Boy, oh, boy. Now, these are some news that I am absolutely delighted to hear. The only thing that could honestly top this sort of thing would be Jesus coming back tomorrow.
Recently, Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on government at Harvard University, wrote an incredible article for The Atlantic. In this piece, he focused on a rather large study from Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Yudkin, Miriam Juan-Torres and Tim Dixon, titled “Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape”.
Like I said, it is a long study with around 160 pages. But Mounk focuses on one thing in particular that is noted within the study: most Americans hate political correctness.
According to Mounk: “Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that ‘political correctness is a problem in our country.’ Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages. Youth isn’t a good proxy for support of political correctness – and it turns out race isn’t, either. Whites are ever so slightly less likely than average to believe that political correctness is a problem in the country: 79 percent of them share this sentiment. Instead, it is Asians (82 percent), Hispanics (87 percent), and American Indians (88 percent) who are most likely to oppose political correctness.”
Mounk also mentions that 75% of black people consider political correctness to be a problem in this country, which is 4 points less than white people.
Mounk then asks “if age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does?”
The answer is income and education.
Mounk continues: “While 83 percent of respondents (there were 8,000 total respondents, so quite a large study) who make less than $50,000 dislike political correctness, just 70 percent of those who make more than $100,000 are skeptical about it. And while 87% who have never attended college think that political correctness has grown to be a problem, only 66 percent of those with a postgraduate degree share that sentiment.”
Mounk also details political leanings being a better predictor of views on political correctness, which no one should find surprising.
“Among devoted conservatives, 97 percent believe that political correctness is a problem. Among traditional liberals, 61 percent do. Progressive activists are the only group that strongly backs political correctness: Only 30 percent see it as a problem.”
But perhaps my favorite part of Mounk’s article is this: “Compared with the rest of the (nationally representative) polling sample, progressive activists are much more likely to be rich, highly educated – and white. They are nearly twice as likely as the average to make more than $100,000 a year. They are nearly three times as likely to have a postgraduate degree. And while 12 percent of the overall sample in the study is African American, only 3 percent of progressive activists are. With the exception of the small tribe of devoted conservatives, progressive activists are the most racially homogenous group in the country.”
Hahahaha! Do you know what that means?! The very people that speak out against white privilege are those who actually ENJOY THE SAME WHITE PRIVILEGE THEY CLAIM TO HATE!
Now, there is obviously a lot to cover here. We’ll go little by little.
If 80% of Americans (of the ones polled, of course) think political correctness is a problem, that is absolutely devastating for the Left. I mean, it’s like a nuclear bomb times 100.
I cannot overstate how terrible this has to be for the Left. As they are, they show themselves to be the hateful, bigoted, close-minded people that they pretended they weren’t until Trump showed up. Political correctness is something the Left has been trying to establish for a while now. And if 80% of the country thinks it’s a problem, that is like a dagger to the Left’s monstrous heart.
It shows that what they want is not what the country wants. It really did not come as a surprise to me that those who were less adamant about political correctness being a problem identified themselves as Left-leaning.
Even still, the fact that 61 percent of liberals think the PC culture is a problem speaks volumes. That is a lot more than I expected. But perhaps this is demonstrative of a Democrat voter base that is beginning to wake up and realize the Democrat Party is not what they thought it used to be. I would say that the Democrat Party is not what they used to be, but I knew they were always like this. They’ve only now begun to show their true colors. They didn’t use to be good, they were just less insane and ready to throw their hatred at the slightest of disagreements.
This is really the main thing to take away from all of this. The Left has been utterly FAILING at programming people to think the way they do. Still, the fact that 30% of “progressive activists” see political correctness as a problem is quite interesting. I would’ve thought that number would be in the extremely low percentile.
I know that Mounk says “only 30 percent” do, and comparatively speaking, that would be the correct terminology, but on its own, that number is surprisingly high.
Apart from the fact that most Americans seemingly reject PC culture, another takeaway from this, which really should not come so much as a surprise, is that those who are less likely to find a problem with political correctness are upper class, well-indoctrinated (I’ve decided to change “well-educated” to “well-indoctrinated” because you no longer receive an education in college) and most ironic of all: they are white.
Again, this tells me that the people who most support political correctness are white people who themselves experience the sort of white privilege they supposedly abhor.
As we all know, the Left’s definition of a person with white privilege is someone who is:
The very people that claim to be against white privilege largely fit the description of someone who enjoys white privilege. It’s delightfully ironic and even more-so hypocritical because these people demand that whites compensate black people and minorities in general, but will never actually do the things they want other white people to do.
Bernie Sanders demands Americans act welcoming towards refugees, yet he would never allow for refugees to take shelter in one of his THREE homes.
George Clooney will bash and attack Americans for not being welcoming towards refugees, but will literally move away from his home if his neighborhood starts getting refugees.
It becomes clear to me that political correctness stems largely from people who feel guilty that they were born white. It’s a strange kind of self-inflicted racism that they brandish, but these people are nutty anyway, so perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised.
It’s this fundamental belief in white guilt that creates this culture of political correctness where you’re more worried about the Muslim community getting hate for a radical Islamic terrorist attack than the actual frequency of terrorist attacks.
Not to say that Muslims ought to be blamed for an individual faithfully following Sharia Law, but the bigger issue here is terrorism, not a group of people’s feelings.
I honestly feel sorry for people who support political correctness because they feel white guilt. They are made to believe that just because they were born white, that that somehow means they have an unfair advantage over someone not born white. That being white somehow means they should be guilty for what happened in the past (that was entirely perpetrated by Democrats) and that they somehow have to recompense people of color who themselves never were subject to the things Democrats subjected their predecessors to.
White guilt is something that attacks the soul. Something that makes these people feel guilty for being born of a particular skin color. It’s no different from the Left’s history of blatant racism, where someone being born black automatically makes them inferior in the Left’s eyes.
But it seems that the good news is that most people do not actually suffer from white guilt, or at least most people don’t buy into the idea of political correctness.
Again, that’s the big takeaway from all of this. I just wanted to relish in the fact that it’s wealthy white people who try to shame others for being white and wealthy. Like DiCaprio accusing us of destroying the planet when he’s one of the biggest producers of carbon footprint in the world. Ditto for Al Gore.
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
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