If only you knew how bad things really are.
Whenever someone gives me another example of media bias, or tech censorship, or political correctness to the extreme, my initial reaction is always the same: what did you expect?
Can you believe what Twitter did this time? Yes.
Can you believe what CNN said today? Yes.
Can you believe what they’re teaching in schools these days? Yes.
And, most of all, can you believe that Republicans are just going along with this? Yes.
If you’ve been paying attention to politics for very long at all, you’ll notice that these new outrages of the day aren’t exactly new. They’re just same things that happened before, but sometimes, on a different scale. Take, for instance, the Black Lives Matter riots over the country during the spring and summer. If you think you’ve never seen anything like this before, were you paying attention to the Ferguson riots? Or the Baltimore riots? Take Trump talking about his reparations plan for blacks and Latinos in the last few days of the campaign. Does this really seem any different to you than standard politician fare begging for votes? History just repeated itself, to a slightly different degree.
Nothing in the news particularly fazes me, and it shouldn’t shock or surprise you, either. It can upset you, sure, but it shouldn’t surprise you. All of this has been coming for a long time. It’s not out of nowhere. It’s just everything moving incrementally along the same line, towards the same goal. To see what’s happening next isn’t a slippery slope or predicting the future, it’s just knowing how things work.
Sure, there are things people can do to try to temporary halt the bad things from happening. But ultimately, they’re still going to happen one way or another. You can try to prevent the inevitable for a few years but the inevitable will always win out. You can try to take a stand, you can try to be loud about it, but remember, there’s really no way to ever go back.
Happy holidays, friends.