Glorious leftism!

From this bloke:

Alexandros Stavrakas studied philosophy and anthropology at the LSE and UCL. He is the editor of Bedeutung Magazine.

We get this:

Our collective decisions should not be the result of docility in the face of the constructed objectivity of the \”facts\” of economic theory, but the product of subjective and collective ideological resolutions. If nothing else, this will reinstate our status as ethical agents, answerable and responsible as citizens in the proper sense. Politics must be reinvented as the main point of reference of our collective coexistence and not be reduced to the muscleman of capitalism, an institution that simply enforces and legitimises financial decisions and objectives. The claims of ideology should trump the authority of statistics.

If I stamp my foot and scweam then I shall have ice cream.

Even though Mummy says there isn\’t an ice cream van for miles and miles and miles.

For facts and statitistics, the real world, should be subject to my will.

7 thoughts on “Glorious leftism!”

  1. “Our collective decisions should not be the result of docility in the face of the constructed objectivity of the “facts” of economic theory, but the product of subjective and collective ideological resolutions. ”

    Sounds a lot like post-normal science in the realms of climate change – facts don’t matter if you have a consensus .

    To a degree that is true as well. If we’re all agreed on traveling in a particular direction it doesn’t actually matter if it is the wrong one.

    Problems come when not everyone agrees and/or the ‘facts’ that were used to build the consensus are bogus.

    The tyranny of the majority is still a tyranny.

  2. This is a growing meme among the left – breaking free of the callous manipulations of “conventional” economics. It does save a lot of breath, though, if someone acknowledges up front that they are oblivious to facts and to reason.

  3. The lefties have become very averse to objectivity. Sometimes it proves them wrong, and they don’t even have words for “wrong”, or “test”, or “proof”, or “learning”.

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