Culture Wars Have Profound Economic Consequences For The Poorest In Society

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readMar 4, 2024

The white working class must wake up to smell the coffee.

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Culture wars are the lifeblood of all conservative movements.

This is especially true in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

As is always the case with these wars, it is never about tackling the root cause of widespread poverty and wealth inequality: but it is always about asylum seekers; the Mexicans; the Muslims and those Blacks who keep banging on about reparations.

And even if Trump fails to win the elections in November, you can be rest assured that his rhetoric will bring out his base in huge numbers in places where it matters most.

And ahead of the general election, here in the UK, you can safely assume that there will be millions of people, who will cast their vote for the Conservatives and the reform party, whose manifesto makes the Tories look like dyed-in-the-wool liberals.

But we must ask what is it about these culture wars, that sucks in the poorest and most gullible among us?

The state of affairs in the country of my birth and education provide rich material for those willing to listen and learn.

When the Tories took over in 2010, they inherited an economy which had been battered by the global financial crises and had slowly begun to recover.

The view back then was that the Labour government had run out of steam and ideas and the time had come to give the Conservatives a chance to get the country to where it was prior to 2008.

And no sooner had the Tories got into power than it became apparent that David Cameron and George Osborne had absolutely no interest in fixing the economic problems engendered by the global financial crises: all they were interested in was to transfer vast amounts of wealth to the 1 percent, while gaslighting the poorest in our midst.

And It also didn’t matter that those who suffered the most from austerity cuts and bedroom tax were those at the bottom of society: what mattered was they were being primed and made ready for what was to come.

And what exactly was that?



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible