The $30 car tab fight is just a symptom of what is going on nationally. The divide we see isn’t North v. South, Black v. White, Rich v. Poor or Red v. Blue. It’s between entrenched autocrats, an ugly intolerant left, and the rest of us. The troubling new divide running through our country is not one people want to imagine. It is best demonstrated by both the car tab fight and the last presidential election.
The real chasm has arisen between a Republican Party that is committed to fulfilling the will of the people, and left-wing Democrats who have devoted the past three years to subverting it. It is also a divide between people who have real-world concerns and those focused on niche and barely significant issues.
How, you might ask, have we reached such a state? There is a clue in the Democrats’ dysfunctional reaction to the last presidential win. Even after Trump won, Democrats have choosing to learn nothing. They have not used the last three years for self-reflection, or to work out how they should approach this division. Instead, they are stuck on repeat with ever greater volume.
I submit that people in this country are not in favor of radical left-wing policies. There is a reason that people like Adam Schiff can’t accept they lost to Trump. It’s because they haven’t met people who don’t agree with them. Rather, when they do, it’s usually on social media where it’s all too easy to “unfriend” or block them. When it comes to the United States electorate, ignoring them becomes a self-inflected wound that may not heal.