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originally posted by: Fools
Human beings cannot be caged emotionally as they are these days for too long before bad things happen.
The result, at the end, is up to our nature as a whole. We may reform for good or we may destroy everything. It's hard saying at this point.
originally posted by: FlyInTheOintment
My generation, at the age of 38-48, currently is facing a bit of a culture shock with regards the various 'woke', 'snowflake', 'no-platforming', 'Antifa' & now the monstrous devolution into hatred & destruction which has arisen in place of the original 'BLM' protest movement/s.
We seem to have reached some climax in our post-modern culture. As much as science and technology has advanced, humanity has reached the end of this road with regard to our ability to evolve in greater ways. Humanistic materialism is holding up back perhaps? It seems to me that our basic motivations are not keeping up with our science, even holding it back by using it for selfish reasons.
We no longer appreciate art for art's sake, or knowledge for knowledge's sake, there has to be some personal gain, usually money. We reach for the stars, supposedly to learn more, but that is a cover story. Our interest in space is money and power, not science, unless the science can enhance our power over people, the planet and give us control of the elements, it gets shelved and whats left is reduced to selfish purposes. This goes for every area of human study, you name it and it gets perverted into a power play for material gains.
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law", sure, do whatever you are capable of doing, why not? Just be prepared for the consequences and learn from them if you can live through it. I think we must go deep within ourselves and examine our motivations for doing anything, be it what we will do or what we are told to do.
We don't have to do something just because we know how, like tinkering with DNA or creating some new weapon of mass destruction, we don't have to climb those mountains just because we know we can. Knowing we could is enough in my opinion, there are greater heights we can reach if we just try.
“Right can never be higher than the economic structure of society and the cultural development thereby determined. We therefore reject every attempt to impose on us any moral dogma whatsoever as an eternal, ultimate and forever immutable moral law.”
Fifty-three years later, Marx’s foremost disciple, Vladimir Lenin, architect of the Russian Revolution, proclaimed:
“We say that our morality is entirely subordinated to the interests of the class struggle of the proletariat. … We do not believe in an eternal morality. … We repudiate all morality derived from non-human (i.e., God) and non-class concepts” (Address to the Third Congress of the Russian Young Communist League, Oct. 2, 1920).
As professor Wilfred Cantwell Smith, director of Harvard University’s Center for the Study of World Religions, wrote in 1957: “For Marxism there is no reason (literally no reason: our universe, the movement posits, is the kind of universe where there cannot conceivably be any reason) for not killing or torturing or exploiting a human person if his liquidation or torture or slave labor will advance the historical process.”
This is how Marx’s ideological heirs, today’s leftists, view the world — with one important difference: Morality is not determined only by class, but by race, power and sex as well.