Will We ALL be Kneeling Someday ?

http://blog.press.princeton.edu/2017/09/26/jason-brennan-how-kneeling-athletes-reveal-the-true-nature-of-politics/   

Explicit “partyism”—prejudice against people from a different political party—is now more common than explicit racism."

Diana Mutz (in her Hearing the Other Side) shows, people who are successfully able to articulate the other sides’ point of view hardly participate in politics, but the nasty true-believers vote early and often.

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Somedays I wish for the SILENCE! null

If one follows the links from the articles fanning out from Michael Strong’s FB post you can find out all kinds of intelligent discussion of political matters (res publicanullnull

Bad choices at the polls can result in unjust laws, needless wars, and calamitous economic policies. Brennan shows why voters have duties to make informed decisions in the voting booth, to base their decisions on sound evidence for what will create the best possible policies, and to promote the common good rather than their own self-interest. They must vote well--or not vote at all. Brennan explains why voting is not necessarily the best way for citizens to exercise their civic duty, and why some citizens need to stay away from the polls to protect the democratic process from their uninformed, irrational, or immoral votes.

c.f. https://press.princeton.edu/titles/9704.html