The big news this week was the timely death of Ginsberg. I thought it would fill more time in the mass media than it did, but I guess the urban street violence by the Left still ranks higher than old school Progressive issues. There was some hysterics last weekend and into Monday, but then it died down. Even the talk of revolution was tamped down by the party.. Maybe the fix is in as far as the pick or maybe they think it is bad politics for them going into the election.
That has always been one of the subplots to the riots. The people organizing these riots are outsiders on the far-left. The money comes from bourgeois radicals and flows through organizations outside the grip of the inner party. Just as the Green Party was an outsider attempt to drag the Democrat Party to the left on certain issues, this is an effort to drag the party toward hardcore racial identity. The inner party is white and the future party is non-white, young and violent.
Just as dissidents resist letting the political conversation on our side shift back to those old conservative topics like taxes and defense, the left-wing radicals don’t want the political debate to move to conventional left-wing topics like abortion. That will make for an interesting conflict depending on Trump’s nominee. The party will want to do their usual thing about abortion and lady party, but the racial vengeance crowd will want to keep the party going in the streets of our cities.
There is a generational issue here. Abortion does not resonate with the woke women like it did for their mothers. For starters, the proliferation of prophylactics makes abortion an unnecessary option for bourgeois women. Second, most of these women are more worried about their pronouns than having sex. While there is always some man willing to have a sex with a woman, no matter her appearance, the modern woke woman is pushing the boundaries of that assumption.
Just as Baby Boomers have had a huge impact on things like education and health care policy, they have driven the abortion debate. That generation of women is now past the point of needing to worry about unwanted pregnancies. Just as spending on schools has fallen away as a major political topic, abortion seems to be slipping down the list of Progressive priorities. The Kavanaugh hearings may turn out to have been the last hurrah for the abortion issue.
Another angle to this court pick is who opposes whom. There is a faction that really hates Barrett because she is Catholic. There is a faction that hates her for adopting two Haitian kids. There is a faction that strongly distrusts her on immigration. The only people who like her are old school feminists hoping to revive their cause and the anti-abortion people, who see their chance to seed the court with their guy. It strongly suggests Barrett is a Trojan horse option.
On the other hand, conventional wisdom says Trump will pick Barbara Lagoa, the Cuban woman from Florida. She has enjoyed widespread support from Democrats and she would help Trump in Florida. That may be why the Democrats have toned down the rhetoric this week. They know that they will get a sheep in wolf’s clothing from Trump, so they can afford to be generous. Biden will then be able to claim that his side is the reasonable choice in the election.
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This Week’s Show
- 00:00: Opening
- 02:00: The Court Circus
- 22:00: What’s Got Into Mitch? (Link) (Link)
- 32:00: Crazy And Dangerous (Link) (Link) (Link)
- 42:00: Leprechauns (Link)
- 47:00: Sherlock Holmes (Link)
- 52:00: Losers
- 57:00: Closing
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