As far as I know Roy Edroso joined Substack before the chunderheads who gave rise to the term “Substack Hack.” Anyway, that’s why I don’t mentally gag when someone mentions Substack.
He has a couple of freebies available if you’ve ever wondered what his Substack is like. One is twofer of sorts because it covers an A.R. Moxon article about right wingers who follow certain lefties around waving guns and screaming Why can’t we be friends (you commie snowflake groomers)???
But, for one thing, the right of free association belongs to all of us – we don’t need an epiphany nor special permission to claim it. For another, it’s not like we’re making Do Not Befriend lists – we’re rejecting the premise that throwing gay, black, trans, and other people to the wolves — which conservatives treat as a modest concession because they don’t consider those people fully human — is a suitable price of friendship. (Notice also the premise that only non-gay, non-black etc. liberals are even in the running for the exalted title of Friend to MAGA.)
And Substack. Use the link above if this one doesn’t work.
First he readjusts what is generally meant by “left” and “right” – those who identify with the former are “about an emerging spirit that believes that everyone deserves access to basic human needs…simply because of the fact of their humanity,” while subscribers to the latter believe “only some deserve life… and that they are entitled to punish and abuse, harm and exclude, exploit and kill, those to whom they choose not to issue license.” Moxon rechristens these beliefs “humanist” and “supremacist” respectively.
Freebie #2 is on its face about Tim Scott’s campaign for Vice-President, but it’s obliquely about all the coverage Vivek Ramaswamy is getting now that he’s figured out how to combine the Republicans’ desire for a See, You Libs are the Real Racist ™ black candidate with Trumpian viciousness
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