Posts tagged dogma
I'm Offended: How The Social Justice Warriors Made Thinking Dangerous

We’ve all felt the pressure to censor ourselves in light of the modern affinity for outrage. Where it once would have been reasonable to confront perceived insensitivities privately and with a tone of understanding—we have all spoken thoughtlessly after all—there is now prestige for making the confrontations as embarrassing and public as possible. Thus, even without broad acceptance of the social justice dogmas, public discourse is subject to the constant anxiety of attack from the lowest common denominator. Society feels the need to censor ourselves to appease the most sensitive and mentally distorted, whose pathology is reinforced by the increasing number of avenues to harass those they deem bigoted. Thus, thought-policing works its way into every sector of society, sabotaging anyone unlucky enough to land in its crosshairs. As the scope of publicly accepted opinions narrows, solutions grow increasingly unlikely. Society exists in a bubble of logical fallacies from which we can never grow. The only antidote is honesty and a willingness to think differently.

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Friday Musings: Philosophical Brothers and Sisters

The people I am close with may not appear to be close friends at all. I may go weeks or even months without checking in. Time, ambition, and the unpredictability of life has created physical distance. Still, when we see each other there is an immediate depth and love. It is like coming home. You are connecting with someone who has the capacity to know you and relate to your worldview.

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Friday Musings: Women's and Men's Progress Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Characteristic of today’s social justice dogmas, another undeniably good cause has been so perverted by hyperbole and an inability to perceive nuance that we are left with only two extreme poles dominating the public debate. We must dispel of the notion that male progress and female progress are somehow mutually exclusive. The sexes aren’t battling for a finite reserve of power. Rather, each sex benefits from the other’s progress. Males and females are symbiotic.

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We’re All Wrong. Republicans. Democrats. Even You. So, What Now?

We- all of us- need to start getting very comfortable with the idea that we don’t have much figured out. Our beliefs are certainly faulty, needing refinement. Progress is only possible when people overcome the immaturity and insecurity that drive delusional certainty. The consensus of history’s most brilliant minds is that learning more only served to expose them to a constant bouquet of their own miscalculations and misassumptions. Let’s be open to confronting our own obvious ignorance and finding ourselves better today than yesterday. To do so, lets’ honor the inherent truths that underlie our “opponent’s” beliefs and work to explore the flaws in our personal world views. Whether Republicans, Democrats, or dogged independents, we have much to learn and always will.

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