If paywalled, put title into Google search to bypass for reading: How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen
Affluence detaches, power adds distance to experience. I don’t have it fully right in my mind but something big is happening here with this division between the leaders and the led. It is very much a feature of our age. But it is odd that our elites have abandoned or are abandoning the idea that they belong to a country, that they have ties that bring responsibilities, that they should feel loyalty to their people or, at the very least, a grounded respect.
I was going to do a long post about this but anyone who’s curious can go beyond just the following link: Limousine liberal.
Peggy Noonan damn well knows that term. But had she used it, it would have been a landmine.
But the sentiments she expresses in that column are absolutely correct.
Limousine liberalism still stalks us all, damaging good people and creating bad people.
Good people are never “good” enough for the limousine liberal.
And bad people, well, they simply don’t exist because, you see, they just “made a bad choice.” But it’s the good people who suffer the “bad choices” of the “bad choosers.” While those at the top are insulated from all the mayhem they’ve created with their smug self-righteousness and are never held accountable for the societal decay they’ve set in motion.
This is especially true for repair costs. The rich don’t pay want they should in taxes, leaving everyone else to try to deal with the bills. We’re taken for suckers in terms of morals and in terms of finances.
It’s the biggest racket going.
And while no one might be able to articulate it, they can damn well sense it.
And that’s why someone like Donald Trump has even had a chance at running for office.
He is the rancid culmination of limousine liberalism. He is its ugly face of opposition.
You can’t force people to eat shit daily while you dine on caviar. This isn’t a political statement, it’s a plain truth of human existence. It’s the sentiment that created this nation.
It deforms good people and creates bad people. (And I’m not spinning off here into a philosophical discussion of how “good” and “bad” depend on the point of view, dammit. That’s another trap the limousine liberals have created.)
We should have never arrived at this mess.
And whichever way the election plays out, I doubt if anything is going to be solved.
Because we’re still being played for suckers by all sides.