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Don't Give Up on the Truth

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Don’t give up on truth.
I shouldn’t have to say it, but here we are.
Somewhere along the way we got confused into thinking that having a million perceptions emanating forth at the click of a mouse or the tap of screen would bring us the truth, but in fact, truth is the ever more elusive white rabbit in a dark labyrinth of ambiguity. The age of information hasn’t made humans any smarter or wiser, and most significantly, it hasn’t made our understanding of reality any clearer. Quite the opposite is true. In fact, it seems to me that much of the western world stands at the brink of what might be described as an epistemic crisis. Information abounds, but truth is more obscured than it’s ever been.
We humans have a strange relationship with the truth. We’ve been gifted with minds that reach to ponder the mysteries of the universe. We want to believe that we understand ourselves and the people around us, and that our choices make sense in our reality. But, we also want to do what makes us fee…

Want to Know Why There is no Such Thing as "Toxic Femininity?"

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Why is there no such thing as “toxic femininity” in SJW parlance? It’s because the idea of “toxic masculinity” owes its existence to critical theory. Critical theory, (sometimes called social Marxism, which I think is a more helpful description) is the foundation of the modern social justice movement and it undergirds modern gender theory. It incorrectly reduces most human interaction, relationships, and politics to oppressors vs. oppressed, but its most egregious error is that it judges individuals primarily by their membership in either of those classes. Individual character and behavior are not enough to free any man from the personal portion of the guilt he bears through the collective guilt of the patriarchy. A man’s only hope for salvation comes through self-loathing, and the deconstruction of any aspect of his (and other men’s) own nature which seems distinctly masculine. Similarly, the only way a woman can lose her moral high ground as a member of the oppressed class is if she…