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How the Left Accidentally Created Donald Trump

PostPosted: Apr 5th, 2018, 1:42 pm
by Glacier
First, the Left separates discourse into two categories: the acceptable and the unacceptable. Not three – the acceptable, the unacceptable, and that with which they disagree. Two. You are either acceptable or unacceptable.

Next, the Left shrinks the acceptable down to the opinions located between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. If you are to the right of David Frum, you are unacceptable; you are, in fact, deplorable. This label extends to everyone from Williamson to Bari Weiss (who is not a conservative) to Sam Harris (who sins by looking at data) to Bret Weinstein (a liberal professor) to me. If you’re not within the ambit of acceptable opinion, you are cast out.

This necessarily means that a broad spectrum of people with controversial, interesting, but non-bigoted opinions are now lumped in with actual bigots. This leaves those who are lumped into the unacceptable category alongside truly awful people like the trolls of the alt-right with a choice: they can either resist by attempting to draw distinctions with those awful people, or they can make common cause with those awful people – people they’d disdain under any other circumstances – to take on the Left.


https://www.dailywire.com/news/29117/at ... en-shapiro

Re: How the Left Accidentally Created Donald Trump

PostPosted: Apr 5th, 2018, 3:19 pm
by RupertBear
Glacier wrote:First, the Left separates discourse into two categories: the acceptable and the unacceptable. Not three – the acceptable, the unacceptable, and that with which they disagree. Two. You are either acceptable or unacceptable.

Next, the Left shrinks the acceptable down to the opinions located between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. If you are to the right of David Frum, you are unacceptable; you are, in fact, deplorable. This label extends to everyone from Williamson to Bari Weiss (who is not a conservative) to Sam Harris (who sins by looking at data) to Bret Weinstein (a liberal professor) to me. If you’re not within the ambit of acceptable opinion, you are cast out.

This necessarily means that a broad spectrum of people with controversial, interesting, but non-bigoted opinions are now lumped in with actual bigots. This leaves those who are lumped into the unacceptable category alongside truly awful people like the trolls of the alt-right with a choice: they can either resist by attempting to draw distinctions with those awful people, or they can make common cause with those awful people – people they’d disdain under any other circumstances – to take on the Left.


So a far-right to extreme-right web site carries a story that promotes Trump at the expense of Clinton and Sanders. I could present a bunch of far left sites that promote Clinton and Sanders at the expense of Trump, but why bother. Those that lean left would agree and those than lean right would disagree.
Gone are the days of respectful debate, replaced by extreme bias, fake news and the staunch refusal to listen to the "other side".
It's just more fodder for left and right wing media echo chambers.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/29117/at ... en-shapiro

Re: How the Left Accidentally Created Donald Trump

PostPosted: Apr 5th, 2018, 3:22 pm
by The Green Barbarian
RupertBear wrote:It's just more fodder for left and right wing media echo chambers.
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at least you admit that left wing media echo chambers exist. That puts you ahead of a lot of the people here.

Re: How the Left Accidentally Created Donald Trump

PostPosted: Apr 5th, 2018, 3:33 pm
by Glacier
Far-right (whatever that means) or not, the fact is Shapiro is dead on. He even lists several liberals who have been kicked out of the left for heresy (eg. Sam Harris and Eric Weinstein). Another name is Lindsay Shepherd. Others like Gad Saad, Dave Rubin, and Jordan Peterson have had the same problem.

Here's another: Sargon of Akkad who says exactly what the so called "far right" Ben Shapiro says... the left is eating its own...