I watch some friends continually posting debate points with conservatives. I get that it’s because the other guys are not just believing bad things, they’re destroying people’s lives. I get that it’s because it’s offensive to live in a world of dumbed-down everything, when we’re exceptionally bright and informed – intelligence is the new jilted ethnicity. But I think the most constructive thing to do, if you need to push something out, and you don’t make art, is push out the epistemological reliance on objective knowledge itself. Ask people what they think the population of the earth is, or what year the US invaded Iraq the 2nd time, etc. Encourage people to start thinking objectively by asking them objective things, and you’re building the culture you want to live in. Where our culture is really divided isn’t just on ethics, but on epistemology, which is how we arrive at our ethos.

— Asher's Maxim 315

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Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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