Vox writer Matthew Yglesias offered no countering voice to give any credence to the nearly 63 million people who voted for President Trump, instead offering free advice to Democrats on how to increase their partisanship in his article “Democrats need to learn to name villains rather than vaguely decrying ‘division’.”
Yglesias said that the climate of aggressive communication in America today is solely driven by a calculated effort by Republicans and President Trump, failing to mention many of the frustrations held by conservatives–including the exploitation of identity politics by the Left since the 1960s.
“It’s a deliberate political strategy enacted by the Republican Party, its allies in partisan media, and its donors to foster a political debate that is centered on divisive questions of personal identity rather than on potentially unifying themes of concrete material interests,” Yglesias said. “It’s a strategy whose downside is that it tends to push American society to the breaking point, but whose upside is that it facilitates the enacting of policies that serve the concrete material interests of a wealthy minority rather than those of the majority.”
Yglesias writes that Republicans are seeking to purposefully bring incivility into society for greedy and exploitative motives, rather than any iota of desire to expand human freedoms, prosperity and opportunity for all Americans.
Yglesias claims that “the upshot of that divisiveness is deplorable and bad for the country. It would be much healthier for American society to have a calmer, kinder, more rational political dialogue more focused on addressing the concrete problems of the majority of the country. But while society overall would be healthier with that kind of politics, Donald Trump personally would not be better off. Nor would the hyper-wealthy individuals who benefit personally from the Republican Party’s relentless advocacy of unpopular regressive tax schemes.