"Normal people have never been, as I was a long time ago, on the inside
of that shadowy religious world. But the sooner they understand this,
the sooner normal people will see that white evangelical Christian
support for Donald Trump isn’t rooted in hypocrisy, contradiction or
merely straying from the straight and narrow. The reason they support a
fascist president is simple: They’re sadists."
"I didn’t come up with the term. Richard Rorty did. I’m only pushing it
as far to the fore as I can, because I don’t think normal people
understand what they are facing, and if they don’t understand, they will
keep treating sadists as if they have a legitimate place in a liberal
democracy. Cruelty is the point, as Adam Serwer powerfully and famously
put it in The Atlantic."
Via Lisa Stranger.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics