When there’s no real crisis that can be dragged out and used to justify the extraordinary measures of disciplining and hurting the population, crises are invented. Right before the COVID crisis, there was a completely manufactured Trump crisis.
Nobody can name any actual policy of Trump’s that was all that different from Obama’s but remember all the howling, the drama, the impeachments, the wails and screams about fascism and democracy in danger? Nothing was happening. There was no crisis. But who cares? The fake crisis worked just as well.
And now the fictitious “abortion ban” is being used for the same purpose. After that’s milked for all it is worth, there’ll be something else. And something else.
I know somebody who embraces every one of these real and fake crises with passionate abandon. Next week she’ll have to remove all of her stuff out of the office she’s been in for 15 years because we never again are going to have a contract for her or any other lecturer. There was a time when this could have been averted but now it’s too late.