Now, of course today has some important differences. The advance of technology, the impact of the internet, our fragmented media landscape, make it easier than ever to splinter ourselves into echo chambers. We can shut out contrary voices, avoid ever questioning our basic assumptions. Extreme views are given powerful microphones. Leaders willing to exploit fear and skepticism have tools at their disposal that were unimaginable when I graduated.
I just watched Hillary Clinton’s video address to Democrats about our awakening since the election and her optimism about our future leaders. Then, against my better judgement, I read some of the comments. The comments came from supportive and grateful admirers to con(job)servative trolls and ignorant haters, to ardent “Bernie would have won” believers. Some commenters wished Hillary would just go away in order for a new leader to emerge. Have these folks watched the video? Continue reading “Popular Vote Winner Addresses Democrats”