Date of publication: 2017-09-04 21:54
Thank you for tackling an important issue. I have read your post and all of the comments.
I 8767 d also like to thank the commenter Wisdom Seeker whose writing helped me clarify my thinking.
And most liberals would be pretty happy that the most conservative region of the country was gone and now Democrats will win Presidential elections forever.
Ken: this is called 8775 oppositional sexism 8776 . My theory on it is are you aware of the distinction between Social Dominance Orientation and Right-Wing Authoritarianism? Well, I think that straight-up misogyny is the primary factor in all sexism, and it 8767 s akin to SDO (exploiting and abusing the 8775 weak 8776 ), while oppositional sexism is more RWA-like (control obsession, everything has to be in its right place).
I interpreted your point to be something like 8775 65^95 is a really big number, so the filter bubble must be outrageously strong, and here are some thoughts on why it 8767 s so outrageously strong, 8776 but my point is that the 65^95 number is a very misleading indicator of the strength of the filter bubble. You don 8767 t need a lot of correlation among your friend group to make that number go much lower.
Assuming for the sake of argument that all of Scott 8767 s and Moldbug 8767 s categories are coherent: Scott is defining his tribes according to cultural signifiers, not political coalitions Dalits are not remotely Blue in this sense, even though Moldbug would say Dalits and Blues are part of the same coalition. (Blue is something like B, definitely not BDH.) Most Grays are not alt-rightists, and many if not most alt-rightists are not Grays. (Central-tendency Grays are liberal in the non-American sense, socially liberal even if anti-SJ, anti-religious, and anti-nationalistic.)
The worst thing that could happen to this post is to have it be used as convenient feces to fling at the Blue Tribe whenever feces are necessary. Which, given what has happened to my last couple of posts along these lines and the obvious biases of my own subconscious, I already expect it will be.
That said, I 8767 m also surprised by the reflective conclusion. I 8767 m usually surprised in the opposite direction, by the lack of LessWronger self-awareness ., not noticing that the 8766 motte-and-bailey 8767 concept is itself a motte-and-bailey (or a schema for such).
The tables at Camp Kotok were laden with rich food and heavenly desserts. And snacks and pancakes. And lots of fried fish at lunch. Shane and I are home until the end of August, which gives me a chance to get into the gym regularly and back on a real healthy diet. Shane grills most nights. She is the queen of very spicy jalapeno-grilled chicken. I do tend to gain weight on the road so home time is VERY helpful.
Scott, you and I* both move in circles in which this ascetic activity of painful self-criticism is proof of enlightenment and therefore very high-status. That doesn 8767 t make such pious self-criticism wrong or useless, of course.**
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Again, I don 8767 t think conservatives will argue that any and every burden must be paid by a minority community if it has any broader benefit I think that they disagree with you about the relative magnitudes. In a perfect hypothetical where the additional burden on the minority really is small compared to the gains, would you support some inequality? If so, your argument is on where to draw the line and what the evidence says about the real-world costs and benefits.
For example the CNN 8767 s report in the Travon Martin story which presented an audio recording which after enhancement created the impression that George Zimmerman had said 8766 these fucking coons 8767 . A report that was later refuted when another enhanced audio which made it sound like 8766 these fucking punks 8767 .
Analogically, I suspect that feminists believe that accusations could be false, but you shouldn 8767 t try using this in a debate about any specific accusation. It is a different thing to admit that false accusations exist, in general, and to suggest that accusation X could be false, for some specific value of X. (Not all feminists, etc.)
Around the time the Ferguson riots were first starting, there were a host of articles with titles like Why White People Don 8767 t Seem To Understand Ferguson , Why It 8767 s So Hard For Whites To Understand Ferguson , and White Folks Listen Up And Let Me Tell You What Ferguson Is All About , this last of which says:
Ok, I haven 8767 t read Jonathan Haidt 8767 s The Righteous Mind but I know that a bunch of commenters around here have. Can someone who 8767 s read it tell me if it really says that 8775 The further left you are, the worse you are at knowing your opponents’ thoughts 8776 , or is that just the result of myside bias from conservatives?