Sunday, January 11, 2015

Plea for Pluralism

Wow, millions of people rallied in Paris to demonstrate solidarity in the face of violent extremism. The healthiest societies are those who embrace pluralism- societal progress can only take place in a milieu in which there is a multiplicity of =-----------------------]p[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[; (note: Fred contributed that last bit) viewpoints.

Reactionary forces, from the ISIS fanatics who kill other Muslims as well as non-Muslims to the fundamentalist bigots in our own country, want a monoculture, and are all to quick to use violence in their pursuit of a boring, uniform planet. It's heartening to see that the majority of us, who wish to live in peace with each other, are taking to the streets.

My plea is for a pluralistic society, for only in pluralism can genuine peace, prosperity, and progress be achieved.

3 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

On the other fist...
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

"They are barbarians, so we must equal them in barbarity"

I sure hope Charles Johnson never forgets that he was uncomfortably like those people. I sure as hell haven't forgiven him.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You know John Cole used to be a rabid gooper, too? Terry Schiavo put him on the path to the light.
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