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the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:42 pm

those who hold to MAGA and those anti-vaxxers here and elsewhere
have a unspoken value.. that their rights to "freedom" is above
everyone else's rights... in other words, their rights are greater
then anyone else's right.. those who hold to MAGA values, which include
the right/freedom not to wear a mask, means that they have
their own self interest as the point of existence... in other words,
no one else's right matters except those who hold MAGA values...

it is far more important to have one's own freedom not to wear a mask
then it is to protect the health of others... so they say that other people
don't matter in any way, shape or form...... their freedom is greater then
other people right to life...... this astonishing principle that one's freedom
is greater then other people's life violates the principle that people's lives
matter.... that we come first before the lives and rights of other people
not only violates the basic principles of the bible, but violates basic
human decency.... take the parable of the good Samaritan is about
people who understand that we all, ALL OF US, counts, not just
those who hold to such dangerous principles of MAGA....

to deny the basic rights of others to defend one's own values is to
court a society that Hobbes, among others, fought against, including
Jesus... that if we hold to the MAGA principle then we agree that
existence should be....

"solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short"

the only way to avoid this bleak and existence ending principle, is to
understand that we must, must have an engagement with the principle
that other people values, society and its values have a worth greater then any
short sided and species ending MAGA values..... that my values and rights come
before other people values and rights....

to hold that my values are the only values worth engaging with
is to believe in that Hobbisian universe of a ''short, nasty.....''
existence....

to say I come before everyone else is to doom the human race
to extinction...and will be the results if MAGA values hold true in
5 years...extinction of the human is the the result of MAGA values,
no other possibility exists for having MAGA values...

Kropotkin
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:20 pm

that human beings have done so much, discovered and become
much more then they started with, is because the value of
existence that has promoted or driven human progress is the value
that humans, us, is a better value then the one, me....

and MAGA values and anti-vaxxers values are the me, the one,
is more important then the collective, the us.....

civilization has improved because of the thinking that
the we, us, is more important then the me, the one....
we can see this in Christianity and the values of Jesus...
who put the we, the us, before the me, the one.....
think about Christian values... they put the ''we'' before the ''me''....

the parable of the "good Samaritan" is a "we" understanding before a "Me"
understanding.... and this is important to note.... the only way we survive as
a civilization, as a species, is to hold to the ''we'' before we hold to the ''me''...

we cannot nor should we survive if we ever put ourselves before others...

but Kropotkin... how do you justify this?

civilization, the society existed before we were born and will survive
after we are gone.... thus society/civilization is something that
exists before and after us.... we are truly temporary beings.. we live
a short existence.. and that shortness means we cannot be the answer to
the question "what it the point of existence?"

the answer to what it means to be human must lie with that that is more
permanent then we are individually...... the point of existence, at least
according to evolution, is the continuation of existence... to hold to MAGA
values is to hold to the Hobbesian existence of a "short, nasty...." existence....

I hold that we human beings can find meaning and point of existence by
placing others and society first, with our existence being so temporary....
so what is more important, the individual or the collective?

Kropotkin
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to put me on ignore, life would be good..

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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:36 pm

to reject the values of MAGA and anti-vaxxers means we put
society, the us, before the individual, the me....

and this is just another, another reason to reject the ism of
capitalism which places the individual, the one, before the
collective, the many... we must reject any ism that
places the one before the many.....

thus we accept the idea of globalism before nationalism...
and we must work toward us, and not toward the one,
the individual.. because we cannot survive individually,
we cannot in our modern world, be just one... for that path
leads to anarchy and the Hobbesian world of being "short, nasty..."

only by understanding that our survival, our collective survival
means we must engage as a people, as a species, in order that
we may go on as a people, as a species.... believing in the one,
means we forsake us and accept only the one, me....and extinction
comes from us holding to the value of one, instead of the many....

the human race can only survive if we hold to the we, the collective
and not the me, the one.....

Kropotkin
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to put me on ignore, life would be good..

PK
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby promethean75 » Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:11 pm

"and this is just another, another reason to reject the ism of
capitalism which places the individual, the one, before the
collective, the many... we must reject any ism that
places the one before the many....."

We reject it yes but not under those terms. There is too much philosophical ambiguity in that kind of reasoning - 'the one before the many' - what the hell does that mean. We'd get lost in arguments about rights and what is 'deserved' and so on. Better to avoid this messy waste of time and stick to the initial premise that under the circumstances created by capitalism, it makes sense for the working class to want to control more of the property and profit which they are responsible for creating.

And by 'makes sense' we don't mean history is following some rational dialectic of change that leads necessarily to revolution at some point, and that knowledge of this arises naturally in the class consciousness of workers as society evolves and passes through stages, etc., etc.

That's too hegelian, keter. No need to deify history to make sense of the idea of sharing ownership of the means of production. It's a no brainer, keter, if ur a worker and will never own ur own company.

U take over the company u work 4 , kick the owner/boss out, and split his shares up between u and ur co-workers.

A no brainer, keter.
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby WW_III_ANGRY » Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:38 pm

People can get fired for not having good hygiene. Being anti soap can get you fired just like being a dirty and possibly contaminated anti vaxxer. It was never about "bodily autonomy" because if they believed in bodily autonomy, they would be fighting for people to not use soap and have as much hygiene problems as they wish, or to have "bodily autonomy" when standing for the pledge of allegiance...
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby Magnus Anderson » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:41 pm

Peter Kropotkin wrote:those who hold to MAGA and those anti-vaxxers here and elsewhere
have a unspoken value.. that their rights to "freedom" is above
everyone else's rights... in other words, their rights are greater
then anyone else's right.. those who hold to MAGA values, which include
the right/freedom not to wear a mask, means that they have
their own self interest as the point of existence... in other words,
no one else's right matters except those who hold MAGA values...


Would you be happy to do something that you don't think is the right thing to do? Of course not. You too want to have your right to act according to your convictions. For the only alternative is to act against them -- and that's irrationality. And who wants to be irrational? Nobody.

it is far more important to have one's own freedom not to wear a mask
then it is to protect the health of others... so they say that other people
don't matter in any way, shape or form...... their freedom is greater then
other people right to life...... this astonishing principle that one's freedom
is greater then other people's life violates the principle that people's lives
matter.... that we come first before the lives and rights of other people
not only violates the basic principles of the bible, but violates basic
human decency.... take the parable of the good Samaritan is about
people who understand that we all, ALL OF US, counts, not just
those who hold to such dangerous principles of MAGA....


If destroying everyone's lives by not wearing a mask is the rational thing for me to do given my situation than I'd rather do that than be irrational.

I'm sure that applies to everyone -- not just me. One's own rationality is above everything else -- even if they are not aware of it.

The worst you can say against these people [the ones who don't want to wear a mask] is that they are wrong and unintentionally dangerous at best.

Perhaps instead of demonizing them (something you're quite fond of) you should make an effort to convince them that they are wrong.
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:30 pm

there is plenty of evidence/facts/science that shows us that
anti-vaxxers are simply wrong...they hold to their anti-vaxxination beliefs
even though the science is quite clear about it.. in other words, they aren't
about listening, but about the clear and present danger they present to
other people, indeed to society itself....

their beliefs are factually, scientifically wrong....and how am I supposed to
talk sense into those for whom facts, evidence, science means nothing?

and these luddites who won't even listen to science, have made it clear
that they won't even go halfway into the middle... it is their way or the highway...

and the worse part is their very understanding of government....
they hold that it is ok for the government to dictate to women
they cannot have abortions, and to limit/end gay marriage...
but to require a mask to save lives is a bridge too far....

it is their sheer hypocrisy, that is what is truly frustrating
I can tell you what to do, but you can't tell me what to do..
is hypocrisy...the rules apply to thee but not to me...that is
what drives their beliefs...and I find their battle to be the
wrong battle at the wrong time.... it isn't government that
threatens our freedoms and rights, it is big business which has
bought the government that is the danger...facebook is a far
greater danger to our rights and liberty, then government ever
was...they are fighting the wrong war......
and like all zealots, they are utterly convinced of their righteousness
and will die for their cause...how does one convinced someone
who is absolutely, convinced of their righteousness?

I don't know of a way.. do you?

Kropotkin
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to put me on ignore, life would be good..

PK
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby Magnus Anderson » Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:17 pm

Peter Kropotkin wrote:there is plenty of evidence/facts/science that shows us that
anti-vaxxers are simply wrong...they hold to their anti-vaxxination beliefs
even though the science is quite clear about it.. in other words, they aren't
about listening, but about the clear and present danger they present to
other people, indeed to society itself....

their beliefs are factually, scientifically wrong....and how am I supposed to
talk sense into those for whom facts, evidence, science means nothing?


