The division in this country is inflamed and exaggerated by the media.
“The surge in partisan polarization in America has made it a rarity that Democrats and Republicans could ever find common ground on an issue. However, data from the new January 2021 American Perspectives Survey (APS) reveals one important area where Democrats and Republicans seem to agree. Seventy percent of Democrats and 66 percent of Republicans agree that American democracy only serves the interests of the wealthy and powerful …
The view that American democracy only serves the interests of the wealthy and powerful is strongly felt among younger partisans ages 18 to 29. Nearly eight in 10 young Democrats (77 percent) and Republicans (79 percent) agree that democracy only works to benefit the wealthy. Older partisans (ages 65 and older), also agree, by significantly smaller margins. Sixty-two percent of older Democrats and 59 percent of older Republicans say democracy only serves the wealthy and powerful. …”
What is the “mainstream”?
Is the “mainstream” the consensus of people on television that no one watches anymore like Brian Stelter and Don Lemon? Is it people who work for Jeff Bezos?
I would love to see the terms “far right” and “extremist” precisely defined. I would also like to know exactly how many people share these views. How many of these “extremists” under the age of 50 are “far right”? How many people are nationalists and populists? How many people agree with mainstream conservatives? What is the relative size of these two groups in 2021?
“A day after Donald Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter, the streaming platform DLive announced that it had “suspended indefinitely” a twenty-two-year-old streamer named Nicholas Fuentes. In a post explaining its decision, the platform cited Fuentes’s role in “inciting violent and illegal activities” during the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C., on January 6th. Although Fuentes has denied entering the Capitol building that day, there’s little doubt that he was a vocal provocateur of the insurrection that took place. A report by Hatewatch, at the Southern Poverty Law Center, reviewed live-streamed footage shot during the riot and claimed that Fuentes could be seen encouraging the mob outside the Capitol, saying, “Break down the barriers and disregard the police. The Capitol belongs to us.”
It was, in a way, a mild offense for Fuentes, who had been using DLive to stream his podcast “America First,” a rant-driven show in which he promoted tired white-nationalist talking points, all while attacking prominent conservatives, such as Ben Shapiro, for being too soft. (Fuentes has denied that he is a white nationalist.) In one stream, made just days before the Capitol riot, Fuentes railed against Republican legislators, saying, “What are we going to do to them? What can you and I do to a state legislator besides kill them?” …”
How is Nick Fuentes an “extremist” these days?
Clearly, it is the so-called “mainstream” or “center right” or Never Trump or GOP establishment wing that is on the ropes. Qanon conspiracy theorists alone are about the size of that faction.
Most people disagree with cucks like David French.
Note: The polls consistently show now that these people are a disaffected 10% to 15% rump that stands out due to their cosmopolitan values.