It is evident that you are compartmentalizing what you are doing these days politically and sealing it off from what you did in the past spiritually and from the realm of wisdom in general. In other words, you are reducing spirituality to the abstract realm and ejecting all considerations of personal behaviour in the empirical world from the equation. It is the very thing you used to criticize academics of doing.Kevin Solway wrote:So it is arguable that a better place for this thread would be the "worldly matters" forum. I am reminding David and the reader that even though David speaks in absolute terms, and with supreme "confidence" about his beliefs, he could well be 100% wrong in all of his political views, since they all rest on one another, and fall like a house of cards.Dan Rowden wrote:So what?Kevin Solway wrote:Such matters as David raises are subjective, and are not absolute.
I'm sure we both know the reasons why people do this.
In the same way that you examine those involved in the SJW issue, we can examine Trump's past behaviour, look into his present psychology and make informed predictions about the future.Kevin Solway wrote:I could easily make a case for such a statement, based on what SJWs and feminists actually do, and have done. I would not have to guess about their motives or what they might do in the future. In this way I could achieve a fair degree of justifiable confidence.Dan Rowden wrote:"There's literally nothing worse than the SJWs and the feminists."
By contrast, a convincing case cannot be made that Trump is seeking world domination by force, or that he wants to create a police state, since he hasn't done these things, and one is severely limited to guessing about his motives. Therefore I don't believe that supreme confidence in such matters is at all justified.
Trump has a long history of being:
- a corrupt businessman (e.g. Donald Trump’s history of corruption: a comprehensive review),
- a scam artist and conspiracy theorist (e.g. Trump and the truth),
- mentally not the full quid (e.g. The psychiatrist who wrote the guide to personality disorders says diagnosing Trump is “bullshit”).
Add all of this to an unstable political climate in which community belief in the value of democracy is at an all-time low, where revolutionary change is being sought by a large segment of the population, and what we have is a recipe for disaster.