Is this the way the world ends? When groups that share common cause, utopian dreams and a joined mission find fault with each other instead of tearing down the banks and the bankers, the politicians and the parliaments, the university presidents and the CEOs? Instead of realizing, as Moten and Hearny put it in The Undercommons, that “we owe each other everything,” we enact punishments on one another and stalk away from projects that should unite us, and huddle in small groups feeling erotically bonded through our self-righteousness.
The social justice warriors are upset with Richard Dawkins again.
If you are mad about the recent Hobby Lobby ruling, here are some options to consider.
What to the American slave is your 4th of July? (Frederick Douglass read by Morgan Freeman)
My avoidance of Walmart is a conscious choice. I believe that Walmart has done more to undermine the local economies of American cities than any other single institution, so that belief drives my actions. From depressing wages to the de-facto destruction of downtowns to encouraging American manufacturing to move overseas, the Walmart model is a juggernaut that has absolutely helped to put us—particularly our small towns and rural-to-suburban areas—where we are today.
And no one should be excluded from the “big tent” of skepticism — not atheists, not theists, not even cryptozoologists — if they’re interested in learning how to think critically. But at the same time, you can’t just say that because you happen to call yourself a skeptic, that the skeptical movement’s goals are, or should be, the same as yours.
Attempting to inoculate each other from triggers is an ultimately misguided proposition. It merely hides the ugliness and insensitivity of the world at large—an ugliness and insensitivity we all must face squarely if we ever hope to destroy it.