Thursday, September 5, 2019

AOC and the new culture war

From this article:

"If 2018 was the year of Jordan Peterson, then perhaps 2019 will be the year of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. With the breakthrough of AOC, the Culture War has entered a new phase."

Another good quote follows highlighting that it is we the people using social media that must participate in whatever way we can by banding together, sharing information and memes, promulgating a commons worldview. Individually we obviously don't have the impact of AOC, but like her we use social media: No, like her we are "in it," and together we can change the narrative.

"AOC’s mode of collective intelligence, by contrast, is decisively new media. The Congresswoman from the Bronx is not a culture warrior trained by and for the broadcast television wars of the 90’s. AOC is an Achilles dipped up to the heel in the Styx of decentralized media. Her style of communication is fluid, continuous and direct. She does not stand above and outside of the conversation, attempting to influence it with authoritative ‘good opinion’. Rather, she is in it — sensing and responding to a 'social' that is always present and that is coextensive with her identity. In this crucial sense, she vastly more like the Insurgents than the elder Democrats that happen to be sitting next to her in the Congress."

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