Our Vain Search for Scapegoats - A Neighbor's Choice

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Posted by David Gornoski on Monday, July 6, 2020

Our Vain Search for Scapegoats

Our fixation on identity politics, David Gornoski says, is driving our society towards blame games. “We need to continue to encourage people in thinking for themselves rather than groupthink.” David takes us through the idea of original sin–the concept that sin exists universally–and how filtering that idea through group identities is a recipe for conflict. “We should always ground our discussion in the protection of the human person.” Why is President Trump considered the villain in the politically correct imagination? David explains that it’s because Trump does not position himself as a victim to grab power. How do we preserve the sacredness of the human person without coercing our neighbor or falling into victimism?

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