The neoliberal ideal is inherently technocratic. People learn to be unconscious systems managers, viewing life as a network of rules and regulations divorced from any deeper moral character. This ideal worships codes and systems and numbs itself to the daily horrors they produce.
This is a major reason why U.S. liberals believe they are the good guys, fighting to restore "normalcy," while proudly supporting candidates owned by weapons manufacturers whose business model relies on flaying the innocent from machines that blacken the sky.
This mantra might come from the powerful but it doesn't stop there. Log onto Facebook sometime and read the run of memes and whatnot of your more liberal-minded friends. The main theme is that Trump is a violation of the rules, not that the rules are themselves inherently fucked.
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