"That night we went to downtown Portland": If the Western Marxist-Socialist "virtuous minority" insist on taking their own culture once again over the 'dictatorship of the virtuous minority' cliff we must start insisting a space is set aside within our education institutions where ‘The not to be asked Question.’ can be openly evaluated and argued.
History of the Commune of 1871, LISSAGARAY, 1902
I do not claim oppressive power-economic disparities do not exist which require redress, they clearly do particularly for women, but utilising a Marxist-Socialist framework to analysis these relationships and offer a solution necessarily leads in my view to violence-fear as a method of resolution, Marxist-Socialist deviance paradigms born of the French revolution ostracizing at least and even terror inherent in the Marx-Socialist framework against fellow citizens to achieve what may be regarded as societal positive outcomes at the price of diminished democracy. The silence, in fact misrepresenting personal beliefs by the US electorate in statistical surveys regards their support for Trump is a perfect example of how this Marxist-Socialist infamy works in practice.
"Be Worried About the Future of Free Expression"
There's a growing, and troubling, acceptance of speech restrictions among millennials and Democrats., Reason.com, David Harsanyi | July 21, 2017
Save Free Speech From Trolls, NYT Opinion, Lindy West JULY 1, 2017
Terror alert: Australia’s top spy chief warns rift with Muslims could weaken national security, December 13, 2015 Samantha Maiden, National Political Editor, The Sunday Telegraph
It is the same socialist-Marxist violent deviance paradigm of the later counter-revolutions in France after 1789 where the socialists of Paris and large towns determined the rest of France 'brutal rurals' (Lissagaray) (unsurprisingly the exact same socialist construct of today's populists 2017), "Thousands of mutes and blind are not fitted to conclude a social pact. Weak, unorganised, bound by thousand trammels" and should therefore have no say in their own future. Lissagaray's socialist-marxist 'virtuous minority' would decide what is determined as 'good' or 'evil'.
Psychiatry group tells members they can ignore ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health, STAT, By SHARON BEGLEY, JULY 25, 2017
It is dangerous stupidity for the setters of the 'normal' to start creating/enforcing deviance paradigms driven by political bias against an elected official, for it labels, be it the intent or otherwise, the electorate segment electing the official in the same paradigm. Such deviance paradigms then go to designate an official and supporters as deviant's what happens to those labeled as deviants particularly if they are labeled as less.
What does this always unleash:
"That night we went to downtown Portland to see what everything was like, and we got stuck on the bridge because [the "Antifa" — short for "anti-fascists." were] stopping all traffic, hitting cars, jumping on cars, asking people, 'Who did you vote for?' "
A heavy presence of police in riot gear kept the confrontation at Evergreen State from escalating. The leader of the conservative protesters and the "Patriot Prayer" movement, Joey Gibson, was slightly injured — he said someone threw a can at his head. He later found his tires slashed. Witnesses say masked counter protesters did it.
Antifa rarely talk to reporters and rarely give their names, at least not while wearing masks. But in online discussions they say the far-right activists are being disingenuous. They point to what they regard as the racism and white supremacist ideology of the other side. They say groups such as Gibson's only pretend to be interested in peaceful political protest and would attack minorities or leftists, given the chance.
. "But I am concerned that, in this highly polarized and divided society, more people who have stances that fall within the mainstream, on the left and right alike, may consider political violence an attractive option."
Domestic terrorism experts say that concern is only heightened by the fact that the line between what's considered mainstream and what's considered fringe is becoming increasingly blurred.”
FACT CHECK: Is Left-Wing Violence Rising? NPR, MARTIN Kaste, Kirk Siegler, June 16, 2017
The current 2017 'virtuous minority' have either forgotten what subsequently happens when you attempt to silence more than half the citizenry or are making sure it does not happen again by utilising their current control of policy power and even psychology as a weapon against fellow citizens-like all 'religious zealots' they of course do not see it that way.
How some advertisers are secretly working to make us less prejudiced, World Economic Forum, Lisa Sherman, President and CEO, Ad Council, 01 Mar 2017
"..I think it’s blasphemous to the extent that I can comment on someone else’s religion." Director General of ASIO, Duncan Lewis
Terror alert: Australia’s top spy chief warns rift with Muslims could weaken national security, December 13, 2015 Samantha Maiden, National Political Editor, The Sunday Telegraph
Crackdown on Online Criticism Chills Pakistani Social Media, By MEHREEN ZAHRA-MALIK, JULY 27, 2017
It is either going to take another revolution or which is much less likely given the cognitive and financial investment of the current 'virtuous minority' in the populist paradigm the anomalies which appear on this site and others every day will be too much for the populist paradigm to bear. One hopes for a miracle for the first method is starting to develop as it inevitably had to.
