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Monday, March 21, 2016

The Underclass Speaks Up

For John, BLUFWhen 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.

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.

So, you have a group of people who are not only not doing well economically, but are also looked down upon by their betters.

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"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."

Yes, precisely. Those nasty nasty democrats pushing all that anti-poor-white stuff about medicare and medicaid and pre-existing conditions and making the rich pay taxes have had it in for the poor whites for years, and they're about to get paid back...

Is that the point here? Because if it is ... that's what I'm reading ... that seems off.

What Trump stands for is that the poor whites -- who elect republican senators and congressmen and governors in their red states -- have had enough of trickle-down orthodoxy and tax cuts for the rich and the false insistence that gutting the social safety net is mandatory, and so ... surprise! ... they're voting for the candidate who is not beholden to those Paul Ryan/Scott Walker-type propositions.

You're 100% right that the poor whites have been lied to and mistreated by their "betters." But only on the GOP side. That's why they're rebelling against the GOP, and that's why so many report trying to choose between Bernie and Trump.

-left of lowell