Wednesday, May 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY CASE STUDY: SCRIBE CLAIMS POOR WHITE CONSERVATIVES LOVE PREZ TRUMP AGAINST SELF INTEREST!!!



A startling premise argues that many Republicans play identity politics just as much as their opposition across the aisle.

Checkit:

Book Review: Dying of Whiteness

"Even as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps down on middle America, red states seem determined to make it worse on themselves. Armed mobs waving Confederate flags demand the reopening of bars and hair salons; right-wing churches argue that banning large gatherings infringes their freedom of religion; and refusal to wear a face mask has become a conservative rallying cry."

"This has become a theme of the Trump administration: conservative white voters loudly demanding policies that will harm themselves worst of all. Jonathan Metzl’s book Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland is an exploration of why. Metzl, a professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, profiles red states that have suffered badly from the laws their own voters wanted."

Local connection as the author identifies GOP cuts to education that he claims has a long term impact on the workforce and opportunities  . . .

In one dramatic example, Amazon passed up Kansas City as a site for its new headquarters because “the region had too few skilled workers in science and math”

Conclusion . . .

"Conservative whites are wedded to a zero-sum politics of resentment and division, where they’re “winning” if they perceive themselves as doing better than people of color, regardless of how badly off they are in an absolute sense. It’s a deliberate, self-sacrificial decision to offer their own lives to preserve a system that benefits and privileges white people over others."

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You decide . . .

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, Kansas City was a lot better off without Amazon.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +1

New York didn't want Amazon either.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Amazon

The orange man is an idiot too

Remmi said...

All of this is a good theory that totally forgets that Hillary Clinton was one of the most repellent candidates ever to run for the Presidency. She was the one who really made history, not in a good way.

Anonymous said...

biden probably would have won in 2016.

but he's not the same person today.

still, he might win if he can rise to the occasion.

Anonymous said...


Trump isn't failing government. He's been raked over the coals for four years over butt hurt globalists that want their totalitarian way of life and Trump rained on their parade. We want our four years back. Oh and don't think for a minute that the democrats and China are not together on this pandemic. They are!
Remember not to take the vaccine Bill Gates is working on. He won't take it so why should you?

Anonymous said...

China owns the dimwits and the lame stream media, I’m serious, they own significant shares in cnn and msdnc as just a few examples. Peelousy and her freak show older dimwits have money in Chinese businesses because of Barry, that’s the whole reason they don’t want trump going after China for their mass murdering of people all over the world all because...... their money. Personal wealth of the dimwit party is more important than lives and an honest government for the people. Just think, a handful of dirty politicians are trying to ruin our country for power and wealth.

Anonymous said...


so..Jonathan Metzl.. an uber-lib, rich-kid, jew college scammer hates White people..

big surprise!

Rob G. said...

What's really not surprising is that YOU just proved him correct with your reactionary CHUD comment that confirms exactly the kind of gutter politics he described. It's like you Trumpkins can't help but step on your own shoelaces. Please grow up. The time for reality show politics is over. Time to get serious.

Anonymous said...

If their is a group that votes against their own best interests it the KC and Jackson County dummocrats. The most regressive tax system in the nation. Earnings tax, sales tax and property taxes that only the poor pay. Next up an increase in the regressive fire safety sales tax. The city of entertainment districts, stadiums, arenas and stadiums. Vote dummocrat.

Anonymous said...

Maybe. But I'm still not voting for Biden and whichever one of his housemaids he picks as a running mate.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of thin-skinned, weak, flaccid and deplorable MAGATs in the TKC house this evening. Dear Leader is imploding and the snot eating goobers will drink the Jim Jones juice until the very last drop. Well, I guess it's something to wash down the daily dose of hyrdro-imbecillin.

Hurry up and catch windmill cancer, MAGATs. You ain't never gonna see Mexico pay for that wall ... ever!

Martin said...

I see your TDS is keeping you up late. Sorry about that.

It looks like we'll get another 4 years to collect those wall bills.

If Biden is the best you've got. Then you've got nothing.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Yet even Fox News shows Biden beating Trump. Weird.

Anonymous said...


polls show Biden leading Trump by 5-7 pts

same time in 2016, polls showed Hillary beating Trump by 10-12 pts.

Weird.

Anonymous said...


Demosleazeballs waving the anti-White race card.

keep it up! President Trump wins AGAIN!!

Anonymous said...

As if voting dem is in anyone's self interest.

Remember mass immigration and illegal aliens lower your wages, increase your rent, increases your taxes, water downs your vote by giving states with more illegals more federal representatives and electoral votes.

Anonymous said...

Tell me again, 0h wizened economic wunderkind, how KC is better off for not having amazon jobs come to KC?

Essentially, amazon told KC that there were too many CHUDS in town for their liking.

Anonymous said...

No more Dem wars for Isreal.

No more selling out to globalist.

No more selling out to china.

No more supporting and encouraging illegal aliens.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Meanwhile, Jared Kushner isn't sure he can allow the election to take place.

When the Trumps visited China, Ivanka was given exclusive Chinese trademarks.

