Monday, January 21, 2019

It’s the truth.

‘Not only does peripheral France fare badly in the modern economy, it is also culturally misunderstood by the elite. … One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, the media and the intellectuals. But none of them approve of the gilets jaunes. Their emergence has caused a kind of psychological shock to the cultural establishment. It is exactly the same shock that the British elites experienced with the Brexit vote and that they are still experiencing now, three years later.[1]
And the shock that the American Chablis swillers experienced when El Donaldo rose from gates of hell.

[1] "'The People' Know What They Want And Just Might Get It – Good And Hard." By James George Jatras, ZeroHedge, 1/19/19.

1 comment:



Could use some "global warming" in my parts. F-ing brrr.

OK. In this, and other things I've read, including a piece about Brexit that had a woman holding a sign: "If you have a brain, vote remain". This comports well with the arrogance of a blogger with whom I used to lock horns until she blocked me, in which she smugly said how right everything on the Left was, and then sneered (you could just see the expression through the net) "But maybe that's my education talking".

Sowell nailed it, as usual. Forgive my paraphrasing but "How can one prove one is intellectually superior if one believes the same things as the people you deride?"

Precisely. As my late mother used to say, EXACTLY RIGHT. Leftists, when faced with agreeing with the "unwashed hoi polloi" or choosing the opposite, choose the opposite to prove they're different (and, in theory, better). This also aligns with Evan Sayet whose own work shows Leftists will choose the opposite. I think we're onto something here, at least in understanding the Left.