What is Orthodoxy?
Orthodoxy refers to the generally accepted practice or doctrine of a particular industry, faith, or other social institution. Sometimes the status quo is fine, but often it’s not. Orthodoxy can lead to tyranny when it devolves into puritanical ideologies. When corrupted in this manner, orthodoxy promotes ideological conformity, intellectual stagnation & intolerance of any viewpoints that stray outside the politically correct status quo.
Orthodoxy, as understood by the Post-modern, Neo-Marxist Left, ravages our society. Emotionally naive, but historically ignorant millennial and Generation Z citizens fall prey to the Utopian allure of tyrannical schemes that aim for equality of outcomes. This brand of orthodoxy stifles progress, empowers prejudice and ensures ignorance. It must be stopped.
The world is the opposite of what it once seemed. Many people, seduced by the simplicity of Marxist & postmodernist ideologies, have been misled by their intellectual slaveholders. Under the oppression of social justice orthodoxy, they’ve become the very archetype of evil that they’ve always railed against. The progressive activist creates division and resentment with her perverse addiction to identity politics and grievance studies.
Penchant for Purity
The world needs more people that can tolerate ambiguity. Humanity needs individuals that can deal with shades of gray. We have to talk to each other and find a way to characterize members of opposing tribes (political party, socioeconomic class, religion, etc.) as something other than despicable, deplorable or stupid. The vicious division in America doesn’t come from a lack of certainty; it comes from a crippling intolerance of ambiguity and an addiction to ideological purity.