Ask A Genius 269 – Conservative and Liberal Thought
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
August 24, 2017
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Rick Rosner: Okay so, anyway, so I mean one part of the conservative thought level is to convince people that they don’t need to, they’ve naturally the things they believe as good patriotic Americans, which pollutes hating liberals and thinking about all this stuff doesn’t need to be examined. But they have naturally arrived at the proper way of, being American.
And the Liberals have their own thought bubble, which being liberal I think is closer to the truth that the Republicans stated agenda of Liberty and turning everybody into a success via lower taxes and fewer regulations, is really just kissing ass to rich donors who are the ones who help them get elected and help make them rich through buddy-buddy deals.
It’s clear to liberals that the Republican agenda says a bunch of things about liberty and opportunity for all and making America great. But that it’s really just funneling money to rich people and then we have statistics to back it up showing that middle-class wages are stagnant from 1974 and that 80% or 90 % of the growth in wealth in America since the early 70s, has gone to the top 10% or even less than that top two percent. But the Republicans work to make rich people win.
But you know I spend a lot of time looking at news throughout the day, and accumulating a lot of half understood or half-digested facts that tend to point to liberals who say that Trump is a terrible president who lies all the time, all this stuff the news I absorb pull all points in that direction it’s backed up via transcripts and like there’s a thing going on with a set rich deal which he’s a DNC worker who was murdered and there’s a whole possible conspiracy between the White House and Fox News to push the idea that Rich was murdered, because he leaked stuff to WikiLeaks, but there’s no evidence of that but and it’s pretty nonsensical and the Private Eye who was working on it is suing Fox News, saying that they’ve misquoted him about the case.
So anyway like as a liberal I see a lot of actual news and that news includes news about conservatives fabricating news to excuse their excesses. And I could you could say that it’s symmetrical on the other side the Conservatives see a lot of news about how liberals are full of shit and to that extent it is symmetrical except that it’s not really because the news that liberals are seeing is largely true and a lot of the news that conservatives are seeing is spin and bullshit and cherry-picking facts.
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen
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