11 August, 2014

The Transformation of Western Thought: Who Transformed It?

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In his must-read 1994 book “The Sacred Chain: the History of the Jews,” the late Jewish author Norman F. Cantor lists the nine Jews who, during the 20th century, changed Western thought forever. It’s a good list. I will list the names which Cantor mentions here, but I will also include one name that Cantor didn’t mention: Karl Marx. Even though Marx wasn’t a 20th century man, his ideology greatly impacted the 20th century West, e.g., the Frankfurt School, located at Columbia University in New York.

Karl Marx (19th century)
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Emile Durkheim (sociologist)
Franz Boas
Ludwig Wittgenstein (philosopher)
Claude Levi-Strauss
Noam Chomsky
Harold Bloom (literary critic)
Jacques Derrida

(these names are from “The Sacred Chain,” page 420, softcover edition).


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  7. 19 Responses to “The Transformation of Western Thought: Who Transformed It?”

    1. Tim McGreen Says:

      Hmmm, that is indeed a good list of the most influential Jew-thinkers of the 20th century. Other candidates might include Henry Kissinger, Saul Alinsky, Norman Mailer, Betty Friedan, Arthur Koestler, Milton Friedman and Irving Kristol, What do you think?

    2. Tim McGreen Says:

      Oh, and of course Ayn Rand. Philip Roth? Leonard Bernstein? Mark Rothko? Leon Trotsky? Howard Stern? Definite maybes.

    3. Tim McGreen Says:

      Saul Bellow and Carl Sagan.

    4. Tim McGreen Says:

      And J.D. Salinger.

    5. Socrates Says:

      Rand, Friedman? Yes. Kristol? Probably.

    6. CW-2 Says:

      Well, those jew ‘thinkers’, ‘philosophers’, aka bullshitters haven’t changed my way of thinking, anyway not in the way they intended. They have unintentionally set many of us down the road of inquiry and truth.

    7. mrcrouton Says:

      And one Frank Zappa beats them all when it comes to genius.

    8. Antagonistes Says:

      They only change adolescent brains.

      Most people grow up.

      Especially when they encounter the real world, and not the safe cocoon of books and academia and movies and electronic fantasies and all other forms of illusion.

      I call the real world, “Viking Reality.” Although I wish that the Vikings would have done some things differently as warriors, they were basically farmers. They sweated, they toiled, they went home dead tired, they knew the requirements of reality.

      Then when they heard that their cousin Saxons were being slaughtered by Charlemagne, they did what true men would do—-they went on the attack.

      They knew what blood was, what death was, what battle was, what it meant to strive and win. As I said, some things they did were brutal, but it was indeed a brutal age.

      They would hear of no obscure Jewish theories, except one, which their women embraced and insisted that the men embrace . . . . and that one took root among them, and now they are a bunch of pansies.

    9. fd Says:

      Jews behave like they have a love-hate relationship for Hitler. Big Uncle is infused in films, sitcoms, cartoons, all forms of media. Jews are pissed off because they didn’t come up with national socialism first. “. . . jealousy is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”

      Hitler got out in front of the Jews. He was greater in defeat than Jews were in victory.

    10. fd Says:

      I think my last post on this subject is trapped in the spam filter. It happens when I write Hitler or national socialism.

    11. fd Says:

      My last post could be trapped in the spam filter.

    12. Sean Gruber Says:

      “love-hate relationship with Hitler”

      Israel is supposedly flooded with Nazi-themed porn.

      Apparently nothing thrills some jews like getting banged by other jews wearing a SS costume.

      “Love-hate” indeed!

    13. Antagonistes Says:

      What is wrong with J. D. Salinger? Or, more specifically, how does Catcher in the Rye invoke Jewishness?

    14. Tim McGreen Says:

      J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher” is, from my recollections of it, totally Jewish, although I haven’t read it in many years. A BBC critic recently commented that “……………some readers may dislike the novel for its “use of 1940s New York vernacular,” a “self-obsessed central character,” (Holden Caulfield) and “too much whining.” I’m definitely one of those readers. But I understand that writing a good novel from the viewpoint of an alienated teenager is no easy task.

      I notice that if a Jew creates something….a painting, novel, play, movie, what have you, prominent Jew critics in the Establishment press will immediately and unconditionally shower the work with praise, no matter how disappointing or substandard that work may actually be. “Catcher”, I think, is an example of that. If it was written by a goy novelist it wouldn’t have attracted half the attention it did.

    15. Tim McGreen Says:

      Like the Jews themselves are fond of saying the 20th century was the JEWISH century.

    16. fd Says:

      I couldn’t read Catcher in the Rye. The literary style was too vulgar. I don’t think I got past 3 pages. A difficult read for someone of the Southern section.

      Hitler said the same thing, Tim. Jews offer excessive praise for their kind, regardless of low standard work.

    17. Antagonistes Says:

      Well, I liked it.

      The Holden character, was, in my opinion, looking for something deeper than modernism. The superficial and plastic nature of it disgusted him.

      And he was indeed a teen-ager, confronted by old age, disgusting habits and sex-drives of his schoolmates, “butt-twitching” females, pathetic remnants of older human beings, people who were not authentic, etc.

      I wonder . . . is this a modern retelling of the story of Buddha?

      I think it fits nicely with “The Wasteland” by T. S. Eliot.

    18. Klassikality Says:

      Prof. Kevin MacDonalds “Culture of Critique” comes to mind. The intellectual, academic, scientific, philosophical and spiritual world of the West 100 years ago is so long gone, MacDonalds book details quite nicely what replaced that culture. If you don’t want to read the book (though I highly recommend it) I’ll summarize- The brilliant gold that was Western brilliance was overthrown and replaced by the vile excrement of Judaism. Sad but true. :(

    19. Antagonistes Says:

      And as we wind on down the road
      Our shadows taller than our soul.
      There walks a lady we all know
      Who shines white light and wants to show
      How everything still turns to gold.