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Richard Weikart muses on the Buffalo shooter


At TownHall:

Interestingly, the manifesto this white supremacist wrote confirmed my description of white nationalism in my recent book, Darwinian Racism: First, he completely rejects Christianity, even professing not to believe in any kind of afterlife. This debunks the common view being promoted in the main-stream media that white nationalists are motivated by religion, especially evangelical Christianity. On the contrary, he continually claims that he is a man of reason and logic, and he tries to demonstrate that his racist views are actually scientific, not based on religion or emotion.

He also appeals to science to explain why races are unequal. According to this young man—and most white nationalists today—races arose through biological evolution. He argues that races are subspecies that have diverged, not only in physical traits, but also in their mental and moral characteristics. He believes that the white race has evolved to have higher intelligence and that blacks have evolved with greater biological tendencies to crime, rape, and other immoral behavior.

It's almost de facto already. Let go the concept of United and just have states of America. They could form red and blue federations, of course. Perhaps folks of color should get a state or two of their own. Wouldn't everyone be much happier? Fred Hickson
Not surprised. USA is a immoral hellhole. They teach kids in school that blacks are an inferior subspecies. Plus darwinists and their christiansists fellow travellers are working hand in hand to slaughter millions of babies. AndyClue
F/N: Haldane, for record:
"It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. For
if [p:] my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain [–> taking in DNA, epigenetics and matters of computer organisation, programming and dynamic-stochastic processes; notice, "my brain," i.e. self referential] ______________________________ [ THEN] [q:] I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true. [--> indeed, blindly mechanical computation is not in itself a rational process, the only rationality is the canned rationality of the programmer, where survival-filtered lucky noise is not a credible programmer, note the functionally specific, highly complex organised information rich code and algorithms in D/RNA, i.e. language and goal directed stepwise process . . . an observationally validated adequate source for such is _____ ?] [Corollary 1:] They may be sound chemically, but that does not make them sound logically. And hence [Corollary 2:] I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms. [--> grand, self-referential delusion, utterly absurd self-falsifying incoherence] [Implied, Corollary 3: Reason and rationality collapse in a grand delusion, including of course general, philosophical, logical, ontological and moral knowledge; reductio ad absurdum, a FAILED, and FALSE, intellectually futile and bankrupt, ruinously absurd system of thought.]
In order to escape from this necessity of sawing away the branch on which I am sitting, so to speak, I am compelled to believe that mind is not wholly conditioned by matter.” ["When I am dead," in Possible Worlds: And Other Essays [1927], Chatto and Windus: London, 1932, reprint, p.209. Cf. here on (and esp here) on the self-refutation by self-falsifying self referential incoherence and on linked amorality.]
RW is quite properly outlining a worldview and its policy agenda. He does so in reply to attempted stigmatisation and blame projection. As for evolutionary materialistic scientism, it has long since been shown incoherent, undermining credibility of mind. Corrosion of moral principles is a corollary of that/ It carries its fellow travellers with it. kairosfocus
Richard Weikart has apparently not heard of argumentum ad consequentiam. Seversky
"On the political compass I fall in the mild-moderate authoritarian left category" He's yours, progs. Andrew asauber

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