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PostSubject: Re: Postmodernity Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:33 pm

Our 'utopia' is perpetual war.

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PostSubject: Re: Postmodernity Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:45 pm

I looked at the date of the video because I couldn't believe that it was a recent one. I thought it had to be one from a few years ago.
Group identity is bad if you are living in an area with a dominant group that you don't really share an identity with. It would be strange if (((Molyneux) would not naturally gravitate towards individualism-preaching.
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PostSubject: Re: Postmodernity Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:57 pm

The reason why so many Canadians are prominent in these identity battles is because of the nature of Canada.
It has no unifying cultural identity.
Not even an abstraction, like the US who rally around this vague concept of 'freedom'.
Canada has nothing but language.
Living in Canada exposes you to a coming post-modern world. It's a United Nations nation.
You feel an alien...or at least I never felt that I belonged.
Everyone is both a member of a group and not a member of other groups, living in close proximity.
You can walk a block and bump into a dozen different nationalities. There are restaurants covering all cuisines.....festivals galore, each community flaunting its uniqueness.
It can be pleasant.....like travelling without going anywhere.
There is no culture, in the world, that is not represented in Canadian urban centres, like Toronto and Montreal.
Cultures that have no assimilated and remain distinct.
The ideals people gravitate towards are based on their desire to keep the thing going...whatever this 'thing' is.
Australia, New Zealand, all ex colonies that have developed an identity.
Not Canada.
It's only attempt to find an identity is as the nation of multiculturalism.
A multi-identity identity....multiple-personality disorder.

What's left but to turn inward?
Individualism is flourishing here...and not the American shallow kind.
A side-effect of this individualism is 'niceness'....the famous Canadian politeness.
'I will not tread on your individuality so that you will do the same'.
Self-repression to preserve fake harmony.
Canadians are introverted individualists.
So, of course a lot of insight will be produced from all this esotericism.
The climate helps. Long cold winters, where all you can do is stay indoors and brood, think, read, write, meditate.
The lifestyle that suits me.

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