WoW Classic is a game centered largely on nostalgia, but it's now impossible to completely replicate the original game. In the same way, American politics is currently motivated by nostalgia for times that will never exist again.
On one hand, Democrats don't want Rogan fans because they want to exclude dumb meatheads from the party. On the other hand, they're opportunists who would be clapping and cheering for Rogan right now if he supported Biden.
The US government and some US media is trying to get us used to the idea that we should return back to work, and get over the fact millions will die.
We can't let that happen. If there was ever grounds that warrant mass strike action, this would be the time.
They're trying to test how much they can get away with, and with the absolute disgrace of the Democrats in the electoral realm, and the broader failure of American capitalist society with coronavirus, now is the time to show we aren't going to take this shit much longer.
Everything is capable of being true, and nothing is true until the elites curate it into a narrative for you.
A company called Elliott Management is attempting the takeover, because they think Wall Street will value Twitter more highly with Jack Dorsey out of the picture.
Elliott Management hasn’t done what activist investors typically do: which is threaten the company to change some of their company structure and policies before they attempt to take over. Instead, their going straight for Jack Dorsey.
Personally, I try to avoid calling religious groups like this a cult. Of course, "cult" in a traditional, value-neutral sense really just means a regional and localized religious belief. But it also has a lot of negative ideological baggage.
However, there are a couple traits of Shincheonji that make me feel comfortable calling it a cult, even with the negative connotation.
We don't know if a stock exchange on the west coast will succeed, but we do know that if it does, American capitalism will become more dystopian.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos takes Microsoft to court over a government contract. And although this type of thing certainly isn't new, this particular situation gives a bleak glimpse into an oligarchic future.
In China and Russia, there were conspiracy theories that SARS was a US bioweapon. This is probably not true, but makes a semblance of sense compared to the unhinged, xenophobic COVID-19 conspiracy theories of the American right.
With the mass shooting in Thailand, American-style "lone wolf" nihilistic terrorism spreads across the world. At the same time, right-wing, politically radicalized, factional terrorism is proliferating in the US in a new way.