@MadMonk people who have never been really Leftist and progressive and socialist and so on for real, all are subject to lies and distortions that Right Wing Fascist Republicans and others in that column of politics want to throw and make it stick. The truth is the Right are ignorant in the extreme of what it is about. They associate centrist and Liberal failed politics and policies with some socialist programs that ordinary voters in the USA want to strengthen and preserve.
Most voters in the USA really do not care about LABELS like woke, liberal, conservative, fascist, socialist, commies and etc. They care about issues. Deal with real issues and real problems. Come up with solutions to them. But since the Right in the USA can't abandon the needs of the uber wealthy, the uber tax dodging and loop hole seeking, the Wall Street investment and banker crowd who wants to not pay a damn penny in any tax scheme from the Feds whatsoever they got to deflect attention from the scrutiny of regular people wanting issues solved.
Look at this gay kid who is confused if they want a vagina at 13 years old. That is the pressing issue of all of America.
Another series of school shootings and mass killings with nutty people shooters and racist haters...no need to do gun control legislation. Time to talk about some rainbow T shirts being sold at Target.
No need to talk about broke people who work all day and can't afford $3000 a month for a closet in NYC, the issue of pressing concern is a teacher who talks about racism through the perspective of some slaves when everyone knows that a white kid is not responsible for some slave ghetto dwellers.
Distractions of bullshit due to not coming up with real solutions like getting Big Pharma to not be paid to sell insulin in too expensive prices to average people and preventing Mexico and Canada runs by US citizens hoping to avoid price hikes on common medications.
No. They are into bullshit versus substance. And as long as the Right wing voters keep loving all that dumb shit they love? No solutions will be found and eventually they will lose more and more seats to the point of the GOP imploding unless they become a Fascist Brigade and take over the government via guns and killing. Then they will see a civil war and the PRC and EU moving in to fill the leadership gap and the USA becoming a default nation and downgraded and a Great Depression and lootings, rioting and white people fleeing to try to avoid their paranoid dumb theories about if they share power with Blacks, Latinos and Asians and Native Americans their civilization will go up in smoke because only they are the Geniuses on planet Earth.
Face your fear and get over the ego tripping. Most of the planet is not white and no one is going to give up their identity in a world full of diversity. Accept reality and stop believing in the Power of Myth to the point of losing everything in dumbness.