A Gentle Corrective for the Epidemic of Identity Politics Turning Us on Each Other and on Ourselves – Brain Pickings

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“We have somehow found ourselves in an era where even the brightest, kindest, most idealistic people spring to judgment — which is nothing other than negative wonder — in a heart-flinch. Questions invite instant opinions more often than they invite conversation and contemplation.”

A Gentle Corrective for the Epidemic of Identity Politics Turning Us on Each Other and on Ourselves

Chaos

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– All this riot and uproar, V … is this anarchy?
Is this the land of do-as-you-please?
– No. This is only the land of take-what-you-want.
Anarchy means “without leaders”; not “without order.”
With. Anarchy comes an age of ordnung, of true order, which is to say voluntary order.
This age of ordnung will begin when the mad and incoherent cycle of verwirrung (…) has run its course.
This is not anarchy, Eve.
This is chaos.