I was asked about my journey of leaving the liberal bubble and discovering that the political Other isn’t evil.
It all started in 2017. After Trump got elected, I saw my side descend into insanity and start propagating the most deranged, ridiculous stories.
I listened, watched, fumed, and then suddenly wondered, “hey, what if it’s not the first time? What if other things are lies, too?”
So I started researching. In the past 2 years, I read maybe 50 or 60 books – full-length books, not articles – from the other side. And I’m very glad I did. I now know the alternative story on pretty much everything. Racism, the civil rights movement, Ruby Ridge, Bill Clinton, the Bushes, 1990s in NYC, FDR, OJ, LBJ. Even 18th century history. Even Sarah Palin. It’s fascinating because it’s all completely new to me. It’s like a whole different world out there.
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