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BarkellWH

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to kitarist

I am always leery of the Washington Post's "Five Myths" on various topics appearing in the Sunday "Outlook" section. They always pick some "expert" who chooses the myths he wants to "expose," and leaves a host of other questions unanswered.

In any case, there have been several studies of, as I mentioned, specifically those districts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania that went heavily for Trump in 2016, and probably made the difference, that went for Obama in 2012. The consensus was not that race didn't play a role, but it did not play any deciding role, as their perceived economic well-being drove their choice in each general election: Obama in 2012 and Trump in 2016.

It may be that, "after Obama became president, attitudes toward blacks suddenly became linked with people’s views on the economy: the less favorable their view of blacks, the less favorable their view of the economy." But that does not explain the majority of white voters in those particular districts mentioned above in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania voting for Obama in 2012.

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kitarist

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

I got the impression that when more in-depth and comprehensive studies were done more recently (as opposed to the ones directly after the election), it emerged that race was a deciding underlying factor after all. I admit I have not followed this too closely, however; maybe the studies you mention are also fairly recent; if you have easy links at hand, please share them.

Oh and on your point: "It may be that, "after Obama became president, attitudes toward blacks suddenly became linked with people’s views on the economy: the less favorable their view of blacks, the less favorable their view of the economy." But that does not explain the majority of white voters in those particular districts mentioned above in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania voting for Obama in 2012. "

I think the WP's summary was saying that at the time of electing Obama, this coupling did not exist and only appeared during his years as president; hence some white voters going for Obama changed their perception along these lines enough by 2016 to vote for Trump.

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BarkellWH

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to kitarist

I don't think anyone would conclude that those districts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania that went for Obama in 2012 and Trump in 2016 did not have voters who held racist attitudes and held to a white identity, even as they voted for Obama. My reading of the studies suggests that they (the voters in those districts) did not allow those attitudes (if they indeed held them) to interfere with their choice of Obama as someone whose policies might improve their economic well-being. When that (at least in their perception) did not prove to be the case, they voted for Trump in 2016.

I do think it is an open question as to whether race and white identity were "decisive factors" (as noted in Richard's comment above) in those specific districts under discussion that went for Trump. They may have played a role, but perceived economic malaise played a huge role that Trump played on. And there was a huge "anti-Hillary Clinton" attitude among Trump supporters. And she didn't help her cause when she doubled down and called Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables." Considering the districts under discussion and their vote in 2012 and 2016, the perceived (and I emphasize "perceived") economic problems they faced, and Hillary's rather inept campaign, I would be reluctant to say that race and white identity played the "decisive" role in their 2016 vote.

Bill

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Ricardo

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

I amuse myself to wonder what would have happened if Donald Trump was black/Latino mixed?

this remains my favorite snl skit of late, demos perfectly the bullying condescending and ineffective left attitude, juxtaposed by the close minded stubborn ignorant right.



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Escribano

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

this remains my favorite snl skit of late, demos perfectly the bullying condescending and ineffective left attitude, juxtaposed by the close minded stubborn ignorant right.


Brilliant

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 24 2019 20:54:26
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

I was careful to make it clear I was summarizing the conclusions of the authors of the book I cited.

Trained as a physicist and mathematician, and having had a long career in these fields and in engineering, I see political science as a "soft science." I don't mean to devalue its utility. Given the importance of politics, quantitative political analysis is a useful pursuit. I just don't see its conclusions as sharp edged nor as reliable as those of physics, for example.

The political scientists whose views I summarized analyzed the results of opinion surveys and drew conclusions. Of course the results of surveys are known to depend upon the formulation of questions, etc. The authors compound the issue by using shorthand descriptions such as "racism" for a composite of responses to various surveys.

These aren't the only criticisms of basing conclusions on the results of surveys.
After all, the most comprehensive and technically sophisticated surveys ascribed a slim advantage to Clinton for the election.

Having said all that, the authors' conclusions resonate with me because they parallel my impressions of the majority of my friends and acquaintances who supported, and continue to strongly support Trump. I emphasize the word "friends." These people are intelligent hard working individuals who have earned various demanding technical credentials, and as a result enjoy comfortable, stable incomes and good job prospects. They have at various times expressed racist views, neither strongly nor persistently in person, though they do post an occasional meme on Facebook.

