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  • Trump Voters

    November 25, 2016

    David Burress

    A lot of Trump voters say “I’m not a racist or a sexist or ethnocentric bigot, because I had a different reason for voting for Trump.”  And I’m willing to go a certain distance with that.  I’m willing to grant there is a reasonably likelihood that, if we figured out a valid way to apportion ...

  • Alt Washing

    November 25, 2016

    David Burress

    Some conservatives are defending the alt-right as just young iconoclasts engaging in heavy irony.  News flash: the term for people who use the N-word ironically is racist their explanation. Everyone knows it always has the effect of putting down black people, so pretending you do not “really” intend the effect you know you are going ...

  • Prospects of a Scarier New World Order

    November 23, 2016

    David Burress

    A lot of lefties think destroying NATO and SEATO is OK. I think there are possibilities far worse than American neoimperialism. For one, I’d expect to see a world-dominating neoimperialism based on an alliance of the authoritarian capitalisms of China, Russia, Turkey, and maybe the Philippines. I’d look for Iran and Pakistan to line up ...

  • Endemic Errors in Right Wing Thinking

    November 22, 2016

    David Burress

    I don’t believe I have ever in my life had a truly satisfying argument with a traditional conservative or radical rightist. By “satisfying” I mean an argument not sidetracked by deep cognitive errors that, to my mind, should be unnecessary for making a conservative case. I am not referring to the inevitable shallow errors thrown ...