Brett Veinotte

  • Author, teacher and podcaster Hunter Maats joins me for a fun and challenging marathon conversation. Hunter and I discover lots of areas of disagreement, but our exploration into our differences has just begun. […]

  • The next show is partly about Derrida, with a Philosophy professor from U of Texas. Hopefully after that my outstanding balance will only be $1.

  • Based on the first two discussions in the series, what are you concerned that I might be overlooking?
    Granted, Postmodernism is a huge subject and it’s likely I’m overlooking a lot, but what are the glaring errors or omissions that are upsetting you so much?

  • You sound familiar. Do you have anything constructive to offer? If so, please post any urls as plain text, not hyperlinks.

  • (Part One) Our investigation into the philosophical roots of social justice continues…

    Nikos Sotirakopoulos is a lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. He […]

    • Dear Brett, would you mind sharing which of the postmodernist’s books you read as the primary sources for your critique? I’m always curious to know where these kind of ideas come from. Many thanks!

  • Today, many young people are looking for personal liberation in all the wrong places.

    Discussed:
    – Thaddeus vs. Jordan Peterson: common ground?
    – letting go of a conspiracy theory
    – over-corrective responses […]

    • Honestly, Brett, it’s a good thing you changed your karma a few years ago, gained self-knowledge, found the Trivium (X3), self-esteem (X6) and NVC (X4) (QED = 72), and didn’t weaponize or proselytize them to others before integrating them in yourself in multi-part series, calling out your peers, like another libertarian religion! Que sera sera! That was then this is now. What is dead will never die! What empty, recycled slogans will you preach next in place of education? Censor and denigrate critics at your own risk, but reflective thinkers with real intellectual self-defense spotted the self-hypocrisy long ago. Shame on you and your audience for ignoring basic grammar even while preaching grammar first to others! Roots lie beneath the surface, not above. (Unless you’re a self-actualized Buddha floating in Nirvana, which you’re clearly not, regardless of your propagandistic rhetoric). Self-aggrandizement prior to self-knowledge outside your rewarded identity is the quality that you and Thad, progressive snowflakes and monocultural conservatives, share. And that lesson’s worth at least $1.

      • You sound familiar. Do you have anything constructive to offer? If so, please post any urls as plain text, not hyperlinks.

    • Based on the first two discussions in the series, what are you concerned that I might be overlooking?
      Granted, Postmodernism is a huge subject and it’s likely I’m overlooking a lot, but what are the glaring errors or omissions that are upsetting you so much?

      • That’s better, a question rather than threatening censorship. My main concern is that you are presenting a second-hand version of postmodernism. Postmodernism through Rand’s eyes or postmodernism through Jordan Peterson’s eyes, and I don’t think either one of these second-hand views accurately represents the depth and objective science of postmodernist theory. Sooner or later you’ll have to dig into Foucault, Derrida, and Lacan if you want to really understand the primary sources, but after 7 years of criticizing ‘postmodernism’, you and most libertarians/an-caps still haven’t done much of their grammar homework, so I don’t have much hope of that happening. It’s ironic, because most of your criticisms of postmodernism are rooted in postmodern theory; i.e., uncovering multiple layers of analysis rather than seeking black and white, monolithic answers. I also think Niko’s reference to the Austrian economists’ Objective Value Theory was one of the most hilarious Freudian slips I’ve heard in years. This is just to say I’m not upset so much as I am deeply intrigued by the unconscious hypocrisy and lack of attention to grammar and rhetoric, overemphasis on logic (logocentricism), despite years and hundreds of episodes hectoring people about that very topic. But that may be a reflection of how my subjective research values and interests differ from yours. Namaste, snowflake, please don’t censor free speech even if critical of your special in-group. In my mind, you now owe me $2, but I’m willing to forgive the debt, if in the next episode you can cite and summarize the key points of any one of the Postmodern philosophy primary sources you claim to be “above”.

        • The next show is partly about Derrida, with a Philosophy professor from U of Texas. Hopefully after that my outstanding balance will only be $1.

