April 23, 2013 | permalink
The culture war allows an increasingly militant minority of Americans to sustain the delusion that it speaks for the majority. By wrapping guns and crosses in American flags, this group derives power from falsely believing that they represent the “real America”. And as they become bolder in their claims, those of us who, in fact, represent the majority – supporting equitable policies on taxation, gun safety, access to reproductive care and the like – tend to limit ourselves. We begin to believe that we represent a minority in our country. But as the latest Gallop and Pew polls show, in fact, we don’t. My take in the Guardian.