Reading time: 5 minutes
Sociologist, Arlie Hochschild, describes MAGA Nation and the Insurrectionists as the elite of the left behind. I describe them as seeing democracy as too much of a risk that a Black or Brown will be elevated, minority-rule autocracy is a sure thing.
Reading time: 7 minutes
What is wrong with white voters? A LOT! How could anyone in their right minds vote for four more years of Trump? Well, 57% of white voters did. There is a lot wrong there when you see 270,000+ needless deaths and want four more years of that shit.
The self-destructiveness of white conservative middle class Republican voters is staggering. Can they ever be dissuaded? Why do they do it? All of my many articles addressing this baffling phenomenon gathered under one convenient heading.
Deaths of despair describes the rising mortality rate of white middle class midlife white Americans. For them the American dream is shrinking and it is literally killing them. But, it is the Republicans that are shrinking the dream.
Why do conservative white voters vote against their best interests? To really understand, we need a deep story and the Great Paradox. I review Arlie Hochschild’s “Strangers In Their Own Lands” to find out.