I think people for whom tribal loyalty is the primary prism through which they see the world & form opinions about it are often those things. But I think that of all tribal loyalists, not just the ones loyal to tribes adverse to mine. But if you think that's a winning message...— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 29, 2018
The easiest way to do that is to tell a tribal oppressor/oppressed story and build your own innocence on your status as victim. Just about everybody can find a personal victim story. Once you’ve identified your herd’s oppressor — the neoliberal order, the media elite, white males, whatever — your goodness is secure. You have virtue without obligation. Nothing is your fault. -- David Brooks, "The Retreat to Tribalism"
And if you don't think that's hella hilarious, you're just not having enough fun.
Also, even though he still has the unspent balance of the quarter of a billion dollar payday his patron handed him, Mr. Greenwald still cannot afford to buy a single mirror.
The list of people who have vigorously criticized Sam Harris' core views without being branded by him and his devotees as liars, smear artists, and intellectually inferior quote-miners maliciously devoted to defaming and character-assassinating a good and great giant of a man. pic.twitter.com/z7GrmAii6U— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 29, 2018
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