Feminist Philosophy For Dummies, by the Queen of Feminist Dummies…….Amanda Marcotte

 

Ya know when you have an hour, a free hour, to just meander about the “net” clicking on random stuff?

Well, I have (had) one of those hours….and I really should’ve just watched some YouTube vids on cute puppies and kittens…really…..should have, but didn’t.

Sigh, ended up following a link from this http://theothermccain.com/

Fascism or Feminism? Amanda Marcotte Says We Have Only Two Choices, So …

“It’s been a while since we’ve taken notice of Amanda Marcotte, but the living embodiment of evil has not been idle, nor has she been less ridiculous than usual, it’s just that Trump Derangement Syndrome has produced so much craziness on the Left that Amanda is less obtrusive nowadays. This week, however, Ms. Marcotte wrote a column at Salon-dot-com which she then publicized with an extended Twitter rant:

There are many reasons, no doubt, for the rising worldwide rejection of liberal democracy. But I suspect the biggest reason — and interestingly, the one that tends to be downplayed — is misogyny. It’s an international tantrum in reaction to feminism. . . .

It’s clear to me that a lot of men will choose fascism over feminism.

In sum, men around the world would rather burn down democracy than do the dishes.

I’ll add that I think one reason a lot of liberals, including feminists, downplay the centrality of misogyny to rising fascism is because of liberal sexism. We don’t want to admit that women are important enough to inspire a worldwide rise of fascism.

A lot of people, especially men, on the left want to relegate “women’s issues” to a boutique concern. They can’t allow the thought that women’s issues are actually central concerns that dictate the rise and fall of civilizations.

You can read the rest of that, but the place to begin debunking it is with Ms. Marcotte’s first premise, i.e., that we are witnessing a “worldwide rejection of liberal democracy” and “a worldwide rise of fascism.”

You will have difficulty finding any pundit who asserted such a thing prior to Nov. 8, 2016. America came this close (picture me holding my thumb and forefinger half an inch apart) to the Triumph of Hillary, who would have become President had she not lost a handful of Rust Belt states by quite narrow margins, and yet Hillary’s defeat has been treated by many in the media as a catastrophic omen of incipient fascism.”

 

To this piece of drivel. https://www.salon.com/2019/09/10/whats-destroying-democracy-around-the-world-at-least-in-part-misogyny-and-sexism/

What’s destroying democracy around the world? At least in part, misogyny and sexism

Miz Marcotte appears to be grounding her argument on a flawed “understanding/interpretation” of the fundamental principles of “democracy” per the philosophy of John Locke (b. 1632, d. 1704).

Reminds me of snotty, up their own arse students who come into Jurisprudence tutorials knowing everything there is to know about everything……and then some………. then proceed to make emphatic pronouncements about the nature of life, the universe and……………. the cosmic oneness.

All the while making complete twats of themselves.  Ah the vanity and egotism of callow youth 😉

For those of you might be curious or interested in delving a little deeper into the musings of these “dead white males” this is a good start – give it a read – it might trigger your curiosity.

John Locke

First published Sun Sep 2, 2001; substantive revision Tue May 1, 2018

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/locke/

Locke is standard reading for law students in Jurisprudence, along with Hobbes, Rawls, Austin, Harte, Bentham, Mills, Rosseau, Burke, Hume, De Tocqueville etc.

Anyhoo, back to Miz Marcotte – and her execrable screed, to summarise – the world is going to hell in a handbasket, civil society is breaking down, the barbarians are at the gates, anarchy, revolution, lawlessness and general mayhem are the order of the day and……………………..its all because men don’t want to do the dishes.

Yep – strip out all the pseudo philosophical, brain dead, I read a nutshell in college, and then read nothing but feminist academic gobbledygook since then, and what her “Treatise” is actually based upon is this.

Amanda Marcotte has the intellectual depth of a puddle, and a puddle that a mangey dog pissed in – but – she has ovaries – ergo – when she spouts this drivel (see above – the whole world is going to hell in a handbasket….) and…she’s a feminist!

You better sit up, take notice, put a “oh how intriguing and fascinating this all is” look on your face and pretend a la “the emperor’s new clothes” that this isn’t the most unrelenting, turgid, vacuous, juvenile, whiney verbal excrement since Germaine Greer wrote complete bollox about menstrual blood.

What this kind of crap is actually useful for is the kind of comments and commentators it attracts – a kind of “dropped on their heads as babies – several times” litmus test of the levels of outright stupidity, the types of morons display, and a snapshot of the content of the stupidity baggage that these people carry.

