"CPAC's Boy Wonder Swings Left"

  • creature

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    Jul 03, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    An excerpt from the article.

    “One of the first things that changed was that I stopped being a social conservative,” said Krohn. “It just didn’t seem right to me anymore. From there, it branched into other issues, everything from health care to economic issues.… I think I’ve changed a lot, and it’s not because I’ve become a liberal from being a conservative — it’s just that I thought about it more. The issues are so complex, you can’t just go with some ideological mantra for each substantive issue.”
    Krohn is bucking the received wisdom that people become more conservative as they get older, a shift he attributes partly to philosophy.
    “I started reflecting on a lot of what I wrote, just thinking about what I had said and what I had done and started reading a lot of other stuff, and not just political stuff,” Krohn said. “I started getting into philosophy — Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Kant and lots of other German philosophers. And then into present philosophers — Saul Kripke, David Chalmers. It was really reading philosophy that didn’t have anything to do with politics that gave me a breather and made me realize that a lot of what I said was ideological blather that really wasn’t meaningful. It wasn’t me thinking. It was just me saying things I had heard so long from people I thought were interesting and just came to believe for some reason, without really understanding it. I understood it enough to talk about it but not really enough to have a conversation about it.”


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    Jul 03, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    It's kinda funny, "older" when mentioned with respect to a 17-year-old. icon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jul 03, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    Swings Left ....... I thought you were talkin about somethin else icon_cool.gif