Just wrote a quick column about John Fetterman. My theory: It’s very hard to have to perform your okayness, if you are not, in public life. 1/3
— Jennifer Senior (@JenSeniorNY) February 17, 2023
But seriously, what is it with this infantile phrasing?
Vermont Senator @BernieSanders has a new book, “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism,” and it launches Sunday 2/19 with an exclusive interview on @FaceTheNation with @margbrennan. It’s a lively and timely conversation. Don’t miss it. pic.twitter.com/ipxclRXCuw
— Carol Ross Joynt (@caroljoynt) February 19, 2023
Well, yes, I suppose it is “OK” to be angry about capitalism, though if you’re a lifelong politician, i.e. unskilled labor, and “capitalism” has still seen fit to reward you with enough wealth to own three homes and avoid working for a living, it might be “stupid” to be angry about it, but I digress. Point is, why is this being framed as having permission to have feelings? Is this yet another instance of therapeutic jargon leaking out into the real world? What can we do to quarantine these freaks and their verbal pattycake-games?