a thoughtful web.
Good ideas and conversation. No ads, no tracking.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by StephenBuckley
StephenBuckley  ·  2366 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Slate Star Codex on similarities between social justice and anti-social-justice

The part of this that really blew me away is how hard it was to listen to the article without putting the author in one of two boxes:

1) On MY side of the issue

2) An enemy of MY side

No matter what he's talking about (from persecution to John Green) I was always trying to either say "I hate this because it endorses what I hate!" or say "I love this because it endorses what I love!" but the piece only allows either mode for a moment or two before reminding you that it's talking about feeling like you have to think that way.