James Carville off the top rope on the Democratic party’s wokeness problem. Finally, a Democrat willing to stand up to their absurd woke mob. Enjoy: pic.twitter.com/lYUW3u4q7G— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 1, 2021
Populism isn’t a “historical aberration.”
There isn’t anything that we believe which isn’t deeply rooted in American history and especially in Southern culture and the Jeffersonian tradition. We’re the normal Americans. They’re the weirdos who has poisoned themselves with modernism, cosmopolitanism, antiracism, postmodernism and political correctness which they have picked up over the past century as new leftwing intellectual fads from Europe have arrived in this country.
“A few days ago, 216 employees of Simon and Schuster, along with several thousand people from outside the trade publishing house, sent a petition to top executives of the company demanding that they stop publishing anyone who had anything to do with the Trump administration. Their rationale for making such a demand was that Trump’s presidency was a dangerous historical aberration. According to the Wall Street Journal, the letter insists that Simon and Schuster not treat “the Trump administration as a ‘normal’ chapter in American history.”
Before I sat down to write this essay, I had to ask myself several questions. Will the opinions I express jeopardize my position at the liberal university where I teach? Will they endanger my relationship with my liberal publisher? Will they roil my relations with my neighbors in the ultraprogressive New Jersey suburb where I live?
That I had to ask is not “normal.” …
If woke progressives had been honest about the populist confusion and discontent sweeping the country, on both ends of the political spectrum, they would not have rung the bells of political apocalypse. They would have taken yet another incarnation of American energy in stride—as they do when it happens on their side. But to continue their cultural onslaught, they need to stigmatize as abnormal everything that stands in their way. No wonder the Simon and Schuster petitioners put the word “normal” in inverted commas. They have no idea what it is.”
“The 216 employees who signed the petition represent about 14% of Simon & Schuster’s workforce. Among the more than 3,500 outside supporters, according to a letter accompanying the petition, were writers of color including Jesmyn Ward, a two-time winner of the National Book Award for fiction. A representative for Ms. Ward confirmed that she had signed the petition. …”
James Carville is right.
There is a bigger populist backlash than 2016 brewing against those people “back East.”