I enjoyed the bit where she said nobody represented her in American politics but that she would immediately move to DC, nine months pregnant, to work for Tucker Carlson, if he decided to run.
OK, I'm sure we can all agree it's never going to be 1960 again. But that's not a reason to accept that things just have to be as shitty as they are.@as_a_worker
america is haunted by the inability to recognize, let alone reckon with, the incontrovertible fact that the relatively-broad prosperity of 1948-1973 was in fact a historical aberration and no set of economic or social policies will ever bring it back
this unique period becomes the benchmark for normative social structure, gender roles, household composition, cultural production, industrial relations, & even what liberatory social movements are supposed to look like even tho this era was vanishingly small in US/world history
each of those structures had a material base that simply can’t/won’t return: US capitalist hegemony and global rates of profit necessary to sustain that entire social world. arguing for a return to, say, the single-breadwinner family today cannot be anything but cynical moralism
And yet the entirety of American politics and popular imagination is devoted to the notion that this era of prosperity was our birthright and our baseline, and that we can get back to it if we just wish it hard enough.
There's a theory that the "real world" in The Matrix, the one where Neo can manipulate the sentinels, is actually just another layer designed for those who rejected the first. That's increasingly how I view anything supposedly radical, theory etc. Another layer of the same thing for the people who think they've got it figured out. It doesn't matter to Amazon whether you're buying Marvel or Baudrillard, just that you're buying.