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On Politicians
Jul 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM - by viscousmemories
Like many people I grew up believing that all politicians are morally bankrupt and untrustworthy, regardless of their party or policy positions. Learning that the vast majority of Congresspeople are millionaires didn't help, it just made me add "completely out of touch with, and probably unsympathetic toward, working class people" to my negative view of them.

I also believed, prior to this administration, that there was very little difference between the two major parties.

This is why I have never identified as a Democrat despite being much more aligned with their stated positions and values, and why I didn't pay any attention to politics for the first 30-ish years of my life. Of course the few times I have voted have been for Democrats because I usually agree with what they say they will do, regardless of whether I expect them to follow through.

My viewpoint is much different now, but I still don't trust the vast majority of politicians. I do trust Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, though, and almost entirely because she was a working class person a couple years ago. When she speaks I hear a human being sharing her actual views, not someone reciting some watered-down version of what a focus group determined their views should be to appeal to the broadest segment of the voters.

That got me wondering, are there other trustworthy politicians? I'm not being facetious, there literally isn't another one who comes across to me as a sincere, honest, and compassionate servant of the people instead of someone who will compromise anything to retain their position. Who else do I need to know about?

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Does the positive side of tribalism/racism outshine the negative side?
Jul 25, 2020 - 9:37 PM - by Gnostic Christian Bishop
Does the positive side of tribalism/racism outshine the negative side?

The moment we follow our selfish gene’s love bias of tribalism and racism for our own kind and color, we create a hate bias for all other kinds and colors.

Negative racism is born in us from our love of our own kind and color. It is natural and normal for the human species.

We are born the fittest of our line. It follows that nature would have it no other way for us as individual animals to think of ourselves as the best. Nature always creates for the best possible end and for each of us, something like us is the best.

Tribalism/racism has a dual nature. Good parts and evil parts. Mostly good but it is hell when the uglier negative racist side is in play.

We are racist because we know that reality favors the survival of the fittest. That is what we are in our genetic lines; even the most unfit of us, when compared to the average or above average.

We mostly negatively express our tribalism/racism with violence, even to war and rebellion. The less profitable way to gain the upper hand as compared to trading. Check human history.

We are heading for violence in the U.S thanks to the oppression of too many groups. Blacks, natives, women, and all other groups that are oppressed unjustly are beginning to unite into a large group that will no longer be cowed. If nothing changes after peaceful means are tried, violence is bound to happen.

We must live in tribes as we are not in any way born free. That is the good part of tribalism, even as it holds the evil racism part within.

The evil part is using violence against those who are not in our own in groups. That is of course what we whites have been doing to non-whites for a long time now in North America.

It is good to be tribal and loyal to our colors and tribes.

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