According to reports from the Counterjihad Collective team, they have been deliberately suppressed by the administrative staff at this week’s “Human Dimension” conference in Warsaw. Even though Maj. Stephen Coughlin and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff got in line at 12:30 this afternoon, they did not make the roster of fifty speakers, and were put on the waiting list. They would have been able to speak if the moderator had not favored a group of young ladies who stood in line behind them. They were actually driven off the list and passed over.
Both participants lodged formal complaints, each with the delegate for his or her country — ESW went to the Austrian lead diplomat, and Maj. Coughlin to his U.S. counterpart. They were quite taken back. Apparently this has been the practice on more than one occasion, and is reaching a critical point. Sometimes it even affects official delegates.
Below is the intervention that Maj. Coughlin would have read today if he had been permitted to speak.
2019 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Working Session No 13 (3:00 to 6:00 p.m.)
Tolerance and Non-Discrimination II (continued), Including:
- Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Discrimination
- Combating Anti-Semitism and Discrimination against Christians, Muslims and Members of Other Religions
OSCE / ODIHR
24 September 2019
Thank you, madam moderator, ladies and gentlemen.
“Aufheben der Kultur” — Negate the Culture — is a process of systematic negation of cultures.
Have you ever noticed that multi-culturalism always seems to mean every culture but your own — whatever culture that might be? This reflects the Marcusian application of narratives operationalized by Marcuse in “Repressive Tolerance”, where words mean their opposite, such that “tolerance” is the deliberate “intolerance” of the existing social order — whatever social order that may be — and hence, multiculturalism becomes the imposition of a hostile group on a target group for the purpose of destroying it through dialectical negation — “Aufheben der Kultur!” Alongside these narratives, hate speech memes serve as enforcement mechanisms through the direct application of Habermas’s “Discourse Theory” of imposed consensus designed to suppress dissent. Of course, this is undertaken by those capable of self-empowering themselves to make such determinations as to which cultures are to be destroyed.
There are many ways to interpret OSCE language like the “commitment to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction.” Who wouldn’t support this? I certainly do! But there is a growing perception that the tolerance being expressed in forums such as the OSCE leaves them feeling on the suppressed side of repressive tolerance formulas.
The concern is that the language of tolerance is being deliberately repurposed through cynical narratives that turn such ennobling aspirations on their head. The pall of Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance” hangs over this forum. To quote Marcuse:
”The conclusion reached is that the realization of the objective of tolerance would call for intolerance toward [certain] prevailing policies, attitudes [and] opinions . . . Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.”
The reason many find themselves surprised when designated as members of the “right” is because that term, like racism and xenophobia, is simply applied to those who refuse to conform to repressive tolerance regimes that seek to deny people, cultures and nations of their identity. Aufheben der Kultur is about the destruction of cultures through the destruction of identity.
Unconstrained Analytics recommends that the OSCE and all participating States — pause to undertake an inventory of the “racism, xenophobia and discrimination” narratives to determine whether they have, indeed, crossed over to the repressive tolerance application of the term. After all, delegates of participating Members are supposed to represent their people, not destroy them. Thank you!
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