New York Times: Why Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to American Democracy

Nate Cohn has an interesting new article on the rise of “sectarianism” in America. It is the Republicans who are radicalizing. “Democracy” is at risk of dying at the hands of populist authoritarians!

New York Times:

“American democracy faces many challenges: New limits on voting rights. The corrosive effect of misinformation. The rise of domestic terrorism. Foreign interference in elections. Efforts to subvert the peaceful transition of power. And making matters worse on all of these issues is a fundamental truth: The two political parties see the other as an enemy.

It’s an outlook that makes compromise impossible and encourages elected officials to violate norms in pursuit of an agenda or an electoral victory. It turns debates over changing voting laws into existential showdowns. And it undermines the willingness of the loser to accept defeat — an essential requirement of a democracy.

This threat to democracy has a name: sectarianism. It’s not a term usually used in discussions about American politics. It’s better known in the context of religious sectarianism — like the hostility between Sunnis and Shia in Iraq. Yet a growing number of eminent political scientists contend that political sectarianism is on the rise in America. …”

There are a lot of things missing in this article:

  • Hillary Clinton and Democrats never accepted the legitimacy of the 2016 election and famously scapegoated Russia over it
  • The corporate media was obsessed with the Russia hoax for years
  • The intelligence agencies were weaponized against Trump’s inner circle
  • The Democrats impeached Donald Trump twice while in office
  • The Democrats used the filibuster and lawsuits from state AGs to obstruct the Trump presidency. Now, they say the filibuster is a racist relic of the Jim Crow era and want to get rid of it
  • The intelligence agencies and the corporate media spent years undermining the Trump presidency with fake news and misinformation
  • Antifa rioted at Donald Trump’s inauguration and the street violence that began during the Trump campaign at rallies has gone on for five straight years
  • “Journalists” use their mass media platforms to dox private citizens and made a sport of hunting them down and getting them fired from their jobs
  • Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioted for six months all over country last year and were lavishly praised and rewarded for it
  • The elite cabal confessed in Time to Molly Ball to conspiring against Trump and organizing the riots which went on last summer
  • Progressives explicitly embraced political violence in 2017 after the “Punch a Nazi” meme went viral and celebrated and toasted the most violent elements of the Far Left
  • These people banned Donald Trump and millions of his supporters from the internet and cut them off from payment processors and had Google steal their websites and they complain about “authoritarianism” because Trump said mean things about them on Twitter
  • Progressives boast about how immigration is changing racial and cultural demographics in states like California and Virginia and Georgia and how it is working to their advantage and scream “racism” when you notice what they are saying on their own websites
  • The Democrats have embraced the systematic racism conspiracy theory which defines all White people as racist oppressors of People of Color who benefit from unearned white privilege which is BY FAR more racist than anything we were ever saying
  • The Democrats are explicitly trying to push the square peg of whatever is going on in the news cycle into the round hole of their “white supremacy” narrative
  • The Democrats have finally come out of the closet as anti-White
  • The Democrats have embraced the Big Lie that men can be women and women can be men and little boys can be little girls and that society should go along with this and that it is “science.” There isn’t a Bigger Lie that has ever been told in American politics

The “fascist” and “authoritarian” Donald Trump never played hardball like this. While he was an enormous disappointment for us, Donald Trump was treated like he really was all of those things!

Now, it is undoubtedly true that “unity” and “bipartisanship” is difficult to find these days after all of this happened. It is true that there has been a sweeping change in public opinion. The tactics that were used to narrowly put Joe Biden and the Democrats in power – violence, censorship, doxxing – came with a high price. In retrospect, will Democrats look back on it and think it was worth it to pass one bill?

What exactly would be the argument against populist authoritarianism now? The establishment has used violence and intimidation against us, censored us, trampled on our civil liberties, used economic coercion against us and the intelligence agencies against us. The establishment has explicitly demonized us on racial grounds. The establishment has digitally burned books and suppressed our political speech. All the things which we are accused of doing and have not done have been done to us.

We’re not out there shooting the National Guard! We’re not the ones censoring the internet! We’re not the ones who burned down Minneapolis or who had a fit and impeached the president!

Note: The smart play was to chill. Joe Biden and the Democrats have made our case more effectively for us than we ever could ourselves. We were right about everything. They hate White people. We spent decades warning conservatives and libertarians that it would come to this.

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  1. The Democratic Party is wagging a violent race war against the NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS…..,,,

  2. Democracy – i.e. “all non-White üntermensch and women have the right to vote” – needs to be taken out behind the barn and put out of its misery. Anyone participating in this sham is guilty of legitimizing it.

  3. The American regime is at war against its own people. Sounds like the rationale the neocons used for justifying the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad, eh?

  4. I find it incredibly rich that those who killed off ‘American Democracy’, what with their relentless cancel wars, semantick strictures, and relentless denunciations, now have the nerve to blame those who have spent decades almost entirely passively on the receiving end of their hit-jobs.

    “‘She asked for it,” as the clueless rapist is apt to say, when news arrives to him of his imminent arraignment.

  5. This may be slightly off topic. Maybe not. KMac just retweeted Glen Loury, a Black professor at Brown University. The subject was the firing of a math teacher at the Grace Church School because the teacher dared to object to the antiwhite indoctrination to which the white students were being subjected. Professor Loury is frightened by what is happening at Grace Church School and everywhere else in education these days. Professor Loury is clearly a Black voice of reason. How are we to treat potential political allies such as this man? Serious Question.

  6. While we’re on the topic of the New York Times, I’d like to bring your attention to this delightful NYT article on Housing Segregation and Exclusionary Zoning that ran yesterday:

    Within that article is an Amazon link to a juicy sounding book written by a Harvard professor:

    The NYT article and that book both touch on topics that have become a rallying cry for OD: The lie of Meritocracy – which I myself believe in but am fully willing to discard if it means revenge against my enemies – and how Middle and Upper Class Whites proclaim anti-racism and viciously sensor anyone who disagrees with their loathsome narrative, but then live their private lives in a way that the KKK would approve of. The NYT article explicitly calls for the end of Housing Segregation.

    Simply put: Blacks and Browns would be dumped into the neighborhoods of Progressive Whites and lay havoc to the place. As an added bonus, perhaps Working Class Whites might have better access to affordable housing. It probably wouldn’t matter since we’d be living in the same jungle as the College-Educated Professionals, but at this point, I’m in the mindset of, “If I go down, I’m taking you with me!” Diversity is happening regardless. There’s no stopping the tidal wave of Mud because there’s not a single White person with two pennies to rub together who wants to stop it. Sobeit. Lets make sure our enemies suffer the worst effects of this tidal wave.

    Some will protest me here and say that “innocent Whites will be hurt.” Excuse me, are they truly “innocent” if they support deplatforming White Nationalists, psychologically terrorizing us, and excluding us from everything that matters? Why the hell are we defending a bunch of White people who wouldn’t lift a finger to stop their own children from being sodomized and murdered by the savages, much less support our right to speak our minds and make a living?

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