Friday, July 6, 2007

To post or not to post

With this blog I hope to take a stand against accepting populist views without subjecting them to the same level of criticism than that to which we tend to subject traditional views.

Sociological change is ever present.

What drives it?

Government policy, the media, popular opinion … ?

One observes ideas taking root in populist thinking, gaining strength and growing to perhaps have massive impact on our lives. It becomes unacceptable to voice contrary opinions.

Examples include:

  • Feminism
  • Dry right market forces economics
  • Abortion
  • Women in the workforce - childcare
  • Atheism
  • Restriction on child play (at school and elsewhere) in the interests of safety
  • No fault divorce

I am not saying that there is no merit in some of these causes. Certainly I believe some to be misguided. All would have benefited from informed debate. As a result some may have been abandoned or at least modified. Informed debate of course goes beyond visiting a large number of web sites that essentially support one side of the argument. Interesting that so many sites discourage debate about their views, but seek comments that support their views. This blog encourages thoughtful debate in line with the rules for comments

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