Right, left and coddling – page 3 – international skeptics forum grade 6 electricity unit

Among the problems with Peterson’s one-sided obsession with taking down the "extreme left"; how many people who believe 9/11 was an inside job are in political office and compare that to the number of Republican neo-Nazi sympathizers and people who believe Obama is a Muslim.

First, in regard to Peterson, he’s a university professor. In the environment he works in, the extreme left is absolutely far more of a problem than the extreme right. It’s only natural that he attacks the problem he is most directly confronted with. And it’s not like he’s in favor of the extreme right either, he’s quite willing to denounce them to, and he does. That he doesn’t do so with sufficient frequency to satisfy you seems pretty immaterial.

Second, in regards to politics, you’re not going to be able to establish numbers on that kind of extreme belief. All your metrics are going to be subjective. And the best you can do is anecdotes, which are obviously subject to extreme sampling error. For example, there was the city councilman who recently said Jews control the weather and use that power to flood cities. What does that mean for the broader question of left-wing extremism? I could try to claim he’s representative, or just the tip of the iceberg, but I don’t actually know that.

Here’s the thing. Those demographics; minority, women, disabled, gay, veteran… aren’t the only thing in those people’s lives. A candidate telling you that they are going to treat this demographic you happen to be a part of better is great and all but it doesn’t override every single other factor for everybody.

This is something I think the Democrats have a hard time grasping. They say (rightfully in most all cases) that they treat Group X better but then got shocked and taken by surprise when they don’t sweep Group X in the elections like they think they should because they don’t understand that being part of Group X isn’t the most important thing in everyone in Group X’s life.

Democrats have never been 100% on understanding that demographics and …. identities I guess (not 100% the word I’m shooting for but close…) are not the same thing. Even pushing aside the truism that all of these groups aren’t monolithic Borg entities that are all going to vote the same way just because of basic human variation

The Democrats could never grasp that there were things like … a transgender teen living in a dying factory town in the midwest that cared about how his demographic was going to be treated… but worried about their being a job for him to live on when he moved out of his parent’s house in a few years more. There are anti-abortion women. There are evangelical African Americans. There are… etc, etc, etc.

First, in regard to Peterson, he’s a university professor. In the environment he works in, the extreme left is absolutely far more of a problem than the extreme right. It’s only natural that he attacks the problem he is most directly confronted with. And it’s not like he’s in favor of the extreme right either, he’s quite willing to denounce them to, and he does. That he doesn’t do so with sufficient frequency to satisfy you seems pretty immaterial.

Second, in regards to politics, you’re not going to be able to establish numbers on that kind of extreme belief. All your metrics are going to be subjective. And the best you can do is anecdotes, which are obviously subject to extreme sampling error. For example, there was the city councilman who recently said Jews control the weather and use that power to flood cities. What does that mean for the broader question of left-wing extremism? I could try to claim he’s representative, or just the tip of the iceberg, but I don’t actually know that.

" Survey results released by YouGov Friday show that 51 percent of Republicans said they think former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, compared to just 14 percent of Democrats. Perhaps unsurprisingly, respondents who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election were especially convinced of Obama’s African origins: Fully 57 percent said it was "definitely true" or "probably true" that the 44th president came from Kenya."

" Just 35 percent of Republicans believed global warming was caused by humans, compared with 40 percent at about this time in 2017 when Trump had barely taken office. A full 89 percent of Democrats, meanwhile, believed humans caused global warming.

PRINCETON, NJ — There is a significant political divide in beliefs about the origin of human beings, with 60% of Republicans saying humans were created in their present form by God 10,000 years ago, a belief shared by only 40% of independents and 38% of Democrats.

Fine whatever. If anyone, from either side, believes that a full 40% of the population has gotten so cartoonishly evil that’s there’s no going back then start acting like it. Just start shooting them on sight as the inhuman monsters you think they are. Just straight go full Civil War if things really and truly are this far past the point of no return.

The GOP has openly cultivated and taught outright racism for decades. Dolt 45 was hardly the first person to state something brazenly racist about Obama – think of Rush Limbaugh’s claim that the Obama’s economic plan was "forced reparations" – sure you can go to a doctor and get a job, white guy, but black people can, too, and you should be angry about it (Obama himself was outright against racial reparations – while Alan Keyes, of all people, supported them!). Or, think of Dinesh D’Souza’s absurd fantasy of Obama trying to avenge his father by embracing "Kenyan anti-colonialism", as opposed to American anti-colonialism I guess. Think of Reagan’s "welfare queen" and her "young bucks" buying steak for dinner, for that matter.

I called Dolt 45’s supposed "voting commission" the voter suppression all-stars specifically because the republican members have spent decades openly trying to keep as many nonwhite people from voting as possible. I can’t go to the voting booth and then vote in a way to calm the anger of people that are angry specifically because I got to the voting booth. I can’t avoid a fight with someone who is hellbent on us having a fight, particularly when this person just shows up looking for a fight with me, and I’ve effected him in no negative way. I can’t really avoid noting the racism of any person who is politically astute that supported Toupee Fiasco, since open white supremacism was the central tenet of his campaign and presidency. It’s not that he didn’t promise to *help* people based on their skin color – it’s that he promised to *harm* people based on their skin color.