It wouldn’t hurt to have a day where everyone wears a wristband with the above slogan only because I find that normal humans have no problem saying such statements. It’s only the truly wicked ones that can never seem to mutter such words on a pathological and biological level it seems. It’s almost wired into their psyches or something.
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Have you ever known someone for many years who you thought was your friend but who suddenly began acting like they didn’t know you anymore · who just started conforming and going along with someone who he/she thought was better than you · who started bullying you and making you feel like you did something wrong over the tiniest mistakes, but was completely fine when the new person committed the same thing or much worse?
That’s the everyday equivalent of being a servant of power. Intellectuals just do it on a broader level and with the institutions that determine the use of weaponry.
Power’s willingness to exploit the Rwandan genocide in order to justify Western intervention has garnered her countless awards and career advancements.
Not only did she ignore the genocides the US contributed to in her ‘Pulitzer prize’-winning book, she downplayed the United States’ role in Rwanda itself and made the US look like an innocent bystander with no role in the atrocities whatsoever.
I will literally never stop harassing humanity until a basic social income and the basic necessities of life are guaranteed. What the hell did we industrialize and develop all of this technology for if we’re just going to use fear of poverty to force human beings to work mindlessly towards nothing anyway?
This is what you do: you vote for the parties and politicians that are genuinely interested in guaranteeing basic needs (food, water, shelter, health, and electricity) for the entire population. You don’t vote for the parties and politicians that do not have that as part of their campaign platform.
What would be best is if progressive taxation was exponentially increased in order to achieve that.
It doesn’t mean everyone has equal wealth. It doesn’t mean poor people are sitting around in Jacuzzi’s, sipping champagne, and listening to Chopin.
I had a discussion about this before with a few friends who are involved in the humanities which is that I not only think that it is logically inconsistent to grade people on their thoughts, it may also be unethical, a hindrance to true creativity and spontaneity and an enormous detriment to society.
It really makes no sense to say you want to encourage thinking, but then look over the person’s work to make sure they are doing this correctly.
I think it’s more fair to mark on grammar, spelling and general readability of one’s writing. However, I think marking on content is nonsensical because it hinders genuine freedom of thought. Giving contradictory messages that there is a correct way to be original is extremely damaging to the human psyche, in my opinion.
That’s why you don’t get many true philosophers or artists coming out of formal academia within the humanities, in my opinion.