplaced moral authority) then the irrationality and inherent injustice of leftist (theft and absolutism) dogmas are unquestioned and acted upon robotically – the Lefty puppet masters don’t want an army of thinking individuals, they want indoctrinated zombies who react on their emotions as programmed.
commented 2017-01-10 16:28:59 -0500
Great video Jay, Aristotle calls for everything the marxist left despises when it comes to gaining true knowledge. These days i prefer Macadamia to Academia.
commented 2017-01-10 15:16:16 -0500
Excellent. Thank you very much, Jay.
A full text of your address would be very helpful, to spread the word. It’s not a simplistic topic, and the video alone will be difficult for many to carefully comprehend — and the topic will be very new to many teenagers and young adults who need to know about this serious issue.
commented 2017-01-10 15:01:40 -0500
Great post, Jay. I totally agree.
commented 2017-01-10 14:57:13 -0500
Unfortunately these “socially retarded” people too often find their home in government. Yhey would not survive one day in the real world. Good observations, Jay.