"Sober as a Judge" is so "last-century" now.


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Oct 25, 2018 - 08:55am PT
There is nothing wrong with putting your family first up to a point.

No there’s not. We all draw the line - the point at which this side of the line (my side) is good, and the other side is bad - at the point, and for the reasons, that we choose to draw the line at that exact point.

And those reasons, like the reasons in the studies about race and partisanship, might have more to do with identity and tribal partisanship than we’d like to notice or believe about ourselves.

But the way we like to draw lines, we’re ok drawing them in ways that paint the other guys beliefs and the reasons behind their beliefs, as bad, and our beliefs and reasons behind our beliefs as good.

So if we want to draw an imaginary line to paint nationalists (MAGA!) as bad, sure, have at it, or if we want to draw an imaginary line to paint nationalists as good, well ok then. Where and why we draw our imaginary lines might have more to do with the advantages of a self-approving identity and socially advantageous tribal partisanship than we’d prefer to believe about ourselves.

But maybe that commonality between how our tribe does our tribal partisan identity based stuff and how their tribe does it would be a good thing for us to notic about ourselves, in our society where, to a large extent, our white sons don’t notice that they as a white person start out with a median wealth that’s 13 times what their black friends start with, or that they as a male person can expect to earn a dollar for every $0.76 that their sisters earn.

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Oct 25, 2018 - 10:08am PT
The REAL Trump doesn't use words like 'commonality'. Although, according to him, he does have the BEST words.

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:09am PT
It was a Libtard False Flag Operation

I can tell you graduated first in your class.

Mountain climber
Oct 25, 2018 - 11:19am PT
The heyday of defacto white male dominance is going away- most white males have ceded this to merit based, multicultural and gender neutral political and economic leadership without a thought.

My two sons who currently are attending college have no concept of legacy, heritage or gender having a role in their prosperity.

If you ironically feel scorned in this time of economic prosperity (your president says it's so), then you possess neither the will, nor the faculty to alter your situation- or you simply resent how much effort it takes to live well in this country.

The exploitation of your grievances by a faction of Nationalists and Corporatists has resulted in a brief and turbulent resurgence of the politics of scorn, however; rest assured, you are being mocked by the younger generation of your grandchildren, nieces and nephews, coworkers and ultimately, your most proud moment will be loathed by history.

What a complete load of crap. Contractor, occasionally you have a lucid thought--but more and more often I think you're one of those guys who just likes listening to himself talk.
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