About Against the New Taboo
121 Posts since 2012
How the world is often doesn’t correspond to how we wish it to be. In order for us to be most effective in engaging with it, we should try see the world as it really is, no matter how taboo the conclusions.
Against the New Taboo attempts to untangle the mistakes, assumptions, biases and assertions that we all make, especially on moral and political subjects, such as: the ethics of killing, war, free expression, sex acts, drugs and prostitution. The blog will take a close, critical look at subjects or positions many of us consider immoral or taboo. Whether the views are right or wrong will depend on our critical assessment, not on how controversial or politically correct they seem.
There should be no taboo ideas, since the very ideas we fear the most may end up doing the most good for us. It is to that end, of thinking critically and doing the best we can for ourselves and others, that this blog hopes to contribute.