LR Podcast, S2E52: Season 2 Review

Season 2 of the Liberty Relearned Podcast covered a lot of ground, from Bidens expensive and empty promises, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, to Covid, fascism, and Woke Disney.  Included are clips from previous episodes of the podcast.  

LR Podcast S2E34: Good for whom?

Though the altruistic approach seems good on the surface, even to theists, especially Christians, upon further reflection on how this value actually plays out in the real world, one can see the cracks in the secular altruist's argument.  Mainly, how do we define what is good for all of society? We as individuals, cannot determine what is best for society, for we can never have a complete enough picture of what society most needs, at least not to a moral certainty. Moreover, is the simple fact that no individual can act on behalf of society.

Good for Whom?

Altruism seems good, even Biblical, but cannot serve as a code of ethics. The problem with altruism isn't that self-sacrifice is bad, it's that it allows society, not the individual, to make the call on who is required to sacrifice their own best interests and why. Society is the majority, and altruism makes one's actions subject to the need of the collective.