Arthur Miller’s famous play, The Crucible, melts together two of the Left’s favorite hobby horses: the Salem Witch Trial and McCarthyism. Rebellion against a harsh, theocratic order by a group of heroic freethinkers is the narrative context of the play. Rebels are heroes, they are in the hot seat or in the crucible, facing the ideological rigidity the enemy.
Everybody can tell you now that these days an inversion is going down. The liberalism of old is melting together with tyranny, changing into today’s rigid neoliberalism. Today the neoliberals are becoming the tyrants placing everyone else in the crucible. Many who languish feverishly in the cauldron perceive the gathering heat and speak of resistance, here and there, in flavors of warfare. One said 3G warfare, the next 4G, and now 5G warfare! Warfare now appears like cell phones!!
All eyes are trained on Donald Trump. He has less than a day to act, from within his own crucible. Will he submit or fight? The new order is coming, will it be alloyed with the neoliberals or those doomed in the pot as the cannibal stew?