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originally posted by: neo96
Being apolitical in this era is impossible.
inundated from media,film,television,school you're constantly being bombarded with political agenda.
Bout the only way to really become apolitical is getting shipwrecked on a deserted island with no cell/internet services.
originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Only one side calling me a racist for trying to stay out of national politics. I vote at the local level, city council type stuff, because for the most part that's who is going to impact my life. Registered independent since 2000, and depending on the policies of the candidate running I've voted both sides of the aisle. Now however, since I wanted to stay out of the presidential or congressional races I've been deemed a racist by extremely short-sighted individuals. If you keep calling someone something long enough it will eventually push that person to retaliate, and my only form of retaliation at this point is to vote for the person they hate the most.
I can't blame every person on the left, because let's be frank, it's a very small portion of very loud individuals. I can't however in good conscience allow that very small group to gain more control of the federal government than they have. So I'll cast my vote for Trump, even though I don't particularly care for the man I do agree with some of his policies. Would I go have a beer with him, or most of his supporters? Nope. Yet I've never been called a racist or anything similar for wanting to be politically agnostic at the federal level by that group either. Come at me with policy and not rhetoric and maybe I would have voted a different way.
originally posted by: AutomateThis1
a reply to: Never Despise
Things haven't changed. Your perception has.
By comparing Adorno's conception of evil with those of Kant and Levinas, it is argued that the commitment to a notion of materialist transcendence, which Adorno introduces as a philosophical response to Auschwitz, is compatible with an equally strong commitment to philosophical modernity and autonomy. Whereas Kant's moral theology, on the one hand, proceeds in a too immanent fashion, and Levinas's heterology, on the other, in seeking to explode ontology, denies the conditions of thought's rational responsiveness, Adorno succeeds in combining the quest for radical otherness with an idealist interpretation of modernity.