You cannot separate ‘culture wars’ from economics
Social ‘progress’ comes at a cost
Fiscally conservative, socially liberal’.
We live in the post political compass era, one where libertarians, post-liberals and High Church Tory gang members alike believe ‘economic’ and ‘cultural’ policies can be mixed and matched like ‘Lawful Evil’ and ‘Neutral Good’ on a Dungeons and Dragons matrix.
Culture and economics are one and the same. Legalised divorce creates more demand for housing as households split. The welfare state had to grow to accommodate Non-EU immigration. You cannot be fiscally conservative and socially liberal, because social liberalism is extremely expensive.
Conversely, a strong welfare state creates the conditions of social liberalism. Investment in higher ‘education’ breaks the link between children and their families for three years. Feeding the civil service/NHS blob simply creates more sinecures for ideologically committed leftists to interfere with society through tools like ‘inclusion metrics’.
The avoidable decades of economic misery that Europe is about to experience (it will be much worse here than America, so move if you can) has seen our reactionary social Democratic establishment condemn Truss/Sunak’s policy proposals on EDI and trans rights for ‘stoking the culture wars’ during this cost of living ‘crisis’. The reasoning being that, entering this economic dark age, we’ve bigger fish to fry.
Incredibly, the Rwanda scheme is being included in this category. Climate doomsayers, who forecast massive population displacement in North Africa for the next century, think protected borders are just culture war frippery.