I haven’t watched the video but this remark in the blog post is mind bogglingly stunning in its deafness and blindness to what’s going on. It’s just not possible for a person with even the tiniest connection to reality to think this way:
Everything is different now. I’m not worried about the Left today. I’m really worried about the Right. I’m terrified about what is going on in the country post-Charlottesville…. The academic left, for all the things I dislike about them, has not shown itself to be violent or unlawful in any shape or form. Is it a religious worldview? I think the Marxists were that way in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
Not worried about the left?
The “progressive” antifa left are hate-filled violent domestic terrorists. From Berkeley to Middlebury to Washington DC to Charlottesville to Durham they smash and destroy in their righteous indignation and epistemic certainty that they’re “woke,” enlightened, when the fact of the matter is they’re nothing of the sort. They’re small minded, short sighted, intolerant fascists.
Any inkling that the right is who we really have to worry about is straight up wrongheadedness that see things totally backwards. It is uninformed, morally blind thinking (sic).
The “progressive” antifa left is doing the exact same thing today that it did in eighteenth century France, only without the guillotines.
Human nature hasn’t changed. Only tactics.
Western culture’s WEIRD rationalist presentism, through which it fails to see its own centuries long history, is, as the old saying goes, repeating it.
It’s the academic left from whence this thinking comes.