Seth MacFarlane is an interesting character. Anyone who has watched “Family Guy” knows that he’s extremely liberal – some might say annoyingly liberal – but also sides with us mostly on outrage culture and is at least open to listening to other ideas.
That’s why this seemingly throwaway tweet is so interesting…
Besides being a witty way of explaining what many of us believe, this tweet perfectly sums up a key reason why a lot of us fight. More importantly, it’s coming from someone who is openly liberal, who has a bigger audience than any of us do that ranges from openly liberal to conservative, with a lot of apolitical in between. That group of “apolitical” is the ball game. Not to be confused with self-professed moderates (who are really just leftists in disguise).
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This is why it’s so important to play outside the echo chamber. It’s where minds are changed. Seth MacFarlane should not be expressing anti-authoritarianism so much more effectively than we do, but we should at least be smart enough to take advantage of it when someone like him does.
There’s a whole big world out there outside of “Obama’s a socialist!” If you don’t stop to look around every once in a while, you could miss it.
Right now, Conservatives are.
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