People are wondering if the CEO of Twitter just showed his hand today when he tweeted an article saying that America can be just like California and obliterate all Republicans in a happy commie paradise of high taxes, illegal alien crime, and absolutely no middle class.
Great read https://t.co/O2djSQf8Qv— jack (@jack) April 6, 2018
From Peter Leyden on Medium, “The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War: Why there’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history — one side must win”:
America is desperate for a functioning political supermajority that can break out of our political stasis and boldly move ahead and take on our many 21st-century challenges. The nation can’t take much more of our one step forward, one step back politics that gets little done despite the need for massive changes.
America today has many parallels to America in the 1850s or America in the 1930s. Both of those decades ended with one side definitively winning, forming a political supermajority that restructured systems going forward to solve our problems once and for all. In the 1850s, we fought the Civil War, and the Republican Party won and then dominated American politics for 50 years. In the 1930s, the Democratic Party won and dominated American politics for roughly the same amount of time.
America today is in a similar position. Our technologies, our economy, our geopolitics are going through fundamental changes. We are facing new challenges, like climate change and massive economic inequality, that must be addressed with fundamental reforms.
America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win. This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.
California, as usual, resolved it early. The Democrats won; the Republicans lost. The conservative way forward lost; the progressive way forward began. As we’ve laid out in this series, California is the future, always about 15 years ahead of the rest of the country. That means that America, starting in 2018, is going to resolve it, too.
SO I have to give my usual “to be fair” caveat here. To be fair, many of the more extremist portions of the far right also say similar things. They are also, coincidentally, going to be the ones who scream bloody outrage when they discover that Dorsey tweeted this out.
However, it’s still revealing to see what Dorsey thinks is a rational, reasonable approach to politics. Especially given how many times Twitter has been accused of left-wing activism.
In other words:
Totally not worrisome that Jack Dorsey is sharing articles about how bipartisanship is dead and that the right must be mercilessly crushed forever. https://t.co/0a6Ds5xfOh— neontaster 🚟 (@neontaster) April 7, 2018