It’s been a while since I’ve published Weekend Reading so I thought I would give you a few articles to ponder. I don’t write directly about politics much, but of course life philosophy often translates to political philosophy and I’m sure some of my political ideas come out in my writing. Many people were
a little surprised completely shocked at the results of the election. I was not. For those of you who still cannot understand what happened I offer a couple of articles to help you process. There were many complex factors that went into the final results and I am way too lazy to try and cover everything, but if you didn’t like the results of this election you owe it to yourself to understand some of the reasons why it happened. Understanding why things happen in the world is a superpower because you then can act on what you feel needs to be done. Let’s get started.
Here you can try and understand How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind which wins my award for best title.
Here you can read about why the Democrats are “going to have to find ways to understand the concerns of people who hate them, or get used to losing more.”
This is a very long, but really interesting article about the evolution of politics over the past several election cycles.
Here is an article which argues this election was not really about race or racism.
It’s a lot of reading, but as usual the articles will make you think. You will certainly not agree with everything in these articles, but one of the problems we face in this new age of media is that we only read and consume things that reinforce our already distorted cognitive biases. Enjoy.