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  1. I just discovered this essay written in Brazil in the 1950's. This thing is so buried. I'm not religious in any traditional sense and I always believed religious people are dogmatic and narrow-minded, but wow I was really impressed with the perspective of this essay. I especially recommend this to people like me who feel deep in their gut that the current direction society is headed is wrong but can't quite express it in a clear way. Overcome shame, fear and do not submit. I wish luck to ya'll.
  2. @Robi Steel Did your political compass change along with your personal development? Also, don't expect arguments or evidence to change a left-leaning person's mind, that window passed years ago.
  3. @Yog I agree with you that "intelligence" is a misleading concept. For example I was scored slightly above average "intelligence" once, and this was a clue that my talent lies in stuff like engineering or computer science. And it was right, I enjoy writing software and I was pretty good at it. But software engineering, IMO, is not nearly as important or meaningful as teaching children and young adults grades 1-9. Yet I get paid multiple times more what the teachers get because our society is so screwed up. And you don't need high IQ to teach children, I would probably suck at it. You would need wisdom, assertiveness, understanding, compassion, patience, integrity, etc. Much more demanding than writing code. But yeah teachers currently are pretty horrible and fail children and induce trauma and neuroticism.
  4. You talk about this at length in this video: Racists and people who feel inferior to others need to be shown this truth. No attributes, external things, achievements, etc, makes you a better or a more valuable person, including how many points you score on a quiz. If they realized this they could direct their energy away from antagonism towards creation and finding a way to be in harmony. And this is such an easy truth to grasp compared to some more advanced stuff. But this is not a fringe issue, as you said it yourself And progressives blatantly refuse to acknowledge our grievances and this is what drives us to the extreme. edit: I can also see that conservatives don't understand the perspective of progressives, and this adds to the conflict as well.
  5. I appreciate you recognizing Molyneux's merit and not condemning him as a person for talking about IQ in one of his videos. You keep bringing up white superiority a lot, I don't think Molyneux beieves whites are superior to others, nor anyone serious on the conservative side believes that. I like this analogy. The conservative horse is seeing that other horses are not being fair to him, the message is you have to lose so that others could win, but we want to win as well. edit: you see that conservatives develop these weird and complex ideologies. This is because conservatives are shamed and told what they want is unacceptable, so they develop these ideologies to mask what they want and to bypass the norms of acceptability. Conservatives basically share a desire for family oriented christian modest spiritual community, this is what unites us. It doesn't even have to be christian, but this is something we already share and is a good blueprint for spirituality, all the neuroticism of evangelicals, fundamentalists and other boomer christian cults can be grown out of.
  6. Banning Stefan Molyneux on Youtube. I have visited r/The_Donald a couple of times and it was cringe. But these people still hold their beliefs, they still exist, where are they gonna turn to now? I don't think I am making a false blanket statement. There have been multiple wide-reaching purges of right-wing personalities on social media.
  7. It low-key blows my mind how intolerant progressives are. Surely all of you have done plenty of shadow work on your own consciousness. This is exactly the opposite of shadow integration.
  8. I struggle to grasp the opposite perspective all the time, it's difficult and nothing to be ashamed about. How does this fit into the bigger picture? What is the bigger picture that this kind of policy is trying bring about?
  9. I have no illusions over how difficult these negotiations are going to be. If we both come from a place of not wanting to screw each other over and we both genuinely want to reach a deal that is satisfactory to both of us, it can be done. it's better than fighting each other to the death. Also, it's kinda pointless to speculate over this, as most people on the conservative side want to keep the US as a whole as it is now, yet they are deeply unsatisfied with how things are developing and they really have no direction or idea how to proceed.
  10. If we can work something out that is acceptable to us, we'll be on your side in this struggle. Indian reserves sounds extremely bad, but the general direction is right.
  11. Something like that, the details would have to be worked out. This is only a broad vision currently.
  12. @Serotoninluv Currently, I don't see us coming to an agreement on this. That's why we want our own space to live as we want and we will not bother you living the way you want in your community. That's the best compromise I can come up with right now.
  13. @Serotoninluv I get what you saying about shared spaces. But currently everyone else demands their own space while we are seeing messages like this: And having Jesus destroyed in his current form and replaced with something else is not acceptable to us. Also having white statues destroyed is unacceptable to us, they are part of our identity, for better or for worse, and they are not doing any harm to no one anymore.
  14. Very interesting. For me it was the opposite. I grew up in a liberal household and took on conservative views after hitting 25 or so. yes, it's very much about losing my way of life, I don't want to live in the current modern society, modern society is cancer to me, I want traditional modest christian spiritual community, with several upgrades to christianity where in the churches actual spiritual topics are discussed, like here on this forum. Also feels good not to be met with the hostility I'm used to whenever I express my political opinions.
  15. Also, conservatives are very unhappy with the current government as well, at least the part of the movement I identify the most with.