Thursday, May 26, 2016

Why Trump? Dreher's Theory

Rod Dreher thinks that the fecklessness of the 'tolerance' bunch--which happens to include a lot of mid/upper-class white folks--will push Trumpism over the top.

...middle-class male culture, at least white male culture, doesn’t know how to nurture a healthy masculinity. The middle-class white American church certainly doesn’t. Eventually, the provocations of Social Justice Warriors, especially when they are race-based, is going to empower the militant whites, especially those drawn to pagan masculinity, and they are going to do what the rest of us would not do: Fight. This, because the best — that is, those who want peace, civility, and tolerance — lack all conviction to defend the conditions under which we can have those things against their enemies

Trump is a vulgar, crass, alpha-male brute. But he doesn’t care what SJWs and liberals say about him. He fights, and sometimes fights as dirty as they do. That’s not nothing. White liberal middle-class society and many bourgeois conservatives have demonized within themselves, collectively and individually, the instinct that would have given them the strength to fight civilization’s enemies on the Left and on the Right. It’s partly because of self-hating white people...

He fears that this silent acquiescence will have serious, negative, consequences.

...without a forceful, effective, unambivalent response to the unhinged militant left, sooner or later the forces of white supremacy are going to organize the dispossessed, demoralized, chaotic white rabble, and the SJWs, as well as the Washington elites, aren’t going to know what hit them. God knows I’m not saying I want this to happen, but I think it probably will happen if we continue on this current trajectory. Slouching rough beasts and all that....

Dreher tends to be apocalyptic, but he's usually more correct than not.  He DID--accurately--predict that SCOTUS would "authorize" queer marriage, about 2 years before those idiots did so.  So we should take this seriously, and stop shilly-shallying around to be "polite" and "tolerant."

The sooner, the better.

By the way, this guy has similar thoughts.

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