Illiberalism on the left is a real problem. But voting for Donald Trump to stem the rising tide of illiberalism would be a huge moral and strategic mistake. My latest . [Thread.]
Worried about illiberalism on the left? Bothered by "woke" ideology? If you vote for Trump both will get worse. Don't do it, argues
Could not agree more, : "Trump presents a much greater danger to key constitutional values, and does more than anyone else to lend apparent credibility to extreme forms of protest as well as an unremittingly negative appraisal of America."
.: "Parts of the left now seek far-reaching censorship in social media... and are openly hostile to free speech. The likely future mayor of Portland, Oregon, has appeared to glorify mass murderers such as Che Guevara and Mao Zedong..."
"Voting for Trump to stem the rising tide of illiberalism is about as pure an example of cutting off your nose to spite your face as political life can afford," writes
Please share the article! Please vote! And please stand up for philosophically liberal values—not just once every four years, but every day.
"Voting for Trump to stem the rising tide of illiberalism is about as pure an example of cutting off your nose to spite your face as political life can afford," writes
"The likely future mayor of Portland, Oregon, has appeared to glorify mass murderers such as Che Guevara and Mao Zedong on the campaign trail."
Yascha Mounk's whole thing is it's bad for ~the discourse~ if people are punished for taking outré political positions But he also believes that if you wear a Che Guevara shirt to work, your boss should totally fire you
. adds to the growing chorus of voices arguing why you should vote for Biden if you hate Wokeness.
If you want to combat illiberalism, casting a vote for Donald Trump is the worst possible thing you can do.
Couldn’t agree more. Hate Wokeness? Vote Biden. - The Atlantic
Okay, ⁦⁩. I read it. Here’s what I think: Voting for Biden to oppose the takeover of America by the neo-Marxist left *doesn’t make a particle of sense.*
It would be nice! But probably just wishful thinking. The culture war won't end with any particular president because it's not about the president. And under Biden the grassroots right becomes much more active and radical, that's the only foil needed
I think this is it, more or less; Trump's win in 2016 was partially fueled by annoyance at the excesses of woke culture, but it's only gotten worse since then, and it's hard to see how reelecting him wouldn't just yield more of the same
If you accept the absurdly stupid premise that combating wokeness is the #1 priority of our country, then this is a good article for your stupid brain to read
"If, however, a clear majority of Americans turn on Trump, rejecting his racist remarks, those of us who still retain faith in America’s perfectibility and seek to preserve its core institutions can more easily win the argument."
“If you want to combat illiberalism, casting a vote for Donald Trump is the worst possible thing you can do.” is right on the money here.
Lindsay and the like are quick to point out that Trump's election was at least in part a backlash against wokeness, but seems to have a harder time recognizing that extreme wokeness is heavily driven by backlash against Trump.
Hate Wokeness? Vote Biden | Yascha Mounk
If you hate wokeness, vote for Biden. It’s not the only reason to vote for him, but it’s a good one. ⁦⁩ in ⁦
One can oppose the left-wing cancel and woke culture, and at the same time, oppose Trump and vote for Biden. Yascha Mounk explains why in The Atlantic.
"Voting for Trump to stem the rising tide of illiberalism is about as pure an example of cutting off your nose to spite your face as political life can afford."
.⁦⁩: Trump’s failings give the most misguided claims of the far left a superficial veneer of plausibility. If you want to combat illiberalism, casting a vote for Donald Trump is the worst possible thing you can do. #2020