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shanoxilt wrote

Emotions are always privileged.

In practice, very few people actually use the cognitive and epistemic tools that have been developed to fight biases. Instead, we get fallacious appeals to "common sense" and "just believing".

People on the left have a huge problem keeping their emotional toxicity and scientific ignorance in check. I'm not looking to be bombarded by a new flavor of "secularized" (note the sarcasm quotes) dogma.

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amongstclouds wrote (edited )

I'm not trying to be an ass, but it feels like you reiterated my point and I don't see the disagreement. Rationality is literally secularized dogma that tries to present itself as the only purpose for its own existence.

The problem is leftists taking up 'a rational standpoint' and using it to posture themselves as more 'in-the-know' and 'woke' than those who don't think just like them. This reinforces the colonial mindset and civilized/savage dichotomy.

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amongstclouds wrote (edited )

Ah, sure, make these assumptions if you feel like it.

Re-read what I wrote if you get the time and think about what you think I'm trying to say.

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amongstclouds wrote

Though, I don't disagree with your last point.

So like, really, I'm curious as to what you think I meant?