Our current political moment has encouraged some odd couplings in political beds.
Here is leftie Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now! discussing Amazon’s more than complicity in the creation of a surveillance state. That may not seem so odd since both Greenwald and Democracy Now! are left-oriented. But I daresay most liberals and even many progressives are still enraptured by Silicon Valley’s trendiness, money or brute power.
As captured nicely in this meme.
And here is Greenwald speaking to a very receptive Tucker Carlson on the same subject.
Silicon Valley power. A left issue? A right issue? Something else?
Then there’s outcast David Duke defending new darling of the progressives Ilhan Omar for her comments about Jewish and Israeli influence on American politics.
Jewish/Israeli influence in American politics? There? Not there? Progressive? Reactionary?
But strange bedfellows do not always lie down together in crisis. Sometimes the phenomenon signifies nothing more than a happy consensus!
In a rare but welcome instance of bipartisanship senior members of both parties have united in removing per-country green card caps.
There has been an enormous effort by Republicans and Democrats — including Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Corey Gardner (R-CO) — to ram the plan through Congress with huge donor class support.
Oh yes, the donor class. The Koch brothers are united as well in favor of removal. Silicon Valley too.
That Americans might lose out in the job scramble is not that important. Anything that can unite the parties, the Koch brothers and Silicon Valley must be meritorious. We must have consensus!