by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker documents interesting political developments Down Under.
A global political realignment is underway, detaching workers from the Marxist left that ostensibly was created to serve their interests. Delusional leftists who have demonized Donald Trump for the last five years are wrong if they think installing Joe Biden/Kamala Harris in the White House will stem the political realignment that has brought millions of working-class Americans into the Republican Party. They may believe that Trump hypnotized former members of the Democrats’ base into supporting more conservative and nationalist policies, but it is becoming clear that Trump recognized forces at work globally driving those who work with their hands away from the Marxist left, and brilliantly captured their support well before the progressives realized what was going on. Trump didn’t create the schism between Marxists and the working class their ideology was founded to serve (purportedly); he understood and acted on that split before anyone else did.
We see evidence of this Down Under. …
… The study sponsored by the Aussie trade union found that the left’s new preoccupation with extreme issues around race, sex, global warming/climate change/climate emergency, and other fringe extremist concerns are what is driving away the union members. …
… I cannot speak to the Labor Party’s ability to deal with these issues, but it is increasingly clear to me that our own Democrat party is now hostage to its militant left wing, who are able to mobilize young, brainwashed extremists (like AOC) and violent street thugs, willing and able to attack not just Republicans and conservatives, but traditional Democrat leaders. The left now holds the allegiance of roughly a third of the electorate. That is not enough to win elections, so leftists depend on inertia to keep Blacks, Hispanics, and union members voting their way. If the GOP is energetic enough and able to identify candidates who appeal to this base, electoral success beckons in 2022 and 2024.