A number of my extended family also voted for Trump, but are now at least muted in his support, if not disappointed by his performance in office. These people are highly educated, notably prosperous, economically conservative, and devoutly religious. I interpret their votes as resulting from wedge issues like abortion, same sex marriage, and the like, as well as long running adherence to the Republican party's economic policies--at least the policies professed in the past.

During a good sized family dinner on Easter Sunday, politics didn't come up much. The youngest adult generation are not Trump supporters, nor are they particularly religious. I resisted the temptation to ask about the ballooning deficit, out of respect for the feelings of a thoughtful, loving and generous family.

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BarkellWH

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Richard Jernigan

I think I was also careful to make it equally clear that my observations and those of the political scientists mentioned, summarized in my comments above, concerned only those districts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania that went for Obama in 2012 and Trump in 2016. I was not by any means extrapolating from those districts to the general populace. The reason I was interested in those particular districts is they were, at least in part, key to Trump's surprising win over Clinton. That they went for Obama in 2012 made them even more interesting.

Bill

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Ruphus

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

I am puzzled -though not surprised in a media decree obedient world- how alleged worth mentioning manipulation of the election votes is supposed to have been conducted by the Russians.

... While Cambridge Analytica tailoring on social platforms, for voting clientel in USA-states discussed in this thread, has vanished into orbit.

"Cambridge Analytica", folks; anyone remember those?

In their telling category sketching, environmentally worried people for instance were / are tagged as mentally compromised.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 25 2019 12:41:50
 
Ricardo

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Ruphus

quote:

I am puzzled -though not surprised in a media decree obedient world- how alleged worth mentioning manipulation of the election votes is supposed to have been conducted by the Russians.


Ideas catch like wild fire on social media. Far as I understand it some Russian operatives supposedly started some of those fires knowing how easy it would spread. I am puzzled as to why anybody (Democrat’s only) think that matters at all. Sheep.

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Paul Magnussen

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Richard Jernigan

quote:

Trained as a physicist and mathematician, and having had a long career in these fields and in engineering, I see political science as a "soft science."


You are not alone:

‘People who make their livings in “soft” sciences and the arts are not entirely at ease in the company of chemists and physicists and other “hard” scientists. In such company, the psychologists and sociologists and the professors of English feel like touch-football enthusiasts who have wandered by mistake into the locker room of the Pittsburgh Steelers.’

Richard Mitchell, The Graves of Academe
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Escribano

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Ricardo

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I am puzzled as to why anybody (Democrat’s only) think that matters at all. Sheep.


Not sure I understand you. There is quite a bit of evidence that Russia interfered with the US election and the Brexit referendum (via social media, by the way). So why the dig at Democrats, specifically?

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Escribano

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Piwin

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

"Les racistes sont des gens qui se trompent de colère" wrote Léopold Sédar Senghor, which, while losing the eloquence of the original, simply means that racists are people who are angry at the wrong thing, people who have misdirected their anger.

I don't know how decisive "race" was in the 2016 US elections. But people sure do seem to be angry at a lot of things these days. That some people would direct that anger towards the wrong target seems likely to me.

Whatever the case, an increasing amount of people seem willing to take a leap in the dark instead of going back to the usual suspects. Personally, I see it as vindication for Hegel, who argued that a geist crumbles not because of external factors; rather it crumbles under the weight of its own contradictions.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 25 2019 23:16:37
 
Ruphus

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

Check out what the Russians are supposed to have done, and then read about Cambridge Analytica.

quote:

The company was partly owned by the family of Robert Mercer, an American hedge-fund manager who supports many politically conservative causes.[7][9] The firm maintained offices in London, New York City, and Washington, DC.[10] CEO Alexander Nix has said CA was involved in 44 US political races in 2014.[11] In 2015, CA performed data analysis services for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign.[9] In 2016, CA worked for Donald Trump's presidential campaign[12] as well as for Leave.EU (one of the organisations campaigning in the United Kingdom's referendum on European Union membership). CA's role in those campaigns has been controversial and is the subject of ongoing criminal investigations in both countries.[13][14][15] Political scientists question CA's claims about the effectiveness of its methods of targeting voters.[16][17]

