For many months I have been writing about the disproportionate rage that has been expressed by people, particularly here in Northern Virginia, but also around the nation regarding immigration and immigrants. More recently, I’ve been watching the response to the health care debate with s similar curiosity. Surely this cannot be about increasing health coverage for 30 million Americans. And c’mon folks, we all know that the call Social Security “social” because it is a form of wealth redistribution, or (heaven help us) socialism.
This Op-Ed from the NYT is one of several posts that I’m going to post here today that addresses the issue of rage and it causes. As I have long speculated, the author argues that the recent eruptions are based more on white America’s fear of being replaced as the majority population.