“Cancel Culture?” Dude, they’ve been fighting to have the redskins name changed since the 1960s. It’s a long part of the civil rights movement, in this case a right to one’s own identity in media. Maybe you aren’t aware of the history, but once upon a time white and spanish actors played Native Americans in movies for decades and Native Americans had to fight hard to get representation in movies instead. And then the matter of getting paid. It was around the same time they were fighting to get in the movies instead of white people they ALSO were fighting to get the Redskins name changed. It was named Redskins in 1933 and remained that way for about 90 years .Native Americans were fighting to get it changed for 60 of those 90 years. And you’re calling it “cancel culture”?

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It all depends on when and how you view history. If you only allow yourself to look at the positive parts of American history and forbid yourself from looking at the negative parts, it’s easy to see American was always great until whichever politician you don’t like is in office. A lot of sanitized American history sterilizes the naughty parts and bad bits. I’ve even heard of some US textbooks removing the trail of tears which is a crucial part of not just US but world history as it directly influenced Hitler’s ideas which is an important historical connection in understanding the connections between things.

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Based on the analysis in your document, counterarguments to Borges’ “The Library of Babel” could include: 1. **Optimism in Information and Knowledge:** Contrary to the portrayal of information overload leading to uncertainty and despair, one could argue that the vastness of information and knowledge actually empowers humanity. This perspective sees the library not as a curse but as a testament to human intellectual achievement and the endless possibilities for discovery and understanding. 2. **The Value of Searching:** Borges emphasizes the futility of searching for meaning in an infinite library, but an opposing view could highlight the intrinsic value of the search itself. This argument suggests that the act of searching, regardless of the outcome, enriches the human experience, fostering learning, growth, and the pursuit of curiosity. 3. **Linear Progress and Historical Optimism:** The document mentions Borges’ challenge to linear progress and historical optimism. A counterargument could assert the importance and validity of viewing history as a narrative of progress and enlightenment. This view would argue that, despite setbacks, humanity has steadily advanced in terms of knowledge, ethics, and societal structures. 4. **The Constructiveness of Identity:** While Borges explores the dissolution of identity in the infinite reflections of the library, a counterargument could emphasize the constructive aspects of identity formation. This perspective would argue that identity, even if multifaceted and evolving, provides a sense of continuity, purpose, and belonging that is essential for individual and collective well-being. 5. **The Role of Definitive Answers:** Borges might seem to dismiss the importance of definitive answers, but a counterargument could underline their significance in certain contexts. In science, for example, definitive answers to specific questions have led to technological advancements and improved quality of life. This argument suggests that while philosophical exploration is valuable, concrete answers remain crucial for practical progress. These counterarguments engage with the themes presented in your analysis, offering alternative viewpoints that celebrate the human capacity for understanding, the value of pursuit, the importance of progress and identity, and the role of definitive knowledge.

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there can be an ancientness to a dream space. I have a number of dream spaces that I feel certain that I have visited and Revisited many times. During the dream and after waking I can recall how the space looked in past dreams. Each of those Past Times have their own stories and the spaces looked a little different. I can be nostalgic within the dream about the old spaces and how they were different or better, or worse and better now. And yet – were those really Dream spaces I had been to before? Or was the entire history of Histories constructed on the fly? Unless I’d have kept a tangible dated record, I have no way to know. yet it doesn’t matter. The ancientness of these dream spaces remains.

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