What is the most important issue facing the country?
What is the thing that most determines who you are willing to vote for in elections? What is the most bitter grievance and resentment that animates the so-called “far right”?
After examining all of these polls and studies, it occurred to me that I should ask myself that question. There are different clusters of Republican voters. Each cluster has its own values, grievances and priorities like the True Cons or the Religious Right that determines how these groups vote. Most people have a variety of opinions on all sorts of subjects but feel more strongly about some subjects than others and the relative importance of issues more than anything else determines how they vote.
The COVID relief package which recently passed Congress has the support of 70% of the country. Stimulus checks are wildly popular. These things are all more popular than Joe Biden and the Democrats though. The reason that this is the case is because of how people rank the issues that matter to them. There are millions of Trump voters who are happy to get a $1,400 check, but would never consider voting for the Democrats in the 2022 midterms because of their stance on guns or abortion. There are lots of economic issues like this where the Democratic position on an issue is more popular than the Democrats because their brand is so strongly associated with other issues that are culturally toxic and polarizing.
In my view, the most important issue facing the “far right” is political correctness/wokeness. The people who are involved in this space are part of an underground social movement and use pseudonyms because of it. They have always used pseudonyms because they are being monitored and would be punished for openly expressing their views on controversial subjects like race and immigration. It would be one thing if the people who believed in all of these silly -isms and -phobias as a moral creed were content to express their own opinions while respecting others. Instead, they are determined to force their own values and opinions onto others and silence and punish all opposition. What these people are doing is no different than a religious sect taking over all institutions in a society, imposing a political orthodoxy on them and banishing or exiling anyone who shows any sign of disagreement. The criminalization of whiteness is reminiscent of Prohibition. Just as people who wanted to drink and relax in the past went to speakeasies, now people who dissent from the “mainstream” orthodoxy share their views on sites like this one.
Immigration is terrible for the country. Those who dislike immigration can and do move to more homogeneous communities. Political correctness, however, is something that has a personal and daily negative impact on all of our lives. Among other things, it leads to self-censorship, online censorship and the destruction of countless careers of people who were fired or who were never hired because they once said the wrong thing and offended our elites. This ideology now permeates all American institutions and it opens doors to those who subscribe to it while denying opportunities to those who don’t believe in it. It determines what monuments are allowed to stand in the public square. It determines how the news is reported. It determines what kind of movies are made. It now determines who can speak and raise money on the internet – the president of the United States, for example, was recently deplatformed.
There isn’t another issue that comes anywhere close to having such a negative impact on my life. There are illegal aliens who work in nearby chicken plants in Alabama, but they keep to themselves. There are blacks who live here, but crime isn’t bothering us and is something we largely read about happening elsewhere. While it is true that liberals hate guns, the Second Amendment is strong and gunowners have the upper hand in that debate. Abortion is not something that has ever been an issue for me. Gay marriage doesn’t have a negative impact on my personal life. Political correctness stifles our lives though. It constricts debate and makes dissent illegitimate. It is the thing that makes our culture so toxic. It has a massive negative economic impact on anyone who is bold enough to challenge it because it is wrong.
This is how we should approach politics. The people who believe in and enforce political correctness are by definition our political enemies. It is great that we are getting a one time $1,400 check. It is great that we are getting a one time child tax credit. None of this makes up though for the ever present and growing threat and the damage to our lives that is caused by political correctness which structures our culture and makes us feel insecure and forces us all to keep our opinions to ourselves, to walk on eggshells and to always be looking over our shoulders for brats and “journalists” trying to catch us saying the wrong word that causes “trauma” to some protected group that is offended by disagreement.
The professional managerial class and their pampered little upper middle class spoiled brats who are the people who gravitate toward Antifa and who live in bohemian neighborhoods in big cities are the enemy. As it happens, these are the same people who support open borders, who destroy our monuments, who want to take away the guns, who are pushing for internet censorship, who support abortion and who are using state power to criminalize their domestic opposition as “far right violent extremists.” These are the people who have wealth and power in this country and who wield it to the point of coming out and engaging in physical violence in the streets. These are the people who are the real problem. This will rapidly become clear because the next generation of them are even worse than their parents.
We should be focusing more on these people. Yes, illegal immigration is a problem, but it is a problem because these people allow it. Yes, black crime is a problem, but it is a problem because these sanctimonious people put blacks on a pedestal which renders them immune from criticism. Yes, censorship is a problem, but it is a problem that “circles back” to these people and their ideology. Yes, the trans stuff is gross and bizarre, but these people are pushing it because they are novelty seekers.
These people see the “Deplorables” or the “far right” or “extremists” as their class enemy. We should see them and start talking about them in the same light now. We’ve talked about all this other stuff for years and it gets boring covering the same ground. They love it when we talk about blacks or Hispanics because that is an opportunity for them to mount their high horse and ride out and swing at us. It was always their little brats who would dress up in black uniforms and come out and attack us. In spite of all of these provocations and escalations, the focus of our attention has always seemed to be elsewhere.
I’m convinced this needs to change. We shouldn’t feel any sense of solidarity with all of our fellow White people. This is one of our virtues that blinds us to who is pushing the anti-White agenda and why they are doing it. By that I mean this class of White people who certainly don’t feel any sense of solidarity with us. We should recognize them for what they are which is the enemy. There needs to be a moment where we kind of swivel around in the chair, look directly at these people and start targeting them.
Note: It goes without saying that Republicans are zeroing in on this grievance now for their own reasons because it resonates and has traction. This was our grievance though ten, twenty and thirty years ago and remains so. No one in this country is more negatively impacted by this garbage than us. It is just that now since “racism” has been inflated to encompass all White people in this country no matter what their beliefs that it has gotten so bad that no one is safe anymore or insulated from it.