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Our civics suffer from misdirection

Cory Doctorow has an essay in Locus flagging points of common ground between broadly genuine progressives and leftists and the misdirected but genuine right, or uncritical skeptics who are often lumped-in with conservatives.

I’ve been getting tongue-tied in knots internally on the same general topic, so thank you, Cory.

How powerful our civics could be if we could unite in numbers on some of these things and reject the truly corrupt.

Instead, genuine folks get conned into engaging in distractions or holding their nose to pick one of two corrupted sides… and it’s only gotten more extreme, and worse, with the alienated becoming seemingly as extreme as the extremists in at least rhetoric sometimes.