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A way to honesty

In freedom, politics on November 7, 2011 at 14:14

is not  to judge any event as a liberal or conservative, “right” or “left”, “green”, “brown”, christian, pro-something, anti-something, etc, with those party policies, allegiances and sacred books, but to judge every time by your own reason, your own heart. Mistakes could happen, new evidence could be revealed – so I can change my opinion. I am free to do this. And only this way I am thinking for myself.

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2011 at 19:32

But there is indeed something to be learned from the history of morality. It is that it consists in a struggle – a Heraclitean one, as the flux back and forth shows, and a Herculean one, given how much of the happiness of mankind is at stake – between what, for brievity, one might call ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ values…
….Most people, as individuals, never belong fully to either party, but hover between, tending to err on the liberal side in respect of their own conduct and on the concervative side in respect of others’ conduct. One large difference between the parties is that when the concervatives have the upper hand they actively persecute the liberals (in the past going so far as to burn them at the stake), whereas the liberals, when ascendant, cause conservatives no greater agonies that those of disapproval and chagrin.

A.C.Grayling

The Choice of Hercules

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