posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 09:26 PM
The people who often say "I know I do not know" sometimes use this assertion for nihilism. If I don't know, how can I claim to know what is truly
right or truly wrong? But at the same time, if you acknowledge that you don't know, you can't even claim a right to defend your own philosophy,
I think this should be the starting point, or a focal point, to every philosophy.
In my politics, the left has no more right to pursue an agenda to "liberalize" society anymore than the right has a right to "fundamentalize". Both
sides express two different sides of human nature. Those who incline to the left, feel a spiritual need for openness, freedom, an antinomian ethic,
etc, whereas those who incline to the right, seek a more conservative, structured, calm and controlled sort of ethic. To me, this strikes a perfect
balance in a society.
Instead of trying so hard to change each other, to force other's to see your way, we can at least agree that the best political system is one which
supports and gives equal voice to all points of view. True humanism consists of this: respecting and tolerating the views of others. It's about
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