Buddha Vacana wrote:I remain untouched by your personal attacks.
Personal attacks & 'identitarianism' is not Buddhist. The Buddha taught against identity. The Brahmans came to Buddha to claim the Brahmans were the superior caste born of Brahma's mouth but Buddha said a Brahman who kills, steals, commits adultery & lies is not superior to a non-Brahman who is moral. Identity politics is not Buddhist. In Buddhism, if a man, woman, white, black, yellow, American, Chinese, Jew, gay, hetero, transgender, Trump, Maddow, Dore, etc, performs a good deed, it is a good deed. If a man, woman, white, black, yellow, American, Chinese, Jew, gay, hetero, transgender, Maddow, Dore, Trump, etc, performs an evil deed, it is an evil deed. This is the same in other universal religions, such as Christianity & Islam. In all universal religions, there is no identity that has a special privilege. In Buddhism, being a minority group does not immune a person from the law of kamma. Personal attacks or identity attack is not Buddhist. Calling people names to destroy their reputation & even their career (livelihood), such as Nazi, communist, misogynist, antisemitic, homophobic, etc, is not Buddhist. It is violence. If a person is against other people, a Buddhist asks that person what is the cause of your antagonism or fear. A Buddhist has compassion for all beings. A Buddhist tries to examine deeply the causes & conditions in the world. I find it strange how leftwing political Americans think Buddhism supports their identitarian political ideologies.
Santi253 wrote:What you might be ignoring is that Jimmy Dore has a sort of vendetta against Rachel Maddow.
Jimmy Dore obviously disapproves of some of the kamma
of Rachel Maddow rather than Rachel herself. If Rachel supports the American foreign policies, this is contrary to good kamma in Buddhism because Buddhism does not support war, particularly against non-aggressor nations, such as Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, etc. If Rachel performs a virtuous action, I am sure Jimmy Dore will praise her good action, just as Buddha would praise a good action. Your posts are about personal identity or personal attack. According to my understanding of Buddhism, such identity-views are meaningless because Buddha focused on kamma rather than on identity. This is why Buddha Vacana posted he/she is untouched by your personal attacks. In Buddhism, identity or personality is illusion & not anything static. In Buddhism, if Hillary supporters attack people, burn cars & riot because Trump won the election, this is bad kamma. If Nazis attack, burn & riot, this is also bad kamma. In Charlottesville, any person that created conflict in the lawful march performed bad kamma in Buddhism. Buddhism does not excuse the bad kamma of anti-Nazis or the bad kamma of Nazis.