I’m seeing kamikaze behavior from previously astute self-promoters. Jordan Peterson and Taylor Swift both decided now was the time to throw their careers and fanbases under the bus for…what? Over the weekend, I watched a mild-mannered civnat pastor in an extremely conservative area* interrupt communion to announce that we will all be brown soon and we should take communion as “one race, the human race”. Costly virtue signalling is one thing, but career suicide is a different level of self-sacrifice to Babylon.
I think what we’re seeing here is people who were previously holding out for reconciliation or, more likely, the inevitable gradualist victory of neoliberal globohomo, realizing they have a real cold civil war on their hands and deciding it’s finally time to put on their colors and announce which side they’re on.
*Last time I was visiting, the men from this church took my friend and me out shooting the Saturday night before.