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.
Rather than waste time with gotchas pointing out the hypocrisy of the right, spend some time pointing out how they simply can not imagine a world where they are held to any standards at all.
One thing lacking in the current right wing satanic panic is any mention of the satanic symbolism in the current GOP logo.
What would Old Matt think of a journalist that was handed a pile of documents from the owner of a company (Elon Musk) who then asked the journalist to write a story based on those cherry picked documents?
At some point someone is going to chisel a hole into Elon Musk’s ego that is just large enough to slide a spreadsheet through. And Elon will look at the numbers. Wide eyed. And in an exasperated voice Mr. Musk will ask “you mean we need those libtard snowflakes to be happy for Twitter to be worth anything?”