Sunday, October 31, 2021
It is taking a while for parity to come to pop culture. I wonder if this is the war the Pagans missed when Catholics came for them in the dark ages?
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
I just have to say that my decades old prediction of US civil war is now pretty accurate. About 3 or 4 years ago I updated it a bit to suggest that any conflict should follow the standard weak empire evolutionary track. That's where a nation with too large of a de facto boundary fractures. The fracture typically produces two distinct states. Although during the fracture period more than that number of states may spring up, but over time, they coalesce or evaporate away.
Here's Tim Pool now discussing these issues based on a recent survey (of unknown quality) saying that around 40% of both Republicans and Democracts think it would be a good idea for the US to split into Red and Blue countries.
I think the spectre of a Trump 2nd (3rd) term would freak a lot of people out. This is especially true if he finally has a political machine and can pull the type of authoritarian BS that Biden's controllers can. Do you think the left wouldn't want to split if Trump purges the military, disbands the FBI and "builds it back better"? And then purges some of the judiciary due to various hyped up issues and "suddenly opened skeletons in the closet"?
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Universalizing religion affords a potential answer.
I'll start with a case study to make parallels more obvious.
Mormonism is a pretty pluralistic religion. This doesn't mean Mormon parents are happy to let their kids be best friends with a boozer or sexter. Like many high-cost religions, Mormons can be pretty tribalistic when it comes close associations. But, they are also famous for never getting offended when people reject their beliefs. While this may come from its high percentage of return missionaries who are very well versed in rejection, this trait has theological resonances.
When someone rejects Mormonism, Mormons tend to think "well they'll just accept it later once they have the full picture". They often reason that the person is just clouded due to circumstances arising from a fallen world. Mormon temple work backs this meme up. Everyone is afforded an opportunity for necessary acceptance rituals.
So is the reason many progressives, especially evangelical wokeists, are happy with Taliban-based diversity in their neighbourhood, but aghast at truck driving conservatives due to a Mormon like assumed universality?
If only that Taliban had a good chance to hear the wonders of diversity, they'd accept it. Just let them live here for a few years, and maybe their oppressed upbringing can be partially cleansed? In other words, the group I'm talking about believes BIPOC rejection of woke tenets is due to environmental issues, not due to open-eyed choice.
On the other hand, evil conservatives have seen enough to make informed decisions, and they have purposefully rejected progress. In Mormonism, this type of sin is reserved to a very very few who have a sure knowledge of Gospel truth and then purposefully reject it as per the devil.
Purposeful religious rejection vs environmentally biased rejection may explain the confounding observation that many Wokeists abhor conservatives mild sins while tolerating horrendous 3rd world BIPOC sins. The former is purposeful and done knowingly. The latter is done unwittingly and is environmentally caused (ultimately by the devil of white supremacy and patriarchy).
Of course one could also just say that conservatives are heretics while 3rd world BIPOC intolerants are just pagans. This sort of gets at what is happening. But, I don't think the explanation is deep enough.
Monday, September 13, 2021
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” - C.S. Lewis
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Alberta's likely fate as the teachers association leaders decide it must combat Jason Kenney's culture war strategy by moving far left in this culture war in order o keep balance and raise 'moral kids'. The Orange bubble reasoning is that anything else is "hate".
Good people get led astray into landscape traps that suit their moral-political and quasi-religious biases. That's why Jonathan Haidt's old paper on the fallacy of rational based decision making was so seminal.