Elon Musk is totally OK with China and Russia using Twitter for propaganda. It’s only the American left that he thinks needs to have its power checked. #ElonMusk #StateMedia #TwitterDeathWatch
Wokeservatism is the collection of grievances about perceived bias, perceived lack of representation and perceived suppression of their identities. And it is the dominant form of conservatism in the US.
The current never ending stream of moral panics about “woke” on the right can be predicted with a single two by two grid. The left access is the success axis, successful and unsuccessful. The top is the approval axis, like it and dislike it.
Having an unaccountable political or economic elite that escape justice is Banana Republic shit. Holding everyone, including former elected officials, accountable to rule of law is the exact opposite of Banana Republic shit.
After embarrassing herself by not being able to define woke after writing a book about work, Ms Mandel provided a definition. But I think she defines what I call wokeservatism.
The right wing style of messaging was to make bold unsupported claims, assume (correctly) that the media can be bullied into repeating it and cry censorship if anyone challenges or checks it. But recently, this has stopped working.
We do not have competing filter bubbles in the US. We have a mainstream media and we have a conservative filter bubble. There is nothing that illustrates this better than this Pew Research polling from 2019. While there is a noticeable gap between Dem-leaning and all Americans there is a giant nearly impassable chasm between… Continue reading The Foxlandia filter bubble is escaping its containment.
Freedom is not being taken away from white men-dignity is no longer being withheld from women, from people of color and from the LGBT community.
When conservatism becomes entirely about grievances about perceived bias, perceived lack of representation and perceived suppression of their identities, you end up with Wokeservatism. And this is the dominant version of conservatism in the US today.
Do you know that guy? The one that responds to fact checks by calling you sheepole? The one that yells libtard? The one that yells libtard and then demands you be more respectful? That guy. Have you met that guy? Did you get suckered into listening to him hoping to calm him down just enough… Continue reading Hampublican. A word we didn’t know we needed.