Why has it become wrong to be “normal”?
Democracy is now at the mercy of the rush to be different.
The media seems intent on making being “normal, or average, or as most others, or part of the majority,” into something to be avoided. The media has lauded dissent and being different, seemingly just for the sake of it, and makes being part of the majority almost a crime. It is not that the media in general praises genius or original thinking, it is praises anything that is unusual.
The meaning of words.
The political meaning of words.
Many words in common use appear to mean different things to different people and this can cause confusion, which can be used by unscrupulous political zealots, to twist and doctor public opinion.
Why Ghosts exist
Do only the dead become ghosts?
Fiction, especially Victorian fiction, made ghosts dangerous and threatening. This may not be accurate. Many people claim to have seen a ghost, a great many more believe they exist.
Resolving “political” grievances.
Historic grievances should not control future policy.
We appear to be in a period of political negativity. All the media is focused on protests about historical grievances, supposed wrongs when judged by modern moral view points. These historical wrongs range from, events and decision made hundreds of years ago, to miscalculations and wrong decisions made during the early stages of the present world wide coronavirus epidemic.
Intolerance is killing democracy
Is this deliberate?
World wide wars have been fought, millions of people have died, all in an effort to save us all from the extreme intolerance of fascism. Governments through some form of democracy has been maintained, at least in part, to ensure intolerance does not take control. Yet, if the media is to be believed, intolerance is silencing opinions, declaring that some views are not “acceptable”. Acceptable to who? To a democratically elected majority? Sadly no. Ideas are declared unacceptable by a self appointed un-elected group who consider themselves so superior to everyone else. Is this an accurate statement? or is the truth far more sinister. Is the present politically correct intolerance actually an extremist plot to destroy democracy? Is it extreme socialism or extreme fascism, that is trying to suppress ideas they do not agree with? Could be either, as in actual real effect, as experienced by the governed, they are the same.
Science and religion why the political conflict?
Science and religion can co-exist
There seems to be such conflict, especially at the extremes of various belief systems, that science and religion are in opposition, so you can not consider both valid. Reading a fictional book by Raymond Khoury called The Sign, a fictional thriller with a complex plot that involves manipulation of religious fervor by use of a futuristic, and rather unlikely, scientific invention; the suggestion that religious fundamentalists do not accept science in any way is brought to the fore. So let us consider both and how politics gets involved.