The Culture War is a Leftist Offensive
I am not in agreement with all opinions of this author on other subjects, but on this one, yes, I sure am.
Republicans and conservatives used to participate in the Culture Wars (I’ve spoken out against this in older posts on this blog, such as this one or this one from 2013),
but in the last few years, it’s been the left, the liberals, and the Democrats, and the “Never Trump” Republicans who have been initiating and perpetuating the Culture Wars in the United States – but they keep acting as though the evangelicals, the Trump voters, conservatives, or Republicans, are behind the Culture Wars.
Democrats have become more extreme on social issues, and they aren’t prepared for the backlash.
July 8, 2021
by Peggy Noonan
The word now is radicalized. So many people feel pushed to the edge and are pushing back. Go to social-media sites and search “school board meeting” adding descriptors like “explosive,” “outrage” and “chaos.” Parents are rising up. New York Democrats just picked an anticrime former cop as their mayoral nominee.
Other signs that suggests a spirit of having been radicalized: Longtime alliances based on natural affinity are loosening.
Conservatives by nature support and respect the military. That’s changing among some of them, or at least becoming less reflexive, under the pressure of changes of political correctness and a woke brass.
… There’s a sense in America of a continuing political realignment, that it didn’t all start and end in 2015-2016.
I think that what happened last summer, when the streets erupted and statues toppled, is being answered now with a pushback – a quieter one but no less consequential.
…. [Author Kevin Drum wrote a recent editorial on his blog.]
He titled the piece bluntly: “If you hate culture wars, blame liberals.”