Alyssa, get over yourself. This article is basically a primer on how to manipulate others and hide your true positions and true motives. Do you really believe that people can’t see through this? If you’re not willing to talk to those that disagree with your political philosophy like straightforward, honest adults, you’ll just continue to live in your disconnected, aloof fantasyland where no meaningful debate can take place.
This entire piece is just plain unethical and insulting. It’s not about creating an honest dialogue where you can learn and nuance your viewpoints through rational argumentation; it’s about how to maintain your dogmatic political positions and manipulate others to agree with you. It’s pretty shameful.