by Shelt Garner
At the heart of what’s wrong with America is that Traditionalists have grown totally detached from everyone else because of an intense, deep seated sense of disenfranchisement. From my conversations with my Traditionalist relatives, they literally believe that the woke cancel culture mob is turning everyone gay. I’m not joking or exaggerating.
That’s literally what they believe.
The reason why this is a problem is Traditionalists are the bedrock of any stable democracy. It’s the constant struggle between Leftists and Traditionalists that is what causes a democracy’s politics to be functioning. Traditionalists are important because they temper the passions of Leftists while at the same time gradually, begrudgingly come to accept progress. This can be a messy, confusing and uncomfortable process, but for much of the last 250 years we’ve managed to make it work.
But now, now things are totally out of whack. Traditionalists have grown radicalized. Because of a combination of negative polarization and an extensive permission structure, American Traditionalists are now Good Germans who just need an autocrat. We’re an autocracy without an autocrat — an anocracy.
One thing that is disturbing and interesting is how Traditionalists really have homophobia on the brain these days. It’s replaced being “canceled” as their number on concern — the “woke gay homosexual agenda” is the first thing they go to whenever you broach the idea of, say, a unity ticket for 2024.
I don’t know how much of this is just because it’s the current Fox News scare tactic and how much of it is a legitimate freak out on the part of Traditionalist about what they see as “everyone turning gay.” It’s all very strange. It’s a prime example of some dark forces that were unleashed because of the Leftist culture war victory at some point in Obama’s second term.
Traditionalists are enraged with the social changes taking place in the United States and they will even come out and say, “I like Trump’s policies, I just don’t like Trump.” That’s like saying, “I don’t like Hitler, but I like his policies.” If our democracy has lost Traditionalists, then we’re on step closer to the existential choice of autocracy or civil war at some point around late 2024 – early 2025.
It’s because I honestly don’t know how to fix this problem that I think we’re either going to have a civil war or turn into an autocracy at some point around 2024 – 2025. We’re in a crisis and there’s no obvious solution or endgame. I have no idea what is going to happen. But I do know that Trump probably is going to run again — and win — and all those Traditionalists who love, love, love Ron DeSantis are going to end up voting for Trump again even though they tell me so adamantly that they don’t l like him.
Things are dark and getting darker.