Jordan Peterson and Warren Farrell on The Boy Crisis and Gender Politics. Queer Atheist comments.

The viewer/reader is confronted with Catch Phrases masquerading as descriptive of Thought. E.g., ‘The Closing of the American Mind’, ‘The Clash of Civilizations’ , ‘The End of History and the Last Man’, ‘Tenured Radicals’, ‘Illiberal Education’ , ‘The Right Nation’, ‘The Thucydides Trap’ , ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’ , ’12 Rules for Life’ ‘The Boy Crisis’ the latest expression, in this genre, that looks at boys in an increasing ‘Feminized World’? Too many would be Technocrats,of the Human Endeavor, diagnosing what is wrong with us! The descriptive wedded to the prescriptive, that seeks to emancipate us from our ‘condition’ ! Its as if Kant’s imperative of self-emancipation from tutelage, was never thought, nor written down, as a reference point : ‘”Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made” (Aus so krummem Holze, als woraus der Mensch gemacht ist, kann nichts ganz Gerades gezimmert werden)!

Queer Atheist

Peterson is always a defender of The Patriarchy, in all of its incarnations. So the ‘Boy Crises’ and ‘Gender Politics’ are an integral to the Conservative World View, that marries politics/culture/gender into a seamless garment. The only problem is his penchant for Jungian Archetypes, as his binding agent, it resembles 19th Century phrenology. Freud and Jung represent both opportunism and ambition. The Age of Depth Psychology in all its iterations is no more!

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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