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The first such belief is that one can hold a “pure” or “correct” ideol­ogical position within a parliamentarian party system; that one can be “on the right side” of things, the Left, the Right or something similar. But this is increas­ingly becoming an untenable position. The thing is that liberal demo­cracy cancels itself the same moment as its ideals are appro­ached. Liberal democracy cancelling itself? Let’s take a little detour to exa­mine what I mean when I say that. This is a difficult, abstract part of the argu­ment, so you might have to make an effort. Here goes: the death of the liberal innocent.
The first such belief is that one can hold a “pure” or “correct” ideol­ogical position within a parliamentarian party system; that one can be “on the right side” of things, the Left, the Right or something similar. But this is increas­ingly becoming an untenable position. The thing is that liberal demo­cracy cancels itself the same moment as its ideals are appro­ached. Liberal democracy cancelling itself? Let’s take a little detour to exa­mine what I mean when I say that. This is a difficult, abstract part of the argu­ment, so you might have to make an effort. Here goes: the death of the liberal innocent.
What we hailed as liberal democracy was never based on deliberation about the common good, but rather on the dialectic between conflicting interests, checked in a dynamic power balance.”
What we hailed as liberal democracy was never based on deliberation about the common good, but rather on the dialectic between conflicting interests, checked in a dynamic power balance.”
Metamodern political thinking constitutes a breach with liberalism and liberal demo­­­­­cracy as we know them. Not only is it a death sentence to the individual, like the one I issued in my previous post, it is also a virtuous attack on the silly liberal notion that one can be “the good guy”, that it’s possible to simply chose the “right” political position – and – that one can remain untarnished, pure and innocent by doing nothing, by not taking a stance. We must put an end to this naive and harmful position I have termed “the liberal innocent”. It is this innocent that has to die. We must hereby issue a fatwa; shoot on sight.
Metamodern political thinking constitutes a breach with liberalism and liberal demo­­­­­cracy as we know them. Not only is it a death sentence to the individual, like the one I issued in my previous post, it is also a virtuous attack on the silly liberal notion that one can be “the good guy”, that it’s possible to simply chose the “right” political position – and – that one can remain untarnished, pure and innocent by doing nothing, by not taking a stance. We must put an end to this naive and harmful position I have termed “the liberal innocent”. It is this innocent that has to die. We must hereby issue a fatwa; shoot on sight.
>"Metamodern political thinking constitutes a breach with liberalism and liberal democracy as we know them. Not only is it a death sentence to the individual, like the one I issued in my previous post, it is also a virtuous attack on the silly liberal notion that one can be “the good guy”, that it’s possible to simply chose the “right” political position – or – that one can remain untarnished, pure and innocent by doing nothing, by not taking a stance. We must put an end to this naive and harmful position I have termed “the liberal innocent”. It is this innocent that has to die. We must hereby issue a fatwa; shoot on sight."
>"Metamodern political thinking constitutes a breach with liberalism and liberal democracy as we know them. Not only is it a death sentence to the individual, like the one I issued in my previous post, it is also a virtuous attack on the silly liberal notion that one can be “the good guy”, that it’s possible to simply chose the “right” political position – or – that one can remain untarnished, pure and innocent by doing nothing, by not taking a stance. We must put an end to this naive and harmful position I have termed “the liberal innocent”. It is this innocent that has to die. We must hereby issue a fatwa; shoot on sight."
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