The Spectacle Ep. 38: It Isn’t Organic — It’s Artificial – The American Spectator
A brief interview with The American Spectator founder R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., whose memoirs, How Do We Get Out Of Here?, are due out soon and are available for pre-order, highlights this week’s episode of The Spectacle podcast.
But something Tyrrell notes is picked up on by The Spectacle co-hosts Melissa Mackenzie — publisher of The American Spectator —and Scott McKay — The American Spectator contributing editor and publisher of TheHayride.com and RVIVR.com — for the rest of the show in conjunction with various topics. Tyrrell mentions that things just seem to be out of whack in modern society, and it feels as though we’re headed for something terrible.
And we are, if we don’t change course.
Our economy, according to virtually everybody — as measured by survey after survey of Americans — is sclerotic and moribund. The cost of everything — housing, food, appliances, cars, you name it — has skyrocketed. And yet we’re being gaslit by our ruling class that “Bidenomics” is a winner. We know it isn’t. Our politics is a virtually hopeless mess. And our culture is in a state of near apocalypse.
Relationships, marriages, and even friendships are at a crisis point. People are miserable — especially women, whom Scott and Melissa agree are more receptive to cultural signals and messaging than are men (and those messages and signals are overwhelmingly tailored to women in the first place). Scott notes that polling points to a political explanation, as married men (R+20), married women (R+14), and unmarried men (R+7) are decidedly center-right, while unmarried women (D+37), overwhelmingly the most unhappy segment of society, are hard left in America, and that’s probably not an accident.
In fact, none of it is an accident.
The people who control our institutions hate us. They don’t accept us for how we normals live our lives. And they won’t leave us alone. They keep us on eggshells. Everything is agenda-driven. Nothing is allowed to just be.
And the results across the board are unacceptable.
How to fix it? Scott and Melissa have some ideas. They’re good ones. Which makes this one of the most must-watch episodes of The Spectacle podcast.