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GONELIKEHELLMACHINE

@golikehellmachi

Sep 19

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the even wilder thing is that i think this is pretty widespread; my father is a moderate white man in his 70s in oklahoma who has worked in oil and gas his entire career, and feels more or less the same, if not *quite* as strongly

GONELIKEHELLMACHINE

@golikehellmachi

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a wild example of polarization in my own mind is that i now associate “republican” with “gigantic flaming asshole” and while i have never been remotely conservative, i did not always make personal judgments about people solely based on partisan affiliation

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like, *most* of the people he's known in both his professional and personal lives have been republicans, but he's got no use for them now, either

a close family friend who was, i swear to god, normal 10-15 years ago (and an obama fan) is now the kind of guy who makes comments about the election being stolen on linkedin posts

a small thing that i appreciate about the trump era (while disliking it) is that it's forced a lot of clarification about who everyone is and what they believe and stand for

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