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low_ho_fosho  ·  1509 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump - Will it be awful? Will it be successful? What are your predictions?

What I'm most worried about is the fabric of our society, not necessarily what policies the Grand Wizard in Chief ends up putting in place. Truth no longer matters. How the hell can we debate and have a contest of ideas when no one can agree on the same set of facts?

There are going to be some huge cultural shifts in the next few years. I take comfort in the fact that conservatives and chosen to side with the uneducated, culturally backwards population of our country. It is not a coincidence that the more educated you become, the more you are exposed to other ideas and cultures (read: if you live in a city), the more liberal your thinking becomes. You cannot win if you pride yourself on anti-intellectualism.