There are many se­ri­ous ar­ti­cles and stud­ies on why U.S. pol­i­tics is so po­larised, both on­line and in the real world. Social me­dia data shows that there are two sep­a­rate echo cham­bers with pre­cious few links in-between. People the­o­rise it might have to do with ed­u­ca­tion, city vs. rur­al, gen­er­a­tional di­vides & in­come dis­par­i­ty.

But I have a more sim­ple the­o­ry: some peo­ple are just twats.

10,000 Hours in MS-Paint No.3 — “Klep”-tomaniac
10,000 Hours in MS-Paint No.1 — The Ballad of Sam Kriss
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John Sweeney
John Sweeney is a ter­ri­bly British man with a back­ground in en­gi­neer­ing. He writes long-form ed­i­to­r­i­al con­tent with analy­sis of gam­ing, games me­dia and in­ter­net cul­ture. He also does the oc­ca­sion­al video game ret­ro­spec­tive with a week­ly col­umn about Magic the Gathering thrown in for good mea­sure. He also does most of our in­ter­views for some rea­son, we have no idea why. A staunch sup­port­er of free speech and con­sumer rights; skep­ti­cal of agen­da dri­ven me­dia and sus­pi­cious of un­ac­cou­table au­thor­i­ty but al­ways hope­ful for change.