Conservatives Now Realize What Liberals Have Done
Gladden Pappin speaks to the French magazine L’incorrect about the current state of American politics
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to Alexandre de Galzain, of the French right-wing monthly L’incorrect, about the current state of American politics. What follows is the English-language version of my interview—with a quick preview and, for Postliberal Order’s subscribers, an opportunity to read the whole. If you’re an aficionado of French politics, don’t miss the opportunity to hop on over to L’incorrect and check out their fine work, as well!
L’incorrect: Twitter was recently purchased by the billionaire Elon Musk, who is also known to have funded the Republican Party. How has this decision been received by public opinion in the United States?
The takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk is the most interesting thing which has happened in Silicon Valley in a long time. Historically, Elon Musk is a liberal and was close to the Obama administration. Over time, however, he saw the liberal left turn so far to the left that he found himself on the right.
Twitter remains the most important platform for posting political content and therefore taking the pulse of the American political class. The American population was very shocked that Donald Trump was removed while he was still president of the United States. Since his removal, Twitter has become increasingly aggressive. The liberals of Silicon Valley and supporters of the Biden administration have begun describing every right-wing argument as “disinformation” or “fake news,” which they pretend to dismantle with “fact-checkers.” It has become obvious to everyone that this has involved a politicization of the truth. From there, we now have the takeover by Elon Musk: most people are in agreement with what he wants to modify.
How do Americans view the war in Ukraine and Biden’s foreign policy?
I think that public opinion is becoming aware that the Russian/Ukrainian conflict is being used to cover up the political failures of the government. . . .