Thursday, June 29, 2017

Christian white America will never change

So quit accepting the BS that if only we could reach them it would change elections. It's a waste of time and energy that could be spent elsewhere on people that might actually change their votes back to progressives. Then we can implement policies that help our closed-minded brethren while still not agreeing with their regressive beliefs. See this excellent article from someone who grew up in that milieu and knows it inside out.  An excerpt:

"As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is still being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: 'Democrats failed to understand white, working-class, fly-over America.' Trump supporters are saying this. Progressive pundits are saying this. Talking heads across all forms of the media are saying this. Even some Democratic leaders are saying this. It doesn’t matter how many people say it, it is complete bullshit. It is an intellectual/linguistic sleight of hand meant to throw attention away from the real problem. The real problem isn’t east coast elites who don’t understand or care about rural America. The real problem is rural America doesn’t understand the causes of their own situations and fears and they have shown no interest in finding out. They don’t want to know why they feel the way they do or why they are struggling because they don’t want to admit it is in large part because of choices they’ve made and horrible things they’ve allowed themselves to believe."

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