What the Hell is Going on?
Dave Perell probably has my favorite essay I’ve read of 2019. The opening is incredible.
Let’s play a game.
I’m going to describe your least favorite politician: Everything they say goes viral. The establishment despises them, donors can’t influence them, and the media can’t tame them. They’ve ignored the traditional rules of politics and now, politics will never be the same. Their success is a threat to America.
You call them “deranged, hopelessly misguided liars, who are divorced from reality and can’t separate fact from fiction.” You don’t understand how anyone could support them. It’s like their supporters live in an alternate reality. But people who support your least favorite politician say this: “they speak my language,” “tell it like it is,” and “say what needs to be said.”
Half of you think I’m describing Donald Trump. The other half, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Read the rest. It’s amazing.