Honestly, as someone who majored in philosophy in college and graduate school, I know when people are “blowing smoke” and talking out of their posterior region… Watch this video. These kids sound like rebellious high schoolers who are trying to impress themselves by using pseudo-sophisticated words like “communism,” “Hegelian dialectic,” “anarchist,” and so on. What is astounding is that they don’t even realize how ridiculous they sound.. Pathetic.
The dialog between the Russian guy (a survivor of realpolitik under communism) and the American students is priceless. It reminds me of introducing a patient dealing with terminal illness to a group of neurotics at a group therapy session… All of a sudden the neurotics realize that their hangups are really pathetic, after all.