The New Year and the Continuing Notion of Apocalypse

Guess what? 2020 is barely different than the chaos of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, all the way back to 1992. I want you to think about the moment that conspiracy culture consumed American political debate, and see where we are today.

In 1992 when Bill Clinton was elected, it wasn’t that the right particularly supported George H. W. Bush, but that they hated the very idea of Bill Clinton, whoever the fuck he was (no one really knew). Now Clinton, a scumbag, was not a particularly left-wing figure. He was a greedy man, more in line with the…