Friday, April 12, 2019

The Great Awokening

Vox essay:
The Great Awokening

A hidden shift is revolutionizing American racial politics — and could transform the future of the Democratic Party.

By Matthew Yglesias on April 1, 2019 9:25 am

For all the attention paid to the politics of the far right in the Trump era, the biggest shift in American politics is happening somewhere else entirely.

In the past five years, white liberals have moved so far to the left on questions of race and racism that they are now, on these issues, to the left of even the typical black voter.

This change amounts to a “Great Awokening” — comparable in some ways to the enormous religious foment in the white North in the years before the American Civil War. It began roughly with the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, when activists took advantage of ubiquitous digital video and routine use of social media to expose a national audience in a visceral way to what otherwise might have been a routine local news story.
I think that this is correct. We have seen a huge awokening on the far left, but not the far right.

He is using "white liberals" to include Jews. He is 3/4 Jewish himself, with a non-Jewish name.

Siding with the Ferguson protesters was really an extreme anti-White position. It meant siding with a black thug trying to kill a white cop. The protests were fueled by blacks, the Obama administration, and Jewish news media.

The whole thing leads me to believe that we could be headed for Civil War II. I don't see how there can be any compromise with millions of people who think that it is okay to attempt to murder white cops.

There are people who falsely blame Trump for identity politics. He plays identity politics far less than most politicians. The trends to identity politics were firmly in place before he entered politics. His political success was largely caused by voters being disgusted with the identity politics of the Democrats.

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