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Old Posted Aug 9, 2020, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Centropolis View Post
i don’t have a great feel for uk conservatism but i feel like the u.s. overton window is so much further to the right that i like to imagine uk conservatives being kind of speechless. in this thought experiment i envision them just turning normie and like buying a ski-doo dealership outside of dallas or something.
This was the case until quite recently but the gap is narrowing. What we don’t have in the UK is the religious fanatic BS (with exception of Northern Ireland to some extent), but the xenophobia and racism are getting there.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov
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