Shape of things

To change the future, you have to understand the past.

Also, Waldman makes the same point I’ve been railing about for the last couple of years.

The “stay in your lane” mentality that seems to undergird so much progressive discourse—only polyamorous green people really “get” the “polyamorous green experience,” and therefore only polyamorous greens should read and write about polyamorous greens, say—ignores our common humanity.

That authors should only write about those exactly like them seems like such a colossally bad idea that I’m absolutely flummoxed that anyone could have ever been convinced of its virtue, nor can I comprehend how it has become so widespread in what passes for modern discourse.