It’s tempting to satirically call-out Peggy Noonan for her characteristically sane March 8 column, but satire is a tough genre, and I might be thought serious. So here’s the non-satirical version: She draws an interesting analogy between today’s “progressive” call-out culture and Mao’s diversionary and totalitarian “struggle sessions.”
ROD Dreher, by posting at 4:44 this morning, beat me to the punch on Peggy Noonan’s column, but adds analysis of this own:
- Del Noce, again, is acutely correct when he points out that it’s a mistake to think that totalitarianism requires a police state. It can exist even in democracies, he said, because totalitarianism is a condition in which politics invades all of life.
- We don’t have a state telling people not to hire the likes of me. We don’t need one. Sixty percent of employers in this poll said they check the social media profiles of potential hires, and include what they find there in their decisions. You think China is the only country with a social credit system?