33 thoughts on “Sam Harris – The Religion of Identity Politics

  1. whoaaaa, slow down. You've accepted the premise that there are groups at 4:03. Are the creation of those groups detached from subjectivity? Why do you you assume that they have so much objective rigour yet every other aspect of your critique doesn't? No of course not, the creation of a group is intertwined with so many subjective elements that your remaining argument is skewed.

  2. Honestly Sam Harris, you think it is a coincidence that the symptoms of autism and the symptoms of mercury poisoning (mercury is used as a preservative in vaccines) are identical? If vaccines were what so-called experts claim they are, then reason says they can stand up to any amount of scrutiny. The truth is the truth is the truth and no amount of questioning and evaluation would change that. So why the campaign to suppress inquiry into vaccines? Suppressing inquiry isn't at all scientific, and a matter of fact, suppressing inquiry is anti-science, not pro-science.

  3. great video. agree completely. i do offer that some views lend themselves to align with other points of views. eg, i know im more liberal than conservative based on where all my different views are, so most always find far more in common with those on the left, and im ok with that identity, but as i found out very recently, when actually disagreed with someone on the left about something, they claimed i wasn't a liberal , if i think this one thing. even though 99% of my views are left and this one is still left, but not as far left as this person would like. so the conclusion is, while i was ok being Identified previously, I now don't care . I shouldn't have gotten this ultimatum from anyone on the supposed accepting left. i will always be liberal, no question, but I might not be what this one person wants me to be, and I'm ok with it. I'm not wrong to think freely and you can still critique something and be pro something at the same time. an idea this person doesn't seem to share unfortunately. i don't believe anything is above scrutiny. If the public eye is on you, there must be a reason, so negate the reason, and let the eye go elsewhere. anyways good video

  4. “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.” T. Roosevelt

  5. A lot of my co-workers who are really into politics would watch this and say, "This is because the (X) party doesn't believe in facts".

  6. I’m a constitutional conservative heterosexual Christian white male so my opinion means absolutely nothing. As an obvious oppressor, should I check my privilege, give away all my money and join Antifa or should I just shut up and kill myself?

  7. I have had quite a few arguments about this. If racism is wrong, it is wrong. If you start saying "Racism is wrong, but.." Sexism is wrong? Then sexism is wrong. No: "Yes but.." discriminating based on sexual orientation is wrong? And no "Yes, but.." added to that either. If you are against all of this on principle you will be consistent. Otherwise you are just picking a side.

  8. Lots of pure rationality here, but I would suggest that many people that are intimately involved with an issue, like autism, because of personal experience, may also drench themselves in facts and data.

  9. As a male to female Puerto Rican trany hooker gay person of color Muslim immigrant female to male tranny gymnast queer Latinx freak who identifies as a trans 6 year old girl in a pink dress with pigtails and a penis I find whatever he said highly offensive !! 😫

  10. If 90% of the US population was replaced by new people, whose parents "happen to be Muslims," this would change the nature of American society. Don't tell me identity is irrelevant. It might be possible to ignore identity on an individual level, but it never is on a group level.

  11. Mercury causes mercury poisoning. I think that's pretty sound science. And vaccines contain mercury preservatives. Autism has virtually the same symptoms as mercury poisoning. I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

  12. Hmmm can you say hypocritical? An ashkenazi telling people to not be identitarian. This guy is an outspoken defender of his tribe. Hopefully those who actually critically think and look at his body of work will laugh at his hypocrisy.

  13. America is no longer homogeneous like it used to be when one people shared a common cultural identity and similar values, unfortunately the days of social cohesion, unity and trust have vanished. Replaced with multi culturallism and diversity which creates divisions and mistrust. All politics is identity politics henceforth.

  14. America is no longer homogeneous like it used to be when one people shared a common cultural identity and similar values, unfortunately the days of social cohesion, unity and trust have vanished. Replaced with multi culturallism and diversity which creates divisions and mistrust. All politics is identity politics henceforth.

  15. This is mostly true, but what sam misses here is that identity can very well be relevant when talking about moral questions. There are some experiences that socially happen only to certain groups of people based on their group identity, and can only be best understood by them. In that sense, their opinion about the morality of certain issues from which they are suffering is more valuable than the opinion of one which "doesn't know what it's like".

  16. Silly man. The validity of an argument is to be dictated by my own personal emotions, my own sense of self-righteousness and my fear and distrust of my opponents. If you push back, then I am being oppressed.

  17. This man is a white Caucasian, probably, and heterosexual probably, so I will dismiss him as a hater and an agent for oppression even though those are all social constructs. Yep. Makes sense.

  18. Unless life experience provided specific information relevant to the current discussion, it is secondary.

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