a movement predominated by middle-class, middle-aged white men angry about the expansion of government and hostile to societal change.
i've got to say that white men rock. of course, we have visited upon the world its greatest horrors. now on the other hand, first of all, we have the sort of pride that a history of dominating others might inculcate. and second, as veterans, we have access to the reality of political and economic power that others might lack. so let me just admit it: black people, women, children, the differently abled, latinos, gay people, etc: they all want only to be subordinated. that's what they mean when they talk about their own liberation: they will be liberated by an infinite irresistible state power analogous to a god. that's "hope," etc. i'll say this about angry white guys: we know to much to think that being subordinated to other people is good for you, much less that it is equivalent to freedom. when we were in charge, see, we understood that we weren't really doing it for your sake. our own bullshit rang in our years. it ringeth still, now coming out of your mouth.