A is for Aesthetic
Whether it’s music, art, writing or dance,
Beauty can send your soul into a trance!
Aesthetics refers to what makes your soul sing.
It’s just what you think makes a beautiful thing.
And even if no one thinks it has merit,
Find your aesthetic, then go out and share it!
«The ABC’s of Morality» by Lauren Southern and George Alexopoulos
Given the so-called «progressive left»’s foray into making sexism and racism socially acceptable again, and even pushing it down the throat of children as if they were fattening foie gras, I was looking for a counterweight on the other side. For a work that promotes libertarian-conservative values.
Well, it seems that «The ABC’s of Morality» by Lauren Southern and George Alexopoulos fills that gap.
I am not sure who the target audience of that book it. It looks like a children’s book, but some of the terms used to explain those ABC’s are … well, way beyond child level. And yeah, if you go by online sources, you will find some very strong opinions against Lauren Southern. As usual, I can only recommend: Don’t go by second-hand reports, listen to the person directly. It’s one of the great things the Internet allows you to do … for the moment. She isn’t exactly hard to find, e.g., on YouTube, with current interviews.
And yeah, that book, hell, it’s a beautifully drawn book with values to live for.
Is it biased? Sure, so are the books on the other side. But frankly, I much prefer a book that promotes traditional values, over those books that spit on Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, or promote, well, a strange mixture between original sin and outright Neo-Racism/Neo-Sexism.
It’s a strange word today, but, yeah, her book is «wholesome». Especially considering she ties morality to … well, enlightened self-interest. Don’t do evil things, because you promote a culture where such actions might be used against you next (e.g., «Don’t tell a lie with your voice or with text, They might believe it about you next!»). And yeah, I think that’s a much better strategy than to appeal what Heinlein would call a person’s «better nature».
Well worth a look. And a nice example that no matter the public opinion, you can create works that promote your vision.