Is this an angle progressives are going to be able to sustain, or will they be plowed under by the weaponized Wokeness of the neo-liberal corporate Establishment?
People are finally waking up to the reality that both major parties repeatedly use identity politics to pull on the heart strings of voters but mass murderers are still mass murderers regardless of their gender identity or the color of their skin.
— Movement for a People’s Party (@PeoplesParty_US) November 16, 2020
It is common on the dissident right to mock ConInc for its perpetual tokenism. It’s Hispanic unemployment this, black celebrity endorsement that, but never a favorable word about middle American whites. The truth is, though, the ConInc approach is politically effective.
And it’s even more effective coming from the Democrat corporate wing. While the dissident right can mock ConInc for dressing in blackface, the progressive left can’t criticize the corporate left for doing the same. Look at how they savaged Bernie Sanders.
If the company has a rainbow-colored version of the corporate logo, a black lesbian immigrant one-percenter on the board, and gives a rounding error on the annual income statement to BLM, they can pay their warehouse workers subsistence wages in sweat houses for 35 hours per week (if they get 40 hours, we have to offer benefits!) and the progressive left is okay with it. As long as they allow transgenders in the military, the progressive left can’t object to increasing the number of wars the US is involved in from two to seven.
At least that has been the story for the last couple of decades. If a Biden/Harris administration doesn’t lead to a change in dynamic, nothing will.