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What do trump, gun culture, white nationalism & the pro-life movement have in common?

They are intertwined responses to the increasing irrelevance of toxic white masculinity and the continuing growth of diversity & inclusion.

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Over the past few decades, with the growing inclusion & acceptance of POCs, women, and LGBT, what used to be on top, toxic white masculinity, is now sinking to the bottom.
Think about it-what do you need to flourish in today's diverse society? Emotional intelligence, empathy, creativity, etc.

What used to be traits that got you to the top-being white, male, racist, sexist, homophobic & "strength," are increasingly becoming liabilities.
So, what do toxic white males do in the face of extinction? Fight back and seek to reassert its dominance & relevance.

That's what you see in the rise of white nationalism. They're trying to bring back white racial domination.
That's what you see in the increasing aggressiveness of the pro-life movement in seeking to control women's bodies & reassign to them a subordinate position in society.
That's what you see in the aggressiveness of 2nd A gun movement. It's the valorization of "alpha maleness" in a society where brute strength and force are less and less useful.

Toxic white masculinity is like coal & the coal industry. It's a dying way of life.
And it's in this context that trump has risen to power. He represents all the worst attributes of toxic white masculinity, and he revels in it, glorifies it, and is its fiercest defender & self appointed savior.
This is what "Make America Great Again" is about-"Making America White Male Dominant Again."

But, although it may not seem like it right now, toxic white masculinity is losing.
Demographic change, technological change, the continuing growth and strength of diversity and inclusion values will make it more and more irrelevant & marginalized over time.
It's no coincidence that the "Toxic White Male Strikes Back" movement reached its apex after the first black president was elected.

Obama got elected and white masculinity started to truly freak out. So, it's mounting an all out offensive led by trump.
This is what we're up against right now.

How do we fight back?

By doing what we've been doing. Mobilize politically and keep spreading and reinforcing the values of diversity, inclusion, & acceptance. END
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