In March 2018, multiple media outlets broke news of Cambridge Analytica's business practices. The New York Times and The Observer reported that the company had acquired and used personal data about Facebook users from an external researcher who had told Facebook he was collecting it for academic purposes.[18] Shortly afterwards, Channel 4 News aired undercover investigative videos showing Nix boasting about using prostitutes, bribery sting operations, and honey traps to discredit politicians on whom it conducted opposition research, and saying that the company "ran all of (Donald Trump's) digital campaign". In response to the media reports, the Information Commissioner of the UK pursued a warrant to search the company's servers.[19][20] Facebook banned Cambridge Analytica from advertising on its platform, saying that it had been deceived.[21][22] On 23 March 2018, the British High Court granted the Information Commissioner's Office a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's London offices.[23]

The personal data of approximately 87 million[24] Facebook users were acquired via the 270,000 Facebook users who used a Facebook app called "This Is Your Digital Life."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Analytica


And about microtargeting and what it could do to mobilize originally passive but susceptible voters through self-distructing communications.
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Most amazing about it the tidying up afterwards.
With specialists finding that tailored and targeting campaigning couldn´t achieve much. (How in the world could it NOT!)

And media sweeping CA under the carpet, compliantly leaving focus on Russian´s almightiness.

So, fake news (provided they were fake, dunno, after all there is plenty of common dirt around that wouldn´t need any secret service´s fantasy) of thousands of just launched private accounts (= without legacy / foregone following / clicks) are supposed to reach more people and to change their minds to boot, than tailored agitation to thousands of right winger addressees (and again their spreading) as confirmative mobilization in states with bare majorities.

Doesn´t really seem like of sense.
Pretty convincing on the other hand how CA has vanished from public consciousness.
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Ricardo

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Escribano

quote:

ORIGINAL: Escribano

quote:

I am puzzled as to why anybody (Democrat’s only) think that matters at all. Sheep.


Not sure I understand you. There is quite a bit of evidence that Russia interfered with the US election and the Brexit referendum (via social media, by the way). So why the dig at Democrats, specifically?


I feel really outside of everything observing how people react. What I saw was some russians made some memes not unlike any ignorant racist redneck Republicans might make on their own...then democrats went all delta commando about it simply because they lost the election. It’s all a joke....that is social media as a “weapon” is just ridiculous to me and seeing adults getting all bent out of shape about it all is horrifying to me. To me “Russian meddling” would mean they assasinated unwanted candidates, hacked vote counts, kidnapped political family members for ransom, or assassinated large groups of voters with poison or something. Being a sore loser about a very close race is childish IMO. The republican folks don’t seem to care about it. All I see is large groups of people not understanding each other and they are doing this to themselves with their own social media channels.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 26 2019 18:03:49
 
kitarist

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Ricardo

Here's the relevant part of the Table of Contents of vol.1 of the Mueller report:



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 26 2019 21:21:38
 
Ruphus

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

I wished there was as much sensibility about stealing in terms of IT, when it is about planting malware into billions of people´s computers and gadgets which not only tracks and spies out their moves on the internet (and geographically) as well as their on- and offline typing, but uses the people´s own computing power and bandwidth (enough to slow systems down and even crash them, and to cause considerable expenses not only by hampering their devices but further to non-flat rate clients for whom the spy traffic often supersedes their actual own throughput by far) to execute all that and communicate it with the originator of the crafty files.

In fact vast of users have no remote idea of how their devices and connection would actually perform for them if these weren´t infested with such miserable crap.

In over 25 years of public internet and mobile communication this kind of violation and misuse could not bother sources like the institutional authors and background of this report in the slightest, while conducting the infringement all the time and initially.

So much about draconic term of "stealing" in a double edged sense of justice.
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Thus, not only in this respect:
Clintons mail accounts were hacked? Finally a constructive aspect to the pesky business.
Too bad that there was no communication with the Cayman Islands, Panama, Luxembourg etc. exposed at that.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 27 2019 6:37:07
 
BarkellWH

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to kitarist

quote:

Here's the relevant part of the Table of Contents of vol.1 of the Mueller report:


Thanks for that, Konstantin. President Trump's idiot son-in-law and "advisor" Jared Kushner, in an interview Tuesday, characterized Russian interference in the 2016 election as a "couple of Facebook ads" and suggested that Mueller's investigation into it was more harmful to American democracy than the meddling itself. Of course, Trump (and apparently Kushner) consider Vladimir Putin's credibility to be of greater value than that of our US intelligence community.

