This video came up this morning and it made me think of that post and Steve. It's about how in 1950s 'PSAs' adults that had grown up in the depression and lived through world war II make these big, encompassing statements on the way thing are, not even how they aught to be, from a completely objective, contextless position. Because they're not real adults, they're caricatures of a belief represented by adults simply for the authority it grants.
Friday wrote:That's where the teenagers go to do The Doobie Brothers and carry Guns and Roses (teens!) And dress Alice in Chains
The Doobie Brothers tried to command my kids to "listen to the music", so they are clearly the hand of Satan on God's earth.
Williamson's doing a surprisingly good job, but I think a lot of that comes down to low expectations. In the end, she's still Marianne Williamson. This might bump her a few points, but I don't expect it'll do more than that. (I was, of course, dead-nuts wrong about Trump's chances, and any predictions I make are best considered in that context. But the Democratic primary system is different than the Republican one, and I don't think Democrats are clamoring for an inexperienced celebrity, even if she says the right things.)
Probably doesn't help that tonight's crowd is so white, either. Damn RNG gods decided to put all the POC in tomorrow's debate.