Brill

By | May 30, 2019

When liberals hear “socially constructed” I think they hear “changeable on a whim” and “reasonlessly capricious” whereas I understand how the entire weight of history and inculcation obstructs their easily-imagined alterations and rearrangements of a cultural imperative.

Relatedly, when liberals hear “genetic” I think they imagine that anyone who says that means “eugenics, exterminate all the undesirables immediately” and they also have some sort of idea that anything genetic is ever-ineluctable and cannot be altered by any means at all.

In reality, it’s probably easier to mitigate, alter, or re-direct most genetic human tendencies (though not all) while it’s much harder to change culture.

As usual, they have everything exactly backwards.