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I feel the same affection for Ocasio-Cortez that I do for Nietzsche.

I owe AOC a big apology. After the past election, I warned that we should take her seriously not because of what she was saying, but because of what she represents. My point then was that she needed only to be the symbol, that the DNC would develop her script. I insinuated that she would… Continue reading I feel the same affection for Ocasio-Cortez that I do for Nietzsche.

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AOC and the overturning of Aristotelian thought

What I love about AOC is the wholesale overturning of Aristotelian thought that has ruled the West for the past eight hundred years. She and her cohort are examples of Platonic reasoning, and it highlights the differences between the two philosophers. All of us lead either with Aristotle or Plato. Libertarian, "Enlightenment," Jeffersonian thought is… Continue reading AOC and the overturning of Aristotelian thought

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Ocasio-Cortez is winning – and we might get so tired of her winning

She’s winning. Those who follow her are going to get so tired of winning. She is Trump’s anti-matter. In a Dr. Who multiverse sort of way, they are the same but opposite. I’m glad she’s winning against the establishment but wish we had no need for her to win. I want her to win versus… Continue reading Ocasio-Cortez is winning – and we might get so tired of her winning

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“It’s more important to be morally right than factually correct.” I agree with her.

I actually agree with the top comment attributed to Ocasio-Cortez in the meme below, despite the ridicule she has received on social media. Faith should come before reason, and faith should inform reason, so long as faith remains open to the facts and to drawing logical conclusions. This is Plato (top) versus Aristotle (bottom). For… Continue reading “It’s more important to be morally right than factually correct.” I agree with her.

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I’m not so sure I am totally opposed to Ocasio-Cortez

I'm not so sure that I am totally opposed to Ocasio-Cortez. She is the Reactionary Left, while Trump is the Reactionary Right. Most tend to focus on the Left and Right part of that equation. I focus on the Reactionary commonality. The goal for me is not so much Republicans winning over Democrats, I belong… Continue reading I’m not so sure I am totally opposed to Ocasio-Cortez