Philosophy

Philosophy

The Speckled Greats Of The Past

I've lately been discovering that many of the individuals we hold so dear have very whitewashed histories'. Why and how the whitewashing occurs is an interesting question, but I think that what's most important to understand is that whitewashing does occur over time and with this in mind we may be able to look at individuals coming under fire in our day and be less prone to throw stones on them.

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Symbolic distinctions and how they are formed

Negroes and colored people became blacks and then they became african americans and then they became blacks and people of color again. The color pink used to be a male color with blue being for females. Why the changes?

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The Faux Compassion of the Damned

Self-righteousness is commonplace among the religious and thus easily identified. Among the secular it appears able to hide itself much more easily, for reasons I do not understand. The deadliest and most corrupt form of self-righteousness I have seen these days comes from a belief in moral superiority based on the claim that one cares for the poor and the suffering.

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The opposite of Nazism

I've been thinking a lot about our tendency to overreact to dangerous situations. We get hit with a bit of chaos then demand absolute order in this precise moment. Or maybe we are suffocating in oppressive order and feel the need to burn it all. It's a natural reaction. If you are being chased by a predator you don't want to get far enough from it, but AS FAR AS YOU CAN from it.

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