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How the progressive-or-bigot binary changed culture quickly-

“If you voted for Donald Trump, you are a racist. You have no wiggle room,” tweeted Jemele Hill on July 19. Hill is a writer at The Atlantic and the daughter of a Trump voter. While her contention might puzzle the average American, it would raise few eyebrows on college campuses, where racism and bigotry have been defined differently for years.

Those expanded definitions, so broad they implicate almost everyone, now operate in the institutions populated by graduates of those schools. As a consequence, we are increasingly beholden to a binary system that relies on these broad definitions to categorize people either as progressives or bigots. There is, to borrow a phrase from Hill, “no wiggle room.”

This—the progressive-or-bigot binary—explains our head-spinning summer of “cultural insanity,” from the resignation of a Boeing executive over an innocuous 30-year-old op-ed to the resignation of a New York Times editor over publishing an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). It explains why the ultra-leftist mayor of Minneapolis was booed out of a protest for disagreeing with calls to defund the police, and why a white woman in expensive yoga pants shouted in the face of a black female cop.

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Well, the #Walkaway and #Brexit undermines Ms. Hill's argument. Those who rely on the mainstream media will never hear anything true about this President or this White House. The media is slanderous and there is no news happening, just taking sound bites out of context to manufacture the appearance of ineptitude. Those of us that research, those who have left the Left due to it's hypocrises, the lies, and currently the manipulation of the black community and CDC data, both to create instability ahead of the election and keep people in a state of fear and reactivity. There is more diversity in the Trump camp, just on the facebook #Walkaway page than I have seen in the most SJW contexts and certainly more of a diversity of ALL people than the Democratic Party.


Yeah, that's Jemel's fallacy not mine. She can kiss my bass.

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