Who the hell talks like that?

This is How the BDS Sausage is Made

Judith Butler is an admired academic. She is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and is believed to be a theorist of gender, although one can never be quite so sure with quotes that fret about things like “the move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.”

On one issue, however, professor Butler rarely obfuscates: Israel, which she believes to be a unique global evil worthy of all manners of censure.


Oh, she is one of those… Judith Butler: Your Behavior Creates Your Gender

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  • General P. Malaise

    I stand corrected. there is a third gender or that is an ugly man.

    • Bingo on that.

      I saw that pic, and had to go answer the door. I wondered who the hell that guy was.

      And low and behold, it’s a left-wing gender fruitcake, spewing a bunch of asinine words that remove all doubt “she” is a fool.

    • Bingo on that.

      And “she” is filled with esoteric gobbly talk.

  • Watchman

    If that quotes is indicative of Butler’s flow of thought, then this is truly a Captain Kirk moment, “Beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent life down here.”

  • J_ROC

    Thats a dude……Flashback to Austin Powers movie

    • Blacksmith

      “That’s a MAN baby”

  • Maurice Miner

    You know, I drifted to the left at Uni in the late ’70’s early ’80’s, simply because that was where the hot chicks were.

    Today – well simply point to anything that’s not a 2 bagger on the Left…

  • DaninVan

    I ran that statement through the Google translator; it told me to f**k off!

    • Blacksmith

      HA! Perfect, you win the internet for today!

    • Ha!

    • As funny as that idea is, though, I just ran that jargon through Google Translate into French (seemed appropriate) and then back into English. It actually survives relatively intact. More so than, say, any extract from a novel or paragraph of a newspaper article would do. (Compare and contrast with “And so we beat on, boats against the current…”)

      The syntax scans and the words are phony and therefore unambiguous. It’s just that no meaning of any kind is intended or conveyed. It’s like a sort of computer-generated prose.

  • Maggat

    That was quite the sentence, 93 words with one punctuation mark and we don’t see the whole thing, thank Christ for that.
    To top if off I didn’t understand a word of it.

    • Ed

      The word vomit sounds profound but translated means essentially this.

      Under capitalism, money is power. More money = more power. Without capitalism, power is up for grabs.

      You have to be incapable of clear headed thinking to write like that.

    • Clausewitz

      It was an attempt at quantity over quality.

  • Who talks like that?

    Professional liars and self-aggrandisers.

    • Editor

      Postmodernists. Liotard, Lacan, Deleuze, Foucault et al. Same type of incoherent bullshit masquarading as profound thought.

      • (applause)

      • Blacksmith

        Incoherent bullshit is a perfect description of that garbage.

        • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

          +5 upvotes.

    • Alain

      Trudeau comes to mind.

      • Trudeau can’t use big words!

        Or little ones.

        • Alain

          I meant the sole ability to “speak” gibberish. Gibberish can be spoken with either big words or tiny words.

          • He usually stutters.

          • Editor

            His answer to Rosie Barton about his visit to the Aga Khan’s Bahamas island was epic gibberish! He was barely able to formulate ANY words.

            https://youtu.be/15-5O4UPM0U

          • ntt1

            When I was a wastrel arts student we had an Art history prof who spoke like that, Beer soaked luncheons at the 5 bells were livened up by contests to see who could conduct the longest orbital art speak waffle without repeating oneself or making any kind of sense at all. Philby was brilliant.

        • ntt1

          “um” and “ah” are pretty small, too small in fact for his brain to catch up so he repeats them until the bulb glows

  • Ed

    “the move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.”

    I wonder what she says after she takes it up the ass?

    • Maurice Miner

      You are certain that it’s a “she”? That’s a bit of gender-specific genderism…

    • CodexCoder

      You really have to wonder what drug regimen produces that kind of drivel.

  • moraywatson

    If you can reconcile the ‘equation’ in that claptrap that she spewed, I am sorry to inform you that you have wasted both your time and resources.

  • Clausewitz

    I thought the [picture was an ugly Roy Schneider.

  • Tooth&Claw

    That’s a woman? I thought it was foppish high society Englishman.

    • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

      No shit. I thought it was a man until I read the article.

  • canminuteman

    That prose is totally meaningless. Ten thousand monkeys with ten thousand typewriters would make more sense. And she’s a dude.

  • ntt1

    Thought processes that resemble a sausage stuffing machine, non of those words flow together, or make any point at all its just droning. Any academic who would produce such drivel needs to be forcibly retired.

  • WildWelshWoman
  • vwVwwVwv

    This is the burden of today’s Kids.
    Patients from the Madhouse turned in to Professors of the Schoolhouse.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Butler is a huge booster for Hamas and Hezbollah. And not in that weaselly way that somehow they’re a social welfare group or they’re freedom fighters. No, she’s a fan of Hamas and Hezbollah because they attack and kill Jews. In those words. Kill Jews, good.

    Fair enough. This to me is a clear signal that terrorism should be used against her and her supporters and any MLA members that voted for her. They want a war? Ok, let it begin.