That was interesting.
Stephen Yearwood
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Stephen,

I read over your site, briefly. It seems that your solution is to apply Classical Liberalism to the society as a solution. How?

So, I am one of your rationalists, I tend to look at facts, weigh opinions, and respect everyone else’s worldview, be they the most loving of people or a member of the KKK. While I may not agree, I at least respect their right to hold their own opinion.

Yet, getting that worldview into other people’s lives is difficult. People are fundamentally emotional, not to say that rational thought lacks emotion, but it is not dominated by it.

Take for example the Far-Left’s redefinition of the word racism to being something that only white people can do. Despite all evidence to the contrary that non-whites can be racist, according to the common understanding of the word, the dictionary definition, the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as a lack of professional journal articles or white papers to defend their position; a large number of college academics, and to be honest the group appears to be almost EXCLUSIVELY college academics, promotes this view.

It’s irrational and they attack the ideas of Classical Liberalism while claiming to be Liberals, with no idea of the foundation of the term. Yet if you were to ask them, they would tell you that they see the clearest due to their education and pursuits. It is inconceivable, to them, that they are wrong. Facts are only relevant insofar as they reinforce the initial belief. To attack the belief is to attack them and makes you an “unwoke idiot”. The emotional ego makes them unreachable.

How do you break through that ego? How do you stop the herd mentality that characterizes riots or movements like the Womens March against Trump? There was very real anger, which may or may not have had to do with the reality of the situation. I sincerely doubt that more than 1 percent of 1 percent of the women in that march was materially harmed by Trump, yet to hear them, it would seem that he was on the verge of raping each and every one of them, or allowing such a thing to happen.

You have an excellent theory, one to which I ascribe, but how, practically do you make it a reality? And how does this mentality eliminate taxes, yet allow the government to still function; providing schools, libraries, roads, a military, etc.

David

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