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Jul20

Fuck cancel culture


Vasco M. Barreto

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Entre cette justice et Steven Pinker, je choisis Pinker.

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Mais de 400 estudantes e académicos querem que a Linguistic Society of America descarte Steven Pinker por causa de umas opiniões e tweets seus invariavelmente baseados em factos mas que incomodam activistas de esquerda, feministas pós-segunda vaga e profissionais do anti-racismo. O académico tem tantos púlpitos inexpugnáveis que este ataque é mais um invejável título de herói da liberdade de expressão do que uma ameaça real. De resto, não há nada de novo aqui, pois há décadas que Pinker incomoda esta malta. Mas o que aconteceu agora é um sinal dos tempos e a diferença de idade entre Pinker e aqueles que o atacam só fez mais fundo um fosso geracional preocupante. 

The Woke are after Pinker again, and if he’s called a racist and misogynist, as he is in this latest attempt to demonize him, then nobody is safe. After all, Pinker is a liberal Democrat who’s donated a lot of dosh to the Democratic Party, and relentlessly preaches a message of moral, material, and “well-being” progress that’s been attained through reason and adherence to Enlightenment values. But that sermon alone is enough to render him an Unperson, for the Woke prize narrative and “lived experience” over data, denigrate reason, and absolutely despise the Enlightenment.

The link to the document in question, “Open Letter to the Linguistic Society of America,” was tweeted yesterday by Pinker’s fellow linguist John McWhorter, who clearly dislikes the letter. And, indeed, the letter is worthy of Stalinism in its distortion of the facts in trying to damage the career of an opponent. At least they don’t call for Pinker to be shot in the cellars of the Lubyanka!

After I read the letter and decided to respond to it, I contacted Steve, asking him questions, and he gave me permission to quote some of his answers, which were sent in an email. (Steve, by the way, has never asked me to defend him; I do so in this case because of the mendacity of the letter.) Jerry Coyne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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