Bit like you can usually tell what kind of person someone is if they are for example addicted to…………..let me see……………..monster truck rallies……….all you can eat contests…………I’m a celebrity…get me out of here…..you get the picture.

So, to quote the saddest, stupidest, most pointless, most irrelevant “politics writer” Amanda Marcotte pontificating on why the world is going to hell in a handbasket she states:

“Beauchamp outlines a number of largely convincing reasons why increasing numbers of people are embracing illiberalism: Economic losses, global violence, cultural changes, decaying institutions such as the church or the nuclear family. But even though Beauchamp recommends reading outside the dead white male canon to understand liberalism, he underplays what I believe is a major, if not the major, objection that conservative thinkers have to liberal democracy: They hate the liberation of women.”

Apparently, this Beauchamp guy is the oracle – what he doesn’t know about about…. everything just isn’t worth knowing – we’ll get back to him. Maybe.

I emboldened the “dead white male canon” to illustrate the kind of twisted logic employed by gobshoites like Marcotte to juxtapose it against her opening statement:

“Beauchamp doesn’t mean a rejection of the narrowly defined liberalism of the Democratic Party, but the “school of thought that takes freedom, consent, and autonomy as foundational moral values” that is traditionally understood to have been defined by Enlightenment philosophers, particularly John Locke, and underpins the institution of democracy itself.

And they really do not want to (sic)the dishes.”

Soooooooooooooooooo, can ya see the conflict – one minute she’s decrying along with Beauchamp the “dead white male canon” the next……………. sigh.

By the way, she left out the “do” in what I presume is meant to read “do the dishes”

No doubt, this “and they really don’t want to do the dishes” thing is meant to be cute/ironic/clever/inspirational?

Naw – it’s just stupid – sad – but it illustrates the hollowness, shallowness, vacuity, pointlessness and navel gazing egotism and “I am the center of the known universe” mentality of feminists/leftists/socialists/ideologues.

To illustrate – recently I’ve been watching hours of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent auditions on YouTube – nope – haven’t yet gone completely insane – research into “popular culture”

But not for the winners – the ones who actually do have talent – for the ones who DON’T – but are, for whatever reason absolutely convinced that they are STARS – that they – above what appears to be thousands of people who attend these auditions are the crème de la crème.

The programme puts together a series of the worst, most talentless “auditions” but in particular, the ones with the least talent (i.e. zero talent) and their reactions to being actually rejected and told in no uncertain terms “you can’t sing, you have zero talent…………….get out”

Some of them have actually become quite aggressive and violent – attacking the judges, screaming abuse and generally throwing massive tantrums.

THAT’S feminists/leftists/socialists/ideologues and of course Marcotte – and her avid “followers” are exemplars of the usually delusional parents, friends and “fans” of these talentless screech merchants.

Marcotte is the equivalent of a one hit really annoying wonder…………………. like that bloody song “Agadoo”

She’s the feminist has-been hag who was “relevant” for about ten minutes, but keeps showing up to open used car dealerships to “sing” her really irritating and annoying “song” that played all day, every day, one really really long summer many many years ago.

She’s the has-been second person on the left, in that girl group you can never remember the name of, but had that song……. ya know the one…. went……de dum dum de dum dum…. what was that bloody thing called.

She’s the one who was only in the “group” because she was the friend of the first cousin of the only girl who could actually hold a toon……. what was her bloody name……married a used car salesman……? that one.

Here’s the thing Mandy – can I call you Mandy?

I’m a conservative – with a small “c” a female conservative, and your averment that:

“As Beauchamp notes, the baseline concept of liberalism is that “people should be free to choose their paths in life,” whereas conservative critics say that people should be “embedded inside social relations and identities” to give their lives meaning.”

Actually, made me laugh out loud and snort coffee out my nose!  Grrrrr

I say – as a conservative female who is not now nor will ever be a feminist (I have more self-respect) people should strive to live their lives with a core of values, principles and respect for other peoples autonomy, people should acknowledge and strive to build communities based on a recognition that that the core unit of healthy, free and functioning societies are FAMILIES.

No bloody conservative subscribes to the flawed and dysfunctional paradigm that societies and communities are constructed of, founded on, or “embedded” in “social relations” ?? and most definitely not “identities”

Because you stupid stupid irrelevant idiot – conservative values are “embedded” in the notion that people are first and foremost HUMAN BEINGS – not bloody “identities”

And, it is irrelevant what kind of human being a person is – absolutely irrelevant – all that matters is this:

 

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

NOW – I’m going to spend an hour on YouTube watching videos of cute puppies and kittens 😉

 

Slainte