Summer 2020, 2: Talking Points

Most of what passes for commentary consists of dismissing the writer-commentator’s submission as mere strong bias or even some sort of incipient “Communism” or “Fascism”. Lamentably, those accusing “those other people” of being the bogeyman have little real understanding of the ideologies involved, and probably don’t care that they are ignorant thereof. In place of dialogue we are stuck with polemics, histrionics, and ad hominem denunciations of “those Nazis/Commies”.

The Third Way, 6: Path 2—Zealotry

fanatic – 1. Person filled with excessive and often misguided enthusiasm for something. 2. excessively enthusiastic.  (Derivation – Latin, fanum – temple) zealot – 1. An uncompromising or extreme partisan; a fanatic. Canadian Oxford Compact Dictionary, 2002. In the post previous to this one, I suggested that the ‘Second Way’ for humanity to go forwardContinue reading “The Third Way, 6: Path 2—Zealotry”

The Third Way, Part 2: Progressive Redemption, an Analysis

Progressive ‘redemption’ and ‘salvation’ suggests the best possible future as a least-painful, most comfortable, safest possible sort of existence for the greatest possible number, perhaps with a little adventure thrown in from time to time to add a little ‘danger’ and ‘risk’ (which seems to be a necessary stimulus for progress to continue).  The goal seems to be survival for the species for the longest possible time-span.

Is this enough for our species to
thrive?  Or is it really a chimera which
would, in the long run, stultify and smother who and what we really are?

The Third Way: Part 1

It seems that appealing to high philosophical principles and the light of Reason and Science alone simply does not inspire much hope or commitment among the ordinary unwashed masses who just don’t know any better.