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blackbootz  ·  139 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: OPEN DISCUSSION DEM DEBATE TONIGHT

I cannot watch these things. I get the most profound sense of cringe at seeing the virtue signaling and performing. I get that we haven’t come up with a better way to do this, but my god, we’ve completely signed ourselves over to whoever wins a raw popularity contest.

Like I couldn’t get past two minutes last night. Ick.

Once I understood that consuming national politics has asymptotically zero instrumental value—it’s value is in how it makes you feel—I just filter it all out.

Call me privileged.

veen  ·  139 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When Trump entered office I followed US politics much more closely for a while. It took me a while but reading Fire & Fury was for me the moment I decided I did not get anything of value out of this soap opera. I still care about the bigger picture, but there's not much interesting IMO here unless you're into political speculation.

The bigger picture that I do find interesting is that it seems to me is how radically left the Dems can or cannot be. I wonder what the party would look like with more AOC's at the top.

mk  ·  139 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You’re privileged. I’m in China atm.