          • Oh, sorry, I didn’t realize that it was the UT prof and not yourself that was putting out this series, calling for donations, and making the claim of being “above” the postmodernists’ philosophy. With such a title and your name at the top of the bill, I figured surely you’ve read enough of Derrida yourself to at least challenge this academic on Derrida’s philosophical shortcomings rather than just appeal to his/her authority? Just in case he/she , being an academic, presents any false conclusions or hypocritical misrepresentations? *Wink, wink.* So let’s call it $1.90 for now, and I’ll throw in a pat on the back and an NVC-like ‘atta boy’ for the attempt to at least dig into Derrida on an Objectivist-leaning podcast. P.S.: I know Brett’s read it, *wink, wink* but in case his audience hasn’t: Derrida’s Of Grammatology is a logical place to start. (weblink not included out of respect for my new postmodern bff whose rhetoric is entirely sincere because it’s now based on pure grammar collection rather than monetary considerations from a niche audience appreciative of free speech even when bluntly critical of it).

    • Hi, Brett (my new rhetorical bff), with your approval, I’d like to cash in any credits I’ve earned for your on-air answer to these 2 questions (which I’ve thought a lot about and subjectively valued your answers to at .95 each). I’ve stayed within the theme of postmodernism in hopes it may generate your more immediate consideration:

      1) Up-to-date, and to the best of your knowledge, as an historical scholar, what happened on 9/11?
      2) Why did you stop talking (or talked mockingly) about this seemingly external topic, and thus far, has your conscious elision been more effective or ineffective in achieving your long-term goals?

      With love, heartfelt gratitude, and a deep sense of humanity, your smug, degenerate, selfsame troll

  • (Not a serious show; from the premium content archives) Only 50 people have ever heard the live pre-show for episode #368, but it is one of my favorite half-hours of School Sucks content ever. Osborne and I […]

  • Included: School History – The Four Phases of Scientific Management

    From SGT Report:
    Published on Apr 23, 2017
    It’s no secret to folks who follow the work of John Taylor Gatto that public schools in the […]

  • On Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye Saves the World (Netflix), and other science and sex junk.

    CORRECTION: In this show, I claimed that the 97% percent statistic on human-caused or anthropogenic global warming […]

  • Thad and Brett are excited to announce…
    Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present “A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell”
    Happening this August in historic and tragic Salem, MA!
    Get Tickets: […]

  • (AUDIO, 57 MINUTES) Following an airing of grievances, Brett counsels Puke, Nick and Andrew on how and why to save their podcast.

    Direct link HERE

  • Brian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy welcome Brett to their studio for the final chapter in this series of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempted to have a constructive and […]

  • Jeff Deist is the president of the Mises Institute. The institute is dedicated to teaching and research in the Austrian school of economics, and individual freedom, honest history, and international peace. It also […]

  • (1 HOUR, 56 MINUTES) This audio includes the extra hour.
    My first conversation with Jay Dyer – author of Esoteric Hollywood and host of Jay’s Analysis.

    Direct Link HERE.

    Hour One (Free):
    – how SSP […]

  • My first conversation with Jay Dyer – author of Esoteric Hollywood and host of Jay’s Analysis.

    Hour One (Free):
    – how SSP helped Jay Dyer
    – shape-shifters?
    – comparing notes on the social engineers who […]

  • Brian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate […]

    • Hi, Brett, I thought I heard an admission in here that Jan Irvin was right about your use of NVC. Sorry I didn’t care enough to mark the time. It was followed by some nervous laughter, so I wasn’t sure if you were being ironic, sarcastic, or honest. Perhaps this mean a retraction about your multiple episodes about The Trivium and NVC is forthcoming? Or does it mean that your understanding of NVC was as unnuanced, under-researched and dogmatic as your understanding of the Trivium? Are the Trivium and NVC still one in the same in your mind, or has your thinking and your Trivium cult’s thinking on these subjects evolved? Just curious.

  • What a week! On Wednesday just after the stroke of midnight, Tom Woods and I sat down in a hotel room overlooking the Yale campus to discuss his new book Sane Space and a variety of other topics.

    Included:
    – […]

  • (CAMPUS CORRESPONDENTS #2) Sam Wolf is a freshman studying Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Soon he will serve as the president of the Vanderbilt College Republicans. Today we’ll talk about what he’s […]

  • (AUDIO, 54 MINUTES, ADULTS ONLY) Andrew, Dale, Gardner, Osborne and Brett debate the following topics:
    – Do-It-Yourself vs. “hire a guy”
    – Star Wars vs. Star Trek
    – Mel Brooks vs. Woody Allen
    – Neil Diamond […]

  • (MASTERCLASS #9) On March 25th, the Podcastmasters reconvened at Osborne’s “Deplorabar and Cinema” to discuss the recently deceased Chuck Barris. Chuck Barris was a television producer in the 1960s (The Dating […]

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