Thursday, 25 January 2018

QotD: "Your group identity is not your cardinal feature..."


"Your group identity is not your cardinal feature. That’s the great discovery of the west. That’s why the west is right. And I mean that unconditionally. The west is the only place in the world that has ever figured out that the individual is sovereign... And it’s the key to everything that we’ve ever done right.”
~ Jordan Peterson, quoted in The Guardian
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1 comment:

  1. His observation that the common philosophical thread between stalin, mao, hitler, and the modern left was striking: for these nightmares group identity is everything. The enlightenment can be binned: individual freedom means nothing. Just put yourself in an "offended" group, and rule the world.

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