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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)
Stop Making Martyrs
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode. - Ralph Waldo Emerson James Damore is another individual added to the growing list of "mundane martyrs" - a list of boring, every day (More)
The Big Misconception
The number of people my age, younger now, a whole generation younger, who are fiercely bright, over-educated, under-employed and who are politicised and purposeless really upsets me. It's soul-destroying. - Benedict Cumberbatch One of the big misco (More)
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)
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)
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