LET FREEDOM RING
As we complete work on some updates to my Vocabulary Synapse App, I think I'd like to set the record straight on a few commonly misused words.
1. Racism: What it is: judging someone by the color of their skin, rather than the content of their character.
What it is not: opposing a particular behavior that has some correlation with a particular skin color. It's bad because: It's just not a very predictively accurate way to judge people. It's unreliable and sort of stupid.
Notes: Judging someone by their manner of dress, speech, responsibility, and ability is not racist.
2. Sexism What it is: believing that a person's biological sex makes them unfit for jobs and roles that have nothing to do with their biological sex.
What it is not: Opposing tax funded birth control, or opposing inaccurate health insurance pricing. It's bad because: It's inaccurate, non predictive, and economically wasteful.
3. Libertarianism What it is: You own your body and the fruits of your labor. You are responsible for the consequences of your actions. It is freedom+responsibility.
What it is not: You can do whatever you want, and taxpayers will pay for the consequences of your hedonism. It is not welfare+irresponsibility.
It's good because: It leads to freedom to pursue happiness and excellence. It is the only morally legitimate political philosophy. Respectfully, Arvin Vohra