Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Culture War

Putting things under "the culture war" label dismisses them as trivial. And, sure, there are elements of "the culture war" that are silly - getting mad because M&Ms aren't as sexy as they used to be - but the underlying issues are generally the most important and most complicated issues that politics has to address. 

And there are real victims of what journalists like to portray as mere distractions for the rubes.

By no means is any of this trivial or unimportant. Florida is the third-most-populous state. To launch a war on vaccines or use state power to harass transgender students is to make life difficult, even dangerous, for thousands of people.