It's the white men who keep playing the race card. If you ask them, they will tell you that only white men are real americans. They are also the ones always playing the victim card. Trump's election was all about the white men crying, "poor pitiful me".

Finally, there are no "globalists", no "New World Order" & no "Deep State".

Just an uneducated, mentally ill, criminal & traitor.

Anonymous said...

Are you looking in the mirror Byron?

Anonymous said...

^^^ der fuhrer has spoken, oh mighty funkyshit, take your debunked lies and shove them up the gaping bisexual hole in your arse. The dimwit party and cnn has suckered the uneducated with their lies and deadly tales of death and destruction.... and for gods sake, WHAT EVAR YOU DO THAT WHEN YOU GET THE CHINESE RED DEATH VIRUS DON’T TAKE ANY MEDICINE PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DOCTOR. PEELOUSY, THE DIMWITS AND YOUR OVERLORDS AT THE CHINESE RUN CNN SAID THEY WILL KILL YOU.

Hugs and kisses from your puppet masters of the dimwit party! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

The argument that conservatives vote against their own self interest has been a liberal talking point since the days of Reagan. Metzi's interpretation is just the latest spin-off of a very old cliche. It's little more than a lib effort to sell some books and get some free press from the lefty press.

Anonymous said...

And yet it is true that they do vote against their best interests. Not weird, but sad.

Anonymous said...

Politicians are against all of our best interest.

Anonymous said...

Look, everyone knows white men are the most butt-hurt shitflakes in the world. These goobers will back anyone who can make opioid-addicted Cletus down at the trailer park, feel like it's the black man's fault he is isn't worth shit. Hell, just read the comments on here whenever there's a black person committing a crime! These CHUD's bitch and moan about the black race, while they do nothing all day but cry on the internet. These scumbag losers have nobody and nothing better to do. They desperately need somebody they can look down on while the rest of us are laughing at them!! Hey emperor, you have no clothes! Worthless MAGATS!

Anonymous said...

^^^^Good points. Also note how Cletus' trailer park crowd denigrate any black person who's accomplished anything--Alonzo Washington, for example, and Obama being president remains a major butthurt for the basement and trailer park crowd.

Anonymous said...

Comment from @3:06 is a strong indication he was the #1 subject in the "KANSAS CITY CASE STUDY: SCRIBE CLAIMS POOR WHITE CONSERVATIVES LOVE PREZ TRUMP AGAINST SELF INTEREST!!!"

Anonymous said...

I recall when Hillary was winning nearly every poll. To vote for any government employee who has a private server and busts up her electronic devices and deletes tens of thousands of emails after a subpoena, shows how dim the brains are of Dems. The Dems just want to raise our taxes so they can bring their disturbing socialist programs to the masses. Billionaire George Soros is likely pulling the strings behind the scenes. The Dems don't care about an honest election; they believe the end justifies any means, as all the wasted taxpayer dollars on trying to get Trump out of office shows. The Dem party has sunk to a new low and is now an embarassment to the country.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I'd hoped for so much more from josh hawley! The bloke is turning out to be another NEOCON. Just a tool! Does ole josh have his eye on 2024? And because of that, he's trying to out neocon that IDIOT Arky tom cotton?

Anonymous said...

Saying weird makes me sound really sophisticated.

Weird.

Anonymous said...

Hawley is wrong. Don't come back to planet Earth. Keep going.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait until all these worthless Boomers pass on. They're the ones who have this country in such a mess. Once these takers pass on, the country can really being to improve.

Anonymous said...

And yet most Boomers will outlive you. Weird.

Anonymous said...

WHO WROTE THE BOOK REVIEW?
Adam Lee is an atheist writer and speaker living in New York City.

"DYING OF WHITENESS" WHO WROTE THE BOOK?
Jonathan Metzl, liberal activist Democrat, one of the homosexual Metzl boys, Pembroke Day private school, UMKC undergraduate and medical degrees, brother of Jamie who unsuccessfully ran for the MO 5th District US Congressional seat as a carpetbagger for Team Clinton.

Metzl and Lee are representative of today's Democratic Party: Big government, Socialist, identity politics, oppressive tax burden, everybody's a victim, anti-family, anti-religion, anti-Constitution, anti-individual responsibility, anti-logic.

Anonymous said...

Yikes - the headline should read "White and Wealthy". While Hillary had the over-educated servers from Starbucks voting in her favor, it was the wealthy business owners that actually do things of value that voted for Trump. This 'pool white Trump voter' is a construct of the Democrats and a favorite media narrative -- the deplorables.

Anonymous said...

11:19 Correction:
Metzl attended The Barstow School, not Pembroke Day. An elitist private school for KC's well-to-do and aspiring.

Anonymous said...

11:19: And yet your ad hominem attack neither addresses nor refutes anything he has to say. Pointlessly weird.

Craig Glazer's Head In A Jar said...

Dying Of Whiteness = Jew Bullshit

Anonymous said...

Good ole Trumpy lovin dumb dumbs. You gotta love scared white people.