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Matt
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I mixed up Udall with Ugene

I mixed up Udall with Ugene in the AMG hivemind.

Ugene’s the confirmed—and proud, evidently—racist. Udall’s just another cheerleader.

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So.....

So.....

Apologies?

First, to Mel, fo your libelous accusation.

Second, to everyone, for your malicious, self-flattering sloppiness.

You're mixed up. Take responsibilty.

Matt
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lol. Sure, I’ll apologize to

lol. Sure, I’ll apologize to Udall. He’s only flirting with it, with his misogynist Maxine comments.

Emike, I’m really looking forward to you spreading the tickets around in your new role of meter maid. Or is it only for people with whom you disagree?

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Damn! You are Mattzine!

Damn! You are Mattzine!

Any comment results in charges of racism, misogyny, or worse. Can I get a toxic masculinity, please? I'm feeling incomplete.

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Matt -

Matt -

If I understand your point about getting a "ticket" you are right to note that you're not the only participant in AMG who displays assymetrical insight. That's the sort of self-deceptive belief that one understands the ideas and interests of one's presumed adversaries better than they themselves, with consequent bullying grandiosity.

So you're not the only self-flattering bigot on AMG. Feel better now?

Matt
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Who are the others?

Who are the others?

Melvin Udall
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Mattzine and muttsie

Mattzine and muttsie

Economike
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Who are the others?

Who are the others?

Misery loves company.

A disappointing development in politics, not just on AMG, is the breaking of political camps into tribal rivalries. Conservatives see all liberals as SJWs, liberals see all conservatives as closet racists, and so on. As asymmetrical insight dominates the discussion, individuality is lost and insult replaces persuasion. Everyone shares this capacity for self-deception.

Persuasion requires the charitable understanding of the other's point-of-view.

It's not my role, nor is it even possible, to address everyone's disagreeable ideas. The best anyone can do is to take on ideas and people one at a time. When someone indulges himself in the sort of bigotry that simply refuses to recognize the individuality of others - smearing everyone he imagines he disagrees with as a moron with a hivemind - then every decent person should take offense.

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In summary:

In summary:

Symmetrical Mike will not be calling out any other asymmetricals. That’s not how he rolls. Usually.

Shocking. Lol.

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Matt -

Matt -

I can tell the difference between (1) believing in mistaken and partisan ideas and (2) smearing other individuals based not on evidence but merely the notion that the other shares the wrong hivemind.

You're a bigot. This is not a case of mistaken identity. It's based on what anyone can read.

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Yikes. I’m not sure you can.

Yikes. I’m not sure you can.

It’ll be fun to ask you as instances come up. Just like Caesar in Gladiator, giving the mob thumbs up or down.

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