1. Conservatives bring up Farrakhan for disingenuous reasons because they want to deflect from how many nutcases there are in their movement, but:
2. shrugging him off as "a loud uncle" is exactly how obvious crazy bigots get away with it. It's how Steve King did https://t.co/wfk4s9LuZ0
And I also think it's dishonest for people to claim he's not part of the left at all because he's a misogynist and homophobe. Enough left-wing activists have historically been okay chilling with Farrakhan that waving him away so casually probably won't fly
Akhil Karandikar @karandikara18
Okay, literally the only activist I can think of who associated with Farrakhan is that women march person. He killed Malcolm X and he's terrible and a lot of leftist protested them defending being associated with that bigot.
Philosophically I'm becoming less personally judgmental because the fact freewill doesn't exist is really starting to weigh on me.
I think bad ideas are a problem but I don't actually think people are personally responsible for bad ideas because they don't control who they are
Upstairs Grave @Whirblewind
this is some sam harris parody or something, right? and i just don't understand it because i don't follow harris?
And I don't really know how any atheist can disagree with this point. Because if you don't believe in a spiritual element to life, where does free will come from? If everything is material, genetic nature and environmental nurture cause everything about you