Daily Archives: 2020-07-20

The Left Is Now the Right

Source: Hacker News

Article note: TFA overstates it's case, but I have been noticing a lot of tactics crossing the political spectrum and being used in noticeably more (self aware, disingenuous, and/or refined) horrific ways by the second group to get there in the last decade. I think a lot is just observing opponent's strategies and co-opting the successful ones in more refined forms, but the amount of moral panic flavored activity - which is a 100% "I don't want to be associated with you politically" behavior - is going up. As is the amount of absolutely unabashed "I want what's best for me and mine, fuck y'all and your liberal and/or egalitarian ideals" and "I got mine, now I need to pull up the ladder so no else uses it to effect social change" behavior going on.
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