credit: Henry Tonks Two wounded soldiers
Cultural Cold War - mutually assured destruction (hopefully) of the two parties in the Culture Wars.
The two major parties mirror each other in rhetoric and tactics. They are in a arms race where both sides are escalating and neither side can back down.
This cold war has been readily apparent in the tit-for-tat news cycle recently:
Russian collusion - Trump is in under investigation by Mueller for possible Russian collusion. The Republicans have there own version of this for Hillary with the Russian uranium deal.
Sexual slander - The late and post-presidential race was vicious with allegations of pedopilia pizza gate which was perpetuated by Roger Stone and Alex Jones. We learned this week that the DNC was probably behind pissgate.
Sexual harassment - The left had a scandal in their ranks when top donor Harvey Weinstein was accused of multiple counts sexual harassment and assualt. The left then mirrored the right with claims of sexual assault against George Bush.
Given that this mirroring will continue, what does this imply will happen in the culture wars? Escalation will increase to the point of absurdity. Then the two sides will lose their legitimacy. They won’t be able to escape it because even if they know their legitimacy is being eroded, they have to respond in kind. They are locked in. Think about it, we are at the point where they are accusing each other of child molestation and golden showers.
This hasn’t played out and I don’t know when it will, but I think it might soon. I guess it depends on where our threshold for bullshit is. I would have thought that threshold was breached already but I guess not. Either way it will happen but don’t look upon it as a bad thing. It is something dieing that needs to die. This is an opportunity. When they start to die off there will be a window get new ideas in place. A time to try new things. So get ready. Get prepared.