The hard left/right is the ENEMY of the LEFT/RIGHT

I highly recommend an article by psychologist Steven Pinker. One point he made (of several) echoed a thought I’ve long had – that EXTREMISTS of any movement are among the WORST ENEMIES of that movement. They give the movement a BAD NAME, and HURT FRIENDS of that movement with attacks on the friends for not being extreme enough.

An example that hits me personally are those few extreme feminists who blame ALL men for the crimes of some. They alienate me, a lifelong feminist, and lessen the chances that I’ll support financially and other ways important strands of feminism such as the vital #TimesUp and #MeToo activities and pushes for equal pay and more newborn family support.

Another point he made is that “cold” reason and logic are not enemies of “warm” emotion and intuition. They are helpmates.

For more good common sense click the image to read the article – and maybe his latest book.


About Laer Carroll

I am an aerospace software and systems engineer recently retired to become a professional writer. My genres include sci fi and fantasy, young adult, and technical books.
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