Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience.

  
By:  Vic Eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  9 comments


Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience.
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Professor Richard Allen Landes is regarded as a "historian" and author. He is an associate professor over at BU. In 2011 he wrote a book entitled Heaven on Earth. It was in this book that he attempts to explain, among other things, the emotional, intellectual, religious and spiritual drive of what he calls "millennialists. What we find there is the mind-set and motivations of young university students, drawn to Marxism and revolutionary movements. This book is essential to our understanding of how we got to where we are today.

Landes explains that millennialists have a passion for justice. They think they know good and evil.

Judging by their words & deeds It appears that they are a bit screwed up.

They see the world in terms of a few saints and a vast sea of sinners, most of whom are irredeemable. Thus we hear the need for one race to apologize to another and for reparations and for censorship and cancellation. When they believe the moment has come, there shall not be compromise. Evidently that moment came in November of 2020.

"All millennialists hope that commitment to their beliefs will spread far and wide" writes Landes, "enough to bring about a transformation of the social and political universe. That is the very essence of millennialism, as opposed to other forms of eschatology: the just will live free in this world. It is a collective salvation, a social mysticism. It might come by and by, but such a promise is not pie in the sky. It imagines a transformation of humanity, an evolutionary leap to a different way of human interaction that can have enormous emotional appeal. To use the language of political science, millennialism is a (perhaps the first) revolutionary ideology."

Such zealots demand conformity. Landes calls it "a unity" and "communality."  You see, they live in an enchanted and exciting world and they want to bring it to the rest of us.

What if we refuse?

Then they will bring it to us and if we resist, as all too often happens, they will strike us down or force us to strike them down!

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Vic Eldred
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1  author  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

Part 2 in the evolution of Critical Race Theory and the era of the American Left.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

50 years ago they called it the Age Of Aquarius. There is nothing new about young people being particularly idealistic. 

Some people are truly in dread of the day , near or far, when white men wont call all the shots anymore. The hysteria is building. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 weeks ago

BUT CRT is not being taught in public schools - K-12

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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2.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Tessylo @2.1    2 weeks ago
BUT CRT is not being taught in public schools - K-12

Only in the world of Randi Weingarten, Lily Garcia, and their fellow American Marxists.

 
 
 
Thomas
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3  Thomas    2 weeks ago

Kids!

 
 
 
pat wilson
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4  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

It was in this book that he attempts to explain, among other things, the emotional, intellectual, religious and spiritual drive of what he calls "millennialists.

Not sure how he's qualified to explain these aspects of millennials.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @4    2 weeks ago
Not sure how he's qualified to explain these aspects of millennials.

Neither am I but I'm going to give our readers the names of all these leftist professors and what they did to those impressionable young minds. Next I'll be telling them about Jean Anyon.

 
 
 
Hallux
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4.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.1    2 weeks ago

Lists of names? Still carrying around Joseph McCarthy's little black book?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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5  author  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

On the other hand, there are heros among us:

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“Boghossian, a philosophy professor and well-known critic of "woke" ideologies, said Wednesday that the university had created a "social justice factory" where students were taught "to mimic the moral certainty of ideologues."

"I never once believed — nor do I now — that the purpose of instruction was to lead my students to a particular conclusion," Boghossian wrote to Provost Susan Jeffords.

"Rather, I sought to create the conditions for rigorous thought; to help them gain the tools to hunt and furrow for their own conclusions. This is why I became a teacher and why I love teaching. But brick by brick, the university has made this kind of intellectual e

xploration impossible. It has transformed a bastion of free inquiry into a Social Justice factory whose only inputs were race, gender, and victimhood and whose only outputs were grievance and division," he added.

 
 
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