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BTRTN: Moore Than A Feeling

Born to Run the Numbers on the radical polarization in our society that is keeping Roy Moore's candidacy afloat:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/11/moore-than-feeling.html

Excerpt:"Yes, we can have a huge problem with Roy Moore, but perhaps we have a bigger problem still with the 1,398,936 people who plan on voting for him. Perhaps they fear that a Democrat would take away the guns they claim they need for those occasions when people like Roy Moore stalk their daughters Perhaps the only explanation is that people in Alabama are not voting for Roy Moore, they are just voting against everyone who they perceive to be a threat to their guns, their religion, and their way of life.

Roy Moore may be a sexual deviant, but in our radically polarized society, a Republican man who preys on teenage girls appears to still be better than a Democrat. It is clear that the polarization is only accelerating. Call it the new Moore’s Law. The degree of polarization doubles every eighteen months...

Is Roy Moore one of the most horrific spasms of a culture that is finally coming to grips with its inherent misogyny, or is he the harbinger of a new wave of candidates that are measured by – and only by -- how zealously they fan the flames of radical polarization? If Roy Moore keeps enough support to stay in this race, we’ve got a bad feeling about the answer. And if he wins, it will be moore than a feeling."

BTRTN: Moore Than A Feeling

Born to Run the Numbers on the radical polarization in our society that is keeping Roy Moore's candidacy afloat:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/11/moore-than-feeling.html

Excerpt:
"Yes, we can have a huge problem with Roy Moore, but perhaps we have a bigger problem still with the 1,398,936 people who plan on voting for him. Perhaps they fear that a Democrat would take away the guns they claim they need for those occasions when people like Roy Moore stalk their daughters Perhaps the only explanation is that people in Alabama are not voting for Roy Moore, they are just voting against everyone who they perceive to be a threat to their guns, their religion, and their way of life.

Roy Moore may be a sexual deviant, but in our radically polarized society, a Republican man who preys on teenage girls appears to still be better than a Democrat. It is clear that the polarization is only accelerating. Call it the new Moore’s Law. The degree of polarization doubles every eighteen months...

Is Roy Moore one of the most horrific spasms of a culture that is finally coming to grips with its inherent misogyny, or is he the harbinger of a new wave of candidates that are measured by – and only by -- how zealously they fan the flames of radical polarization? If Roy Moore keeps enough support to stay in this race, we’ve got a bad feeling about the answer. And if he wins, it will be moore than a feeling."

BTRTN: One Year In... Moving at the Speed of Darkness

Born To Run the Numbers marking the year since Donald Trump was elected President:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/11/one-year-in-moving-at-speed-of-darkness.html

Excerpt: "American used to be the nation that moved at the speed of light.Powered by freedom, motivated by the common good, steered by a sense of justice, and aimed at truth, we were forever out in front, bringing brilliant illumination into the black void. We were shining, bright, and lighting the way for all along the trail. We made mistakes, to be sure, and when we did, we paid dearly because we acted in broad daylight, fully visible to all because of the mantle of leadership we willingly shouldered. But the picture, writ large, was of a nation that was relentless, optimistic, surging on all fronts. We pushed every envelope -- in health, space, technology, communication, and in the mass production and infrastructure required to create the housing, transportation, food, and cleanliness that lifted an entire population’s standard of living dramatically within a single generation. We were a nation moving at the speed of light.

Today, we are moving at the speed of darkness. Obstructing the opponent within is more important than common prosperity. Destroying the perceived enemy is more important than unifying inspiration. Plausible lies are more convenient than hard truths. Dividing is easier than uniting, and inflaming hate of the unknown cheaper than making the investment required to achieve educated insight into otherness. And make no mistake: these travesties are being initiated, led, and exacerbated by our President. In order to assure his own position, Donald Trump is fomenting the polarization that could destroy America from within. Under Trump, we are sliding daily, a titan slivered and sliced by petty bickering and bitter hatreds, by intransigent opposition that would rather cut off the oxygen supply to the entire organism that give sustenance to the enemy. It is an America hostage to internecine conflicts resolved only by Pyrrhic victories. It is an America that is in free fall, rapidly declining from its apex of global achievement, leadership, and moral stature.
Posted by reggieandlee | Wed Nov 8, 2017, 07:40 AM (1 replies)

BTRTN: One Year In... Moving at the Speed of Darkness

Born To Run the Numbers marking the year since Donald Trump was elected President:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/11/one-year-in-moving-at-speed-of-darkness.html

Excerpt: "American used to be the nation that moved at the speed of light.Powered by freedom, motivated by the common good, steered by a sense of justice, and aimed at truth, we were forever out in front, bringing brilliant illumination into the black void. We were shining, bright, and lighting the way for all along the trail. We made mistakes, to be sure, and when we did, we paid dearly because we acted in broad daylight, fully visible to all because of the mantle of leadership we willingly shouldered. But the picture, writ large, was of a nation that was relentless, optimistic, surging on all fronts. We pushed every envelope -- in health, space, technology, communication, and in the mass production and infrastructure required to create the housing, transportation, food, and cleanliness that lifted an entire population’s standard of living dramatically within a single generation. We were a nation moving at the speed of light.

Today, we are moving at the speed of darkness. Obstructing the opponent within is more important than common prosperity. Destroying the perceived enemy is more important than unifying inspiration. Plausible lies are more convenient than hard truths. Dividing is easier than uniting, and inflaming hate of the unknown cheaper than making the investment required to achieve educated insight into otherness. And make no mistake: these travesties are being initiated, led, and exacerbated by our President. In order to assure his own position, Donald Trump is fomenting the polarization that could destroy America from within. Under Trump, we are sliding daily, a titan slivered and sliced by petty bickering and bitter hatreds, by intransigent opposition that would rather cut off the oxygen supply to the entire organism that give sustenance to the enemy. It is an America hostage to internecine conflicts resolved only by Pyrrhic victories. It is an America that is in free fall, rapidly declining from its apex of global achievement, leadership, and moral stature.
Posted by reggieandlee | Wed Nov 8, 2017, 07:39 AM (0 replies)
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