24.6.19

RECANT, OR BE EXCOMMUNICATED.

Joel Kotkin notes, "Long ago, religious zealots embraced feudal ideals, but increasingly it’s the ultra-secular progressives who reprise the role of Medieval Inquisitors."  That's no surprise to regular readers, who understand that Critique of Pure Tolerance is the Wokester's Summa Theologica.

I draw some small consolation, though, from the possibility that Ignatius Loyola or Cotton Mather or any of the other Defenders of the True Faith might have been better thinkers than Alexandria "Sandy" Ocasio-Cortez (Naïf-N.Y.), who Mr Kotkin quotes as saying “There’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”  He later notes,
As in the Middle Ages, the new progressives often seek to impose a secular version of the imperial theocracy. Like the Medieval Catholic Church, new school progressives often exhibit hostility to the roots of our own past, whether verities contained in Shakespeare, the writings of the founders or even the notion of disinterested jurisprudence. In the new fundamentalism, as in the old, there can be only one set of truths, while all others are viewed as evil.
Sooner or later, that system of belief will collide with the deconstruction of coherent beliefs that makes the vanguardism possible, that is, if all those morally right intentions don't produce a lot of policy failures, or more populist insurgencies, first.

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