On Ideological Persistence, and Children

When you browse certain websites, ones with, for example, a socially dangerous ideological reinforcement system, you run across all sorts of insanity: excuses, actually – look at all the men killing themselves, it’s their fault. But never mind the particulars, I was curious about why they don't see how crazy they’re being? Honestly this type of insanity set me down the path to something like reaction, but they seem to believe it, in earnest. Why?

Confessions of a former anti-racist

What is it to be against racism? It’s an easy thing to support, if you have any empathy – these people are just like us; and it’s true, as far as it goes: we are all human. But is there more? Have we forgotten something? Do our families matter? And how many levels of human relation beyond our family matter to our identities, and our histories, and therefore, our futures? Do these anti-racists also think we can choose even our families? This is the key point.

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