I don’t know if you’re willing to entertain the thought, but much of this is not merely a…
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“If you want to raise up the mythical individual self as the only foundation — always over the next horizon of a new repression waiting to be cast off, so that we can finally grasp the elusive transcendent subject in its true form — you are asking for the police state you describe above”

I’ve felt this way for a long time but couldn’t describe it properly, thank you.

The worst thing about the above tendency is that its pure dogma, but works so well at getting rid of other types of dogma that its seen as an antidote to dogma. “This vaguely defined salvation is just over the next hill” is the core of magical thinking, but liberals ostensibly oppose magical thinking, so liberals engage in magical thinking they’re curing it.