We have moral systems aimed at containing our tendency toward destructive behaviour, but their effectiveness has proven to be very limited. Sometimes it seems that our strategies for taming our dark side, from religion to “political correctness”, just make things worse. Maybe an examination of the roots of the problem will suggest a remedy. In this collection of essays, Joe Blow, author of How to Be Free, shines some light into the darkness.
A Public Service Announcement to the Dark Side
Why Do We Have a Dark Side?
Will Policing Our Cultural Expressions Discourage Violence?
"Thou Must!" vs. "F**k That!"
Freedom vs. Political Correctness
Thoughts on the Male Feminist
"Toxic Masculinity" or Toxic Idealism?
Trying Too Hard to Be Good Made Us Capable of Evil
The Oasis : A Parable
Me... Or My Disease?
The Psychology of the Right Wing and the Left Wing
"Social Justice Warriors" or "Social Fabric Healers"?
The Problem With "-Isms"
The Life Raft of Dogma
Eating the Chocolate Bar
A Free Society Can Only Grow from Psychologically Secure Individuals
The Pleasure of Love
The Hammer or The Key : Exposing the Dictatorship of the Ideal
Is Reality Real? : From Plato's Cave to The Matrix
Selfishness is Self-Denial