Red Tsunami

If one were to look back at some of my older blog posts – which I noticed some folks have actually done based on some of the statistics and information generated by my blog host – I discussed issues such as “Replacement Theory” and Roe v. Wade long before they broke the headlines in recent days and weeks. In a specific blog post titled “American History X” which I published a number of months ago, I tied in my personal experiences as an American citizen and American student to the issue of minority rights and women’s rights in America in order to shed light on these issues.

But to put the specific issues of minority rights and women’s rights into a broader perspective or picture, the growing focus on issues such as “Replacement Theory” and Roe v. Wade and thus the issue of minority rights and women’s rights in the United States is part of a broader phenomenon, which has been dubbed by some as the “Red Tsunami.” To be clear, there is no scientific justification for overturning Roe v. Wade. The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade is political and social in nature, and the decision is part of a broader political and social phenomenon which has been dubbed by some as the “Red Tsunami” that is beginning to sweep the United States. In turn, a disdain for science as well as targeted violence towards African-Americans, Hispanics, Jews, and Asian-Americans are also part of this broader political and social phenomenon known as the “Red Tsunami.”

What may be able to tilt the balance in favor of liberals and thus thwart the “Red Tsunami” in the coming years is citizenship for the 11 million Hispanics who deserve to be citizens. The roadblock to this feat, however, are liberals themselves, as well as certain members of the Democratic Party such as Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema who are “Democrats in Name Only” (DINO). Thus, the foremost and perhaps the most credible explanation for the “Red Tsunami” is that the Democrats have undone themselves, thus paving the way for the “Red Tsunami” as some have called it. Democrats cannot unload the blame for their failures on anyone else. And as one Republican strategist said a few months ago, the best strategy that the Republicans can employ for the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 general election is to simply sit back and let the Democrats undo themselves.

At the heart of the “Red Tsunami” is identity politics and thus the threat that a certain segment of the White population in the United States feels as a result of people of color assuming a more visible role in American mainstream society. To a certain extent, identity politics takes on the Manichean theme of “good versus evil” on the part of certain ethnic and racial groups, which in turn undermines societal peace and tranquility. It follows that “Replacement Theory” largely gained its traction from the growing visibility of people of color in American mainstream society.

Thus, for the first time in the history of the United States, the white population feels as though it is disadvantaged politically and socially, whereas people of color are now seen as the privileged political and social group. In reality, this notion of a disadvantaged white population juxtaposed against a privileged non-white population is more a matter of perception rather than a matter of social reality. But this notion of a disadvantaged white population juxtaposed against a privileged non-white population has gained traction nonetheless amongst a sizable portion of the white population in the United States, and this notion arguably stems from structural and whole-of-government policies which were discussed in previous blog posts. However, the entirety of the explanation or origin as to why the white population in America has now assumed the role of the disadvantaged class whereas people of color as now seen as the privileged class is largely unexplainable and unclear unless one were to resort to dogmatic or religious explanations.

Nor is a reversion to an anachronistic past where people of color were lurking in the shadows the actual solution to the economic, political, and social problems that have emerged in the United States as a result of structural and whole-of-government policies. Moreover, globalization entails interdependence, integration, and interconnection, not exclusion, fragmentation, and isolation. What is called for is the repair or mending of America’s social fabric after its decimation due to structural and whole-of-government policies, which is largely a reconciliation process that has to initiated from the top in the United States. Whether those at the top in the United States are capable of initiating such a process and thus thwarting the economic, political, and social problems facing America remains to be seen. But to doubt that these folks at the top are capable of such an initiative is entirely reasonable.

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