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(Why) American Discourse is Delusional";Eudaimonia and Co.

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When "American discourse is totally divorced from really  when the good guys cannot really distinguish basic empirical truths, and discourse cannot identify obvious and catastrophic dangers to democracy — then --that is t he bad guys’ best friend, and  anything goes;  a democracy can hardly endure. Here are the  perspectives that mainstream elites use to give credence to reality: "The economy’s  never been better, although 70% of Americans can’t raise $1000 for an emergency, 80% live paycheck to paycheck, the majority struggle to pay basic bills, and the average American now dies in debt.  Those aren’t concentration camps — they’re “detainment facilities.”  It’s not bona fide authoritarianism when all three branches of democratic government have been captured by fanatical extremists.Are you beginning to see what I mean?"

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