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Thanks, again to Social Matter. Guys, I will get the main site static page up. Somehow.

Public opinion has radically changed. A majority of Americans believe the Mueller investigation is politically motivated, according to a CBS News poll.

The inspector general’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email scandal is due soon. It will likely detail violations of ethics and laws among Obama Administration officials and may include criminal referrals.

Already, a few liberals and former Clinton supporters are warning the Left that it is on the wrong side of history and about to reverse the entire post-Watergate liberal tradition.

There is a reckoning on the horizon. It has nothing to do with Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Instead, the traditional, self-appointed watchdogs of government overreach have turned into the carnivores of civil liberties.

V. D. Hansen, American Greatness

However! It is the policy of TWiR to not just point and laugh at the outer left, but to applaud them when they get it right and use it as a teachable moment when they get it interestingly wrong. In her final paragraphs, Ms. Burton comes very close to something like truth regarding aesthetics, meaningful stories, and the appeal of tradition and the right.

It is easy, and necessary, to condemn the racism, sexism, and classism that make ideologies like Peterson’s so popular. But it’s vital to understand their effectiveness in order to counter it. What Peterson and even Bronze Age Pervert understand is that people fundamentally need stories of meaning, and that in an increasingly secular age, those stories are not necessarily culturally present.

It’s just a shame we don’t have better storytellers.

Tara Burton, Vox

As I said, this is surprisingly close to truth. However, it ultimately expresses a desire to have one’s cake and eat it too. It is not due to the failures of storytellers that they are unable to balance being woke on every leftist checklist-item with providing meaningfulness and a sense of structure. The two are inherently contradictory, as the left inevitably deflates all meaning to indulging in envy, gluttony, lust, pride, etc. and actively seeks to undermine structure. I put forward the hypothesis that any mythic narrative that actually fulfills the need for meaningfulness and a sense of structure, no matter how overtly left-wing it is now, will, with continued leftward movement, be denounced as racist, sexist, and classist.

This Week In Reaction, Social Matter

I can confirm that those who hate will find something you have said, if you have said enough.

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