Tag: group identity

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We are told not to live in fear. But we implant the suffix phobic to implant fear that is not there. Let me explain. Sometimes a person in our culture is labeled transphobic, homophobic, or Islamophobic. Words such as these label the person not the person’s belief. Saying that I “fear” people whose identity, sexuality, […]

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In conversations with conservative friends, I am often struck by their expressions of wonder regarding two aspects of modern American society: how the idea of diversity has become so important, and (at the very same time) how we all are to be defined by our group identities. And certainly, from the traditional American way of […]

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Quote of the Day: Individual Sovereignty

 

“Your group identity is not your cardinal feature. That’s the great discovery of the west. That’s why the west is right. And I mean that unconditionally. The west is the only place in the world that has ever figured out that the individual is sovereign. And that’s an impossible thing to figure out. It’s amazing that we managed it. And it’s the key to everything that we’ve ever done right.”  – Jordan Peterson

This quote is key to understanding why Martin Luther King’s desire to that his “children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” resonates so much. It also exposes the fraud that is intersectionality and identity politics. Should we abandon the concept that the individual is sovereign, we sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister by the lights of perverted science.