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Reknitting the Social Fabric | OnlySubs with James Lindsay, Ep. 63

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New Discourses Logo  fiber_manual_record  Sep 27th, 2021


A useful metaphor I give for Critical Theories is that they are like searching a flag, representative of the social fabric of a society, for loose threads so it can pull them out and unknit the flag (society). Between the Critical Theories of Identity Marxism and the social hammer of Covid-19 (policy), the social fabric of Western countries has badly frayed. This is a major problem, but it has a simple solution: start talking to each other! I can't tell you how many times I have encountered people in the last few months who feel afraid to speak up about all the things going on in the world that unsettle them who are then relieved to find out that there are others out there who are concerned too. In neighborly environments, once this trust is found and established, all of the usual functions that build up real communities start humming into action. Kids play with each other again once parents say they feel good about it, and then parents start having barbecues and hanging out and talking again. The next thing you know, parents' organizations to challenge the ideological takeover of our schools begin to form and to take action. This is how the social fabric of our countries can be knit back together. This is already happening, and it needs to accelerate. Join me on this episode of James Lindsay OnlySubs, my subscribers-only podcast, to explore this idea and phenomenon with me and to start thinking of ways in which you can become a part of the solution in the easiest, most normal and healthy way possible.

-James Lindsay

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