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Terence Crutcher, a bowl of Skittles and the pitfalls of counter-intuition.


It has been the policy of Republicans to make decisions catastrophically affecting the lives of millions of people based on their feelings about petroleum availability, arbitrarily-calculated risk, and their suspicions about bowls of candy. These are some of the least intuitive people on earth, making drastic decisions based on intuition. Letting them run the country is like letting a blind person pick out your wallpaper, if an unappealing wallpaper choice had a tendency to cause your house to explode.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen considers the disasterous consquences of decisions made by panicked White guts, from Donald Trump Jr's quease-inducing refugees-as-Skittles analogy, to Dick Cheney's certainty-as-1%-chance nuclear weapons analogy, and finds a trail of dead, unarmed Black men gunned down by one of the most dangerous, infallible weapons of all - White assumption.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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