Atrocity: Love/hate or delusion

Jordan Peterson decries Marxism by considering “the great leap Forward” in China, which cost 40 million lives. Peterson asked whether or not that change was due to “love or hate” and claimed it was instead due to delusional ignorance.

I agree, and he is right to escape the moral value binary.

Applied to Western societies, nationalism, capitalism, and Christianity also manifest deadly delusional ignorance.

However, from a stance of Buddhist detachment, everything can be declared “delusional ignorance,” which may simply be the state of man no matter how far we assume we have progressed.




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