At the time of writing this article:
- It is past midnight here in Melbourne.
- I can’t sleep.
- I know that this article won’t turn into anything substantial, or even exceed a few paragraphs.
- I’m feeling sorry for Jordan Peterson, one of the calmest, most soft spoken and inspirational people I can think of, forced to deal with people who mislabel him as someone who mislabels.
- The intro to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is rattling around my head, one quote most of all:
We must remember, always, that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason. If we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.
– Edward R. Murrow, 1954
If there is one thing we hate here at Relentless (besides Vice, speed cameras and Tracy Grimshaw) it’s new-aged commie scum. That well-intentioned but misguided and naive minority who think the world’s diverse problems could all be solved by getting rid of money, opening the borders and legalising pot.
It is a strange thing, this resurgence in an ideology that seemed in its dying breaths only a couple of decades ago. Stranger yet, is the utter insanity of the movement. In both, the Einsteinian and the medical sense.
These Neo-Marxists suffer from a shared delusion and continue to force it on the rest of us all the while expecting a different result. They are so far from rationale and reality that they think racism can be solved with racism (Evergreen State fiasco, Yale Halloween incident, Mizzou protests), that freedom can be achieved by restricting freedoms (Canada’s Bill C-16), and equality made possible with inequality (equiTable app).
Over half a century ago, in the midst of the Cold War, Edward R Murrow’s famous speech was directed at those who were villianising Communists and their sympathisers. Now those very same words seem like they were written for the villianising Communists who mistake accusation for proof and promote fear in an attempt to subvert reason.