Josh Einiger has the latest from East Flatbush.
John: The Truth About White Trash Trumpian Fascists in America: From a Conservative Viewpoint Writing for National Review (conservative) in March, the conservative provocateur Kevin Williamson shoveled scorn on the low-income white Republican voters who, as he saw it, were most responsible for the rise of Trump: Nothing happened to them. There wasn?t some awful disaster. There wasn?t a war or a famine or a plague or a foreign occupation. Even the economic changes of the past few decades do very little to explain the dysfunction and negligence ? and the incomprehensible malice ? of poor white America. So the gypsum business in Garbutt ain?t what it used to be. There is more to life in the 21st century than wallboard and cheap sentimentality about how the Man closed the factories down. The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen #$%$. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs ? The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump?s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin. You see. Your stupidity and laziness is your own fault. Take responsibility because there is no "Saviour" who will turn back the clock for you.