Date of publication: 2017-08-31 09:42
It 8767 s an awkward terrain to inhabit. Analogizing in/outgroups to races, it 8767 s kind of like being multiracial or multiethnic in a Yugoslav-type situation. (Loosely analogizing. Please don 8767 t yell at me! [See, there 8767 s that cringe.]) It certainly makes for more of a mix of Red and Blue friends than Scott described.
The result is exactly what we predicted would happen in the case of Islam. Bombard people with images of a far-off land they already hate and tell them to hate it more, and the result is ramping up the intolerance on the couple of dazed and marginalized representatives of that culture who have ended up stuck on your half of the divide. Sure enough, if industry or culture or community gets Blue enough, Red Tribe members start getting harassed, fired from their jobs (Brendan Eich being the obvious example) or otherwise shown the door.
It 8767 s not to protect them from punishment. It 8767 s to protect them from *men.* There 8767 s a huge misandric streak running through those cultures, where it is assumed that men are foul and dangerous and so women must be covered and cloistered to avoid defilement.
The class markers in this conception (however popular it is) are the complete opposite of reality. It might describe urban vs. rural whites, which I guess is what you 8767 re trying to get at.
My father was kind but stern. My fiercely loyal father. Then he said, “But if you’re doing heroin — I want you to cut the shit. I have a short rope for that. My brother died from it.”
http:///news/blogs-trending-79867875 there 8767 s some of both. If the article is correct, there 8767 s a bunch busy shouting 8775 Not In My Name! 8776 to distance themselves from IS(I[SL])? and a second bunch busy misrepresenting the first.
the media is pretty much pro-intervention on all topics, sounding the cry to 8775 do something! 8776 The cynical explanation for this is that intervention always generates more headlines and sells more papers than non-intervention. I think there is some truth to that, but it isn 8767 t the whole story.
I 8767 m sure flaws in this approach will become clear after it 8767 s been tried for a while. I 8767 m also sure it 8767 ll be an improvement over today. People often assume the goal is to create The Perfect Culture That Will Work For Everyone Always. It usually doesn 8767 t turn out that way, though. We 8767 re better off just trying to create a culture that works better than today 8767 s.
Kanazawa has this hypothesis that IQ as a general tool tends to suppress other, more specific tools, like common sense or social skills. Reds value those.
I am in favour of a Haidtian explanation myself in that as liberals only have the harm, fairness, and liberty foundations while conservatives have all six this means that in policies where a tradeoff between all the moral foundations is required, liberals will naturally just maximise harm/fairness/liberty and completely ignore authority/sanctity/loyalty, which is understandable, if wrong. While the conservatives tradeoff among all the foundations so that they are willing to tradeoff some liberty or fairness to increase sanctity or whatever, which to a liberal who doesn 8767 t recognise the existence or legitimacy of the sanctity foundation feels like the conservatives are just throwing away utility for no reason, and think the only reason why they would do that is because they are evil.
I 8767 d like to further adjust the underlying probability that a particular one of your friends is creationist a bit but I should be getting some sleep. I still don 8767 t know a simple way to introduce 8775 long-range correlations 8776 (. in this model there 8767 s no correlation between your first 55 and last 55 friends) which should also drive up the final probability even further without having to be particularly strong.
Something this reminded me of and a story you might find interesting: 8775 Sans Farine, 8776 by Jim Sheperd, from his collection Like You 8767 d Understand, Anyway.
Scott 8767 s stated that his triggering by SJ issues was primarily caused by IRL exposure (I don 8767 t want to say 8775 vicimization 8776 , even though it 8767 s probably the right word) while in academia, and academia does strike me as the most likely place to encounter real-world SJW behaviour.