Wednesday, April 14, 2021

see beyond the corny rah-rah language and
embrace the article's central argument

Instapundit points to a Breitbart article by John Nolte:  "Rural Trump Voters Already Live in the Safe, Tolerant Utopia Leftists Claim to Want."  Parts of the article are corny as hell (I squirm at Nolte's unironically unabashed use of the term "Rural MAGA Land" to refer to the conservative hinterlands... back in the day, those were just the sticks), but Nolte's central, two-pronged argument—that (1) the left's narrative is a lie about the true nature of conservatives, and (2) it's the places managed by the left that evince the shittiness the left claims to despise—are nevertheless worth considering and even embracing.  Nolte does make some stark claims that I find debatable, but those claims, like his corny tone, don't detract from the core thesis.  I'm not normally a fan of Breitbart articles; they're often too strident for my taste, but then again, I've written some admittedly bellicose things lately, so maybe that's why I'm bothering to pay attention to this piece by Nolte.  Excerpt:

Life in Rural America (which is where Republican Trump voters live and govern), is clean, safe, and racially tolerant. Most places in America where life is dirty, polluted, dangerous, violent, and plagued with racial hate and race riots are cities that are almost exclusively populated by and governed by Democrats.

Outside of these Democrat-run cities, America is peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant.

What’s more, if you remove these Democrat-run cities from our national statistics, you will find an America that is overwhelmingly peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant.

Nevertheless, Democrats and their fake-media allies still blame Republicans for all of their problems.

According to them, it is Republicans who are responsible for racism, pollution, and gun violence — even though, out here where we all live, our air, water, and streets are safe and clean… We all own guns, but where we live, there is no gun-violence crisis… We are all supposed to be racists and responsible for all the hate crimes, but out here where we all live, there is no hate-crime crisis.

Read on.

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