At The Spectator, Scott McKay describes a silent majority tidal wave in American culture toward the values espoused by President Trump, not those of the woke culture. He says the “get woke, go broke” phenomenon is evidence that Americans don’t want to be force-fed politics by corporations trying to ride political waves for more money. He writes (abridged):
You’re aware there has been a massive run on guns and ammunition this year, right? Do you think the people buying those guns are Biden voters? Biden has been one of the foremost gun-grabbers in American politics over the past half century. Why would people rush out to buy guns Biden wants to take away, and then vote for Biden to take them?
Then there is the massive departure of America’s urban middle class to the suburbs and the exurbs. Yes, there is the danger that those transplants, many of whom are vacating the deep blue states for the purple and red ones, might bring their politics with them.
But that isn’t, generally speaking, what has happened. Most expatriate Californians in Texas, for example, are Republicans free politically. Look at voter registration in Florida so far this year; it’s a blowout for the GOP.
And then there’s the “get woke, go broke” phenomenon. The NBA has just about bankrupted itself, driving away the bulk of its viewing audience with its disgusting BLM virtue-signaling.
Then there’s the death of the motion picture industry, which is losing its outlets as major theater chains are throwing in the towel. That industry has been in swift decline for years; it’s moribund now. How much influence have Democrats counted on from Hollywood celebrities in moving their message through the years? All but gone today.
The public is clearly turning against the “woke” virtue-signaling of American corporate culture. As Breitbart said, politics is downstream from culture, but in the past year the Left’s destruction of so many of the institutions it controls has begun to result in the diminished influence of those destroyed institutions.
Scott McKay is publisher of the Hayride, which offers news and commentary on Louisiana and national politics.