Battle fo the century?

#1

This should be… hm.

https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190404-peterson?cid=trend_right_a

Sorry no onebox…

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#2

Yeah no.

What’s the rule, everyone?

We don’t debate Nazis or Nazi-adjacent assholes.

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#3

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#4

Which is that supposed to be… Peterson, Zizek… their hate-child?

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#5

Young Slavoj Žižek prepares for a lifetime of intellectual battle (1967, colorized)

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#6

Seriously, I dunno, but it’s a quick visual shorthand for anyone who would be remotely entertained by this intellectual equivalent of limp biscuit.

I’m sure he’s a nice enough guy in real life, whoever he is.

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#7

When was this happening? I missed it somehow. It’s a got a train-wreck-approaching appeal.

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#8

$1500 tickets… yeah we know who the losers are.

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#9

But what if nothing happens?

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#10

Anyone dumb enough to spend a single buck on that ‘hamster wheel’ of an argument?

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#11

who wins… both of them, who loses, the rest of us!

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#12

Right… because even those of us who try to totally ignore it will still hear about it, because of the exposure.

>_<

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#13

Those tracks are in terrible shape.

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#14

Part of that may be extreme foreshortening due to a telephoto lens. But it does look pretty bad.

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#15

Yeah, the headline is trollish, but it was written by Slavoj Zizek.

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#16

This article does call out the left for a kind of inadequacy of vision. I see “radical socialism” and “radical capitalism” as complementary to the point of mutual uselessness.

Power dynamics highlight in every way the wing with money behind it.

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#17

Evergreen tweet:

But, yeah, this bullshit “debate” is going to be a total garbage fire.

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#18

JP doesn’t argue honestly, that I’ve been able to tell from his interviews. He’s the sort which will nit-pick the slightest ambiguity in someone’s response and feel on that, rather than answering their point, and then the mouth-breathers who fanboy him will say, “see? he’s smarter and more logical”.

It’s also a common strategy for psychological abusers, which is why I’m always somewhat worried for his wife.

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#19

I’m surprised

  1. He’s married
  2. To someone roughly his own age, and
  3. It’s not a mail order bride type deal
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#20

The event was sold out and lasted three hours. What was anticipated to be a heated “debate of the century” turned out to be a rather friendly and amiable exchange. Throughout the evening, both speakers stated on multiple occasions how much they agreed with and admired one another. Peterson was particularly taken by Žižek’s charismatic performance and “complex arguments,” while Žižek stressed how much he agreed with Peterson’s critique of political correctness and his aggressive style of argumentation.

BUT (and it’s a big but)

Žižek surely isn’t as odious as Peterson. But the debate revealed just how far the leftist intellectual has fallen, and why we need a real Marxist politics to argue forthrightly for freedom and justice.

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