Capitol Rioters Were From Places Turning Less White - Not “Economically Anxious”
To put this in data-science terms:
Qualitatively, we knew they to be true - that Trump’s base was in a constant state of rage & terror because Brown People were resisting all their attempts at disempowerment and subjugation
Quantitatively, the numbers and statistics are in, and they back up the story that have all long known - but that polite Beltway Journalists refuse to acknowledge that this is the case.
One driver overwhelmingly stood out: fear of the “Great Replacement.” Great Replacement theory has achieved iconic status with white nationalists and holds that minorities are progressively replacing White populations due to mass immigration policies and low birthrates. Extensive social media exposure is the second-biggest driver of this view, our surveys found. Replacement theory might help explain why such a high percentage of the rioters hail from counties with fast-rising, non-White populations.
Instead, the Polite Pundits maunder on about the old steel mill closing, and Springsteen-esque tales of working white men seeing their JERRRBs getting shipped to China, etc. etc.
All the tropes that emanate from the cultural anthropology bullshit reporting done from diners in South Shitsville, and promoted by that fucking Hillbilly Elegy liar.
Here’s the deal:
What we know 90 days later is that the insurrection was the result of a large, diffuse and new kind of protest movement congealing in the United States.
The Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), working with court records, has analyzed the demographics and home county characteristics of the 377 Americans, from 250 counties in 44 states, arrested or charged in the Capitol attack.
Those involved are, by and large, older and more professional than right-wing protesters we have surveyed in the past. They typically have no ties to existing right-wing groups. But like earlier protesters, they are 95 percent White and 85 percent male, and many live near and among Biden supporters in blue and purple counties.
These are not broken working men from milltowns. These are comfy Escalade-driving racist fucks who are afraid of seeing brown people with as much money and political clout as they have.