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Forum: Theory Yesterday, 20:58
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By LinksRadikal
Just to offer a brief note, Alan Sokal is a...

Just to offer a brief note, Alan Sokal is a physicist and definitely not primarily known as a leftist theorist; but I'd say that his journey into the make believe land of social constructivism and...
Forum: Theory Yesterday, 13:26
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By LinksRadikal
Actually, no. The features you mentioned are a...

Actually, no. The features you mentioned are a hallmark of the Frankfurt School and "critical theory" which is implicitly or explicitly anti-materialist (for almost explicit anti-materialism you can...
Forum: Learning 16th September 2014, 10:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By LinksRadikal
I don't think this "in a sense" actually...

I don't think this "in a sense" actually represents the way capitalism functions; I simply think it is not true, in any possible sense, that capital is constantly in crisis. That would make a...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 15th September 2014, 02:18
Replies: 23
Views: 2,325
Posted By LinksRadikal
Oh noes I've been uncovered as a discussion-loser...

Oh noes I've been uncovered as a discussion-loser and am so small in all possible ways compared to you :lol: :laugh: :laugh:

That's it folks shitposting season opened y'all have a good time.
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 15th September 2014, 02:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,325
Posted By LinksRadikal
Oops I did it again :lol: Infraction deserved...

Oops I did it again :lol:
Infraction deserved on my part no doubt (trust me, in all honesty it's so).

Anyway, what can perhaps be saved from all of this is the idea that the united American...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 15th September 2014, 01:13
Replies: 23
Views: 2,325
Posted By LinksRadikal
:lol: And the prophet recognizes his name...

:lol:

And the prophet recognizes his name uttered in whispers.

Communism isn't millenialist; the former is a concept denoting a particular kind of theodicy, in the case of Christianity, the...
Forum: Politics 14th September 2014, 19:53
Replies: 28
Views: 1,138
Posted By LinksRadikal
Judging from both personal experience and...

Judging from both personal experience and knowledge about the users' locality, no way it is the ICC since a) there is no fast growing a prominent US section and b) while you're right that a high...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 14th September 2014, 19:25
Replies: 23
Views: 2,325
Posted By LinksRadikal
Apart from and in opposition to vague...

Apart from and in opposition to vague quasi-millennialist calls for blleding hearts united for communism, I think the bases of any kind of unity need to be discussed.

Naturally, the first...
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 12th September 2014, 19:42
Replies: 64
Views: 4,787
Posted By LinksRadikal
Why is that worth noting?

Why is that worth noting?
Forum: Ongoing Struggles 12th September 2014, 18:31
Replies: 35
Views: 2,052
Posted By LinksRadikal
Bullshit. Even the actions of deluded...

Bullshit.

Even the actions of deluded primitivists and self styled individualists can have quite real effects, unless terrorist activity is deemed as not having "real" effect (but then that would...
Forum: Religion 12th September 2014, 15:55
Replies: 58
Views: 3,011
Posted By LinksRadikal
I'd speculate that this has something to do with...

I'd speculate that this has something to do with the underlying idea of mentally escaping the cycle of suffering - which is of course an illusory escape.
Forum: Learning 12th September 2014, 09:02
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By LinksRadikal
The question needs to be posed differently, as...

The question needs to be posed differently, as elected government, or in other words, the political dispossession of the laboring population is a hallmark of the existing democracy as well. In other...
Forum: Philosophy 12th September 2014, 08:46
Replies: 54
Views: 6,584
Posted By LinksRadikal
In what way is it worthwhile? (it's a genuine,...

In what way is it worthwhile?
(it's a genuine, not a rhetorical question)
Forum: Theory 8th September 2014, 23:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,844
Posted By LinksRadikal
What does it mean that the class antagonism on...

What does it mean that the class antagonism on these lines is "legitimate"? Furthermore, aren't we talking about an intra-class antagonism which is both a) a product of the weakness of the class (the...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 8th September 2014, 21:32
Replies: 34
Views: 1,393
Posted By LinksRadikal
Be critical of what? That which is being...

Be critical of what? That which is being maintained or the ways it is being maintained? Connected to this and I'd say it's the defining question for this whole primitivism problem, is there a...
Forum: Theory 6th September 2014, 15:07
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By LinksRadikal
The nihilism of the work is a particular kind, or...

The nihilism of the work is a particular kind, or better yet it is no recognizable ethical or philosophical nihilism at all but a critique of political-ideological activity. It is a critical...
Forum: Learning 6th September 2014, 14:56
Replies: 28
Views: 886
Posted By LinksRadikal
What does that exactly entail? From what I...

What does that exactly entail?

From what I gather, you're aiming at something like this 1) the communist organization, if it indeed comes from without (for instance, establishing links with a...
Forum: Theory 6th September 2014, 14:48
Replies: 25
Views: 2,628
Posted By LinksRadikal
I'm not implying the decadence theory. The...

I'm not implying the decadence theory.

The "classical" period of social democracy took place and was enabled in the first place by the immediate post-war conditions; in other words, the list of...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 3rd September 2014, 21:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By LinksRadikal
No. I had my understanding of the world altered...

No. I had my understanding of the world altered to a significant extent as a response, or a set of ways to respond (ongoing as we speak) to actual student occupation of higher education institutions...
Forum: Learning 2nd September 2014, 19:58
Replies: 74
Views: 3,977
Posted By LinksRadikal
Just two brief remarks: He does: ...

Just two brief remarks:



He does:



About Reason
Forum: Learning 2nd September 2014, 12:26
Replies: 74
Views: 3,977
Posted By LinksRadikal
It doesn't make any sense whatsoever given the...

It doesn't make any sense whatsoever given the fact that Marx criticized vital and fundamental aspects of Hegelian philosophy, which gradually led him (and Engels) to the materialist conception of...
Forum: Learning 28th August 2014, 17:32
Replies: 58
Views: 1,904
Posted By LinksRadikal
It's problematic when compared to this possible...

It's problematic when compared to this possible reworking of the issue:

a) when it comes to basic political issues and orientations, of course that if a person or a sub-group want to continue to...
Forum: Learning 28th August 2014, 15:34
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By LinksRadikal
It's not really my question as I don't have a...

It's not really my question as I don't have a definitive position on what is being argued. I am just curious about this notion of marriage as fundamentally a heteronormative institution.

The...
Forum: Learning 27th August 2014, 23:23
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By LinksRadikal
How would you respond to an argument stating that...

How would you respond to an argument stating that complete rights for gay married couples, alongside a comprehensive elimination of diffuse social prejudice and extra-legal forms of heteronormative...
Forum: Religion 27th August 2014, 03:32
Replies: 93
Views: 3,513
Posted By LinksRadikal
Just to make a general remark, Gnosis isn't the...

Just to make a general remark, Gnosis isn't the opposite of belief but it's necessary complementary part - which should be most obvious to latter day Gnostics especially.

That is, if they've...
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