Let’s take stock of where we are though in 2022:
- Trevor Noah is out at The Daily Show.
- The Daily Show lost two-thirds of its audience when he was at the helm
- Late night comedy has utterly collapsed as a cultural force over the last decade.
- Greg Gutfeld has a larger audience than any late night comedy host.
- Accusations of “racism” no longer sting or have anywhere close to the impact that they used to a decade or two ago on the Right.
- The fact that conservatives like Marjorie Taylor Greene “sound like the KKK” shows how far the old taboos have eroded over the past decade and how much of our message and talking points has been absorbed and normalized and is now mainstream politics
- As Mehdi Hasan pointed out on his show earlier this week, no one cares anymore about accusations of “racism.”
- Two years ago, Marjorie Taylor Greene was considered an embarrassment inside the GOP caucus. Next year, Marjorie Taylor Greene is going to have her committee assignments restored in a Republican Congress and will be shaping the House agenda. Meanwhile, people like Liz Cheney and Ben Sasse are leaving Congress.
- Marjorie Taylor Greene hasn’t changed except in the sense that she has become much more radical and has pushed the edge of conservative politics further and further into our territory over the past two years on everything from the National Divorce to the Great Replacement.
- A bunch of people are about to get elected at the state, local and federal level who are more radical than Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The taboo around the Jewish Question was breached over the weekend. All of this adds up over time and creeps into the way that normies understand politics.