Mehdi Hasan: Are Democrats Conceding The Culture War?

In July 2021, I recommended a rotating 24 pronged attack on the Democrats on cultural issues:

  • Political correctness / wokeness
  • Open borders / Abolish ICE
  • Violent crime
  • Censorship
  • Civil liberties
  • “Trans”
  • American heritage / Toppling statues
  • Cultural degeneration
  • “Journalists” / Fake news
  • Gun control
  • Abortion
  • Reparations
  • Equity / Affirmative Action
  • Obsequious worship of blacks / Africanization
  • Professional class elitism / Technocratic condescension
  • Vaccine mandates
  • The War on Meat Eating / Bug eating
  • Nationalism
  • Anti-whiteness / Anti-Christianity
  • Deep State ties / Police state
  • War on the Police / Defund the Police
  • Progressive prosecutors refusing to enforce the law equally
  • Black Lives Matter / Antifa violence
  • CRT in public education

It is working.

It has proven to be even more devastating when combined with inflation, high gas prices, COVID’s stubborn persistence, foreign policy disasters, Democratic infighting and other things which have piled on since last summer. Joe Biden is trailing Jimmy Carter at this point in his presidency.

Note: Progressive activists will likely pick another dozen or so polarizing culture war battles between now and 2024.


  1. Concede a “forced” two clicks to the “right” today, take three clicks to the “left” mañana.

  2. There needs to be developed some sort of way by which we can deliberately blame Jews for all things bad without directly saying so.

    Like subliminally reading people K-MAC’S The Culture of Critique somehow without actually reading it out loud.

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