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Old 10 July 2018, 07:53 PM
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D'oh! Reason article: Tribalism and Tariffs


I don't care which way tribalism goes, I don't think it's healthy.
I don't like calling anyone stupid just because they don't agree with me on various issues, but I just cannot understand this mindset, and yes, I think it's a stupid attitude.

[aside from the fact that the folks profiled in the article swallowed the Obama-is-a-Muslim Kool-Aid]

Dawn--stand by your man!--Storm
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Old 11 July 2018, 04:12 AM
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I don't think tribalism is healthy either but the problem with taking a principled stance on the issue is that its only really useful in a level playing field and when people actually care.

In this case, nobody really cares - tribalism appeals to us too much emotionally and the current administration actively supports it (Every position and action Trump makes, has a winner and a loser even when there isn't meant to be one). And it's not a level playing field since voters don't care.

When they go low, we go high is a great principal. It doesn't work and actually hampers you in reality.
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