Re: Future suggestion: Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything....
The goodreads article linked squanders language. In particular,there is presented a strange mismatch of the word
Cancel culture is directly from “liberal” economics, the market place of ideas.
Liberal Democracy has to be viewed by the same lens. In the U.S. we squander the identity of the word “liberal”. This is something I have been trying to wrap my mind around...Where did these ideas of cultural appropriation, gender identity, body shaming, political correctness, racism for whites only, etc... come from?
It’s the fruition of libertarianism.
Political correctness is pushback on extreme individualism. In the broad sense of usage of the power of P.C. Culture . I have disagreements with the minuti of pc culture, often I have an abhorrent reaction to the use of political correctness and the canceling of persons or organizations for what may seem to be petty thinking, then I consider...is there something deeper here? , invariably it is some form of libertarianism that is running deeper. That’s when I side with cancel sentiments.
Libertarianism ideology allows for so much of what is ailing society that I cannot emphasize it enough. The PC crowd is equally guilty, they refuse to recognize the eyeball deep relationship that they have with libertarianism as well. You see, they confuse the word “liberal” as well. It seems to me that too many people ignore sympathy, the most gracious aspect of liberal economics. Sympathy, the most gracious aspect of democracy. Sympathy, is the reason why America is a republic. But the P.C. Crowd, fails to recognize that the rise of pc culture was simultaneous to neo-libertarianism... hence their hypocrisy.
Your challenge Mr. Pessimistic...If you choose to accept it
is to quantify within yourself the dual identity that lurks within. Are you a libertarian or are you for labor? Are you a New Deal Democrat or are you a methodological individualist?
What magnetic force could possibly be drawing you too the center?, when there can be no center.
Intellectual claustrophobia is an idea worth consideration. Left wingers, right wingers, centrist must be plagued with doubts. But let me ask you... do you have doubts about god?, have you concluded your thoughts on the subject?.
Civil society is no different, come to a conclusion, stand up for the ideas that make the most sense, be gracious and above all else vigorously defend reason. Particularly during these seemingly unreasonable times.
Finally I’d like to add.
I have been thinking about and studying toxoplasmosis. I think that there is a strong link between neural parasites and libertarian behavior but I’m learning also that there are ties between a broad spectrum of bad thinking and toxoplasmosis.