Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Modern Liberalism and The Cult of Indiscriminate-ness

Hey, fellow cave dwellers! If you have about 45 minutes of free time, I have a treat for you. Evan Sayet, former joke writer for Bill Maher of Politically Incorrect and pundit describes for us at a Heritage Foundation lecture, one of the key traits of modern liberalism...the Cult of Indescriminateness. I'd be interested in what you think. The link is at Youtube, and the video is okay, but the insights are remarkable and clear.

He connects his thoughts to a favorite book of mine by Allan Bloom "The Closing of the American Mind." He highlights one of Blooms points of that of the false idea of the "open mind." I have been pondering this in my interactions with people. People are afraid to come to formal conclusions which are clearly stated. HOWEVER, they are willing, perhaps unwittingly, to hold to conclusions that are either implied or assumed in their open-minded "non-statements," such as, "No one can say for sure that truth exists;" or "I going to remain open-minded on Christianity, but not make any decisions..." , indifference that is masked as humble open-mindedness.

Your thoughts, anyone?