Editor’s Note: In honor of Georgia becoming “Jim Crow on steroids” after voting for Joe Biden in the 2020 election and electing Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate in January, which is a somewhat puzzling take, I have selected Gov. Lester Maddox burning The Atlanta-Journal Constitution as our new banner. Lester Maddox knew how to deal with the fake news in Georgia.
Why are we still doing “Right Populism”?
As I said the other day, the Democrats have become the Republican Party. It is an Eastern party that has aligned Big Business with wealthy elites, haughty upper middle class professionals and progressive activists. We’ve seen this before. It used to be called the Whig Party and the Republican Party.
We’ve exited the liberal and conservative era that has existed since the New Deal. The New Deal coalition united populists and progressives. Progressive activists have been steadily alienating populists since around the time of the Civil Rights Movement and driving them out of the Democratic Party. Political correctness and immigration are the issues which have finished off New Deal liberalism.
We’re reverting to the way things used to be around the turn of the 20th century when populism and progressivism were based in rival political parties. The three legs of the classic “populist stool” in the Bryan era were foreign policy restraint and anti-imperialism, social conservatism and economic populism. The populists were the people who were against Wall Street and who wanted to break up the trusts and monopolies and tax, regulate and nationalize corporations in the public interest.
Conservatives spent generations sucking up to and kowtowing to Corporate America and trying to take us back to the Gilded Age. Donald Trump gave them a big tax cut in 2017. It would have been much wiser and politically popular to have gone in the opposite direction. Woke capitalism is now explicitly aligned with progressive activists and has become one of the biggest enemies of populist voters. Republicans currently have no vision beyond cutting their taxes out of sheer habit.
DUMP THAT SHIT IN THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER