Clay Shirky hat sich nach Donald Trumps Rede zum REP-Parteitag die US-Liberalen ( = sowas wie unsere links-grün-versifften Gutmenschen) vorgeknöpft, um deren Glauben zu erschüttern, kein vernünftiger Mensch könne den dämlichen Donald als Präsi haben wollen. Das ganze in einem epischen Multiweet, und weil das meiste von dem, was er sagt, auch für Deutschland und das Verhältnis zu unseren rechts-braun-versifften Bösmenschen gilt, hier der ganze Text in voller Länge zum hinter die Ohren schreiben:
During the speech, a lot of white liberals in my timeline – people like me – were reacting in disbelief. We can’t afford disbelief, not now.
So, believe this: Trump could win. We can help stop him, but that means giving up on a lot of comfortable illusions.
The hardest illusion to give up is the majority illusion, where we confuse our neighborhood with the world.
Elections are a harsh corrective to thinking everyone agrees with you. Winning isn’t about policy, or passion. It’s about headcount.
I’m a white guy, so I’m an imperfect vehicle for this message. Follow @docrocktex26 and @jbouie, who serve hot coffee on this stuff all day
But I can remind other white people, as an insider, that the amount of white rage available for political use in America remains enormous.
„When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.“
White liberals should know headcount is against us. In our communities, we’re a comfortable majority. In the US, we’re a permanent minority.
Most whites vote /against/ Democratic presidential candidates, and have done in every election since LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964
When Democrats committed to reducing whites‘ ability to lord it over blacks, it cost the party the white vote for two generations. So far.
The liberal cause has been saved by African-Americans, who are populous and disciplined and consistent enough voters to overcome white rage.
Unlike President Obama’s campaigns, though, whites can’t coast on minority Get Out The Vote work in 2016, not with VoterID laws in 33 states
Trump can win, if he can whip up white rage unchallenged, if enough women vote for him, and if Red states suppress black and Hispanic votes.
Trump can win, if he concentrates on white fear. Thats how you get white evangelicals to pick a libertine agnostic over a liberal Christian.