Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Conciliation Was Just Re-Framed out of Existence

Trump damages the very notion of “unity“ by equating it with submission to an authoritarian leader.

Uncompromising extremists of every stripe associate consensus with docility, and unreasonably so. Fleeting self-awareness of their own unreasonable impulses restrains them to at least some extent. But those moorings are snapping from this Orwellian use of language, which negates the mere possibility of principled conciliation even as it purports to cherish it.Conciliationis being reframed out of existence.

Re: societal/political dynamics, you always need to consider not just the action, but also the reaction.

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