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[–]rwkastenBring on the dancing horses 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Overall, I found this piece to be weaker than his last 2 or 3. It includes several common "redpilled lefty" maneuvers where their previous reactions to "crazy" right-wing stories is not also combined with any "huh - maybe my boss back then was a crazy left-wing whack-job?" reflection.

Taibbi is a bright sort, and he may be able to figure it out on his own. But I sincerely doubt he'll own up to it if he does. He'll take the Singal route of "well of course the other side has no valid points either. Guess I'm a man without a country now! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

90s tits-and-beer liberalism isn't coming back, Matt. Get used to it.

[–]rwkastenBring on the dancing horses[M] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Double-B, dammit.

[–]mo-ming-qi-miao[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ahh, fuck

[–]Equilibrio 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I would recommend the recent Darkhorse podcast between Brett Weinstein and Matt Taibi for some excellent discussion on similar themes.