The 20th century gave us a good many new literary genres. Modernism, Futurism, Dadaism. Later on there was Post-modernism, Structuralism, Deconstruction. And now there’s a new literary genre: Redneck Porn.

That’s where newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post send their reporters to the benighted parts of America where people voted for Donald Trump, in an effort to explain the great national tragedy of Hillary Clinton’s defeat. Pre-election, it was all too simple. Trump supporters were all racists (according to President Obama) and sexist (according to Hillary). When Hillary called them all “deplorables,” she had simply expressed what everyone on her side was thinking. And who cared, frankly, since she was going to win in a landslide?

But then it didn’t turn out that way. And the comforting explanations didn’t do the trick. The charge of racism fell flat, when so many counties flipped from voting for Mr. Obama in 2012 to Mr. Trump in 2016. There were 22 of them (out of 72) in Wisconsin alone, the state that put Mr. Trump over the top. As for the gender gap, white women proved themselves traitors to their sex in 2016, and while more women voted for Hillary than Mr. Trump overall, Hillary actually received less of the women’s vote than Mr. Obama did.

That left us with the idea that Trump voters were moral reprobates, the Oxy-sniffing spawn of unwed mothers. National Review’s Kevin Williamson got this started by describing their “whelping of human children with all the respect and wisdom of a stray dog.” They complained about bad trade deals, immigration and crony capitalism, but had only themselves to blame. “The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin.”

Interesting Read…

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