Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
2 Kings 6:17
This indeterminate knife-edge election result of the US 2020 Presidential Election is not supposed to happen. The polls predicted a landslide Democrat victory. The expected wave of Blues should have swept the Reds to oblivion. But what happened instead?
A close Biden victory, with knife-edge results in crucial states.
Although this is a disappointing result for almost half of the voters, there is actually an encouraging silver lining that may indicate that the tide in the Culture War is turning.
Something else unexpected has happened.
I saw this screaming headline in an LGBT publication:
The number of LGBT+ people who voted for Donald Trump doubled – yes, doubled – in four hellacious years
The percentage of LGBT people who voted for Trump doubled from 14 percent in 2016 to 28 percent in 2020. In Georgia, the percentage is a gobsmacking 33 percent.
In terms of racial minorities, this article reported that
Then came 2020: This Election Day, President Trump garnered the highest percentage of non-white votes for a Republican presidential candidate in 60 years. This movement toward balance should be celebrated by all, but not surprisingly, that is not what is happening.
What does this mean?
I believe that the tide is turning against identity politics. It means the idea that Christians/Conservatives hate LGBT people is wearing off. It means that the propaganda that Christians are bigots and haters of LGBT people are starting to be exposed as a lie. It means that racial minorities are starting to reject the premise that they are victims and oppressed.
In defeat, there are signs that victory in another dimension is emerging.