While I am not exactly a conservative in my worldview, this post has it nailed. I have connections to the academia, and most people in it range from left to far left in their beliefs. I have also heard stories of the students who had been forced to hide their own beliefs if they had hoped to win. And just like any other ideology, it shapes their worldview and prevents them from properly analyzing events.
Academia and the media are in most cases a caste for themselves, separated from the people they are supposed to inform and educate. They do not understand people in their own backyards, let alone somewhere else, and then they wonder why events in the world happen as they do. Even the journalists, who are supposed to be the voice of the masses (but are, too often, merely the voice of the media’s owners), do not have any knowledge of or appreciacion for the opinions, beliefs and feelings of the ordinary people. Hillary promised everything same again, Trump promised change. But even more than that, this result is a rebellion against the system. And it is the system which is corrupt. Ideally, it would be replaced by a direct democracy, but plutocrats and their employees – wether they are “left” or “right” – will not allow it.
For mine, the sneering, elitist response towards Trump’s historic victory, will reaffirm future emphasis of Left movements to shift away from the ideas and attitudes of ordinary people. And as I alluded to in an earlier piece, this will be a godsend for conservative movements across the West.
“The sneering response to Trump’s victory reveals exactly why he won”, The Spectator, November 9 2016:
If you want to know why Trump won, just look at the response to his winning. The lofty contempt for ‘low information’ Americans. The barely concealed disgust for the rednecks and cretins of ‘flyover’ America who are apparently racist and misogynistic and homophobic. The haughty sneering at the vulgar, moneyed American political system and how it has allowed a wealthy candidate to poison the little people’s mushy, malleable minds. The suggestion that American women, more than 40 per cent of whom are thought to have voted…
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