You Know The Truth.
If you’ve read “Professional Development is Screwing You Over!”, then you know that…
- Academics called “New Historicists” don’t believe in human nature.
- They’ve dominated Humanities Departments since the 1980s.
- Almost every History and Psychology Book written since starts there.
- If there is no such thing as Human Nature…
- …Then there are no life lessons.
- If there are no life lessons…
- …Then there is nothing to learn from the past.
- If there is nothing to learn from the past…
- …Then there is nothing you can do to get a competitive edge!
- Bottom Line…
All The Trendy Academic Trash
You’ve Been Assigned To Read Is Useless.
But There’s Something Darker Lurking
Beneath The Surface
The longer enough you read this ivory tower nonsense for “Professional Development”, you won’t notice zero patterns…
You’ll notice lots of patterns.
Strange patterns, in fact.
You and I know that there is a human nature. It’s how humans operate. Even if they deny it, people always use patterns.
And the patterns of Academics are the most insidious of all.
Meet “The Twins of Terror”
Just what are these patterns? And what makes them so insidious?
Let’s take a look…
New Historicists share patterns with their academic twin brother…Cultural Critics.
And they’re as identical as they are evil.
Lois Tyson writes in the 2006 handbook of New Historicism and Cultural Criticism, Critical Theory Today, that…
“Sometimes critical theories overlap so much, however, that it is difficult to determine the ways in which they are different…Such is the case with New Historicism and Cultural Criticism…
“Both Cultural Criticism and New Historicism draw heavily on the same philosophical sources…in practice, Cultural Criticism is not always readily distinguishable from New Historicism…”(Tyson 281, 295).
Straight From the Horse’s Mouth
Just what are these same philosophical sources?
Let Lois Tyson tell you herself, right there on page 295 of her own book…
“Cultural Criticism tends to be more overtly political in its support of oppressed groups.
“Because of its political orientation…
“Cultural Criticism Often Draws From
Marxist, Feminist, And Other Political Theories
In Performing Its Analysis.”
Tyson goes on to explain that these other include:
- Postcolonial Studies
- Freudian Studies
- Nihilistic Deconstructive Studies (Ibid 11-52, 249-280, 417-448).
These schools of thought go so far as to say that Michel Foucault, whose work “both Cultural Criticism and New Historicism draw heavily” from, teaches that…
“…All definitions of ‘insanity,’ ‘crime,’ and sexual ‘perversion’ are social constructs by means of which ruling powers maintain their control…
“We accept these definitions as ‘natural’ only because they are so ingrained in our culture” (Ibid 285-286).
Tyson lists that the invented “definitions” to maintain control include prohibitions against “cannibalism” and “incest” (Ibid 285).
The Bottom Line?
Academics think basic morality and human decency are “tools of oppression”, all to keep the powerful in control.
What’s more, they think that because Western Civilization has been in power for centuries, and has opposed these “oppressed political groups” with “unnatural definitions”, the bottom line becomes…
“Western Civilization Is The Root Of All Problems.
Everything Else Is A Natural Utopia.”
This isn’t a cheap political shot from Conservative News Outlets against the Left.
This is a documented, deep, and extensive philosophical movement explained by practitioners themselves.
It has been running humanities departments since the late 1980s.
And it is being used by our enemies to kill U.S. Soldiers.
Want to find out how?
Read in next article…
Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 2006.