I don’t want to live in an echo chamber. I don’t want to surround myself with people who agree with everything I say and pat me on the back for saying it. I like being exposed to a diverse array of political opinions. I like seeing differing viewpoints, and I still hold the belief that regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, deep … Continue reading Day 91: When is it time to cut someone out of your life?
Like most of my friends from the Midwest, I was brought up in a conservative household. I was raised with Judeo-Christian values. And I was encouraged by my church to always vote Republican because they were the more “Christian” option. I find that last point hilarious because if you look at the Republican party’s track record, you’ll find they consistently do the opposite of what … Continue reading Day 79: Studying History Made me Liberal
In a previous post I discussed the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Turns out there are a number of falsities floating around, which for some are viewed as a harmless form of entertainment, but when taken literally can pose a serious threat. False information has increased racist attitudes toward China, a lack of caution about the virus, and encouraged distrust … Continue reading Day 54: Are conservative outlets more likely to spread misinformation?