Any “is” statement can be demoted to an “ought” statement simply by disagreeing with it.
Is this what [is] referencing here? Who knows, who cares. […] Importantly, we know it cannot ever be appealed to as “genuinely known”.
No axiomatic system is both complete or consistent. This has some major repercussions on governance.
We try to avoid being in situations where our choices are limited. This happens in one of two ways: gaining power or committing to impotence.
Having what can be distributed is – definitionally and factually – “socially normal”; anything less is propaganda.
The most tragic prisoner is the one that believes his cage is the universe. This is especially tragic when we realize that most cages are used for protection from what is outside.
Without contrast, paradise is a prison.
Be careful what you wish for.
If there is no common ground to be found within a discussion, you may as well be screaming into the void.
In the end, the further the contrast is explored, the more we can see ourselves in others. The more we can find our common ground.