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Argumentative Framing
In both law and politics, I think the essential battle is the meta-battle of framing the narrative. - Ted Cruz One of the interesting factors in debates is how people decide to frame their arguments. This is usually done to be part of a larger sche (More)
Positive Dehumanization
Perhaps an interesting factor in society is what could be called “positive dehumanization”. This occurs when we dehumanize people by elevating them to a status beyond humanity. This occurs most often with authority figures, particularly judges and sc (More)
#DemocratsAreOverParty
Here is a somewhat bold prediction: the Democratic party will be done by 2020. We will have to see how 2018 turns out, but the parallel Labour party in the UK More)
Bigfoot Logic
My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy. - Claes Oldenburg Ideological thought is unfalsifiable, due to the immense need for ideological preservation. Any thought that goes against the narrative is almost immediately reshaped into so (More)
Ideological Thought
Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science. - E. O. Wilson Another interesting (and dangerous) part of ideologies and bias are the effects on thought. Ideological preservation implants itself into the mind quite easily. People obviously h (More)
Argumentative Labelling
No day passes without a Democratic politician, a left-wing commentator, or, if I may be excused a redundancy, a left-wing academic labeling Republicans and conservatives racist. - Dennis Prager Ideologies pose a danger in that they not only limit t (More)
Academic One Liners
If you do weave one-liners into a story, you have to have an overall story as well, otherwise it doesn't really count as narrative. - Tim Vine One may question the need for ideological preservation. Why are ideologies so fragile? One of the main re (More)
Why I'm a Sexist
The political system loves the extremes, it doesn't so much show a lot love for the moderates. - Claire McCaskill I suppose I should write about my raison d'être. Why my beliefs are the way they are. Why I say the things I say. Why I write the th (More)
Ideological Preservation Part 2: Ignorance and Dismissal
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. - Robertson Davies One of the most basic mechanisms of ideological preservation is simple ignorance. If conflicting facts are not presented, then there is no need to explain them. This is (More)
The Media is Sometimes Right (When They Agree With Me)
 In fact, however, the supporters of the welfare state are utterly anti-social and intolerant zealots. For their ideology tacitly implies that the government will exactly execute what they themselves deem right and beneficial. They entirely disregard (More)
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