Tuesday, January 7, 2014
This little think piece may appear to contain opinions, insights, and articulations of particular points of view, but it does not. It's all just lies. There is actually one specific set of opinions which all people in fact share, but some people falsely claim not to. All political dissent is actually due to prejudice or false consciousness. Since it is embarrassing to admit that you are prejudiced or falsely conscious, people with these problems instead claim to "disagree" or "have a different point of view". So remember, every time someone tells you that they think lower tax rates would stimulate the economy, or that European approaches to economic policy might not work as well in the U.S. without an external super-power propping them up, or that purchasing birth control ought to be a private, apolitical transaction, or that global warming might have significant non-anthropogenic causes, or that indoctrinating minorities from infancy into a fanatical ideology of racial hatred might have undesirable effects, or that it would be a bad idea to have a centrally planned economy, they are not wrong (as they do not sincerely hold the regressive opinions they profess to), they are simply lying, because they are Bad People, "racepists" if you will (maybe not exactly racists, or technically rapists, but living with the intangible (thus, un-disprovable) taint of white privilege and rape culture).