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They want you distracted. You really need to spend some time thinking about why that is. #EvergreenTweets
Twitter author Profile picture Michael Barger Profile picture 2 added to My Authors
Oct 5, 2018 65 tweets 13 min read
This notion of collective guilt and collective punishment for that collective guilt is, perhaps, the single most toxic fruit of the downward spiral we have seen recently into weaponized identity politics.

It rejects The Age of Enlightenment's gifts to us: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_En… It is not a stretch to say that EVERY meaningful aspect of Western civilization today arose out of the profound philosophical insights and shifts that arose in that period.

The United States of America was founded based on the enshrining of those core philosophical principles
Sep 25, 2018 24 tweets 5 min read
And as soon as Brett Kavanaugh claims that he's never lied, you'll have something of interest.

The average person will own up to telling an average of 23 lies over any given two-week period. The real number is likely higher.

Because people lie. All of them. And they lie a lot. Supporting article for that number:
psychologytoday.com/us/blog/homo-c…
Sep 23, 2018 20 tweets 4 min read
THIS.

The 2018 elections may very well be the most important election in your lifetime.

No matter what you see, hear or read, everyone who cares about the future of this country needs to do everything in their power not only to legally vote, but to rally everyone else as well. Everyone needs to show up on November 6th (that's in just 6 weeks and 2 days!) and vote like the continued existence of your country depends on it, BECAUSE IT DOES.

The Left has now made it crystal-clear that they are in Total War mode, and want power "By Any Means Necessary".
Sep 17, 2018 33 tweets 7 min read
Given everything that is flying around with respect to the accusations being leveled at Brett Kavanaugh, I want to take a few moments to point out some things that people might not like.

And not liking these observations has nothing to do with politics.

It's about being human. Human consciousness, identity, ego and the mechanics of memory all intertwine in ways that are not fully understood by anyone... but there are some things that have been learned along the way.

And they're not pretty. They're hard to hear, and harder to accept, but they're true.
Jul 26, 2018 33 tweets 7 min read
You have to dig a bit to find out what the secret sauce is...

It appears to be "interacting with fringe accounts" which gets your account caught up into this.

This is the algorithmic equivalent of systematically enforcing the schoolyard idea of "cooties".

#YouGotEmNowToo It's not hard to see how such a system could be weaponized via selective enforcement and categorization, and even to "distribute the blame" by not controlling for malicious mass-misuse of reporting features by some in their own epistemic bubbles.