As the poet Victor Hugo once put it “nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come” and the American people have resoundingly rejected the reign of corrupt globalist elite on Tuesday. In an election for the ages, iconoclastic outsider Donald Trump rallied to overcome an establishment unified in opposition and won the presidency, therefore beating the house and scattering the deck that had been stacked against him. Trump’s triumph sent shockwaves across the western world and like the U.K.’s Brexit served as a warning to the forces of corrupt entrenched power that people have had it with the looting spree and the cancer of globalization.
The millions of Americans who Hillary Clinton smeared as a “basket of deplorables” punched back hard and delivered a knockout blow to Goliath. All of the so-called “experts” in the media as well as pollsters who will soon be looking for new jobs were discredited when voters engaged in a historic uprising at the ballot box and pulled the flush chain on the Clinton crime family. In retrospect Mrs. Clinton should have campaigned on the issues rather than in peddling the poison of divisiveness and engaging in appeals to the lowest common denominator.
Wednesday’s early columns are full of hand-wringing over what could have been and ooze a fear of an unpredictable future for a media that was consistent in getting it all wrong right up until the end when their bubbles were pricked by the sharp pin of reality.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was clueless as usual as his cage was rattled as never before.
In his column “Our Unknown Country” penned as the red wave was still working it’s way west, Krugman wrote:
We still don’t know who will win the electoral college, although as I write this it looks — incredibly, horribly — as if the odds now favor Donald J. Trump. What we do know is that people like me, and probably like most readers of The New York Times, truly didn’t understand the country we live in. We thought that our fellow citizens would not, in the end, vote for a candidate so manifestly unqualified for high office, so temperamentally unsound, so scary yet ludicrous.
We thought that the nation, while far from having transcended racial prejudice and misogyny, had become vastly more open and tolerant over time.
We thought that the great majority of Americans valued democratic norms and the rule of law.
It turns out that we were wrong. There turn out to be a huge number of people — white people, living mainly in rural areas — who don’t share at all our idea of what America is about. For them, it is about blood and soil, about traditional patriarchy and racial hierarchy. And there were many other people who might not share those anti-democratic values, but who nonetheless were willing to vote for anyone bearing the Republican label.
I don’t know how we go forward from here. Is America a failed state and society? It looks truly possible. I guess we have to pick ourselves up and try to find a way forward, but this has been a night of terrible revelations, and I don’t think it’s self-indulgent to feel quite a lot of despair.
Krugman like all of the other ivory tower dwelling elites and Star-Bellied Sneetches always failed to understand that real Americans were never down with their radical neoliberal agenda and cultural Marxism. The silent majority spoke on Tuesday by pulling off a peaceful revolution and the elite had better pay heed or the guillotines may soon be rolled out.
Originally published at Downtrend.com