Politics since 2013: Driven by Democrats becoming more extremist on race.

Politics since 2013: Driven by Democrats becoming more extremist on race. By Steve Sailer.

In Vox, Matthew Yglesias comes around to largely agreeing with my interpretation of politics since c. 2012-2014: it’s driven by Democrats becoming more extremist on race. But, to Yglesias, that’s more or less a Good Thing.

Here are some excerpts from a rather long article by Yglesias (a PC leftie):

The Great Awokening

A hidden shift is revolutionizing American racial politics — and could transform the future of the Democratic Party.

By Matthew Yglesias on April 1, 2019 9:25 am

For all the attention paid to the politics of the far right in the Trump era, the biggest shift in American politics is happening somewhere else entirely.

In the past five years, white liberals have moved so far to the left on questions of race and racism that they are now, on these issues, to the left of even the typical black voter.

This change amounts to a “Great Awokening” — comparable in some ways to the enormous religious foment in the white North in the years before the American Civil War. It began roughly with the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri, when activists took advantage of ubiquitous digital video and routine use of social media to expose a national audience in a visceral way to what otherwise might have been a routine local news story. …

Pollsters began to see a rapid, sustained change. White Democrats suddenly started expressing dramatically higher levels of concern about racial inequality and discrimination, while showing greater enthusiasm for racial diversity and immigration. …

As white liberals became more vocal about racial inequality, more racially conservative Democrats left the party and helped power Donald Trump’s electoral victory. This backlash gives the impression that there’s a surging tide of white racism in America.

… But the fundamental reality is that the Awokening has inspired a large minority of white Americans to begin regarding systemic racial discrimination as a fundamental problem in American life — opening up the prospects of sweeping policy change when the newly invigorated anti-racist coalition does come to power. …

Polling from the Pew Center shows that as late as 2014, most Americans believed there was no longer any need for the country to make changes to address black-white inequality. Consequently, few people believed discrimination was the main barrier to black upward mobility. These numbers then started to change rapidly, with the shift driven overwhelmingly by a change in the views of self-identified Democrats.

At roughly the same time, there has been a large increase in the number of Americans who express positive attitudes about immigration — driven almost entirely by shifting views of Democrats. …

The biggest change in attitudes on race has been most pronounced among white Democrats. … Some of this is a compositional effect. As Obama pushed racially conservative whites out of the Democratic Party, the remaining Democrats are more racially liberal. But using Voter Study Group data, McElwee is able to show that people who consistently self-identified as Democrats changed their views between 2011 and 2016.

Sailer comments:

After all, no other explanation for the continuing failures of black people — whether getting into Stuyvesant HS or the murder of Nipsey Hussle — than the systemic evilness of white people is conceivable. That’s Science!

What? You are saying that evil White Nationalists like Charles Murray have collected data pointing to an alternative explanation? Well, that just proves the scientific evilness of whites. …

Who could have predicted that after Obama’s 2012 re-election, his administration would start pushing the pedal to the metal on racial resentment? … In other words, Democrats were the aggressors, and some (but hardly all) Republicans responded with intellectual self-defense. …

It’s almost as if the party that benefits from importing ringers to vote for it has decided that importing ringers to vote for it Is Who We Are.

As the late Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore, something of a professional expert in the matter, once said: “In multiracial societies, you don’t vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion.”

Good one lefties.