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Journeyman comments on Politics is the Mind-Killer - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Journeyman 10 May 2015 01:56:17AM *  0 points [-]

Note to all rationalists:

Politics has already slashed your tires.

Politics has already pwned your brain.

Politics has already smashed the Overton Window.

Politics has already kicked over your Schelling fence.

Politics has already planted weeds in your garden.

What are you going to do about it?

Comment author: mtraven 19 May 2015 04:27:43AM 1 point [-]

Probably make some snarky remark about how people who think they are free of politics are in reality in the grip of one of the more deadly forms of it.

Comment author: Journeyman 07 June 2015 04:00:36AM *  0 points [-]

Btw, "you" was "general you", not you personally, and mine was trying to piggyback. Post edited to clarify.

Comment author: mtraven 09 July 2015 10:44:17PM 1 point [-]

No offense taken.

BTW I have written quite a bit since 2007(!) on the relationship of rationalism and politics, see here for a starting pont.