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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Twitter board member Evan Williams both are promoting a Medium post arguing that the best thing for America is to follow California’s lead where Democrats control all aspects of the government and Republicans are all but extinct:
Dorsey called it “a great read”:
Great read https://t.co/O2djSQf8Qv
— jack (@jack) April 6, 2018
While Williams called it, “an interesting take”:
Interesting take: “Why there’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history — one side must win” https://t.co/wtIuA5phkl
— Ev Williams (@ev) April 3, 2018
About how this: That the people in charge of Twitter think think that the end of bipartisanship is “great” and “interesting” is absolutely terrifying?
How has this trash not gotten more attention?! https://t.co/V1YBa2xBTa
— Storm Paglia (@storm_paglia) April 7, 2018
Totally not worrisome that Jack Dorsey is sharing articles about how bipartisanship is dead and that the right must be mercilessly crushed forever. https://t.co/0a6Ds5xfOh
— neontaster 🚟 (@neontaster) April 7, 2018
Nothing alarming about social media mogul advocating to eliminate an entire side https://t.co/kULzaAr8CT
— Amy (@AmyOtto8) April 7, 2018
And how are conservatives supposed to interpret this other than the company picking sides?
Twitter’s CEO loves this article about driving conservatives from public life and turning the rest of the country into California in the “new civil war.” Literally what it’s about https://t.co/b8DUxlC9Cw
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 6, 2018
Saying it’s a “great read” is a cop out
RTing a call for a new civil war that says the Left must win and we can all welcome our new progressive overlords
Is an endorsement Jack
And we all know it https://t.co/m8kl4pDgc0
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) April 7, 2018
According to this tweet, Big Tech hopes the Left wins the next “civil war” and turns the whole country into California. https://t.co/g2kJlbPbJP
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) April 7, 2018
Businesses that choose a side should choose wisely. https://t.co/VqstT0YoH3
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 6, 2018
As for the “New Civil War,” it’s already begun according to the article and the “final battle is upon us:
The Final Battle Begins in 2018
America is desperate for a functioning political supermajority that can break out of our political stasis and boldly move ahead and take on our many 21st-century challenges. The nation can’t take much more of our one step forward, one step back politics that gets little done despite the need for massive changes.
America today has many parallels to America in the 1850s or America in the 1930s. Both of those decades ended with one side definitively winning, forming a political supermajority that restructured systems going forward to solve our problems once and for all. In the 1850s, we fought the Civil War, and the Republican Party won and then dominated American politics for 50 years. In the 1930s, the Democratic Party won and dominated American politics for roughly the same amount of time.
America today is in a similar position. Our technologies, our economy, our geopolitics are going through fundamental changes. We are facing new challenges, like climate change and massive economic inequality, that must be addressed with fundamental reforms.
America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win. This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.
California, as usual, resolved it early. The Democrats won; the Republicans lost. The conservative way forward lost; the progressive way forward began. As we’ve laid out in this series, California is the future, always about 15 years ahead of the rest of the country. That means that America, starting in 2018, is going to resolve it, too.
The problem with this argument is that the country does keep resolving it but resolving it in favor of the Republican party: At the presidential level, in Congress, in governorships and with state legislatures. It’s the Dems, outside of California and New York, who are the ones in trouble.