Read This OTD: Invent A Phantom Enemy To Advance Your Culture Wars

It’s an old trick: the powerful encourage the less powerful to vent their rage against those who might have been their allies, and to delude themselves into thinking that they have been liberated. It costs the powerful nothing; it pays frightful dividends.

Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy | The Long Read on The Guardian

Postscript 2016-12-01_8:25am: So this is my last post for NaBloPoMo 2016, and I’ve cheated a bit on the timestamp because I forgot to hit the Publish button last night. I certainly have not managed to blog anything like every day this month, but I have published more posts in the last few weeks than the previous 6 months, so it’s been a worthwhile shove in the right direction. Hold my feet to this blogging fire, folks – please!

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