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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:19 pm

This is the biggest middle finger FU to American democracy but to some people here, doing a socio-cultural  analysis of the professional class liberals is far more important. Talk about fucked up priorities.
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Re: what the presidency is worth to dt

Post by FluteHolder on Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:50 pm

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/28/obama-reckons-with-a-trump-presidency

Still, his triumph, or the idea of it, was not beyond prediction. The fissures and frustrations in the American electorate were nothing new, and some commentators were notably alert to them. Before and after the election, a passage from Richard Rorty’s 1998 book, “Achieving Our Country,” circulated on social media. Rorty, a left-leaning philosopher, who died in 2007, predicted that the neglected working class would not tolerate its marginalization for long. “Something will crack,” he wrote:

The nonsuburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking around for a strongman to vote for—someone willing to assure them that, once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats, tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen, and postmodernist professors will no longer be calling the shots. . . . One thing that is very likely to happen is that the gains made in the past forty years by black and brown Americans, and by homosexuals, will be wiped out. Jocular contempt for women will come back into fashion. . . . All the resentment which badly educated Americans feel about having their manners dictated to them by college graduates will find an outlet.

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