As I look around at politics in the US, I find myself increasingly thinking of it as a choice between a rock and a hard place. One one hand you have "mystics of muscle" who are becoming ever more intrusive (the left wing Democrats) via ever-increasing government power. On the other hand you have "mystics of mind" who don't care what you do as long as you believe in what they believe (a prime example of this is the evangelical movement of the American Right). The question is: is there an obvious choice ? Is one flavor of mysticism better than the other or is this a false choice? What does one do when faced with this choice?
asked May 18 '12 at 12:20
It's a false choice. They both end in the same place: totalitarianism, with control over both your mind and body.
The choices for a rational person are limited:
answered May 18 '12 at 19:20