Before we hit the road this morning, Steve went to the local deli to get egg sandwiches and coffees. We Jersey people love our delis and egg sandwiches. And in the deli with Steve were several working class Jersey guys with their shaved heads, goatees, and flannel. Steve said that while they were all waiting for their eggs to cook, the other guys turned to each other and said, “it’s a GREAT day, isn’t it?” “Oh yes, it’s FABULOUS.”
Gee, what were they talking about?
So, how much of the trump vote was cultural and how much economics/politics? How much of it was just because the egg sandwich guys just hate people like me?
I think the BLM protests really pissed off and scared folks. I think that the rhetoric around race was a huge factor. I don’t think that the details of the university free speech debates mattered much, because I don’t people knew much about it beyond Melissa Flick. But in general people are tired of being told that they can’t say retarded, faggot, or gay. They want to keep their Indian mascots and their sombrero Halloween costumes. Because it’s tradition.
Our varsity soccer team was just barred from sports from the rest of the year because they encouraged the freshman to do the “cookie challenge,” which involves a cookie between the butt cheeks. And they video taped it and put it on social media.
Lots of parents and other students thought that the school went too far. More politically correct stuff, they said. So, these slights happen every day, and it’s personal.