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July 09, 2013

Zimmerman, Martin, and the Clash of Civilizations

Dynamite Big Picture essay on clash of two different cultures, two different tribes, on the frontier where Elites never deign to step foot. They're deep in the Capital areas of the empire, protected from danger and insulated from the knowledge that such exists at all.

But Zimmerman had to step there, because he lived there, and while he was middle class, he was lower middle class, and had to live on the frontier. He didn't have the money to live in the gated communities and Private Security Patrol areas of the Capital.

It could be that Zimmerman reminds the actual Elites of their own good fortune, and therefore they hate him for that. In their Narrative, Zimmerman becomes the Elite who must be punished, because they damnsure aren't going to punish themselves.

Very good essay, definitely give it a read. I've gone off on my own tangent (similar but not identical to the points made in the essay), so don't think you've already read it based on my own ruminations.


Via @comradearthur.


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