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What’s your opinion on feminism, political correctness and migration?

FEMINISM

I admire early feminism for standing up and challenging centuries of male domination. But now that’s history, and almost everybody agrees with its gains. So I’ll focus on modern feminism. I like feminists who fight against prostitution, pornography and sexual harassment. They really defend civilized values against barbaric machismo. I sympathize with MeToo aims.

Then many feminists go to far. They don’t want men to appreciate sensuality of the female body. They don’t want to hear that obesity is a disease, or that casual sex is risky and destructive, because these truths might make some women ashamed. We see here a dogmatic form of Leftism, which denies that anybody might be better (healthier, more beautiful, more moral) than somebody else. Feminism needs to be purged of the disease.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

There are many manifestations of PC, so I don’t have the same attitude towards all. In general the state should not interfere with free speech too much. Especially scientific research must be completely free and open. Noone should impose dubious scientific concepts like the “gay gene”. And if one feels "triggered" by offensive humour, one should simply stop listening.

I am however genuinely shocked by extreme racism and sexism. I think it’s a good idea to censor extreme hate speech like Holocaust denial. Actual fascist propaganda is too dangerous to be allowed to reach the public.

I also think PC is an overstated problem, it’s very prominent on the American campus but elsewhere nationalist authoritarianism is a bigger threat. Evangelical preachers aren’t typically persecuted for saying that homosexuality is a sin.

MIGRATION

In general, I support open borders and global citizenship. But we cannot forget about the economy. No country should take in more migrants than it can accommodate. Educated people who are an asset for the labour market should be preferred over the uneducated with little prospect of employment. Also, non-Muslim migrants should be preferred over Muslims, and among Muslims the relatively secular over the devout. The state should also vigorously promote humanism and secularism in immigrant communities. In extreme cases, when immigrant parents brainwash their children with religious fanaticism, the children should be taken away and adopted by secular humanist families.

So I am in favour with temporarily restricting immigration for safety and pragmatic economic reasons, but not for ethnocentric reasons. The problem is that the Third World migrants are too ethnocentric, and not that Anglos are not ethnocentric enough.
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There is no 'good' that remains so in excess. The recommendation for, "all things in immoderation" always applies. I was a late-attender at college, so I was a "true adult" when I got into a debate with my Constitutional History Professor. The subject: PC. I told him that I found it counterproductive, since it's main impact was stifling free speech and encouraging lazy thinking. He assumed I am a conservative, and argued from the perspective … except I'm not. I told him that similar overbearing restrictions have been used forever, with the Nazis and Soviets being prime examples. That ended the debate. I still got an A in his class.
Intelligence is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom, but they all play well together.
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(04-19-2020, 04:51 AM)Blazkovitz Wrote: What’s your opinion on feminism, political correctness and migration?

FEMINISM

I admire early feminism for standing up and challenging centuries of male domination. But now that’s history, and almost everybody agrees with its gains. So I’ll focus on modern feminism. I like feminists who fight against prostitution, pornography and sexual harassment. They really defend civilized values against barbaric machismo. I sympathize with MeToo aims.

Then many feminists go to far. They don’t want men to appreciate sensuality of the female body. They don’t want to hear that obesity is a disease, or that casual sex is risky and destructive, because these truths might make some women ashamed. We see here a dogmatic form of Leftism, which denies that anybody might be better (healthier, more beautiful, more moral) than somebody else. Feminism needs to be purged of the disease.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

There are many manifestations of PC, so I don’t have the same attitude towards all. In general the state should not interfere with free speech too much. Especially scientific research must be completely free and open. Noone should impose dubious scientific concepts like the “gay gene”. And if one feels "triggered" by offensive humour, one should simply stop listening.

I am however genuinely shocked by extreme racism and sexism. I think it’s a good idea to censor extreme hate speech like Holocaust denial. Actual fascist propaganda is too dangerous to be allowed to reach the public.

I also think PC is an overstated problem, it’s very prominent on the American campus but elsewhere nationalist authoritarianism is a bigger threat. Evangelical preachers aren’t typically persecuted for saying that homosexuality is a sin.

MIGRATION

In general, I support open borders and global citizenship. But we cannot forget about the economy. No country should take in more migrants than it can accommodate. Educated people who are an asset for the labour market should be preferred over the uneducated with little prospect of employment. Also, non-Muslim migrants should be preferred over Muslims, and among Muslims the relatively secular over the devout. The state should also vigorously promote humanism and secularism in immigrant communities. In extreme cases, when immigrant parents brainwash their children with religious fanaticism, the children should be taken away and adopted by secular humanist families.

So I am in favour with temporarily restricting immigration for safety and pragmatic economic reasons, but not for ethnocentric reasons. The problem is that the Third World migrants are too ethnocentric, and not that Anglos are not ethnocentric enough.

Re Muslims: Devout is not a problem; fundamentalist extremism that threatens violence is the problem. We have freedom of religion, so keeping people out who are devoutly religious is not allowed and shouldn't be.

I'm feminist, but not always sympathetic to metoo or too concerned about porno and prostitu. Otherwise I share your views on these subjects Smile
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