The Null Hypothesis

July 10, 2023
1 min read

I’ve noticed something strange since I came to Idaho nearly five years ago. Many Republicans whose families migrated to this region before Idaho was even a state are the most outspoken voices against what they call extremism. I have heard accusations that issues such as CRT and Queer Theory in public schools were never issues before the great migration from the West Coast, rather they are mirages created by activists to use for political gain.

This is strange to me because maintaining that belief requires an incredible amount of deliberate ignorance and cognitive dissonance. Imagine your neighbor rushing over to your house in the middle of the night and desperately warning you that the river had overrun its banks and a flood was headed your way. You might be able to dismiss him as a raving madman for a few minutes, but when the floodwaters began rising you would have to deal with the situation as it was.

On every political issue in Idaho, the right is identified as the aggressors, as the extremists. When a group of concerned parents raised the issue of obscene materials being made available to children in the Meridian Library, media cast them as the villains, while the groomers who publish such material and stock it in the library are considered to be the normal people.

Why is this?

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Brian Almon is a writer and entrepreneur. In addition to Men of the West, you can find his work at The Decline and Fall of the United States of America and The National Pulse.

Brian lives with his wife and children in Idaho.

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  1. All the chaos inspired by Baal and Moloch and Ishtar is a thing of the past… or is it?

    “Brian lives with his wife and three children in Idaho”… This needs to be updated, right?

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