posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:26 AM
a reply to: eisegesis
Even the laws of physics are showing crack?
Thats simply not true. We are just expanding our knowledge of them.
My last statement will be again idealism is fine. It just needs to be governed by practicality.
If we are talking pure philosophy than I am an idealist. Kant Is my man. I do think we constitute what we consider reality. (Which is actually
unkowable as it exists)
The difference though is we are discussing the social vernacular of these words.
Let's take an Austrian School economist. A complete idealist in my opinion lacking practical restraint. They believe the market will take care of
itself and that money power can't possibly bring about corruption (which LEDs to an oligarchy, tyranny etc).
This is a case of idealism being dangerous. If we were to not think practically about this idealistic vision and think of the reality of how much
money power can influence social structure it would end up being a bad situation for the 99 percent. Even worse than now.
The reality is we need to take in account the market is made of human beings not robots. We have lot of emperical evidence of money power and
corruption so there are necessary safeguards that need to be placed.
I am not saying you can't be idealistic just that if you have been labelled an idealist it's possible there my be a lack of practical application to
edit on 8-5-2016 by luthier because: (no reason given)