Thread. Technology has opened up a portal to an older world even as Big Corporate has revealed itself as necessarily political entities. Talent wants the freedom to be excellent & work with talent. People are increasingly willing to trade off some stability to escape the Borg.
The trailblazing that lies before us matters, but regardless of particular path we forge, future = a kind of *economic*/politico-cultural war. Piratical. But also & mainly new warlords --> feudal lords marshaling wandering talents seeking to exercise their own excellence again.
In the world we are sailing into, post WWII notions of "neutral" economics/finance, or the way people learned to mentally separate economics/finance from ways of life or political interest and direction (in some ways this is still what elite ed is about) are unhelpful blinders.
What's needed now (same as it ever was, but w/greater immediate effect) = ability to a) draw people out of corrupt larger outfits, b) to fit them together so as to free them up to exercise excellence, c) organize/inspire/allow them to aim explicitly at greater/higher purpose.
Forget doomerism. Imagine what's possible if we build new things w/eye on the actual landscape we now inhabit rather than that of decades ago, never mind if we can ignore the ideological fantasies of insane radicals in the present who wish/demand it to be a certain way.
You need people who can see landscape as it is (politics, culture, tech forest/big picture not trees). You need to get together w/them & get under their banner.

The competent are restless/tired of chafing at their bits. This dam wants to burst. I'm going to do more than let it.
But—and here's the point—the kind of piratical entrepreneurship to feudal lord pipeline possible now is of necessity more tied to political/cultural purpose than at any time in living memory. If we avoid dystopic leftish ethno-fascism, it will be in part b/c of this kind of biz.

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Every R voter needs to evaluate whether or not their state/local public officials are as weak & clueless as this one. Many red state pols are like this or worse. But you don’t have time anymore for talking heads who don’t know what time it is. Test ‘em. Find your DeSantis, ASAP.
Stop assuming that b/c you live in a red state and have Republican pols representing you...complacency is no longer forgivable. The only institution in America that Rs can lay claim to is red states. The only way out of this mess is for you to elect leaders worthy of the name.
You need to assume instead that your state/local Republican electeds are pretend losers trying to fool you until proven otherwise. The burden of proof is on them to act boldly and lead. There are no longer any excuses. There is no longer any time for squishes and cuckery.
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Left wins b/c they demand things as organized groups & fearlessly leverage their power for sake of their political objectives, which are tied rhetorically to deep moral imperatives like justice & common good. This isn’t complicated.

The Right just needs to stop transing itself.
“We can’t use moral language like justice and tie our policies to higher purposes—we must speak of efficiencies and speak as moral neutrals.”

False. This is why you lose.
“We can’t organize and protest and fearlessly demand things.”

True, they get nasty if you try. But if you want to let them make this impossible, you are a loser who’s admitted he’s lost.
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The idiotic conceit of the Left and useful idiot moderates is that those who want "America" and "American"—not to mention "citizenship"—to mean something real and distinct are...Nazis? This is borderline insanity, but it is now the near universal thought of wannabe elite minds.
Americans of all kinds disagree w/this madness, of course. We want equality under the law & oppose a legalized racial caste system. Americans of all backgrounds want citizenship to correspond w/honor, duty, and a prioritized commitment to one's fellow citizens—not just bennies.
A country is a country. To be an American, or a citizen of any country, must mean more than changing out papers and putting an address on a form. Globalized elites who treat countries as a hotel chain w/o loyalty to their own are reprehensible to everyone across the board.
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Red states need to band together to punish corporations who want to bully them. We need a Red State Alliance that agrees to take measures en masse against these corporations that aggressively seek to arrogantly thwart the will of red state Americans.
When a company spews out an outrageously false narrative that clearly serves the Left (“laws to secure your elections are racist”) and tries to force it on a red state, a bloc of red states should put ‘em on a list for punishment. First, remove any state/local benefits or breaks.
Second, consider proactive corrective actions as a group. There are many options.

Third, above all, we need Governors/Republican leaders to loudly tell these corporations to knock it off or else—& start defending their residents from Big Corporate fascist advocacy for the Left.
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There is a way in which "cancel culture" is simply one more aspect of general corruption: when harmless or small stuff most everyone has done or said is technically illegal or cancellable, the powerful can use it against whoever they want for whatever purpose they want.
In other words, the dynamic of "cancel culture" is to render everyone suspect and everyone potentially cancellable, much like our legal regime right now. The effect is to make it so the powerful can prosecute or cancel whoever they need to with cultural or legal pretext & cover.
& this is why looking for some kind of method to this madness is pointless. There is no hypocrisy in all this because there are no principles in all this: most of the time it is simply a cover for power to do what it wants for reasons that have nothing to do with public justice.
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