The Sopranos in 2002 predicted the mind-numbing tribal politics of 2016-present to a T.
From a socioanthropological standpoint, the marginalization of minorities is historically necessary for social cohesion. It occurs in all groups of 2 or more humans– from ancient tribes to high school cliques to large nations.
In most stable modern civilizations, marginalized groups (Italians, Irish, Catholics, etc.) gradually work their way into the inner circle over the course of several generations. Eventually, the once-marginalized join the majority in persecuting new minority groups in a continuous cycle.
The characteristics of the persecuted (religion, skin color, left-handed, right-handed, etc.) are unimportant. What is important is their sociological function— that is, providing the broader population with a threat to unite against, thus maintaining social stability.
|If all Nazis and centrists disappeared||Liberals would soon turn their ire towards Hillary, Joe Manchin, Kirsten Gillibrand, etc.|
|If all liberals and centrists disappeared||Nazis would soon turn their ire towards Michelle Malkin, Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin, etc.|
Here’s the problem.
The internetz (with the imprimatur of legislation such as the Civil Rights Act) has allowed socially excluded groups to agitate for immediate equality, which has led to societal turmoil and unrest.
The flaw in this theory are the continued persecution of African-Americans, but that is neither here nor there.
Incidentally, many people mistakenly believe that Meadow Soprano got hot in Season 6??
In point of fact, Meadow actually got hot in Season [redacted], and legally hot in Season 4…
I would lick her chest acne…