.@JoeBiden just said that if you #BelieveAllWomen, you shouldn't vote for him. He wouldn't. Good thing I live in Illinois and the state is too blue for my vote to matter. Wokeism is fucking complicated.
I see that Alex, soapbox, and the fediverse can be a bridge to allow us to address the culture war, based on the concept of freedom of speech
If we can agree that civilization needs resilient, free, and easy-to-use social media tech, that is accessible to most of the citizens of the world, then let's team up to ride that idea all of the way to the top
Once the tech is deployed, we can then maintain a conversation to examine ideas using critical thinking
An informed public thinking clearly is required before we get a govt that cares about us, because the powerful few will mislead about legislation that helps themselves at our expense, but holding out for our demands to be met requires we understand the proposals. #LiberalValues
If you think the mainstream media brainwashes people, don't you have to admit that allowing for open access to wacky ideas could brainwash people too? I do and therefore push hard for people to learn to think critically, consume info they disagree with etc. #LiberalValues
Why do you think #VoteByMail would be more corrupt than our current system? Who told you that? Have you ever worked a polling place? Do you know that it's already been used for many years? What if the voting envelopes were kept decentralized & opened/certified by multiple people?
Sweden is doing relatively well without enforcement because the people believe their government experts and follow instructions. Here, the same people demanding that we #ReOpenAmerica are also pushing conspiracy theories and telling you all the experts are getting paid to lie.
Still looking for a guest for this Sunday night. About 2 hours. Between 9pm & midnight CST. Politics and culture. What shaped your opinions? Got anything controversial to say about the news? https://culturewar.radio
Why do you hate the other political party so much?
Because the logic of gerrymandering & the two-party system means that as long as they can get us to hate each other, they can do absolutely nothing for us & still win elections. #RankedChoiceVoting
HT @DylanRatigan @jimmy_dore
People are understandably afraid of voicing an opinion that gets us exiled by our community. So we subconsciously reject information & perspectives that go against the accepted wisdom of our tribe. We're built more to belong than to search out & speak the truth. #LiberalValues
The biggest problem is monopoly. It allows for the domination of both parties. Libertarians think it wouldn't exist w/o government. MAGAs & progressives just want to be the monopoly. We need regulation that enforces competition. #RankedChoiceVoting
HT @DylanRatigan @jimmy_dore