Attack Until We Crack

November 11, 2016 Criticus Ferox 33

I hope everyone has been enjoying themselves. But let’s get real now. While Trump’s victory was a tremendous achievement, the situation remains extremely grim. The election results demonstrate that basically half of the current population of America is in the grips of the left, either as zealots or complacent followers. This is the product of years of indoctrination through every major sector of American culture – the institutions of education, the arts and entertainment sectors, [Continue reading]

Obviously Trump

November 1, 2016 Criticus Ferox 27

This kind of defense of Trump is baffling to me. Who is it for? Low-information voters? The left? Those on the right who aren’t already convinced? For any one of them, gentlemanly arguments about policy issues are a waste of time. Low information voters are busy reading celebrity gossip or watching reality TV. They aren’t reading the Washington Post. They won’t even see an article like that. The left will only read something like that for a Two [Continue reading]

Please Take Us Seriously

October 28, 2016 Criticus Ferox 30

We have received some very important, albeit stern, advice: If right-wing philosophers want to be taken seriously, this blog is not the way to do it!  But if they simply want to have their own cyber-circle of self-congratulation plus unabashed sexism and racism, then they’re doing a great job! This is extremely helpful. Apparently, if we just stop with the “insane bigotry”, “unabashed sexism and racism”, and “right-wing Christian prejudices”, we’ll have at least a chance of being “taken seriously” by the left. [Continue reading]

Nagging Philosophy Shrews and Their Enablers

October 24, 2016 Criticus Ferox 52

From this wonderful project: It is well established that women are under-represented in philosophy at all levels. There is also some data on the under-representation of women in journals. However, further data is necessary to see more clearly what has gone wrong No. Further data is definitely not necessary to see clearly what has gone wrong. It’s this: white men, in some kind of pathetic, disastrous, misguided quest for justice, have allowed women to use some of the [Continue reading]

The Hypocrisy of Academic Philosophy

October 3, 2016 Criticus Ferox 64

Recently, the American Philosophical Association sent out a letter to members soliciting money. (For anyone who doesn’t know, the APA is an anti-male, anti-white, anti-American activist group that pretends to be a professional organization for academic philosophy. But put that aside for the moment.) Look at this part of the letter, written by philosopher Robert Audi: We teach the appraisal of arguments, introduce standards of evidence important in any field whatever, and heighten students’ capacity [Continue reading]

Identity Politics: Sensible and Inescapable

September 20, 2016 Criticus Ferox 19

For a long time, the right has complained that the left engages in “identity politics”. They are referring to the practice of appealing to Americans as not simply or even primarily Americans, but as blacks, Latinos, women, homosexual, etc. This divides us and pits us against each other. And that’s very bad. So, we should not practice identity politics. That’s at least what many on the right say. And the answer to identity politics is a politics of individualism. [Continue reading]