“Brexit,” too, was an example of the elites being caught with their pants down. They simply couldn’t believe that many folks would challenge the wisdom they so generously espoused from atop their political thrones. With staggering- and sickening- hubris, these elites have characterized Trump’s rise and Britain’s E.U. exit as “illegitimate,” “irrational,” and as unforgivable effrontery- a revolt against “expert’s” authority. To quote the “Church Lady” from the old Saturday Night Live skit: “Well, isn’t that special!” It’s well past time these bureaucratic bedsores took one on the chin.
This revolt is anything but irrational. In America, the white working class is suffering through declining marriage rates, wage rates that appear to be permanently stagnated- or worse- and even declining life expectancy. They see immigrants and robots taking jobs away from them while their values are denigrated on a daily basis. They see the elites attempt to take their firearms away from them at the same time as they strive to import more and more immigrants into their communities from terrorist hotbeds. Their eyes widen as the powers-that-be force-feed them transgender bathrooms and mock Christianity while embracing Islam as a “religion of peace.” They bust their ass and pay their taxes… and are rewarded by being called “hicks” and racists and homophobes, even as they see more and more people being given a free ride, courtesy of the government they pay for.
They know they are not the aggressors, they are the aggrieved. They are not the predators, but the prey. They have a big target on their backs and they are finally, logically, reasonably, getting tired of it.
The elites, for their part, don’t care. They know the end result of their own policies. They carefully pander to every type of minority, as these groups will be the majority in the very near future, and an overwhelming majority not that long after that. In a twisted political dance, the “tolerant” elitists are already boldly discriminating against a bare majority…in order to prove to the large minorities that they won’t discriminate against them!
Far too many unelected, bureaucratic pencil-pushers in Washington and Brussels have been granted nearly complete control over those they are supposedly to serve, due to the cravenness of their elected “bosses.” These duplicitous diplomats and sanctimonious “servants” sneer self-righteously at those who they derisively say cling to “their God and their guns,” as they arouse themselves by marinating in their own supposed superiority.
The West and its acquired values of representative government, respect for the individual, free will, free markets, discipline, work ethic, and reasoned faith, led the world out of the Dark Ages. Bizarrely and remarkably, the truth of the matter is that elites in the Western media, government, entertainment and academia now are revolting against the same values that changed the world so much for the better. Progressive?
It is up to us to ensure that their revolt against logic, morality and sanity does not succeed, no matter the consequences.