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“Identity Politics”, and its populist backlash, is taking the West by storm, forcing us all to take sides, imposing a collectivism we would never have imagined.
Value is an act of faith. It is as real, rational, or empirically substantial as gods, demons, fairy tales, vampires and the origin of a denied fart.
The problem comes when an entire nation behaves like a moody, depressed, anxiety-ridden teenager.
If we’re rewriting the events we’re uncomfortable with, what we’re replacing them with are just, well, stories.
The desire to have some thing, that excuses us for behaving the way we actually do – rather than the way we know we should – seems an almost quintessential human urge.
Is it any wonder that we feel we’re living in an age of extremes when extremes are all that are talked about?
The requirement for feedback has mechanised me, I’ve become a human response bot.
Pity the poor moderate centrists who have no experience, or history, of protest; they’ve never had a reason to raise a mob, to march or storm the gates. But with Brextremists both in power and in opposition, centrists are realising that they need to learn. Fast.
Springtime directly led to one of the most dangerous ideas, if not THE most dangerous idea, to affect humanity.
- Th SunAffairs of State15 July, 2021 - 1:08 pm
Politicians have realised that that silent “moral majority” which they once feared, is just a fantasy.