Reply To: Suggestions of how discussions might be framed

  • Whit Blauvelt

    September 14, 2023 at 5:16 pm


    Might I gently suggest that you hold a literalist’s adhesion to your own statements of belief. In this, you don’t get McGilchrist’s main point. For instance, your statements about your “realization” about “gangsters” as a kid. That’s a very simple parsing of reality, stripping your capacity to observe nuance. There is great difference between someone like Trump, who was close to Roy Cohn, the attorney for the top Mafia heads in NYC, and who even talks like a mobster about “rats” and in his promises of revenge, and has a long history of cheating people in business then threatening them, and someone like Biden, for whom there is no such evidence despite the smears from the Trumpist opposition.

    As for on-site day care, thanks for advocating that. But being against equal rights — are you truly claiming women shouldn’t enjoy the same liberties as men? That’s not about being guaranteed equality of outcomes in life — which granted can never work — but about having equal opportunities. Day care increases opportunities. Are you saying that without on-site day care, women shouldn’t be allowed to work? Are you against freedom, in favor of feudalism?