Social capital … racism explains maga

8 thoughts on “Social capital … racism explains maga

    1. Hello Nan. I agree. I think it also applies to the cis straight ones also in their hate for the LGBTQ+. They need that feeling of superiority and the freedom to express their hate for those that are different from them / have different ways of being that are not the tradition these people grew up with. Hugs


    1. Hello Jill. I agree. It is a slightly different way of looking at it, and in a way makes it easier to understand. The idea of social credit, or cultural credit in yours being superior is similar to what LBJ said about poor white racists. Hugs

      President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

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    1. Hello Jimmy. I agree. The US was experiencing a surge of tolerance and acceptance of diversity and the rabid right couldn’t tolerate it. The election of a black man as president told them they were losing / had lost their unquestioned authority in the US. They felt that if they did not reverse it immediately they would never be in charge again. That is exactually how the religious right felt also. Their numbers were also declining and if they did not regain their former authority immediately and work to entrench their views in laws, they wouldn’t have their assumed authority ever again. The two groups merged and worked together with trump to not only open the floodgates to regain old authority / statuses, but to advance their numbers, enforce their ideas, and to achieve by gang thug violence what they cannot do legally. But Jimmy I find that raising the alarm is hard because most people think it is just a small group being attacked that doesn’t include or effect them. They don’t realize this is only the start to the regression and the activation of the US Taliban vice police. Hugs


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