Each week, the editor’s of LA Progressive pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy "Feedback Friday" response comes from Nate Briggs, who commented on Berry Craig's "Does Racial Hate, Not Economics, Explain Trump's Support Among White Fundamentalists?"
Many people who were old enough to know better did know better. They knew that Donny’s big talk about jobs was just chronic methane release.
We are now in the Kingdom of Old Men. Pushing back against racial diversity: against hip-hop and “colored” people on TV. Pushing back against women: who should just shut up and follow their men around like puppies (like Melania). Pushing back against gay culture: perverts who should never be allowed to marry like “normal” people.
Old White Guys not only feel they are losing their country. They are facing Death itself, and part of their fears and hatreds are related to the terror of knowing that their time is almost up.