Ethical Dilemmas vs Progress vs the American Tea Party

I. How we got to where we’re at and why does it matter

A. Private Corporatists

1. Sources

a. Explanation of sources

2. So what?

B. Co-opting fundamental religions as an end to political means

1. Sources

a. Explanation of sources

2. So what?

II. Oppression

A. Fundamentalist social conservative stances

1. Sources

a. Explanation of sources

2. So what?

III. Cultural Relativism

A. Tea bagger culture, from an anthropologist’s point of view, do we, as a society, reach out to change the bagger, even if it means indoctrinating the bagger, if it’s a benefit for the greater good of a society?

1. Sources

a. Explanation of sources

2. So what?

IV. Acculturation

A. Is acculturation ever justified or warranted? Even if the end goal has to do with assimilation?

1. Sources

a. Explanation of sources

2. So what?

V. Ethical Dilemmas

A. For the many moderate or centrist thinkers, if the risk is stretching what could be construed as a semi-quasi  argumentum ad populum fallacy in spite of regressive and oppressive archaic social constraints turned political hot topics, then that’s not at all a problem.

1. Sources

a. Explanation of sources

2. So what?

VI. Progress

A. The Yin and Yang of conservatism versus progress and how they balance each other out has been circumvented via gerrymandering and caucus politics within parties. What remains is how do we, both politically and culturally, move forward if this is indeed a standard?

1. Sources

a. Explanation of sources

2. So what?

VII. The American Tea Party

A. Should we do more to understand the bagger’s values and standards, even if their values and standards are repugnant or incomprehensible? Is there an “only cross that line if” standard that we should be on the lookout for?

1. Sources

a. Explanation of sources

2. So what?

VIII. Conclusion

A. Further develop the thesis statement, then reword thesis statement – from a technical narrow focus then broaden it outward. Is it worth trying to change the bagger mentality? If so, why (?) – and if the why is still a worthy endeavor, the next question that remains – how (?) is also just as important.

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