🧵 You know who else believed in standpoint epistemology & didn’t judge ideas on their merit, but instead by who came up with them? The nazis.

They tried to call physics by Jewish physicists ‘Jewish science’, while they believed in ‘other ways of knowing’
2/ like ‘the belief in a spirit that animated all of nature’.

They attacked Einstein on racial grounds, & also Sigmund Freud, Bertolt Brecht, Karl Marx, Stefan Zweig and Walter Benjamin.

They burned their books.
3/ The attack on Albert Einstein was spearheaded by Philipp Lennard, also a physicist, but unremarkable.

This is what the woke do- they overcompensate for their lack of competence by problematising & devaluing competence.
4/ It’s much easier to tear the hierarchy down than try to climb it honestly.

When the nazis did it, they called their physics ‘Deutsche Physik’. Lennard’s resentment was well documented, ‘fuelled by a sense of exclusion and injustice’.
5/ It is the same motivations that fuel the woke- except they pretend it’s virtue instead of vitriol.

Instead of looking at Einstein’s ideas on their own merit, Lennard used his identity characteristics (like the woke do) against him.
6/ He called Einstein ‘deplorable’ and decided that relativity was a “Jewish fraud” and that anything important in the theory had been discovered already by “Aryans.”

It wasn’t Einstein’s genius that mattered to the woke/nazi, it was his identity.
7/ Lennard “lamented the encroachment of technology in modern life: an expression, he said, of the kind of materialism that infected both Communism and the Jewish spirit, the twin enemies of German greatness.”

Sound familiar?
8/ If this all sounds familiar it’s because it is. The woke aren’t literal nazis, but if they carry on in this trajectory they will become them.

All of this has been done before, which the woke would know if realised that things other than colonisation happened in history.


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