I had always wondered why Jesus never said anything which people COULDN’T have known. Back then, people would have already known the golden rule, it needed no explanation.
Dealing with the incessant shriekers, those foul liberals of exaggerated indignance, again, requires nothing we don’t already know.
Every kingergarten student will be able to tell you that if you can’t do what you want, then you aren’t free.
Our education is based on giving us books, books and scriptures to make us forget what we knew, to cloud our judgement. To make us think we CANNOT know, and we MUST turn to the established authorities for facts, for meaning, for definitions. That was my experience. Race doesn’t exist because WE SAY SO. The difference between sexes doesn’t exist because WE SAY SO. What YOU observe is wrong. What you THINK is wrong. It is WRONG because you are NOT one of the established.
You are not supposed to use your values. We have the books and you dont. Your judgement, your opinion, was of no value if you didn’t have the books and the authority.
This is why I’ve hearn hundreds of philosophers babble about ‘freedom’ and never make a point. This is why I’ve heard gun control nuts talk about how we need gun control to be free. It’s all based on words and NOT you and I, and no one ever questions it.
I went to a philosophy event where six philosophers argued about the philosophy of happiness and what it means to be happy, and how to achieve it.
Kindergarteners don’t need 6 professors to tell them what would make them happy. This puts them head and shoulders above everyone who went to that lecture expecting some form of answer.