Pluralistic: Stellantis wants to make scabbing woke; The Lost Cause prologue, Part V (11 Oct 2023)

Today’s links Stellantis wants to make scabbing woke: The real DEI was the collective bargaining unit we formed along the way. The Lost Cause prologue, Part V: Fuck around, find out. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2022 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading Stellantis wants to make scabbing woke (permalink) I know, I know, it’s weird when the worst people you know are right, even when they’re right for the wrong reasons: like, the “Intelligence Community” is genuinely terrible, pharma companies are murderous crooks, and Big Tech really does have a dangerous grip on public debate. The swivel-eyed loons have a point, is what I’m saying: When conspiratorialists and reactionaries holler about how the FBI are dirty-tricking creeps who are framing Trump, it’s tempting to say, “well, if Trumpists hate the FBI, then I will love the FBI. Who cares about COINTELPRO and what they did to Martin Luther King?” It’s a process called “schizmogenesis”: forming new group identity beliefs based on saying the opposite of what your enemies say, and as tempting as that is, it’s extraordinarily foolish and dangerous: It means that canny reactionaries like Steve Bannon can trick you into taking any position merely by taking the opposite one. Bannon’s followers are even more easily led, so it’s easy for him to convince them that we have always been at war with Oceania. The right has created an entire mirror…Pluralistic: Stellantis wants to make scabbing woke; The Lost Cause prologue, Part V (11 Oct 2023)

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