President Biden and his constituency's response to the tragic stabbing of Salman Rushdie reeks of hypocrisy and opportunism.
The collapse of the political into the emotional is great news for people like AOC. Unfortunately, turning constituents into adoring fans means you have little incentive to do anything for them in return but pose.
This social trend is creating a dangerous environment that protects, incentivizes, and rewards powerful and privileged people who exploit others.
We must continue to resist the incentive to adjudicate justice based on social edicts and influences instead of due process and evidence.
It's absolutely appalling. We can't let their smear tactics silent legitimate dissent.
The episode should no longer surprise us, living as we are in a climate that sends the subtle message that causing offense is tantamount to violence.
Under the current order, the issues of censorship and political intimidation of opponents continues to transcend traditional partisan alliances.
For the liberal establishment, extremism and terror are now a function of your skin color.
Nobody should be assaulted for telling a joke. Such a premise should never be culturally sanctioned, normalized or unpunished.
The Biden administration's clandestine relationship with Big Tech allows these state-sanctioned messages easy access to public consciousness.
Our political and media elite are shrouded from the economic hardships that result from war by their privileged class position.
It's a clever sleight of hand that invalidates skepticism by casting it as a moral failure.
Just as you thought the 2020s couldn't get any more dystopian, we are now witnessing the enthusiastic embrace of corporate censorship by progressive politicians, celebrities and left activists, all in the name of combatting the nebulous scourge of "misinformation."
We are collectively experiencing a paradigm shift engineered by the logic of our economic system that is working to reduce all social relations to a menu on a screen.