The Left's Long Post-Election Tantrum
You know, it has been asserted — at Ace of Spades HQ among other places, and I made the point myself in a post here — that the left has left normal behind.
Part of their primacy in the culture, part of the reason they inserted themselves into gatekeeper positions and managed to control the media-industrial complex, is that for the longest time they looked not only normal but, as far as the human instinct can perceive it (even in a “classless” society), “high class” and commanding and in control.
Part of this, of course, was their dominance of the higher economic ranges and the respected universities, and that was achieved because the wealthier people were very afraid of the communist threat and willing to parley with it in small increments, so that their children grew up communists, as a way to control what everyone in the early twentieth century thought was “the coming new order.”
I don’t know when that slipped. I started noticing some acts of truly bizarre public performance during the Bush years. It was as though, with Motor Voter and the ease of election falsification, they’d assumed no Republican candidate would ever displace theirs, and therefore they went utterly unhinged when Bush won. From trying to disqualify the election results, to bizarre displays including hanging him in effigy, they were off the reservation. On the other hand, I understand their public displays were always fairly unhinged, including the “marching around with giant papier-mache puppets.” But even then I thought that “women dancing around in vulva” (unlike them, I know anatomy) “costumes” was a step beyond.
Maybe those costumes and the silliness of them were around before, and it was only their being reported on new media that made them so completely insane.
In fact, I think what is happening is a combination of New Media and their completely and totally losing their minds more and more every year, culminating in Trump’s election.
Trump’s election does seem to mark some kind of watershed, in that now they’re being definitely non-normal not just in street displays, but on their own channels and their own publications.
To an extent I understand. Every indication we have is that they picked the GOP candidate least likely to win, threw their wiles behind getting him nominated, set up the idea of Hillary inevitability and backed it with the power of their stars, the power of mass media, the power of everything… and yet he persisted. That is, Trump not only won but frankly has governed in a way that is far far better than most of us expected.
And all they can do is lose their minds more and more, in a more and more public way.