Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
Good on ya, Aussies . . .
A global political realignment is underway, detaching workers from the Marxist left that ostensibly was created to serve their interests. Delusional leftists who have demonized Donald Trump for the last five years are wrong if they think installing Joe Biden/Kamala Harris in the White House will stem the political realignment that has brought millions of working-class Americans into the Republican Party. They may believe that Trump hypnotized former members of the Democrats' base into supporting more conservative and nationalist policies, but it is becoming clear that Trump recognized forces at work globally driving those who work with their hands away from the Marxist left, and brilliantly captured their support well before the progressives realized what was going on. Trump didn't create the schism between Marxists and the working class their ideology was founded to serve (purportedly); he understood and acted on that split before anyone else did.
We see evidence of this Down Under. Joe Hildebrand writes for News.au.com:
Working-class Australians — the very foundation of the Labor Party — are abandoning the ALP in droves because they think the party has been overrun by "woke ideals" and "white-collar university educated yuppies".
Private research commissioned by the NSW Electrical Trades Union — which was itself just taken over by the Left this week — has found a quarter of union members surveyed no longer vote Labor and a further 35 per cent reported decreasing support for the party.
Incredibly, almost one in five said the Liberal party better represented working people.
Note: The Liberal Party of Australia is actually the conservative party there.
The study sponsored by the Aussie trade union found that the left's new preoccupation with extreme issues around race, sex,
global warming climate change climate emergency, and other fringe extremist concerns are what is driving away the union members:
I cannot speak to the Labor Party's ability to deal with these issues, but it is increasingly clear to me that our own Democrat party is now hostage to its militant left wing, who are able to mobilize young, brainwashed extremists (like AOC) and violent street thugs, willing and able to attack not just Republicans and conservatives, but traditional Democrat leaders. The left now holds the allegiance of roughly a third of the electorate. That is not enough to win elections, so leftists depend on inertia to keep
It found an astonishing number of blue-collar workers – proud union members no less – are abandoning the party because of its perceived preoccupation with fringe issues that have no relevance to them. (snip)
"The party is seen to have drifted away from issues most important to participants (job security, wages and rights at work), in favour of 'woke ideals' – i.e. the issues of inner-city marginal seat voters – at their expense. Labor has lost its purpose."
The survey found 42 per cent of union members saw "gender issues" as the biggest distraction to what government should really be focusing on, followed by climate change at 34 per cent.
Uh... the Labor Party just won my state in a landslide.
The ALP (Australian Labor Party) won 53 seats.
The Liberal (Conservative Party) won 2 seats.
The National (Country Party) won 4 seats.
It's what happens when you have a Premier who takes the pandemic seriously.
We have had zero cases in who knows how many days and my state has the best economy in the WORLD.
But yeah... I'm sure we'll be looking to Trump any day now to save us.
Happy 4/20 . . . or was that yesterday for you?
It's the 22nd right now.
I'm about 12 hours ahead of you.
So sorry about the entire West Coast of the US. But Japan should never have started dumping their radioactive water!
A tad embarrassing it wasn't Godzilla that trashed the eastern seaboard, instead of a horde of irritated crabs.
Though I heard some of them where twice the normal size of a standard soft-shell.