Since the presidential election of 2016, the United States has been engulfed in a serious cultural conflict that has resulted in divisiveness and polarization at the political level. The effects of this tension and divide have trickled into every aspect of American society. Progressive Democrats and their allies continue to promote the philosophies of identity politics which divide people by race, gender, and orientation and place more emphasis on these factors than on the individual characteristics of people themselves. Racial tensions are high within the union, and crime is on the rise. Law enforcement officials across the country have been demonized and following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, crime has skyrocketed, and a feeling of lawlessness has engulfed major cities.
Economically, things are even worse. Since 2021 when the 46th President Joe Biden began his term of service, the cost of living has skyrocketed. Rampant inflation has crushed the already struggling middle class, and the value of the dollar continues to decline. Wages have largely remained stagnant, and over 60% of Americans have been deemed as living paycheck to paycheck. What’s worse; home ownership has been determined to be unaffordable for most median income families in 99% of the union.
As the political divide worsens and politicians within the Democratic party and pundits in the mainstream media continue to discredit and slander the feelings and the opinions of working class Americans, feelings of frustration and anger continue to foment. Following the 2020 election, many people within the country believe that the election was “stolen” from Donald Trump. One right wing politician, Jim Jordan of Ohio, has openly expressed his agreement with these sentiments. In a recent report made by Breitbart, Jordan allegedly released evidence that there was collaboration between private institutions like big tech companies and the federal government during the 2020 election to police speech. Jordan posted on “X” and gave examples of people who were “targeted”.