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I came across this fascinating article that was published a couple weeks ago in the Atlantic.

I’ve been wondering lately if Americans had really tilted as far left as the media and “popular” culture would have you believe. Apparently we’re all anti-capitalist, socialists who must all do penance for our inner -ism. Remember kids, everyones a victim of some oppression.

I just don’t buy it because I don’t see it in the real world around me.

Of course America has changed, and in many ways, I think it has changed for the better. But in our politics, at times it appears that we’ve lost our minds.

If recent recent social science research is accurate, it appears that I’m not the only American who thinks this. Americans are getting really tired of the social justice warriors who seem to terrorize our every political conversation online.

“Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages.”

And, more encouragingly, few of us are “progressives”. Actually it appears that progressives are such a minority you’d do well to just ignore them.

“According to the report, 25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream. Some 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists, and their views are even less typical. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.” Their members “share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.””

Read that bolded sentence again.

By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.”

People are getting tired of the SJW crowd and they just want to go back to their lives.

The problem is that many people that are in this 8% of “progressive” crybabies actually occupy positions (academia & media) where they’re able to amplify their voice to a much larger level than they should normally be able to. Sometimes these positions give them larger power than they should have, and I think many Americans wrongly think that they occupy a larger percentage of the population.

We’re allowing ourselves to be bullied by an insane minorty who do not share common values with the overwhelming majority. You’d need over 10 people just to find one of them.

Remember that the next time you see some apoplectic nut on the far left screaming about whatever harm that has supposedly befallen one of their precious protected classes of victims.

It’s probably not that big of deal, and most Americans are as annoyed as you are with it.

To read the full article, click below:

Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

My new column is up over at TheNorthlandPost.com. They have added a way to comment on their website, feel free to join the discussion there.

I am often frustrated by the complete lack of understanding of American politics by the average American. So, I thought with this week’s column, I would delve into an examination of the American political spectrum.

Read the rest (and see my really cool graphic I created, too) by clicking here.