I really do hope that the democratization of pornography is what finally wakes cultural conservatives up to the fact that unfettered capitalism isn’t some moral good.
I say this because it’s obvious that the nonsense with big business and big tech is somehow seen as apart from capitalism but that things like Only Fans, sex work, etc. are a natural outcropping of capitalism.
My general view on capitalism is that it’s done great good (please don’t send me The Graph I have seen it many times) but that in well-developed post-industrial societies we can and must have some bumpers here and there for the things capitalism forces into externalities.
Also I have heard of The Minerals Bet please oh please do not treat me like the rose brigade guys I am CATHOLIC this perspective should not be shocking.

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19 Nov
I cannot believe that @WajahatAli, the same guy who said in October 2019 that reaching out to Trump’s base was a lost cause, is now saying in November 2020 that reaching out to Trump’s base is a lost cause, especially given his open minded & thoughtful commentary on “MAGA thugs.”
I am especially surprised because he has seemingly has so many nice things to say about Republicans, like how they’re evil and want to kill people.
Perhaps if he had made clear that Republicans are willing to tolerate any type of evil and can’t be expected to do the right thing it would’ve helped broker more understanding with his subjects?
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19 Nov

Now that we’ve gotten a little more distance from it, can we agree that the idea that @realDonaldTrump was weaponizing the Postal Service to steal the election was always an absurd conspiracy theory?

If so, I think some apologies are in order👇
We’ve gotta start this one with the elected Democrats who pushed it.

Surely you remember when it was an “alarming threat” that the Trump Admin wanted to make a few changes? @SenWarren sure does.
@RonWyden told us - repeatedly - that Trump was doing this to “steal the election” through suppressing the vote, which sounds exactly like what Democrats are now accusing Trump of doing.
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I’m going to try to be kinder and more charitable on here.

I worry that I’ve gotten coarser and less empathetic of late in the way I see issues and people - something this app cultivates, unfortunately, but that doesn’t excuse my behavior - which is just bad.
That won’t mean the end of the bad take threads - I still think accountability is important, obviously - but expect to see more threads that wrestle with ideas, and an attitude that’s kinder.
And this won’t mean I’m going to stop calling out things I think are bad or evil - looking at you, Governor Cuomo - to be clear.
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This whole Cawthorne brouhaha seems like it’s just another example of one of the ways that lots of people - in the media and beyond - don’t grasp what Christianity is and means. Quick 🧵
There is a deep, unavoidable tension between the evangelical tradition and pluralistic (and polite) society.

Christians believe - not surprisingly - that Christianity is right. And not just one type of right among many - the *only* path to salvation. (2/9)
How to act given that knowledge is best captured in Matthew 28:19-20: “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you...” (3/9)
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This is perhaps the most pernicious idea about lockdowns: that there are no real consequences. For many well-to-do folks like Rachel, it’s just an extended work-from-home period.

That isn’t the experience millions of Americans are confronting. 🧵(1/6)
More than half of Americans sheltering in place have reported negative mental health consequences. Suicides (particularly for the young) and drug overdoses are spiking. Anxiety and depression have seen troubling jumps. (2/6) google.com/amp/s/www.wash…
While these results are tragic, they shouldn’t surprise us. We knew going into this thing that social isolation has serious negative consequences for mental and physical health. Studies have shown loneliness is as dangerous as smoking or obesity. (3/6) hrsa.gov/enews/past-iss…
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