Was just watching the recent H3 Podcast with Jordan Peterson and saw
some idiots plastered around his neighborhood
and it struck me as a very good example of exactly why the far-left and overzealous SJW's are making themselves look bad, which is a topic they
discuss in the podcast quite thoroughly. The recent event where they gathered to "scream at the sky" is a prime example of why it's hard to feel
any empathy for these people. Very few people have a high tolerance for cry babies, and that's the core reason groups like BLM and Antifa are widely
disliked despite the fact they stand for an arguably good cause.
Of course anyone who displays any opposition to these groups are immediately labeled fascists or racists because if you're not with them then you
must stand against what they believe. Most people aren't against equality and tolerance, but taking things to the extreme and acting like a child is
not the way to convince people because it's simple human nature to be annoyed by such incessant behavior. When you become so obsessed with the bad
aspects of humanity and how you must change them at any costs you run the risk of entering an idealogical trance.
Not too long ago I would have labeled myself as a forward thinking progressive, and in many respects I still do, but in my efforts to show how wrong
the conservative side was I myself became somewhat conservative. When I first joined ATS before I had the account I use now, one of the subjects I
tended to enjoy debating was that of religion and creation. Being a hardcore atheist at the time I made it my mission to prove how their precious
beliefs were all man made and how the worlds problems could be solved if we just eradicated all organized religions.
One day I was debating with a well known religious member and their words really hit me hard because I couldn't ignore the logic of what they were
saying and I'm the sort of person who relies on solid logic to form my world views. I cannot remember exactly what they said but the basic point was
that not all people think like I do and some people need guidance on how to live and they find comfort in a higher power and there's no reason I
should try to take that away from them... and that is absolutely true, which is why I avoid debating religion and I try to tolerate different
I'm now agnostic because I feel that's the only reasonable position one can hold if they are being honest with themselves. These days when I see a
devout atheist arguing with a devout religious person I see very little difference between the two people, I see people who are far too convinced they
are right and far too overeager to convince others that their entire world view is wrong. It's a neurotic desire to prove your own world view right
and make the world a better place by changing the other side to see things your way, which is of course the best way.
Although I'm still quite young I've experienced many similar idealogical shifts over the last few years, allowing me to accept a wider range of
people for who they are rather than seeing something about them I need to change. I've never really cared much about where I was born but I've come
to realize that a one world government which controls all resources is a vast violation of individual liberty even though it's the most logical
approach. Cry babies love a nanny state so it can care for them and make important decisions for them, but we must sacrifice independence and
People like Ron Paul don't argue for free market capitalism because they are evil and they think it's the best way to make themselves rich, it's
quite the opposite in fact. They are good people who believe in the concepts of individual autonomy and the freedom to live our lives without constant
interference from the government. Furthermore, the United States became the powerhouse it is now based on the core American principles that I just
mentioned. Free market capitalism when properly implemented can produce high living standards without sacrificing the prosperity of everyone.
I know it may not seem this way for anyone living in the U.S., especially after the global financial crisis of 08-09, but the fact is you guys in the
U.S. are very well off compared to most other areas in the world and it's because you're more industrious and creative then most other places in the
world. You guys have places like Silicon Valley dedicated to an entire industry and you make the best films and shows in the world. It's that
creativity and innovative spirit which allows the U.S. to have such a high GDP despite having a rather small population when compared to other super
Try living in Australia right now, our energy prices and general cost of living is going through the roof, meanwhile our political climate becomes
more and more liberalized and the government spends countless sums of money on social programs instead of properly dealing with the massive energy
issues we are facing right now. You guys have a nuclear power plant in nearly every state whereas we don't even have one and some states experience
regular power issues, and we're supposed to be a developed first world nation. Just think about that for a moment before you keep squawking about how
much the world sucks right now and scream into the sky like a fool.
As a guy who works with computers I'm not much of a sports person and I particularly disliked violent sports which cause harm to people. Being quite
a geek I tend to watch a lot of anime and one day I started watching a show called Hajime no Ippo where a young man who is bullied in school grows up
to be a boxer. I know it's probably a lame example but this show vastly changed my views about violent sports and gave me a true appreciation of the
skill and dedication required to compete in those sports, and why it's important to respect those things even if you don't particularly enjoy the
I'm sure in a few thousand years our ancestors will be looking back on the sports we played and think they were a stupid waste of time with risks
that far outweighed any benefit. Bruce Lee once said "Being yielding and devoted must not exclude strength, for strength is necessary to the softness
if it is to be the helper of firmness". This is the same reason we have armies even though we deeply hate war, having strength is some times
necessary and we should have a respect for those who choose to use their strength to defend us, but never forgetting to question the motives for
The point I'm making here, and this is especially directed towards you young people who believe you have all the answers, is that people are never
going to agree on everything and we need to have tolerance for those who think differently to ourselves. Those on the far left love to appeal to our
empathy by using arguments related to equality and tolerance, yet they refuse to tolerate conservative opinions and label their opposition as evil
scum bags. I'm a futurist but I can respect people who don't want to see humanity destroyed by robots. Some people like fast change, others prefer
slow change, and that's perfectly ok.