Video: OT’s Andrew Donaldson on The Young Turks “Indisputable with Dr. Rashad Richey”
Ordinary Times own Andrew Donaldson was once again a guest on The Young Turks show “Indisputable with Dr. Rashad Richey” talking current issues in the Republican Party.
Andrew Donaldson, managing editor of Ordinary Times magazine and contributor with Young Voices, enters The Bullpen to discuss Matt Gaetz, Donald Trump, and the Republican Party with Dr. Rashad Richey on Indisputable. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Hosts: Dr. Rashad Richey, Andrew Donaldson
Cast: Dr. Rashad Richey, Andrew Donaldson
Indisputable, features Dr. Richey talking about the top news stories of the day, reading viewer comments, and engaging in debates and conversations with guests.
I’m happy for OT, good to see your making waves.Report
Andrew’s idea of “avatar-ing”, where the followers latch onto a leader and simply become what he/she does and says, is echoed by Dr. Richey’s associating it with gang culture where there isn’t a central idea or creed or ideology that connects them, but merely a tribal loyalty.
Another way to term is it identity politics, where the shared connection is an identity of race or ethnicity or culture.
But regardless of what you call it, the central aspect of it is that every dispute becomes existential. There isn’t any way to reach compromise or consensus because the very notion of “half a loaf” is profane, while there is also no such thing as “too far” because the very survival of the group is paramount to every other ethical concern.
All of which is to say that the very nature of the Republican Party today is at odds with a liberal democracy. Like I and others have been saying for some time, they are an insurrectionist faction that refuses to grant any legitimacy to any opposition.Report
That wasn’t a planned line of discussion it just came up but I thought it was amazing we connected those to things off the cuffReport