Former acting director of the CIA Michael Morell disputed that characterization Wednesday and said Kushner was attempting to "downplay" Russia's "significant and extensive interference." "We're talking about ads that reached over 100 million people," Morell said, adding that the attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election included a range of activities from handing over stolen information to WikiLeaks, to trying to get inside voting systems and using overt media to spread disinformation in addition to social media. The US intelligence community has concluded that Russian military intelligence (GRU) is responsible for much of it, operating out of a complex in St. Petersburg.

Trump and Kushner in denial. "A couple of Facebook ads," indeed. As has been demonstrated in his dealings with Putin, Kim Jong Un, and Xi Jinping, all one has to do to roll Trump is flatter him.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 27 2019 13:58:41
 
Ricardo

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

and said Kushner was attempting to "downplay" Russia's "significant and extensive interference." "We're talking about ads that reached over 100 million people,"


Sorry but I think there are more dumb rednecks than that in USA. Spreading mis info online eh? Wow, kgb is really scary business these days.

I guess I am just bitter about watching my family and friends share nonsense that they honestly believe on a daily basis. I have like 5 facebook friends (that post anything at all, many just post photos) that never do it. When I see this crap I feel compelled to investigate and 9 out of 10 times it’s BS or twisted.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 27 2019 16:58:50
 
BarkellWH

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Ricardo

There is no evidence that Russia's attempt to influence the outcome of the 2016 election actually determined the outcome.

Nevertheless, what really bothers me about Trump on this issue is he consistently has run interference on behalf of our adversaries. There were plenty of examples with Putin. On several issues Trump has explicitly said he trusted Putin's "word" against that of our intelligence community. Regarding Otto Warmbier, the UVA student who was held in a coma for over a year in North Korea, Trump at his Singapore Summit with Kim Jong Un said he believed Kim when he said he didn't know about Warmbier's condition. That is utter ignorance or total naivete on the part of the President of the United States. My fear is that at some point Trump will bask in faux flattery while our adversaries undermine US interests in major, significant ways.

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 27 2019 17:46:40
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ricardo

quote:

and said Kushner was attempting to "downplay" Russia's "significant and extensive interference." "We're talking about ads that reached over 100 million people,"


Sorry but I think there are more dumb rednecks than that in USA. Spreading mis info online eh? Wow, kgb is really scary business these days.

I guess I am just bitter about watching my family and friends share nonsense that they honestly believe on a daily basis. I have like 5 facebook friends (that post anything at all, many just post photos) that never do it. When I see this crap I feel compelled to investigate and 9 out of 10 times it’s BS or twisted.


I think I’m one of your Facebook friends, and I don’t post political stuff.. I have friends who do, and when it is easy and fairly non-confrontational to post factual corrections, at times I do, but I am careful to make it only a part of our friendly interactions.

There are people whom I count as friends who post only memes, political and otherwise. For a couple of them it is conceivable that they not only communicate exclusively via cartoons, but that may be just about the only way they think. I doubt that the memes change my friends’ beliefs, but I believe they reinforce and empower them when they see how many others post the same kind of stuff.

The same day, immediately after the “Access Hollywood” tape was broadcast, with Trump boasting of sexually assaulting women, Wikileaks released the first tranche of stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee. Many important Trump supporters, including the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, saw the tape as damaging enough for them to drop him. The emails changed the subject, and the powerful supporters crept back into place.

I held a Top Secret security clearance for 43 years. You might read that “TS” is the highest level. It’s not. TS is just the threshold. The really secret stuff is behind special access codewords and intelligence tickets. If you hold a TS clearance the FBI investigates you every five years. For codeword and intelligence access you get investigated again for each new access. I estimate that I was investigated at least 30 times. Every time you are investigated you receive a threat briefing describing how a foreign agency might try to compromise you, and telling you whom to contact if they do. The threat briefing for initial access to the National Security Agency or the CIA each lasts for a week, with lectures, case studies, movies, etc. I only ever reported two contacts. In one case a Soviet bloc diplomat was sent home. In the other an American citizen who had lived for years in a foreign country, and who had a foreign wife, had his security clearance suspended.

