You cannot board the Trump Train. No matter how many times he sticks it to your tormentors. I know it’s tempting when you can’t stand the DNC.

He remains an existential risk to America and its values. We are very particular about how we take out the trash: this is anti-American.
I don’t mean I can’t understand voting for him. I could also make an argument for voting either way.

I mean you can’t tell me that we just don’t get him. We get him. It’s not “Trump Derangement Syndrome” to see this as anti-American BS, and we need to get back to due process.
I approve of taking action against CRT. Against H1b. Of moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Of making peace in the Middle East. Of no new wars. Of sticking it to the WOKE bigots on their rampage through our institutions. Etc.

But no. There are lines. This is way over one such line.
Extra-judicial killings are beyond the pale. Obama joked about them with drones. After his killing Anwar al-Awlaki, I spoke against Obama’s horrid attitude. Well, I condemn this Trump talk inducing law officers toward extrajudicial killing. WTF?

God damn. What is wrong with us?

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13 Oct
While Loops & Resource Leaks.

These mindless death spirals are found in nature. They have nothing to do with coding computers but are an ever present danger of filling the world with humans robbed of agency and the capacity to dissent from hive logic.

It’s difficult to explain to practical folks or Market and/or Democracy fundamentalists, that what you build into the rules will not necessarily remotely produce what you thought you‘d get. All coders/biologists, unlike politicians/voters, know this:

Neglecting political economy, capture of media/institutions, market failure, inequality, danger of critical theory, structural inequality, gerontocracy, academic freedom, scientific independence, etc as if these are negligible, dooms us to chase each other around an “ant mill”.
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18 Sep
I am not going to editorialize this. You already know it. You can lash out at me to reduce the cognitive dissonance if you have to, but your eyes work as well as mine.

You know where we are in this story. And you have no idea what to do either. Not if you need to feed a family.
We seem to be unsure of simple things like “2+2=5 is false” and absolutely *certain* about truly *complex* and/or *subtle* things like climate, vaccines, virus origins, mask efficacy, what is a platform/publisher and what is racist.

Every news cycle is an assault on the mind.
Why can we not discuss all branches of the Viral origin decision tree? Somebody explain this. We aren’t under direct PRC control. How does this work? I’m truly confused as to the mechanism.
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16 Sep
A job of the police is to be violent as needed, albeit in a controlled, professional, regular & ethical fashion.

We shouldn’t teach our dimmer children that there’s never a reason for violence or that non-violence is pacifist.

This appears to confuse them irrevocably as adults.
Perhaps we should read to them from Gandhi and Weber but make it rhyme with lots of endearing illustrations of forest animals.
I am saying this because I have just witnessed a thread where the idea that “there is never a reason for violence” is taken as axiomatic.

There is no reading of nature that supports this idea. No reading of Gandhi that supports it. No theory of social organization that supports.
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16 Sep
Science & Markets through their effects have lifted more people out of poverty than any other areas of human ingenuity.

You can’t be an anti-market or anti-scientific progressive. I know you may have been told that progressives can be that. But the word actually means something.
There’s nothing progressive about “my truth” if your truth contradicts reality to make you feel better. The soul who came up with Oral Rehydration Therapy was a progressive who saved the lives of countless poor people. A person demanding we deny biology is just a power tripper.
Any easy way to tell a false progressive is whether that person denies the main engines of progress: markets, STEM, law, high quality institutions.

You don’t get to fly direct to equality, fairness & justice by wishing yourself there & barking orders to comply backed by threats.
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13 Sep
I can at long last explain to everyone what the “Intellectual Dark Web was about”.

It was about this.

And what comes next if you the media and you the Democratic Party and You Trump and you the Tech Platforms and You the Universities don’t stop playing.

A plague on all your houses. RNC/BLM/ACAB/MSM/DNC/1619/ANTIFA/AltRight/ETC

You‘ve thwarted every attempt at Unity, Logic & Moderation that threatens your business models. You destroyed Science. Scholarship. Journalism on your way here and didn’t blink.

You see unity as THREAT
And you are right. You want to know why?? Well this is my most favorited tweet. It has nothing to do with me.

You would be better off with this wise young man as your president than either Trump or Biden. But your business models would collapse.

Well your business models suck.
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12 Sep
Midnight. 9/11. 2020. No apologies.
@lexfridman, @benshapiro, @TulsiGabbard, @jockowillink, @coldxman, @stephstem, @elewrockjazz,

Could I ask a favor? I love listening to every scrap of your music on line.

One take. Whatever comes out. Same song w/o words in some other style that represents our diverse country?
@AlecBenjamin @CharlotteKMuhl @MichaelEinziger & Ann Marie @seanonolennon &CKM @soozanto Then consider putting it in the thread & encourage others you love to do the same? All I ask is that you leave any flaws in because, hey, we aren’t perfect. And that’s kind of the point.
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