I sent some older conservative family members and acquaintances this opinion piece: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/26/im-striking-from-school-for-climate-change-too-save-the-world-australians-students-should-too
Right before I did, I questioned myself: "Should I send this to them? Aren't they just going to stop talking to me, or tell me to 'stop bothering them about quote-unquote politics'?" It didn't take long for me to realize, NO, I should DEFINITELY burst their little bubble, and if I don't try, nobody else ever fucking will!
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What we really are as people is a bit of consciousness trapped in a bunch of tissue, and 'we' don't control any of it. What we think and experience and possess is completely at the whim of the outside world and we're just lucky to be given this little bit of rationality to learn and associate effects with causes so we can at least align our activity to avoid pain after pain after pain.
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@email@example.com What gets me about you is that you don't think the political process matters and you seem to think the only thing that matters is protests. I disagree, voting does matter. For example, it got AOC elected and now she's this voice mainstream media has to pay attention to. And she can vote in Congress for actual laws. Meanwhile, there is a Senate candidate in Mississippi talking about public hangings, and you have the gall to call me a "white savior"?
#Eureka This morning I may have just solved the Is-Ought Problem, which philosophers have struggled with for thousands of years. My solution draws on David Chalmers's "Hard Problem of Consciousness", a perhaps new principle "The Identicality of All Consciousness", and utilitarianism. It does not assume religion, free will, or determinism, although determinism can be used to apply constraints to the resulting moral system.
I'm voting today. Not all for Democrats. For every person I choose, I ask myself: "Am I going to live to regret my vote?" Because for every choice I really have to worry about whether a corrupt Republican can steal a win and make me regret my vote when they do something like, say, throw people off the voter rolls in 2020 (in the case of CT Secretary of the State).
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