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I had an insight about the utility of political discussion in the wake of a tragedy.  The point is, a tragedy tends to excite system A and so almost by necessity leads to reconfirmation of existing beliefs.

I thought about it and decided to write a post about it, trying to start a meta-political discussion.  Specifically, I wanted to identify the kind of comment that is likely to be productive in the wake of a tragedy.  I could think of one kind: people who had experienced a sudden, sincere change of beliefs as a result of the tragedy.

Since then I have had a new insight.  It’s about the utility of meta-political discussion in the wake of a tragedy.

I’m not going to share my insight with you, but I bet you can guess what it is.

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