Believe it or not, unity is the last thing we need right now. At least the kind of unity we’re being urged to embrace. Paul Rosenberg wrote this a while back but it’s as true today as ever–united we fall because some kinds of unity are a path downward.
I’ve sometimes wondered what it is about cancel culture that causes so many people to pile on. Brittany Hunter has a terrific article about a psychologist’s take on the unhealthy incentives that cause people to follow the mob.
Any power-seeker or opportunist worth his or her salt knows that crises can be exploited. As Jacob Hornberger explains, that’s why the DC elite are milking the Capitol melee for all it’s worth.