The right to vote isn’t something to be earned through anyone’s definition of intelligence or awareness or by any other metric, and it’s not something we have to convince the right or anyone else of in order to defend it.
The request is obvious bad faith.

Reverse it.

Think of someone who believes voting is bad. Would you ask them to convince you? Not if you have no interest in the proposition. To ask them to do so would be dishonest.

They don’t want to be convinced. They have other ends.
What they want isn’t to be convinced through data on “intelligent and informed” metric that it would be good to make voting as broad as possible.

They’ve no intention of being convinced.

What they want—ALL they want—is for the right to vote to be something that’s up for debate.
Republicans are an openly anti-democracy, openly white supremacist party.

They don’t have principles. They have intentions.

Here’s what they’re doing:
Voting is everyone’s right. It’s how people are recognized to exist as part of this foundational, generative, inextricable, inherited thing called “society.”

We don’t have to convince anybody, and we don’t have to be open to having our minds changed about it.

We mustn’t debate.

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10 Apr
What this thread reveals to me is how, for many people, police corruption can't ever get so bad that they'll stop supporting it.

Which suggests that they always knew what policing in America was, and want it this way. They merely preferred when they could pretend to not know.
Awareness of wrong carries a clear moral mandate to admit it or reject it. Admitting it carries a clear moral mandate to help fix it, or refuse to. Agreeing to fix it means paying the cost of repair.

I'd observe a lot of people don't want to know, because they don't want to pay.
This is why conservatives have set their sights against awareness itself.

Opposing "woke culture" is a tell.
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9 Apr
My suggestions: Stop using "viewpoint diversity" to mean "conservatives get to talk more" and recognize that the conservative reaction against academia is mainly driven by a broad *expansion* of diversity in voices, which conservatives categorically oppose.
There's a reason that conservative framing around diversity boils things down to roughly two sides of "conservative" and "liberal."
It allows them to ignore the fact that we ALREADY have broad diversity, and to frame themselves as the marginalized "side."
And so: voices of every ethnicity become not a multitude of ethnic voices, but "ethnic studies." And so with every facet of gender studies, and religious studies, and all of THAT get boiled to one side: Liberal.

Against which conservatives posit themselves the whole other side.
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9 Apr
Most popular 'news' program on cable.

Neo Nazi talking points are fully mainstream, and its proponents fully in control of the Republican Party.
Replacement is exactly what the Nazis were chanting about in Charlottesville 4 years ago.


Approvingly repeated by Tucker Carlson today.

The difference between Tucker Carlson and neo Nazis or the KKK, ideologically speaking, is nothing.

It's nothing.

He speaks for them.
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9 Apr
2021: ummm have you guys even *tried* reasoning with us?
No reasoning with those who have rejected reason. No seeking solutions with those who want to create the problems. We’re not negotiating with terrorists.
But wait how am I to engage?
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7 Apr
Again, Republicans are a genocide party, and they very much believe in "cancel culture."
Republicans believe in "cancel culture." What they object to is "criticism culture."

They don't want scrutiny. They want silence.
They don't want dialogue. They want obedience.
They don't want democracy. They want authority.

They'll use every tool available to them to get it.
Whenever Republicans talk about "cancel culture," they never mean the violence committed against a man, pushed out of a park for the color of his skin.

They always mean the social consequences that might befall the racist supremacist doing the pushing.
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6 Apr
NOBODY expects the Billy Crystal Six-Pack!!!
Serious Aside: I love Crystal and Hines (and a really good supporting cast!) in RUNNING SCARED very much, also it’s exhibit A in how normalized the idea was by the mid 80s that police brutality and abuse of power was not only necessary but self-evidently good.
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