What is Orthodoxy?
Orthodoxy means 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 a ideological conformity, intellectual stagnation & intolerance of any viewpoints that stray outside the politically correct orthodoxy.
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. It 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 & post-modernist ideology, have been misled by their intellectual slaveholders. Under the oppression of orthodoxy, they’ve become the very archetype of evil that they’ve always railed against so zealously. 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. Individuals that tolerate life’s shades of gray are what humanity needs. We have to talk to each other and find a way to characterize members of opposite 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.