Understanding Triggers and Microaggression as Strategy (Part 1) [new The Good Life column]

The opening of my latest column at EveryJoe:

“In your lifetime, how many times can you remember when everyone agreed about the significance of a major cultural phenomenon?

“It is happening now, as libertarians, conservatives, left-liberals and far-leftists all agree that a deep rot has set into Political Correctness. Hell is freezing over and pigs can now fly.

“The symptoms of P.C. are well known: hyper-sensitivity to perceived slights, vicious verbal attacks upon ideological enemies and deviants within the ranks, and the use of authoritarian methods to enforce conformity and silence dissenters.

“So let my contribution be an indication of how philosophy has laid the groundwork for this phenomenon and how only philosophy can get us out …” [Read more here.]

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Previous column in The Good Life series: Blamestorming and Environmental Problems (Part II).

One thought on “Understanding Triggers and Microaggression as Strategy (Part 1) [new The Good Life column]

  • June 19, 2015 at 1:02 am
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    Denial is never efficacious therapy. It ought to be the task of parents and educational institutions to prepare youth for the realities of the world, not insulate them from them.

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