fuck rationalist AI-obsessed sperging
> For the right wing stuff, I think it's just a nasty side effect of how cultural values and attitudes aligned themselves in the culture wars. Left wing social progressivism has an inherent focus on empathy and lived experiences, with an increasing focus on mental health, and is mostly spearheaded by activists. Since our culture perceives logic and reason as an opposite to emotion progressivism becomes kind of... icky to people who fetishize the former. Right wing ideologues have of course picked up on this and turned framing centre-right/right as the bastion of logic and reason, and left wing progressivism as bleeding heart emotionalism that is for "pussies" into a massively influential cottage industry infested with pop-intellectuals who know how to play the part of the intelligent rationalist for an audience interested in that sort of discourse but not interested enough to fact-check.
> Then confirmation bias takes over and it's all down hill from there. Social justice is over-emotional, therefore it is illogical, therefore the centre-right is even more logical. Hey wow, eugenics wants to breed humans into a race of geniuses, now that's what I call logical!
> And the problem with rationality, aside from it's obsession with logic as an ideology in of itself, is that confirmation bias is far too subconscious for some podunk philosophy you picked up off the internet to deal with. But it's pretty good at preventing you from viewing those subconscious biases through a critical lens.