Chess and Economics
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"The winner of a game of chess earns it. The outcome cannot be assigned according to behavior the players do not control, including ethnicity or sex. Those belong to the world of bigoted determinism (woke ideology). In contrast, a bad move in chess may be an error of knowledge, and an active mind has the ability to learn and avoid those mistakes. Moral justice, objective law, and the game of chess have no preference for the circumstances of one’s birth or identity group."
Humans are capable of three things that no other mammal can do viz. Reason, Emotions, and Imagination. The tool of Reason is logic specifically Aristotle’s logic as found in his Organon. The tool of Emotions is Faith. The tool of Imagination is Creativity. Properly integrated, these three functions allow we humans to Think.
The problem we who think objectivity have is that we are undercut by the very people whose responsibility it is to teach children how to Think.
One of the anti-objectivist leaders of the destruction of the human mind, John Dewey, wrote a paper My Pedagogic Creed in 1897; some excerpts;
“I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the race. This process begins unconsciously almost at birth, and is continually shaping the individual’s powers, saturating his consciousness, forming his habits, training his ideas, and arousing his feelings and emotions. Through this unconscious education the individual gradually comes to share in the intellectual and moral resources which humanity has succeeded in getting together. He becomes an inheritor of the funded capital of civilization. The most formal and technical education in the world cannot safely depart from this general process. It can only organize it or differentiate it in some particular direction…” and
“…I believe that the child should be stimulated and controlled in his work through the life of the community…”
and most evilly, “…I believe that we violate the child’s nature and render difficult the best ethical results, by introducing the child too abruptly to a number of special studies, of reading, writing, geography, etc., out of relation to this social life…”
This paper along with the National Education Association’s (NEA) total acceptance of its philosophy and content is the major reason our children and grandchildren cannot Think or do simple mathematics.
Do you think there exists enough kindred spirits in America to bury the Department of Education and scuttle the Public School system?
“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.”
We are nearing the point in history where those who don't get it will be in total control and totally capable of collapsing civilization.
I finally had the chance to read the whole thing. Thanks for sharing it in the Gulch!
white moves first
We have NONE of that in society anymore. Even the very document that gives the government authority has been interpreted within an inch of its validity. A key concept that everyone needs to grasp is that when the Constitution becomes illegitimate then the government it grants power to also becomes illegitimate. That’s a rule zero kind of thing. Nothing else matters. At that point you have only tyranny because the contract We the People are alleged to have agreed to will have been nullified.
Same goes for 2A stuff. Until I see a constitutional amendment THEY can go pound sand.