It’s been some time since I blogged; without going into my personal life too deeply I’ll just say that ill health has disrupted my life, and that I’ve had mixed feelings about returning to blogging. But here I am, at least for now.
For most of the time I was away, I deliberately avoided the news, especially anything political. Still some of the ‘news’ seeps through into your consciousness even if you don’t seek it out. I am just now catching up with a lot of things.
This survey caught my attention. It’s called The Demography of the Alt-Right, and it measures racial attitudes amongst various demographic sections of the American population, for example by age group, economic level, education, and religiosity. There was little there that surprised me, but I am sure many on the right will be surprised (if they admit it) about the fact that those who are more religious tend to have a stronger White identity. There is the canard that most Christians, even those who are right-wing, are liberal on all social matters, including race. Many ‘Old Time’ Christians, regardless of age, have not bought what was once called ‘liberation theology’, so it’s not accurate to tar all Christians with the same brush.
And notice the results on attitudes by generation or age group.
It seems that the older generations have the strongest feelings of racial solidarity — thus the young people in the UK who opposed Brexit blamed the ”racist old people” for tipping the scales in favor of leaving the EU. And there is plenty of other data from previous polls, surveys, etc., which show the same generational pattern.
A little more troubling is the survey’s finding that there is only a slight difference in racial attitudes between Southrons and those outside the South. There was a time when the South displayed far more regional loyalty and racial loyalty. Thanks to the mind-conditioning in schools and the media — and let’s not forget the influx of people from the North colonizing Dixie, especially from the 70s onward. There were many Northerners who moved to the South and of course now the immigration tsunami has hit the South.
The demographics of the South have changed, and this survey shows some of the results.
At the link, you can see more results of the survey.