If watching Peppa Pig is rumoured to cause autism then I truly wonder what sort of side effects one can expect from watching what I’ve posted bellow. My soon to be 22-year old brother sadly introduced me to the sort of discussions/debates that are currently unfolding on university campuses. I certainly feel like my IQ has been forcibly reduced so consider yourself warned.
There comes a time when you realise that the fight never ends when it comes to liberal issues. It’s a never-ending war that produces conflicts out of non-issues when the battle is technically over. There was a time when women fighting for equality had understandable reasons for doing so, but what about now? There can be little doubt that a woman of today that possesses the exact same qualifications and dedicate just as much time to her profession as a man, should be paid the same amount for her work. The issue of paid maternity leave is also a topic that deserves more scrutiny. Yet feminists of today waste their time discussing the “social construct of gender” that funny enough only befalls the “cis normative culture” as people of a different sexual orientation are the only people who are “born that way”. Modern feminists are on a crusade against “man spreading” and any other ” Micro Aggressions” just like they are on an eternal hate campaign against advertisers. The latter because they uphold alleged “social conditioning” by promoting pink and “princess-like” toys to little girls while promoting masculine toys to boys. Any woman that makes a living off her appearance is not a “real woman” if she is too pretty. If a woman is too good-looking she is only deserving of persecution due to the “unhealthy standards” she might set for young girls, in the eyes of the militant feminists, unless she promotes their ideology.
Your sexual orientation, race and minority status is only valid if you support the progressive political agenda. You run the risk of having your status officially revoked if you at any given point disagree with or questions any aspect of the liberal/politically correct platform. The current orthodoxy is that only conservative and Right-wing politics can lead to authoritarianism. This is usually emphasised with the mandatory Hitler comparisons disregarding the fact that the Nazi party was in part a socialist one and that the very real examples of Left-wing authoritarianism = The Soviet Union and Maoist China.
I have always considered myself to be socially liberal but have found myself contemplating the negative effects on society when liberalism is taken to the extreme. It is perfectly possible to kill a nation through careless generosity and gut a nation’s future through well-intentioned foolishness. You can be so understanding that you understand things to death. Previously on my blog I have presented my view that it goes against our very nature to create a functioning system. My opinion still stands but that doesn’t mean that we should not try our best to secure what is ours, to preserve what is worth preserving, and support ideas that can keep us afloat or lead to increased prosperity.
Freedom of ideas is the Trojan horse of a democratic society as it lends a platform to those who welcome its destruction.”Freedom of ideas” enables the totalitarian to recruit their sheep. These people who are on a “righteous mission” wouldn’t bulge a second if given the power to completely destroy the democratic ladder which they themselves climbed so effortlessly. Totalitarianism is where democracy leads us unchecked, but the idea itself of “Freedom of Ideas” can sometimes only be held together by authoritarian means. Democracy and its freedom of ideas therefore bring upon itself its own destruction at one point or another. I now lend the word to the Varangian Immigrant who has this to say on the topic: “Freedom of expression can paralyse a society’s ability to combat ideologies that pose an existential threat, when those ideologies, and their proponents are allowed to “freely express” unchallenged. What is essential for the integrity of free expression as a “fit-for-purpose” mechanism in society is not that anyone be allowed the power to silence their opponent, and remain unchallenged. Rather a person participating in the “marketplace of ideas” must be allowed to defend their ideas, and argue against their critics without legitimate fear of persecution for doing so. Without this, freedom of expression is merely a lie used by tyrants to feign legitimacy, and subjects to imagine themselves mightier than they are.”