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Siege mentality

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Submitted by Peter (United States), Oct 20, 2022 at 18:15

I stand for all the centrist notions listed and which you quoted, but I'm not feeling the siege mentality. I find it possible to stand for all these things and be listened to seriously by liberals. I think the key is that we have to be ready to denounce the real radicalism in our own camp when necessary - like the January 6 insurrection, election denialism, Trumpian lies. Otherwise, like the so-called "moderate Muslims" who won't denounce Islamism, we get what we deserve. Look at the example of Liz Cheney, who voted with Trump about 95% of the time, but now has the ear of liberals through her important work on the January 6 committee.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Excellent point.

And that's something I have been doing since 2016: https://www.danielpipes.org/topics/43/us-politics

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