A quick conversation with a few lawyer friends dissuaded us from that idea for the time being, though it will probably grace the cover of a book down the line.
#8. Barack Obama:
Because white people are afraid that if they don’t like him that they will be called racist.Has more straight-forward reasoning ever been supplied to authenticate the admiration for Mein Obama by Disingenuous White Liberals (DWL) who congregate in cities that have a conspicuous absent of Black people?
While most whites abandon Mein Obama with a speed unparalleled in American politics, DWLs offer General Zod their loyalty, obedience and check books.
But then again, kids aren’t found to often in these areas. Steve Sailer (oddly, an inspiration for both Christian Lander’s idea of SWPL and a major influence upon SBPDL) coined the term Affordable Family Formation, which eloquently points out the trends found in white American demographics:
The single most useful and understandable birthrate measure is the “total fertility rate.” This estimates, based on recent births, how many children the average woman currently in her childbearing years will have. The National Center for Health Statistics reported that in 2002 the average white woman was giving birth at a pace consistent with having 1.83 babies during her lifetime, or 13 percent below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman. This below-replacement level has not changed dramatically in three decades.
States, however, differ significantly in white fertility. The most fecund whites are in heavily Mormon Utah, which, not coincidentally, was the only state where Bush received over 70 percent. White women average 2.45 babies in Utah compared to merely 1.11 babies in Washington, D.C., where Bush earned but 9 percent. The three New England states where Bush won less than 40 percent—Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island—are three of the four states with the lowest white birthrates, with little Rhode Island dipping below 1.5 babies per woman.
Bush carried the 19 states with the highest white fertility (just as he did in 2000), and 25 out of the top 26, with highly unionized Michigan being the one blue exception to the rule. (The least prolific red states are West Virginia, North Dakota, and Florida.)
In sharp contrast, Kerry won the 16 states at the bottom of the list, with the Democrats’ anchor states of California (1.65) and New York (1.72) having quite infertile whites.
We know, for one thing, that the New Elite clusters in a comparatively small number of cities and in selected neighborhoods in those cities. This concentration isn't limited to the elite neighborhoods of Washington, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. It extends to university cities with ancillary high-tech jobs, such as Austin and the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill triangle.Those people who comprise the truly left behind in American life represent the best elements that remain in this nation. Denigrated by DWLs as "Tea Baggers" or as hateful, bigoted, xenophobic rednecks, these are the people who have watched as Black Run America (BRA) has been erected with hardly a peep of protest.
With geographical clustering goes cultural clustering. Get into a conversation about television with members of the New Elite, and they can probably talk about a few trendy shows -- "Mad Men" now, "The Sopranos" a few years ago. But they haven't any idea who replaced Bob Barker on "The Price Is Right." They know who Oprah is, but they've never watched one of her shows from beginning to end.
Talk to them about sports, and you may get an animated discussion of yoga, pilates, skiing or mountain biking, but they are unlikely to know who Jimmie Johnson is (the really famous Jimmie Johnson, not the former Dallas Cowboys coach), and the acronym MMA means nothing to them.
They can talk about books endlessly, but they've never read a "Left Behind" novel (65 million copies sold) or a Harlequin romance (part of a genre with a core readership of 29 million Americans).
They take interesting vacations and can tell you all about a great backpacking spot in the Sierra Nevada or an exquisite B&B overlooking Boothbay Harbor, but they wouldn't be caught dead in an RV or on a cruise ship (unless it was a small one going to the Galapagos). They have never heard of Branson, Mo.
There are so many quintessentially American things that few members of the New Elite have experienced. They probably haven't ever attended a meeting of a Kiwanis Club or Rotary Club, or lived for at least a year in a small town (college doesn't count) or in an urban neighborhood in which most of their neighbors did not have college degrees (gentrifying neighborhoods don't count). They are unlikely to have spent at least a year with a family income less than twice the poverty line (graduate school doesn't count) or to have a close friend who is an evangelical Christian. They are unlikely to have even visited a factory floor, let alone worked on one.
Taken individually, members of the New Elite are isolated from mainstream America as a result of lifestyle choices that are nobody's business but their own. But add them all up, and they mean that the New Elite lives in a world that doesn't intersect with mainstream America in many important ways. When the tea party says the New Elite doesn't get America, there is some truth in the accusation.
|Untouchable whites as seen in the film "Next of Kin"|
Bifurcation has transpired in America, and the blogger Half-Sigma illustrated why that is with this statement:
Is SWPL the new elite? I think so, especially if you accept that there are two flavors of SWPL: preppy-SWPL and hipster-SWPL. Investment bankers are preppy-SWPL and people working for non-profits or in creative industries are hipster-SWPL, but both types of SWPL like sushi and degrees from Ivy League schools and neither type of SWPL would take a vacation to visit the heartland of America in an RV.
Now what creates the resentment of Tea Party people towards the SWPL elite is the fact that the SWPL elite disdain the “wrong kind of white people.” SWPLs feel like they belong to a different tribe than the non-SWPL whites. They are more interested in teaching English to monks in Sri Lanka and bringing solar power to remote parts of the Himalayas than they are in helping Americans living in the same country.
So thanks are due to Christian Lander. The more we at SBPDL read about SWPL people (and visit the cities that SWPL-types call home), the more we realize what a deplorable lot they represent. Based on demographic trends though, SWPL people are entering the twilight phase of their dominance.
SWPL-types have nothing but contempt and hatred for those lacking their alacrity for causes that would mean extinction if practiced.
What does it all mean? We'll explore that tomorrow.