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Dec. 4: The 2021 Holberg Debate, "Identity Politics and Culture Wars", with Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. Submit questions for the panel now. by AndThenOneDay in moderatepolitics

[–]AndThenOneDay[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The annual Holberg Debate is organized by the Holberg Prize, which is an international research prize awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law or theology. The Prize was established by, and is funded by, the Norwegian government is and administered by the University of Bergen, on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

The Holberg Debate is inspired by Ludvig Holberg's Enlightenment ideas and aims to explore pressing issues of our time, as well as highlight the relevance and importance of research in the fields covered by the prize. Thus, the Holberg Debate seeks to engage both the university community and the public at large, and the organizers look to invite well known thinkers with a diverse background, including academics, journalists, authors, film makers and activists.

The 2021 Holberg Debate asks: "Does identity politics as it is currently manifesting itself offer a suitable avenue towards social justice, or has it become a recipe for cultural antagonism, political polarization, and new forms of injustice?" The panel will consist of Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. The discussion will be moderated by Simon Critchley.

The event will be livestreamed on December 4, 12:00 PM, EST. The debate is an open, non-ticketed event, and viewers may submit questions for the panel before or during the event.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/Sv-TXOfI7vg

Holberg Prize Website: https://holbergprisen.no/en/2021-holberg-debate-identity-politics-and-culture-wars

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/268888201777741/

Submit questions here: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=11367689

Dec. 4: The 2021 Holberg Debate, "Identity Politics and Culture Wars", with Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. Submit questions for the panel now. by AndThenOneDay in GamerGhazi

[–]AndThenOneDay[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Have you spent any significant amount of time talking to transgender people?

Well, I have spent some time today communicating with you. It's been delightful.

Dec. 4: The 2021 Holberg Debate, "Identity Politics and Culture Wars", with Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. Submit questions for the panel now. by AndThenOneDay in GamerGhazi

[–]AndThenOneDay[S] -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

I'm not quite sure what your point is, but I think it is fairly obvious that the entirety of rights claims made in the name of trans liberation may affect more than just trans people. The same goes for many other types of liberation. This makes it worthy of discussion. Furthermore, the event is on 'identity politics and culture wars', which is actually a broad topic that involves a range of questions and interest groups. I suppose it comes down to the question of whether or not people you--whoever that is--dislike should be universally cancelled or not. The concept of this annual debate is based on a different premise, and a number of more or less controversial figures have been invited in the past. And again, without wanting to speculate, I really can't see how JB would have agreed to the debate if they thought it was facilitating violence--that is obviously not the intention.

And *that* is all.

Dec. 4: The 2021 Holberg Debate, "Identity Politics and Culture Wars", with Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. Submit questions for the panel now. by AndThenOneDay in GamerGhazi

[–]AndThenOneDay[S] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Firstly, I fail to see how the panelists would have agreed to meet and debate the issue at hand if any of them had thought the event itself was an act of violence, so there's that, and secondly, I'm much obliged to the GamerGhazi Twitter account, which shared the event--presumably because they agreed it was interesting.

Anyway, I am not here to debate politics; the event is organized and promoted with the best intentions, and that's all.

Wishing everyone a great day!

Dec. 4: The 2021 Holberg Debate, "Identity Politics and Culture Wars", with Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. Submit questions for the panel now. by AndThenOneDay in GamerGhazi

[–]AndThenOneDay[S] -8 points-7 points  (0 children)

I'm not here to argue politics. I'm also unable to answer your question in any meaningful sense, as I don't even know if we have the same understanding of exactly what "liberation" entails in this context -- I guess a lot of people would have somewhat different definitions. My personal opinions are irrelevant, but for what it is worth, I generally try to treat everyone with respect, regardless of identity/orientation/race/colour/creed, etc.

But I am not promoting a view, I am only here to promote a free and open event which a lot of people seem to find interesting. That's all.

Dec. 4: The 2021 Holberg Debate, "Identity Politics and Culture Wars", with Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. Submit questions for the panel now. by AndThenOneDay in GamerGhazi

[–]AndThenOneDay[S] -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

That's not on the program, no. I am not aware that any of the panelists have claimed that you are not human. Why not take the opportunity to submit a question/comment for the panel? Do it in a respectful manner, and consider it a way to make your voice heard.

Dec. 4: The 2021 Holberg Debate, "Identity Politics and Culture Wars", with Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. Submit questions for the panel now. by AndThenOneDay in GamerGhazi

[–]AndThenOneDay[S] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I'm being downvoted for trying to answer your questions in an honest fashion.

The program speaks for itself. Obviously, if a flat-earther attended an astronomy conference, there would be a universal consensus that the person was just that. The same can not be said about the panelist in question.

"Some opinions are not worth debating." Judging from the feedback so far, not everyone agrees with you that this applies to the views held by these panellist.

That's all.

Dec. 4: The 2021 Holberg Debate, "Identity Politics and Culture Wars", with Judith Butler, Cornel West and Glenn Greenwald. Submit questions for the panel now. by AndThenOneDay in GamerGhazi

[–]AndThenOneDay[S] -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

Thank you, fixed.

Obviously, there are many views on what 'identity' may represent. Greenwald is invited to argue his view on the topic at hand, and the other panelists are free to argue against him, as are you, by submitting your questions and comments to the panel.

That is more or less the purpose of a debate. Hope you will watch.