In March and May this year, The Spear warned of a fraying social contract across the western world, and a left-leaning mainstream media that was out of touch with the mood of the people. He’d like to say that prescience comes with rewards, but unfortunately there is a reason why they say ‘ignorance is bliss’.
Indeed, ignorance is so blissful that many Americans are trying as hard as they can to ignore the result of the election entirely. Protesting anti-trumpers are currently experiencing cognitive dissonance in the extreme, whereby they are displaying the very traits they are protesting against.
The protesters chant “Not my president” and call for secession, yet mere days ago they were lambasting Trump as anti-democratic monster for hinting that he may not concede the election.
The protesters, now burning effigies, hanging effigies and burning flags, selectively bashing Trump supporters and openly calling for Trump to be assassinated, decry so called ‘hate-speech’.
The Spear knows many who lament Clinton’s loss because “it’s time for a female president”. They verbally bash women who voted for Trump as ‘backward’. The fact that they discriminate between candidates and voting preferences based purely on gender doesn’t prevent them however from labeling Trump as ‘sexist’.
So insane have anti-trumpers become to somehow force reality to align with their worldview that they have recently taken to burning their shoes on social media. Apparently destroying perfectly fine shoes made by one of the few companies yet to abandon the local community is the only logical thing to do at this stage, when your world no longer makes sense. Moral outrage indeed knows no bounds.
The Clinton machine and the mainstream media have been very successful in portraying Trump and his supporters as sub-human monsters (a basket of deplorables). The comparisons to Wiemar Germany come thick and fast. His opponents revel in fantasy, painting a dystopian future of Trump as a new Hitler. They have taken to wearing safety pins to virtue-signal as victims of imagined harassment, or to merely recognise those with whom they can engage in a ‘safe space’ echo-chamber conversation.
This kind of behaviour is reprehensible and divisive. The only thing that will come out of it is violence, destruction and possibly Trump’s assassination, which the left seem to be genuinely hoping for by laying this kind of groundwork. They are not even prepared to give him, the democratically elected candidate of the people (despite being greatly outspent and yuuuge media opposition), a chance to prove them wrong. They are scared stiff of the monster they have painted, and now believe it must be destroyed.
For those of us on the other side of the fence, there is no need for such insanity. Trump doesn’t scare us, because instead of a new Hitler we see a flamboyant business man with nice kids who doesn’t drink. We see a successful negotiator who is passionate about his country and its citizens, and thinks it can cut better deals with the rest of the world under new management. Most importantly, we don’t see a career politician, and we don’t see a monster. We won’t be hanging effigies, bashing people for the way they voted, burning our shoes, wearing safety pins or calling for literal murder any time soon.
Now ask yourself, based on the actions of their adherents, which worldview, Trump as new Hitler or Trump as successful businessman, is closer to objective reality?