May 28, 2020

Sinner or Victim? Cummings, values and our Society

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:24 am by Aleksan

Dominic Cummings, a Sinner or a Victim? So simple to adopt such stereotyping, but there are more complex issues involved here about the nature of authority and when to challenge it. Cummings comes from a privileged background and his educational values will be about loyalty, self reliance and taking responsibility for personal decisions.

Like it or not there are different value systems operating in our Society and most of us pick up our beliefs and attitudes from family and school. There is an upside and a downside to the way things are socially, and sometimes what are strengths in one context become weaknesses in another. For this reason I personally reject ideological models in favour of pragmatic ones, and for me understanding context means adopting an attitude of curious interest in what goes on around me rather than being overly judgemental.

I expect many will think this is a cop out, but the truth is we all have different personalities, backgrounds, culture and experience – this makes for a creative but sometimes explosive mix – called Democracy.

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