In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris and Paul Bloom speak about the virtues of President Trump, the campaign prospects of Bloomberg and Sanders, the asymmetrical norms of the Democratic and Republican parties, the marginal role that parents play in the development of their children, wealth inequality and the breakdown of the nuclear family, whether Paul should take LSD, the deplatforming of Peter Singer, and other topics.
This thread is for listeners’ comments.
Why is Harris so adamantly endorsing Bloomberg? Sam, we fucking hate that man. He buys his way into the debates, and has absolutely nothing reassuring to say about his political history. You said yourself, he is basically like a slightly less heinous version of Trump. Why the hell would we want to elect that? You say your paramount concern is not getting 4 more years of Trump, but you’re ok with 4 years of quasi-Trump? Harris’s real concern for Bernie seems to be that he is not nearly anti-Islam enough. On the last debate, Bernie shows support for Israel, “keep the embassy where it is”, but without ignoring the injustice to the Palestinians. This should be exactly what we support as objective, non-bias 3rd parties.
Let’s look at what good has come of the Trump Presidency??
‘Turning the soil’ is what Trump excels at. And it is exactly what Washington needed, after 8 years of deliberating in discussions until the wheels were just spinning but the car wasn’t moving.
So who is the best Presidential candidate to pick up where Trump has left off??
Mind you, the most qualified is not always the best person for the job. And let’s remember, this is just another position in office (interdependence) that serves the countries best interests. It is not about the person it is about the Country, namely the results.
In my mind the only way for any person to take up office in the aftermath of Trump is to prepare the Country for the 2024 election by giving the next president a real opportunity to move forward united. New Millennials are the Countries real saving grace and the only ones who can really get the job done as a whole.