Born into a white Anglo-Saxon family
First, let’s get one thing straight – I do not believe that any politician has my best interests at heart.
Second, I was born into an upper-middle class professional, Protestant, north-east Ivy League liberal non-politically aligned family. I was GIVEN the very best of what privilege bestows in the more fortunate in our society. I did not “deserve” my free ride.
I do not particularly like our current President. But then that is true about how I feel about most politicians.
It should be clear to everyone by now that Congress dances to its own form or musical chairs. About half those strutting around the Capitol rotunda want the current president to remain President, while the rest of the time-wasters think they will get re-elected if “that man” is thrown out of office. The latter group – spelled GOP – is hoping there are still enough energised white Anglo-Saxon Caucasians to elect a candidate no one seems to like all that much. It is difficult enough to have a presidential slate devoid of true WASPS. A Mormon and a Catholic on the GOP slate and a black man, with his family and friends occupying the White House. What is America coming to?
Has the time when WASPs ruled America come to an end? The US census bureau sets 2042 as the year that whites become a minority in America. American politics have always been based on pressure groups to speak for the little-man. I suspect that will continue. What will the new pressure groups look like. What will they represent and what sorts of coalitions will form to shape American society in the next decade?
I suspect that the current election may be the Last Hurrah for the WASPs in America. Unfortunately the best candidates money could buy for the GOP are not all that appealing to an over-worked, under-payed, endebted and embittered working class, struggling in an economic war that is unfairly manipulated by the federal and state governments, which are controlled by the monied-class who are the economic enemies of everyone else.
This election may be a wake-up call for the WASPs that they have lost power. Soon coalitions will form to combat the corruption of money in the political system and the WASPs will become a relic of the past. This may happen faster that the political pundits predict.
The GOP candidates are dancing a thankless gig where the monied class is shooting at their feet and no one in the audience is clapping. The Mormon and the Catholic are stuck between being vague and losing the working class vote. They want less government in the boardroom and more government in the bedroom. All the while the working folks can see the economic strings controlling the moves of all the candidates from both parties. Its enough to turn one’s stomach and make a good citizen’s skin crawl.
The America of the WASPs is broken and dying. All the rich men’s bankers and will not be able to resurrect a now bankrupt and corrupted system, that no longer makes sense in the modern world.
The American voter is faced with casting a vote last time for classism and racism or voting to accept the new world and embrace change. The change will happen. The former assures four more years of stagnation both at federal and state levels of government. If this happens we will lose more ground against the rest of the globe and our economy will suffer the consequences. We will soon see if the American WASP voter will try to get “that man” out of the White House.