The approach of this Blog is to go below the surface of an issue or a development in society in such a manner as to provide another perspective, or to stimulate thinking about an angle that is not being explored sufficiently, or to give another interpretation that has merit. It is not intended to be an abstract academic paper. At the same time, it is not intended to be an instant analysis that overlooks important considerations.
The commitment is to post Another View on the morning of the First Thursday of each month.
It’s All About Power Part 3: WASP versus the Rising Marginalized is the most apt description of the current state of power as it is contested in the United States. The 116th Congress is younger, more female, more ethnically and racially diverse, broader in acknowledged sexual orientation, and has more recent migrants than any previously Congress in the history of the United States of America. Many of its members were elected to replace older males of the 115th Congress who were of WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) heritage, as the latter is defined in “It’s All About Power Part 1: The Metamorphosis of WASP in the United States”. The composition of the 116th Congress is consistent with the demographics described in “Its All about Power Part 2: The Demise of Patriarchy in the 21st Century”, written and posted before the results of the US election on November 6, 2018 began to be reported.