Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Today's Enlightenment: What Our Stupid Ancestors Missed

We know so much more than all previous generations. We can now look down on their backward thinking, especially concerning these things we now know:
  • When people disagree with you, they are intolerant.
  • Marriage is optional for sexual relations. It offers no real benefit to society or individuals.
  • Every sexual expression is fine, as long as it’s consensual.
  • There is nothing sacred about sex. It’s just recreation.
  • There is no reason to associate sex with parenthood. We can make sure of it.
  • Nature is wrong to confine people to either femaleness or maleness. Now we can fix that.
  • Nature is wrong to assign people to maleness of femaleness. Now we can switch it.
  • Almost everything can be digitized, even friendship. 
  • Algorithms should do much of our thinking.
  • In-person contact is overrated. Communication is much easier when digitized.
  • Life without entertainment is unbearable.
  • All risk must be eliminated from childhood play; nothing is more important than children's safety.
  • It is bad for children to be bored. Someone has to fix it.
  • Pain is always bad and must always be avoided, if at all possible.
  • There is a pill for that. Ask your doctor.
  • There’s an app for that, whatever it is.
  • Negative consequences for any action should be eliminated everywhere possible.
  • When something bad happens to you, somebody else should have stopped it.
  • We have rights because the government says we do.
  • Majority rule determines what is right and what is wrong.
  • We have a long list of absolute necessities, including: cars, TVs, cell phones, internet service, and air conditioning.
  • The only meaning to life is what we bring to it.
  • The world is an accident, but we can make the most of it.

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