Every day we read the news from self-righteous ideologues of the left and right. In their zeal to “do the right thing,” they exaggerate, distort and slant the news to agree with their own ideological bent. What they, and their enthusiastic followers, don’t understand is: they are the problem.
Instead of helping find a way forward for all of us, they create hate and animosity. They preclude dialogue with diatribes. They lie to us and to themselves. Intellectual honesty is shouted down. They create divisions among us.
How can we provide equity for everyone in this environment? How can we guarantee human rights when we are condemning anyone who disagrees with us? How can we make social progress if discourse is disallowed?
These shrill self-righteous voices are not intellectuals or honest analysts. Instead they are simplistic one-step thinkers. They are committed to the easy answers that make them feel good. Anyone who disagrees with them must be a monster.
The Potentialism Beacon will republish articles from both sides. It will not edit them and does not necessarily agree with them. In the future, we may present commentary on some of the articles, but for now, we will let the various articles from many viewpoints speak for themselves. We hope you will read them with an open mind but armed with the knowledge that many of them represent some preconceived position.