White shame doesn’t just predict lower warmth towards whites *relative* to racial/ethnic minority groups, it’s also the best and only predictor in my data of outright rating whites in the negative (< 50) region of the 0-100 feeling thermometer scale #DissertationResearch pic.twitter.com/IwhDJJULc1— Zach Goldberg (@ZachG932) February 4, 2021
My measures of negative collective emotions for those curious pic.twitter.com/adA389gKVD— Zach Goldberg (@ZachG932) February 4, 2021
America is divided into normal people and those people.
“Lasch inverted Ortega’s thesis, accusing American elites of rebelling against standards, and thus debilitating culture. Lasch’s targets were “upper middle class liberals” who, in his view, better exemplified the self-satisfaction, incuriosity, “radical ingratitude,” and hatred for anything not itself that Ortega found in mass man. …
In Lasch’s view, American elites have come to loathe their fellow Americans who do not share their rarefied progressive morality. What can any decent man (or woman, or Genderqueer-American) owe to a country and a people who are a stinking mass of bigotry? Revolt can be read as a defense of the white working-class Americans that would later come to be called “deplorables.” But it is also a defense of minorities, who, in Lasch’s view, are victimized by managerial elites in the name of kindness. …”
Last year, I wrote about the rise of modernism and the professional managerial class at length. I plan to return to this theme soon and carry on the story from the 1930s through 2020.