Mueller documented 140 contacts of the Trump campaign and transition team by Russian agents, whom the Trump people knew to be connected to the Russian government in one way or another. The top Trump people received interim security clearances and threat briefings. Nobody called the FBI.

RNJ
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Ricardo

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

That is utter ignorance or total naivete on the part of the President of the United States.


Here I must agree. He should have called them out on their lies and then nuked them both to teach them a lesson.

quote:

I think I’m one of your Facebook friends, and I don’t post political stuff..


Yep, neither you nor my other 4 physicist friends 😂

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Piwin

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Ruphus

Ruphus,
I found a video of a proposal for Notre Dame that I think you'd be very happy with:
https://www.koreus.com/modules/newbb/topic198015.html


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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Richard Jernigan

I pretty much immediately unfriend anyone who regularly posts memes, especially political ones. Sadly, for the reaon that they work. I don't think the vast majority of people can detect propaganda and come to a balanced logical viewpoint. They just go for wha tis popular in their ideological tribe. Even worse, it just encourages the ad hominem attack culture I despise.
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Paul Magnussen

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to mrstwinkle

quote:

I pretty much immediately unfriend anyone who regularly posts memes


Posts memes? Everyone who posts anything worthwhile posts memes (assuming you mean by meme “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”).

What distinguishes the memes you object to?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 28 2019 16:47:48
 
Ruphus

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to BarkellWH

In say lesser sophisticated realms (in terms of not necessarily less consumed lecture, but less realized content), which commonly are rather religiously affected ones, there prevails a wrong perception of harmony.

Its deal being to never be in discourse / to always be in agreement. (Think of old couples who live like discrete strangers with each other, by an unspoken set of strictly avoiding procedures.)
It´s second best tradition being to bypass any realm of personal opinion as prophylaxis.

Advance on the other hand being culture of dispute, which takes argument as an opportunity to cooperate on sobriety, factual align and discovery. It is of sporty attitude.

True intimacy means no shunning from any content while trusting in opponents´ actual interest into topical whereabouts. It can bear discourse, tends no sensitivity as an excuse and stays confident in opponents esteem independently of skills and outcome in a debate.

In fact in sophisticated intercourse an opponent in discourse is not equal to a social opponent. To the contrary, the fairness in argument and intimacy that it builds up, makes for the closest and friendliest companion that can be had.


In all sincerity:
I feel bad for people who can´t have such a nearness, let alone throughout their lives. A true pity.


Some of pals here might read a certain book for a shortcut in the matter.
I recall it under the German title "Streiten verbindet", and suppose it might have been this one: https://www.amazon.com/Intimate-Enemy-Dr-George-Bach/dp/0380001861
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With one of my friends conversation often times roughly starts like: "Hey, fat sow!"
"Howdy, SOB, what´s up?"
hehe

Nothing can make us suspect each other. Not even the most passionate of debates. Goodwill is always definite, no matter how.

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Piwin,

Thanks, man; that was a truly funny one. Really made me laugh. :OD

Guess, if Macron´s polls were better, he could actually be tempted to vouch for a similar Club med suggestion.
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mrstwinkle

 

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Paul Magnussen

Theoretically yes, but memes on the internet have taken on a different meaning.

Wikipedia stuff https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_meme
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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Piwin

I also think the point is when people believe what they read in "political" memes e.g. immigration lies, anti-vaxers, gun control etc.

People are too lazy to fact-check or use any critical thinking. Memes of cats, dogs and other furry animals are excepted, of course.

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Richard Jernigan

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RE: A church is burning (in reply to Paul Magnussen

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ORIGINAL: Paul Magnussen

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I pretty much immediately unfriend anyone who regularly posts memes


Posts memes? Everyone who posts anything worthwhile posts memes (assuming you mean by meme “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”).

What distinguishes the memes you object to?


On the internet Dawkins’s term for a persistent cultural phenomenon has been corrupted to apply to phenomena like this:



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