November 9th, 2007

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Black Magic has anchors, not beliefs

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A critic of Moldbug's views contested that Universalism fails to actually denote anything coherent, because there is no well-defined set of beliefs that can be unequivocally associated to said Universalism. But that's missing the point.

Universalism, despite its claims to the contrary, is not a rational philosophy; it is an emotional religion. And so, its basics tenets are not concepts that can be rationally articulated; they are anchors that are emotionally expressed. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Democracy, Universal Rights, Peace, Love, Everyone, People, etc. -- all these are the Good Things, but not in any rational concept, always as emotional anchors, as Sacred things beyond discussion.

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