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Behind the panic in white, Christian America(Ezra Klein)

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https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/behind-the-panic-in-white-christian-america/id1081584611?i=1000443306761

 

About seven in 10 American seniors are white Christians. Among young adults, fewer than three in 10 are. During the span of the Obama administration, America went from a majority white Christian nation to one where white Christians are a minority. That’s an earthquake, and we’re living in the aftershocks.This is a story that Robert Jones, the head of the Public Religion Research Institute, tells in his book The End of White Christian America. Much of Donald Trump’s support is driven by a sense of religious loss, not just racial or national loss. Many of the debates playing out on the American right — particularly the Sohrab Ahmari-David French fight — reflect the belief that these are end times for a certain strain of American Christians, unless emergency measures are undertaken.This is not, to put it lightly, a perspective that’s treated sympathetically on the left. What could carry more privilege than being a white Christian? But that’s why, if you want to understand American politics right now, it’s important to try to see the other side of this one. I’m going to be exploring this more on the show in the weeks to come, but I wanted to start with Jones, who knows the data here better than anyone. This is part of the deep context of American politics right now. Seeing it clearly makes a lot of our fights more legible.If you liked this episode, you may also like: “David French on the Great, White Culture War” and Jennifer Richeson on “The most important idea for understanding politics in 2018.”Book recommendations:Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement by Carolyn Renée DupontOur Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America by James Fallows and Deborah FallowsOut of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promiseby Eboo Patel  

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OILERMAN   

White Christians are a shrinking portion of the country but they vote at a higher rate than anyone. It's how you get a minority portion of the country winning national elections. 

 

In 2011 White Christians polled said it was important for political leaders to be moral at 70%. In 2016 30%......lol

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ctm   

Bernie Sanders is the only democratic candidate who is an avowed socialist.  In yesterday's CNN poll he was at 14%.

 

The truth is that capitalism is failing middle America.  It needs reforming to help the vast majority, rather than the few.  Everyone paying their fair share is a big difference than socialism.

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37 minutes ago, Soxcat said:

The change?  Socialism?  You ant to make the USA into Venezuela and you tards are blaming white Christian Americans for resisting it?   

Never go full soxcat...

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1 hour ago, ctm said:

Bernie Sanders is the only democratic candidate who is an avowed socialist.  In yesterday's CNN poll he was at 14%.

 

The truth is that capitalism is failing middle America.  It needs reforming to help the vast majority, rather than the few.  Everyone paying their fair share is a big difference than socialism.

People seem to totally gloss over just how bad things are becoming for people in this country. Wages for half the country have been pretty much stagnant for 4 decades but their basic expenses have risen dramatically over that time. Things are going to come to a head sooner or later. 

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3 hours ago, Soxcat said:

70% of Dems polled said it is important for their candidates to be socialist tards.    That display in the debates was epic.  Epic stupidity. 

 

2 hours ago, Soxcat said:

The change?  Socialism?  You ant to make the USA into Venezuela and you tards are blaming white Christian Americans for resisting it?   

 

2 hours ago, Soxcat said:

Wow.  Really.  I feel much better now. 

you should look at your responses and compare the wording, demeanor, and attitude to everyone else's...

 

it's blatantly obvious you are scared. open up. its not scary. 

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Why reason with them. All they have is fear and that will not change, no matter how hard you try to change their opinions. Fear will override anything. 

 

Just let them continue to die off and/or continue becoming a smaller and smaller piece of the pie.

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