Millennials Aren’t Falling for It: Paradox Podcast Episode 71

Terrible Opinions

Jordan: Fans are actually the best music critics.

Matthias: Christians who are living out their faith and lean toward socialism in politics are far more winning and influential than conservative Christians preaching to the choir.

Perception is truth now

Jordan talks about the introduction to “Reputation” that Taylor Swift included in the album’s liner notes and details her theory that Swift secretly slipped in some references to today’s┬átoxic political climate without being explicitly political. Matthias ties the idea of “reputation” being seen as fact to the way people get trapped only seeing the worst of the “team” they disagree with: “People end up in their bubbles.”

Can comedy save us?

We talk about the “Saturday Night Live” parody ad for the Democratic National Committee and Sarah Silverman’s new Hulu show, “I Love You, America.” Are liberals showing more self-awareness as a group, or is there just too much noise for these two examples to break through? We also discuss the inevitable future: a reckoning for the Democratic establishment when millennials and on-the-ground activists stop putting up with untrustworthy “establishment” figures like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

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