If one goes to a primary school in Australia critical thinking is not promoted i.e. different worldview perspectives, there are only differing perspectives which are contained within the 'virtuous minority' worldview which is squarely based on a dangerously untruthful fabrication that Europeans are colonialists, neo-colonialists, neoliberal populists and one should and must be ashamed of one’s own cultures achievements. ‘Coal what’s that?’ Note I do believe climate change exists the point is you give no practiced critical thinking my view is you end up with religious-Marxist zealots albeit they claim to be so inclusive and open to citizens, ideas of their own making.
I do not excuse what various European cultures have informed but simply to point out other cultures have done exactly the same but are not involving themselves in self-flagellation, they are taking advantage of the fact the Western ‘virtuous minority’ are nailing their own culture to the cross, as we have seen other cultures are quite willing to shove in the spear. How often do you hear the 'virtuous minority' after Muslim terror blame their own culture for being the victim, in fact not a victim. the perpetrator of their own demise?
This is the reality:
“This report and its authors offer an important opening venture into a vexing strategic question for senior defense and military leadership on the subject of gray zone threats. Namely, how can the American defense enterprise adjust to an era of relentless revisionist and rejectionist opposition to U.S. power? On the one hand, purposeful U.S. competitors pursue meaningful revision of the U.S.-led status quo through campaign-quality combinations of influence, intimidation, coercion, and aggression. At the same time, rejectionist forces exploit, free-ride on, or are propelled by the generalized erosion or outright failure of traditional political authority. Both manifest as wicked direct and indirect threats to core U.S. interests. In virtually every case, they also occur in the uncomfortable “gray” conceptual no man’s land between classical conceptions of war and peace.”
Outplayed: Regaining Strategic Initiative in the Gray Zone, A Report Sponsored by the Army Capabilities Integration Center in Coordination with Joint Staff J-39/Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment Branch, June 07, 2016, Authored by Mr. Nathan P. Freier, Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Burnett, Colonel William J. Cain Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Christopher D. Compton, Lieutenant Colonel Sean M. Hankard, Professor Robert S. Hume, Lieutenant Colonel Gary R. Kramlich II, Colonel J. Matthew Lissner, Lieutenant Colonel Tobin A. Magsig, Colonel Daniel E. Mouton, Mr. Michael S. Muztafago, Colonel James M. Schultze, Professor John F. Troxell, Lieutenant Colonel Dennis G. Wille.
If Lissagaray's Marxist-Socialist inspired ‘virtuous minority’, in France and elsewhere, insist on taking their own culture over the cliff we must start insisting a space is set aside within Western education institutions where ‘The not to be asked Question.’ can be openly evaluated and argued, otherwise we will continue to create Western Lissagaray policy makers intent on nailing their own culture to the colonialism, neocolonialism, neoliberalism, populism cross, and as we see, as Gen. Pierre de Villiers knows other cultures who have similar or worse chequered pasts and present have absolutely no qualms shoving in the spear.
"Kuhn’s View of Scientific Theories
In his 1962 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn notes that when we think of the archetype of the scientist, the people who come to mind are Newton, Darwin, and Einstein. But science as it is done on a daily basis by working scientists is not at all like what those towering figures did. Newton, Darwin, and Einstein are revolutionary scientists whose work is different in kind from what Kuhn calls “normal science.” Normal science is quite the opposite of revolutionary.
Normal scientists work within what Kuhn calls a paradigm. Paradigms are powerful they give us the definition of our scientific terms, that is they tell us what we need to believe are the basic elements of reality. Paradigms tell us what counts as a legitimate question, what tools we can use to answer those questions and what counts as a legitimate answer. Normal science occurs when someone takes a question deemed meaningful by the paradigm uses the tools prescribed by the paradigm to find an acceptable answer within the paradigm. The solution is then published in a journal whose editors and referees are senior members of the community dependent upon the paradigm, indeed whose most powerful members are senior people who helped establish the paradigm. That publication can get one recognised in the community, it can help you get tenure at your institution and help you keep your job, if you want to feed your children you need to play according to the rules dictated by the paradigm and enforced by the community.
Scientists do not question the paradigm. They teach their students how to act according to it, and challenging it is considered a challenge to rationality itself. Rationality, Kuhn argues, exists only within the paradigm. Because the paradigms tells us what is real and how it works, to question the paradigm is to question the structure of the world itself, according to those within the paradigm that leads to nonsense, to think about the paradigm rather than through the paradigm is not to engage in science but philosophy.
Occasionally, however, anomalies pop-up....."
