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Saying ‘Thank You’ to David Atkins

Posted on | July 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Saying ‘Thank You’ to David Atkins


Everybody had a good point-and-laugh at David Atkins’s expense, without wondering: Why would a California Democrat be so filled with loathing of “rural white evangelicals”? Was he bullied by militant Baptists as a child? Has he ever actually met any of the rural white people he says are thoroughly despised by “the vast majority of Americans”? No, he’s just a liberal who can look at the map and read the exit polls the same as you or I can, and who therefore understands which demographic category most strongly supports the Republican Party. He hates white people and Christians and rural America because they are an obstacle to the Democrats’ project of turning America into a totalitarian one-party regime where dissent from the approved opinions is forbidden.

Of course, Atkins himself is white, but he lives in Santa Barbara, an affluent seaside enclave of privilege where the media home value is over $900,000 and only 1.4% of the population is black. It’s very easy for people who live in such circumstances to imagine that they are morally superior to everyone who lives in, say, Lowndes County, Georgia, where 37% of the population is black and the median home value is $129,700.

Hillary Clinton got 61% of the vote in Santa Barbara County, whereas Donald Trump carried Lowndes County with 57.5% of the vote.

What do you think the typical resident of Lowndes County might say if David Atkins showed up in person to tell him we was “heavily subsidized, drowning in federal largesse,” a beneficiary of “overrepresentation” who has “all [his] bills paid by cities and blue states”? Whatever answer Atkins got, it probably wouldn’t be “grateful.”



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