Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

This Is What I Mean By Casual Bigotry....

Perfect example of the trend we noted a couple of days ago. I've met this guy doing local organizing - most nonchalant casual racist you'll ever encounter. "Boat people" this and "ethnic mafia" that like it's the 1930s, while my project partner and I are secretly exchanging "wow, did a local politician really just say that to us?" looks.

Apparently, after 15 years of being Mayor with these views, modern trends made him comfortable repeating that shit to a local newspaper - and now no more Mayor Bigot. That's what I like to see. Far more effective than customs that restrict expression but keep discrimination in power.


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