The New “Last Ditchers”

Source: CounterPunch
by David Rosen

“Can Last Ditchers – especially religious nationalists — reverse the profound changes that have remade the nation over the last half-century? Their belief system is anchored in a traditionalist notion of the two-parent family where the mother and father fulfill gender-specific roles. For decades their primary focus was on banning abortion and prohibiting same-sex marriage. That focus expanded to target transgender youth, school curriculum, library books and non-white immigrants. Still other divisive traditionalist beliefs like patriarchy, authoritarianism, racism, antisemitism and anti-Muslim sentiments are being increasingly expressed. Yet, the Last Ditchers know America is changing; the demographic clock is ticking against them.” (03/09/23)