That is complete BS. People like Trump or Candace Owens exist because Republicans are for the most part a bunch of virulent racists who are shitting their pants about white people losing their cultural hegemony. What kind of a self-described "leftist" would make excuses for their racism when the vast majority of people in Europe -conservatives, centrists or liberals- knows they're trash? I was talking to a friend the other day about homophobia and telling him that even if I'd known a fair share of homophobes throughout my life here I'd never gotten anything close to hearing that gay people can choose to be gay, which until very recently it seemed to be a widespread belief between American conservatives. They are ignorant trash from outer space.No, I'm not a black conservative and I despise Trump and I think Candace Owens is an idiot and ignoramus. On the contrary, I'm a leftist who believes the toxic, woke cult are the biggest obstacle to left wing attempts to secure a society that guarantees economic security and equality for all. And the toxic woke cult are the reason people like Trump and Candace Owens thrive. Candace Owens can't make a living if the identity-politics-obsessed woke cult, who interpret everything through grand theories of identity, grievance and oppression, didn't exist. She has people like you to thank for making easy money.
I'm literally picturing you in the 1960s saying that conservative states building statues of white supremacists everywhere is simply a response to the "toxic woke culture" of the Civil Rights movement.
And by the way, the current "woke culture" is here to stay and it'll only get bigger because the racists whose feelings you care so much about are dying off.