By learning how to do it. If they aren't responding to what someone else (e.g. Dr. Fauci) is saying the same way that you do, you should ask yourself "Why?" Perhaps they see something that you don't see. Perhaps you see something that they don't. You actually have to make an effort especially considering the fact that you think their beliefs are dangerous. How is what you're currently doing better than that? How is restating your beliefs ad nausem better than that? How is demonizing these people on the Internet better than that? You have to actually learn how to interact with people instead of expecting the government to do it for you or for everyone else to bow down to your wishes.

and these luddites who won't even listen to science, have made it clear
that they won't even go halfway into the middle... it is their way or the highway...


And if they are wrong, as you claim, you have to figure out why and what has to be done in order to change their minds (instead of complaining about them over and over again.)
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby obsrvr524 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:43 pm

Peter Kropotkin wrote:there is plenty of evidence/facts/science that shows us that
anti-vaxxers are simply wrong...they hold to their anti-vaxxination beliefs
even though the science is quite clear about it.. in other words, they aren't
about listening, but about the clear and present danger they present to
other people, indeed to society itself....

their beliefs are factually, scientifically wrong....and how am I supposed to
talk sense into those for whom facts, evidence, science means nothing?

and these luddites who won't even listen to science, have made it clear
that they won't even go halfway into the middle... it is their way or the highway...

and the worse part is their very understanding of government....
they hold that it is ok for the government to dictate to women
they cannot have abortions, and to limit/end gay marriage...
but to require a mask to save lives is a bridge too far....

it is their sheer hypocrisy, that is what is truly frustrating
I can tell you what to do, but you can't tell me what to do..
is hypocrisy...the rules apply to thee but not to me...that is
what drives their beliefs...and I find their battle to be the
wrong battle at the wrong time.... it isn't government that
threatens our freedoms and rights, it is big business which has
bought the government that is the danger...facebook is a far
greater danger to our rights and liberty, then government ever
was...they are fighting the wrong war......
and like all zealots, they are utterly convinced of their righteousness
and will die for their cause...how does one convinced someone
who is absolutely, convinced of their righteousness?

I don't know of a way.. do you?

Kropotkin

I'm sure that once you have wholeheartedly joined a religion and fully accepted the principle of lying for the cause - it is very difficult to get people to listen to you - and even harder to get yourself to listen to anyone else.

  • Stop lying to everyone
  • Stop lying to yourself
  • Consider that YOU are exactly guilty of everything you just wrote -
  • YOU are the zealot and fanatic that you describe (whether they are or not)
  • YOU are "factually, scientifically wrong" and "utterly convinced of YOUR righteousness" and
  • YOU keep yourself blind to your own guilt (cowards are like that).
Of course YOU are not going to change your blind faith religion - so "they" merely ignore you - as I think they should. It can't be easy to change the heart of a coward to self-reflect as he endlessly clamors in desperate hope to get everyone to focus elsewhere - "It's THEM - NOT ME - it's THEM!!".

Aren't you utterly convinced of your righteousness?

Could that be any more obvious?
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    It's just the same Satanism as always -
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    • the left from the right,
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    • blame each for the sins of the other
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:57 pm

I have, multiple times changed my political position as I
have multiple times, changed my philosophical position....
so which religion do you refer to? Anarchist? I have changed...
moderate democrat? I have changed.... communist? I have on
multiple times denounced it... I have even started threads opposing
communism...this change from holding to communism to not, is a fairly
recent one....so given my recent changes in political philosophy,
your very statement is wrong.. as you are usually wrong...

so, please tell us, what changes in political or philosophical
positions, have you changed?

as there have been no changes in your political or philosophical
position, your post is far more about you then it is about me...

I have adapted and changed within the environment I now exist in,
but you cannot say the same....recall our friends the dinosaurs..
they couldn't adapt and change to their changing environment
and they died out........if you can't change to the environment,
you die... I have changed.. have you?

Kropotkin
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby obsrvr524 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:49 pm

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Vamping liars will say anything - convincing no one.
Member of The Coalition of Truth - member #1

              You have been observed.
    Though often tempted to encourage a dog to distinguish color I refuse to argue with him about it
    It's just the same Satanism as always -
    • separate the bottom from the top,
    • the left from the right,
    • the light from the dark, and
    • blame each for the sins of the other
    • - until they beg you to take charge.
    • -- but "you" have been observed --
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Re: the true meaning of MAGA and anti-vaxxers....

Postby Meno_ » Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:50 pm

obsrvr524 wrote:-
Vamping liars will say anything - convincing no one.




Or, their change is more about revisionist dogma then grass roots choice...
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