There are no surrender papers to sign in the culture wars. You cannot just accept defeat & move on. Progressivism is a transformative religion, it must go forward by its very nature, to help create its desired but impossible fair & equal world. 'There is still much work to do'
@edwest Reminds me of Blair's 2001 pitch. A lot done, a lot more to do, or something similar.
@QuestforOrion just because that has happened every single time before in all circumstances doesn't mean it will happen this time
@edwest I agree that the ability of progressives to move the goalposts is impressive. See how we moved immediately from gay marriage to trans rights. There was no pause. I may be wrong but I think they may overplay their hands some day.
@edwest Not forever. This rubber band will snap - probably sooner rather than later.
@edwest Standard procedure is to mumble something about "fighting the long defeat" and return to tending ones garden
@edwest Its inherent nature is to exponentially increase over time. I guess basically until it collapses. Not sure when that is though....
@edwest Indeed. It is a one-way ratchet, cranked by increasingly extreme and internecine race-baiting.
Once the logic of bitter racialisation is in motion, there is no stepping back.
Two groups benefit: the hard-left and the hard-right.