Once, I seem to recall, we had philosophical and ideological differences. Once, politics was a debate between liberals and conservatives, between different views of government, different views on values and America’s role in the world.I agree with this. Over the past couple of decades, the Democrat Party has increasing on crude identity politics for votes. They get their votes by identity appeals to non-whites, non-Christians, and low-info voters.
But this year, it seems, everything has been stripped down to the bone. Politics is dividing along crude identity lines — along race and class. Are you a native-born white or are you an outsider? Are you one of the people or one of the elites?
Politics is no longer about argument or discussion; it’s about trying to put your opponents into the box of the untouchables.
Donald Trump didn’t invent this game, ...
Human beings are too complicated to be defined by skin color, income or citizenship status. Those who try to reduce politics to these identities do real violence to national life.
I have posted about this many times, long before Trump announced that he was running for President.
With Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the Democrats do not even hide it anymore. They celebrate blacks killing white cops. Clinton even talks openly about White Genocide, as if it were a good thing.
Clinton did not win the nomination based on her competence, trustworthiness, experience, or policies. She got it by making promises to super-rich donors and to anti-white voters.
One of Clinton's top advisors is Huma Abedin, who is closely associated with Islamic jihad against the West, besides being married to a famous New York Jewish weirdo.
Yes, when Democrats give preference to non-citizens over citizens, they do violence to national life. Their policies are unsustainable.
Where I differ from Brooks and other anti-white-Christian elites is that they regard destroy national identity a good thing, if the country is mostly White Christian.
It only takes one side to start a war. The Democrats started this Demographic war. Trump just happens to be the only Republican willing and able to fight back.