@Jack shared an article heralding the “end of bipartisanship”…through civil war.
Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey, found himself under fire on Saturday, after Tweeting out an article heralding a solution to partisan rancor — by suggesting that Democrats should declare a political civil war and rid the two-party system of the other party, once and for all.
The article in question was a self-published think piece on Medium.com by a fellow CEO, that claims California’s model of one-party rule should be replicated country-wide in order to ensure the long-term survival of the American dream. “There’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history,” the author argues. “One side must win.”
The belief that California is a functioning state is one shared only by Bay Area tech elites and coastal leftists, who don’t look up from their iPhone X’s as they weave around San Francisco’s and Los Angeles’s homeless and drug addicted, as they make their way from their million dollar apartments to the isolated offices of their billion dollar companies. California is heavily in debt, and its major cities are suffering from very serious problems. If it cut itself off from the continental United States, it would have to dramatically restructure its environment or risk running out of simple things, like clean water.
But be that as it may, @Jack is, apparently, very excited about the possibility of taking control of the country, and not just the Bay Area.
Not to mention, it’s not really clear that, were a civil war between parties actually declared, that @Jack’s preferred side would win. Sure, a one-party system is a great solution, until you’re the party that’s not in power.
Ironically, @Jack’s pinned Tweet, which, for a while, appeared right above his article recommendation, is a thread about his and his company’s commitment to “collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation.”