From the latest episode of Leftists being mental defectives, a clueless SJW asserts that feelings are facts:
And this is why itâ€™s such an important interview, because although Cathy Newman didnâ€™t say it, the reason millions would be on her side is something we know so well that itâ€™s hard to see it: feelings are facts. Feelings are a legitimate human response to the world. To deny the legitimacy of feelings is a kind of modern misanthropy.
We are in the logical consistency free zone of modern Leftism where one can make baldly self-contradictory statements, finish with a flourish and claim victory on the basis that the statements look like they could be logical.
The article culminates in the following rambling declaration:
Aristotleâ€™s famous line always bears repeating:
â€œAnybody can become angryâ€Šâ€”â€Šthat is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right wayâ€Šâ€”â€Šthat is not within everybodyâ€™s power and is not easy.â€
The point is not to avoid anger, but find it, feel it, and channel it with dignity. And itâ€™s not just about anger of course, but also sadness, fear, disgust, love and so forth, and then there are more complex feelings like admiration or â€˜fear about angerâ€™, which I feel we could say more about.
The point of Aristotle’s comment is that not every emotion is important. Emotions just happen. Aristotle thinks you should wait for your emotion to be consistent with the situation as it really is, and then act to use it in your favor.
That is the opposite of what the author of that incoherent missive argues. To him, all emotions are important, whether or not that correspondent to reality, and he confuses the fact of them having occurred with them having factual value.
Make sense yet? Of course it does not. Leftism is a mental disease, and liberals are either insane or people induced into temporary insanity by social peer pressure that makes them accept this nonsense as true and base their personalities upon it.