Where is the US moral scourge; is it the 'deplorables', or the 45% of Democrats who hold an unfavourable view of Islam
When Hillary Clinton recently declared half of Trump supporters a 'basket of deplorables' she displayed the usual Liberal hauteur at odds with the 'real' world, she might just as well have said of these deplorables, who were homophobic, racists, misogynist zenophoibs, (that is enough phobics) 'white trash' as that was her implication. Clinton quickly apologized for the comment. But making such generalizations at a $6m fundraiser in downtown New York City, at which some attendees paid $50,000 for a seat, so it was in these privileged surroundings cloistered from the 'real' world by money that Clinton named the 'deplorables'. However, however, the racism and nationalism that might exist among many of the 'deplorables' equally exists among Democrats' A poll conducted last spring by Reuters found that a third of questioned Democrats supported a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. In another, by YouGov, 45% of polled Democrats reported holding an unfavourable view of Islam, with almost no fluctuation based on household income. So here is the brainwashing divide plastered over one's mind by an overwhelmingly Liberal media, (you have to sound reasonable) those who won’t vote for Trump are not necessarily paragons of virtue, we admit that, yet we are justified scapegoating Trump and his followers as the country’s moral scourge. Yet and yet, earlier this year, primary exit polls revealed that Trump voters were, in fact, more affluent than most Americans, with a median household income of $72,000 – higher than that of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders supporters. Forty-four percent of them had college degrees, well above the national average of 33% among whites or 29% overall. In January, political scientist Matthew MacWilliams reported findings that a penchant for authoritarianism – not income, education, gender, age or race –predicted Trump support. Yet the faces journalists train the cameras on – would appear to be hateful ones screaming sexist vitriol next to Confederate flags But most downtrodden whites are not conservative male Protestants from Appalachia. That sometimes seems the only concept of them that the American consciousness can contain: tucked away in a remote mountain shanty like a coal-dust-covered ghost, as though white poverty isn’t always right in front of us, swiping our credit cards at a Target in Denver or asking for cash on a Los Angeles sidewalk. In lieu of such coverage, media makers cast the white working class as a monolith and imply an old, treacherous story convenient to capitalism: that the poor are dangerous idiots.