"Why do you have to make everything about race?" Said the liberal who built an entire governmental, economic, and social edifice around white supremacy and slavery.
What if I separate the “theory” from the “practice” of the French Revolution? Said every liberal ever in their increasingly pathetic efforts to detach their ideology from one of the only good things it ever accomplished.
Arendt Rawls and Habermas book burning party.
I once had a really wonderful dream where I confronted Habermas at a well attended dinner party and humiliated him.
Liberals have this utterly banal tactic of using early theoretical works to attempt to rectify their vague interests in anti-liberal thinkers with a liberal trajectory, such as over-emphasis on the Grundrisse over Capital, or Schmitt’s Die Diktatur over his Political Theology. Liberalism is obsessive with finding the wiggle room that allows it to appropriate hostile ideas, which is generally an effective strategy despite its duplicity, but to simply use unformed early texts in that regard seems so easy/pathetic.
"I liked their early stuff."