Sunday, August 14, 2016

Chomsky: Many Postmodernist Ideas “Pure Nonsense”

In fact, he goes so far as to say he doesn’t even consider some Postmodernist ideas or criticisms even left-wing at all. Chomsky also refers to Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont’s book Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science (New York, 1998), which tears to pieces the charlatanry of the Postmodern attack on the natural sciences.

See the video:

Chomsky is correct. Postmodernism was an invasive, disastrous blight on the left, overthrowing a lot of important and reasonable older ideas on the Old Left.

Time to throw this bullsh*t and its rotten legacy – including truth relativism, cultural and moral relativism, and multiculturalism – out of the left.

Finally, another video below, in which Chomsky (rightly) points out that modern Postmodernist identity politics issues such as gay rights, environmental issues and toxic Third Wave Feminism don’t mean much to ordinary people:

One issue, however: differences of culture and nationality seem always to have been important amongst ordinary and working class people, and modern, failed multiculturalist mass immigration has, paradoxically, made these nationalist feelings even stronger and stronger today. The Left cannot adopt unrealistic, utopian, Marxist internationalism, with its cult of open borders.

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  1. Chomsky has also explicitly stated that progress towards democracy has been highly impeded by Neocon interference and that removing such interference will go a long way towards bringing Democracy to the Middle East.

  2. Here's an interesting interview with Chomsky about this topic, in which he contrasts liberal identity politics with Sanders' approach:

  3. You can see why he's a dinosaur LK. He thinks politics should be about making peoples' lives better, and he thinks the truth matters in that pursuit. Such a problematical lack of nuance!