a category based on the absence of an attribute, in this case empirical reason, is often a weak explainer. If reason and evidence isn't motivating this movement, then what is? Dismissing this particular end of the "basket of deplorables" as idiots doesn't offer a satisfactory explanation of the phenomenon. Nor does it offer an opportunity to reach out to this group and maybe change their minds. There must be a better way to describe this phenomenon.
MAYBE WE SHOULD STOP EXALTING PEOPLE AND START EXALTING IDEAS
YOU CAN'T REASONABLY UNITE WITH NAZIS WITHOUT CONDONING NAZISM
I'VE JUST TAKEN A BIT OF A HIATUS
Left, right, and center are letting it burn.
When this many teachers are shaking their fingers at you...you've done something wrong.
He's like a bad magician. We are all on to his tricks. They are obvious and poorly executed. Why bother participating?
It's been a while since I posted. I had to take a rest for a little while because I found myself starting to get caught up in the social hysteria of our times.
I just have to accept the fact that having a discussion is no longer possible. Maybe someday it will be. Maybe we'll work our way out of the rabbit hole. Until then, however, I must, for my own emotional health, disengage from the insanity.
That the Thanksgiving Story gets so much of the history wrong is what makes it a valuable tool for understanding American values and aspirations.