This is very well written and presents an important facet of the current situation which is completely missed by the standard political reliance on polls. Thank you.
One tangential item with which I disagree is the characterization of Star Wars as anti-fascist. Of course it is anti-fascist on a surface level, Darth Vader and the Sith are evil fascists, but when you look at the stories and the actual actions of the sympathetic characters you can see that the Jedi are how fascists would like to see themselves. The deeper message of Stars Wars is something like “the only thing that can stop a bad fascist is a good fascist”. I think it’s prominence in contemporary culture is part of the deeper problem and a reason why solutions evade us.

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