Monday, 27 July 2015

Ellen Gets It Right

Ellen of Tasmania is a regular Catallaxyfiles contributer. This morning, this is what she had to say in response to a comment from Fisky (justly celebrated developer of the Fisk Doctrine, a challenging approach to the use of free speech when confronted by those who don't believe in it).

Ellen says:

Most people don’t care if they are illogical or irrational.
They do care about cool-shaming and peer group pressure. They care about being seen to be ‘on the right side of history’ – even if it’s the wrong side. They care about looking caring – even if such caring has dire consequences. They care about their current comfort and security; they care about not having to go against the flow; they care about caring with the least possible disruption to their daily lives.
In such a foaming, fuzzy fog of feeling, it’s hard to see clearly.

Oh yes indeed.

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