No. Republicans follow Democrats. Democrats follow Republicans. The winner should have had a landslide. Left shift gave way to right shift and right shift will give way to left shift. You’re in engineering. You should know how this works.
Sentiment. Overton window. Etc. Public sentiment has been shifting to the right (politically) for years now and is in full swing, maybe for a while. But it shifts back later.
Example from me: Sheriff Joe’s pink jumpsuits was cute in the mid 90s. But by the early 00s, it looked strange and it wasn’t just me.
Right’s been growing in popularity for years now. Post modernism, previously only left, entered the right around the early 00s and has grown in the past 15 yrs.Now its all post modern, left and right, for good and bad alike.
I‘m actually fine with that. The weird fascism interest that went with it is strange to me but I think it’ll give rise to subcultures more than tribalism. But I’m going into my futurism mode so I’ll stop there.
Oh, not literally fascist. I mean a fascist ‘flavor’ to everyday things. People are more likely now to be blunt with opinions. If they’re speaking from their subculture, it’s often in absolute, “if you disagree, you shouldn’t live”, but in an ironic way (mostly).That sort of thing.
Example: If I say, “Let us put aside our differences”, it seems like weak words. But at the end of Cold War, that sounded revolutionary, unthinkable. The way we think changes a bit with the surrounding culture in small ways. Right now, it’s harsh-is-good time.
I can’t count how many times I should have been thrown out of a helicopter, told kys, etc.It’s the total environment.
True – and even online it’s become simply how people talk. It’s spilled into schools too, which means real life for them. But it’s all mostly in irony.You don’t see as many suicides from it as you did a few years ago. I think kids are getting tougher to it, faster. Parents put up videos of their kids to mock them now, rather than “look what amazing thing our kid did!”
So, I think society’s just getting a little more raw, sharp, caustic humor is norm rather than ‘edgy’. It’s all ok. We’re all (society) adjusting along with it.