People worry that ‘moderate’ Democrats like Joe Biden are the same as Republicans. Our study suggests they may be right

People worry that ‘moderate’ Democrats like Joe Biden are the same as Republicans. Our study suggests they may be right
Men who refer to themselves as ‘moderate’ or ‘centrist’ score basically the same on values and opinions as people who identify themselves as ‘conservative’

Shel Silverstein – Still Gonna Die

Shel Silverstein – Still Gonna Die

Source.

So you’re takin’ better care of your body
Becoming more aware of your body.
Responding to your body’s needs.
Everything you hear and read about diets,
Nutrition and sleeping position and detoxifying your system,
And buying machines that they advertise to help you exercise.
Herbs to revitalize you if you’re traumatized.
Soaps that will sanitize.
Sprays to deordorize.
Liquid to neutralize acids and pesticides.
Free weights to maximize your strength and muscle size.
Shots that will immunize.
Pills to re-energize you.

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Against Conspiracy Theories

Against Conspiracy Theories

This is a follow-up to my widely-shared piece ‘The Reaction of the Left to Lockdown’, in which I criticised dissidents and radicals, like Media Lens, Noam Chomsky, John Zerzan and others for uncritically accepting the response to the coronavirus. As I pointed out there, I don’t know why it happened, and as I point out here, I’m not particularly interested in why. I have almost zero interest in speculating about the motives of world governments and elite players and I’m not an expert on epidemiology or virology. All I am interested in — and have been interested in since March — is that it happened, that it is still happening, and whether it should be questioned or stopped.