Why the Alt-Right is Ult-Wrong

October 29, 2016 Federal Philosopher 134

For much of my (young) adult life, I thought of myself as a political skeptic of sorts, and proudly so. The philosophical questions I was and am interested in seemed so much more important, and I felt like I could actually get traction on their answers. The bias, manipulation, lies, and bullshit inherent to political discourse, on the other hand, made it seem like a skepticism-inducing Matrix, and I had no desire to enter it. [Continue reading]

Leiter Retort

October 28, 2016 AR-15 68

Brian Leiter is up to his zany antics again, this time trying to smear Rightly Considered as “alt-right” and associated with sexists and anti-Semites. One of the things some of us admire about Leiter is that, unlike his boyish rival at Daily Nous, Brian has the cojones to criticize us publicly. It even seems, dare I say, that some of Nietzsche’s manliness has rubbed off on him. Moreover, some of us have a suspicion that deep [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]

What’s Happening with Haplin? Conservative Catholics, Subsidiarity and Gender Relations

October 27, 2016 Catholic Hulk 17

Progressivist John Haplin at the Center for American Progress had some provocative things to say about conservative Catholics and Catholicism within a recent chain of leaked emails. In these emails, Haplin said that conservative Catholics like to “throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about.” Haplin also said that Catholicism has “severely backward” gender relations. Here I briefly explain the principle of subsidiarity so [Continue reading]

Mannesplaining Family Annihilators

October 25, 2016 Federal Philosopher 33

Readers may be interested in this HuffPo gem by Kate Manne, which was sent to us. Who is Kate Manne, you ask? A quick Google search tells us everything we need to know: she’s another over-paid leftist political activist—and feminist, of course—at an elite university. In that sense, HuffPo is a suitable venue for her musings. But we live in strange times—times when Internet op-ed quality material by a misandronist gets contracted with Oxford University [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]

On the Words “Homophobia” and “Heterosexism”

October 21, 2016 Catholic Hulk 10

The word ‘homophobia’ likely had some good operational use when it was coined by G. Weinberg in the 60s-70s, which at that time referred to irrational fear or phobia of persons with same-sex sexual inclination. But now homophobia has a plurality of definitions, with even one scholarly work robustly defining homophobia to encompass any negative criticism of homosexuality or same-sex sexual behaviors. (Fyfe, 1983). Some of these newer, broader definitions have led some commentators to [Continue reading]

The New Jim Crow: Introduction

October 20, 2016 Jack Burton 2

Leftists, particularly those race-obsessed experts in the righteous (though admittedly mysterious) discipline of victimology, have of late been trumpeting the cause of one Michelle Alexander, full-time attorney, “advocate” (whatever that means), and part-time legal professor at several notable universities. The “cause” is set forth in her recent best-seller, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New York: The New Press, 2012).  In the Foreword, Cornel West says that it is “an [Continue reading]

The Left Injects Its Poison Into Everything Else, So Why Not Sports?

October 19, 2016 Conservatrarian 6

The ratings are in. According to USA Today, “NFL games…were down 11% for the first six weeks of the season when compared to a similar point last year.” What’s the explanation for the drop in viewership? The USA Today article makes a big deal of the election and the two debates. Since the media blames him for everything else, maybe Trump’s to blame for this as well! Or maybe, just maybe, this has something to do with Colin [Continue reading]

Society of Biblical Literature Bans IVP Over LGBTQQIETC

October 19, 2016 AR-15 5

“In the name of diversity, the Society of Biblical Literature is banning InterVarsity Press from hosting a book stall at its 2017 meeting. For those not familiar with InterVarsity Press, it is one of the premiere Christian academic publishers in the world, not just the United States.” See here as well for more on the story. What do you think? More bullying from the tolerant and inclusive left?