Kurt Vonnegut quotes from QOTD.org

A first grader should understand that his or her culture isnt a rational invention; that there are thousands of other cultures and they all work pretty well; that all cultures function on faith rather than truth; that there are lots of alternatives to our own society. Cultural relativity is defensible and attractive. Its also a source of hope. It means we dont have to continue this way if we dont like it.    Kurt Vonnegut – Playboy interview July 1973

via Kurt Vonnegut quotes from QOTD.org page 1 of 18.

Thing is, everybody was having that “insight” around 1973.

And that’s when things started getting so much better, is it?  Uh huh.

Cultural relativity certainly must be attractive, but when do we get to admit it that it isn’t defensible anymore? 🙂


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