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As a consequence, the analyses and facts you’ll find here (and, quite often, only here) are frequently at the cutting edge of progressive thinking. Profoundly new ideas commonly seem shocking, or even farcical to the uninitiated or under-educated, but, over time, they come to be seen as merely contentious, and – eventually – accepted as obvious truths. This typically happens over the course of many years, as professional academic progressives tirelessly and selflessly opine in paid columns in the credible media, and less advanced thinkers gradually discover what all the right-minded people say they believe. But as that early researcher of truth Edward Bernays came to discover, burdening the more progressive ideas with “facts” or “reasoning” can sometimes hinder their acceptance, so here at the Accredited Times we make an effort not to bedevil our writing with too much of either.
So how do beliefs progress? Take, for instance, the idea that gender is a social construct. Only a few decades ago, the idea that a womyn could have “male” genitalia† would have been laughed at; whereas now it’s patently obvious that xer should be allowed to use womyn’s restrooms along with all the other womyn.
Another example: only a few generations ago, people expected to be paid interest on their savings. The idea that you would have to pay a bank to lend it your money, as an unsecured creditor what’s more, would have seemed absurd. If you were thinking of ever retiring, you might even consider it harmful! However, top economists, by virtue of academic tenure, were unchecked by such idea-narrowing selfish considerations, and were able to glimpse the truth: interest rates were damaging the economy by harming capital formation. Now, virtually every central bank is considering introducing zero (or even negative) interest rates in order to reverse the terrible consequences of their decades-long policies of setting rates far too high (but don’t tell the Islamophobic alt-Right that modern academic research has shown Islam was – yet again – right “on the money”: lending at interest harms society).
As you read the many improving articles this site has to offer, keep in mind that much of what you’ll discover here will, inevitably, come to be seen as “mainstream” thinking and increasingly start influencing policymakers. You can feel proud to be part of the movement to advance Western Civilisation with fresh infusions of the best ideas the whole world has to offer; ideas like Sharia, which, in common with many great new ideas, is hundreds of years old.
† How can genitalia be “male”? What a preposterous idea! Maleness is a social construct, not a biological byproduct or anatomical accident; as I tell my students, Progressives should view Maleness the same way we view the archaic US Constitution: as fluid, and open to interpretation and re-interpretation.