For John, BLUF: When he says "white" I figure he means "Caucasian". Nothing to see here; just move along.
"Why Poor White Males Are the Core of Trump’s Support".
While this says it is talking about Donald Trump, it is also talking about Senator Bernie Sanders. The Author, Mr Ian Welsh, is not a Trump supporter. He is a seeker of truth, as here, talking about unemployment in the United States.
Here is a small sample of the subject Blog Post:
Do not tell me, or them, that they are “privileged.” Yes, it is better to be poor and white than poor and black, and better to be a poor white man than a poor white woman, but people who are in pain do not react well to some smug, upper-middle-class jerk telling them they are privileged when their lives are clearly terrible.So, you have a group of people who are not only not doing well economically, but are also looked down upon by their betters.
It is a FACT that working class whites will not see any improvement worth mentioning under any normal politician, including Clinton. They may see an improvement under Trump, they certainly would under Sanders.
They are voting for what they see as their interests, and they are not necessarily wrong. Certainly, Trump is more likely to help than Clinton, as the chance of Clinton helping them is zero. Zip. Nada.
What kind of a reaction would you expect?
As you go further down in the blog it becomes gloomier, and goes a direction I am not sure I agree with. But, it does point out for us that treating the poor white men like Neanderthals is not doing us any good. As they say about trying to teach a pig to read a wrist watch, it is a waste of our time and it annoys the pig.
I don't know how this election will turn out, but it could turn out that our betters pushed the envelope just a little too far.
A lot of it depends upon if the underclass votes in November. Right now it looks like they are turning out, and turning out for Mr Trump and Senator Sanders.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff