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Subj: Re: Illiberal upstarts reinvent conservatism
Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 at 08:34:21 pm EDT (Viewed 138 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Illiberal upstarts reinvent conservatism
Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 at 04:39:38 pm EDT (Viewed 135 times)
Quote:I suppose, but freedom can be such a vague term that it is often easier to say than it is to really do much with. What is freedom to one is very different for freedom to another.
Quote:Not saying it is not a laudable goal. Because protecting freedom and providing various things are great in principle. In practice it seems like almost every good intention can be exploited by somebody.
Quote:It is sort of the story of humanity, not unique to the US. In the US among our many battles seems to be where one person's religious freedom ends and another person's right to be begins. As freedom of religion is now very much a sword and used more to seemingly hack into others rights than as a shield to protect their ability to worship.
You seem to operate in a general spirit of pessimism. Am I right about that? If not, then where does your optimism reside? What positive goals do you tend to think are achievable? What values do you tend to think we humans can fulfill?
I, for my part, readily assume that positive goals can be achieved and positive values can be fulfilled. Not perfection - there is no perfection on the earth - but perfection has never been necessary.
As for which goals are positive - I admire and support any goal that incorporates the values of freedom, innovation, integrity, health, and joy. Where these five values are held high, humanity will rise and advance. Nor does everyone need to agree on the details of these five values. There is no uniformity of purpose or method where freedom reigns. But uniformity has never been necessary.