- Oct 21, 2018
- Carmen Sandiego's Pocket
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Fuck I don't remember
Abortion is the issue through which the right in the US has been able to court white nationalists and white evangelicals without saying the quiet parts out loud. Without the rabid support of those two factions, the GOP cannot win. Their own internal reports told them they needed to embrace diversity and more popular politics to survive as a party, but the hardcore right, supported by the extreme right billionaire class did the opposite. They have instead doubled down on white nationalism and issues like abortion to keep those factions in lockstep. Which is why white evangelicals will breathe fire about abortion, but shrug at children and families being terrorized at our borders.What does anyone gain from this?
Their stated goals are to get these laws passed so the courts have to re-litigate RvW. Which is also why the GOP has broken our government to stack the court. But the actual goal is to stay in power no matter what.
More specifically, we should clarify it is white evangelicals, at least in the US. The majority of black evangelicals in the US do not vote with these politics, regardless of individual personal belief. In the US anti-abortion is clearly part of the white nationalist agenda.Evangelicals, who have developed almost an antipathy for facts.
This is key to the mindset. Which is why Trump speaks to them despite his obvious hypocrisy on these issues. It’s the politics of bullying and white fragility, tbh. They are terrified of diversity and those fears are constantly spurred by the churches they attend and the media they consume.But I think there's more to it than this, though, even though I can't quite identify it -- some sort of performative and threatening nastiness, in which they're saying something like "Look at all these laws we can pass to control you, no matter how murderous and nonsensical they may be."