I cannot watch these things. I get the most profound sense of cringe at seeing the virtue signaling and performing. I get that we haven’t come up with a better way to do this, but my god, we’ve completely signed ourselves over to whoever wins a raw popularity contest.
Like I couldn’t get past two minutes last night. Ick.
Once I understood that consuming national politics has asymptotically zero instrumental value—it’s value is in how it makes you feel—I just filter it all out.
Call me privileged.