Monday, 13 August 2012
Where are the philosophers when we need them?
Where are the philosophers and other thinkers to speak in public (USA + Europe) about the values of Humanism and Enlightenment in these new Middle Ages?
These new Middle Ages when solidarity is branded entitlements, when the taxpayer interest is the political premise rather than citizen's?
The new Middle Ages when a mother of 5 is told she should have borne fewer children (instead of government/societal bonus, especially in seriously ageing countries like most of Europe)?
The new Middle Ages when "foreigners", especially economic immigrants, are the scapegoats for the problems in so many countries?
Where are they? In the media? In the social media, eg Twitter? Where are they?