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Title: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: pr126 on July 31, 2018, 05:26:59 AM
 Springtime for Snowflakes (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Springtime-Snowflakes-Justice-Postmodern-Parentage-ebook/dp/B07DNH5DYV/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1533028662&sr=1-1&keywords=springtime+for+snowflakes)

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This fiercely honest memoir will piss many people off. Those who just attack its author over it (whether or not they've actually read it) will thereby reconfirm his point: that "social justice," as now preached and practiced on most campuses (and not just there) in the United States, is not a legacy of earlier mass movements for (real) social justice, but a religious creed with an effectively totalitarian agenda, birthed in the vast hothouse of postmodern theory. Here's hoping that this book will start real arguments, whether they elaborate its thesis, or modify it, or whatever else it takes to drive the counter-movement that all of us so very badly need. 

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This book may be the first of its kind--an academic's "tell all" of the politicization and collapse of the American Academy. Once an Allen Ginsberg acolyte and leftist fellow traveler, Rectenwald exposes the intellectual origins and fundamental flaws of postmodernism, social justice, identity politics, and many other theories and ideologies of the modern left. Springtime for Snowflakes is the first direct challenge to the world of leftist deconstructionism in which safe spaces are everywhere and intellectualism and learning are slaves to rigid ideology, partisanship, and intolerance to alternative views.
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Baruch on July 31, 2018, 07:32:38 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization

A form of dissociation syndrome.  We see that in people posting here.  They find life meaningless.  They identify with a group more than with themselves.  Caused by tick bites.  They must have a lot of ticks in Europe.

Looked at the preface of this book (in OP).  Pretty much outlines development of full collective psychosis.  We have seen this before, in Germany, in Russia, in China.  Collective nervous breakdown.
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Munch on July 31, 2018, 11:29:47 AM
Interesting. Might look into getting it. Though would prefer a physical copy.
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: pr126 on July 31, 2018, 11:55:51 AM
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Interesting. Might look into getting it. Though would prefer a physical copy.

Paperback £16
A bit too much.
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 31, 2018, 01:52:40 PM
"Michael Rectalwald"
Good author name. Going by the title, he might be a bit butthurt? lol
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Baruch on July 31, 2018, 03:56:38 PM
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"Michael Rectalwald"
Good author name. Going by the title, he might be a bit butthurt? lol

Rectenwald, you agent provocateur ;-)

Seems like a good argument for complete shutdown of the university system, to prevent further infection to the society at large.
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Baruch on July 31, 2018, 04:31:58 PM
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction ... is balanced from 2003.

Basically Postmodernism is the new Platonism, the latest psychopathology to come from academy.

This pseudo-rational BS was debunked in 1996 ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Shiranu on July 31, 2018, 04:43:17 PM
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Those who just attack its author over it (whether or not they've actually read it) will thereby reconfirm his point...

How convenient that any disagreement proves he must be right.

Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 31, 2018, 05:08:42 PM
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How convenient that any disagreement proves he must be right.


10/10 convenient. Would get this level of convenience again
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 31, 2018, 05:09:04 PM
That posted weird
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Baruch on July 31, 2018, 05:17:31 PM
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How convenient that any disagreement proves he must be right.

In postmodern feminism, if it feels right, to a Left woman (Lenin's wife) then it must be true.  Or is that Mao's wife who led the Gang of Four?
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on July 31, 2018, 07:04:47 PM
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That posted weird
Report it and the staff will take a look at it.
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: aitm on July 31, 2018, 07:15:18 PM
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Report it and the staff will take a look at it.
nah....just got my nails done......er....I mean my backed massaged by a korean sprite.....
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on July 31, 2018, 07:18:10 PM
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nah....just got my nails done......er....I mean my backed massaged by a korean sprite.....
"Can't get good help these days."
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Cavebear on August 01, 2018, 03:23:48 AM
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"Can't get good help these days."

I love it when my cats walk on my back at night.  Closest thing to a massage I ever get...  And Ayla sometimes does it for 5 minutes.  I fall right asleep...
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Baruch on August 01, 2018, 08:14:45 PM
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I love it when my cats walk on my back at night.  Closest thing to a massage I ever get...  And Ayla sometimes does it for 5 minutes.  I fall right asleep...

They are looking for a place to vomit a hair ball ;-)
Title: Re: Springtime for Snowflakes
Post by: Cavebear on August 04, 2018, 03:29:19 AM
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They are looking for a place to vomit a hair ball ;-)

Brush them more often.  Mine are all short-hairs and that helps a lot.  A flea comb really gets the loose furs off.