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Identity politics in our nominalist, PC, moral relativist world...

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As everyone (presumably) knows, Dennis Prager is a conservative. As everyone (presumably) knows, Candace Owens is a conservative. Progressivism, 21st century style, is more totalitarian about matters of identity politics than their 20th century forebears.

For an interesting sense of perspective on this developing social/moral/political collapse, see "The Candace Owens Show: Rob Smith".

NFP vs. AFP

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Basic principles we all should have learned to enter adulthood...

Is scientific morality possible?

There is such a thing as natural theology, a theology that doesn't presume the truth of revealed scripture from any religious tradition. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle had interesting approximations (acknowledging that there are limits to what finite human beings can know about an infinite God) to a monotheistic concept of God that is as far above paganism as quantum physics is above Aristotle's concepts of motion, attraction, form and matter, etc.

Sexual fantasy and dystopia, and their relationship to totalitarianism

Attorney and author Nicholas Zinos has a fascinating reflection on dystopian literature, and how it recognizes the impact of a totalitarian state on human sexuality and procreation.

Right vs. Left, revisited

In more than one video, I've heard Jordan Peterson speak of a right/left divide in what strikes me as simplistic terms. For him, the right is characterized as preferring the efficiency of hierarchy, while the left prefers to advocate for those at the bottom. I've also heard him say that no matter what system of individual value you set up (whether based on IQ, on skill, on education, on the "purity" of "political correctness"...) any system you set up will naturally evolve into a hierarchy. We have, of course, seen this in every government system in recorded human history.

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