posted on Feb, 21 2010 @ 09:17 PM
anyone in a similar age and station in their life, i.e. accruing debt, unemployed, and pursuing formal education, would be an idiot or a perfect
altruist not to vote for public education and health care. Ironically, it's just naked self-interest, which is how the political system practically
functions - socialist, liberal, conservative or fascist.
I've been meaning to confront these contradictions in my philosophy for some time now: marrying my fondness for traditional, eternal values with the
modern, selfish creature that I am. I feel trapped in the transition between classical Conservative values, and the wonders of liberal progressivism:
by traditional standards I'm a Jezebel, by Western standards I'm practically chaste.
Not being tied to religion, or culture (my ethnic, national, and civil affiliations are all incongruent), leaves me groping in foreign, untreaded
territory when it comes to protecting my heritage, or values. For me, it will always be heritage in general and values that are secular, and
philosophical, which will always appear hollow to those that have been cultivated in myth for centuries.
Those who reside in a similar vacuum identify more easily with liberalism, and though it's more effort, thinking and deliberating like a true
philosopher should, you should eventually come to the conclusion that it's more worthwhile to stand for something rather than nothing. There is such
a thing as culture without a nation, and so to, there is such a thing as secular morality. It's possible not to buy into the perpetual stream of
constructed falsehoods, whilst protecting your vision of the Good, and come out a better person for it in the end.