Trump’s Conviction Escalates the Reality War

And not in a small way

Sean Myers
Cancelling Reality

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Donald J. Trump has been convicted on 34 felony counts.

For a few minutes, I was relieved. An acquittal would have been devastating. But the sense of deep unease descended very quickly because I saw how much of an escalation this would be perceived by the right wing.

The Breitbart Doctrine and the Culture Wars

I had hoped to build up a bit more of a framework before making this connection, but what’s going on now can only be explained by applying the insufficiency of the Breitbart Doctrine, which I discussed in the last newsletter, to the Culture Wars.

You’ve heard of the Culture Wars. Left-wing and right-wing ideologies battling it out for the soul of America and spilling over into laws and policy. Should schoolchildren be allowed to read books with queer characters? Which bathrooms should trans people be allowed to use? Should ordinary citizens with no training be allowed to open carry assault weapons?

The thing about the Culture Wars is that they are disagreements about things for which we have data and to which we can apply logic and common sense. And time after time after time, the right-wing side of the Culture Wars has nothing to back it up.

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Sean Myers
Cancelling Reality

Professional legal blogger and author of Flight of Fools, a satire/fantasy about escapism and reality — https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B49PRRSF