Sunday, April 5, 2020

Shared on April 5ths

Whenever I argue with doctrinaire leftists, I'm reminded of the old saying that generals fight the last war.

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Diversity of identity without diversity of thought is meaningless.

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If you don't think Easter is a fun holiday, remember that the eggs and bunnies are all about fertility.

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When a charity is named for its rich founder, its first purpose is public relations.

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I've yet to see a group that talks about diversity try to include poor white people, even if they have none at all.

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I hate it when my richer liberal friends support the candidate that richer liberals support. I would prefer a pleasant surprise.

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I'm feeling burned out on politics again. Don't expect anything political from me for at least half an hour.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Shared on April 4ths

When talking about top-down vs bottom-up politics, remember that Bernie Sanders was not born in or funded by the ruling class. He rose because working people responded to his issues.

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"That will never work. It goes against human nature."--what conservatives always say about social and technological change.

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"Human beings will shift their behavior in response to changing circumstances" is a fundamental truth that is grasped by few who claim to understand human nature.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Shared on April 3rds

Artists who sneer at other artists should be pitied for their insecurity.

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"President Trump" still sounds like the punchline to a joke I don't get.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Shared on April 2nds

Trying to explain why you like religion is like trying to explain why you like poetry: those who don't get it won't get it.

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When the promo text for a novel begins with the information that the main character is beautiful or handsome, I usually stop reading.

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Dear people who complain about the things I share:

Why are you following me? I share what interests me. If it doesn't interest you, ignore it or stop following me. I had thought anyone could figure that out, but I was clearly wrong.

You may think I will not block you because I hate blocking people. But I hate being bored more than I hate blocking people.

Will

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Criticizing capitalists is like criticizing slavers: it's not about the individuals. You can admire Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius, and Thomas Jefferson while condemning slavery.

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I am learning my limits. I cannot argue with Zionists, identitarians, and neoliberals on the same day and maintain my sense of humor.