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Ammon Bundy Quits Militia Movement in Solidarity With Migrant Caravan

08 December 2018 - 11:29 AM



So, this being 2018, Bundy naturally just disavowed the militia movement in solidarity with the migrant caravan, suggested that nationalism is actually the opposite of patriotism, and said that Trump’s America resembles nothing so much as 1930s Germany.

Last week, Bundy posted a video to Facebook in which he criticized President Trump for demonizing the Central American migrants who were traveling in a caravan to seek asylum in the United States.

Giuliani can’t figure out how URLs work, blames Twitter for liberal bias

06 December 2018 - 10:37 AM


First Wisconsin did it. Now Republicans in Michigan move to strip Democrats' power.

05 December 2018 - 10:01 PM


Can you tell the difference between factual and opinion news statements?

05 December 2018 - 09:17 PM


At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals. The results sa...

30 November 2018 - 03:29 AM


This is from last year, but seems to confirm what other studies have shown. It also ties into the Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News thread.


If they had just imagined being able to fly, their responses to the social attitude survey showed the usual clear difference between Republicans and Democrats — the former endorsed more conservative positions on social issues and were also more resistant to social change in general.

But if they had instead just imagined being completely physically safe, the Republicans became significantly more liberal — their positions on social attitudes were much more like the Democratic respondents. And on the issue of social change in general, the Republicans’ attitudes were now indistinguishable from the Democrats. Imagining being completely safe from physical harm had done what no experiment had done before — it had turned conservatives into liberals.

In both instances, we had manipulated a deeper underlying reason for political attitudes, the strength of the basic motivation of safety and survival. The boiling water of our social and political attitudes, it seems, can be turned up or down by changing how physically safe we feel.