Shoot KC, you’re getting paid for this? Well, the TRUTH is out now!!! Some guy on the Internet said it, so it must be true.
Have you noticed a tendency from the mildly Left to say that anyone they disagree with who isn’t an obvious RWNJ is a paid shill? Or, if on Twitter, a bot? I’m not sure when that started, but I know it wasn’t like this ten years ago, or even four years ago, not to this degree.
I used to think that it was just an inability to argue facts, but now I’m thinking it might be to shut down any dissent at all stemming from a "with us or against us"attitude. What happens to nations when the population becomes this fragmented, this mistrusting of its institutions?
I’ve been talking politics online since the Nineties and I’ve never seen it like this. It used to be I’d only get this level of outright hatred and contempt from neo-Nazis or the tankies. There’s always been a high level of snark, but this is different. I suspect things will continue to get worse, creating more dysfunction in civil society, and, as always, the poor will bear the brunt of it.