When leaders run out of unifying myths, division is the last currency. Why this Thanksgiving, America is a “death cult” versus “radical socialists”
Self-described “elected DNC member” and Washington Monthly contributor David Atkins tweeted this last week, garnering a huge response:
“No seriously…how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? Where do you start? Fox? Facebook?We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.”
You have to read the full thread to grasp the argument, a greatest hits collection of DNC talking points. Conservatives, Atkins writes, have no beliefs, being a “belligerent death cult against reality and basic decency.” There’s no reason to listen to them, since the “only actual policy debates” are “happening within the dem coalition between left and center-left.” He had over 61,000 likes last I checked.
Meanwhile, as Donald Trump kept describing the election as a “hoax,” newly re-upped South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted this, perhaps offering a preview into Republican messaging in the post-Trump era: [ … ]