Mini thread on this sign o’ the times: hundreds lining up to swat @ellievhall because they can’t differentiate between “political” and “partisan.” A nation so addicted to brutish tribalism that any statement or symbol bearing on our common civic life 1/
must be crushed down into red or blue dust, and snorted. For those enraged about Trump’s authoritarianism, it’s not just tragic but ironic: what authoritarians do is make sure everything is expressly political. Everything! So when the stainless mobs of wokeness come after 2/
someone foolish enough to say in public that there is a space within the realm of the political but beyond the realm of the partisan - something we might call “our common values” - they play their enemy’s game. If you hate Trump, if you hate the Putinization of America, 3/
it’s actually really simple, what you have to do. Try hard to love your neighbor. Remember that you live with them in a commons. Forgive everyone and everything you can while holding onto your own integrity. And try to do it cold turkey. 4/4
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