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Lectureporn: The Vulgar Art of Liberal Narcissism

"The thing that falls out of this kind of confirmation bias is a lack of empathy. Narcissists are known for being totally unempathetic, but this has a unique character. Bill Nye’s new show and the March for Science perfectly illustrate one of the fundamental contradictions of liberal ideology: the truth is both politicized and neutral in the way that science is alleged to be neutral. The level of cognitive dissonance here is incredible. There is no such thing as political neutrality. And this ideological contradiction creates a major problem: the fetishization of rationality. The fetishization of rationality means you think reasonableness paves the road to political office and, on an individual level, that anyone who opposes you is an idiot who can’t understand reality. Thus, you have no purchase on someone else’s perspective because you’re narcissistically invested in your own view—the “correct” and only perspective. Dissenters are just the unworthy."

What’s behind fewer African-American voters at the polls

"Like the majority of African-Americans in their 70s, Mr. Mohammad, a retired math professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, saw the Democrats as liberators for striking a deal on civil rights in the mid-1960s. He’s been a staunch Democratic voter ever since – until, he says, now."

“I’m done voting," he says, because it doesn’t do any good. Then adds: “Maybe you gotta be black to understand.”

"Disillusioned by what he calls unmet promises of the Obama era, evidence of state-sponsored disenfranchisement at the polls, and the rise of a new ethno-nationalist vanguard in Washington, he has joined the ranks of what some have called the vanishing black voter."

Michael Moore: Dems have ‘no message, no plan, no leaders’

"Liberal activist Michael Moore lashed out at national Democrats on Wednesday after the party fell short in a special House runoff election in Georgia despite spending tens of millions of dollars on a race that was viewed as a referendum on President Trump."

"Moore and others on the left are furious with what they view as a rudderless Democratic Party that has failed to develop a new strategy or message in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s surprising election loss in November."

"Moore ripped the Democratic National Committee and its House campaign arm for having “no message, no plan, no leaders.” Democratic leaders “hate the resistance,” Moore said, underscoring the lingering tension between the party’s grassroots base and the establishment in Washington."

How To Game The DNC Delegate Vote Without Hurting Your Candidate.

"For those who will back Clinton, for example, their vote next to her name is the only one that matters for determining how many delegates she’ll get. So if they happen to really like one or two of Sanders’ delegates, they can give them their backing to increase the odds that they’ll be one of the proportional delegates he’s awarded, without worrying about decreasing the number of delegates Clinton will receive."

"Since this vote on delegates won’t have any impact on who will actually win New York’s presidential primary, many voters could probably care less. But for those who might happen to adore their state legislator but abhor their mayor, voting for only the former would increase the odds that the mayor would get the honor of being elected as a convention delegate. Voting for only some delegates could also be a valid strategy for residents of sprawling upstate districts who want to make sure somebody from their town rather than one a hundred miles away will get to mingle with powerbrokers."