The political malleability of women

Marriage not infrequently causes even the most elite women to come to their political senses:

Only two years ago Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy had claimed that she was “instinctively left-wing” after at one stage supporting her husband’s Socialist rival in the 2007 presidential elections. She had also publicly opposed Mr Sarkozy’s plan to conduct DNA tests on immigrants…. But in Monday’s interview with Le Parisien newspaper, she said her previous political persuasion was only due to her belonging to a “community of artists.” “We were bobo (bourgeois bohemians), we were left-wing but at that time I voted in Italy (her native country).” I have never voted for the Left in France and I can tell you, I’m not about to start now. I don’t really feel left-wing anymore,” she said.

Not that I’m a fan of Sarkozy, of course, but he is certainly less objectionable than the French Socialists. But the observation points to an obvious problem in the West. As marriage rates continue to decline, we should expect to see women moving even further to the political Left. Since men are moving steadily to the right in the USA, this will likely create a situation where most women, blacks and immigrants are the core of the party opposed to the other one consisting of native men and the minority of women married to them. This is unlikely to make for a stable political system or a stable society.

Of course, the economic Fimbulwinter should render all of that irrelevant long before it becomes an actual problem.