by Shelt Garner
I don’t know what to tell you when it comes to people like Matt Walsh. They now seem to think that embracing fascism is the best way to “own the libs.” They talk a good talk about being fascist and wanting a civil war if they don’t get what they want but…I dunno. Actually putting all their bonkers words into action in the real world is kind of risky.
The key thing is people like Walsh stake out the most extreme position possible then double and triple down when they get any pushback because they think they’re “owning the libs” by doing so.
But all of this obscures the fact that there really is a crisis of masculinity in America. It’s just too bad that we, as a nation, can’t have a serious non-insane discussion about how to help young (white) men get better income and to not feel threatened by both the browning of America and women having more economic, sexual and political agency.
We can’t have that type of discussion because people like Walsh’s grift is based on tapping into the rage of young (white) men. If we actually tried to help young (white) men live in a new, changing world, then, welp, they wouldn’t have as much power, now would they.
It all goes back to how the greatest nation in the world may destroy itself over fucking “vibes.”