I thought this was a great blog post by Sarah Hoyt on our fracturing culture and how we are witnessing a shift:
Look, the fact is even leftists practice enlightened self interest, though they claim not to believe in it.
When the magazine (movie studio, talk show, presidential campaign) is about to go under, you have two choices. You can list right or at least neutral and maybe it will sell again. But what if it’s too far gone? Well then the magazine (publisher, newspaper, radio station) is a lost cause, and what you have now left is a sauve-qui-peut. That means you have to think of the people caught in the debacle, and of their pensions and careers.
If they list even a smidgen right before going under, they’re never going to work in that town/field again. The crash will be attributed to their politics and their being “stupid.”
If however they go as hard left as possible, they’ve signaled they’re smart and idealistic. There will be people lining up to hire them or give them venture capital.
I watched this happen in the culture for years.
You have to read the whole thing, otherwise, spoilers. 🙂