Liberal television host Rachel Maddow solidarizes herself with US military in Afghanistan

“Liberals” aren’t so liberal.

Maddow is part of the upper-middle-class liberal left. She is a product of a period in which questions of personal identity, at the expense of social class, emerged as the major component of the American liberal outlook and the orientation of the Democratic Party. The striving for privileges by sections of the African-American and Latino petty-bourgeoisie, the elevation of gender and sexuality to world-historical political importance—these are what formed Maddow. As a result, she is quite indifferent to the conditions of the working population.