We’re Going to Need More Popcorn
Culture Wars are just heating up
If the political climate does not change, the most common job is going to be road pirates preying on automated trucks.
I’m serious. Both Trump and Bernie seem equally confused about the reasons behind America’s failure to adjust. Hint: it’s about technology.
The manufactoring jobs aren’t coming back, and you can only turn the dial up or down on globalization, there is no stopping it. We need leaders who are going to talk honestly about the problem and have real solutions. Real solutions don’t include completely ignoring Trumps base who are largely effected by this.
The Democrats frankly don’t need to pander to Trump’s base in order to win the next election, they just have to re-assemble the Obama coalition. But they certainly need to have solutions for these people, because things will not get better on their own. Instead of fighting over votes you could find yourself fighting a civil war.
Close your eyes and imagine; how out of touch with reality would you have to be to believe that despite the fact you’re attending one of the greatest educational institutions the world has ever known, that the problem is the white people in the rust belt who are oppressing you. You’re going to Berkeley or Harvard or Yale, but its the people who are literally watching as their future implodes; no work, opiate addiction everywhere,the life expectancy literally dropping in your community. But because of their ethnic background, they’re the problem and always will be. Excuse me, but who is the bigot? Who’s privileged?
Identity is more important than truth to Social Justice Warriors, and this is largely what started this culture war. Post-truth is literally the foundation of these postmodernist SJWs. The Alt-right manifested partly in response to the culture of authoritarian cry babies that has taken over higher education. These people want to ruin your whole life over a bad joke on twitter. Jonathan Haidt warned about this years ago, in his famous Atlantic article, The Coddling of the American Mind. SJW and Alt-right are really two sides of the same coin, read: The Personality of Political Correctness. Trump is what you get when you make ordinary people afraid to talk about real issues like Islamism, or the fact that their theories on gender are utter pseudoscience.
Universities must choose between Truth or Social Justice. I’m all for truth.
He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion… Nor is it enough that he should hear the opinions of adversaries from his own teachers, presented as they state them, and accompanied by what they offer as refutations. He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them…he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.- John Stewart Mill