- 15 Nov 2016 00:51
I wonder what will happen to the Left, in the wake of the Right's disavowal of democracy.
The more American liberals hunker down on the sociocultural front, the worse their state. Time and time again I've heard arguments against Trump's hate-inciting rhetoric, which, valid as they are, have no meaning anymore for the opposition, who have become used to accusations of bigotry.
What the Left needs to do is address the economic concerns of the white, working-class demographic that abandoned it during the election. Corruption, no less than hate, is a reality. After all, I could list many of Trump's dangerous personal flaws and many more of his blatant lies, but would I sway a single Trump supporter? No.
The reason for this is simple: Republicans and Democrats don't share a sociocultural language anymore. Their moral differences, for now, are irreconcilable. Instead, the Left needs an economic pitch, and it needs one fast—before it becomes any more an accomplice of the establishment that Republicans are so seeking to dismantle.
"Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day."
Albert Camus, The Fall