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The two parties are switching class constituents

By Patrick follow Patrick   2021 Jul 18, 10:10pm 164 views   9 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


How often during the last year of woke, have middle- and lower-class Americans listened to multimillionaires of all races and genders lecture them on their various pathologies and oppressions?

Million-dollar-a year university presidents virtue signal on the cheap their own sort of “unearned white privilege.”

Multimillionaire Meghan Markle and the Obamas, from their plush estates, indict Americans for their biases.

Former Black Lives Matter founder and cultural Marxist Patrisse Khan-Cullors Brignac decries the oppressive victimization she and others have suffered—from one of her four newly acquired homes.

Do we need another performance-art sermon on America’s innate unfairness from a Hollywood billionaire such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, or Oprah Winfrey—or a multimillion-dollar-per year Delta Airlines or Coca-Cola CEO?

During the 1980s cultural war, the Left’s mantra was “race, class, and gender.” Occasionally we still hear of that trifecta, but the class part has now increasingly dropped out.

The neglect of class is ironic given that dozens of recent studies conclude class differences are widening as never before.

Middle-class incomes among all races have stagnated and family net worth has declined. Far greater percentages of rising incomes go to the already rich. Student debt, mostly a phenomenon of the middle and lower classes, has hit $1.7 trillion dollars.

States like California have bifurcated into Medieval-style societies. The state’s progressive coastal elite can boast of some of the highest incomes in the nation. But in the more conservative north and central interior nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line, explaining why one of every three American welfare recipients lives in California.

California’s heating and cooling, gasoline, and housing—the stuff of life—are the highest in the continental United States. Most of these spiraling costs are attributable to polices embraced by an upper-class elite—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and marquee universities—whose incomes shield them from the deleterious consequences of their utopian bromides. The poor and middle class have no such insulation.

So why are we not talking about class?

First, we are watching historic changes in political alignment.

The two parties are switching class constituents. Sixty-five percent of Americans making over $500,000 are now Democrats. Seventy-four percent of those who earn under $100,000 are Republicans. Gone are the days of working people voting automatically Democratic or Republicans caricatured as a party of stockbrokers on golf courses.

By 2018, Democrats controlled all 20 of the wealthiest congressional districts. In the recent presidential primaries and general election, 17 out of the 20 wealthiest zip codes gave money overwhelmingly to Democratic candidates.

Increasingly, the Democrats are a bicoastal party of professional elites of corporate America, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, the media, universities, entertainment, and professional sports. All made out like bandits during 21st-century globalization.

Democrats have lost the most support among working-class whites, especially in the interior of the country. But they are also fast forfeiting backing among the Hispanic middle class, and just beginning to lose solidarity among similarly situated African-Americans.

The Left does not wish to admit it has become the party of wealth. All too often its stale revolutionary speechifying sounds more like penance arising from guilt than genuine advocacy for the middle class of all races.

The wealthy leftist elite has mastered the rhetoric of ridicule for the lower middle classes, especially struggling whites. Multimillionaires Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden wrote off their political opponents as supposedly crude, superstitious, and racist, in smearing them as “clingers,” “deplorables,” irredeemables,” “dregs,” and “chumps.”

Class is also fluid; race is immutable. So by fixating on race, the Left believes that it can divide America into permanent victimizers and victims—at a time when race and class are increasingly disconnecting.

The wealthy of all races are the loudest voices of the woke movement. Their frequent assumptions of “victimhood” are absurd.

Americans who struggle to pay soaring gas, food, energy, and housing prices are weekly berated for their “white privilege” that is “unearned,” by an array of rich network and cable television news hosts, well-paid academics, media elite, and corporate CEOs.

Note that the woke military is the brand of four-star admirals and generals, and retired top brass on corporate boards, not of the enlisted. Multimillionaire CEOs bark at the nation for their prejudices, not saleswomen and company truck drivers.

America is a plutocracy, not a genocracy. Wealth, not race, now more likely ensures one power, influence and the good life.

In the pre-Civil Rights past, race was often fused to class, and the two terms were logically used interchangeably to cite oppression and inequality.

But such a canard is fossilized. And so are those who desperately cling to it.

The more the elites scream their woke banalities, the more they seem to fear that they, not most Americans, are the real privileged, the coddled, the pampered—and sometimes the victimizers.
2   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Jul 21, 12:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says

Be honest, with a 60% majority of Republicans, the same shit would have happened.

We don't have to remove Democrats, we have to remove the establishment that controls both our parties.
3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Jul 21, 12:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

True, but I see the Republicans as a slightly lesser evil than the Democrats.
4   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Jul 21, 5:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
True, but I see the Republicans as a slightly lesser evil than the Democrats.

At this point in time, I see the republican conservative individual, not a party member, as a more logical, sincere, moral person than I see a liberal individual.

I am frankly disgusted by the "liberal people" I knew and was once great friends with 10 years ago. I don't align myself with a party or an ideology. I try to have consistent principles and I was rather shocked to see how alone I was when Obama started blowing up Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. I thought my friends had principles, they didn't.

One friend is my business partner, he's homosexual - I don't care, but he justifies all the bloodshed of the Obama administration because he legalized gay marriage. He was furious with me when I pointed out that Obama was nothing more than another fucking mass murderer, no better than Bush, because Obama threw him a personal crumb. This selfish, narrow minded, thinking is absolutely disgusting to me. I can't express in words how absolutely fucking disgusted I was with him.

And the asshole never got married. Less than 10% of homosexuals bother to get married. They are 10% of our population, and less than 10% of them bother to get married - that means he defended a fucking mass murderer because he gave 1% of the population what they wanted. Just sickening and he didn't even care about it. It's so revolting. Gay marriage trumps mass murder. It trumps bringing back slavery markets in Libya. It trumps bombing Syria to put in a fucking pipeline. To him. What a fucking asshole. To this day, I'm absolutely revolted by his lack of moral principles that he deceived me into believing he had.

I had to end up separating myself from people who don't have logical moral consistency. I can't deal with that level of cognitive dissonance anymore and I'm a FAR happier person for it.
5   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2021 Jul 21, 7:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

richwicks says
I don't care, but he justifies all the bloodshed of the Obama administration because he legalized gay marriage.

Did he support Trump? Trump did not discriminate against gays in the slightest.
6   richwicks   ignore (3)   2021 Jul 21, 7:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
richwicks says
I don't care, but he justifies all the bloodshed of the Obama administration because he legalized gay marriage.

Did he support Trump? Trump did not discriminate against gays in the slightest.

No Orange Man Bad, Cunt that voted for the Authorization to Use Force Against Iraq over weapons of mass destruction program that didn't exist - good.

I was astonished that he thought this way. He's not stupid, but he's as superficial as a coat of paint.

When I first saw the NPC meme, I swear I laughed and giggled for 20 minutes because, by god, it's fucking true. There's VERY few independent thinkers. Most people just repeat opinions they saw in television. Fuck I hate television.
7   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Jul 22, 9:17am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

That's a Lie, Democrats have always been stark raving lunatics, that will kill anyone they don't align with.

8   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2021 Jul 22, 9:18am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

They are the master projectionists, for over 100 years, they have done unspeakable grotesque things to this country, while convincing their base, that the Republicans are doing it.
9   SumatraBosch   ignore (7)   2021 Jul 22, 9:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ike called out the Airborne in Arkansas and had them bring back some hot negresses because progressive.

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