Fear in the Midst of Real and Present Danger

Sam Rocha, philosophy of education professor at the University of British Columbia:

Arguments against fear are only valid when there is nothing to fear. Fear of something real, in proportion to the threat, is nothing to scoff at, make light of, or be ashamed about. […]

The coward in the face of real and present danger is the one who refuses to recognize what is there and even tries to shame people and sow doubt into real and present danger.

Salient, whether one is facing the coronavirus, an authoritarian superpower, or both.

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