PGC – The more certain your claims, the more lies you are telling, the more lies you are telling, the more coercion you must apply, for your enemies know your lies, no matter what theirs may entail, just as surely as you know their lies.
This is the problem with the American brand of critical theory, in whatever terms they’d like to call it, we shall it corpowoketarianizm, the z is silent (just kidding).
This is the American international corporate, American culture and media incorporated, American state incoporated version of something that, for the sake of time, shall simply call “Critical Theory,” not Critical Race Theory, but “Critical Theory.”
This is a family of philosophical thought that all generally shares the same fundamental assumptions, that the self is the congress of the public act, that is, the self is the mere aggregation of the social life around it. All meaning, purpose, design (and assuredly so on this particular quality, design), are tied to the social structures where self is made.
There are varying assumptions within this family and life gets complex there, so I’ll leave it for another time. What has emerged in America under this corporate-state-media alliance is a unique, very police-statey, very heavily coercive version of the types of schools of thought that come from this general assumption.
This corpowoketarianizm relies on one feedback loop to give justice to its action, public approval, so everything it does is about assuring that any signs of deviance from the fruit of a desired outcome that can and should be engineered coercively if need be (for the assigned special classes this particular wave of revengetarains imagines are better than everyone else), is purged from the records in rapid time, not like those days after Hatshepsut died and the Pharoahs to come engaged in decades of face effacement campaigns against what might be the ‘greatest’ Pharoah of them all to keep the proper fruit of social approval pointed to their power.
The beast they’re feeding is craving for the next human sacrifice, so you keep upping the ante as far as allowable reasons for cancelling, so new priest-kings join to pass new de facto laws of cancellation on the public at large without their consent, for the good of the chosen classes.
This is not at all a new tale, and, like many other tales like it, the need of the many that led to such real dissent was never met by the rabble rousers who whipped them to attempt to take revenge on the evil ones that stood in their way of peace on earth forever here and now.
The ones on the periphery, maybe many who started this fight, black fathers who lost their sons or daughters in a police shooting who never got good answers on why their kid is dead, cases that go back decades in time, these folks, who really did just want to make a major change in how we police in the cities, because there was a critical fail that was going on that was leaving way to many people killed or injured or intimidated for reasons that don’t align with the parameters of our idea of a bill-of-rights-accountable American police force.
Many of these folks have watched their efforts to contribute to the unique American experience into an assault on all that is America, from head to toe, especially the documents of those wicked slave owners, documents like the bill of rights especially, the major impediment to America moving to Socialism with Chairman Xi characteristics but in English.
To cost so much to so many, the ones pitching these lies of peace through hate have to increasingly rely on appeals to emotion and uses of coercion to hide dissent. When a winning narrative leads them to have to deny science itself, well, science has to go.
So when a Harvard Professor states that there are only two biological genders, Harvard’s diversity officer swept in to suggest that the lecturer should not say such things as there are only two biological genders, which was nothing next to the hysteria of the actual med students themselves who might have gotten the vapors over the notion of there being a he and a she at all, let alone in addition to.
They have sold these kids a lie, that through hate, love wins, through violence, coercion, oppression, peace reins. They have rightly identified injustices, but promised lies in how the injustices might be righted, to the degree that they could (that so many other injustices of so many other types could).
So a Harvard Professor soberly states, “Today’s students will go on to hold professional positions that give them a great deal of power over others’ bodies and minds. These young people are our future doctors, educators, researchers, statisticians, psychologists. To ignore or downplay the reality of sex and sex-based differences is to perversely handicap our understanding and our ability to increase human health and thriving.”
And for that, the future people who might one day be cutting into our bodies, might be having the vapors at the notion that there are biological differences between men and women. This should be fine, just fine.
I predict homeopathy will be on the rise and the Corpwoketarianz will declare it a white supremacist movement and have it outlawed in the name of peace through violence.
Dr. Carole Hooven is a lecturer who teaches about hormones and the differences between the two sexes at Harvard, where she’s worked since 2006.
According to her website, Hooven “has received numerous teaching awards, and her Hormones and Behavior class was named one of the Harvard Crimson’s “top ten tried and true.” In addition to that, she recently released a book titled “Testosterone: The Story of the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us,” which she’s been promoting in various interviews and podcasts.
Last week, Hooven was quoted in a piece written by podcaster Katie Herzog on how professors were increasingly being called on to apologize for using the “he” and “she” pronouns as well as gendered terms like and “breastfeed” and “pregnant woman” – sometimes by students who allegedly burst into tears upon hearing the terms.
Hooven, Herzog noted, was bothered a great deal by such stories. Here’s what Hooven told her:
“Today’s students will go on to hold professional positions that give them a great deal of power over others’ bodies and minds. These young people are our future doctors, educators, researchers, statisticians, psychologists. To ignore or downplay the reality of sex and sex-based differences is to perversely handicap our understanding and our ability to increase human health and thriving.”