@jd Coates kind of lost me on parts of this article. At least some of it comes off as lashing out on behalf of a liberal audience that feels like preaching to the choir, though no disagreement on the highlighted part you pointed out.
@empire_of_crime tbh, the more I read through this I just didn't like it anymore. I get what he's saying and perhaps this is all a shock to a US liberal audience, but not to me. I guess I will be accused of being elitist in saying that.