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“A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.”
- Roger Scruton,
Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey
Scruton contends, following Emmanuel Kant, that human beings have a transcendental dimension, a sacred core exhibited in their capacity for self-reflection. He argues that we are in an era of secularization without precedent in the history of the world.
Roger Scruton: Of the People, By the People (Point of View, 2013)
Published on May 2, 2016
A Point of View 2013
In the core of things Roger Scruton is down right about 'Leftwing' and 'Rightwing' politics, he said:
"Leftwing people find it very hard to get on with rightwing people, because they believe that they are evil. Whereas I have no problem getting on with leftwing people, because I simply believe that they are mistaken."
In just a few words again; people from the western world that have refined democracy and its democratic laws with a liable constitution, do not go roughly preach warmongering vendettas with everyone that do not agree with them - yet something people from the Arab world have yet to learn, but they still keep preaching through a book of medieval times calling for everyone to 'join or die'... these ancient times conduit and their beliefs do not fit into our century!
In a civilised western society the unpopular government are rejected by vote without bloodshed, what makes it possible is to ‘agree to disagree,’ but many countries do not adopt this kind of mentality, this is why most of these countries without genuine democracy are into endless civil wars.
One size fits all “democracy” such as we have seen after the ‘Arab Spring Revolution” in countries in north Africa like Egypt doesn't pretty well work when they got the Muslim Brotherhood taking away the little freedom they had in the past, rules under dictatorship using religion to imperative blend always gets into the worst case scenario!
The Future of European Civilization: Lessons for America
The Heritage Foundation Published on Oct 14, 2015
America has much to learn from Europe’s current condition. The decline in religious faith has led to a universal weakening of European society and a loss of confidence in the value of its civilization. And the effects have been grave: throngs of unassimilated immigrants, military threats from abroad, and confusion about national identity. America, by contrast, still shows many signs of strength. Nonetheless, should we lose our sense of shared identity, Europe’s path likely awaits. What can Americans learn from Europe? Does America have hidden strengths which, if properly used, will allow us to avoid a similar fate? And are there areas in which Europe is faring better than we are?
Without argument the European Union are doing a very bad job preventing major danger among their own innocent people!!
Roger Scruton makes several good points, but who are we to say anything that might get us all censored by the regressive Left for voicing out our genuine opinions!?
A lot of talk about 'freedom and democracy', yet something that is supposed to worked hand in hand but it doesn't where dictators are mass-ruling and leading with fanatical religious hogwash!