Culture Wars

If everyone adopts the tactic of ostracising The Bad People rather than the far more difficult task of discrediting bad ideas, it’s not surprising that the culture wars become so toxic. It will inevitably devolved into witch-hunts and guilt-by-association. Getting somebody from your outgroup banned from a confererence or fired from their job may seem like a satisfying short-term victory, but does that really contribute towards making the world a better place?

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One Response to Culture Wars

  1. Michael says:

    It depends on what they did which was so bad.
    Holding a belief contrary to mine, even on the most important issues, does not make it impossible to share an office or a project with you.
    Take certain actions though and I do not want to work with you.