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There’s not a lot I agree with “The Young Turks” cohost Ana Kasparian on and it’s no wonder. Kasparian’s ideological territory is somewhere on the far left, and I find my home on the libertarian right. These are two positions that couldn’t be more diametrically opposed to each other. Moreover, I’m not a fan of Kasparian’s self-image. This is the same woman who boldly declared that she thinks she’s better than you if you voted for Trump.
I could go on for ages about how much Kasparian is wrong about any given subject and how I even find her offputting on a personal level.
So why am I saluting her?
Because she has done what the left has failed to do for years now…talk to us.
I don’t mean talking at us like so many on the left do and then use the response to declare victimhood and reinforce their talk about how horrible the right is, I mean properly sit down and debate us in a calm, respectful demeanor that leaves both parties more educated than they were before about ideas, facts, or positions.
Kasparian appeared opposite of the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro, and through a moderator, they discussed and debated everything from Critical Race Theory to the future of media. I won’t run down every point they made as that’s not what this article is about, but you can see a rundown here on the Daily Wire , or watch the entire debate for yourself right below. Did Kasparian convince me of anything? No, but she did make me aware that even on the hard left, there’s probably more that we already do agree upon than we think. For leftist leaders and trendsetters, this is a very dangerous prospect. Common ground may lead to better understanding, and better understanding could lead to solutions. Solutions are bad for the status quo, and will eventually lead to disillusionment of extremist positions.
Once you find out your enemy isn’t the devil and that your positions are wrong and actually untenable, you tend to leave them and gravitate more toward the center. What Kasparian did was commit […]
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