Article by @pluralistic about the strangeness around befuddling "rapid flips" on issues with the left: flipping pro-CIA/FBI, pro-diebold-voting-machines, anti-free-speech... what's the reason? Defining ourselves *in opposition* to "the other sportsball team" https://doctorow.medium.com/schizmogenesis-755bbb6a8515
This is related to/accelerated by "context collapse" of contemporary social media design https://socialmediaclarity.libsyn.com/save-our-pseudonyms-social-media-clarity-s01e03 https://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2013/12/08/coining-context-collapse.html https://socialmediaclarity.libsyn.com/teens-and-social-media-s01e11
This creates an environment where *everything* becomes a wedge issue defined in sportsball opposition to other team (with serious effects, eg rise of anti-vaxxers)!
It is very possible to dislike both MAGA and James Comey, or to make allies for tactical reasons without imagining all our allies are also our friends. It's not always easy, but possible and necessary.
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