Professor Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy. Gettysburg College, 2015
So much for the highly prized within paradigm 'unasked question' lauded from the first Sociology lecture to the last ... it is the 'Not to be asked question' particularly in social sciences which are now 'more important than ever', rather than 'truth' as determined by the New York Times and the like-minded socialist-Marxist 'virtuous minority', a 'truth' which is increasingly applied with vigour within our social/political learning institutions via an exquisitely fabricated colonialism, neocolonialism, neoliberalism, populism deviance paradigm achieving a 'Tranquillity of Silence' the Iranian theocracy political elite would be envious of. The socialist-Marxist 'virtuous minority' 'truth' despite what we see before us as significant anomalies-evidence to the contrary becomes fact-'brutal rurals'-populists the "Thousands of mutes and blind are not fitted to conclude a social pact. Weak, unorganised, bound by thousand trammels" can be attacked in the streets and silenced by whatever means institutional, psychological that can be brought to bear.
The same cognitive gymnastics utilised by Paul Joseph Goebbels Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945 to excuse Nazi abuse of fellow citizens under their deviance paradigm the socialist-Marxist 'virtuous minority' use to wash their hands. The self-defined good doing evil whilst proclaiming their hands are elsewhere.
"The Jews are guilty! The Jews are guilty!”...”We have nothing to contribute to it, it will come by itself, because it has to come." said Paul Joseph Goebbels Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945
Democracy is not about arriving at the right answer, there can be no right answer in a Democracy.
Democracy is not about arriving at the right answer, there can be no right answer in a Democracy. Democracy is a method for arriving at a majority consensus. Democracy is a common citizen view accepted without utilisation of violence in whatever form to usurp the common view and subvert it to a 'virtuous minority' view otherwise Democracy ceases to exist.
For Democracy to achieve its maximum potential to deliver a common citizen view, which is in essence a majority view, rather than a 'virtuous minority' view of 'truth' from whatever segment of the societal ideological spectrum; understanding there is no such thing as 'Free' anything, as everything individuals know is circumscribed 'truth', as an individual's 'truth' derives from the environment affect encompassing them from birth to death, cultural and a natural external/internal environment experienced through the cultural-genetic lens, it is critical for the integrity of Democracy any devices, developed method deviance paradigms utilised by societal cultures 'virtuous minorities' to diminish, subvert the common view through fear of psychological-physical reprisal terror must be removed by whatever social/political force deemed necessary to enable an individual 'truth' to be able to be expressed, argued without fear of social/political retribution.
Democracy must not be hijacked by whatever 'virtuous minority' to develop and action deviance paradigms such as Trolls, Populists, Left-Wing, Right-Wing to enforce an Iranian Tranquillity of Silence, acquiescence. It is rather hypocritical of those determining 'Words are dangerous weapons.' and then proceeding to utilise words to demean and humiliate those with opposing worldviews as Trolls, populists,....
There must be discourse boundaries of inciting violence, and actual violent behaviour but inciting contempt for cultures by presenting evidence for why this contempt is earnt should never be subject to a deviance paradigm. For it is cultures who are responsible for the ‘virtuous minority’ altruistic enforces/punishers/aligners they send into the streets to engender fear of psychological/physical/economic harm. As all cultural entities have categories for Other and the social/political method for dealing with Other internal/external to cultural boundaries relativity has to be the measure of threat, not ignored under the spurious excuse 'Everybody does it.' as clearly 'Everybody does not do it in exactly the same way to inform the same cost for Other.'.
'Virtuous minority' deviance paradigm is a device, a method, whether explicitly understood by its utiliser or victim, of silencing, it is a dangerous offensive weapon which seeks to mute the private and public challenge to the deviance paradigm users differing worldview. Such deviance paradigms against fellow citizens is terror in the true sense of the word for the effect of and intent is exactly the same as physical terror for both engender fear of social reprisal for being Other, for expressing openly ones belief systems, one's worldview.
Sociology Departments across the Western world should reflect on their creation and implementation of Marxist power differential based violent deviance paradigms against their fellow citizens.
Indeed Lincoln’s view of a Democracy turned into mere dangerous populism – fascism you are proposing yet you do it with such ‘good’ intentions it is redefined in such an imaginative way it is almost palatable.
‘It was one of Lincoln’s ways of working out his chief value to the country, and that value was his clear sense from the start it was our democratic scheme that was at stake, and that if it was to be saved, every citizen who could aid must help to give all that was in them.
Lincoln seems to have put it something like this to himself:
“Everybody in the country has had a part in bringing this thing about; everybody feels they have a right to say how things shall be handled; everybody that is worth their salt is going to exercise that right, and they are going to do it according to the kind of person they are – according to their temperament, their training, their self-control, their meanness, and their goodness. If we are going to put this thing through and prove that citizens can govern themselves, we must get from them what they can give, and we must let them give it in their own way.” Source: The Life of Lincoln, Tarbell 1917
Of course I could be wrong these citizen Right wingers 'Trolls' ‘populists’ have simply come into existence for no good reason i.e. there is not something just as ugly if not much worse being unleashed so nicely in their space.
"Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of the word liberty.” ― Abraham Lincoln
So where have these modernity developed sociological imaginings fashioned by the well intentioned unchallengeable ‘good’ left us – in a very precarious dangerous place on many fronts.