Comment of the week via dfordoom, in response to lamentations over how much public sentiment has shifted away from reducing immigration levels in the US over the last 15 years:
The shift is equally dramatic on all social and cultural issues. Plus support for freedom of speech is declining rapidly.
What’s really interesting is that there is pretty much no debate or discussion at all on economic issues. Economic issues are now things that you simply don’t talk about.
There is no actual political debate at all. We live in a post-politics age. Everything now is a moral issue. Opposing immigration is morally wicked. Questioning feminism is morally wicked. Expressing doubts about the tranny stuff is morally wicked. Expressing anything less than absolute support for homosexuals is morally wicked. Questioning affirmative action is morally wicked. Expressing even mild scepticism about racial oppression is morally wicked.
But questioning the current neoliberal economic order is something that cannot even be imagined. It would be like questioning the existence of gravity.
The real achievement of the neoliberals has been to remove politics entirely from politics.