Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss war, plague, pestilence and the death of former Sen. Orrin Hatch. They also discuss Utah’s Republican and Democrat party conventions, Sen. Mike Lee winning the vast majority of Republican delegates, the Utah Democratic delegates forgoing a candidate in favor of supporting independent candidate Evan McMullin and Elon Musk buying Twitter.
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Four Horsemen: plague and pestilence are the same; the fourth is famine.
Shireen: “[Musk has been having] questionable conversations about free speech . . . defined by who? Under what government regulations? And how might his own conflicts come into this?”
Well, conservatives have been asking the same questions of social media and their various positions on things like “hate speech policies” (defined by who, what about their own biases etc). I wish more had engaged in this conversation sooner, but I’m glad more people are discussing these things now.
Not all biases are negative or hurtful. We all have them and being conscious of your own and reexamining them without succumbing to confirmation bias or false-consensus bias is a noble pursuit.
Unfortunately, some particular biases won’t even let you see the difference between protests over police excessive use of force becoming riots and an insurrection to interfere with the election process by the storming of the halls of Congress.