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Does it feel like culture has died and there's only politics now?

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  1. Sloe Djinn

    Sloe Djinn Idiot with Internet Access.

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    It's a symptom of growing information addiction. Weaponization of social and news media is really nothing new, but it’s getting way easier to drive narratives with the help of ever-widening access to a constant stream of information via phones, tablets, and computers. Fear and divisiveness sell, and the online mediums through which they sell are pervasive.

    Pretty much anywhere online where people can congregate and talk, there’s guaranteed to be at least one person who thinks that somehow, somewhere, it is entirely appropriate and related to make a disparaging remark about liberals or conservatives while discussing the latest “hack” for sous vide pot roast. There will also very likely be someone else who is entirely invested in battling them tooth and nail about it, and there goes the discussion.

    Despite that, there are definitely plenty of venues, both online and irl, where that isn’t the norm. There are also plenty of people out there who share your outlook and live lives in which politics have little bearing.
     
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    Social media continues to surprise me about how many people actually want to be recognized. This is true before when people had to call into radio stations to have air time. It's much easier now though.

    The fascinating thing is that I think we're all slowly moving towards global politics more than national. I think culture is also slowly being globalized to a certain degree, and that's due to the inurnet. Before the inurnet, none of us here would even think the other existed.
     
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    Jonathan haidt's coddling of the American mind is good at touching on this an this other book "conflict is not abuse" as well as "difficult conversations"
     
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    I think we're on the cusp of the death of politics, and about to see a lot more culture emerge.
     
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    Culture and politics are often intertwined. Sometimes they support each other, and sometimes they clash. I think there is a desire to politicize everything too much today just to create a sensation or huge reaction, and people play into it, buy into it. Right now, it's all about, "you're either with us or against us!"

    I do agree with the OP that we are not allowed to have a wide variety of opinions anymore, just one opinion that is perceived as "progressive" or "woke." How can you have reasoned discussion or debate if only one opinion of just a few are allowed?
     
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    What do you mean by political exactly? For instance, many people view the inclusion of LGBT people in media as being political. For others, things as simple as women in media having short hair and multi-dimensional personalities are considered political. Even casting a woman in a role that would have historically gone to a man (i.e. Rey in Star Wars) is seen as political by some. There is a large amount of "political" talk over race and ethnicity in media as well of course.

    For people who are not white cishet men, being included and properly represented in media is not necessarily political. They just want media they can resonate with/characters they can actually relate to, but this is viewed as catering to liberals by many conservatives. This is because conservatives view the inclusion and proper representation of minorities and women in media as pushing some sort of political agenda because they want to use politics to control the lives of others. They would ban gay marriage, double down on the new Jim Crow, and do a variety of awful things to transgender people.... among other things if they could. Well, they are doing much already, but they want to do more. Media is only political to them because they are control freaks who can't stand the idea of seeing two men holding hands and kissing, black people in prominent positions, etc.
     
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    Nope it doesn't feel that way. Both aspects of our lives are thriving.
     
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