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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 1 Feb 24

Should the United States split up? The country is more polarized than it ever has been, at least since the Civil War, having divided not so much geographically but culturally and ideologically. The two broad factions in this split are what we might call the “Red Team” (conservatives) and the “Blue Team” (progressives)—the irony in these color designations not being lost on many. Now that things are so divided, might it just be better to go our separate ways as peacefully as possible so we can get on with life? Might it be time for a “National Divorce”? Blue Team

Should the United States split up? The country is more polarized than it ever has been, at least since the Civil War, having divided not so much geographically but culturally and ideologically. The two broad factions in this split are what we might call the “Red Team” (conservatives) and the “Blue Team” (progressives)—the irony in these color designations not being


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Aug 23

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 62 There is a psychological phenomenon called “reactance” that is triggered when someone is convinced they’re likely to lose liberties and freedoms they currently enjoy. It’s a powerful effect that motivates action and forces people to take a side, usually against the perceived threat to their liberty. Woke manipulators know this and use it frequently. They explain that their enemies, usually members of a free society, are “fascists” who want to “limit the rights” of some vulnerable group. The goal is to trigger activation through reactance to join up in solidarity with the threatened group. You’ll

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 62 There is a psychological phenomenon called “reactance” that is triggered when someone is convinced they’re likely to lose liberties and freedoms they currently enjoy. It’s a powerful effect that motivates action and forces people to take a side, usually against the perceived threat to their liberty. Woke manipulators know this and use it frequently. They


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 May 19

Over the past decade I’ve watched with alarm the widening polarization of the body politic across Western societies (and to some extent globally).As commonly recognized, the public is split into irreconcilable political factions who disagree not only on the interpretation of events, but on what events even took place. They have seemingly separated into two disjoint realities, each with its own facts, authorities, histories, and narratives.In this polarized environment, each side attributes the problem of polarization to the other side’s descent into unreason, having fallen victim to an evil, manipulating power. However, the trend toward polarization extends far beyond the

Over the past decade I’ve watched with alarm the widening polarization of the body politic across Western societies (and to some extent globally).As commonly recognized, the public is split into irreconcilable political factions who disagree not only on the interpretation of events, but on what events even took place. They have seemingly separated into two disjoint realities, each with its


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