Dignity = respect?

Dignity = respect? To me, dignity may be summarized as acknowledging as well as honoring that others own themselves and thus possess value as fellow dignity beings. “In the end all we really have is each other and life is too damn short to not be kind.” Dignity? “Moral, ethical, legal, and political discussions use the concept of dignity to express the idea that a being has the right to be valued, respected, and to receive ethical treatment. In the modern context, dignity can function as an extension of the Enlightenment-era concepts of inherent, inalienable rights. English-speakers often use the word “dignity” in proscriptive and cautionary ways: for example, in politics it can be used to critique the treatment of oppressed and vulnerable groups and peoples, but it has also been applied to cultures and sub-cultures, to religious beliefs and ideals, to animals used for food or research, and to plants. “Dignity” also has descriptive meanings pertaining to the worth of human beings. In general, the term has various functions and meanings depending on how the term is used and on the context. The English word “dignity”, attested from the early 13th century, comes from Latin dignitas (worthiness) by way of French dignité. In ordinary modern usage it denotes “respect” and “status”, and it is often used to suggest that someone is not receiving a proper degree of respect, or even that they are failing to treat themselves with proper self-respect.” Ref *Axiological Dignity Being Theory* An “Axiological assessment of human beings” shows with an axiological awareness a logic of values is clear which takes as its basic premise that “all persons always deserve positive...

De-escalating Emotional Hijackings?

De-escalating Emotional Hijackings?   I really need to relax more as I am not thinking clear enough. I am only human too, like anyone. I see am starting too get too angry in general, I need to strive to be more calm, its just such open extreme hate against others really pisses me off. So I am not wanting to make mistakes by overreacting, something I can at times feel quite motivated to do if I am not working on it. I am really overloaded and feeling volatile right now and am working on de-escalating my emotional hijackings as best I can. I have been in a bad mood with all the shit storm going on and wanted to do something crazy but not harmful. So, I unblocked like 1,000 people from my block list on my Facebook profile. Thus, it may get interesting around here. \m/ Emotional Hijacking? “Emotional hijacking is a state when an individual’s cognitions are overpowered by his/her emotions. It is usually referred to in the context of aggression or fearfulness. With respect to aggression, it can be said to be a sudden unleashing of rage towards another person. It is an extreme emotional outburst or an emotional explosion caused by an incident that may trigger anger or fear in an individual. Such incidents happen quite often. There are a number of situations in which a person might get angry or upset and without even thinking about anything he/she might just lose his/her temper and explode with emotions and attack the other person verbally or even physically. For instance, an individual might suddenly get extremely angry...

I am an Anarchist and Strive to Fight Injustice

I am an Anarchist and Strive to Fight Injustice   “Dude. my opinion of you just soared to the floor, your recent positions have been,nothing short of theistic. Harmful ideology comes in more than spiritual or religious form.” – ex-friend   I like how some people think I have changed thinking that because I was not that political all most all the Obama, yes, I was not that fired up as an anarchist-socialist-collectivist-mutualist and I fight the hardest against fascism so the more rights the less I come in the more violations the more I rize with a raised fist.    ps. Don’t like me, cool, find the door and take care. I am not changing this and have been so like 15 years. So, I am confident in my political thinking and I see no reason to change.  Anarchy Atheism  “You spend a lot of time listing your creedo and identities. You often make declarative statements about the “-ists and -isms” to which you ascribe. I think the criticism comes from your behavior indicating these are accessories for you to collect. Specifically, your detractors disagree with the principles of such accessories. I would criticize with the accessorizing, less so the actual nature of the accessories. I might surprise you how many of your labels I actually share. It feels odd to tell someone with multiple pages about himself, but sometimes you do make it a little too much about you. Your experience is supposed to color your ideology, but it seems ideologies define your experience. It’s supposed to be “Damien is an anarcho-socialist-collectivist-mutualist” but is seems that “anarcho-socialism-collectivism-mutualism is Damien.” Lots...

Racism Hate, is Psychological/Emotional Violence?

Racism hate, is psychological/emotional violence? To me, any bigotry commited aganist others whether racism, secism, homophobia, transfobia, etc is a hate attack mentally perpetrating a form of psychological/emotional violence to the other (who it is positioned against) and will likely inflict a violation to the other’s dignity. Often, this form of psychological/emotional violence penetrates to their very core stability, comfort of being, and safety in the world. Racism hate, thus can and often, will create a feeling of violation or trauma. To me, racism hate is psychological/emotional violence. So they are not innocent to me in causing societal harm like all terrorists. The alt right racists promote emotional terror and so that should be very strongly condemned and challenged but I only agree to physical violence as direct self defence or other defence fro physical attack or imminent attack. I am not ok with just a limited equality of homosexualty, bisexuality or pansexuality in a offten blatantanit hetrosexistist sociaty, what is needed is to remove as much as possible the hetrosexistism or heteronormative bias, as until we do such people are not truly equal. I am not ok with just a limited racial equality in a often blatantly racist society against people of color, what is needed is to remove as much as possible the raceism, as until we do such people are not truly equal. I am not ok with just a limited equality of Trans people in a often blatantly transphobic society, what is needed is to remove as much as possible the cissexist, transphobia,or transsexism, as until we do such people are not truly equal. I am not ok with just a...

Why are lies more appealing than the truth?

Why are lies more appealing than the truth? It would seem that so many people are gullible and fall for myths over reality. I suspect that’s why there is such faith in religion not just when it is obviously devoid of facts but even when up against facts that outright debunk the myths people will not let the lies go and instead often hold myths as true with even greater belief. In stead of just becoming outraged we must ponder what in the world is going on? I use to look down on them as morons willfully running headlong into superstition and illusion as if it were their addiction. But that extreme intentionality or completely denialist choice conclusion is somewhat leaving me a bit and I am starting to see it as truly sad and cognitively foolish which could be somewhat nature not only nurture. It seems some people have an innate insecurity or are somewhat incapable of reality and thus feel a need to seek out myths to buy into. Therefore, some people may contain a hyper maladaptive tendency to desire myth as a way of thinking or myth as a way of life. It could be a comfort with reality weakness motivating one to choose to live according to myth and about increase the inability to reach reality that is completely devoid of any myths. Such non-critical thinking would thus feel thinking along mythical lines is a very good way of thinking, if not the best. This would seem to be the case with those prone to not just myths but denialism, superstition, supernaturalism, religion and extreme conspiracy theories. Theists like...