Fascinating discussion of how we got to this point, and what you might call the political “cycle of violence”.  Lots of blame to go around.

I made some of these arguments myself, some years before the dynamic produced Trump.  My left-leaning friends in general didn’t see it, then or now.  Some seem to be responding by doubling down, even more of the same.  So I imagine this will all continue to get worse before it gets better.

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I find it fascinating that our left-leaning friends claim both that conservatives* are poor (at least compared to liberals) and that they’re rich.  People of the left then use both claims as justifications for their self-righteous contempt for those who disagree with them.

Hillary Clinton last month:

But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product.

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