"But this first stage trap closes when their sense of fairplay comes to the conclusion that no authority, not the authority of morality, not the authority of reason, not the authority of logic, can sit in judgment on any matter. They become so open minded that their brains fall out. They cease to reason in the name of fairplay.This is the unfortunate status of much of our education system at the moment. If Glenn Reynolds is right, much of the actual education process will wind up being On-Line, and the brick and mortar palaces of education will moulder and decay from disuse.
Call this the Appeal to Equality. If all men are equal, no man’s opinion is better than any others’, and so there is no such thing as a right man and the wrong man, a right answer and a wrong answer, a civilized culture or barbaric one. The Appeal to Equality says that to think one answer correct and the other wrong, one behavior a vice and another a virtue, is a hasty judgment, even bigotry.
Reasoning becomes a hate crime.
Once they cease to reason, that is, cease to look at facts for answers, they are thrown back on their emotions and nothing else for a standard of judgment by which to organized their lives, and to build their model of the universe.
At this point, have lost the civilized gift of reason, they are barbarians."
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
John C. Wright, on the Creation of an SJW
Obtained via Vox Day, this account of the creation of an SJW is well worth the read; being very long, the read should be performed at Wright's place. Here's a snippet: