Nice Going Counterrevolutionaries: IV

*See also, “Nice Going Counterrevolutionaries: III” (Arab countries)
*See also, “Nice Going Counterrevolutionaries: II” (Blacks)
*See also, “Nice Going Counterrevolutionaries: I” (Latin America)

For the first time since it started in 1995, a Gallup poll shows that a majority of Amerikans consider themselves “pro-life,”(1) by which they mean they oppose abortion, not imperialist war. The backward gender line of the pseudo-Maoists is the cause of the big spike in anti-abortion views.

From reading liberal columnists such as Frank Rich at the New York Times, one would think that the good Amerikan majority is on the march to the left. In actual fact, as MIM has always said, Amerikans are lifestyle-oriented, not political. 80% cannot understand foreign policy and as H.W. Edwards showed, even hot button issues such as gun control boil down to unconscious ideas about race and class, with the possible exception of some <1% minority of activists able to argue the substance of the issues.

It is not possible to see the uptick in pro-life views as the evangelical Christian movement in the ascendance, the way the pseudo-Maoists told us. Just as pro-life polls were coming out, polls also showed that non-religious identification is also increasing.(2)

The cause of the upward spike in pro-life views is the Obama campaign. Understanding this will help one see the limits of direct rational argument with Amerikans.

The Obama campaign is pro-choice. So to take the standard Democrats-are-now-majority narrative, pro-life views should be in retreat, with the backing of tons of Obama-collected dough. However, the pro-Deng, pro-theory-of-productive forces phony communists are not scientists, just unprincipled people perfumed as "pragmatists." Hence, it was just when Obama was on the march in 2008 that views shifted toward pro-life views, big-time. That's not to mention that people MIM purged for opposition to the lesbian logo also crushed gay marriage in California while campaigning for Obama.

The Obama campaign made a conscious decision to play up the family in a Christmas ad. The Obamatons also made no secret of using Thanksgiving imagery while making Michelle Obama peripheral, a creature of sleeveless dress conversation.

Kristen Luker has already shown that for the legions of activists on the issue in the united $tates, abortion is more about the role of the female in the family than the direct substance of the issue. Career-oriented females and their supporters tend to support abortion choice.

In achieving a majority spike for pro-life views, Obama had to trigger a different phenomenon than would appeal just to hard-core activists. Obama did this through race. The Obama campaign's nostalgic view of gender derived from decades of argument about "wedge issues" supposedly dividing an exploited white working class only alienated from revolution-about-to-happen-any-minute by the long hair and other cultural habits of communist activists.

When Obama summoned the trailer trash he calls working class, it did not rise to progressive politics. Instead, the Amerikkkans saw that Obama had a Black family with a peripheralized mother and became more convinced than ever that if *even* Blacks could accomplish what Obama did, then surely whites could also. So Obama served as an inspiring example of patriarchy that awakened white trash.

Who knows? The assassin of abortion-provider George Tiller May 31(3) may have been emboldened by the surge in pro-life views.

There was never much substance to the pseudo-Maoist gender line, just have-it-both-ways opportunism and support for lynching. What there was was the bumper sticker “abortion on demand and without apology.” Yet for the have-it-both-ways opportunists, their work on Obama’s campaign has done more in a year than a sea of such stickers could ever accomplish in 100 years.

1. Gallup also points to other Gallup polls and Pew Research:

“Americans’ recent shift toward the pro-life position is confirmed in two other surveys. The same three abortion questions asked on the Gallup Values and Beliefs survey were included in Gallup Poll Daily tracking from May 12-13, with nearly identical results, including a 50% to 43% pro-life versus pro-choice split on the self-identification question.

“Additionally, a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center recorded an eight percentage-point decline since last August in those saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases, from 54% to 46%. The percentage saying abortion should be legal in only a few or no cases increased from 41% to 44% over the same period. As a result, support for the two broad positions is now about even, sharply different from most polling on this question since 1995, when the majority has typically favored legality.”


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