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Nihilism is the belief that all
values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. It is often
associated with extreme pessimism and a radical 
skepticism that condemns
existence. A true nihilist would believe in nothing, have no loyalties, and no
purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse
to destroy.
I emphasize, an impulse to
destroy,
because it reflects the actions of Antifa and BLM, and of the Dems
in the House of Representatives. They want to “cancel”  the Declaration of Independence and our
rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Cancel culture is,
essentially, when people who have said or done problematic things, either now
or in the past, are decidedly “canceled,” and people no longer support them or
their endeavors. In this day and age, examples are everywhere. Celebritiesgetting called out for problematic behavior. See my column, “New Harvard Math,’
Cancel culture is a program of dedicated
nihilhism
. Antifa and
BLM are active, violent practitioners of nihilism.
 

Most
commonly, nihilism refers to existential nihilism,
according
to which life is believed to be without objective meaning, purpose, or
intrinsic value. Moral nihilism asserts that nothing is morally right
or wrong.
Existential nihilism is the philosophical theory
that our 
life has
no intrinsic 
meaning or value. With
respect to the universe, existential nihilism suggests that a single human or
even the entire human species is insignificant, without purpose and unlikely to
change in the totality of existence. According to the theory, each individual
is an isolated being born into the universe, barred from knowing ‘why’. The
inherent meaninglessness of life is largely explored in the philosophical school
of 
existentialism, where
one can potentially create their own subjective ‘meaning’ or ‘purpose’. Of all
types of 
nihilism,
existential nihilism has received the most literary and philosophical
attention. See my column, “New Harvard Math.”
The
critical race theory
being taught in federal agencies  “educational” programs is nihilistic in that
it seeks to brainwash employees about the “white supremacist” nature of
America.
It
has been ended by President Trump
.  He has also threatened
to defund
schools that propagandize students about the origin
and purpose of the American Revolution, which it claims was to perpetuate
slavery. This claim is taught in The New York Times’
1619 project.
 


Critical race theory (CRT) is a theoretical
framework
 in the social sciences that
examines society and culture as they relate to 
categorizations
of race
law,
and 
power. Developed
out of Marxism and 
postmodern
philosophy
, it is based on critical theory,
social
philosophy
 that argues that social problems are
influenced and created more by 
societal structures and cultural
assumptions
 than by individual and psychological factors. It began
as a theoretical movement within American law schools in the mid- to late 1980s
as a reworking of 
critical
legal studies
 on race issues,[and
is loosely unified by two common themes. Firstly, CRT proposes that 
white
supremacy
 and racial power are maintained over time, and in
particular, that the law may play a role in this process. Secondly, CRT work
has investigated the possibility of transforming the relationship between law
and racial power, as well as pursuing a project of achieving racial 
emancipation and anti-subordination more
broadly.

If anything,
CRT has exacerbated and perpetuated racial divisions and tensions.  CRT is a spawn of nihilism.   It
seeks to inculcate collective guilt in white individuals for committing actions
they had or have no knowledge of committing, but who are automatically guilty
by means of association with others who have the same skin color.  Thus, their consciousness is deliberately negated
or “cancelled..”. It is a form of nihilism.

The original
promoter and grandfather of nihilism
is Immanuel Kant,
whose convoluted philosophy on how men know made it impossible for man to know
anything.

Kant’s
purpose,
according to Ayn Rand, was to save religion from reason and
the Enlightenment…

Kant’s expressly stated purpose was to save the morality of
self-abnegation and self-sacrifice. He knew that it could not survive without a
mystic base—and what it had to be saved from was 
reason.
While few philosophers would
claim to be nihilists, nihilism is most often associated with 
Friedrich Nietzsche who
argued that its corrosive effects would eventually destroy all moral,
religious, and metaphysical convictions and precipitate the greatest crisis in
human history. In the 20th century, nihilistic themes–
epistemological failure,
value destruction, and cosmic purposelessness–have preoccupied artists, social
critics, and philosophers. In Mid-century, for example, the existentialists helped
popularize tenets of nihilism in their attempts to blunt its destructive
potential. By the end of the century, existential despair as a response to
nihilism gave way to an attitude of indifference, often associated with antifoundationalism.
”Antifoundationalism” is another term for anti-civilization. The
Dems, Antifa and BLM intend to destroy civilization and “cancel” its roots,
replacing it with socialism or commnunism and a lock-step society, leaving the
individual nowhere to turn for guidance and relief from such a culture’s
commitment to anti-reason. Such a society could only offer self-abnegation and
self-sacrifice as the sole means to survive and a measure of “self- worth.” In
such a world, the individual would be “cancelled.”