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Right Wing Honesty

2018-06-14 17:53:45.43936+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

A Tiny Revolution: I Appreciate Right-Wing Honesty

This is a common phenomenon when countries are doing horrible things. At such moments, nice liberals generally present a wholly false picture of their country's history, either because they're incredibly ignorant or just because they think it makes their argument stronger: "Our Great Nation has never [put minorities in internment camps/tortured people/launched aggressive wars/taken candy from a baby] before! We mustn't start now!" Meanwhile, interestingly enough, conservatives are often more honest. In normal times conservatives go into a frenzy if anyone mentions their Great Nation may not be flawless. But when new horrible things need to be done, they'll tell the truth about the past in response to the nice liberals' lies: "It's preposterous to say we've never [put minorities in internment camps/tortured people/launched aggressive wars/taken candy from a baby]. Of course we have! AND LET'S DO IT AGAIN NOW!"

The whole thing is worth reading.

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#Comment Re: Right Wing Honesty made: 2018-06-15 00:05:44.709265+00 by: DaveP

I’m reading Autumn of the Black Snake and it’s interesting to find out just how heavily George Washington and the other federalists were invested in the "free land" across the mountains from the colonies, and how they basically provoked native attacks in order to justify the creation of a standing army.

I’m of the opinion there really aren’t many heroes, and we humans are a hot mess.

Luckily, the next book in the queue is Mother American Night which I’m hoping will help restore my faith in humanity a bit.

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