Age and our politics

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llcoolw

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The most important compensating benefit to old age is greater wisdom, which comes from experience. When you’re making decisions that affect others, it’s much better to have a deep well of experience to draw on than to maintain the mental reflexes of an auctioneer. Wisdom may be more valuable in the digital age than ever before, because the velocity of information and normative judgments on social media, cable news and elsewhere constantly threatens to make glib idiots of us all.

This.
 

SLVRBK

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The average age in Congress declined through the 1970s but it’s mostly increased since the 1980s.

So I find it interesting that the article appears now as it is the current "old" legislators who lead the youth movement in the 70's and 80's. As we have all said, it is extremely difficult to unseat an incumbent so the current crop of "geezers" were the young upstarts 40 years ago and will soon be leaving their roles and replaced by new young upstarts that will hold those seats for 40 years while we all bitch about other districts incumbents.
 

sc5mu93

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Senators and representatives, he wrote, now “see themselves as players in a larger political ecosystem the point of which is not legislating or governing but rather engaging in a kind of performative outrage for a partisan audience.”


Spot on. Performative Outrage. That says it all.
I'm offended by this. The outrage!
 

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Senators and representatives, he wrote, now “see themselves as players in a larger political ecosystem the point of which is not legislating or governing but rather engaging in a kind of performative outrage for a partisan audience.”


Spot on. Performative Outrage. That says it all.
Performative Outrage per Urban Dictionary

A marketing tactic where media actively looks for unintentional, out of context, or irrelevant things to be outraged over, usually through identity politics , to create a manufactured feeling of us vs them to keep the working class divided. This tactic works on people who are bored, lack nuanced thinking and are easily manipulated into tribalism.
 

llcoolw

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Performative Outrage per Urban Dictionary

A marketing tactic where media actively looks for unintentional, out of context, or irrelevant things to be outraged over, usually through identity politics , to create a manufactured feeling of us vs them to keep the working class divided. This tactic works on people who are bored, lack nuanced thinking and are easily manipulated into tribalism.
Brings some names to mind.