Today’s Resource Suggestion is some food for thought over the Thanksgiving (state-endorsed genocide day) weekend. This academic article is a survey of modern academic culture (and the areas of mainstream culture it has infected) and an attempted genealogy of victimhood culture.
Today’s resource suggestion is a concise little article I found on the Washington Post, of all places. After suggesting you take a couple hours to listen to Cantwell point out why college is stupid and my generation (and my parents’ generation) has doomed us all, I thought a short burst of positivity was in order.
The article’s title makes it sound like a list, but it is more a brief commentary on how not-bubble wrapping your kids is a good idea.
Today’s resource suggestion is another Cantwell Production. Like Tom Woods, he consistently produces quality content… and by consistently, I mean 2-3 pieces of content a day that are simply spectacular. I thought I was done discussing my frustrations with the “scientific” community and people’s misconceptions about how science works, but Cantwell managed to take (almost) everything I had to say on the matter and put it together into this handy little production.
He didn’t quite go into the fullest depths of my position concerning philosophy of science, but this effectively explains why I decided to not pursue a career in physics (which is what I was set on until about a year before going to college).
I’ve let this incident (and the literal hundreds of identical incidents) sit for a while before posting something on it here. On facebook, I posted one allusion to Spring Valley in particular when discussing the criminal nature of law enforcement as a whole, but that’s about it.
I was planning on simply bundling Spring Valley into a long list (as I am wont to do in my full posts) of examples of why it’s bad to put cops in schools when addressing public education, but the guys over at Reboot Your Body/Kids AKA Revolutionary Parent.com had such a good discussion concerning three important details that nearly everyone overlooked concerning Spring Valley as well as effectively refuting a blogger that I follow fairly closely (he’s really right about 50% of the time, and the other 50% he’s just a dirty statist).
Also, I want to make a note that the podcaster made an effort to avoid pointing out. Matt Walsh apparently believes that Teachers and Cops are no different than wild animals: wholly devoid of individual autonomy, consisting solely of input-output behaviors. This is more dehumanizing than I have ever been to cops. I wish I could simply say “cops are rabid dogs, and so we should put them to sleep”, but I can’t they are human beings capable of making moral and ethical decisions and ought to be treated as such, even if Matt Walsh believes they have no autonomy of their own.