What we're about
Hello there, and welcome!
Are you tired of hearing retarded bromides and platitudes that masquerade as philosophy? Tired of watching purple-haired harpies scream all manner of feminist rubbish while using white knights for protection? Tired of seeing SJW lunatics attempt to silence debate and shut down rational discussions? If so, you have come to the right meetup.
We are Portland Socrates Cafe. We have been around a few years now and have meetings in Portland and occasionally the suburbs. We pay homage to the great Socrates by meeting and questioning The Powers That Be. This group encourages critical thinking and in-depth discussions about difficult issues be it from a personal or societal perspective. Sometimes we just listen to or share war stories and get some moral support recharge. Our focus is more about the practical rather than abstract stuff. There is room for some abstract topics, but we prefer to discover and focus on choices we can make rather than ponder what the meaning of life is. I hope that makes sense.
The speech police and political correctness have no place in this meetup group. We value honesty in the exchange of ideas rather than saying untrue, stupid stuff so as not to offend anyone. We strive to be clear about our differences, when they come up, rather than pretending we are in total agreement.
An apropos quote that has been attributed to several authors including Thomas Sowell: "Because the term “racist” is now so debased, I usually shrug such smears off by pointing to its new definition: anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal. Or, too often, a libertarian. And, on the immigration issue, even some confused conservatives."
"Amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas." --"Plato is my friend, but truth is a better friend"