- Aug 10, 2011
- Basic Beliefs
- Peace on Earth, goodwill towards all
That's just moralism. Why does a guy who runs fast need to be decent? Can't he be an awful person? If the running fast isn't the important bit, then wtf is sports about? Is it just a morality play?
I don't understand how it's "just moralism". It's the way society works. We need it in order to coexist in a heterogeneous society where people have conflicting beliefs and ideas.
Everybody parroting the political correct things to say, for the sake of their career, is not a free society IMHO. Free speech is a society, IMHO, where people really can express whatever belief they have and people are cool with it.
To me what hit this home the most was moving to Denmark 5 years ago. A truly tolerant and free society. Here you can express whatever belief you want. Somebody can be a racist and express that, and it's fine. A racist and a black person can sit at the same table and enjoy a beer together and have a good time. They will make an effort to connect and both listen and respect each other.
When I first moved here I found the culture mind blowing. Coming from Sweden, I'd never experienced it. Sweden is on the other extreme of the spectra. Sweden is intolerant, moralistic and conservative. Since I've also been to Amsterdam. A very similar culture to Copenhagen. I've been told Singapore is similar. It's apparently a port city culture. International trading hubs have been so exposed to other cultures that they become extremely tolerant.
But it's dumb that all of the world isn't like this. It's so nice for everybody! It's an entire layer of stress and social backflipping that is done away with. There's less worry what people are really thinking. They just say it. There is no downside.
I'm sure this is the reason why Denmark and Amsterdam was so fast with legalising prostitution, drug use and gay marriage. Other people not being exactly like you, is less terrifying here. Xenophobia is much less. Because they're so tolerant.
You say that "it's the way society works". No, it's not. What you take as normal and natural is evidence of society being dysfunctional IMHO.
You really believe that it's nice for persons of color to hear racial epithets directed at them?