ness31 wrote:No we aren’t. We’re inherently good
This is very false. No man No problem. The number one cause of problems are humans. All problems are rooted from humans, regardless of politics.
:( People who think like you are giving us collective low self esteem.
If western society has "low self esteem" there would be no graffiti, less home brake ins, no underground hood gangs, no recreational drugs, and no annoying people who play mind games with the police.
We would be fine without authority.
Authority is natural. Authority comes from power. Power is natural. When some one says "sorry" they're giving power. When someone helps another, they're gaining power. When someone cares, they are giving power. When someone asks or makes a suggestion, they either gain or lose power.
Humans always have power. It is not avoidable. Since power is natural, it must be handled, and coordinated properly, to prevent chaos and corruption.
There are nasty people everywhere. They must be handled correctly. They use political correctness to defend their criminal actions. It is not "racist" to mind one's own business.
Don’t you trust yourself?
"Yourself" is a manipulative term. I don't trust manipulators.
I don't trust drug users off the streets. I don't trust mentally ill people. I don't trust men who rape. I don't trust domestic abusers. I don't trust narcissists.