RE: Inconsistencies, tomatoes and steem
tomatoes are very acidic. i cant eat a lot of cooked tomatoes tho im fine with fresh salsa, go figure. i dont like pizza much for that reason. but food is not ideas nor logic.
ideas that are contradictory are much bigger than the inconsistencies and simplicity of tomato sensitivities. people get fixed on an ideal, and fight to the death for it without realizing they haven't thought about the logic behind it. they fight for a person who says he wants freedom, yet acts in a way that takes that freedom away from others, just on the grounds of us versus them. so the concept of freedom is then tainted. freedom for who?
we need to think ideals and words through. people often become convinced of the rightness of their own world view and dont allow that there can be many world views that are "right". it comes down to definition. what is freedom? how do we take our freedom without hindering another persons?
for instance pro-life. whose life is more important, the mothers or the childs? at what point? because if you force a mother into having a child, you take away her freedom. if you force a child to be born, yet then dont care for its health, education and welfare, right there you curtail its freedom, because you put the child at risk of disease and limit its ability to compete and thrive. if you are anti abortion but pro war, you arent really pro life.
if you dare to point out inherent contradictions to idealistic people, you can and will be shouted down because you are challenging world view, and must therefore be for the side of evil. as soyrosa said, things are never black and white, but people insist on fighting like they are. the biggest step is to teach people to think logically.
again i come back to this: school. education should start with critical thinking and logic. yet I believe that government is against this. there is nothing worse than a peon who questions authority and challenges the status quo.