Video: ‘The Trojan Horse’ — Experts Explain The Dangerous Tentacles Of A Corrupting New Influence

Written by Wes Walker on August 14, 2019

Playing nice with intersectional politics and Critical Race theory is a dangerous precedent.

In this first of five interviews conducted in New York City, Sovereign Nations Founder Michael O’Fallon and the co-founders of New Discourses, Dr. Peter Boghossian and Dr. James Lindsay, discuss the current tools of societal and institutional deconstruction being introduced throughout civilization under the banner of “Social Justice.” These, they discuss, are presented in a manner not unlike the legendary Trojan Horse.

They open with a conversation examining a resolution being adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention. Their answer provides the title for this program.

In case you’re wondering who the experts being asked about this topic are, here’s some background. You may remember them as the guys who turned academia on its head:

Dr. Peter Boghossian and Dr. James Lindsay are best known for their work in exposing the impact of “Grievance Studies” in the secular university system. The Grievance Studies affair, also referred to as the “Sokal Squared” scandal (in reference to a similar 1996 hoax by Alan Sokal), was the fourteen-month investigative whistleblowing project of a team composed of these two authors, together with Helen Pluckrose. Its mission was to create bogus academic papers and submit them to academic journals in the areas of cultural, queer, race, gender, fat, and sexuality studies. The authors’ intent was to expose problems in “grievance studies,” a term they apply to a particular approach to studying these academic topics that proceed from a radical political agenda using means adapted from postmodern cultural analysis. Their conclusion is that under that approach “a culture has developed in which only certain conclusions are allowed,” one that “put social grievances ahead of objective truth.” [1]

The result of their inquiry has created a crisis of confidence around all academic disciplines that fall under the umbrella of cultural studies, particularly those within the “theoretical humanities.” This crisis arises because not only were the methods and ethics applied in their bogus papers intentionally insufficient, but also the methodology they used for them was consistent. It always began with a conclusion or approach that they believed would flatter the political biases of the reviewers and editors evaluating their submissions and then bent the existing literature to reach those conclusions. This is, in a word, sophistry, and it cannot be trusted.
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They’ve been on the blunt end of Intersectionality & Critical Race Theory’s pool cue before.

How do they know? Beyond their expertise in how postmodern Critical Theory works, they’ve lived it, and not only once. They’ve personally watched the rise of these tools in the settings of the secular university system, which it has effectively institutionalized according to Social Justice, and they watched it tear apart the “New Atheism” movement of the early 2000s and 2010s as it was introduced there to fill the ideological vacuum felt by many atheists in the movement. One by one, Boghossian tells us, every organization he has ever loved has been infected and taken over by this parasitic ideology.
Source: SovereignNations