I’ve concluded that Republicans speak in terms of universalist abstractions, not because they believe in them, but because they’re too cowardly to call a spade a spade. It’s like a self-mounted chastity belt, which renders them politically and intellectually impotent, while still leaving them prone to catching all sorts of diseases. (You can still contract AIDS, while being chaste.)
The racist Left has no principles or facts, just murderous hatred, and lust for totalitarian power. Larry Auster failed to face that.
Wanna know why lamestream conservatives mostly lose?
Because they analyze the left’s tribal identity politics in terms of universalist abstractions, mainly because they take the left’s universalist pretenses at face value, and conclude that since the left’s tribal identity based effort du jour does not meet whatever universalist abstraction is supposedly the matter at hand, that just saying that and writing that will carry the day and make the left back down.
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