I attack ideas, I don’t attack people — and some very good people have some very bad ideas.”
— the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
True, but we are sadly way past this stage. Feelings now rule, not ideas, and dissension is for all practical purposes against the law.
Today’s cultural elites are now insane radicals. They don’t have any respect for differences of opinion. They don’t even have tolerance. From the drooling, half-demented Biden to the savage miscreants on the streets shrieking about abortion and freebies, the kind of dignity and perspective implied by Scalia’s statement is dead. Including on the Supreme Court.
People have free will, and dignity and civility can return. But not before a sweeping cultural change (rooted in psychology and philosophy) that will go beyond the boundaries of any single (rigged) election.
Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason