Sometimes you don’t know how you’re going to feel. Yesterday’s post was about how megalomaniac, corrupt politicians are nothing new. And that’s true. But I wrote it under the impression that Clinton would win and Trump was just a very terrifying reminder that misogyny, xenophobia, and racism were still potent forces in the American consciousness. Today, I regret being so flippant. I’m afraid.
Trump won because of whites. No one was surprised at to see white men voting for Trump. But even I underestimated how effectively women have been taught to hate women, to punish each other for trying to take a man’s place.
Some are trying to blame “Leftist Political Correctness” for Trump’s win. Make no mistake, Trump won because America’s voters hate women and immigrants.
They hate them more than they love markets or innovation or economic growth. And that’s what liberals need to challenge. That’s the work we have to do. We need to sell liberalism.