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Anarchist/antifa philosophy and tactics just a wee bit counterproductive

Attention conservative or “yes, Trump is evil, but when will the Left address the other side” people: Most people I know on the “Left” (whatever that means) want nothing to do with these idiots and have done a far better … Continue reading

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What about whataboutism?

Like a lot of bullying tools, “whataboutism” is powerful because there’s a bit of logic to it, however twisted it may be. In fact, on the meta level, it’s easy to use whataboutism to fight complaints about whataboutism. Most people … Continue reading

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A few links about Charlottesville

I’m not to the point of writing something that’ll put everything in context. But let me just share a few things here that demonstrate two points: A lot of Republicans are far more willing than the president to stand up … Continue reading

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How left-wing relativism begat multi-wing bullshit

(Incidentally, I’ve set up a page on this site compiling the links I find on bullshit. Nominations welcome, as you can tell from what I’ve written here, all corners of the sociopolitical fringe are welcome.) Every once in a while, … Continue reading

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The Internet — a global force for go- … OK, evil

In 1995, a perceptive astronomer named Clifford Stoll warned that the Internet was going to open a gateway to a flood of misinformation and hostility. In 2010, Stoll hopped into a conversation about his supposed error. The Mission’s Rob Howard … Continue reading

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The death throes of the reasonable media?

Thomas Frank has a pessimistic view of the media’s “war on Trump” that raises quite a few good points: Groupthink has got to go. Being in constant “Trump in crisis” mode is a sure way to make the public tune … Continue reading

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Font-ification and political scandal

The font I often use on my Google Drive documents (Calibri) is at the center of a political scandal. How? The (allegedly forged) documents from 2006 submitted by Maryam Nawaz (daughter of PM Nawaz Sharif) were in the Calibri font. … Continue reading

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